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Register now for swimming lessons at Duneland YMCA

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The outdoor swimming pool at the Duneland Family YMCA will open for the season on Saturday, June 8.

As the only nonprofit organization with an outdoor public pool in Duneland, swimming lessons are part of the summer program line-up.

Children as young as 6 months and older will have the opportunity to experience, explore, and test the aquatic environment. Four sessions and three program levels will be offered to the community.

Session dates include June 17-28, July 8-19, July 22-Aug. 2 and Aug. 5-16.

Program levels include Skipper 1, Skipper 2, and Progressive. Skipper 1 is aimed toward children 6 months to 2 years and is a parent-with-child program. The cost is $30 for Members and $60 for the community. Classes will be held 5 to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday.

Skipper 2 is designed for children aged 3 to 6 and is an independent program that introduces the fundamentals of swimming and water safety. Lessons will be held 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Monday-Thursday.

The Progressive option is for children 7 years and up to help build skills in personal safety, stroke development, rescue skills, and water games. Lessons will be held 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Monday-Thursday.

The cost for both Skipper 2 and Progressive is $50 for Members and $100 for the community.

Registration for swimming lessons is now open and summer camp is now open. Call (219) 926-4204 or visit for more information or to register. Applications are being accepted for camp counselors.

As a charitable nonprofit, financial assistance and multiple child discounts are available. The Duneland Family YMCA is located at 215 Roosevelt Street in Chesterton.


Posted 5/22/2013