New Online Registration Through Public Pools
Wichita Park and Recreation is offering online registration for swimming lessons for ages 6 and up. The registration period runs through May 23.
Registration fee is $25 per person. To register, please visit www.wichita.gov
and click on Park & Recreation / register tab. You may also register in person at City of Wichita public swimming pools beginning May 26.
The sessions last for two weeks, Tuesday through Friday for 45 minutes each day. Enrollment is limited to 10 students in the beginner level classes. Swimming lessons are certified through the American Red Cross.
Kansas has seen a slight increase in drowning, mostly in open water settings, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
“Drowning is the second leading cause of death in children ages 1 to 14, said Brian Hill, Aquatics Manager for Wichita Public Swimming Pools. “Adult supervision and swimming lessons are the most effective way to lower the drowning rate.”
Sessions dates are:
- June 3 – 13
- June 17 – 27
- July 1 – 11
- July 15 – 25
- July 29 – August 8 at College Hill and Harvest only
Wichita Park & Recreation supports 127 parks, eight recreation centers, nine swimming pools, 52 athletic fields, five golf courses, six interactive fountains, numerous adult and youth-based activities and athletics programs and 2,407 acres of rights-of-way.