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Summer Swim Night makes a splash with the base community

Tiki torch flames lit up the night sky recently for hundreds of base residents enjoying the Marine Corps Community Services’ Summer Swim Night at the Camp Pendleton’s 13 Area pool.

Base residents watched movies on an inflatable theatre screen and took a swim in the pool during the free event that is scheduled every Thursday throughout the summer months.

“Here at the pool, our job is to make the families of Camp Pendleton feel at home,” said Jayson Martinez, supervisor, 13 Area pool. “From all the positive feed back we get after the event, there’s no doubt my staff is doing a terrific job.”

Service members and their families enjoyed swim races, a diving board contest, and live music during the summer swim celebration. Lines of children snaking around the water slides set the tone for the family-oriented event.

“My family and I love coming to the pool during the base’s Family Swim Nights,” said Britney C. Weatherspoon, military spouse. “The music, food and games are so much fun.”

This is the forth consecutive year that MCCS has conducted Summer Swim Night and each year the number of participants has increased substantially, said Martinez.

The goal is to get as many service members and their families as we can to enjoy the free event.

The Mainside swimming pool is open until the middle of September, every day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For additional information regarding the 13-Area pool or Summer Swim Nights, contact MCCS at (760) 725-5355.

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