WCU to Offer Spring and Summer Youth Swim Programs

Swim programs for youngsters of all ages will be offered this spring and summer at Western Carolina University.

Four sessions of the popular Tiny Tot Swim Program will be held weekdays, April 30-May 11, June 4-15, June 18-29 and July 9-20 at WCU’s Breese Pool. The classes are designed for children ages 1 through 5, and each child must be accompanied by an adult. Classes for children ages 1-3 will be held at 5:30-6pm and classes for children ages 3-5 will be held 6:15-6:45pm. The cost is $25 per child, and classes are limited to the first 25 paid participants.

The WCU Youth Summer Swim Program, for children age 6 and up, will be offered in three sessions June 4-26, June 28-July 20, and a program for exceptional young swimmers June 28-July 20. Classes will meet weekdays at Reid Pool, with instruction from beginner to advanced. The cost is $50 per child and early registration is encouraged due to the popularity of the program.

Instructor for the courses will be Michael Creason, assistant professor in the department of health and physical education and recreation. A swimming instructor for 24 years, Creason is certified by the American Red Cross to teach infants and children.

The programs are sponsored by the department of health and human performance and the Division of Continuing Education and Summer School. For more information or to register, call (828) 227-7397 or toll free (800) 928-4968.