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All aquatic programs are held at the West Shore Natatorium [unless stated otherwise] located next to Red Land High School on Fishing Creek Road in Fairview Township.

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Family & Multi-Aged Activities Youth Activities Adult 16+ Activities
Rec Swim Y
Rec Swim Punch Card
Whee Swim
 
Water Otters
Youth Swim Lessons *
Private Swim Lessons

 
Aquacise Y
AquaFit Outdoors Y
 

* - online registration not available for this activity, but you may view the number of enrollments and openings available by clicking on the ActiveNet link above.


Additional Information:
 

REC SWIM  
Great for family fun or individual fitness workouts. One lane is reserved for lap swimming. Pay at the door or save by purchasing a discounted Rec Swim Punch Card. A Punch Card does not expire and can be used for the whole family.

Winter/Spring 2017 Season Schedule:  February 5 - May 21*
Sundays, 2:00-5:00 pm

Lap Swim Only:  February 20 - May 17*  
Mondays & Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00 pm

Summer 2017 Season Schedule:  June 12 - August 2*
Mondays & Wednesdays, 1:00-4:00 pm

 

Admission Options:
A. Pay as You Go:     Weekend/Weekday - $
5;  Weeknight - $2
                                
B. Punch Card:         $26; discounted resident rate: $20

*Please Note:  No Rec or Lap Swim on May 14.  Other dates are subject to change for maintenance or emergency reasons.
 

BIRTHDAY POOL PARTIES
Here’s a fun and economical way to host a birthday party! Your group will have a splashing good time in the pool and the lobby area may be scheduled (one hour period) for cake cutting or gift opening. Reserve your date early!
No refunds will be given after the Rec Office closes on the Friday before your party date.

Dates:  Sundays, 2-5 pm, January 8 - May 21 (except dates listed above)

Size:    Small Group up to 15 swimmers
            Cost:  $78; 
discounted resident rate: $60
            Large Group
16-25 swimmers
            Cost:  $117; 
discounted resident rate: $90


EXCLUSIVE POOL PARTIES

Groups of up to 60 swimmers may have exclusive pool time for reunions, company recreation or other occasions. More than 60 persons will require additional lifeguards at an extra fee.  Refund policy: no refunds will be given 30 days or less prior to the reserved party date unless a replacement is secured.
            Saturdays, 4-6 pm
            
January 28 - May 20
(except for Feb. 18, 25, Mar. 18, Apr. 15 & May 13)
            Cost:  $194; 
discounted resident rate: $149

YOUTH SWIM LESSONS
Youth 5-15 years are encouraged to learn water safety and enhance their water enjoyment, progressing from level 1 through 6 in the American Red Cross water safety program. A Red Cross completion card from the previous level is required except level 1. Indicate level needed on the registration form. You may enroll in one section only until June 30. Instructed by certified water safety instructors. Please see the links to the informational newsletters for each level in the right side bar. Dates and times are available in the rec guide Aquatic pages.

AMERICAN RED CROSS LEARN TO SWIM  (Summer Only)
The Summer Learn-to-Swim progressive program is offered for youth 5 to 15 years. Swimmers begin at Level 1 and gradually work their way to Level 6. Emphasis is placed on being comfortable in the water, basic strokes and personal safety. A Red Cross completion card from the previous level is required except level 1. Indicate level needed on the registration form. You may enroll in a second section only after the completion of the first one. Instructed by certified water safety instructors. Dates and times.

IMPORTANT:  If registering by mail, please use the registration form provided online to type your information, including the section letter and level before printing and mailing. Thank you! 

What's the difference between Youth Swim Lessons and Learn to Swim? 

The course content is the same, with both using the American Red Cross water safety program of progressive levels. Youth Swim Lessons are offered throughout the year and typically meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Learn to Swim is traditionally a summer program that meets for two weeks each weekday morning (Tue, Wed, Thurs).


WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR - additional information

Registration:
This is a blended learning class which means a portion of the course will be completed on-line through the Red Cross website and the other portion of the class will be conducted at the West Shore Natatorium.  Upon registering for this course with West Shore Rec you will receive an email from Todd Miller (Aquatics Coordinator) with a special link to register for the on-line portion of the course and pay the $35 Red Cross administration fee.

Objective:
If you are at least 16 years old and a proficient swimmer, you can become an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. This approximately 30-hour course will help you teach skills that may save a life, gain terrific work experience as an aquatics professional, earn money or join a volunteer team while you help people learn valuable skills. In addition you will learn organizational and presentation skills that will help you in any career and make a difference in people’s lives. Whether you want to splash around with kids and teach them to swim, help children and adults refine their strokes or teach diving safety techniques, you can do it as an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor
.

Prerequisites:
Minimum age of 16.
Complete American Red Cross pre-course study BEFORE attending
classroom/pool portion of the class.
Demonstrate swimming skills consistent with the 
Stroke Performance
Charts, Level 4
, by swimming the following strokes:

    ·      Front Crawl - 25 yards

    ·      Back Crawl - 25 yards

    ·      Breaststroke - 25 yards

    ·      Elementary backstroke - 25 yards

    ·      Sidestroke - 25 yards

    ·      Butterfly - 15 yards

    ·      Tread water for 1 minute

    ·      Maintain position on back for 1 min. in deep water (floating or sculling)
     
LIFEGUARD REVIEW - Pre-requisite Swim Test
 

LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION (and REVIEW) - Pre-requisite Swim Test

  • Must be at least 15 years old
     
  • Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing
     
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs
     
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds
           Starting in the water, swim 20 yards
           Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to   retrieve a 10 pound object
           Surface and swim 20 yards on back with both hands holding object
           Exit the water without using a ladder or steps
     
  • Passing the prerequisites will not guarantee passing the lifeguard course

LIFEGUARD INSTRUCTOR TRAINER - additional information

Registration:
This is a blended learning class which means a portion of the course will be completed on-line through the Red Cross website and the other portion of the class will be conducted at the West Shore Natatorium.  Upon registering for this course with West Shore Rec you will receive an email from Todd Miller (Aquatics Coordinator) with a special link to register for the on-line portion of the course and pay the $35 Red Cross administration fee.

Purpose:

The purpose of the instructor course is to train instructor candidates age 17 and older to teach the Red Cross Lifeguarding, Shallow Water Lifeguarding, Waterfront Skills, Waterpark Skills, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers, Administering Emergency Oxygen and Bloodborne Pathogens Training: Preventing Disease Transmission courses and/or modules. Instructor candidates will also become familiar with Junior Lifeguarding, Lifeguard Management, Safety Training for Swim Coaches and Basic Water Rescue.

Prerequisites & Additional Information:  Click Here

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from the recreation guide (PDF)

Y - Heart Healthy Activity


 

 

 

Water Fitness
Aquacise
Hydro Hike
Water Workout
Lap Swim


Swim Lessons
for All Ages

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Age 4
Youth

American Red Cross Swimming Programs and Guides

Level 1 Newsletter
Level 2 Newsletter
Level 3 Newsletter
Level 4 Newsletter
Level 5 Newsletter
Level 6 Newsletter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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