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.

Summer 2014 Schedule

All Noncredit Learn to Swim Classes begin the week of Monday, July 7, 2014. 
Swim classes are 2 days a week for 4 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 June 11, 2014 (For the Learn to Swim Classes Only.)
 
 

 LEARN TO SWIM – (Please read descriptions carefully)
SWM-300 Bubblers: 6Mo. - 36Mo. This course teaches parents and young children basic aquatic skills such as water adjustment, support techniques, and beginning breath control. Skills such as floating and kicking on front and back are explored. One parent must participate in the water with their child during this course. 

M/W           4:00 - 4:40pm                           #84329    

 


 SWM-301 Bobbers:3 – 5 years This course introduces the most elementary swimming skills such as water entry and exit, breath control and submerging, floating and gliding on the front and back, and treading in chest-deep water. Arm and leg actions are also introduced at this level. 

M/W            4:45 - 5:25pm                          #84330    
M/W           5:30 - 6:10pm     #84331
T/TH  4:45 - 5:25pm      #84332    
T/TH 6:15 - 6:55pm     #84333

 


 SWM-302 Floaters: 3 – 5 years This course builds on the basic swimming skills learned in Bobbers such as breath control and submerging, swimming using combined arm and leg actions on the front and back, and treading in shoulder-deep water. Participants must successfully complete Bobbers prior to taking this course. 

M/W           6:15 - 6:55pm                           #84334   
T/TH          4:00 - 4:40pm     #84335

 


 SWM-303 Strokers: 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.  

T/TH          5:30 - 6:10pm                           #84336    

 


 SWM-304 Youth 1: 6 – 13 years This course teaches the most elementary swimming skills such as water entry and exit, breath control and submerging, floating and gliding on the front and back, and treading in chest-deep water. Arm and leg actions are also introduced at this level. 

M/W            5:30 - 6:10pm             #84337    
M/W 6:15 - 6:55pm     #84338
T/TH 4:00 - 4:40pm     #84339 
T/TH 7:00 - 7:40pm      #84340 

 


 SWM-305 Youth 2: 6 – 13 years This course builds on the fundamental aquatic skills learned in Youth1/Adult 1 such as breath control and submerging, floating and gliding on front and back, swimming using combined arm and leg actions on the front and back, and treading in shoulder-deep water. Participants must successfully complete Youth 1 prior to taking this course. 

M/W            4:00 - 4:40pm                            #84341    
M/W 7:00 - 7:40pm     #84342
T/TH 4:45 - 5:25pm     #84343
T/TH 7:00 - 7:40pm     #84344

 


 SWM-306 Youth 3: 6 – 13 years This course focuses on stroke development, including front crawl and elementary backstroke. Participants will also be introduced to the scissors and dolphin kicks and builds on the fundamentals of treading water. Diving skills are also introduced at this level. Participants must successfully complete Youth 2 prior to taking this course. 

M/W            4:45 - 5:25pm                             #84345   
T/TH 5:30 - 6:10pm     #84346

 


 SWM-307 Youth 4: 6 – 13 years This course focuses on stroke improvement and increasing endurance in the following strokes: front crawl, breaststroke, butterfly, back crawl, and sidestroke. Participants will also work on diving skills previously introduced in Youth 3. Participants must successfully complete Youth 3 prior to taking this course. 

T/TH            6:15 - 6:55pm                             #84347    

 


 SWM-308 Youth 5: 6 – 13 years This course focuses on stroke refinement for the following strokes: front crawl, breaststroke, butterfly, back crawl, and sidestroke. Participants will also work on surface dives, diving from the deck, and flip turns. Participants must successfully complete Youth 4 prior to taking this course. 

T/TH            7:00 - 7:40pm                         #84348    

 


 SWM-313 Youth 6/Swimming and Skill Proficiency: 6 – 15 years These advanced-level courses will have one of three focuses: Swimming and Skill Proficiency, Fundamentals of Diving Skills, or Fitness Swimmer. Participants must successfully complete Youth 5 prior to taking these courses. Swimming and Skill Proficiency is the current course being offered. 

T/TH            4:00 - 4:40pm                            #84349    

 


 SWM-309 Adult 1: 14 years and over See description for Youth 1 

M/W            7:00 - 7:40pm                            #84351    
T/TH 4:45 - 5:25pm     #84352

 


 SWM-310 Adult 2: 14 years and over See description for Youth 2 

T/TH            6:15 - 6:55pm                           #84354    

 


 SWM-311 Adult 3/4: 14 years and over See description for Youth 3 & 4 

T/Th            5:30 - 6:10pm                             #84355    

 

 SUMMER 2014 WATER AEROBICS

Registration Opens May 1, 2014

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

SAT          9:10 - 9:55am     #84356     5/31 - 8/2/14           9 sessions         $45
M/W       6:00 - 6:45pm      #84358      6/2 - 7/30/14         18 sessions         $90
T/TH      8:30 - 9:15am       #84357      6/3 - 7/31/14         18 sessions         $90
T/TH      7:00 - 7:45pm       #84359      6/3 - 7/31/14         18 sessions         $90    

 


 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. 

SAT          10:00 - 10:45am    #84360      5/31 - 8/2/14           9 sessions         $45
M/W      7:00 - 7:45pm          #84362      6/2 - 7/30/14          18 sessions        $90
T/TH      9:30 - 10:15am       #84361       6/3 - 7/31/14          18 sessions        $90
T/TH      6:00 - 6:45pm         #84364       6/3 - 7/31/14          18 sessions        $90

 

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        #84365       6/3 - 7/31/14     18 sessions       $90 

 

 

 

 

 Natatorium Closed  

July 4 and August 10 - 24 

 

 

 

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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/