HPARD to offer swim classes
The Houston Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with the American Red Cross, will be offering Learn to Swim classes at various locations.
The classes, open to both children and adults, will cost $30 per session.
Individuals may register for the Learn to Swim classes online at www.houstontx.gov/parks/index.html or www.houstonredcross.org.
Registration forms, along with payment, should be mailed to the American Red Cross at P.O. Box 397, Houston, Texas 77001-0397.
Credit card payments may be made by phone at 713-313-1614, by mail or in person at the ARC Chapter Headquarters, located at 2700 Southwest Freeway, in Houston. Cash payments may only be made at this location.
Pre-registration will also be available at select pools.
Classes are offered to individuals ages 6 and older and are scheduled for 40-minute sessions Tuesdays through Fridays now through Aug. 17, with each session lasting two weeks. The first class of each session will focus on the evaluation of individual skills, and a parent or guardian must be present during each class.
For more information about fees, check the website www.houstoncityfees.org.
Pre-registration for session IV will be available on July 17 and July 20, with registration times from 8:30-9 a.m. and 4:30-5 p.m.
The session IV classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays July 24 through Aug. 5, with classes from 9-11 a.m. and 5-8 p.m..
Morning classes will be held at Greenwood, located at 602 Beresford St., 713-455-5165; Judson Robinson Sr., located at 1422 Ledwicke St., 713-672-8958; Lansdale, located at 8201 Roos Road, 713-272-3687; Love, located at 1000 W. 12th St., 713-867-0490; MacGregor, located at 5225 Calhoun Road, 713-748-0317; and Tidwell, located at 9720 Spaulding St., 713-633-1618.
Evening classes will be held at Agnes Moffitt, located at 10645 Hammerly Blvd., 713-468-5666; Alief, located at 11903 Bellaire Blvd., 281-983-8137; MacGregor, located at 5225 Calhoun Road, 713-748-0317; Memorial, located at 6402 Arnot St., 713-862-1426; Moody, located at 3201 Fulton St., 713-238-2215; Sharpstown, located at 6600 Harbor Town Drive, 713-272-3690; T.C. Jester, located at 4205 T.C. Jester Blvd., 713-686-6800; and Townwood, located at 3402 Simsbrook Drive, 713-434-3531.
Levels include preschool aquatics, offered at Townwood pool only, with classes at 4:30 p.m.; level 1, introduction to water, with classes at 9:10 a.m. and 5:15 p.m.; level 2, water skills, with classes at 10 a.m. and 6:05 p.m.; level 3-4, stroke development, with classes at 6:55 p.m., not offered at Townwood; and adult lessons, offered only at Memorial and Sharpstown pools, with classes at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
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