LIHUE — The first rule of water safety is learning to swim, said Mokihana Aquatics coach Orlando “O” Anaya.
As part of its curriculum in its Learn to Swim program, Mokihana Aquatics is the only program in the state that incorporates an ocean safety component in its classes.
Mokihana Aquatics announces the return of the summer Learn to Swim program for newborns to youth 12 years old. It will also return its Summer Swim League, which hosts its Splash Bash, or more commonly known as the Lollipop Meet, following the program at the end of summer.
All of the Mokihana Aquatics Learn to Swim programs are at the Kauai High School pool. The Summer Swim League will be held at three swimming pools — Kapaa, Waimea, and Kauai High School. Participants are encouraged to use sunscreen.
Detailed information on the classes can be found in rack cards, which are available at all of the public libraries on Kauai, JC’s Flowers and Mini Mart in Kapaa, Kauai Electronics in Lihue, and JoJo’s Anuenue Shave Ice in Waimea. Information can also be found at www.mokihanaaquatics.com.
Space is still available for its two final spring after-school programs. Session II starts on April 18 at the Kauai High School pool, and Session III starts on May 19.
In addition to the swim classes, Anaya said Mokihana Aquatics is bringing back its adult swimming and aquacise classes. Dates and times of these classes are still pending, but Anaya said these classes should be starting in May.