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Two Westchester Pools Offer Swimming Lessons

Saxon Woods, Tibbetts Park offer course using American Red Cross guidelines.

Registration for Westchester County’s Learn-to-Swim program is set to begin on Saturday, June 16, at 10 a.m., at Saxon Woods Pool in White Plains and at Tibbetts Brook Pool in Yonkers.

The program offers swimming lessons for all ages and ability levels from toddlers to senior citizens. Classes will be held during July and August and are conducted according to American Red Cross guidelines.     

The schedule for classes is:

  • Pre-schoolers ages 3-5: classes meet Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. or from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., and run July 11 through Aug. 4. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Children ages 6-8: classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., and run July 10 through August 2.
  • Children ages 9-12: classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., and run July 10 through August 2.
  • Adults and teens (13 and up):classes meet Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., and run July 10 through August 3.

Registration fee is $75 and you must register at the pool at which you would like to take classes. All registration takes place on a first-come, first-served basis. Pool admission fees are included in the registration fee for the participant. Adults and teens participating in the Learn-to-Swim program must present a valid Westchester County resident Park Pass; children under 12 registering for the lessons must be accompanied by a Park Pass-holding parent or adult guardian. 

The Learn-to-Swim program is sponsored by Westchester County Parks.

For more information, call Saxon Woods at (914) 995-4480 and Tibbetts Brook Pool at(914) 231-2865. Or, call (914) 864-PARK or go to www.westchestergov.com/parks.

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