The Winter Aquatic Vocational Education (WAVE) program at Swanson Pool offers individuals an opportunity to participate in a standard Lifeguard Training Class in rapid succession during Thanksgiving break. Upon completion of the course, candidates will receive American Red Cross Certification in Lifeguarding, in First Aid for Public Safety Personnel (Title 22) and in CPR/AED. Tryouts and orientation are Friday, Nov. 22, starting promptly at 3:30 p.m. and ending at 7 p.m., at Swanson Pool, 3585 Governor Drive; course is Saturday through Wednesday, Nov. 23-27, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Applicants must be 15 years of age and older; and must participate in the Friday tryouts and meet eligibility requirements. Attendance at all scheduled classes is mandatory. For prices/fees, course materials, more details, or questions, please contact the pool manager at Swanson Pool or call 858.552.1653.
University City Little League (UCLL) is offering free registration until Dec. 31. The free registration is good for the T-Ball and MAPS divisions (ages 4-8). UCLL hopes that the discounted registration for the younger players will encourage more participation in local little league play. Registration is open for all ages and divisions for girls and boys through age 15. The scheduled paperwork collection dates are Nov. 21 and Dec. 13 at Round Table Pizza, 3250 Governor Drive, from 5-7 p.m. Documents can be uploaded at ucll.org. Registration fees from minors, intermediate, and juniors are $140 per player, and $50 for the Challenger division (players with disabilities ages 5-18). Mandatory player assessments are Sunday, Jan. 5, and Saturday, Jan. 11, at Fort Field (between Spreckels Elementary and Standley Recreation Center on Governor Drive). With the anticipation of more players next season, managers and assistant coaches for all of our divisions are needed. Coaching is a great opportunity to give back to the community, help kids learn about the sport, grow as individuals and is a whole lot of fun. Contact UCLL President Ryan Preston if you are interested at [email protected]. More info about UCLL is at: ucll.org.
UC del Sol girls softball has opened registration for the spring ball season. This year’s season promises to be a great one as several teams are expected in each division (6U, 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U). Spring ball starts in mid-January and lasts until the end of April. Please visit the league website at ucdelsol.com for information on registration. And for girls ages 5 through 10 who are new to softball, UC del Sol will be conducting a softball clinic in December at Standley Middle School’s field. This will give the players a chance to throw, catch, field and bat – to learn about softball and see what the fun is all about. All equipment (glove, helmets, bats) will be provided. Spring ball home games are played at the Standley Middle School fields. Playoffs are typically played on the last weekend of April. Go to ucdelsol.com for more information. If you have any questions about UC del Sol and/or softball in general, please email them to [email protected].
UCHS 2009 REUNION
The University City High School Class of 2009 10-year reunion will be held on Saturday, Nov. 30, from 4-7 p.m. at Amplified Ale Works Kitchen + Beer Garden, 1429 Island Ave. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite.com (search UCHS Class of 2009 Reunion) and begin at $46. Just like back in high school, ticket prices will go up, so purchase yours soon. Each ticket includes: admission to reunion, two drink tickets, and food from a Mediterranean Street Taco Bar. Please help spread the word to other ’09 classmates who may have missed the message. For more info, check out their Facebook event page at UCHS Class of 2009 Reunion.
UCCA MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
The University City Community Association’s (UCCA) Membership Drive has started for the 2020 calendar year. During the past year, UCCA membership dues were used to provide support and funding for many of the events and worthwhile organizations that make us all proud to call University City our home. UCCA sponsors the monthly newsletters and beautification projects such as the street banners, utility box artwork, and street median maintenance, as well as neighborhood watch, and the Holiday Tree and Menorah Lighting. Membership dues enabled UCCA to support the 4th of July UC Celebration, Summer Concerts, Library Friends, EdUCate!, school and sports team projects and fundraisers, and National Night Out. Hundreds of UCCA volunteer residents joined UCCA to help with these events and projects as well as many others. At monthly meetings at the Community Library on Governor, UCCA provides a forum for residents to discuss concerns such as traffic safety, neighborhood cleanup, short-term rentals, and Miramar air traffic. The monthly gatherings are a chance to meet other neighbors and provide regular updates from local law enforcement and fire/rescue officers, and state and local leaders. The next UCCA general meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 13, 6 p.m. at the UC Branch Library, 4155 Governor Drive. During this meeting there will be an election for officers, and special guest Council member Barbara Bry will be speaking. For more information about UCCA, and to become a member, go to: universitycitynews.org.