Rec center offers April swim lessons

Registration is now open for April youth swimming lessons at Bemidji State University. Lessons cost $55 per child per session and will be held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.

Lessons will be held from April 2-25 at the Gillett Recreation-Fitness Center pool.

Lessons for skill level 1 will be held from 4:30-5:05 p.m.; level 2 from 5:10-5:45 p.m.; and level 5 from 6:30 p.m.-7:05 p.m. The level 5 section will include one instructor per five students.

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.

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.

Department of Campus Recreation

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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.

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