The Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) announced that New York State will provide free Learn-to-Swim programs. Enrollment for the Learn-to-Swim program for children is open at all participating New York State parks. Participants' parents are asked to sign up ahead of time as space is limited and expected to fill up quickly. Each swim program is 30 to 45 minutes in duration and participants who enroll in these lessons will receive a Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Achievement Booklet and a State Parks Learn-to-Swim kit.

The Learn-to-Swim Program incorporates guidelines set forth by the American Red Cross to teach swimming and water safety skills. Our morning Learn-to-Swim Program is for children ages 3 through 15 at various Long Island State parks.

Jones Beach
Dates: July 17 & 24, August 1, 8, & 15 (Wednesdays)
Times: 8am-8:30am = Level 2
8:45am-9:15am = Level 1
9:30am-10am = pre-k
9:30am-10am = Parent and Child
7:00PM - 7:45PM - Adult Swim

Montauk Downs
Dates: July 18, 20, 25, 27 and August 1,3,8 and 10th. (Wednesdays and Fridays)
Times: 10:30AM - 11:00AM Level 2 - Swimmers must be a minimum of 6 years old.
11:00AM -11:30 - Pre-K - ages 4-6
11:30- Noon Level 1- Swimmers must be a minimum of 6 years old
12:00PM -12:45PM Parent and Child - This class designed for children 6 months to 3years old.

Wildwood State Park
Dates: July 21, 28, August 4, 11 & 18 (Saturdays)
Times: 10:00AM- 10:45AM - Level 3 and Level 4
11AM- 11:45AM - Level 1 and level 2
12PM- 12:45AM - Preschool level 1

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