There’s still time this summer for preschoolers and youth to learn to swim or improve their existing swimming skills.
JCPRD’s summer swim lessons have sessions beginning July 8 and 22 at both the Roeland Park Aquatic Center
, 4843 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park, and at the Prairie Village Pool at 7710 Delmar, Prairie Village.
“JCPRD lessons are going great” said Aquatics Leader Shannon Plueger. “We have had nothing but compliments on swim lessons. The pool water is refreshing. Lifeguards and instructors have a smile on their faces, and love what they are doing.”
Plueger estimated that over the summer, about 250 participants will take part in JCPRD’s group lessons swim lessons, and another 50 will take part in private lessons.
District swim lessons offer a progression of instructional courses which can take a swimmer from basic level skills to pre-swim team skills. Swim lessons for preschool and youth involve eight 30-minute lessons for $60 for Johnson County residents or $66 for nonresidents.
include a Parent & Tot class for ages six months to two and one-half years with a parent, and an Aqua Tot class for ages two and one-half to five. Youth classes
for ages five and older are generally skill-based and are not age specific. Levels include novice, advance novice, and intermediate. All of these programs have classes beginning both July 8 and 22. Private swim lessons for adults at all skill levels are also available by appointment.
The Roeland Park Aquatic Center will end its regular season Aug. 11, but will continue with an adapted season through Sept. 2, although no lessons will be offered during that time. The adapted season includes Friday hours of 4 to 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday hours of noon to 6 p.m., except on Labor Day (Sept. 2) when the facility closes at 4 p.m.