Nova Scotia

Halifax to take the plunge with free swimming lessons

Halifax Regional Municipality is offering free swimming lessons this summer at its outdoor beaches and the Halifax Commons outdoor pool.

Halifax Regional Municipality is offering free swimming lessons this summer at its outdoor beaches and the Halifax Common outdoor pool.

The lessons will be offered for all levels starting July 2.

Spokesperson Janet Bryson said this is the first time the city has offered all classes for free. It includes bronze medallion, bronze cross and junior lifeguard programs.

"There still is a certain number of positions available for each of the classes offered for each of the beaches throughout HRM, so it’s important that people go on if they want to take part and register," she said.

Registration for the lessons starts in three weeks – on June 5.  

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