500 Sails announces new free swimming and sailing classes for February

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SWIMMING (all at Guma Sakman):

• Gamsun Project - for youth K-12. Half-day Fridays, Feb. 7 & 28, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

• Sirena Project - for women and girls ages 12+, Saturdays, Feb. 8, 15, 22, & 29, 10 a.m.-11 a.m.

• Lifeguard Swim Test Prep - for ages 15+, Tuesdays/Thursdays 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Feb. 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27.

• Dolphin Club Saipan Monday Wakeup Swims - for adults (including beginners), Mondays, Feb. 10, 17, 24 at 6 a.m.

The classes are taught by volunteers, led by Coach Emma, who has had over 1, 200 students in her classes in the last three years. She is a kind, funny, and welcoming teacher for all levels.

• Lalåyak - A Beginners Guide to Sailing a Chamorro Canoe (all classes at Guma Sakman)

This is an intensive class made up of six lessons, three land and three sea, plus 10 practice sails led by captains-in-training. Classes take place on Saturdays, Feb. 8 through 22. Morning sessions are 9 a.m. to noon; afternoon sessions are 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

You must pass a swimming test on first day to participate. Test includes swimming to tank closest to Guma Sakman (about 400 meters) and back using any stroke without stopping; the test is untimed. In addition, you must tread water for one hour.

Class is team taught by Cecilio Raiukiulipiy and Pete Perez, along with other Lalåyak graduates.

For more information: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., visit http://www.500sails.org, follow 500 Sails at https://www.facebook.com/500Sails, or call Emma Perez at 670-285-4268.


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