United Pool Council

The United Pool Council is a group of public pool swimmers whose mission is to keep the neighborhood pools public, well maintained, and well used. We are committed to making the health and fitness benefits of swimming available to all Berkeley citizens, and lessons available to all youth regardless of income, skill or fitness level.

The pools are a valuable feature of Berkeley life. Swimming is not only essential for water safety, it is also an art, as taught by the public pools staff. It's an aerobic and non-impact form of exercise for the whole body. Swimming builds core strength, especially when practiced year-round. An optimum stress-reliever and mood enhancer, it relaxes and invigorates. For many, swimming promotes healing for joint, muscle and bone trauma. The pools are vibrant community centers where one interacts with one's neighbors of all ages in a positive social environment.

The UPC meets monthly, periodically connecting with Parks and Recreation, City Council, and BUSD. We work on facility maintainance, Schools to Pools, Solarization and energy efficiency, pool events, public awareness, and funding swim for homeless youth.

To join, send an email to unitedpoolcouncil AT yahoogroups DOT com

Contact: stefanstef AT earthlink DOT net

Other questions? gael AT glotrans DOT com

Or phone: 510-548-9050