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Registration open Oct. 15, 2018 |  Lifeguard Fact Sheet | Refund Policy

The American Red Cross program (28 hours) provides lifeguards with skills to keep patrons of aquatic facilities safe in and around water. This class includes training in First Aid and CPR/ AED for the Professional Rescuer. Participants must be at least 15 years of age before the end of the course to enroll. Lifeguard/First Aid & CPR/AED certifications are valid for two years. Participants must attend all class sessions in order to obtain certifications.

Precourse: At the beginning of the course, all students must successfully complete a 300 yard continuous swim, retrieve a 10 pound brick from the bottom of the pool and tread water for two minutes to remain enrolled in the course.

No refunds will be given to persons who fail any part of this course.

Dates: December 7-9, 2018 
Deadline: 
11/23/18 
Dec. 7, 6-10 p.m.
Dec. 8, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Dec. 9, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Dates: December 26-28, 2018 
Deadline: 
12/12/18
Dec. 26, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Dec. 27, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Dec. 28, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Dates: February 8-10, 2019 
Deadline: 
1/25/2019 
Feb. 8, 6-10 p.m.
Feb. 9, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Feb. 10, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Dates: March 8-10, 2019 
Deadline: 
02/22/2019
March 8, 6-10 p.m.
March 9, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
March 10, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Dates: April 5-7, 2019 
Deadline: 
03/22/19
April 5 , 6-10 p.m.
April 6, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
April 7, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Dates: May 3-5, 2019 
Deadline: 
04/19/2019
May 3 , 6-10 p.m.
May 4, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
May 5, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

No refunds will be given after deadline: In fairness to all participants, each withdrawal from a program will be assessed a $5 processing fee. If a medical problem arises during the activity/class, a physician’s written excuse must be presented stating that participation is restricted. In the case of a medical excuse, a percentage of whatever class time remains will be refunded. If the program/activity is canceled by the department, you will get the choice of having a full refund issued to your account or a refund check issued to the person who paid for the enrollment

Location:  The W indoor pool & wet classroom. Class schedules will be handed out of the first day.
Fee: $180

The Lifeguard Review Course is a way to renew your current certifications. Participants should come prepared to successfully demonstrate their practical skills and pass the written exams. Participants must pass the pre-course swim exam, written exam, and skills check. Certification received upon fulfilling course requirements: Lifeguard, First Aid CPR for the Professional Rescuer (valid for 2 years).

Prerequisites: Individuals with a current Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED or Shallow Water Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certificate may participate in a review course. Proof of current valid American Red Cross issued Lifeguard certificationis required to participate in the course.

Course Requirements: Participants must attend and participate in all subsequent sessions including class room work and skills practice. To receive the associated certification, participants must satisfactorily demonstrate all Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR skills, and pass the course written exam with at least a score of 80%.

Course Length: 13 hours

No refunds will be given after deadline: In fairness to all participants, each withdrawal from a program will be assessed a $5 processing fee. If a medical problem arises during the activity/class, a physician’s written excuse must be presented stating that participation is restricted. In the case of a medical excuse, a percentage of whatever class time remains will be refunded. If the program/activity is canceled by the department, you will get the choice of having a full refund issued to your account or a refund check issued to the person who paid for the enrollment

No refunds will be given to persons who fail any part of this course or fail to show proof of previous certification.

Fee: $100

Date: Dec. 1, 2018
8 a.m.-9 p.m. 
Deadline: 
12/17/2018

Date: Jan. 13, 2019
9 a.m.-10 p.m. 
Deadline: 
12/30/2018

Date: March 23, 2019
9 a.m.-10 p.m. 
Deadline: 
03/09/2019

Date: April 13, 2019
8 a.m.-9 p.m. 
Deadline: 
3/30/2019

Date: May 19, 2019
9 a.m.-10 p.m. 
Deadline: 
05/05/2019

The WSI class is a class that provides knowledge and skills necessary to teach swimming lessons and other water safety classes through understanding how to use course materials, how to conduct training sessions, and how to evaluate participant progress. Students must attend all classes to receive certification. Must be at least 16 years of age before the end of the course.

Dates/ Times:
May 11, 2019 Times TBD 
May 12, 2019 Times TBD
May 13, 2019 Times TBD

Location: The W indoor pool
Fee: $275
Max. Enrollment: 12
Min. enrolment: 3

Deadline: April 27, no refunds will be given after April 27. In fairness to all participants, each withdrawal from a program will be assessed a $5 processing fee. If a medical problem arises during the activity/class, a physician’s written excuse must be presented stating that participation is restricted. In the case of a medical excuse, a percentage of whatever class time remains will be refunded. If the program/activity is canceled by the department, you will get the choice of having a full refund issued to your account or a refund check issued to the person who paid for the enrollment.

The LGI class trains instructor candidates to teach basic-level Lifeguarding, Shallow Water Attendant, Lifeguard Management, and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer. One week before the course begins, registered participants will receive a link from their instructor to an online quiz designed by the Red Cross. All participants must complete and pass this quiz, which is an additional $35 payable to the Red Cross. Candidates then must complete the full LGI course and pass the LGI exam to obtain certification. No refunds will be given to persons who fail any part of this course. 

Location:  The W indoor pool. Class schedules will be handed out of the first day.
Dates/ Times: Dec. 6-9
    Dec. 6, 4-6 p.m.
    Dec. 7, 6-10 p.m.
    Dec. 8, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
    Dec. 9, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Registration deadline: Nov. 23
Max Enrollment: 
Min Enrollment: 2
Location:  The W indoor pool. Class schedules will be handed out of the first day.
Fee: $250

If a medical problem arises during the activity/class, a physician’s written excuse must be presented stating that participation is restricted. In the case of a medical excuse, a percentage of whatever class time remains will be refunded. If the program/activity is canceled by the department, you will get the choice of having a full refund issued to your account or a refund check issued to the person who paid for the enrollment.

The American Red Cross Community CPR Class teaches the skills necessary to prevent, recognize, and provide basic care for breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children, and infants until advanced medical personnel arrive. The American Red Cross First Aid course gives individuals the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide basic first aid care for injuries and sudden illness until advanced medical personnel arrive. Certifications are valid for two years.

CLASS DATES/ TIMES
TBD
Location: The W Wet Classroom
Fee: $95
Max. Enrollment: 10
Min. Enrollment: 4

SWIM LESSONS

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Swim lessons include all levels of the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Program. Lessons are taught by American Red Cross certified water safety instructors. Learn-to-Swim teaches aquatic and safety skills in a logical progression. The objective is to teach people of all ages to swim and to be safe in, on, and around the water and give students a positive learning experience. Click below for a detailed description of the skills taught at each level.

Parents and children learn together to increase a child’s comfort level in the water and build a foundation of basic skills, such as arm and leg movements and breath control. The two levels are fun-filled and help introduce water safety concepts, encouraging a healthy recreational habit that your entire family can enjoy.

Parent/Infant:
Provides experiences and activities for children to: 
• Learn to ask for permission before entering the water. 
• Learn how to enter and exit the water in a safe manner. 
• Feel comfortable in the water. 
• Explore submerging to the mouth, nose and eyes and fully submerging. 
• Explore buoyancy on the front and back position. 
• Change body position in the water. 
• Learn how to play safely. 
• Experience wearing a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket. 
• Plus age-appropriate water safety topics. 

Parent/Toddler 

Builds upon the skills learned in Parent/Infant and provides experiences and activities for children to: 

• Establish expectation for adult supervision.
• Learn more ways to enter and exit the water in a safe manner.
• Explore submerging in a rhythmic pattern.
• Glide on the front and back with assistance.
• Perform combined stroke on front and back with assistance.
• Change body position in the water.
• Experience wearing a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket in the water.
• Plus age-appropriate water safety topics.

Throughout the three levels, preschool-age children are taught basic aquatic safety and swimming skills, all the while increasing their comfort level in and around the water. Skills are age-appropriate, helping children achieve success on a regular basis and enjoy social interactions with other children. As in all Swimming and Water Safety courses, your child will always know that it’s safety first.

Preschool Level A — Orients children to the aquatic environment and helps them gain basic aquatic skills. Minimum age: 4 years old, up to 5 years old 
•  Enter water using ramp, steps or side 
•  Exit water using ladder, steps or side 
•  Blow bubbles through mouth and nose 
•  Submerge mouth, nose and eyes 
•  Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects 
•  Front glide and recover to a vertical position 
•  Back glide and recover to a vertical position 
•  Back float 
•  Roll from front to back and back to front 
•  Tread with arm and hand actions 
•  Alternating and simultaneous arm and leg actions on front 
•  Alternating and simultaneous arm and leg actions on back 
•  Combined arm and leg actions on front and back 
•  Plus age-appropriate water safety topics

Preschool Level B — Helps children gain greater independence in their skills and develop more comfort in and around water. Recommended ages: 4 and 5 year olds 
•  Enter water by stepping in from a deck or low height
•  Exit water using ladder, steps or side
•  Bobbing
•  Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects
•  Front float
•  Back glide and float and recover to a vertical position
•  Roll from front to back and back to front
•  Tread water using arm and leg actions
•  Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
•  Finning arm action on back
•  Plus age-appropriate water safety topics

Preschool Level C — Helps children start to gain basic swimming propulsive skills to be comfortable in and around water. Recommended ages: 5 & 6 year olds 
•  Enter water by jumping in
•  Fully submerge and hold breath
•  Bobbing
•  Rotary breathing
•  Front, jellyfish and tuck floats
•  Front and back float or glide and recover to a vertical position
•  Change direction of travel while swimming on front or back
•  Tread water using arm and leg actions
•  Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
•  Finning arm action on back
•  Plus age-appropriate water safety topics

Designed to help participants achieve maximum success, Learn-to-Swim courses are based on a logical, six-level progression that helps swimmers of varying ages and abilities develop their water safety, survival and swim skills.

Level 1—Introduction to Water Skills. Minimum age: 6 (must be 6 years old at the start of class, no exceptions) 
Helps participants feel comfortable in the water. 
•  Enter water using ramp, steps or side 
•  Exit water using ladder, steps or side 
•  Blow bubbles through mouth and nose
•  Bobbing 
•  Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects 
•  Front and back glides and recover to a vertical position 
•  Back float 
•  Roll from front to back and back to front 
•  Tread water using arm and hand actions 
•  Alternating and simultaneous arm and leg actions on front
•  Alternating and simultaneous arm and leg actions on back 
•  Combined arm and leg actions on front and back 
•  Plus age-appropriate water safety topics

Level 2—Fundamental Aquatic Skills 
Gives participants success with fundamental skills. 

•  Enter water by stepping or jumping from the side
•  Exit water using ladder, steps or side
•  Fully submerge and hold breath
•  Bobbing
•  Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects
•  Rotary breathing
•  Front, jellyfish and tuck floats
•  Back glide and recover to a vertical position
•  Front glide and recover to vertical position
•  Roll from front to back and back to front
•  Tread water using arm and leg actions
•  Change direction of travel while swimming on front or back
•  Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
•  Finning arm action
•  Plus age-appropriate water safety topics

Level 3—Stroke Development 
Builds on the skills in Level 2 through additional guided practice in deeper water. 

•  Enter water by jumping from the side, fully submerge then recover to the surface and return to the side
•  Headfirst entries from the side in sitting and kneeling positions
•  Bobbing while moving toward safety
•  Rotary breathing
•  Back float
•  Survival float
•  Change from vertical to horizontal position on front and back
•  Tread water
•  Flutter and dolphin kicks on front
•  Scissors and breaststroke kicks
•  Front crawl and elementary backstroke
•  Plus age-appropriate water safety topics

Level 4—Stroke Improvement
Develops confidence in the skills learned and improves other aquatic skills.

•  Headfirst entries from the side in compact and stride positions
•  Swim under water
•  Feet first surface dive
•  Survival swimming
•  Open turns on front and back
•  Tread water using 2 different kicks
•  Front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly
•  Flutter and dolphin kicks on back
•  Plus age-appropriate water safety topics

Level 5—Stroke Refinement
Provides further coordination and refinement of strokes.

•  Shallow-angle dive from the side then glide and begin a front stroke
•  Tuck and pike surface dives, submerge completely
•  Front flip turn and backstroke flip turn while swimming
•  Front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly
•  Sculling
•  Plus age-appropriate water safety topics

Level 6—Swimming and Skill Proficiency
Refines the strokes so participants swim them with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances. Level 6 is designed with “menu” options that focus on preparing participants for more advanced courses, including the Water Safety instructor course, or other aquatic activities, such as competitive swimming or diving. Each option also includes applicable water safety topics. The level 6 class will be taught in the summer and will be held at the Waverly Outdoor Pool.

Private/Arranged Lessons

Private lessons may be taken at any skill level. These lessons aretaught at a one participant to one instructor ratio for 25 minutes. Lessons do not need to be completed by session end date. Lessons will not start before the start date of each session. Requests submitted after ending date will be honored during the next private lesson session. After you register an instructor will call you to line up a lesson time. Please submit a current phone number and allow 5-10 business days to schedule lessons.

SWIM CLUBS

The W Swim Club’s purpose is to provide a high-quality fall/winter/spring swimming program. The W Swim Club is for the competitive swimmer and for the child who is just beginning to be a part of a swim team. Questions: please email Heather Zajicek at heather.zajicek@wartburg.edu

Requirements: Participants must be at least 6 years old at the start of the session, have completed Level 2 of the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program, and be able to swim one lap (2 lengths) of The W pool without stopping, using the front crawl.

Session 1: Oct. 29-Dec. 8
Swim Meet: Saturday, Dec. 8, 9 a.m.
How to register: Attend the informational meeting (for parent and participant)
Monday, Oct. 22 at 5 p.m. Session details will be outlined at this meeting.
Session 2: Jan. 21-Feb. 23
Swim Meet: Saturday, Feb. 23, 9 a.m.
How to register: Attend the informational meeting (for parent and participant)
Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 5 p.m. Session details will be outlined at this meeting.

Session 3: March 11-April 13
Swim Meet: Saturday, April 13, 9 a.m.
How to register: Attend the informational meeting (for parent and participant)
Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 5 p.m. Session details will be outlined at this meeting.

 

Fees Per Session: Must attend informational meeting to register
1 child in family: $50 (member), $63 (guest)
2 children in family: $45 per child (member), $58 per child (guest)
3+ children in family: $40 per child (member), $53 per child (guest)

 Location: The W Wet Classroom
Practice schedule : Monday/Wednesday (3:45 p.m. Beginners, 4:45 p.m. Intermediate, 5:45 p.m. Advanced) & Saturdays 9 or 11 a.m., times determined at the informational meeting.

 *Practices will not be held if W-SR cancels school or dismisses early due to inclimate weather.