Things are going swimmingly at the SECA Pool.
The organization's annual swimming lessons remain popular and paramount.
Led by SECA Sharks swim team coaches and SECA lifeguards, lessons run from June 17-August 8.
The second session ends Thursday, July 11. The third session will be held July 15-25 with the fourth session July 29-August 8.
The lessons are for kids between the ages of 3-12. Three to five year olds are grouped as are those between the ages of six to 12. The aspiring swimmers are further divided into one of three groups – beginner, intermediate, and advanced.
Amy Morrison's four-year-old triplets, Wesley, Jace, and Lea, are attending SECA lessons for the first time to learn "water safety" and "water awareness.
"They seem to like it," Morrison said. "They're excited to come."
It is also an enjoyable experience for the instructors. "I get to watch them get progressively better from day to day," said Maddie Lasko, who coaches the Sharks swim team.
"You can see how excited they are to be here. Sometimes you can't get them out of the water … They're nice, sweet kids and it's good to get them to learn how to swim."
The lessons could even be life-saving. "It's a good life skill," said Lasko. "The world has a lot of water. Families like to go to the beach. It's important they learn skills like bobbing and treading."
Instructor Sophie Plechner has fun interacting with the participants.
"I like being in the water and working one-on-one with the kids," Plechner said.
"I'm a lifeguard so I'm usually watching them so it's nice to be in the water with the kids."
Said instructor Greta Plechner: "It's fun to see them improve from the beginning to the end, especially the little ones. They come in not knowing how to swim and then they can swim across the diving well. It's cool to see. I took lessons and now it's nice to lead the next generation of kids."