|For those who have always wanted to learn how to swim, Chula Vista’s Recreation Department is beginning registration for swimming lessons that run continuously from Spring through the Fall. The first of the three week sessions begins February 25 at Parkway Family Aquatic Center, 385 Park Way. The 30 minute classes will be held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for ages six months to adult. The series costs $32 and registration opens on February 18 at the Center between 3-6:45 p.m., Monday-Friday.
Loma Verde Family Aquatic Center, 1420 Loma Lane, will host two week swimming lesson sessions Monday-Friday for ages 6 months to adult throughout the swimming season. The 30 minute class begins March 18. Cost is $35 and registration is from 3-6:45 p.m. Monday-Friday beginning February 25 at the Center.
In addition, a unique Aqua Camp for children ages 9-14 is scheduled March 18-22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during Chula Vista public schools spring break. The camp features an introduction to aquatic sports such as water polo, competitive swimming, diving, and snorkeling. It also consists of a junior lifeguard training class where participants learn basic water rescue techniques, first aid, and CPR. The camp includes a healthy living component on how to prepare and eat healthy lunches. Students will learn how to prepare fun, easy and delicious meals that they can make at home. Camp fees are $115 per person and include lunch and snacks. In addition to lessons at the camp, students will hear from first responders to introduce them to careers in Fire or Police. Funding for the camp is provided by Kaiser Permanente.
“The aqua camp promotes a positive attitude about food, fitness, and body image,” said Elizabeth Kovar, Aquatics Supervisor at the Parkway Family Aquatic Center. “Kids deserve the opportunity to benefit from a healthy lifestyle and sometimes they just don’t have the tools or knowledge to do it.”
For more information on swimming lessons throughout the season, or the March Aqua Camp, go to www.chulavistaca.gov/goto/swim.
Posted: February 13, 2013