One of the most important services that the town of Unity provides its youth is the opportunity to participate in swimming lessons in the summer. Paula Maxim has taught swimming lessons for the town of Unity for more than 30 years, calling herself “the old lady of the lake” and loves each new season. Children ages 5 and up can participate. Children who are 4 years old are welcome into the lessons as long as there is an adult, such as their parent, with them who provide floatation support.

To sign up for lessons, call Paula Maxim at 745-4244. Lessons are free. Feel free to call with any questions also.

Unity parents continue to support the program, and appreciate the consistency of instruction and knowing that their children will learn new swimming and life saving skills early in the season to practice all summer. Lessons consist of learning swimming strokes as well as life saving skills such as reaching and wading assists, throwing a life ring and how to swim using various types of life jackets. As children progress through the sequence of instruction, they learn new swimming strokes and techniques to increase the distance they can swim The continued financial support of the townspeople through funding this instruction is appreciated by Paula the instructor, parents and most importantly the children of Unity.

Swimming lesson will run June 23 to July 3 in the morning. Lessons are one half hour long and grouped according to age and ability.