During these hot summer days, a dip in the pool or lake sounds pretty good.

Well, for anyone who doesn't know how to swim, it might not seem like a good option.

Eleanor Covelli, assistant director at New Milford Parks & Recreation, would beg to differ.

In fact, last summer she launched a free Parks & Recreation swim lesson series for anyone aged 3 or older.

This summer, the free swim lessons are back at Lynn Deming Park in New Milford.

New Milford residents may participate July 18 through 20 from noon to 4 p.m. Anyone aged 3 and older could participate.

"The inaugural swim series had a large spectrum of participants," said Mrs. Covelli. "Anyone can learn how to swim, and it is such an important skill."

Many people still have fear of the water for themselves, their children and others.

Hopefully, with these swim lessons, swimming could go from frightening to fun. That's exactly what they're for.

"I hope for people to really see that the water is not to be feared," said Mrs. Covelli.

Last summer, the classes seemed to have that effect on the participants.

After a large turnout and a successful class, many people thanked Mrs. Covelli for starting the program and said they planned to go on to higher swimming levels.

Even just this beginners' swim class can help people quite a bit, Mrs. Covelli opined.

Swimmers are divided by age and skill levels for specific attention and are matched with the instructor who best fits each group.

Each group will focus on various activities, and even play water games.

Anyone who goes to the class is sure to have fun, predicted Mrs. Covelli, which very likely will secure the class a large turnout.

"We had 90 people last year," said the Parks & Recreation assistant director. "I hope there are even more this year."

The classes are open on a first-come, first served basis. Registration is held at the Parks & Recreation office, located at 47 Bridge St.

Lynn Deming Park is located along Candlewood Lake Road North.

Free swim lesson set at Lynn Deming

In these hot summer days, a dip in the pool or lake sounds pretty good.

Well, for anyone who doesn't know how to swim, it might not seem like an option.

But Eleanor Covelli would beg to differ.

In fact, last summer she launched a free swim lesson series for anyone age three and above with Park and Recreation.

This summer, the swim lessons are back at Lynn Deming in New Milford to be offered to New Milford residents July 18 through 20 from noon to 4 p.m.

Anyone age three and older can participate in the lesson.

The inaugural swim series had a large spectrum of participants, said Mrs. Covelli.

"Anyone can learn how to swim, and it is such an important skill," she stated.

Many people still have fear of the water for themselves, their children, and others.

But hopefully, with these swim lessons, swimming can go from frightening to fun. That's exactly what they're for.

"I hope for people to really see that the water is not to be feared," said Mrs. Covelli.

Last year, the classes seemed to have that effect on the participants.

After a large turnout and a successful class, many people thanked Mrs. Covelli for starting the program and planned on going on to higher swimming levels.

But even just this beginners' swim class can help people quite a bit.

Swimmers are divided up into age and skill levels for specific attention and are matched with the instructor that best fits each group.

Each group focuses on various activities, and even play water games.

Anyone who goes to the class is sure to have fun, which very likely will secure the class a large turnout.

Hopefully a bigger turnout than even the large crowd of last year.

"We had 90 people last year. I hope there are even more this year."

Free swim lesson set at Lynn Deming

In these hot summer days, a dip in the pool or lake sounds pretty good.

Well, for anyone who doesn't know how to swim, it might not seem like an option.

But Eleanor Covelli would beg to differ.

In fact, last summer she launched a free swim lesson series for anyone age three and above with Park and Recreation.

This summer, the swim lessons are back at Lynn Deming in New Milford to be offered to New Milford residents July 18 through 20 from noon to 4 p.m.

Anyone age three and older can participate in the lesson.

The inaugural swim series had a large spectrum of participants, said Mrs. Covelli.

"Anyone can learn how to swim, and it is such an important skill," she stated.

Many people still have fear of the water for themselves, their children, and others.

But hopefully, with these swim lessons, swimming can go from frightening to fun. That's exactly what they're for.

"I hope for people to really see that the water is not to be feared," said Mrs. Covelli.

Last year, the classes seemed to have that effect on the participants.

After a large turnout and a successful class, many people thanked Mrs. Covelli for starting the program and planned on going on to higher swimming levels.

But even just this beginners' swim class can help people quite a bit.

Swimmers are divided up into age and skill levels for specific attention and are matched with the instructor that best fits each group.

Each group focuses on various activities, and even play water games.

Anyone who goes to the class is sure to have fun, which very likely will secure the class a large turnout.

Hopefully a bigger turnout than even the large crowd of last year.

"We had 90 people last year. I hope there are even more this year."

A few things I noticed on a quick glance:

how will people sign up/who do they call for more information?

Are people expected to be there for four hours, as the article states classes are from noon to 4 p.m., do people need to sign up for a time slot during the 4-hour class,; or can people just show up whenever?

Who is Eleanor Covelli? (we all may know, but the public may not know). Be sure to get her title.

The majority of people probably know where Lynn Deming is, but some people may not. Add the address.