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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Plainfield Recreation Division plunges into Summer readiness

Training teaches lifeguards lifesaving techniques.

Plainfield's Division of Recreation is winding up its 8-week early Spring programming and preparing to plunge into Summer programming preparations -- when the community's three pools will be open.

Once again, the Recreation Division is offering two series of lifeguarding classes set for the first three weeks of May.

Those wishing to become lifeguards must meet the following criteria --
  • Must be at least 15 years old;
  • Must be able to complete 12 laps;

  • Must have the ability to retrieve a 10-pound object, the return to surface and swim 20 yards on back to return to starting point, and
  • Attend a mandatory Prerequisite Course.
All classes will be held at the Plainfield High School pool, 950 Park Avenue.

To register, go to the city's website here, click on the button for "Recreation" and then scroll down to the link "Register on Community Pass here". For more information call the Recreation Division at (908) 753-3097.

Next week will mark the conclusion of three 8-week programs: Youth and Adult learn-to-swim classes at PHS, and Archery lessons at Washington Community School.

Meanwhile, Chess classes continue on Fridays (from 6:00 to 7:00 PM) at Hannah Atkins Community Center. The sessions are designed for beginners to advanced, from ages 5 to 17. Register on Community Pass (see instructions above) or call (908) 753-3097.

The Division of Parks and Recreation is on the first floor of City Hall Annex, 510 Watchung Avenue.

  -- Dan Damon [follow]
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