April 3, 2024

Nassau Swim Club Aquatics Program Has Benefited Community for Years

To the Editor:

I want to thank everyone who has written in support of the Nassau Swim Club. I have been a member of Nassau for almost four decades, and my children and grandchildren (and some of their cousins) have spent many magical summers there.

I am writing to mention another service to the community that Nassau has been offering for years at a very affordable cost. Designed for children of working parents, a full day aquatics program runs daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is open to children age 6 to 12. In the morning, children who are able to swim a full lane join the swim team practices, while the others receive swim lessons until ready to join.

At Nassau we routinely see children learn to swim in a week or two, and become proficient swimmers by the end of the summer. Interested children can also join the dive practices in the afternoon. The rest of the day they play games, do art and craft projects under shade trees, take history or nature walks, and hang together inside and outside the pool under the attentive watch of experienced counselors.

All this in a bucolic, nature filled environment, ideal for the mind and the body, conducive to relaxed and friendly interactions. There is no other program like this in the area, and there is no place like Nassau!

Chiara Nappi
Clover Lane