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Monday, May 26 2014 05:12 PM

PHOTO GALLERY: Operation Splash — fun at McMurtrey Aquatic Center

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    By Felix Adamo/ The Californian

    Evan Delgado,12, probably had a pair of the coolest looking goggles at the McMurtrey Aquatics Center on Memorial Day.

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    By Felix Adamo/ The Californian

    Fourteen-month-old Brodie Jackson sits on the side of the McMurtrey Aquatics Center pool with mom Brandi an arm's length away.

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    By Felix Adamo/ The Californian

    Lifeguard Evangeline Gomez uses a megaphone as she barks out commands from the top of the McMurtrey Aquatics Center waterslides.

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    By Felix Adamo/ The Californian

    Yusrina Bennett and her son Justin, 5, take a short break before continuing their day at the McMurtrey Aquatics Center.

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    By Felix Adamo/ The Californian

    Ivy McGarrah hits the McMurtrey Aquatics Center pool following a wide ride down the tube slide.

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    By Felix Adamo/ The Californian

    It was pouring buckets of water at the McMurtrey Aquatics Center on Memorial Day.

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    By Felix Adamo/ The Californian

    Six-and-a half-year-old Reynara Bennett is doused by a water apparatus at the McMurtrey Aquatics Center.

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    By Felix Adamo/ The Californian

    Watch out below! Here comes Kyle Anderson, 22, in position for a big cannonball splash!

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    By Felix Adamo/ The Californian

    Water basketball is a popular sport at the McMurtrey Aquatics Center.

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    By Felix Adamo/ The Californian

    Around and down he goes is Exavier Coronda,14 on one of the monster slides at the McMurtrey Aquatics Center.

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    By Felix Adamo/ The Californian

    Devon Talmage,14, soars off into the blue and eventually into the cool waters of the McMurtrey Aquatics Center.

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    By Felix Adamo/ The Californian

    Those wanting to cool off on a hot on Memorial Day lined up and waited for the doors to open at the McMurtrey Aquatics Center in downtown Bakersfield.

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By The Bakersfield Californian

Kids and adults alike took a break from Monday's hot temperatures for some fun at McMurtrey Aquatic Center.

Called Operation Splash, the event was meant both for fun and sharing water and hot weather safety tips.

Californian photographer Felix Adamo shares these images from the day.

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