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Its time for free swimming lessons
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The Warren County Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold sign-ups for its Learn to Swim classes this Thursday, June 28, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., or until classes are full, at the Civic Center.
As in previous years, classes will be available for 6-year-olds and up. Students must be at least 6 when their class starts. Adult classes will be 15 years old and up. Classes are at Gilley Pool, Monday thru Friday for two weeks and last for one hour each night.
There are two sessions. Session 1 is July 9-20. Session 2 is July 23-Aug. 3. Classes start at 6, 7 and 8 p.m.
Classes for all levels of adults are in Session 2 at 8 p.m. Kyle Phillips is again directing the program. Please call the Red Cross office at 473-2595, or 815-1963 if you have any questions.
There will be a basic rescue class for 11-15-year-olds. Participants must have strong Level 4 or higher skills and pass a water test the first night. This class will be offered in Session 2 only at 7:30 p.m. The class is limited to 16 people.
There is always a need for volunteers who can get in the pool and assist instructors, as well as be on deck for bathroom duty. It would be extremely helpful if each class had two to four additional assistants, especially in the lower levels. No swim skill is necessary as you are only assisting the instructor. A table will be set up for volunteers to sign up.
ā€œEveryone who helps with this program is a volunteer and it is that volunteer spirit that keeps this program going,ā€ said Phillips.
According to Phillips, no late registrations or telephone registrations will be accepted. Only applications received June 28 at the Civic Center will be accepted. If you are unable to attend, please have someone attend and register for you. We require all applications to be signed by parents or legal guardians. The application can be signed the first night of class if someone other than the parent is submitting it.
These classes are free. All instructors and assistants volunteer their time.