Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Volunteers Offer Swimming Classes

Volunteers to Holy Cross Anglican School from St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Pacific Palisades, California taught swimming classes all last week. Almost 50 Island children participated in this program and learned vital water survival skills. The group stayed at the Tides and the management there graciously offered their pool and dock for swimming lessons. Classes were held each morning from 9am until 11:30am with a mid-morning snack served by the volunteers.
Saturday morning was the culmination of a week of fun and learning as the First Annual Swim Meet was held. Prizes were awarded and all participants received new bathing suits and delicious ice cream cones from Manelly’s.
Another team from St. Matthew’s will be in San Pedro offering swimming classes from Monday, August 3 until Friday, August 7th. Monday is reserved for adults who would like to learn how to swim. Classes are free for all children in San Pedro.

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