2012-04-27 / Community

Swim Strong Foundation Gearing Up ForAnother Season

The Swim Strong Foundation, in partnership with National Parks of New York Harbor Conservancy and National Park Service is delighted to offer free Introduction to Water Safety and Swimming classes for New York City youth ages 12-17. Classes will be held Saturday mornings and Wednesday nights throughout May and June at Far Rockaway High School in Queens. The classes were developed in hopes that New York City youth will learn the skills needed to get out and safely enjoy all the opportunities offered by our national parks in summer.

Saturday classes will be held May 5- June 30 from 11:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. Wednesday classes will be held May 2 until June 27 from 7-7:30 p.m.

“We’re thrilled to be able to offer this program with the National Park Service and Swim Strong, and thankful for the support from the National Recreation Foundation. It’s so crucial to teach kids water safety and make sure they have swimming skills, especially here in the Rockaways where there are so many great opportunities for water-based sports and recreation,” offers the National Parks of New York Harbor Conservancy (Harbor Conservancy).

Our national parks offer a broad range of opportunities for water sports, including swimming and kayaking.

These classes and all Swim Strong programs at Far Rockaway High School would not be possible without the ongoing support of Councilmember James Sanders.

There is a limit of 25 students per class so register your swimmer now. E-mail Shawn Slevin at Shawn.Slev in@theswimstrongfounation.org to register or visit http://www.theswimstrongfoundation.org for more information.

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