Swimming classes for children are available this winter through the Special Needs Aquatic Program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
The classes are for young children of all abilities accompanied by a parent or guardian. Children gain an initial positive water experience, learn safety skills in and around water, and just have fun. In addition, older children with disabilities will have an opportunity to swim or learn to swim.
Five weeks of class sessions will be held Wednesdays, Jan. 29, February 5, 12, 19 and 26. The 30-minute classes are held in the therapeutic pool in the UW-Stevens Point Health Enhancement Center, adjacent to the Quandt Fieldhouse on Fourth Avenue. All are led by Joanne Suomi, a physical education instructor for the Stevens Point school district.
Classes for infants and toddlers, ages 6 months to 3 years, will be held at 5:45 p.m. Preschool classes for toddlers, ages 3 to 5, will be held at 6:20 p.m. Cost is $30 for these classes. Classes for children with disabilities, age 6 to 14, will be held at 7 p.m. Cost varies, depending on support needed.
Early registration is advised, as program space is limited. For registration and more information, contact the School of Physical Education & Athletic Training, 715-346-2706.