DOWNEY - Young children can learn how to swim at the Downey Aquatic Center, located at Downey High School, this summer.Two-week sessions of Mommy/Daddy and Me classes will be offered June 28-July 9, July 12-23, July 26-Aug. 6 and Aug. 9-20. The class is for children ages six months to three years, and is designed to orient children to the water where they will begin to learn basic safety skills, breath control, floating, kicking and paddling. A parent or guardian must participate in the water with the child. Up to two adults per child are permitted in the water. Sessions are 30 minutes each and are held at noon, 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Cost is $50. An Introduction to Water class for children ages 3-5 is also two-weeks long and $50. This beginning class is for the young swimmer. Students will learn breath control, floating and the fundamentals of self-propulsion. Introduction to front crawl and swimming on the back is also covered. Sessions are 30 minutes long and are held at 9, 10 and 11 a.m., noon, and 5 and 6 p.m. Learn to Swim is a class for children ages 6-15. Swim lessons are in accordance with Red Cross guidelines. The two-week session is also $50. For more information on the classes, call (562) 904-7238.
********** Published: June 17, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 9