School District Announces Summer Swim Program

The St. Bernard Parish School Board will sponsor swimming lessons this summer at the Chalmette High School Swimming Pool to current 1st-5th graders who are residents of St. Bernard Parish.

Two sessions are offered, May 28th – June 8th and June 11th – 22nd. Each session consists of 10 one-hour swim classes taught by certified water safety instructors. A lifeguard will also be on duty. Classes begin at 11:00 A.M. each day and run throughout the day with the final class beginning at 3:15 P.M. There is a $50 charge per session in order to offset the costs of pool maintenance and swim staff.

Limited spots are available in both sessions, and registration is completed on a first-come-first-served basis. Registration applications are available at the St. Bernard Parish School Board Office – 200 E. St. Bernard Hwy. The offices are open at 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday, and until 4:00 p.m. on Friday. Please be prepared to present proof of residence in St. Bernard and the $50 lesson fee at the time of registration.

Please note that parents are not able to attend lessons with their child. This creates a distraction and can present a safety hazard during class time. Parents are responsible for transportation to and from swim class.

For additional information, please call Yvette McNamara at the School Board Office, 301-2000.