George School Community Swim Program Offers Children's Lessons for 2005-2006 Season
Tuesday, January 3, 2006
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,"
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
See below for membership information as well as classes and fees for
the fall, winter, and spring sessions. For further details, contact Sue
NOTE: You may register for an eight-week class session at any time. Call 215-579-6687 for details.
(Monday, September 12, 2005-Friday, June 16, 2006)
$35 per individual
$60 per family
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.
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.
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.
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.