The Caney Fork Chapter of the Red Cross will hold sign-ups for this summer’s Learn-to-Swim Program at McMinnville Civic Center this Thursday, June 22 from 5 to 6:30 p.m., or until classes are full.
As in previous years, classes are free and available for anyone 6 years and older. Students must be a minimum of 6 years old when their class starts. Anyone 15 years and older will sign up as an adult for the second session.
All classes are at Gilley Pool, Monday thru Friday, for two weeks and last one hour each night. There are two sessions of classes.
Session 1 is July 3-14 and Session 2 is July 17-28. Classes are held at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. based on the class signed up for. Students may only take one class per summer. All adult classes are at 8 p.m. during Session 2 only.
The Red Cross is pleased to continue to offer 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 is offered during Session 2 only at 7:30 p.m. and will last 1 ½ hours. The basic rescue class is limited to 16 people.
No registrations will be accepted early, late or by telephone. Only applications accepted June 22, in person, will be accepted. If you are unable to attend, please have someone attend and register for you. Applications must be signed by the parent or legal guardian. The application can be signed by the parent the first night of classes at the pool if someone other than the parent is registering.
Training for new instructors will take place June 26-30. Instructors must be 16. A short aide meeting for all helpers will be 6-6:30 p.m. Thursday at the gym at the Civic Center. If interested in the instructor course to teach swimming lessons stop by on registration night.
“Everyone involved in making these lessons possible is volunteering their time. They are not paid,” said Learn-to-Swim director Robyn Kirby. “These lessons could not happen without these incredibly dedicated people who continue to return, year after year. Please consider volunteering. We will train you. We need helpers in the water and out.”
For more information, call the Civic Center at 473-1212.