Registration open for swim lessons

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AUBURN — The Auburn-Lewiston YMCA has announced open registration for session five of the 2009-10 Swim Lesson Program. Lessons will start the week of May 10.

The YMCA offers the following 30-minute swim lesson classes for children 6 months to age 5: Parent and Tot, 6 months to 3 years; Water Babies, 18 to 36 months; Tiny Tot classes, 2 to 5 years, including beginner classes for children who cannot swim and advanced classes for children who can swim the length of the pool on their front and back without assistance.

Also, Parent and Pike, 2 to 5 years, involves a parent in the water for the first three lessons. The remaining lessons will prepare children for the Pike Class; Pike, 2 to 5 years; Ray, 3 to 5 years; Starfish, 3 to 5 years.

Youth Progressive Lessons is a National YMCA Swim Lesson Program designed to improve children’s swimming skills, teach new skills, work on endurance and stroke techniques, as well as survival skills. Polliwog, Guppy, Minnow and Fish are 45-minute classes being offered to children ages 6 to 12. Shark swim class introduces competitive swimming to the highly skilled swimmer 10 to 18 years of age.

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Adult swim lessons are offered for both beginner and advanced swimmers. Call about lifeguard certification, basic water rescue and first aid/CPR classes.

All YMCA aquatic programs are designed to instill confidence in participants and make learning new skills fun and challenging in a positive way. Interested people may also inquire about adult lap swim, family swim, water exercise classes, family swim and birthday party rentals.

For swim lesson days and times, to register or for more information, stop by the YMCA at 62 Turner St., call 795-4095 or visit www.alymca.org.

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