Don't walk, don't bike, don't skateboard or scooter to the pool this summer. Save your strength -  for splashing water on your friends!

Yakima Transit and Yakima Parks and Recreation have teamed up to make it easier for swimmers to get to Franklin and Lions Pools through the Bus to Pool Program rolling every Thursday.

Here's how it works - pay to swim in one of the city pools and you'll get  a special Yakima Transit bus pass at no cost starting this Thursday, June 20th and continuing each Thursday through August 25th,

City leaders say, "a lack of transportation often prevents kids and adults from being able to swim as much as they would like during the summer months. This helps solve that problem.”

Additional bus information is available on the Yakima Transit website at or by calling 575-6175.

Visit for more about City of Yakima swimming programs. Franklin Pool can be reached at 575-6035.

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