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May 28, 2019 by Karen Ireton

Club Fit named “GOLD LEVEL” Learn-To-Swim Provider by American Red Cross

Both Briarcliff and Jefferson Valley locations awarded “GOLD LEVEL” status

When Club Fit Briarcliff Aquatics Director Ruth Garcia visited the Greenwich American Red Cross office on May 16th, she thought it was simply for a “meet & greet.” She had no idea she would be leaving with four awards for Club Fit! We are pleased to announce both our Briarcliff and Jefferson Valley locations have been awarded the “GOLD LEVEL Learn-To-Swim Provider” designation for 2017 and 2018.

Ted, Ruthie, and Patrick happily displaying our Gold Level awards from the American Red Cross
Club Fit Briarcliff General Manager Ted Gilsinger with Briarcliff Aquatics Director Ruth Garcia and Jefferson Valley Aquatics Director Patrick Montgomery happily displaying Gold Level awards from the American Red Cross

“It was a very small presentation with our Territory Rep, John (Jack) Harder who did a power point presentation on different things the American Red Cross is doing to make the community a better, safer place,” Ruthie explains. “During said presentation, awards and recognition took place. To be honest, the event invite was sent out to about 36 different organizations and only Club Fit Briarcliff showed up, though a bunch RSVP’d they would be attending. I’m really glad we went because we ended up getting these awards, and not all locations received awards. “

Ruthie knows she has a great staff in place. “At Club Fit Briarcliff, we are proud to be able to make a difference in our community by hosting a thriving Learn To Swim program, where our highly qualified and trained American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors are empowered to deliver the finest swim lessons possible!  We are also very excited to have such a large and dynamic crew of skilled Lifeguard Instructors so that we are able to turn out so many new lifeguards into our community making our local pools and beaches safer. Our American Red Cross training really helps to set us apart from different options in the community, and we are honored to represent The American Red Cross at Club Fit Briarcliff!”

Club Fit JV Aquatics Director Patrick Montgomery reiterates the club’s focus on safe and effective training “Our swim lessons suit the needs of all ages, and needs. We can work with adults who have never learned to swim, and get them in the water to feel safe, and they can learn to swim for pleasure or exercise. Our basic common goal is to teach the safety lessons developed by the American Red Cross, starting from the age of 6 months old, up to adults. Club Fit swim programs adhere to the “gold standard” set by the American Red Cross. Water safety is the most important factor in any swim training program. We can also help develop skills for the future competitive or long distance swimmer. We have instructors of all ages, both male and female, so we have the perfect match for any student!”

Want to know more about our swim offerings? Visit our swim lessons program pages!

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