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American Red Cross Swim Lessons Available at Ewert Family Aquatic Center

The Joplin Parks & Recreation Department is offering morning and evening swim lessons throughout the summer, with the first session starting in June.

The American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim classes provide instruction to help swimmers of all ages and abilities develop their swimming and water safety skills, while offering students a positive and encouraging learning experience.

The Parent and Child Aquatics class helps young children, from six months to three years of age, get ready to swim by emphasizing fun in the water. The Preschool Aquatics class, for children age’s four to five, will help children develop survival skills and foundational swimming concepts. Children six years of age and older will learn aquatic and safety skills in the Learn-to-Swim class.

Three sessions, with either day or evening hours, will be offered throughout the summer at the Ewert Family Aquatic Center located at 7th and Murphy Boulevard. Class times and schedule can be found on joplinparks.org, the Joplin Parks and Recreation Facebook page, or by calling the Joplin Athletic Complex at 417-625-4750.

Schifferdecker Golf Course Introducing Family Fun Nights

Families can now enjoy the game of golf during unique and fun events this summer. Schifferdecker Golf Course, located at the corner of 7th and Schifferdecker, is offering Family Fun Nights. 

“We want to encourage families to unplug and get outside, and try new experiences.” said Daryn Buholt, golf professional at Schifferdecker Golf Course. “We are seeing more and more kids getting interested in golf and thought this would be a great way to get the entire family involved.”

Family Fun Nights will be offered on June 18, July 16, and August 20, with tee times starting at 5 p.m. Price for one adult and child with cart is $10; and two adults and two children with two carts is $20. Price includes a 9-hole round, putting course, and junior tees. The Clubhouse will be offering snow cones and $1 hotdogs.

For more information, or to register, call the Schifferdecker Golf Course at 417-624-3533.

Learn to Play Tennis with Joplin Parks and Recreation’s Tennis Professional

Beginning in June, Joplin Parks and Recreation will be offering varying levels of tennis instruction for area children and adults. Ken Goodall has joined the Joplin Parks and Recreation staff as Head Tennis Professional.

“With 30-plus years of tennis experience and recognized as the 1999 World Team Tennis Coach of the Year, Ken brings much experience to the instructional programs and private lessons,” said Paul Bloomberg, Assistant Director of Joplin Parks and Recreation.

Programs include introductory classes for children and adults as well as programs to prepare players for competitive play. Prices vary depending on program and age. Program offerings and schedule can be found on joplinparks.org, the Joplin Parks and Recreation Facebook page, or by calling the Joplin Athletic Complex at 417-625-4750.

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