Just signed my 5 year old up for this program! How awesome that he can learn some extra swimming skills for FREE this summer!
The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department announces “Kinderswim” a free summer “learn to swim” program for five year olds who live in Athens-Clarke County.
In 2015, the American Red Cross estimated that 61% of children did not know how to swim. In an attempt to make summer safer and reduce the number of non-swimmers, the Leisure Services Department offers this inaugural program providing free swim lessons that has the potential to reach hundreds of children.
There are three sessions available and classes are held on June 1 – 18, June 22-July 9, or July 13 – July 30. Time slots include 9:00 – 9:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m., – 12:15 p.m., or 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Space is limited to 20-30 participants per session and online registration is required. These programs takes place at all five of the department’s pools including Bishop Park, East Athens Community Center, Lay Park, Memorial Park, and Rocksprings Park. The “Kinderswim” program is free of charge to all participants. Those children completing the “Kinderswim” program will receive an ACC Leisure Services Department Pool Pass that provides free admission to all department pools and splash pads for the 2020 aquatics season.
Online registration is open now for ACC residents. All registration takes place at www.accgov.com/kinderswim by clicking on the “Aquatics” tab.