Swimming Lessons and Programs Summer 2013
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ERJCC Swim Academy Group Lessons
Infant Parent Aquatics Program 6 - 30 MOS
This 30-minute class is for children ages 6-30 months and their parents. The primary objective is to get both the parent and child comfortable in the water. The child will become aware of the differences between moving through water and on dry land, while the parent will become aware of how to teach his or her child to be safer in and around the water. Classes are designed to allow the child to have fun in the water while the parent guides him or her to learn aquatic skills. The child will be exposed to games that use basic movements in the water such as kicking, arm strokes and breath control. Activities are based on the developmental abilities of the child.
Starfish 2 YRS
This class is designed for the 2 year old beginner swimmer. Emphasis on adjusting to group situation and water acclimation and developing independent movement in the water on front, side and back.
Guppies 3 - 6 YRS
For children with little or no water experience. Children will become comfortable in the water, learn water safety skills and basic swimming. Each child will be provided a reusable water swim diaper which is included in the class fee.
Minnows 4 - 11 YRS
For children who are comfortable in the water, have basic swimming knowledge and are able to go underwater without support. Children will learn front crawl, back crawl and beginning butterfly stroke.
Goldfish 5 - 11 YRS
For children who can swim 10 yards, front crawl, back crawl, and beginning butterfly. Children will learn breaststroke and work on stroke refinement with distance. This class will also prepare swimmers for the next level - swim team.
ERJCC Swim Academy - Specialty, Private/Semi-Private
Lil Swimmers 6 MOS - 6 YRS
Lil Swimmers is class for ISR (Infant Swimming Resource) graduates designed to maintain your child's survival skills as he/she continues to grow. Upon completion of your child's initial ISR lessons, regular fine-tuning of your child's skills is highly recommended and can alleviate the need for a full refresher later. Lessons are one-on-one for 15 minutes and can be scheduled at your convenience on a weekly or monthly basis.
Dive Young Diving Class 5 YRS - Adult
Only the Brave Dive Young diving classes is where participants will learn the fundamentals of spring board diving, front dives, back dives, inward dives and flips in a fun, safe environment.
Adapted Aquatic Special Needs Youth/Teens/Adults
These classes are designed for individuals with special needs who require individualized swim instruction and/or adaptive equipment to be successful in the water. Lessons are customized for each student to teach water safety, functional and recreational swimming skills with the ultimate goal of progressing through the American Red Cross Learn To Swim Levels. Instructor is specifically trained and experienced in working with those with special needs.
Flexible one-on-one private lessons that focuses on swim team techniques that improve cardiovascular fitness. You can improve stroke techniques of the butterfly or breaststrokes. Learn front and back flip turns, break out swims, fast finishing and quick sprints.
H2O Post Rehab Youth/Teens/Adults
This is a post-rehabilitation course designed for individuals who have limited mobility, arthritis, diabetes, fibromyalgia, orthopedic problems, recovering from a stroke or other disabling conditions. H2O Post Rehab will emphasize range of motion, flexibility, stretching and relaxation. Sessions can be scheduled at your convenience.
Lifeguard Training/Review & CPR/AED Recertification Classes
The ERJCC is proud provider of American Red Cross (ARC) Health and Safety Training programs. Learn more...
Private Swim Lessons Youth/Teens/Adults
Flexible swim lessons can be scheduled at your convenience. One-on-one.
Semi Private Swim Lessons Youth/Teens/Adults
Flexible swim lesson can be scheduled at your convenience.
Adult Swim Lessons 18+ YRS
This one-on-one lesson is open to adults of all ages and abilities ranging from beginners to intermediate. Scheduled at your convenience. Adult swim lessons cater to your individual requirements, whether you are a beginner, looking for technique and stroke refinement or just wanting to learn a new stroke.
Infant Swimming Resource Program - Enrollment Now Open
Infant Swimming Resource (ISR) is the safest provider of swimming lessons for babies and toddlers between six months and six years old, and the only swimming method of its kind that emphasizes developmentally-appropriate instruction focused on survival swimming skills. Many parents don’t realize the dangers of introducing young children to water before they know how to save their lives in an unexpected water encounter. Before your baby can feel confident to safely enjoy the water, he or she must first learn the skills needed for Self-Rescue™. Using instruction techniques based on the behavioral sciences, ISR teaches each child survival swimming skills in conjunction with basic swimming lessons that give them the competence required to safely enjoy the water. ISR lessons are open to the public. For more information, contact Whitney Moore at 713-729-3200 ext. 3243 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ISR - Rollback to Float 6 - 12 MOS
Babies 6-12 months old are very active and surprisingly quick! Before your baby can feel confident to safely enjoy the water, he or she must first learn the skills needed for Self-Rescue™. The Rollback-to-Float teaches Infants 6 to 12 months how to hold their breath underwater, roll onto their back, and float unassisted to rest and breathe until help arrives. Students are gently guided through every skill level, learning to master each ISR Self-Rescue technique in swimming attire, and while fully clothed. Lessons are delivered in ten-minute trainings, five days per week, Monday through Friday, for four to six weeks. Open to public.
ISR - Swim-Float-Swim 13 MOS - 4 YRS
Swim-Float-Swim is for babies and children who can walk independently. In this program children learn how to hold their breath underwater, swim with their head down, roll onto their back to float, rest, and breathe, and to roll back over to resume swimming until they reach the side of the pool and can crawl out or be rescued by an adult. Using instruction techniques based on the behavioral sciences, ISR teaches each child survival swimming skills in conjunction with basic swimming lessons that give them the competence required to safely enjoy the water. Students learn to perform these skills first in a swim diaper/bathing suit and then while fully clothed. Lessons are delivered in ten-minute trainings, five days per week, Monday through Friday, for four to six weeks. Open to public.
ISR - Refresher Lessons 6 MOS - 4 YRS
Upon completion of their initial lessons, ISR recommends that each child take a short 2-3 week refresher course to help them adjust their skills to their new body size in the water, and that skills be re-evaluated every 6-12 months after the initial lesson set. Refresher lessons are delivered in ten minute trainings, five days per week, Monday through Friday, for two to three weeks. Open to public.
Learn more about the Infant Swim Resource Program.
Youth & Adult Swim Team Programs
Dolphin Summer Swim Team 5+ YRS
This program will give your child an introductory and developmental summer swim team experience. The program will be geared toward engaging your child in a fun and active swimming program. They will learn stroke development competency and skills related to being part of a team including teamwork, communication and socialization. Internal swim meet experiences will provide your child with a basic competitive component.
Master Swim Team 18+ YRS
The new Master swim program partnership with the ERJCC and the Coogs US Masters Swim Team has begun. This team is for all Master swimmers over the age of 18. Practices will be at the main ERJCC outdoor pool (Darsky) and at the Merfish Teen Center (MTC) at 9000 S. Rice.
Aqua H.I.T. Adult
An intense cardio class performed in water to burn calories, fat, strengthens bones and increase cardiovascular endurance.
Deep Water Fitness Adult
An up-tempo, energetic, total body workout that improves stamina, muscular strength, range of motion and core stability. Water exercise is a great complement to any fitness routine! You get a great overall workout without the stress to your joints.
Senior Water Fitness 60+ YRS
A moderate tempo, low impact exercise program that will improve aerobic fitness, range of motion and coordination. The class is perfect for those with arthritis, fibromyalgia, low back pain or individuals that find weight-bearing exercise difficult. The resistance of the water provides support for the joints while adding intensity to the workout.
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For more information, please contact the Aquatics Department at email@example.com or 713-729-3200 ext. 3290.