Classes will be held in the pool at Reid Gymnasium from 6:25 to 7:15 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Oct. 24-26 and Oct. 31-Nov. 2. The cost is $59.
Participants will be divided into two groups based on an assessment. The beginner group, appropriate for children 5 and older, will focus on developing skills such as bobbing, holding breath underwater, rhythmic breathing and floating. The advanced beginner, intermediate swimmer and advanced swimmer group, appropriate for children 7 and older, will focus on techniques such as front crawl, back crawl and breast stroke.
Classes will be taught by Michael Creason, a retired WCU faculty member who is certified by the American Red Cross to teach swimming to infants and children. Creason has been a swimming instructor for 40 years.
All participants will be required to read and agree to an assumption-of-risk waiver before taking part in the classes. For more information or to register, call the Office of Continuing and Professional Education at 828-227-7397 or visit swim.wcu.edu.