Grafton Lakes State Park will hold its first annual Learn-to-Swim program at the beach. Learn-to-Swim is a statewide program that will teach more than 1000 children across the state to swim for free this summer season. The program, for children age 5 years through 10 years, is made possible through a partnership between the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the American Red Cross, National Swimming Pool Foundation and the Northeast Spa and Pool Association.
Any child between the ages of 5 years to 10 years can participate. Guardian must stay on site.
Grafton Lakes State Park will hold two Learn-to-Swim sessions this summer. The first session will run from July 7th through July 18th while the second session will begin on July 21st and end on August 1st. The free swim classes will help children become comfortable in an open water environment and will provide basic swimming and water safety techniques.
Both sessions have both morning and evening programs available, which run from: 10:00-10:40am and 5:00-5:40pm.
Register by July 4th for Session 1 and by July 18th for Session 2 by calling Melissa Miller or Laura Weir at 518-279-1155. Registration is required, space is limited.