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May 6, 2014

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Ada — Kiwanis announces 2014 Swim Safe schedule

 

ADA — The Kiwanis Club of Greater Ada has released its summer 2014 Swim Safe Program for Youth. The program is a certified Red Cross Learn to Swim program. Classes will begin June 9. 

Tadpole class is for infants age 6 months to 1 year. The cost is $30 per child, and children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who will be required to swim with the student. The class is designed to initiate children to the water, develop high comfort around water and a readiness to swim, and enable parents to supervise children's aquatic activities and help teach their children to swim. 

Polywog is for toddlers age 1 to 3 years and also costs $30 per child. A parent or guardian must also swim with the student. The class is a continuation of the Tadpole class and is designed for children who need to overcome their fear of water. 

Bullfrog is for children ages 3 to 5 years, and the cost is $30. The class continues the previous classes and teaches children how to enter the water and practice rhythmic breathing, flutter kicks, glides and beginning strokes. 

Level 1-5 is available for $45. Level 1 is water exploration for children with no swimming instruction or needing assistance to overcome their fear of water. Level 2 is fundamental skills; level 3 is stroke development; level 4 works to improve the stroke; and level 5 is to refine the stroke. 

A guard class is available for $65 which builds on level five skills and helps students work on in-water and backboard rescues. 

Registration is from 9 a.m. to noon June 6 at Glenwood Pool, 9 a.m. to noon June 20 at Wintersmith Pool and 6 to 8 p.m. July 7 at Glenwood Pool. 

Morning classes will be June 9-19 at Glenwood Pool, June 23-July 3 at Wintersmith Pool and July 7-17 at Glenwood Pool. The times for the various classes are as follows: Tadpole, 11:30 a.m. to noon; Polywogs, 11-11:30 p.m.; Bullfrog, 10-10:30 a.m. and 10:30-11 a.m.; Level 1, 10-10:45 a.m. and 11-11:45 a.m.; Level 2, 10-10:45 a.m. and 11-11:45 a.m.; Levels 3, 4 and 5, 9-9:45 a.m., 10-10:45 a.m. and 11-11:45 a.m.; Guardstart, 9-11:45 a.m.; Lifeguarding and Water Safety Instructor, 9-11:45 a.m. 

Evening classes will be July 7-July 17 at Glenwood Pool. Times are as follows: Polywogs, 6-6:30 p.m.; Bullfrog, 6:30-7 p.m. and 7-7:30 p.m.; Levels 1 and 2, 6-6:45 p.m. and 7-7:45 p.m.; Level 3, 6-6:45 p.m.; and Levels 4 and 5 from 7-7:45 p.m. 

Early registration forms are available at Ada Public Library and the Ada City Hall reception desk. For more information, call Sue Ellen Frerichs at 580-332-3564.

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