Hawaii’s American
Red Cross offers free
swimming lessons

Children and adults can learn how to swim safely at free sessions sponsored this summer by the Hawaii State Chapter, American Red Cross.

All classes are held at Ala Moana Beach Park, Magic Island, near the showers and lifeguard station 1-E.

Classes for children from ages 4 to 14 are held from 8:45 to 10 a.m. They began last Saturday and continue this Saturday.

Other children's classes in Session I will be on Saturday and June 19 and 26. Session II will be on July 10, 17, 24, 31 and Aug. 7.

Adult classes, from age 14 on up, are from 5:15 to 6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Session I classes are today, Wednesday, Thursday, next Monday and June 16, 17, 21, 23 and 24.

Session II classes will be June 28, 30, July 1, 7, 8, 12, 14 and 15.

Session III will be July 26, 28, 29, Aug. 2, 4, 5, 9, 11 and 12.

Adult volunteers are needed. They should contact Scot Matayoshi at 739-8194.

Learning to swim is the No. 1 safety tip offered by the Red Cross to keep families safe in and around the water. And no one should swim alone, it says.

For more information, see or, or call the Hawaii State Chapter, 739-8131.


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