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Senior aerobics reinstated

- Matthew Artz
Saturday September 14, 2002

A senior water aerobics class canceled by the city two weeks ago was reinstated Friday. 

Seniors can attend the class for free at the West Campus Pool until November, when the pool is scheduled to close, said class member Sidney Velin. 

The four-year old class, sponsored by the Berkeley Adult School, was abruptly canceled Aug. 28 after the school was unable to pay $14,000 to the city for maintenance fees. 

Senior class members blamed the closure on the city’s Parks, Recreation and Waterfront department for demanding immediate payment from the adult school, even though preserving the program would not have added to the department’s pool costs. 

- Matthew Artz