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FISH - Fun Instructional Swimming Hour


 

Join the WLSL Team and Help US Set A New World Record to Spread the Word - Swimming Lessons Save Lives!


Western Oregon University's Health and Wellness Center
is a registured WLSL Host Location for the world record attempt for
The World's Largest Swimming Lesson.™


Cost: FREE


What: Join us, along with kids and parents at aquatic facilities across the country and around the globe as we set a new Guinness World Record™ for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson ever conducted, to spread the word Swimming Lessons Save Lives!


Where: Western Oregon University's Health and Wellness Center 345 N Monmouth Ave. Monmouth, OR 97361


When: Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 10:00AM


Registration: Begins on-site at 9:30AM


Please note the Guinness World Record™ attempt begins precisely at 10:00AM. Everyone participating in the record attempt must be registered, in position and ready to begin the lesson well before the official start time for the lesson.


For more information: Go to WLSL.org or contact Melissa Bergeland at 503-838-8860 or bergelandm@wou.edu

WLSL

Swim Lessons At Western Oregon University, we pride ourselves on teaching the necessary skills needed to explore water as a lifelong fitness and recreational opportunity. Our philosophy is to always reward swimmers with praise and positive reinforcement for a job well done. Swimmers are never forced to perform. We wait until each swimmer is ready to progress. We believe that with patience, encouragement, and practice, our students will make the most of their time in the pool.

Activity Cost

Swim Lesson

$48.00 per swimmer per session

Semi private swim lesson
(one instructor and two to three swimmers of varying abilities)

$75.00 per swimmer per session
(must sign up together to receive semi private rate)

Private swim lesson
(one instructor and one swimmer)

$120.00 per swimmer per session

FISH
Fun Instructional Swimming Hour

$66.00 per swimmer per session

Summer Swim Camps

$75.00 per swimmer for all camps
$20.00 per swimmer for each camp

Swim Conditioning - Multi Level

$40.00 per swimmer


Registration is completed at the front desk of the Health and Wellness Center using cash/check during operational hours. Registration begins the last week of the previous set of lessons (i.e. the last week of spring lessons summer registration is open). The registration deadline for all classes is the Thursday prior to the start date. At this time, class space will be limited. A $10 cancellation fee will be charged if canceling after the registration deadline. Classes are filled on a first-come first-served basis. Swimmers should be placed in classes according to their age and previous swim experience. Generally, students spend two or three sessions in one level before moving on.


To expedite your registration process, please fill out the Activity Registration Form prior to your arrival at the HWC.


Summer 2015

Monday thru Thursday: July 6 - July 23

9:15-9:45am

Pre-School
433102 01

Level 1
433103 01

Level 2
433104 01

Level 4
433106 01

9:15-9:45am

Private
433202 01
or
Semi-Private
433201 01

9:50-10:20am

Swimmer ´N´ Me
433101 01

Level 2
433104 02

Level 3
433105 02

Private
433202 02
or
Semi-Private
433201 02

9:50-10:50am

FISH
433109 01

10:25-10:55am

Pre-School
433102 02

Level 1
433103 03

Level 3
433105 03

Private
433202 03
or
Semi-Private
433201 03

 

3:35-4:05pm

Pre-School
433102 03

Level 1
433103 04

Level 2
433104 04

Level 4
433106 02

3:35-4:05pm

Private
433202 04
or
Semi-Private
433201 04

4:10-4:40pm

Swimmer ´N´ Me
433101 02

Level 2
433104 05

Level 3
433105 05

Private
433202 05
or
Semi-Private
433201 05

4:10-5:10pm

FISH
433109 02

4:45-5:15pm

Pre-School
433102 04

Level 1
433103 06

Level 3
433105 06

Private
433202 06
or
Semi-Private
433201 06

Monday & Wednesday: July 6 - August 12

5:15-5:45pm

Swimmer ´N´ Me
433101 03

Adult
Intermediate
433108 01

Private
433202 07
or
Semi-Private
433201 07

5:15-7:30pm

Swim Camps
click here for details

5:50-6:20pm

Pre-School
433102 05

Adult
Beginner
433107 01

Private
433202 08
or
Semi-Private
433201 08

Monday thru Thursday: July 27 - August 13

9:15-9:45am

Pre-School
433102 07

Level 1
433103 10

Level 2
433104 10

Level 4
433106 03

9:15-9:45am

Private
433202 09
or
Semi-Private
433201 09

9:50-10:20am

Swimmer ´N´ Me
433101 04

Level 2
433104 11

Level 3
433105 11

Private
433202 10
or
Semi-Private
433201 10

9:50-10:50am

FISH
433109 03

10:25-10:55am

Pre-School
433102 08

Level 1
433103 12

Level 3
433105 12

Private
433202 11
or
Semi-Private
433201 11

 

3:35-4:05pm

Pre-School
433102 09

Level 1
433103 13

Level 2
433104 13

Level 4
433105 04

3:35-4:05pm

Private
433202 12
or
Semi-Private
433201 12

4:10-4:40pm

Swimmer ´N´ Me
433101 05

Level 2
433104 14

Level 3
433105 14

Private
433202 13
or
Semi-Private
433201 13

4:10-5:10pm

FISH
433109 04

4:45-5:15pm

Pre-School
433102 10

Level 1
433103 15

Level 3
433105 15

Private
433202 14
or
Semi-Private
433201 14


Fall 2015

Monday & Wednesday: October 12 - November 18

4:45-5:15pm

Pre-School
133102 01

Level 1
133103 01

Level 3
133105 01

4:45-5:15pm

Private
133202 01
or
Semi-Private
133201 01

5:20-5:50pm

Swimmer ´N´ Me
133101 01

Level 2
133104 01

Private
133202 02
or
Semi-Private
133201 02

5:20-6:20pm

FISH
133109 01

5:55-6:25pm

Pre-School
133102 02

Level 2
133104 02

Level 4
133106 01

Tuesday & Thursday: October 13 - November 19

3:40-4:10pm

Swimmer ´N´ Me
133101 02

Level 2
133104 03

Level 3
133105 02

3:40-4:10pm

Private
133202 03
or
Semi-Private
133201 03

4:15-4:45pm

Pre-School
133102 03

Level 1
133103 02

Private
133202 04
or
Semi-Private
133201 04

4:15-5:15pm

FISH
133109 02

4:50-5:20pm

Level 1
133103 03

Level 4
133106 02

Private
133202 05
or
Semi-Private
133201 05

Wednesday & Friday: October 14 - November 20

1:05-1:35pm

Level 1
133103 04

Level 3
133105 03

Private
133202 06
or
Semi-Private
133201 06

 

1:40-2:10pm

Pre-School
133102 04

Level 2
133104 04

Private
133202 07
or
Semi-Private
133201 07


Winter 2016

Monday & Wednesday: January 18-February 24

4:45-5:15pm

Pre-School
233102 01

Level 1
233103 01

Level 3
233105 01

4:45-5:15pm

Private
233202 01
or
Semi-Private
233201 01

5:20-5:50pm

Swimmer ´N´ Me
233101 01

Level 2
233104 01

Private
233202 02
or
Semi-Private
233201 02

5:20-6:20pm

FISH
233109 01

5:55-6:25pm

Pre-School
233102 02

Level 2
233104 02

Level 4
233106 01

Tuesday & Thursday: January 19-February 25

3:40-4:10pm

Swimmer ´N´ Me
233101 02

Level 2
233104 03

Level 3
233105 02

3:40-4:10pm

Private
233202 03
or
Semi-Private
233201 03

4:15-4:45pm

Pre-School
233102 03

Level 1
233103 02

Private
233202 04
or
Semi-Private
233201 04

4:15-5:15pm

FISH
233109 02

4:50-5:20pm

Level 1
233103 03

Level 4
233106 02

Private
233202 05
or
Semi-Private
233201 05

Wednesday & Friday: January 20-February 26

1:05-1:35pm

Level 1
233103 04

Level 3
233105 03

Private
233202 06
or
Semi-Private
233201 06

 

1:40-2:10pm

Pre-School
233102 04

Level 2
233104 04

Private
233202 07
or
Semi-Private
233201 07


Spring 2015

Monday & Wednesday: April 13-May 20

4:45-5:15pm

Pre-School
333102 01

Level 1
333103 01

Level 3
333105 01

4:45-5:15pm

Private
333202 01
or
Semi-Private
333201 01

5:20-5:50pm

Swimmer ´N´ Me
333101 01

Level 2
333104 01

Private
333202 02
or
Semi-Private
333201 02

5:20-6:20pm

FISH
333109 01

5:55-6:25pm

Pre-School
333102 02

Level 2
333104 02

Level 4
333106 01

Tuesday & Thursday: April 14-May 21

3:40-4:10pm

Swimmer ´N´ Me
333101 02

Level 2
333104 03

Level 3
333105 02

3:40-4:10pm

Private
333202 03
or
Semi-Private
333201 03

4:15-4:45pm

Pre-School
333102 03

Level 1
333103 02

Private
333202 04
or
Semi-Private
333201 04

4:15-5:15pm

FISH
333109 02

4:50-5:20pm

Level 1
333103 03

Level 4
333106 02

Private
333202 05
or
Semi-Private
333201 05

Wednesday & Friday: April 15-May 22

1:05-1:35pm

Level 1
333103 04

Level 3
333105 03

Private
333202 06
or
Semi-Private
333201 06

 

1:40-2:10pm

Pre-School
333102 04

Level 2
333104 04

Private
333202 07
or
Semi-Private
333201 07

 

Class Description

Swimmer ´N´ Me Ages: 6 months to 3 years of age
Purpose: To introduce basic skills to a swimmer and adult. Adults are taught to safely work with the swimmer in the water, including how to appropriately support and hold the swimmer in the water and how to prepare and encourage the swimmer to participate fully and try the skills. Here are some of the skills to be introduced:

Preschool Ages: 3-5 years of age
Purpose: To teach the most elementary aquatic skills, which swimmers will continue to build as they progress. Provides additional guided practice to give swimmers further success with fundamental aquatic skills performed with an instructor. Here are some of the skills to be introduced:

Level I - Introduction to Water Skills Ages: 4 years of age and up
Purpose: Encourages swimmers to feel comfortable in the water. Swimmers begin to develop positive attitudes, good swimming habits and safe practices in and around the water. Here are some of the skills to be introduced:

Level II - Fundamental Aquatic Skills Ages: 4 years of age and up
Purpose: Continues developing fundamental skills learned throughout Introduction to Water Skills. Swimmers further develop simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on their front and back, laying the foundation for future strokes. Here are some of the skills to be introduced:

Level III - Stroke Development Purpose: Builds on the previously attained skills further developing each swimming stroke through additional guided practice. Here are some of the skills to be introduced:

Level IV - Stroke Improvement Purpose: Build confidence with previously learned strokes. Here are some of the skills to be introduced:

FISH - Fun Instructional Swimming Hour Purpose: Provides further refinement and proficiency of strokes to enable students to swim with ease, efficiency, power, and smoothness over greater distances. Increases distance, speed and endurance. This class is delivered as a workout with a focus on the four competitive strokes, turns and starts including various drills and training techniques. Here are some of the skills to be introduced:

Adult Beginner Ages: 15 years of age and up

Purpose: For adults ages 15+ who have not had swimming lessons or who are not comfortable putting their face in the water. Basic swimming and water safety skills will be taught in a relaxed, fun way. We will work toward getting you familiar with water properties, aquatic equipment, floating and the basics of stroke mechanics. Here are some of the skills to be introduced:


Adult Intermediate Ages: 15 years of age and up

Purpose: For adults ages 15+ who are comfortable "swimming" in the pool but wish to refine their stroke techniques, enhance their stroke mechanics and increase endurance. This level will work to improve your swimming abilities from where you are. Here are some of the skills to be introduced:

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Summer Swim Camps The summer swim camps are developmental camps focused on advancing swimming skills, focusing on the four competitive strokes, starts and turns. These camps are designed to give competitive swimmers an edge over their competitors. Each week's camp is designed to give specific dry land instructions for stretches and in-water drills, sprints, distance, timed events and races to technique of the week.

Swim Camps Camp days and times Registration Code

Freestyle

Monday, July 6th and Wednesday, July 8th; 5:15-7:30pm

433110 01

Backstroke

Monday, July 13th and Wednesday, July 15th; 5:15-7:30pm

433110 02

Breaststroke

Monday, July 20th and Wednesday, July 22nd; 5:15-7:30pm

433110 03

Butterfly

Monday, July 27th and Wednesday, July 29th; 5:15-7:30pm

433401 04

Starts and Turns

Monday, August 3rd and Wednesday, August 5th; 5:15-7:30pm

433110 05

Relays and IMs

Monday, August 10th and Wednesday, August 12th; 5:15-7:30pm

433110 06

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Swim Conditioning - Multi Level Are you a swimmer? Were you a swimmer? Do you want to increase your endurance as a new swimmer? This opportunity is for you! Participants will focus on competitive swimming strokes, developing conditioning and turns. Workouts will include both distance and interval training.

Term Days Dates Time Registration Code

Fall

Tuesday & Thursday

October 7-November 13

6:15-7:15am

133111 01

Spring

Tuesday & Thursday

April 7-May 14

6:15-7:15am

333111 01

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Facility Rules

General Policies

 

Lap swimming rules

 

Therapy pool rules

 

Aquatic Spectators

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Aquatic Center Memberships

Assumption of Risk

Registration process

 

Aquatic Center Fees Membership Periods

Aquatic Center user
(Ages 16 and older)

$4 per visit per person
$65 per term (Fall, winter, spring and summer)

Fall 2015: 9-21-15 to 1-3-2016
Winter 2016: 12-14-15 to 3-27-16
Spring 2016: 3-21-16 to 6-19-16
Summer 2015: 6-15-15 to 9-20-15

(Memberships available for purchase three weeks prior to start date)

Aquatic Center user
(Ages 0-15)

$2 per visit per person

Aquatic Center user
Family (includes up to four persons)

$120 per term (Fall, winter, spring and summer)
$20 each per additional person per term

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Aquatic Exercise

Classes

Aquatic Exercise is your answer to a refreshing way to get or stay in shape without sore muscles and with limited impact on joints. A full body workout, each of our classes offers a balance between cardiovascular stamina, strength and flexibility, increased circulation and weight control. While working out in the pool you are working at a resistance of about 12 times that of while working out on land. A variety of equipment will be used for both buoyancy and resistance. Swimming is not required for any of the classes.


Class Dates
Fall:  September 29, 2014 - December 5, 2014 (No class November 26-28)
Winter:  January 5, 2015 - March 13, 2015
Spring:  March 30, 2015 - June 5, 2015
Summer: June 22, 2015 - August 27, 2015


*Aquatic Exercise class structure/format may alter due to instructor availability.

Academic Term Aquatic Exercise Schedule

Class

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

AquaFit
Shallow End

8:05-8:55am

8:05-8:55am
5:30-6:20pm

8:05-8:55am

8:05-8:55am
5:30-6:20pm

8:05-8:55am

Hydrosculpt
Deep End

8:05-8:55am

8:05-8:55am
5:30-6:20pm

8:05-8:55am

8:05-8:55am
5:30-6:20pm

8:05-8:55am


Summer Term Aquatic Exercise Schedule

Class

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

AquaFit
Shallow End

8:05-8:55am

8:05-8:55am
5:30-6:20pm

8:05-8:55am

8:05-8:55am
5:30-6:20pm

Hydrosculpt
Deep End

8:05-8:55am

8:05-8:55am
5:30-6:20pm

8:05-8:55am

8:05-8:55am
5:30-6:20pm


AquaFit

This class is geared for all levels of fitness and is held in the shallow water of our lap pool. It includes a warm-up, pre-exercise stretch, 30 minutes of aerobic activity, abdominal toning, stretching, and strength activities. This cardio intense class will get your blood pumping and increase the release of endorphins, helping you get through your day with extra energy.


Hydrosculpt

A little to no-impact, moderately intense class, in the deep end of our pool, minimizes the stress on joints. This class emphasizes fitness, endurance, strength, flexibility, and body alignment. This is a great cross training workout for all sports and is an extremely challenging and invigorating workout designed only for those participants who are comfortable in a deep water environment.


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Swim Schedule

Please see Hours of Operations page for any facility closures or reduced hours.


Academic Term Swim Schedule

Activity

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Lap Swim

6-8am
11am-1pm
8-10pm

6-8am
11am-1pm
8-10pm

6-8am
11am-1pm
8-10pm

6-8am
11am-1pm
8-10pm

6-8am
11am-1pm

 

 

Open Swim

6:30-8pm

6:30-8pm

6:30-8pm

6:30-8pm

6:30-8pm

11am-1pm

11am-1pm
6:30-8pm

Womens Only Swim

 

 

 

 

 

10-10:50am

 


Summer Term Swim Schedule

Activity

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Lap Swim

6-8am
11am-1pm

6-8am
11am-1pm

6-8am
11am-1pm

6-8am
11am-1pm

6-8am
11am-1pm

 

 

Open Swim

 

6:30-7:30pm

 

6:30-7:30pm

 

11am-1pm

11am-1pm

Womens Only Swim

 

 

 

 

 

10-10:50am

 


Lap Swim

Various hours throughout each day are set aside for lap swim. Workout independently, no matter what level of ability. All five lap lanes are utilized for lap swimming. Water walking is encouraged in a specified lane.


Open Swim

Open swim is time to cut loose and have fun. Splash around in our lap pool or relax in the therapy pool. Time for fun, friends and family to gather at the pool. There are two lap lanes reserved for individuals who would like to swim laps.


Womens Only Swim

Modesty standards differ between faiths, cultures, body images and genders. Some limitations make it difficult for men and women to share a public swimming pool. We are offering a women's only swim time in an effort to diminish (or break down) a barrier to the access of our aquatic center. All windows and doors will be secured with black out curtains to prohibit males from seeing or accessing the facility. The aquatic center will be staffed with female lifeguards and only those of a female gender will be allowed access to the aquatic center during this time.


Water Volleyball

Come relax by the pool or jump in on a game of water volleyball on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month during the 6:30-8pm open swim times (Academic terms) and 6:30-7:30pm open swim times (Summer term).


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Certifications

Lifeguarding

Learn to prevent, prepare for, and respond to aquatic emergencies with American Red Cross Lifeguard Training. Through classroom lecture, on-line and hands-on training, you will learn:


Prerequisite skills are done the first day of class. Candidates who do not complete the prerequisite skills to the instructor’s satisfaction will not be eligible to participate in the remainder of the course. Due to the minimum enrollment of this class refunds may not be given to participants who do not pass the prerequisite skills.

Cost: $120 which includes all class and on-line materials. ($85 at time of registration either cash or check payments at the HWC front desk and $35 on-line payment to the American Red Cross explained below). Since, this is a blended learning format class you will conduct online learning as well as in class participation. You will receive an email from the instructor with directions on how to access the online class information, you will need to pay $35 during this process to gain access to the materials and finalize your registration for this certification.


Winter Break class

Dates: December 14-18, 2015

Times: 8am-12pm & 1pm-4pm

Registration opens: October 5, 2015

Registration deadline: December 3, 2015


Spring Break class

Dates: March 23-27, 2015

Times: 8am-12pm & 1pm-4pm

Registration opens: January 12, 2015

Registration deadline: March 12, 2015


Summer Break class

Dates: June 15-19, 2015

Times: 8am-12pm & 1pm-4pm

Registration opens: April 28, 2015

Registration deadline: June 4, 2015


Water Safety Instructor

Participants enrolled in this course will learn how to teach the various swim programs offered for both children and adults such as Parent and Child Aquatics, Preschool Aquatics, Learn-to-Swim Program, and more. The participants learn how to break down each of the swim strokes in order to understand how to develop that photographic eye, which is necessary to provide corrective feedback to their students.


In this process, the participants swimming proficiency improves as well. Developing comprehensive block plans, lesson plans, knowledge of all skills contained within each level and understanding how to teach the information to their classes is emphasized in this course. The Fundamentals of Instructor Training Course (FIT) is also covered within the course materials.


Prerequisites:

Minimum age of 16. Demonstrate swimming skills consistent with the Stroke Performance Charts, Level 4, by swimming the following strokes-

Cost: $120 which includes all class and on-line materials. ($85 at time of registration either cash or check payments at the HWC front desk and $35 on-line payment to the American Red Cross explained below). Since, this is a blended learning format class you will conduct online learning as well as in class participation. You will receive an email from the instructor with directions on how to access the online class information, you will need to pay $35 during this process to gain access to the materials and finalize your registration for this certification.


Summer Break class

Dates: June 15, 2015 - June 26, 2015 (Monday-Friday)

Times: 9am-3pm (a lunch break will be provided)

Registration opens: April 6, 2015

Registration deadline: June 4, 2015

Questions, please contact Melissa Bergeland at 503-838-8860 or bergelandm@wou.edu.

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Contact

Campus Recreation 503-838-9530 | or e-mail: horseyr@wou.edu