Wake Forest Baptist Offering Swimming Courses for Children

June 6, 2012

Children ages 4 through 12 can learn how to swim in eight-session morning courses being offered through August at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

The Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety Program classes are taught on three levels - Preschool (for children 4 and up who have no swimming skills), Level 1 (for children 5 and up who have basic swimming skills) and Level 2 (for children 6 and up who possess the swimming skills taught at Level 1). All courses are conducted at the Warm Water Pool on the ground floor of the Sticht Center at Wake Forest Baptist.

Preschool classes, held from 8 to 8:30 a.m., will begin June 25, July 9, July 23 and Aug. 6. Level 1 classes, held from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m., and Level 2 sessions, held from 9:15 to 10 a.m., will begin June 11, June 25, July 9, July 23 and Aug. 6. All classes are held Monday through Thursday over a two-week period.  

The fee for the Preschool course is $55 while the cost of the Level 1 and Level 2 courses is $75. There also is a $10 registration fee, which will be waived for those who register before Sunday, June 10.

People knowing how to swim and practicing safe water techniques can prevent drowning.  Two children (14 years old and under) die every day from unintentional drowning according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

For additional information, including how to register, call 336-713-8082 or send an email to mmisaacs@wakehealth.edu.    

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