DOWNEY - A variety of swim lessons for local residents will be offered at the Downey Aquatic Center at Downey High School this summer.A "Mommy/Daddy and Me" class for babies and toddlers is designed to orient children to the water, where they will begin to learn basic safety skills, including 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, held at noon, 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. An "Introduction to Water" class for children ages 3-5 gives instruction in water skills, including breath control, floating and the fundamentals of self-propulsion. Sessions are 30 minutes, held throughout the day. Finally, a "Learn to Swim" class for children ages 6-15 is offered in accordance with Red Cross guidelines. Children will be tested by aquatics staff at the first class meeting and placed in the appropriate level. Sessions are 45 minutes and held throughout the day. All swim classes are $50 for two-week sessions. To register, visit the Barbara J. Riley Community and Senior Center or call (562) 904-7225.
********** Published: June 16, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 9