Free swim lessons offered by the S.A. Parks Foundation

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The goal of “Let’s Swim SA” is to teach 2,760 lessons over the course of six weeks at various City of San Antonio outdoor pools. (Courtesy photo)

The San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department will offer free swimming lessons in partnership with the San Antonio Parks Foundation to San Antonio children and adults through a new summer program.

The goal of “Let’s Swim SA,” presented by University Health System and additional partner Security Service Federal Credit Union, is to teach 2,760 lessons over the course of six weeks at various City of San Antonio outdoor pools.

“Our intention is for 2,760 San Antonians to develop the skills needed to swim safely and enjoyably this summer. These are also skills they can use for the rest of their lives,” said Noah Almanza, president and CEO, San Antonio Parks Foundation. ““According to the CDC, more than one in five fatal drowning victims are children younger than 14. We hope these lessons will enhance the quality of life for these kids and their families, and we thank San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department for providing this service.”

This year, 23 City of San Antonio outdoor pools are participating in the program and registration is currently taking place until all the slots are filled. Each pool can accommodate approximately 100 kids.

Sessions are based on a first come first served basis. Each session includes six group lessons. The parent/child and preschool swim classes last 30 minutes, while the school age/adult classes last 45 minutes. The swim lesson times vary depending on pool site, with classes taking place both in the mornings and evenings.

The three sessions will take place over the following dates:

Session I: June 21 – June 30; session II: July 5 – July 14; Session III: July 19 – July 28.

For a link to all participating City pools and availability of lessons, please visit the following link: http://bit.ly/1YC5cqA.

Swim lesson FAQ’s for parents of participants can be found here: http://bit.ly/20Kut2F.

Those interested in taking lessons can call the San Antonio Natatorium at (210) 207-3299 or 210-215-7520 to inquire about availability.
 

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