July 20, 2007 - The City of Knoxville's Parks and Recreation
Division held a "Splash Jam" Friday at Ed Cothren Pool in Malcolm Martin Park for children
who participated in this year's Summer Playground Program.
About 100 Kids took part in the "jam" participating in games like
the water running race, traditional swim race, shallow water retrieval,
underwater frogman, four-person swim relay, diving, cannonball,
and diving retrieval.
The centers that won the most events in the friendly competition were:
1) Cecil Webb
2) Milton Roberts Recreation Center;
3) The Wee Course.
Children who attended City recreation centers in the Summer Playground Program have
taken field trips to the City's Ed Cothren and Inskip pools to learn water safety and
proper swimming techniques. The "Splash Jam" celebrated what they learned this summer.
A total of 980 children, ages 6 to 12, took part in Parks and Recreation's Summer
Playground Program this year.
The City Parks and Recreation Division will also be holding Red Cross swim lessons
for children ages 6 to 12 from July 30 - August 3, 2007. Lessons will be held from
10:00 - 10:45 a.m. and will cost $20 per child. For more information on the swim lessons,
please call 215-1406 or look for the Parks and Recreation section of the city's website