May 16, 2017 News Release: Recreation department to offer swimming lessons, Department of Recreation, Greene County Government, Pennsylvania

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Greene County Department of Recreation
107 Fairgrounds Road, Waynesburg, PA 15370
Phone: 724-852-5323 • Fax: 724-852-5356 •

News Release

County of Greene, Pennsylvania
Contact: JoAnne Marshall
Communications Director
Phone: 724-852-5210 / Fax 724-627-5428

Recreation department to offer swimming lessons

FOR RELEASE — May 16, 2017

WAYNESBURG, PA — As Greene County’s three public pools officially open for the summer, the county Department of Recreation will offer swimming lessons at Alpha Aquatic Center in Waynesburg and Carmichaels Pool in Carmichaels.

Registration for swim lessons will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, at Alpha Aquatic Center in Waynesburg, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 31 at Carmichaels Pool. Anyone unable to attend the registration may register their child during pool business hours up until the first day of class, as space permits.

Lessons are $25 per class, and payment will be due upon registration. Each class is designed for swimmers of certain skill levels. Class instructors will determine which class to place each swimmer. A minimum of five swimmers must be registered for each class to run with a maximum of 15 swimmers per class. Classes are staggered, so the same class level is not held during the same week at both pools. Some classes may be combined or canceled due to enrollment. Refunds will only be given if the Department of Recreation cancels a class.

The class levels are as follows:
  • Parent and Child Aquatics for parents and children ages 6 months to 3 years
  • Pre-School Aquatics for ages 4 to 5
  • Level 1, Introduction to Water Skills
  • Level 2, Fundamental Aquatic Skills
  • Level 3, Stroke Development
  • Level 4, Stroke Improvement
  • Level 5, Stroke Refinement
  • Level 6, Swimming and Skill Proficiency
The schedule of classes at the Alpha Aquatic Center is:
  • June 19-23: 9-11 a.m., Levels 4 and 5; 10-11 a.m., Level 2
  • June 26-30: 9-10 a.m., Level 3; 10-11 a.m., Level 1; 10:30-11 a.m., Parent and Child
  • July 10-14: 9-11 a.m., Level 6; 9-10 a.m., Level 3; 10-11 a.m., Level 1
  • July 17-21: 9-11 a.m., Level 4; 10-11 a.m., Level 2; 10:30-11 a.m., Preschool
The schedule of classes at Carmichaels Pool is:
  • June 19-23: 10-11 a.m., Level 3; 11-12 p.m., Level 1; 11:30-12 p.m., Parent and Child
  • June 26-30: 10-12 p.m., Levels 4 and 5; 11-12 p.m., Level 2
  • July 10-14: 10-12 p.m., Level 4; 11-12 p.m., Level 2; 11:30-12 p.m., Preschool
  • July 17-21: 10-12 p.m., Level 6; 10-11 a.m., Level 3; 11-12 p.m., Level 1
Pool admission for Carmichaels and Mon View Pools are $4 for children age 17 and younger and senior citizens age 62 and older, and $6 for adults ages 18 to 61. Hours are 1 to 7 p.m. daily at Carmichaels and Mon View. Admission prices for Alpha Aquatic Center are $6 for children age 17 and younger and senior citizens age 62 and older, and $8 for adults ages 18 to 61. Hours at Alpha are noon to 7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and noon to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Both pools, as well as Mon View Pool in Greensboro, will open Saturday, May 27 for the three-day Memorial Day weekend. All pools will be closed Tuesday, May 30 thru Friday, 2 while school is session. Pools will open daily beginning Saturday, June 3.

Carmichaels and Mon View are scheduled to close for the season Saturday, Aug. 12. Alpha Aquatic Center will be closed the week of Aug. 28-Sept. 1 as students return to school. Alpha will then reopen for the Labor Day weekend and officially close for the season on Monday, Sept. 4.

Pool hours are subject to change in the event of inclement weather.

For more information about swimming lessons, call the Department of Recreation at 724-852-5323.

For general information, please contact the Information Services
at 724-852-5399 / Toll Free: 1-888-852-5399
Greene County Office Building, 93 E. High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370

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