St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

St. John Parish Offers Ashley Kelly Swim Program Again

St. John Parish Offers Ashley Kelly Swim Program Again

Friday, April 25, 2014

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH - Parish President Natalie Robottom received authorization to enter into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the American Red Cross and the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation for a third year of swimming lessons and water safety instruction. The program is available to 300 Parish youth ages 5 to 17 years in three sessions: June 16 – 20, July 7-11, and July 21-25. Five, forty-five minute swimming lessons will address floating, kicking, breathing, arm movement and swimming to the side of the pool. Sessions will be offered in the evenings at 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Alex "Roland" Reese Swimming Pool at REGALA Park.

The Ashley Kelly Swim Program gives youth the opportunity to receive life-saving swimming skills and teaches safety in and around swimming pools and other bodies of water. Through the program, certified instructors teach participants water skills through fun activities.

Applicants can register on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Wal-Mart from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in LaPlace or the West Bank Recreation Complex from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Monday, May 5, 2014 at REGALA Gymnasium in Reserve from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Enrollment will be limited to the first 300 registrants. For additional information or inquiries, please contact Ms. Debra Poche in the Department of Parks and Recreation at (985) 652-9569.