Low-cost swim lessons for kids

October 20, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
One of the greatest things parents can do is teach their kids how to swim. A local Olympian is offering that opportunity to young children in Oakland. Leigh Glaser went poolside to take a look at this low-cost swim program.

About Rolandas Gimbutis:
Rolandas is a three time Olympian in swimming. Rolandas swam for Lithuania. He is also a swim coach and dedicated much of his time to the Oakland after school swimming program at Laney College in Oakland. This is a nonprofit, low cost swim lesson program in Oakland. Rolandas teaches kids of all ages how to swim. The program began 10 years ago with only 5 students now it has grown to over 250 participants. After taking some needed time off from competition, Rolandas is the National Champion of Lithuania in the 50m and 100m freestyle, and was a member of NCAA and US Open record breaking 400 freestyle relay team swimming for University of California, Berkeley. He is instructing both our young swimmers as well as developing our nationally competitive swim team. Currently Rolandas if preparing for his 4th Olympic Games that will talk place in London in 2012. Oakland's AFTER SCHOOL SWIM PROGRAM/Oakland Community Pools Project

About Oakland Community Pools Project:
Oakland Community Pools Project (OCPP) is a non-profit swim organization dedicated to the success of Oakland youth. As a community based not-for-profit 501 (c) 3, OCPP provides aquatic programs to the youth of Oakland. The life-skills taught in the water give the opportunity to realize their potential in and out of the water. The program runs through October and then again in the spring and summer.

www.oaklandswimming.org
Phone: (510) 594 - 4309
Email: info@oaklandswimming.org

Mailing address:
Oakland Community Pools Project
4096 Piedmont Ave. #181
Oakland, CA. 94611-5221

Practices are held at the Laney College Aquatic Center. Laney College is located at 900 Fallon Street in Oakland.


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