Winter 1 Swim Lesson Registration Opens 31 Dec: Cl
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  • Wednesday 15 January, 11:00 PM

WINTER 2020 CLASS SCHEDULE• Session 1: 21 Jan – 30 Jan (Week 1 Tue-Fri / Week 2 Mon–Thu) • Session 2: 03 Feb – 13 Feb (Week 1 Mon-Thu / Week 2 Mon-Thu)• Session 3: 18 Feb – 27 Feb (Week 1 Tue-Fri / Week 2 Mon-Thu)• Session 4: 02 Mar – 12 Mar (Week 1 Mon-Thu / Week 2 Mon–Thu)
All classes will be held at the Foster Aquatic Center. Swim lesson registration is for eight (8) weekday classes. Unscheduled weekdays prior to the start of the next session may be used for make-up days in case of inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
Group Swimming Lessons are divided by age and by skill level. Due to the many skills required to graduate from each level, it is not uncommon for children to repeat a class. Our overall goal for swim lessons is to help your swimmer become more comfortable and safer in an aquatic environment. We work towards skill proficiency at each level.
Swimmers can advance to the next level when they meet the objectives of their current level, which are the same as the entry requirements for the next level. On the first day of class, if a student is found to be in the wrong level, they will either be moved to the correct level if there are open slots or the registration fee will be refunded.
For a detailed description of each lesson level, please review the Swim Level Chart: https://www.mccsokinawa.com/uploadedFiles/MainSite/Content/Recreation_and_Leisure/Aquatics/Swim_Level_Charts.pdf
LEARN TO SWIM WEB PAGEhttps://www.mccsokinawa.com/learntoswim
CLASS TIMES Pending instructor availability, class times will normally fall between 11:00am-2:30pm and 4:00pm-7:30pm. Times are subject to change at any time and are pending instructor availability. Not all levels are available at all time slots. All classes are 30-minutes long.
LEVEL PLACEMENT You can test your own swimmer by following the guidelines on the Swim Level Placement Guide: https://www.mccsokinawa.com/uploadedFiles/MainSite/Content/Recreation_and_Leisure/Aquatics/Swim_Lesson_Level_Guide.pdf
ONLINE REGISTRATION and PAYMENTYou will be able to register for our Learn to Swim Program online. A link to registration will be posted when registration starts. Only online payment will be accepted during the below online registration periods. The registration website will be linked from https://www.mccsokinawa.com/learntoswim • Session 1: Opens 31 Dec 9:00 a.m. Closes 15 Jan at 11:00 p.m.• Session 2: Opens 14 Jan 9:00 a.m. Closes 29 Jan at 11:00 p.m.• Session 3: Opens 28 Jan 9:00 a.m. Closes 12 Feb at 11:00 p.m.• Session 4: Opens 11 Feb 9:00 a.m. Closes 26 Feb at 11:00 p.m.
WALK-IN REGISTRATIONYou will be able to register for our Learn to Swim Program in person by visiting the Foster Aquatic Center during the walk-in registration period, available after online registration closes. Registration days and times are subject to change. Call the facility for confirmation. Walk-in registration must be done at the same pool as your lessons.• Foster Pool (645-2211 | 098-970-2211)
Walk-in Registration Dates• Walk-in Registration for Session 1: Opens 16 Jan Closes 17 Jan • Walk-in Registration for Session 2: Opens 30 Jan Closes 31 Jan• Walk-in Registration for Session 3: Opens 13 Feb Closes 14 Feb • Walk-in Registration for Session 4: Opens 27 Feb Closes 28 Feb E-MAIL POCaquatics@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org
POWER OF ATTORNEY For you to register a participant that is not legally your dependent, you must have a Power of Attorney or Special Power of Attorney annotating the participant's name and signed by the parent/legal guardian in your possession.
REFUND POLICYRequest for refunds can be made at your lesson pool or via email at aquatics@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org. Amount is determined when the request is made.• 100% refunds will be given for withdrawal made on or before the 1st day of class.• 75% refunds will be given for withdrawal made on the 2nd day of class.• 50% refunds will be given for withdrawal made on the 3rd day of class.• 25% refunds will be given for withdrawal made on the 4th day of class.• No refunds will be given for withdrawal made after the 4th day of class.
INCLEMENT WEATHERIn the event of thunder or lightning the pool must close for 30 minutes and the pool deck must be cleared of all personnel. If thunder or lightning is present within 20 minutes of the lesson start time, we will cancel the lesson for the day. For example, if your swimming lesson is scheduled for 11:00 a.m., the class would be cancelled if thunder or lightning was present at 10:50 a.m. or thereafter. Any thunder or lightning before this 20-minute-prior mark does not affect the lesson. For instance, thunder at 10:39 a.m. will not cancel the 11:00 a.m. lesson. If thunder or lightning occurs during a lesson, the remainder of that lesson will be cancelled for the day. We will do our best to contact you in the event of a cancellation, but we may be unsuccessful. If you are unsure about your lesson’s status, please phone your lesson pool. • Foster Pool 645-2211 | Off Base 098-970-2211
LESSON LEVELSFor detailed descriptions, please check the Swim Levels Chart https://www.mccsokinawa.com/uploadedFiles/MainSite/Content/Recreation_and_Leisure/Aquatics/Swim_Level_Charts.pdf
Adult - $75Age: 16 years old and olderObjective: Help participants gain basic aquatic skills and swimming strokes, teach skills and concepts needed to stay safe in and around water and to help themselves or others in an aquatic emergency, and improve proficiency in the six basic swimming strokes. Entry Requirements: NoneSkills Covered: Vary based upon student needs.
Parent and Child - $50Age: 6 months through approximately 3 years old. Parent must accompany child in the water at each class, one parent per child.Objective: Familiarize children between the ages of 6 months and approximately 3 years with the water and teach swimming readiness skills; Provide safety information for parents and teach techniques parents can use to orient their children to the water.Entry Requirements: NoneSkills Covered: Holding and support techniques demonstrated by the parent; water exploration with support; Water safety topics.
Preschool 1 - $75Age: Approximately 4 to 6 years oldObjective: To help students become comfortable in the water and learn very basic water safety.Entry Requirements: NoneSkills Covered: Enter the water using the pool steps; Blow bubbles; Put their mouth, nose and eyes underwater; Front glide; Back glide; Roll over from front to back and back to front; Use arm and hand treading action; Alternate leg action on front and back; Alternate arm action on front and back; Use combined arm action on front and back.
Preschool 2 - $75Age: Approximately 4 to 6 years oldObjective: To help students builds on the skills learned in Preschool 1.Entry Requirements: 1. Enter independently, using steps or side, travel at least 5 yards, submerge to mouth and blow bubbles for at least 3 seconds then safely exit the water (children can walk, move along the gutter or “swim”).2. While in shallow water, glide on front at least 2 body lengths, then roll to back and float on back for 3 seconds, then recover to a vertical position.Skills Covered: Enter the water using pool steps; Bob; Open their eyes under water and retrieve an object that's under water; Front float; Front glide; Back float; Back glide; Roll over from front to back and back to front; Tread water for 15 seconds; Use combined arm and leg action on front and back.
Preschool 3 - $75Age: Approximately 4 to 6 years oldObjective: To help students builds on the skills learned in Preschool 1 and 2, and start to develop coordinated arm and leg movements.Entry Requirements: 1. Glide on front for at least 2 body lengths, roll to back, float on back for 15 seconds, then recover to a vertical position.2. Glide on back for at least 2 body lengths, roll to front, then recover to a vertical position.3. Swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for at least 3 body lengths, roll to back, float for 15 seconds, roll to front, then continue swimming on front for at least 3 body lengths.Skills Covered: Entering water by jumping in; Bob; Go completely under water and hold their breath; Front float; Front glide; Back float; Back glide; Roll over from front to back and back to front; Tread water for 30 seconds; Use combined arm and leg action on front and back five body lengths.
Level 1 - Introduction to Water Skills - $75Age: Approximately 5 to 15 years oldObjective: To help students feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safelyEntry Requirements: NoneSkills Covered: Entering and exiting the water safely, learning to submerge mouth, nose and eyes and breath control, front and back float and recovering to a stand, changing direction in the water, swimming 5 feet on front and back.
Level 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills - $75Age: Approximately 5 to 15 years oldObjective: To give students success with fundamental skillsEntry Requirements: 1. Enter independently, using either the ramp, steps or side, travel at least 5 yards, bob 5 times, then safely exit the water (participants can walk, move along the gutter or “swim”).2. Glide on front at least 2 body lengths, roll to a back float for 5 seconds, then recover to a vertical position. Skills Covered: Entering water by stepping or jumping in from the side, submerging entire head, blowing bubbles, open eyes underwater, front and back glide, swim 15 feet on front and 10 feet on back, swim on side, life jacket use
Level 3 - Stroke Development - $75Age: Approximately 5 to 15 years oldObjective: To build on skills in Level 2 through additional guided practiceEntry Requirements: 1. Step from the side into chest-deep water, push off the bottom, move into a treading or floating position for at least 15 seconds, swim on front and/or back for 5 body lengths, then exit the water.2. Move into a back float for 15 seconds, roll to front, then recover to a vertical position.3. Push off and swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for 5 body lengths, roll to back, float for 15 seconds, roll to the front, then continue swimming for at least 5 body lengths.Skills Covered: Jump into deep water, head first entry from sitting or kneeling, submerging and retrieving an object, bobbing, survival float for 30 seconds, treading water for 30 seconds, front crawl 15 yards, butterfly 15 feet, back crawl 15 yards, elementary rescues, safe diving, check-call-care.
Level 4 - Stroke Improvement - $75Age: Approximately 5 to 15 years oldObjective: To develop confidence in the strokes learned thus far and to improve other aquatic skills by increasing endurance through swimming greater distances.Entry Requirements: 1. Jump into deep water from the side, recover to the surface, maintain position by treading or floating for 1 minute, rotate one full turn, then turn as necessary to orient to the exit point, level off, swim front crawl and/or elementary backstroke for 25 yards, then exit the water.2. Push off in a streamlined position, then swim front crawl for 15 yards, change position and direction as necessary, swim elementary backstroke for 15 yards, then exit the water. Skills Covered: diving, underwater swimming, feet-first surface dive, 1 minute of survival floating, treading and back floating, 25 yards of front crawl, breaststroke and back crawl, 15 yards of butterfly and elementary backstroke and sidestroke, compact jump from height in a lifejacket, throwing assists and caring for conscious choking victim.
Level 5/6 - Stroke Refinement and Swimming Proficiency - $75Age: Approximately 5 to 15 years oldObjective: Coordination and refinement of strokesEntry Requirements:1. Perform a feet first entry into deep water, swim front crawl for 25 yards, change direction and position as necessary and swim elementary backstroke for 25 yards.2. Swim breaststroke for 15 yards, change direction and position as necessary and swim back crawl for 15 yards.3. Submerge and swim a distance of 3 to 5 body lengths underwater without hyperventilating, return to the surface, then exit the waterSkills Covered: Shallow dive, tuck and pike surface dives, 2 minutes of survival floating, back float and treading water, flip turns on front and back, 50 yards front and back crawl, 25 yards butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke and sidestroke, 2 minutes of survival swimming, rescue breathing. 500 yards continuous swim using 100 yards each of front & back crawl, 50 yards each of breaststroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke & butterfly and 100 yards choice of any of those strokes, survival floating and back floating 5 minutes each, feet first surface dive & retrieve an object from 7 feet.

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