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Rec center swimming lessons begin July 1

Registration is now open for summer youth swimming lessons at Bemidji State University. Lessons cost $55 per child per session and will be held at the Gillett Recreation-Fitness Center pool on campus beginning July 9.

Two sessions will be offered this summer: session 1 will be held Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from July 9 - August 1, and session 2 will be held Monday thru Thursday mornings from August 5-15. Lessons are offered for $55 per session.

Classes will be offered targeting various skill levels according to American Red Cross levels.

Session 1 schedule:
Level 1: 4-4:35 p.m.
Level 2: 4:45-5:20 p.m.
Level 3: 5:30-6:05 p.m.
Level 4: 6:15-6:50 p.m.
Levels 5 & 6: 7-7:35 p.m.

Session 2 schedule:
Level 1: 8:30-9:05 a.m.
Level 2: 9:15-9:50 a.m.
Level 3: 10-10:35 a.m.
Levels 4 & 5: 10:45-11:20 a.m.

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; Level 5 on stroke refinement; and Level 6 on swimming and skill proficiency.

Registration will be on a first-come, first serve basis. For more information or to register, contact Duane Biehn, associate director of campus recreation, (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.