DUNEDIN - Every summer there are tragic stories about another young life lost because of neighborhood pools, lakes, beaches, and other bodies of water.
For the second year, the city of Dunedin Parks & Recreation Department and the Kiwanis Club of Dunedin, along with the Dunedin Fire Department, have come together to host "Every Child a Swimmer" program that allows children who are non swimmers between the ages of 5-11 years, to participate in free swim lessons.
Registration and swim tests are March 23 and 25.
Official classes start April 5, with an educational session for parents and children hosted by the Dunedin Fire Department. There are two class times offered: 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. at the Highlander Pool.
New this year, Every Child A Swimmer has expanded to offer a class for ages 3 to 4. Every Child A Swimmer - Little Guppies offers free swim lessons for non-swimmers.
This program is designed to teach both parent and child in a fun, yet educational atmosphere.
Registration is April 22, 4 to 6 p.m. Classes start May 1 to 22 at the Highlander Pool with two times offered, 11 a.m. and noon.
May 1 is an informational day hosted by the Dunedin Fire Department.
For more information about either of these programs or to volunteer, call Alicia Castricone at 727-298-3265 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.