St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Parks & Recreation Department to Offer Free Swimming Lessons

Parks & Recreation Department to Offer Free Swimming Lessons

Thursday, May 12, 2016

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH- The St. John the Baptist Parish Parks & Recreation Department will team up with the American Red Cross again this summer to offer free swimming lessons for Parish youth ages 5 to 17 and adults ages 18 and over. Participants will undergo five 45-minute swimming lessons focusing on floating, kicking, breathing, arm movement and swimming to the side of the pool.

Early registration will take place this Sunday, May 15 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the LaPlace Walmart. Applicants can also register by visiting the St. John Parks & Recreation Office, 200 REGALA Park Rd., in Reserve during normal business hours.

Session availability are as follows:

Children (Ages 5-17

Dates: (choose one week)

  • June 13-17, 2016
  • June 20-24, 2016


  • 5:45 – 6:30 pm
  • 6:45 – 7:30 pm
  • 7:35 – 8:15 pm

Adults (Ages 18 & Up)


  • July 11 – 15


  • 5:45 – 6:30 pm
  • 6:45-7:30 pm

The Ashley Kelly Swim Program gives participants 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. For additional information or inquiries, please contact the Department of Parks and Recreation at (985) 652-9569.