By Patrick Dowling
Free swimming lessons for people ages five and older will be available June 4-8 at the North Myrtle Beach Aquatic & Fitness Center, 1100 Second Avenue South. Participants will be introduced to basic swimming and water safety skills, such as, floating, treading water, and being comfortable in the water.
The program is a joint effort of the Aquatic & Fitness Center and the Grand Strand Masters Swim Team. It is also part of the “Make A Splash” water safety initiative sponsored by U.S. Masters Swimming, the Swimming Saves Lives Foundation and the USA Swimming Foundation.
The program focuses primarily on people who are afraid to go in the water, and those with poor or no swimming skills. During last year’s inaugural free swimming lessons program held at the North Myrtle Beach Aquatic & Fitness Center, 120 people learned to swim.
Participants may select from one of the following class times: 5:15 p.m.-6 p.m., 6:15 p.m.-7 p.m., or 7:15 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Pre-registration is required at the Aquatic & Fitness Center.
For more information, contact the North Myrtle Beach Aquatic & Fitness Center at 843-281-3737.