Angie Brennan directs swimmers as they prepare for a workout set during a Top of the World Swimming practice on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022 at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. Brennan will be in the water instructing for Adult Learn to Swim. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Angie Brennan directs swimmers as they prepare for a workout set during a Top of the World Swimming practice on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022 at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. Brennan will be in the water instructing for Adult Learn to Swim. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Adult swim lessons return next month

Adult Learn to Swim is for any non-swimmer or beginner swimmer 18 or older who would like to learn the basics of swimming

Top of the World Swimming is taking registrations for its Adult Learn to Swim program, with classes set to start Feb. 27 at Kenai Central High School.

Adult Learn to Swim is for any non-swimmer or beginner swimmer 18 or older who would like to learn the basics of swimming, the group wrote in a release.

Classes are 30 minutes long and run at 7:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays until April 12. Courses are taught by United States Masters Swimming certified instructors Angie Brennan and Johna Beech. Each instructor will be in the water, and each can only have three students — capping the course at six.

Last month, Brennan told the Clarion that holding Adult Learn to Swim lessons was a priority for her and Top of the World because local residents are surrounded by water, but there aren’t many opportunities for adults to learn.

“It always amazes me that there’s just so many adults that don’t know how to swim,” she said.

Brennan and Beech first taught Adult Learn to Swim courses at Soldotna High School in 2019, before an increase in rental fees and then the COVID-19 pandemic put the program on hold. February’s classes will be the first return of the program.

Beech wrote in the release, “Permit is in hand! We did it! We are bringing back Adult Learn to Swim!!!”

For more information about Top of the World Swimming and the Adult Learn to Swim courses, visit facebook.com/towsalaska. To register, email Johna Beech at mizbeech@gmail.com.

Reach reporter Jake Dye at jacob.dye@peninsulaclarion.com.

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