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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Swimming Lessons offered at Grafton Lakes State Park

It's summer. It's hot. Do you really need any other reasons to think about swimming?

How about - I get really sad whenever I meet any adult that says they do not know how to swim?

There are a bunch of local programs for kids to learn to swim. Here's one of them:

Free 2-Week Session Begins July 7; Morning and Evening Schedule Available

Grafton Lakes State Park will hold its first annual Learn-to-Swim program starting July 7 at the beach.  Learn-to-Swim is a statewide program that will teach more than 1000 children across the state to swim for free this summer season. The program, for children age 5 years through 12 years, is made possible through a partnership between the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the American Red Cross, National Swimming Pool Foundation and the Northeast Spa and Pool Association.Grafton Lakes State Park will hold two Learn-to-Swim sessions this summer. The first session will run from July 7th through July 18th while the second session will begin on July 21st and end on August 1st. The free swim classes will help children become comfortable in an open water environment and will provide basic swimming and water safety techniques.    
Who:               Any child between the ages of 5 years to 10 years. Guardian must stay on site.
What:             Free Learn to Swim Class
Where:           Grafton Lakes State Park at the beach
When:             Session 1 – Monday July 7th – Friday July 18th
                        Morning program: 10:00-10:40am
Evening program:  5:00-5:40pm
                        Session 2 – Monday July 21st – Friday August 1st  
                        Morning program:  10:00am-10:40am
Evening program:  5:00-5:40pm
How:               Register by July 4th for Session 1 and by July 18th for Session 2 by calling Melissa Miller or Laura Weir at 518-279-1155.  


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