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Cleveland Metroparks Ledge Pool in Hinckley Reservation offers American Red Cross �Learn to Swim� programs for preschoolers and beginners to intermediate levels.
�Learn to Swim� programs are available at Ledge Pool throughout the summer season as follows:
Morning swim classes are held in three two-week sessions on Mondays through Fridays:
Session I is June 10 to June 21
Session II is July 8 to July 19
Session III is July 29 to August 9
Evening swim class sessions are offered in two sessions that meet two nights a week:
Evening Session I meets Tuesday and Thursday evenings from May 28 to June 27
Evening Session II meets Tuesday and Thursday evenings from July 9 to August 8
Parent and Child Swim Classes meet Saturday mornings from June 8 to August 10.
All classes meet 10 times per session.
The �Learn to Swim' program course levels are as follows:
Infants Level 1 - Tadpole (6 to 18 months)
Toddlers Level 2 - Guppy (18 to 36 months)
Preschool I - Sunfish (ages 4 and 5 only)
Preschool II - Goldfish (ages 4 and 5 only)
Preschool III - Starfish (ages 4 and 5 only)
Six progressive levels help swimmers of varying ages and abilities develop their water safety and swim skills.
Level 1 - Introduction to Water Skills
Level 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills
Level 3 - Stroke Development
Level 4 - Stroke Improvement
Level 5 - Stroke Refinement
Level 6 - Swimming & Skill Proficiency
Lesson fees are $38 per session for season pool pass holders and $58 for all others. Space is limited and participants may only register for one class per session. Private lessons can also be arranged and cost $20 per session for up to one hour.
New for 2013, phone registrations for swim lessons will be taken starting May 13 at 9 a.m. or on-site during regular hours starting Memorial Day.
The swimming season at Ledge Pool officially begins Saturday, May 25 and continues through Sunday, August 18. The pool is open for public swimming from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., daily (the pool opens at noon when swimming lessons are in session). A daily admission fee or season pass access is required to enter the pool area.
Daily admission fees: adults, ages 12 and over - $5; children, ages 6 to 11 - $4; and children, ages 5 and under and senior citizens, ages 65 and over - free.
2013 season passes are good for unlimited use of the pool and cost $70 for individuals and $115 for families in the Tax District (Cuyahoga County & Hinckley Twp. residents), and $80 for non-tax district individuals and $145 for non-Tax District families. There is also a Childcare Provider/Additional Family Member Pass for $30 per person. A family pass is good for up to two adults and children, ages 21 and younger (limited to six immediate family members all residing at the same residence).
For more information, sign up for learn to swim program or to purchase season passes, visit clevelandmetroparks.com or call 440-331-8111 (prior to Memorial Day) and 330-239-2911 (after May 25).
Ledge Pool & Recreation Area is located at 1151 Ledge Road in Hinckley Reservation, west of State Road and east of Kellogg Road in Hinckley Township.
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