Top College News Subscribe to the Newsletter

Swimming lessons scheduled at the Rec Center

The Parthenon

Published: Friday, September 7, 2012

Updated: Friday, September 7, 2012 00:09


Marcus Constantino | The Parthenon

The Marshall Recreation Center offers activties for students and others.

Swimming lessons for the fall at the Marshall Recreation Center start Monday.

Swimming lessons will be offered to adults and children. Each individual can chose from seven different levels.

Level one focuses on the three main parts of swimming- arms, legs and breathing.

 In level two, participants will learn about the freestyle stroke, floating and gliding. This level consists mostly of children between ages four and six.

Level three is slightly faster paced. Participants primarily learn how to improve arm strokes and kicking. The average age group for level three is five to seven year olds.

Level four is designed for children who are confident in the water and have mastered the fundamentals of swimming, typically ages six to eight.

Level five will teach the skills used on swim teams such as stroke development, kick coordination and flip turns. This level is for children who are at least seven years old.

Level six is designed for people interested in learning about lifeguarding and water safety instruction. Children should be completely confident, competent swimmers by the end of this course.

There is also a parent and tot level, which is beneficial because it allows the parent to interact with the child and contribute to helping the child overcome the fear of the water. This level is for children too young to participate in level one.

Swimming lessons are offered in four-week sessions. The first lesson is Monday and ends the week of Oct. 1.

Each time period has a 10-child maximum.

There will be a fee of $50 for members of the Rec Center and $60 for those who are not members.

For more information or registration contact Phil Snyder at 304-696-6477 or

Caroline Vassiliou can be contacted at

Recommended: Articles that may interest you

Be the first to comment on this article! Log in to Comment

You must be logged in to comment on an article. Not already a member? Register now

Log In