Can't swim? Benedictine offers a number of learn-to-swim programs

Can't swim? Benedictine offers a number of learn-to-swim programs
April 2, 2007

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094

Benedictine University will conduct the 2007 Learn-To-Swim program in the indoor, climate-controlled swimming pool at the Dan and Ada Rice Center with the first of six sessions beginning on Saturday, April 14. The Learn-to-Swim program is for students age 3-14. Students are divided into six levels of proficiency to maximize each individual’s progress. Beginners learn such skills as front and back float, breath control and general pool safety, while deep-water dives, flip turns and pre-competitive strokes are taught to more advanced students. All lessons are 30 minutes. The Spring Session begins Saturday, April 14 and continues each Saturday through May 19. Class times vary according to age and skill level. The first of four, two-week Summer sessions begins Monday, June 11 and continues each weekday through Friday, June 22. Summer sessions also begin on June 25, July 9 and July 23. A Fall Session begins on Saturday, September 8 and meets each Saturday through September 29. The cost of the Spring session is $75, the cost of each Summer Session is $115 and the Fall Session is $55. For more information or to register, call (630) 829-6088 or visit www.ben.edu/aquatics.


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.