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Learn to Swim & Noncredit Water Aerobics

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We are pleased to have you in our swimming lesson program at the Robert I. Bickford Natatorium. The Swim Lesson Program is made possible in part through funding by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George's County (M-NCPPC). Together we hope to provide you with a wonderful swim lesson program.

Spring 2015 Schedule

All Noncredit Learn to Swim Classes begin the week of Tuesday, April 7, 2015. 
Swim classes are 1 day a week for 8 weeks. Cost $60 (+ $15 Registration Fee per Semester) 
Please register for the proper age and skill level class.

Inappropriately registered classes will not be refunded, transferred or participated in.

Register online: www.pgcc.edu/owllink

Registration begins March 12, 2015 (For the Learn to Swim Classes Only.)
 
 

 LEARN TO SWIM – Descriptions have changed. Please read carefully
SWM-300 Bubblers 1: 6Mo. - 36Mo. Level 1 - This level familiarizes parents and children with the water and teaches swimming readiness skills, which will include: becoming comfortable in water, support techniques, and beginning breath control.  This course will discuss safety information and techniques parents can use to orient their children to the water. One parent/guardian, in appropriate swimming attire, must participate in the water with their child during each lesson.  Bubblers 1 and 2 will be taught as a combined class based on students’ skill levels.

 TU     6:15 - 6:55pm                           #93925   
 SN 3:45 - 4:25pm     #93924

 

 

  SWM-314 Bubblers 2: 6Mo. - 36Mo. Level 2 - This level builds on skills learned in SWM-300. Parents and young children will continue to work on basic skills including water adjustment, support techniques, and breath control. Skills such as floating and kicking on front and back are explored.  One parent/guardian, in appropriate swimming attire, must participate in the water with their child during each lesson. Note: This course may be repeated until the child is old enough for Bobbers.  Bubblers 1 and 2 will be taught as a combined class based on students’ skill levels.

 TU       6:15 - 6:55pm                           #93927   
 SN 3:45 - 4:25pm     #93926

 SWM-301 Bobbers:3 – 5 years This level familiarizes children to the aquatic environment and helps them acquire basic aquatic skills such as water entry and exit; breath control; submerging; floating/gliding on their front and back; and treading in chest-deep water. Arm and leg actions are also introduced at this level.  Participants begin to develop positive attitudes and safe practices around water.  Note: Due to the number of skills taught in this course, participants may need to repeat this level.

 TU 6:15 - 6:55pm     #96260
 W 6:15 - 6:55pm     #93930
 SAT         9:15 - 9:55am                          #93928    
 SN          3:00 - 3:40pm     #93929

 


 SWM-302 Floaters: 3 – 5 years  This level builds on basic swimming skills learned in the Bobbers series including breath control; submerging; swimming using combined arm and leg actions on their front and back; and treading in shoulder-deep water. Note: Due to the number of skills taught in this course, participants may need to repeat this level.

 TU 6:15 - 6:55pm     #39333
 SAT          10:00 - 10:40am                      #93931   
 SN 3:45 - 4:25pm     #93932

 


 SWM-303 Strokers 1: 3 – 5 years This course builds on the skills learned in Bobbers and Floaters, with a greater emphasis on swimming on the front and back without assistance and for longer distances. Treading in shoulder-deep water for longer periods of time will also be explored. Participants must successfully complete Floaters prior to taking this course.  

  TU 7:00 - 7:40pm     #93935
SAT          10:45 - 11:25am                       #93934    

 

  SWM-322 Strokers 2: 3 – 5 years  Level 2 - This level focuses on stroke development including front crawl and elementary backstroke. students will be introduced to the scissors and dolphin kicks and build on the fundamentals of treading water. Diving skills may also be introduced. Participants who successfully complete this level and who meet the appropriate age requirement may register for Youth classes. Note: This course may be repeated until the child is old enough for Youth classes.  Strokers 1 and 2 will be taught as a combined class based on students’ skill levels. 

 TU 7:00 - 7:40pm     #93937
SAT          10:45 - 11:25am                       #93936   

 SWM-304 Youth 1: 6 – 13 years

This level will help orient students to the aquatic environment and help them gain basic skills.  Topic include: water entry and exit; breath control; submerging; floating/gliding on their front and back; and treading in chest-deep water. Arm and leg actions are also introduced at this level. Participants begin to develop positive attitudes and safe practices around water.  Note: Due to the number of skills taught in this course, participants may need to repeat this level.

  TU 7:00 - 7:40pm     #93940
  W 6:15 - 6:55pm     #93941
 SAT         9:15 - 9:55am                 #93938  
 SN 2:15 - 2:55pm     #93939

 


 SWM-305 Youth 2: 6 – 13 years  This level builds on fundamental aquatic skills learned in SWM-304.  Topics include:  breath control; submerging; floating/gliding on their front and back; swimming using combined arm and leg actions on their front and back; and treading in shoulder-deep water. Note: Due to the number of skills taught in this course, participants may need to repeat this level.

  W 7:00 - 7:40pm     #93944
 SAT        11:30am - 12:10pm                         #93942     
 SN 1:30 - 2:10pm     #93943

 


 SWM-306 Youth 3: 6 – 13 years  This level focuses on stroke development, including the front crawl and elementary backstroke. Students will be introduced to the breaststroke; scissors; dolphin kicks; build on the fundamentals of treading water in deep water, and achieve basic water competency in a pool environment. Diving skills may also introduced in this level.  Prerequisite: successful completion of SWM-305.  Note: Due to the number of skills taught in this course, participants may need to repeat this level.

  W 7:00 - 7:40pm     #93947
 SAT         10:00 - 10:40am                     #93945  
 SN 1:30 - 2:10pm     #93946

 


 SWM-307 Youth 4: 6 – 13 years   This level focuses on improving students’ proficiency in performing the following swimming strokes: front crawl, breaststroke, butterfly, back crawl, and sidestroke. Participants may also work on diving skills. Prerequisite: successful completion of SWM-306.  Note: Due to the number of skills taught in this course, participants may need to repeat this level.

 SAT       10:45 - 11:25am                      #93948   
 SN 2:15 - 2:55pm     #93949

 


 SWM-308 Youth 5: 6 – 13 years    This level focuses on stroke refinement for all six strokes: front crawl, breaststroke, butterfly, back crawl, elementary backstroke and sidestroke. Participants will work on surface dives, flip turns, and may work on diving skills. Prerequisite: successful completion of SWM-307. Note: Due to the number of skills taught in this course, participants may need to repeat this level. 

  W 7:45 - 8:25pm     #93951
 SAT       10:00 - 10:40am                #93950    

 


 SWM-313 Youth 6/Swimming and Skill Proficiency: 6 – 15 years    This level focuses on stroke refinement to develop greater efficiency, power, and smoothness for longer distances.  Participants will refine front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, and side stroke.  There will also be extensive work on turns and water safety skills.  Prerequisite:  successful completion of SWM-308.  Note:  Due to the number of skills taught in this course, participants may need to repeat this level. 

  TU 7:45 - 8:25pm     #93953
 SAT           9:15 - 9:55am                         #93952   

 


 SWM-309 Adult Beginner: 14 years and over    This level will help orient students to the aquatic environment and gain basic aquatic skills.  Topics include:  water entry and exit; breath control; submerging; floating/gliding on their front and back; and treading in chest-deep water. Arm and leg actions are also introduced at this level. Participants begin to develop positive attitudes and safe practices around water.  Note: Due to the number of skills taught in this course, participants may need to repeat this level.   

  TU 7:45 - 8:25pm     #93956
 SAT         11:30am - 12:10pm                     #93954    
 SN 3:00 - 3:40pm     #93955

 


 SWM-310 Adult Intermediate: 14 years and over     This level builds on fundamental aquatic skills and swimming strokes such as water entry and exit; breath control; submerging; floating/gliding on their front and back; and treading in chest-deep water. This course will introduce the front crawl, breaststroke and back crawl. Participants will be taught the skills and concepts needed to stay safe in and around water to help themselves or others in an aquatic emergency. Prerequisite: successful completion of SWM-309 or participants must be comfortable in chest-deep water, able to submerge face in the water and perform front crawl for 15 yards.   Note: Due to the number of skills taught in this course, participants may need to repeat this level.  

  W 7:45 - 8:25pm     #93958
 SAT         11:30am - 12:10pm                #93957  

 


 SWM-311 Adult Advance: 14 years and over     This level will help students refine the front crawl; back crawl; breaststroke; strokes; turns; and build endurance. Butterfly and flip turns are introduced at this level. Participants will be taught skills and concepts needed to stay safe in and around water to help themselves or others in an aquatic emergency.  Prerequisite: successful completion of the SWM-310 or participants must be comfortable in deep water, able to put face in the water, perform strokes that can be recognized as a front crawl, breaststroke, and elementary backstroke, each for 15 yards. Note: Due to the number of skills taught in this course, participants may need to repeat this level.  

 TU 7:45 - 8;25pm     #96265
 SAT           10:45 - 11:25am                             #93959   

 

 

    No Classes

  Saturday, May 23 - Monday, May 25

 

 

 

 

SPRING 2015 Lifeguard Training(Open Now for Registration)

Certification Training        SWM334.  Lifeguarding

Learn the skills required of lifeguards at pools; earn American Red Cross Lifeguard / First Aid Certification and CPR / AED for the Professional Rescuer Certification.  You must be 15 years or older.  On the first night of class you must be able to #1. Swim 300 yards continuously using front crawl and breaststroke both with correct stroke technique. #2. Swim 20 yards, surface dive to 7-10 ft., retrieve a 10 pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point, exit the water without using the ladder or steps, within 1 minute, 40 seconds.  Full participation in all classes is required for Certification.   13 sessions, $200      Syn # 93960      T/Th, 3/26 – 5/21         6-8:45pm   (No Class March 31 - April 9, 2015)      NOTE:  CPR mask may be purchased at the first class for $15. 

 

 

 

 

  SPRING 2015 WATER AEROBICS

Registration is Now Open

 SWM-316 Water Aerobics: General conditioning through a variety of movements in chest-to shoulder-deep water.  

T/TH        8:30 - 9:15am       #90868      3/24 - 5/14/15         14 sessions         $70
T/TH        6:00 - 6:45pm      #90871       3/24 - 5/14/15         14 sessions         $70
T/TH        7:00 - 7:45pm      #90872       3/24 - 5/14/15         14 sessions         $70 

 


 SWM-317 Deep Water Aerobics: No-impact exercise conducted in 13 feet of water. Floatation devises provided. Non-swimmers that are not fearful of the deep water are welcomed. 

M/W         6:30 - 7:15pm        #90875      3/23 - 5/13/15        14 sessions       $70
T/TH        9:30 - 10:15am       #90877      3/24- 5/14/15         14 sessions       $70

 

SWM-321 Power Deep Water Walking: Intense workout incorporating strength, toning and cardiovascular movements while pushing through the water.  

T/TH     10:30 - 11:15am        #90879       3/24 - 5/14/15       14 sessions       $70

 

   No Classes

 Monday, March 30 - Sunday, April 5

 Saturday, May 23 - Monday, May 25

  

 

 

 

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For Senior Aquatics, Please Contact
Mr. Wayne Bickford
301-322-0070 
 
 
 
 

A listing of Credit classes may be found in the current
Schedule of Credit Classes
http://www.pgcc.edu/current/schedules/