Nov 15, 2013

WMAF Receives New Hampshire Electric Co-Op Foundation Grant

The White Mountain Aquatic Foundation (WMAF) has recently been awarded a grant from the New Hampshire Electric Co-Op Foundation. 

The grant will subsidize the Learn to Swim Program for children and adults provided by the White Mountain Aquatic Center (WMAC). The Center provides aquatic programming to develop students of all ages into confident, skilled and lifelong swimmers. By providing a facility and programs the Foundation and Center hope to promote awareness and support for the safety, health and wellness of our community.

Learn to Swim classes endeavor to create positive experiences in the water, instill student confidence in their swimming skills so they are more willing to try new things and promote swimming as a lifelong activity. Swimming is taught with positive engagement in specific skills drills and creative water play.

Swimming is a skill sport. To become a master swimmer takes a lot of time and practice. Every swimmer is unique and progresses at their own pace. The Center's objective is to give students the best chance to become safe and confident swimmers by offering lots of practice, positive feedback and personalized reinforcement.

The development of swimming skills in the Learn to Swim program are usually done in a progressive manner but can be easily adapted to suit the age and/or ability level of the individual swimmers. Lessons emphasize proper buoyancy, balance, and breathing skills from the very beginning in a fun, nurturing atmosphere.

Get in the swim with us. The Aquatic Center is home to the Saco Valley Swim Team (SVST). Other programs include: Open Swim, Family Swim, Water Aerobics, Aqua Zumba, Water Movement for Seniors, Adult Swim Lessons, Masters Workout Group, Aqua Circuit Training, Birthday Pool Parties and more.