PHOTOS: Swim party fun for Shelton youth at the community center

The Shelton Youth Service Bureau’s swim party attracted an enthusiastic group of seventh-graders to the Shelton Community Center on the night of Friday, March 27. (Photos by Brad Durrell)

From left at the seventh-grader Shelton swim party are Nico Andreozzi, Jordan McCarthy, Aaliyah Sanchez, Jillian Washington and Arianna Boswell.

From left at the seventh-grader Shelton swim party are Nico Andreozzi, Jordan McCarthy, Aaliyah Sanchez, Jillian Washington and Arianna Boswell.

The municipal agency holds separate evening swims for fifth-, sixth- and seventh-graders in March every year.

From left are Vanessa Lewis, Holly Mosher and Ashley Kearns.

From left are Vanessa Lewis, Holly Mosher and Ashley Kearns.

“It’s a safe, supervised place for the kids to hang out and socialize,” said the Youth Service Bureau’s Dee Kopec, who oversaw the event. Lifeguards also were on duty at the community center’s swimming pool.

 

Taylor Green, left, and Julie Hoff at the seventh-grader swim.

Taylor Green, left, and Julie Hoff at the seventh-grader swim.

All the participating students attend Shelton Intermediate School.

The Shelton Youth Service Bureau was formed in 1988 and offers various services and activities for young people in Shelton, including Tween/Teen Center, life skills classes, Halloween Trick or Trunk, safe babysitting course, peer advocates/community services, and substance abuse education.

From left are Magdalena Martin, Tori Weed and Claire Manger.

From left are Magdalena Martin, Tori Weed and Claire Manger.

From left are Samantha Kovalsky, Caitlin Rodko and Samantha Chase.

From left are Samantha Kovalsky, Caitlin Rodko and Samantha Chase.

Youngsters in the pool during the seventh-grade swim party.

Youngsters in the pool during the seventh-grade swim party.

 

 

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