Registration under way for Park District’s aquatics lessons, programs

Staff Report

Registration is under way for Rockford Park District Learn to Swim classes for children ages 6 months to 17 years (age as of June 1), and adults ages 18 and older.

Two-week weekday sessions begin June 11, June 25, July 16 and July 30, and meet for eight 45-minute classes (30-minute classes for tots ages 5 and younger), offered Monday-Thursday mornings and afternoons at Sand Park Pool, and mornings, afternoons and evenings at Alpine Pool.

A Saturday morning session is offered for youth (only) at Alpine and Sand Park pools, and meets once a week from June 16 through Aug. 11 (no class July 7).

At Harkins Aquatic Center, free group swimming lessons will be available to anyone present at Open Swim time from 2:15 to 3 p.m., Monday-Thursday, June 11-Aug. 9.

Each child registered for Bubble Club, Tiny Tots, or Learn to Swim receives a swim pass good for five free public swimming session admissions, plus one free Magic Waters day admission. (Limit one set of passes per person per summer.)

Rockford Park District also offers Junior Lifeguard basic and advanced training sessions for youth ages 10-15, beginning the same dates as Learn to Swim, and competitive swim training weekdays June 11-July 31 for ages 11-22.

A complete schedule of aquatics lessons and programs, including fees and class descriptions, is included in the Park District’s Spring/Summer 2012 Program Guide online at, and at Park District facilities and Customer Service locations (downtown Rockford or at Carlson Ice Arena, Loves Park). Fee assistance may be available to eligible residents.

Register online at (click Register Now), by mail, fax (with credit card), or at Park District Customer Service locations in downtown Rockford or Carlson Ice Arena, Riverside and Perryville, Loves Park.

For more information, including information about support for participants with disabilities, call Customer Service at (815) 987-8800.

From the May 30-June 5, 2012, issue

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