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George School Community Swim Program Offers Children's Lessons for 2005-2006 Season

Tuesday, January 3, 2006  
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Issued: August 26, 2005

George School's Community Swim Program will begin its second season on Monday, September 12, 2005, with a brand-new class offering--children's lessons. "Everybody should learn how to swim," said Sue Schmelz, director of the program. "An early introduction to swimming benefits children by providing them not only with an important safety skill, but also with a form of exercise they can continue to pursue. Swimming is something you can do for the rest of your life," Sue said.

Registration is currently open for children's swimming lessons and three other classes for the fall session. With eight lanes and a length of twenty-five meters, George School's indoor Marshall-Platt Pool, which was opened to public use for the first time with last year's Community Swim Program season, is significantly larger than standard swimming pools. It also includes a set of stairs with railings to facilitate easy access into the water. "It really is one of the best pools around here," said Sue.

In addition to directing the Community Swim Program, Sue is the aquatics director and head coach of the girls' swim team at George School. She offers over thirty years of experience practicing and coaching the sport, the last fifteen of which have been at George School.

See below for membership information as well as classes and fees for the fall, winter, and spring sessions. For further details, contact Sue at 215-579-6687.

Membership for 2005-2006 Season
(Monday, September 12, 2005-Friday, June 16, 2006)
$35 per individual
$60 per family

NOTE: You may register for an eight-week class session at any time. Call 215-579-6687 for details.

Classes for 2005-2006 Season
You may register for an eight-week class session at any time. In order to allow for individual attention, enrollment will be limited, and classes will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Fins, kickboards, and pool buoys will be available for use. Adults and lap swimmers are welcome to bring their own equipment. A certified lifeguard is on duty at the pool at all times.

Only members may register for classes. Prices listed below do not include the membership fee. Days and times listed are subject to change depending on enrollment and availability.

Adult/Arthritis Aerobics*
Low-impact water exercises designed to help reduce stiffness and pain and to improve or maintain joint flexibility.
Fee per eight-week session: $100
Times: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
* Members have the option of enrolling in Adult/Arthritis Aerobics for two classes per week at a rate of $75 per term.

Children's Swimming Lessons
Eight thirty-minute lessons for children ages 2 to 6.
Fee per eight-week session: $120
Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Adult Open Swim
Three hours of lap swimming per week for adults.
Fee per eight-week session: $60
Times: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 8:00-9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Community Open Swim
Lap swimming for all ages.
Fee per eight-week session: $60
Times: Mondays and Thursdays, 8:00-10:00 p.m.

About the Facility
The Marshall-Platt Pool is located in Worth Sports Center on George School's attractive, 265-acre campus. Ample parking is available in front of the building. Locker rooms, showers, and bathrooms with mirrors are available for member convenience. Members are also welcome to bring hair dryers.

Policies and Guidelines for Use of Marshall-Platt Pool
1. All swimmers must shower before entering the pool.
2. Running is not permitted on the deck.
3. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult, or have an "advanced beginner" certificate from the American Red Cross.
4. Swimmers must remain in the pool area.
5. Food, beverages, and gum-chewing are not permitted in the pool area.
6. Non-swimmers are restricted to the shallow end.
7. Diving from the shallow end or starting blocks is not permitted.
8. Bathing suits are the only acceptable swimwear. Cut-off shorts or other clothing may not be worn.
9. Bathing caps are optional.
10. Adhesive bandages are not permitted.
11. Swimmers must take out and put away any equipment they use.