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Free Swim Lessons Return to Simon's Rock


Contact: Bill Meier
Bard College at Simon’s Rock

Free Swim Lessons Return to Simon's Rock

GREAT BARRINGTON, MA—The Third Annual Free Community Swim Lesson Week will be held at the Kilpatrick Athletic Center pool from April 8 – 12. Lessons will be held Monday thru Friday with three lesson times available each session: 4:00-4:30 p.m., 4:45-5:15 p.m., and 5:30-6:00 p.m. Classes will be available for children 5-13 years old and all adults.

This year the lessons will focus on non-swimmers, children with basic skills, and those who have never had lessons before. Limited space will be available for children wanting to work on stroke development. This is a community service provided by Bard College at Simon’s Rock, The Kilpatrick Athletic Center and SwimAmerica of Western Massachusetts.

The Simon’s Rock PaceMakers Masters Swim Team will also offer adult lessons at the same time as the kid’s lessons. We encourage parents whose children are in the swim lessons to hop in while their child is in the water. If you are an adult who is fearful of the water, can swim but have trouble breathing, or just want help perfecting your strokes, adult swim lessons are a great opportunity to take it to the next step.

Last year the lessons were very popular and participation is expected to double this year.

To register for either the children’s or adults lessons, you must come to the Kilpatrick Athletic Center and fill out all appropriate forms. Registration will begin on March 25th and end on April 6th or when the classes fill up! If you have any questions you can call 413-528-7777.

About Bard College at Simon’s Rock

Bard College at Simon’s Rock, founded in 1966, is the only college in the country specifically designed for bright, highly motivated students ready to enter college early, usually after the 10th or 11th grade. Simon’s Rock offers a challenging program in the liberal arts and sciences, taught exclusively in small seminars by a supportive, highly-trained faculty. Degrees are granted in 41 concentrations. Simon’s Rock became part of the Bard College network in 1979.