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Free Swim Lessons Available for Rising 3rd through 5th Graders

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Beginning on Monday, June 6th, The Salvation Army Kroc Center will host the Kiwanis Red Cross Learn to Swim program. The program will offer free swim lessons for rising 3rd through 5th graders who cannot swim. Students will take part in a series of eight lessons, teaching them about water safety and basic swim techniques. The Salvation Army Kroc Center has hosted this program since 2012. 

"We are thankful for the Learn to Swim partnership with The American Red Cross and Kiwanis International. It is important for every child to know basic water skills, especially in the upcoming summer months. If your child is a rising third through fifth grader and does not know how to swim, please contact the Kroc Center to register for this great program," shares Amy Boswell, Aquatics Director for The Salvation Army Kroc Center. 

The Kiwanis Red Cross Learn to Swim program will begin on Monday, June 6th. Students must complete all eight, 45-minute sessions to finish the course. Classes will take place Monday through Thursday and are offered at 9AM and 7:30PM.  All classes will take place at The Salvation Army Kroc Aquatics Center, located at 424 Westfield Street in Greenville. Space is currently still available for this program. Please call The Salvation Army Kroc Center at (864)527-5948 for more information. 

About the Kroc Centers 
In January 2004, The Salvation Army announced that Mrs. Kroc, widow of the McDonald's franchise founder Ray Kroc, had bequeathed $1.5 billion to be separated equally among the organization's four U.S. territories. The gift remains the largest individual philanthropic bequest ever made in the United States. Mrs. Kroc specifically directed The Salvation Army to use part of the money for endowments to help support the centers she envisioned across the United States, similar to the first Kroc Center she helped build in her hometown of San Diego with a gift of $90 million. That center continues to thrive, 13 years after its opening in a neighborhood that serves more than two dozen distinct ethnic groups. 
Today, 26 Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Centers operate in communities across the United States and Puerto Rico. For more information on the Greenville Kroc Center, visit 

About The Salvation Army 
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to 

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