Hickory YMCA Offers Free Swim Lessons

Hickory YMCA Offers Free Swim Lessons

The City of Hickory and the Hickory Foundation YMCA continue their partnership to provide swim lessons to City of Hickory residents at no cost.

The swim lessons are being offered to residents, ages six months to adult, and will be held from March 5 to April 16. The classes will be held on Saturday each week for seven weeks. The deadline to register for this session is February 27. However, additional sessions will be held throughout the year.

City of Hickory residents will need to complete a Residency Verification Form, as well as provide proof of address and a birth certificate for children under 17. Residency Verification Forms are available at the Highland Recreation Center administrative offices and the Ridgeview Recreation Center. Once a City resident has a completed form, they can register for swim lessons at the Hickory Foundation YMCA.

The instructors are patient with the children and provide one-on-one instruction, utilizing numerous swim tools and various instruction methods. The instructors measure the level of swim experience and confidence each child has at the beginning of the program. They have the ability to work with each child to develop their techniques, while overcoming any fears of water or swimming in a fun environment. The instructors also involve the parents with descriptions of what they were teaching and how far the child has progressed.

For more information about the swim lessons, please contact Senior Recreation Programmer Angela Smith at (828) 324-6990 or asmith@hickorync.gov.

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