Long Beach, CA
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File #: 20-0397    Version: 1 Name: PRM - Summer Swim Program D35679
Type: Contract Status: CCIS
File created: 4/23/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/12/2020 Final action: 5/12/2020
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute all documents necessary to enter into a Reimbursement Agreement with the Long Beach Unified School District, to reimburse the City of Long Beach an amount not to exceed $70,000 for the Parks, Recreation and Marine Department to provide staffing and other services to conduct an 11-week summer swim program, ensuring appropriate coordination given COVID-19 restrictions, at the Belmont Plaza Temporary Pool, Silverado Pool, Cabrillo High School Pool, Jordan High School Pool, and Martin Luther King, Jr., Pool, from June 15, 2020 through August 28, 2020; and Increase appropriations in the General Fund Group by $40,834, and in the Tidelands Operations Fund Group by $9,166 in the Parks, Recreation and Marine Department, offset by reimbursement revenue. (Districts 3,5,6,7,9)
Sponsors: Parks, Recreation and Marine
Attachments: 1. 051220-C-5sr.pdf
TITLE
Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute all documents necessary to enter into a Reimbursement Agreement with the Long Beach Unified School District, to reimburse the City of Long Beach an amount not to exceed $70,000 for the Parks, Recreation and Marine Department to provide staffing and other services to conduct an 11-week summer swim program, ensuring appropriate coordination given COVID-19 restrictions, at the Belmont Plaza Temporary Pool, Silverado Pool, Cabrillo High School Pool, Jordan High School Pool, and Martin Luther King, Jr., Pool, from June 15, 2020 through August 28, 2020; and

Increase appropriations in the General Fund Group by $40,834, and in the Tidelands Operations Fund Group by $9,166 in the Parks, Recreation and Marine Department, offset by reimbursement revenue.
(Districts 3,5,6,7,9)

DISCUSSION
Following the great success of previous swim programs at Long Beach pools during the summer, City Council approval is now requested to enter into a Reimbursement Agreement with the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) to allow the Parks, Recreation and Marine Department (PRM) to conduct an 11-week summer swim program (Program), at the Belmont Plaza Temporary, Silverado, Cabrillo High School, Jordan High School, and Martin Luther King, Jr. pools, to help youth, ages 17 and under, to develop their swimming and water safety skills. PRM has been working with LBUSD to ensure appropriate coordination given COVID-19 restrictions and will continue to work with them to adjust programming as needed.

A study commissioned by the USA Swimming Foundation and conducted by the University of Memphis, found that nearly 70 percent of African American children, and nearly 60 percent of Latino children, have low or no swim ability, putting them at risk for drowning.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that ten people drown each day in the United States. A study published by the International Journal of Pe...

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