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Maplewood New Jersey - Maplewood Debuts Swim Lessons for All 24 May 2022 ( news )
Maplewood , state New Jersey ( By Press Release office)
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This year , Maplewood is piloting Swim Lessons for All , a program which opens Community Pool swimming lessons to all interested Maplewood residents , regardless of pool membership status . After a presale period for pool members , lessons will open to the general public this Wednesday , May 25 . After a strong show of interest during presale , the Township has added additional spots to each class to ensure non - members will have the opportunity to register . Lessons are $50 per session , per child . Each household may register up to 2 sessions per child . Households can apply to receive financial assistance for lessons through the
Rec Assistance Fund
Please note that registrations are taken on a first - come , first - serve basis . In order to provide a safe and attentive learning environment for all students , class spaces are limited - - be sure to register early! Once classes are filled , a waiting list will be maintained .
This year’s registration is available ONLINE at
https://maplewood . recdesk . com/Community/Program
under the category labeled Pool . ”
The Township will also be accepting registrations in - person and via phone .
2022 Swim Lesson Options:
Step 1: Pick a session .
Weekday options: Tuesday through Friday
( No class Mondays )
Session 1: July 5 – July 15
Session 2: July 19 – July 29
Session 3: Aug 2 – Aug 12
Step 2: Pick a time .
Each time frame is offered in each session for each skill level**
9:00AM - 9:35AM
9:45AM - 10:20AM
10:30AM – 11:05AM
Excludes 3 - and 4 - year - old Classes . ( Set times see below ) **
3 AND 4 YEAR OLD CLASSES
This class takes place in the training pool and introduces young children to the pool . Parents must be present with 3 - year - olds . Class is limited to 15 swimmers .
3 - year - olds: 9:00AM - 9:35AM
4 - year - olds: 9:45AM - 10:20AM
Advanced 3 - and 4 - year - olds: 10:30AM - 11:05AM
Step 3: Pick a skill level for your swimmer . *
Please note that if your swimmers are more or less advanced than the skill level you choose , our lifeguards will make an assessment and move them to the appropriate level .
BEGINNER 1 ( Ages 4 - 7 )
This class is for children who are older than 4 years old . This class takes place in the main pool . Children wear bubbles to help keep them afloat . Children will begin learning how to swim . Class is limited to 12 swimmers .
BEGINNER 2 ( Ages 4 - 9 )
Swimmers for this class must be already able to put their heads and bodies completely underwater . Children in this class should have some forward motion skills in the water . Children will begin to learn the crawl and backstroke . Also covered in this class is isolation of arms , kicking and breathing while swimming . Class is limited to 12 swimmers .
ADVANCED BEGINNER ( Ages 4 - 9 )
Swimmers in this class should have some knowledge of the freestyle and backstroke . These two strokes will be taught more thoroughly in this class . If time permits , this class will teach the breaststroke and butterfly . Class is limited to 12 swimmers .
STROKE CLINIC ( Ages 6 - 15 )
Swimmers in this class must be able to swim a lap of freestyle and a lap of backstroke . Children in this class will be further instructed on the breaststroke and butterfly , while also learning flip - turns and diving . Class is limited to 6 swimmers .
WEEKEND SESSIONS ( 3 - AND 4 - YEAR - OLDS ONLY )
Saturdays and Sundays
Session A: July 2 – July 24
3 - year - olds: 8:10AM - 8:45AM
4 - year - olds: 8:55AM - 9:30AM
Session B: July 30 – Aug 21
3 - year - olds: 8:10AM – 8:45AM
4 - year - olds: 8:55 – 9:30AM
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