City of San Jose and Microsoft Join Forces to Expand Swim & Gym Program With Newly Opened Computer Labs

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 6, 2001 — Officials from the city of San Jose and Microsoft Corp. today announced Microsoft’s commitment to expand the city’s successful Late Night Swim & Gym Program for area teens. Microsoft’s sponsorship of Fun In Technology (FIT) will allow four area high schools to operate computer labs as part of their recreational offerings July 6 through Aug. 11 and selected city of San Jose Youth Centers to open year-round, after-school centers starting this fall.

The expanded program is intended to offer kids who are interested in computers free and easy access to technology. Microsoft’s donation will include computer upgrades with the latest Microsoft® software and operational support of the new labs.

“We are delighted to receive this donation from Microsoft,”
said Terry Eberhardt, recreation deputy director of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services, San Jose.
“The company’s generosity will allow us to extend our reach to kids who are interested in learning more about technology.”

The FIT program will be available at four of the current Swim & Gym locations: Del Mar High School, James Lick High School, San Jose High Academy and Silver Creek High School. The participating community centers will be announced later this summer.

“Microsoft wants to help expand this program in a way that gives kids an opportunity to exercise both their minds and bodies in one safe place,”
said John Litten, program manager for Youth and Learning at Microsoft.

The popular Late Night Swim & Gym program, offered on Friday or Saturday evenings, is a free activity sponsored by the city of San Jose and is designed to provide a positive and safe environment for teens in the community during the evening and late night hours. The pools, gymnasiums and computer labs will be staffed with teachers, lifeguards, police officers and recreation leaders to provide kids with guidance and support.

The Late Night Swim & Gym and FIT program school locations and hours follow:

  • Del Mar High School, 1224 Del Mar Ave. Computer lab and gym are open Friday nights from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Open recreation swimming is available from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

  • San Jose High Academy, 275 N. 24th St. Computer lab and gym are open Friday nights from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Open recreation swimming is from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

  • James Lick High School, 57 N. White Road is open Saturdays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., offering gym, computer lab and recreational swimming.

  • Silver Creek High School, 3434 Silver Creek Road. Open gym for volleyball and basketball is from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays. Computer lab hours are the same.

Some dates and times may vary with each site, depending on other school-related activities. Those with questions about the activities each gym offers or with general questions about other locations available can call (408) 369-6435.

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