A Meet-and-Greet and Registration event will be held from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Saturday, May 19, for kids interested in joining the CHRISTUS St. Michael Health & Fitness Center children’s competitive swim team.
“This is a program we are very excited about, and we can’t wait to get it started,” said Ben Mayo, former swimmer for Texas High and Southern Methodist University, who will be coaching the team. “Swimming is a fantastic activity for kids because it is fun, it’s a great workout, and it doesn’t put too much stress on the body. It’s great for all ages!”
To qualify for the team, boys and girls, ages 6 to 15, must be able to swim 25 yards without stopping or needing assistance. During the May 19 event at the CHRISTUS St. Michael Health & Fitness Center, swimmers will have the chance to meet Coach Mayo and register for the team. The swim team will meet for practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 – 8 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. beginning May 29 at the CHRISTUS St. Michael Health & Fitness Center pool.
Swimmers must provide their own goggles and swimsuit (girls must wear one-piece swimsuits). The cost to be on the team will be $250 for members (including immediate family members of a member) and $300 for non-members. The fee will cover a swim cap, race entry fees, swim meet entry fees, a pool pass and a team t-shirt.
“During the summer months, it’s important that kids get off the couch and get a good amount of activity to stay healthy,” said Mayo. “This team will offer kids the chance to compete and have fun together – and also stay out of that summer heat by getting in the pool!”
For additional information, please contact the CHRISTUS St. Michael Health & Fitness Center at 903-614-4441 or go online to www.stmichaelfitness.com<http: