Wheels to Water 2011: Worcester kids can enjoy city/state swimming pools/beaches again!

Worcester – Great news! Sure the city of Worcester is swimming pool needy, but City Manager Mike O’Brien has tried to accommodate all with yet another summer of Wheels to Water. Kids will be bused to their favorite city swimming facilities for free, courtesy of City of Worcester/Friendly House. The program is for kids 7 to 17. It runs from July 5 to August 14 (Mondays through Fridays).

Coordinated by Gordon Hargrove and the fantastic Friendly House crew, this great program entails swimming, arts and crafts programs and summer lunches/snacks. This is a fantastic way for city kids to stay healthy and active/stimulated during the summer months.

Children will be taken (by bus) to the following swimming sites: the Boys & Girls Club, YWCA of Central Massachusetts, YMCA — Central Branch (Main South), Girls, Inc, WPI, Holy Cross college, Shore Park, Indian Lake, Coes Pond and Bell Pond.

The new Crompton Park pool and Greenwood Spray Park open July 1! To anyone who can make it there on their own steam!

For more info, go to the city’s website.