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Valorie Coleman
Public Relations Director
College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, MO 65726
Office: (417) 690-2212
Cell: (417) 365-2727

March 02, 2017

College of the Ozarks offers swim lessons

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — The College of the Ozarks Aquatics Department will offer swimming lessons this spring in the College pool. These lessons are limited to ages 6 months through 15 years and are part of the American Red Cross “Learn to Swim” program. The dates for the classes are April 17 -27.

Participants will be divided into groups based on their abilities.

  • Parent & Child Aquatics, ages 6 months to 2 years, will take place from 5-5:25 p.m., April 17-20. A $40 fee is required for this program.
  • Preschool Aquatics, ages 3 to 4 years, will take place from 5-5:25 p.m., April 24-27. A $40 fee is required for this program.
  • Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Aquatics are available for ages 5-15. Two sessions will be offered. The first session will be held from 5:30-6:10 p.m., and a second session from 6:15-6:55 p.m. Monday-Thursday, April 17-27. A $60 fee is required for this program.

Pre-registration begins on Wednesday, March 15.  To pre-register, e-mail your name, participant(s) name, age, time preference, swim level, and contact information to or call the C of O Fitness Center at 690-2353.  Enrollment is limited; pre-register as early as possible.

For additional information, contact the Public Relations Office at (417) 690-2212.

About College of the Ozarks

College of the Ozarks is a Christian, liberal arts college located on a 1,000-acre campus in Point Lookout, Missouri. Christian values, hard work, and financial responsibility comprise the fundamental building blocks of the “Hard Work U.” experience. The College earns numerous accolades yearly, including being named the #1 Best Value College in the Midwest for 2015 by “U.S. News & World Report.”

The Keeter Center — the College’s upscale lodge, restaurant, and conference facility — was ranked the No. 1 Top Small Hotel in the U.S. by TripAdvisor for 2016. It features fine dining, historic lodging, and meeting rooms. With more than 350 student workers, it is the largest work station on the College of the Ozarks campus.

To achieve its vision, College of the Ozarks pursues academic, vocational, Christian, patriotic and cultural goals. These goals are mirrored in School of the Ozarks, begun in fall 2012 for high school students, and the S. Truett Cathy Lower School, opened in fall 2014 to K-sixth grade students. Seventh and eighth grades were added in fall 2015, completing the K-college model. For information, call the public relations office at (417) 690-2212 or visit Follow College of the Ozarks at or on Twitter @CofOHardWorkU.


03.02.17 – Kelsey Pemberton


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