By Elizabeth Mendia
Kern Valley Sun
The Kern Valley Aquatics Program (KVAP,) a local nonprofit located at the South Fork Middle School, opened their pool for the summer on Monday, July 6 offering swim lessons, aqua aerobics, senior aquatics, and an open swim membership program.
“Open swim is being done by pre-registered membership only this summer due to COVID,” said Danica Vittoria, director. “We have to limit how many we have in the pool.”
The mission of the KVAP is “To make every student water safe. To provide an environment where everyone learns and enjoys the benefits of swimming. To help each student increase self-confidence and independence through swimming.”
When asked about fears of COVID-19 transmission, Vittoria said “There is no evidence that COVID can spread in properly treated pool water; our chemical levels are checked twice daily to make sure they are always at health standard.” The Program is also limiting the number of persons allowed in classes and activities.
Pre-registration is required to attend classes. Information about hours, fees, and how to register are available on the program’s website www.kvap.org, or they