Last summer swimming lesson session starts Aug. 12

The last two-week session of summer swimming lessons is about to begin.

The last two-week session of summer swimming lessons is about to begin.

Scheduled both in the day and early evening, the lessons run from Aug. 12-22 at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex.

“These two-week intensive lessons provide optimal learning conditions for children and, let’s face it, learning to swim is important,” said Beth Holden, marketing and events co-ordinator for the city.

“By enrolling your children at a young age they quickly become comfortable in the water, avoiding fears that can develop as children get older.”

Four national swimming organizations — Swimming Canada, the Canadian Red Cross, Lifesaving Society Canada and the Canadian Medical Association have partnered together to create Getswimming.ca, an attempt to teach Canadian children to swim with the goal of saving lives.

“Here in Williams Lake the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex staff are certified as both Red Cross and Lifesaving Society instructors and the Blue Fin Swim Club coaches are certified through Swimming Canada,” Holden said.

To register your child in lessons or to learn about fun days, lane swimming, everyone welcome swims and toonie swims at the pool call the CMRC at 250-398-7665. For more visit www.activewilliamslake.com.