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Blue Lane Swimming opens Olympic pool
BY: FERNANDO RODRIGUEZ

In San Jose del Cabo, a small group of young investors have opened Blue Lane Cabo, the first semi-Olympic pool that is 25 meters long and features 8 swimming lanes.

Located behind the commercial-hospital complex across the fourlane trans-peninsula highway from The Hampton Inn and Suites, El Merkado, and Chevrolet Los Cabos, in the area of Cerro Colorado. This new swimming center also has a gym to complement the activities that take place in the pool.

Tina Vidal, a national swimming coach currently training Mexican Olympic swimmer Ricardo Vargas, teaches the learning program offered at the Blue Lane Cabo Center. The entire staff at Blue Lane Cabo, is NPDA certified (National Prevention Drowning Association) to ensure water safety of anyone and everyone inside the building and pool.

Each of them, having gone through a careful selection and training process, to guarantee the safety of all the registered athletes under their care. 

The Blue Lane Cabo Swim Center boasts certified instructors who teach classes specifically tailored for babies, children, youth and adults how to swim. The water used works by means of salt with electrolysis, whereupon this process does not contain chlorine. The pool is maintained at the same temperature (27 and 28 ºC) 365 days a year, which is 80-82 degrees Fahrenheit. There is a lane in a separate swimming pool that is for the exclusive use of young infant babies, and children.

The type of classes offered at Blue Lane Cabo includes training for youngsters from the early infant age of 6 months to 3-years-old. The baby infants are taught lessons in the pool accompanied by at least one of the parents and a teacher within the pool alongside each other; helping them both familiarize themselves with the aquatic environment of being in a pool of water and learning to feel safe. 

The classes for children from 3 years and older, who already know how to float, is considered the beginners level. This class is for children or adults who already know how to swim, but need to improve their safety in the water. The next aquatic skill classes offered are for intermediate and advanced swimmers, which is for athletes seeking to improve their swimming style and strength. The rest of the classes offered are for the serious athlete, working hard to gain a competitive edge for swim contests, and/or triathlons.

The superior swimming level is for students looking to reduce their time and participate in regional, national and international competitions.

Blue Lane Cabo memberships and costs include The Platinum Level that is priced at 2,400 pesos per month, which is $124 USD. 

This membership entitles swimmers to all club activities during free time and is valid for 30 days. Their 900 pesos per month memberships are perfect for beginners, at a cost of $46 USD. 

The other pricier memberships of 1,800 pesos per month ($93 USD) is the entry-level class for baby infants and children, taught during 50 minutes sessions. And the 1,600 pesos per month memberships ($83 USD) involves two 50 minute classes per week with a teacher working individually with a child and parent, not in the pool with them. Other memberships range in price from 1,400 - 2,000 pesos, which are valid on a per-month basis and include free swim time benefits that are normally available from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. A one-day pass is priced at 220 pesos or $11 USD.

Blue Lane Cabo is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Closed on Sundays. Located at Carretera Transpeninsular kilometer 24.2, Colonia Cerro Colorado, San José del Cabo.