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The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department offers swim programs to help you learn to swim. It’s never too early or too late to learn this skill.

There are many benefits gained from swimming. It is a non-weight bearing activity that imposes minimal stress on the bones and joints, improves cardiovascular conditioning, as well as an effective way to manage weight and reduces stress. Swimming engages most of the major muscle groups—strengthening both the upper and lower body. Pregnant women in particular can benefit from swimming since it builds up abdominal and shoulder muscles, areas that are especially taxed by carrying a baby. Water exercise may also reduce joint stiffness and high blood pressure. It is also an enjoyable way to spend time with family and friends and stay cool during the hot summer months. If you are planning on going to a pool or the beach, swimming is an important skill to learn to stay safe and enjoy water recreation.

Swim Lessons: The City’s Jeff Ellis Learn-to-Swim Program offers group swim lessons designed for children ages six months to adult. Summer sessions run now through August 12, 2016, Tuesday through Friday for two consecutive weeks. All classes are 30 minutes long and are available at the Corpus Christi Natatorium, Greenwood, H-E-B, Oso*, and West Guth Pools. Group Lessons are $40 per person per 2-week session (8 lessons). For more information on the skills covered in each level or to register online, go to www.ccparkandrec.com or call the pool of your choice. Ask about our Private Lessons. 

Adaptive Aquatics: Persons with special needs can learn to swim, play in the water and socialize in the City’s Adaptive Aquatics program. All ages are welcome. Participants must be capable of appropriate personal hygiene and a parent or guardian must accompany participants in the water. Classes are offered on Saturdays, now through August 14, 2016, from 10am–12pm at Oso Pool*, 1109 Bernice Dr. Fee is $40 per person for the whole summer session. For more information, call the Oso Pool* Tuesday–Sunday from 1pm–6pm at 826-1727.  

*Oso Pool is currently closed for repairs and is expected to reopen on June 17, 2016.