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The Ogdensburg Parks & Recreation Department’s Elsa M. Luksich Municipal Pool will open Saturday at noon for the summer season. Cost per child is 50 cents and adults are only $1.

The department will be offering the following programs to the public:

SWIMMING LESSONS: Swimming lessons will be offered for all skill levels. The instructors are fully certified and will offer the standard Red Cross Program. Each child will be placed in a half hour time slot determined on the testing days.

The lessons are for children 4-14 and will be held Monday through Friday from 8-11:30 a.m. Testing and group assignments will be held June 26-27. Lessons will be held from June 30-Aug. 1. Fee is $25.

INFANT/TODDLER SWIM: This aquatic program has been developed to acquaint infants and toddlers ages 6-months to 4 years old to the water and as an introduction to the pre-school aquatics programs.

Its goal is to make the children comfortable in and around water and introduce some safety skills. The swimming companion will be taught how to utilize various holds and techniques to help the child get acclimated to the pool.

There will be two swim instructors conducting classes and helping all the participants. Requirement: parent, guardian, babysitter or responsible adult must be willing to accompany child in the water. The swim will be held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to noon July 3-26 at the municipal pool. Fee is $12.

EARLY BIRD ADULT SWIM: This adult only program is held Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6:15-7:15 a.m. and will begin June 23 and will go until Aug. 22. Cost is $65 a season or $3 a day.

WATER AEROBICS: Beginning July 8 – Aug. 21, every Tuesday and Thursday, Aqua-Aerobics will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the pool. This program will demonstrate various water exercises and routines to be worked on in groups or individually at your own pace.

Water aerobics/exercise is a good form of passive resistance exercise eliminating the stress of weight-bearing activities on your body’s joints and musculature. The cost of the program will be $5 a day or $55 for the entire summer.

POOL PARTIES: The department is now booking pool parties from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays and Sundays in June, July and August at the Elsa M. Luksich Municipal Pool.

The two-hour span would occur prior to public swimming opening at noon on the weekends. Cost will be $50 an hour.

To sign up for a pool party, stop by the Dobisky Visitor’s Center, 100 Riverside Ave., Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

POOL PASSES: Passes for the pool season for children are $10; adults are $20 and family passes are $35 for up to five people.

For more information call the Ogdensburg Parks & Recreation Department Office at 393-1980 or check out its Facebook page at “Ogdensburg City Recreation.”

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