CITY OF NEWARK OFFERS AQUATIC PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES AT JFK AND SHARPE JAMES/KENNETH A. GIBSON AQUATIC CENTERS NOW THROUGH JUNE

Classes range from overcoming fear of swimming to master levels; Water Aerobics, Stroke Development, and Parent & Child also offered

Newark, NJ – April 6, 2017 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Director of Recreation, Cultural Affairs, and Senior Services Patrick Council reminded residents today that the City of Newark is offering a wide array of  aquatic learning programs at the John F. Kennedy and Sharpe James/Kenneth A. Gibson Aquatic Centers now through June, for all ages.

Classes range from teaching adults to overcome “Fear of Swimming” to Master Swim Classes. There are also classes in Water Aerobics, Stroke Development, and Parent & Child. A full listing of classes follows.

“Swimming is one of the most fun and healthy pursuits imaginable,” Mayor Baraka said. “It can be enjoyed at any age, helps prevent obesity and related conditions, and enhances the swimmer’s quality of life. I congratulate our recreation team on holding these classes, and urge all Newark residents to participate in them.”

The John F. Kennedy Recreation and Aquatic Center is the City’s largest such facility, offering Newark residents of all ages a wide variety of daily recreation, exercise, and swimming programs. The facility features a multi-purpose exercise room, an NBA-regulation size basketball court, a state-of-the-art weight room and the only indoor/outdoor Olympic-size swimming pool in the State equipped with a retractable roof.

The Sharpe James/Kenneth A. Gibson Recreation and Aquatic Center offers Newark residents of all ages a wide variety of daily recreation, cultural, exercise, and swimming programs. The facility features a multi-purpose exercise room, and an indoor swimming pool, providing residents with access to year-round aquatic classes and recreational programs.

For more information visit www.newarknj.gov.

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