Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Swimming with the guppies
One of the nice things about venerable Amherst College is that they annually provide affordable swim lessons for Amherst children; the entire AC Swim Team provides a super-low teacher/student ratio (sometimes simply a private lesson) in the meticulously maintained Pratt Pool.
My eight-year-old has patronized the program for 3 or 4 years now, and even my two-year-old is now participating.
This past year the town of Amherst did not open the outdoor War Memorial Pool for the first time in over fifty years (where lots of swim lessons normally would occur) and the indoor Middle School Pool is no longer available to average citizens (Leisure Services empire is too busy running the Golf Course.)
So this Amherst College program is now even more invaluable.