Rec. Notes: A Swim with Winter Friends, water safety instructor certification

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Monroe Parks and Recreation's indoor pool season is held at Masuk High School. Contributed Photo

MONROE, CT — Information on an open swim at Masuk and a water safety instructor certification course are included in this edition of Rec. Notes. For information on Monroe Parks and Recreation programs, visit the department website or call the office at 203-452-2806.

Swim with Winter Friends

The Monroe Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a Swim with Winter Friends, an open swim at the Masuk High School pool, this Friday, Dec. 9, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Lifeguards will be on duty.

Entry is free for those bringing a donation for the Monroe Food Pantry. People of all ages are welcome to come and swim. Children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Parents are encouraged to bring their own cameras for pictures. The event will feature a Candy Cane Hunt in the water.

Water Safety Instructor certification

Monroe Parks and Recreation is offering an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification Class on January 9, 2023.

The registration deadline is Friday, Dec. 9, and a pre-test will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12, at the Masuk High School pool.

Students must be age 16 or older, have current and valid lifeguard certification, and pass a pre-test of knowledge on all four strokes. This is a blended learning class that will have in person water skills and online computer tasks.

The class if $200 for Monroe residents and $225 for nonresidents. Registration and payment is required prior to the course. A minimum of six participants is required.

Those who do not pass the pre-test will have their money refunded, minus the $25 testing fee.

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