County Executive Robert P. Astorino announced today that online registration for Westchester County’s popular Learn-to-Swim program at Tibbetts Brook Park in Yonkers and Saxon Woods Pool in White Plains is now open.

            “Knowing how to swim is not only a great skill to have but it can lead to a lifetime of fun and recreational fitness, and can even save your life,” Astorino said.

            The program offers swimming lessons for all ages and ability levels from toddlers to senior citizens according to American Red Cross guidelines.

Classes will be held beginning Tuesday, July 7, and will run through Friday, July 31.

Lessons for teens and adults will be held only at Saxon Woods Pool.

            The schedule for classes is as follows:

·         Pre-schoolers ages 3 – 5: classes meet Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. or from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

·         Children ages 6 – 8: classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

·         Children ages 9 – 12: classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9:30 a.m. to

10 a.m.

·         Adults and teens (13 and up):  classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. (Saxon Woods only)

Registration fee is $75, which includes pool admission fees for the participant. Adults and teens participating in the Learn-to-Swim program must present a valid Westchester County resident Park Pass on the first day of class; children under 12 registering for the lessons must be accompanied by a Park Pass-holding parent or adult guardian.

The Learn-to-Swim program is sponsored by Westchester County Parks.

            For more information or to register for the program, go to