Children's swimming lessons offered

The Office of Intramurals and Recreation will offer several six-week Red Cross certified swimming and water safety instruction sessions for children starting on Oct. 8.

Courses at different times in the Lee Hall pool will address six varied levels of instruction to help children in first through sixth grades develop their skills. The Saturday programs will run through Nov. 19, with no lessons provided on Oct. 15 during the college’s fall break.

“Introduction to Water Skills” will run from 9 to 9:30 a.m. “Fundamental Aquatic Skills” will be taught from 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. Sessions from 10:30 to 11 a.m. will address “Stroke Development.” Lessons on “Stroke Improvement,” “Stroke Refinement” and “Swimming and Skill Proficiency” will coincide from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.

In addition, a series of “Parent and Child Aquatics” courses from noon to 12:30 p.m. invite parents and children to work together to increase the child’s comfort level in the water and basic swimming skills. These sessions are designed for 4- and 5-year-olds, with an accompanying parent or guardian required.

Cost is $31 per child, or $26 for SUNY Oswego affiliates. Red Cross certified water safety instructors will teach all sessions.

Parents can register their children for the swimming classes at the Office of Intramurals and Recreation, Room 101 of Lee Hall on campus, between noon and 9 p.m. daily. Payment is due at registration.

For information, call Jen Parker or Sandy Jeffers at 312-3114.

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(Posted: Sep 14, 2005)