WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - The City of West Palm Beach is considering partnering with Palm Beach County Drowning Prevention Coalition to offer low income families an opportunity to receive free swimming lessons.
The Learn to Swim Program would distribute vouchers to individuals who qualify and can then be redeemed for swimming lessons at designated aquatic facilities within Palm Beach County.
If the item is approved families will be able to apply for the free swimming vouchers directly through the Palm Beach County Drowning Prevention Coalition.
Vouchers would be available for children ages 3 to 12. The voucher reimbursement will be at the present lesson fee of $35/resident and $44/non-city resident.
Lessons are offered throughout the year at varying times both mornings and evenings. During the summer months classes are offered throughout the day.
The city is set to discuss this issue at their city's commission meeting on Monday, April 1st at 5:00 p.m.
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