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Catalina is an Island, and many of Avalon’s recreational activities revolve around water. For many, it is imperative to teach children how to properly behave in and around water. To that end, the City of Avalon is once again offering an aquatic program for kids of all ages to help teach our kids these valuable skills.

Catalina is an Island, and many of Avalon’s recreational activities revolve around water. For many, it is imperative to teach children how to properly behave in and around water. To that end, the City of Avalon is once again offering an aquatic program for kids of all ages to help teach our kids these valuable skills.

Mommy/Daddy and Me classes are offered for kids ages 9 months to 4 years old. This is a four-week course beginning July 30 and is held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays of each week. The class teaches parents how to safely handle their child in the water, while they learn how to breathe, float and move.

Kids ages 5 and older can participate in swim lessons for a variety of skill levels. There are still 2 full sessions available this summer for these two-week courses, with one beginning July 30 and the other beginning August 13. Children are assessed on their swim ability and placed into a class appropriate for their skill level. These classes meet every day Monday–Friday for 2 full weeks.

Additionally, there is now an “Open Swim” session for everyone in the community to enjoy. From noon to 1 p.m. every Monday through Friday, anyone is invited to enjoy the pool for a nominal fee of $1.

The cost of the aquatic classes is $48 per person. Registration has already begun and forms and more information can be obtained from the City of Avalon’s recreation department or by calling (310) 510-0220.

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