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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, June 2, 2006

Free swim classes set

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Advertiser Staff

The American Red Cross is offering free summer swim classes starting tomorrow for children and Monday for adults at Ala Moana Beach Park.

The adult sessions run 5:15 to 6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays. The children sessions (ages 4 to 12) are from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. on Saturdays.

New sessions begin June 26 and July 24 for adults and July 15 for children.

Registration is required. Information is available at Jamba Juice, www.hawaiiredcross.org or at 739-8146.

Adult volunteers also are being sought. Call 739-8131 or e-mail info@hawaiiredcross.org.



The city's Ocean Safety Division and the Hawaiian Lifeguard Association is taking registration for the Junior Lifeguard Program.

Seven sessions will be offered at Ala Moana, Kailua and 'Ehukai beaches and six sessions at Waimanalo and Poka'i Bay.

The first sessions start Monday.

The program is open to boys and girls ages 13 to 17 (by June 1, 2006). Strong swimming skills and a desire to learn about ocean safety is a must.

For details contact Matthew Miller at 589-2251 (mmiller@honolulu.gov) or James Barros 922-3888, ext. 28 (jbarros@honolulu.gov).

Registration can be found at www.myjuniorguards.com.



Beginner summer programs offered by Hawaii Shotokan Karate will start 5:30 p.m. June 14 at Lili'uokalani Elementary School in Kaimuki; 6 p.m. June 14 at Kapunahala Elementary School in Kane'ohe; and 5:30 p.m. June 15 at Noelani Elementary School in Manoa.

The three-month program costs $75 for one child, $100 for two children, $125 for a family; and $80 for one adult. For more information or to register, call 988-7128 or go to www.hawaiishotokankarate.com.



Island Pacific Academy of Kapolei is sponsoring karate and inline skate camps, June 12 to 16.

  • The karate camp, for youths in grades 1 to 9, is from 9 a.m. to noon daily. Instructors include George Kotaka and Hiro Kobayashi. For details, call Kotaka at 221-4928.

  • The inline skate camp, for youths in grades 4 to 9, is from 9 a.m. to noon at the Mililani Skate Rink. Instructors are professional hockey players Brett Smith and Ryan Manitowich of the Shreveport Mudbugs. Cost is $175. For details call Peggy at 674-3579.