Only a few (maybe two) short years ago, swimming lessons - and any opportunity to swim, really - were hard to come by in Beacon. You had to venture up and down 9D or across the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge to enroll in swimming lessons for kids or adults. So many people were searching for information, we made a Swimming Lessons Guide for it. It was actually the first Guide we ever made. Now, we have more options closer to home.
The Beacon Pool Swim Academy, the team behind the Beacon Parks and Recreation Department who operate The Beacon Pool, started offering swimming lessons in the Settlement Canp's outdoor pool last year. Times for the 2017 swimming lessons have been posted, and this year, lessons will be the same for swim-only students and campers at the city's new summer day camp, Camp @ The Camp (see A Little Beacon Blog's Summer Day Camp Guide for details).
Outdoor Beacon Pool Swimming Lesson Details
Instruction is $40 per session. Each session has four lessons, so it comes to $10 per lesson.
For children who are enrolled in Camp @ The Camp, these swimming lessons are included with their camp tuition. The swimming lesson programming will be the same for kids in camp as it is for kids in group swimming lessons that happen at times separate from Camp @ The Camp.
All classes are American Red Cross Learn to Swim Level I. Instructional swim will be approximately 30 minutes, followed by a few minutes for free swim and reinforcing the lessons of the day. Class size is limited. Classes are for participants new to swimming with an emphasis on gaining confidence and learning how to be safe around water. Parents of children ages 3 and older should plan on remaining present in the University Settlement pool picnic area for the duration of the lesson.
Registration can be made by filling out the Beacon Pool Swim Academy's PDF which you can find and download here. Any questions can be directed to Nate Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org.