There are two well-known places to get swimming lessons for toddlers in Athens, Ohio. These are through the Athens Recreation Center and Ohio University.
Aquatic Tots: Parent & Child Aquatics1. Sponsored through the Athens Community Arts, Parks & Recreation at the Athens City Pool. Classes are available in the summer as this is an outdoor pool. There are two levels of classes offered, one for kids having little or no water experience and one for kids who may be reluctant to get in the water (this option requires the use of flotation devices). These swimming lessons for toddlers are for ages 6 months to 3 years accompanied in the water by a parent.
-Sign Up. Register in person at the Athens Community Center on East State Street in Athens, Ohio.
-Class Schedule. Level A, swimming lessons for toddlers with little water experience, is held on Tuesdays from June 16-August 11, 2009. Level B, swimming lessons for toddlers who may be reluctant to get in the water, is held on Thursdays from June 18-August 13, 2009.
There is no specific price information or class times, please contact the Athens Community Center for more details on swimming lessons fro toddlers.
Ohio University: Learn to Swim Classes2. Ohio University offers learn to swim classes at the Aquatic Center during the University’s Fall, Winter and Spring Quarters. There are two swimming lessons for toddlers programs offered each quarter. The ages served are 6 months to 3 years, accompanied by a parent.
-Sign Up. Sign up in person at the Aquatic Center on the first and fifth Wednesday of the desired quarter at 6:00 p.m.
For Fall Quarter, the dates are September 9 and October 7, 2009.
For Winter Quarter, the dates are January 6 and February 3, 2010.
For Spring Quarter, the dates are March 31 and April 28, 2010.
-Class Schedule. The specific dates and times are not listed yet, but classes are held on Monday and Wednesday evenings.
-Pricing. The cost of each session is $90.00 total, $45.00 a piece per parent and child for the swimming lessons for toddlers. This is for eight 40-minute sessions.
-Options. There are private lessons options available for all age groups, include swimming lessons for toddlers. The price is $120.00 for both parent and child for five 45-minute lessons, or $30.00 for both parent and child for one 45-minute lesson.
There are also swimming lessons for preschoolers aged 3-5, including lessons for those afraid of water.
1 Athens Community Arts, Parks & Recreation; Arts, Parks & Recreation Brochure, Summer 2009 (p.4); www.ci.athens.oh.us/
2 Ohio University; Aquatic Center: Learn to Swim; www.ohio.edu