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BACK TO SWIM SCHOOL Registration Open for Fall Classes at Rodale Aquatic Center


Allentown, PA (August 21, 2006) – As students throughout the Lehigh Valley head back to the classroom this month, fall classes at the Rodale Aquatic Center for Civic Health’s Swim School are also accepting new students.  The Swim School follows the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program, with additional tools to aid in progression development.  Classes focus on improving swimming skills and an introduction to basic water safety.

“Our vision is to empower swimmers, at all age and ability levels, through a variety of services that aim to develop aquatic skills, ensure safety and encourage personal development and lifelong healthy fitness,” says Scott Rowlands, director of the Rodale Aquatic Center. 

Registration for Swim School will continue through September 11th on a space-available basis.  For more information, please contact the Rodale Aquatic Center at 610-606-4670 or e-mail aquatics@cedarcrest.edu.  A copy of the 2006-2007 brochure is also available on-line at www.rodaleaquaticcenter.org.

About the Rodale Aquatic Center

The Rodale Aquatic Center is dedicated to fostering civic health and wellness by providing educational opportunities to the larger community, both alone and in cooperation with other organizations, that enhance the development of mind, body and spirit through a comprehensive array of aquatic classes, integrated with academic topics focused on healthy lifestyles.  In addition to traditional swimming lessons for adults and children, the Aquatic Center strives to serve the diverse needs of the community with programs like Aqua Pilates/Ai Chi, Multiple Sclerosis Shallow Water, “Moms in Motion,” Red Cross Certification, Health and Wellness lectures and many others.  For a complete list of offerings, contact the Aquatic Center at 610-606-4670 or visit www.rodaleaquaticcenter.org.



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