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Fall swim lessons at rec center begin Sept. 11

More than a dozen spots remain open for summer swimming lessons at Bemidji State University’s Gillett Recreation-Fitness Center.

Session one begins Sept. 11 and runs through Oct. 10, from 4-6:15 p.m., and session two begins Oct. 16 and runs through Nov. 8, from 4:45-6:50 p.m. Lessons take place on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and cost $55 per session. To register, or to request additional information, call the rec center at 755-4140. Spaces are limited, so interested participants are encouraged to register soon.

Swimming lessons at BSU are taught by trained water safety instructors and will follow the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program. Experience levels include parent/tot through Red Cross Level 5.

• Parent/Tot classes for ages 1-3 are held from 4-4:35 p.m. from Sept. 11-Oct. 10. A parent is required to be in the pool with their children.

• Level 1 classes are offered from 4:45-5:20 p.m. from Sept. 11-Oct. 10.

• Level 2 classes are offered in two sessions. The first session is 5:30-6:05 p.m. from Sept. 11-Oct. 10, and the second is 4-4:35 p.m. from Oct.16-Nov.10.

• Level 3 classes are offered in two sessions. The first session is 6:15-6:50 p.m. from Sept. 11-Oct. 10, and the second is 5:30-6:05 from Oct.16-Nov.8.

• Level 4 classes are offered from 5:30-6:05 p.m. from Oct.16-Nov.10.

• Level 5/6 classes are offered from 6:15-6:50 p.m. from Oct.16-Nov.10.

Skill levels follow criteria set by the American Red Cross. Level 1 is an introduction to water skills designed to help students feel comfortable in the water; Level 2 provides fundamental aquatic skills; Level 3 focuses on stroke development; Level 4 on stroke improvement; and Level 5 on stroke refinement.

For more information, contact Duane Biehn, associate director of campus recreation, at (218) 755-4140.

About Bemidji State University Bemidji State University, located in northern Minnesota’s lake district, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling more than 5,000 students, the University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. The University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. University signature themes include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and global and multi-cultural understanding. For further information about the University, visit Become a fan of Bemidji State University on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.