Bensalem Offers Swim Programs During Summer

Posted: June 12, 1994

Make plans for summer swimming at Bensalem Township School District's Summer Aquatic Program.

Swimming courses are available for preschoolers through adults. The first session will be from July 5 to 22. Registration will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. June 20 to 22 at Bensalem High School's pool lobby.

There also will be a second session of classes July 25 to Aug. 12. Registration for those courses will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 23.

Courses cost $50 to $60 for Bensalem residents and $55 to $65 for nonresidents.

All classes will be held at Bensalem High School, 4319 Hulmeville Rd.

Additionally, starting July 5, open swims will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and from 8:15 to 9:30 p.m. on weekdays. The pool will be closed Saturdays and Sundays. The charge is $1.50 per person, and registration is not required.

The pool also will open to senior citizens, at no charge, on weekdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Finally, swimmers and spring-board divers 4 to 19 years old are invited to register for the Bensalem Swim Team. Workouts and competitions begin June 28. Registration for the swim team will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on June 20 to 22 at Robert K. Shafer Middle School, 3333 Hulmeville Rd.

For more information on the programs and registration, call Joseph Kirby, the district's aquatic director, at 215-244-2899.

MUSIC WINNERS

* Musical performing groups from Maple Point Middle School garnered a number of first-place awards during the Music in the Parks competition at HersheyPark last week.

The groups came home with seven trophies, including first place for Junior High Madigral Choice, Middle School Treble Choir, Junior High Concert Choir and Junior High Concert Band, Junior High Orchestra and Junior High Jazz Ensemble.

The Jazz Band and Concert Band won the Judges' Award for the best group of their type in the festival. Kevin Ferguson was named outstanding jazz soloist.

The competition drew 29 musical groups from five states.

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

* The Philadelphia College of Bible Women's Auxiliary will hold its Strawberry Festival at 7 p.m. June 25.

The festival will feature strawberry desserts served on the lawn overlooking the school's pond.

The festival also will include a concert by Ron and Gary Matthews, pianists, trumpeters and vocalists who perform nationwide, beginning at 8 p.m. in the Chatlos Auditorium.

Tickets are $8. For reservations, call Philadelphia College of Bible at 215-752-5800 or send payment with a stamped, addressed envelope to PCB Women's Auxiliary, 200 Manor Ave., Langhorne, Pa. 19047-2900.

COMMUNITY SEMINAR

* Parents, pastors, church lay leaders and others are invited to participate in a "Community Impact Seminar" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 16 at Philadelphia College of Bible.

The seminar, which will be co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Family Institute and Focus on the Family, will detail methods creating change and defending values in communities and schools.

To obtain more information and to register, call Focus on the Family at 800-782-8227.

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