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County offering affordable swim lessons for local kids, free program for 5-year-olds

The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department is offering swim lessons for children aged three and above at park pools. The programs, 'Swim School' and 'Parent/Tot Swim School,' cost $33 for county residents and $50 for non-residents.

The Department has started a free Kinderswim program to teach local children to swim. All Athens-Clarke County 5-year-olds can join this program for free. The program consists of three 45-minute classes a week for three weeks, a total of nine lessons.

You can register for these programs online at The Department also provides scholarships for eligible county residents. You can find more information about the scholarships at

For more information about swim programs contact Leisure Services at or call 706-613-3589.

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