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Free 'Learn-to-Swim' programs at Long Island State Parks

New York State Parks are offering a free

New York State Parks are offering a free "Learn-to-Swim" program throughout the summer. Photo Credit: iStock

Two Long Island state parks are participating in the free "Learn-to-Swim" program this summer.

Jones Beach and Wildwood State Parks will be hosting this free program, as part of a statewide initiative Governor Cuomo recently announced to teach an additional 1,000 children to swim at state parks this summer.

The Jones Beach State Park Parent and Child Aquatics Program will be held at the West Bathhouse Pool on Wednesday, Aug. 12 and 19 from 9 to 9:50 a.m., for children ages 1 to 3. Register at 8:30 a.m. each day at the pool entrance; there's a 40 parent/child team limit per day. For more information, call 516-785-1600.

Children ages 6 to 10 can participate at the Wildwood State Park Learn-to-Swim program. These events will be held on Saturday, Aug. 15 and 22, and Sunday, Aug. 16 and Aug. 23 from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. each day at the pavilion. There is a limit of 20 swimmers per day; a parent or guardian must remain on the beachfront for the duration of the lesson. For more information, call 631-929-4314.


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