Lessons will be offered to children age 9 months to 3 years by Donna Mayberry, a water safety-certified swim instructor, who will facilitate the learning process in a fun, relaxed environment and will help new swimmers become comfortable and safe in and around water. Songs and games introduce beginner swim skills, such as kicking, splashing and blowing bubbles, which creates a fun, positive experience for young children in the pool. These lessons emphasize positive reinforcement and progress at a comfortable pace for the child. An adult is required to be in the water with each child, at all times and swim diapers are required for all children who are not toilet trained.
Toddler and Me lessons are $60 for Members of Bella Vista POA and $65 for Non-Members. Class space is limited to 10 adult/child teams. Session lessons have been scheduled Monday through Thursday mornings at 10:15 a.m. the week of July 3 at Metfield Outdoor Pool, 1 Hilltop Drive. An evening session will be offered on two consecutive Tuesday and Thursday evenings, July 11, 13, 18 and 20 beginning at 6:25 p.m. at Kingsdale Pool, 1 Riordan Drive.
To register for any of these swim lessons, please visit Riordan Hall, 3 Riordan Drive in Bella Vista on or after Saturday, April 22. Waiver of liability must be signed and all class fees must be paid at the time of registration. Lesson times cannot be held due to the high demand of service. Registration must be cancelled more than seven days prior to the start of the class in order to receive a refund. A 25% processing fee will be charged in the case of any refund. Those wishing to enroll in a class that has already been filled will be wait listed.