The water temperatures in the Kings River near Fresno County can average anywhere from a chilly 49 degrees all the way up to 60 degrees, water too cold, too swift, and too dangerous for anyone to swim in.
The temperature in the swimming pool at the Reedley Aquatics Complex however, is a comfortable 83 degrees and perfect for anyone wanting to take a swim, even during the coldest winter days.
"That water is so clean," said Dr. David Carter on Nov. 14 as he described the pool at the Reedley Aquatics Complex.
"I'm sitting there on one end of this 15 meter pool and can look across all the way underneath the water. I can see the tiles on the other side- it's amazingly clean."
Carter is a local optometrist and the man behind a program called Swim Reedley. He said their next swim challenge is set to begin on Nov. 26, and they are asking residents who are interested to come out and participate.
"This is a virtual swim, so this one is from Pine Flat to Reedley Beach," he said. "Anybody can participate and this is more of an individual competition, a little bit like who will make it first?"
Carter said swimmers can participate individually or as a group and all the swimming is done at the complex.
"These logs will be posted on the bulletin board at the aquatics complex, so you finish swimming," he said. "You go over and you mark your stuff and you mark this and then go home, and then the next time you mark how many and so on."
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