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VAN WERT — The YWCA of Van Wert County is now accepting registration for the winter swim lesson session. The eight-week session begins Jan. 6, 2014, and runs through Feb. 25, 2014. Classes are offered Monday and Tuesday evenings. Call for specific class times.

The YWCA offers two basic youth swim programs: Preschool Swim Program and Learn-to-Swim Program.

The Preschool Swim Program works with children 3-5 years of age teaching them the basic water propulsive skills, creating awareness of their aquatic environment and working on gaining their greater aquatic independence. All preschool level classes have a maximum of six participants to ensure safe, quality one-on-one instruction. The YWCA also offers a Parent Child class for children 6 months old to 2 years of age, which requires an adult participant to work with the enrolled child in the pool under an instructor’s supervision and leadership. These classes are 30 minutes long. Class fees are $42 for the eight-week session

The Learn-to-Swim Program begins at Level 1, helping participants feel comfortable in the water and works up through Level 6, which refines strokes and teaches participants to swim with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over great distances. All upper level classes have a maximum of eight children enrolled to ensure safe, quality one-on-one instruction. These classes are 45 minutes long. Class fees $56 for the eight-week session.

The YWCA is a United Way and Van Wert County Foundation funded agency.

For more information, contact Danni Chiles, program director, at 419-238-6639, extension 101.


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