Swimming into the New Year
“Swim into the new year! It’s refreshing. It’s great exercise. And, it’s just plain fun! Swimming is good for the body and the spirit. It tones muscles and relieves stress. Lessons for all ages begin January 5th at the Thorp Area School Pool.”
Sam saw the above notice about swimming lessons in the community education bulletin that was mailed to their home. “Maybe this is the nudge I need to learn to swim,” he thought.
Sam had always wanted to learn how to swim. His kids had requested that they all go swimming at the lake last summer. They went, but all Sam could do was watch from shore.
Sam decided to go for it! This would be the year he learned to swim! He called the community education office. He said, “Hi, I’d like to find out more about your adult swimming lessons.” The staff person was very friendly and answered all of Sam’s questions.
He told Sam about the different dates, times, and classes. He also described the sliding fee scale. The cost of the class is based on a person’s income. Those who earn more money, pay more for the swimming class. Those who earn less money, pay less.
Sam registered for a Saturday 8:00 a.m. class. He was both excited and nervous about his upcoming lessons. His children were thrilled! They couldn’t wait to go swimming with him next summer!