Swim Instruction Offered at Community Pool

Livingston Senior, Youth and Leisure Services will offer all residents, regardless of their pool membership status, swim instruction at the Haines Memorial Pool. Instruction is for children who will be three years old by June 30, 2010, and older. Two three-week sessions will be offered with classes meeting Monday through Thursday. Session I will run from Tuesday, July 6th - Thursday, July 22nd. Session II will run from Monday, July 26th - Thursday, August 12th. Forty-five minute lessons will be held on the hour, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM and 12:00 noon, at the Haines Pool.

Registration will be by a lottery system. A specific number of spaces, regardless of swim level/ability, will be allotted for each session, and hour of instruction.

Participants will complete a lottery form indicating choice of session and time, and a registration form at the Senior, Youth and Leisure Services (SYLS) Office, 204 Hillside Avenue. Only one lottery number per family will be issued. All siblings listed on the form will be enrolled when your lottery number is drawn. Family members do not have to take lessons at the same time. To ensure that each child is in the proper ability/skill level, testing will be conducted Tuesday, June 29th through Thursday, July 1st, from 10:00 AM to 12:45 PM at the Haines Pool. A sign up sheet for an assigned testing time will be available at the SYLS Office at the time of payment for lessons made, children will be placed in the appropriate level based on test results. Therefore, it is imperative that all children wishing to participate in the swim instruction program be tested prior to the start of lessons.

Lottery forms and registration forms will be available at the SYLS Office starting Monday, April 12th. All forms must be completed at the SYLS Office by Saturday, May 1st. No forms will be accepted after that date. The lottery drawing will be held at the Senior / Community Center, 204 Hillside Avenue, on Tuesday, May 4th at 9:30 AM. Participants need NOT be present for the drawing. All results will be posted at the SYLS Office, Northland Community Center and Monmouth Court Community Center beginning Friday, May 12th. It is your responsibility to check those postings for your assigned placement.9 Payment for lessons for those in the lottery will be accepted at the SYLS Office in person or my mail until Saturday, May 22nd at 1:00 PM during scheduled office hours. Checks made payable to the Township of Livingston may be mailed to 204 Hillside Avenue to be received no later than 4:30 PM on Friday, May 21st. Failure to make payment by the deadline will result in forfeiture of your assigned lottery placement. Participants may register for only one session at this time. After the lottery drawing, any unfilled spaces will be made available beginning Friday, May 7th to those not in the lottery on a first come, first served basis. In July an additional registration will be held for those in Session I desiring any unfilled spaces in Session II.

A parent or a designated representative may complete registration and payment; however a parent or guardian signature is required on the registration form. If any further information is desired, please call the Senior, Youth and Leisure Services Office at 973-535-7925.

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