May is National Water Safety Month and the Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield has announced programs to teach water safety and reduce drowning risk.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), drowning is a leading cause of injury-related death in children. The AAP recommends swim lessons, as a layer of protection against drowning, that can begin for many children starting at age one (Healthychildren.org).
It’s important that every family member learns how to swim. Swim program registration is now open at the Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield. The nine-week sessions will be held June 20, 2021 through August 22, 2021.
Learn to Swim introduction and advanced programs are offered to baby/toddler (eight weeks to 35 months old) with a parent. Class ratio is six to one, lessons are 30 minutes long and the fee is $150 for the session.
Preschool and Youth level (three to 12 years) Learn to Swim sessions are also offered. The class ratio is four to one, lessons are 30 minutes long and the session fee is $150.
Private Lessons are also offered in 30 minute sessions ($40 a session) or 30 minute semi-private for two swimmers of similar ability ($60 each session). Private lessons are ideal for a child who needs more specialized attention or those who want to work on a specific skill. A schedule of times will be available in June.
Swim Club is a fun recreational summer swim team. The focus is on building strong, confident swimmers who are passionate about the water and exercise, as well as being a part of a team.
Minis Swim Club, for ages three to six years, runs once per week ($150). Youth Swim Club, for ages six to nine years, runs three times per week ($175). Middle School Swim Club, for ages 10 to 14 years, runs three times a week ($175). Swimmers will need their own pair of swimming fins and goggles. A mesh back and kickboard are also recommended.
The Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield will also offer American Red Cross Certification classes. For more information and class times for Lifeguard Training, Lifeguard Instructor Training and Lifeguard Recertification classes, email Stephanie Higgins at email@example.com.
For more information and to register for Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield’s swim programs, visit https://www.bgcmarshfield.org/swimprograms/learn-to-swim
Last year, the Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield pivoted their lessons with reopening procedures, and offered swimming lessons as parent-child lessons for those who would need support. Essential swim lessons were provided to 150 children at the Club pool last summer.
About the Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield
The Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield’s mission is to enable and inspire all young people to realize their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens as well as become tomorrow’s capable leaders. The Club provides programming opportunities in the Boys & Girls Club of America’s (BGCA) five core areas including leadership, education, health, arts, and fitness. The Club serves families with children ranging in age from 5 to 18 years old, and provides critical services the community needs to support children and families over the short- and long-term. For more information, visit their website www.bgcmarshfield.org or call 781-834-2582.