No Cost Swimming Lessons
Camden County has dedicated to use ARPA revenue loss funds to help the children in our community in a partnership with the City of St. Marys.
The Camden County Public Service Authority (PSA) has a heated pool and is willing to provide year around swimming instruction. Camden County and the City of St. Marys have committed $25,000 to provide 200 children with no cost swimming lessons.
Why Swimming Lessons?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death for children under the age of 14. Each day in the US 11 children die of drowning and another 22 suffer non-fatal drowning injuries that can lead to permanent disabilities.
How Can My Child Participate?
Registration will take place September 1-15, 2022. During this time period, registration may be completed by calling the PSA at 912-729-5600 or by visiting them at 1050 Wildcat Drive in Kingsland.
Classes will start October 3, 2022. Each session will be two weeks with lessons Monday-Thursday for a total of eight (8) 35-minute classes. They will take place between 4:00-6:30pm.
Age limits will be 6 months to 17 years old. Children 3 years old and younger will require an adult to be in the pool with them.
What if We Need Transportation?
The Coastal Regional Commission's Transportation Services provides no cost transportation to any destination in Camden County with Coastal Regional Coaches bus system. The No Cost Transportation program is provided by a partnership with Camden County and the City of St. Marys.
Any Camden County resident can use this program to attend swimming lessons at the PSA or for any other need within the County at no cost.