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Children's Swim Lessons

All swimming lessons are taught utilizing the American Red Cross guidelines and teaching techniques. These lessons are available to the children and grandchildren of current SRC members. We offer lessons for little ones of all swimming abilities.

  • Location: SRC Rec Pool
  • Five (5) lessons — 30 minutes, once a week for five weeks
  • SRC members only — $21
  • Class size: 3 — 6
  • Register at the SRC front desk or online

Any non-member who wants to sit on the deck and watch must purchase a spectators pass for $1.

Please be advised that parents will be required to bring the following items on the first day of lessons:

  • Swim lesson card from prior SRC swim session (if applicable)
  • Child’s birth certificate (to be presented at the front desk of the SRC). This is mandatory, unless you have presented these documents at the SRC before and a profile has already been made for your child.

Please arrive at least 15 to 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the lesson, in order to give us enough time to sign everyone in.

 

Spring 2016 Children’s Lessons — Saturdays

  • 9:30 - 9:55 a.m. — Levels 1, 2, 3
  • 10 – 10:25 a.m. — Tiny Tots, Parent & Me* and Level 1 
  • 10:45 – 11:10 a.m. — Tiny Tots, Level 1 and 2
  • 11:15 – 11:40 a.m. — Parent & Me*, Level 2 and 3

Spring 2016

Saturday, April 9 - Saturday, May 7 

  • Register starting Tuesday, March 1 through Saturday, April 9

*Parent & Me requires at least one parent per child to be in the water. Non-members who want to get in the water must purchase a guest pass for $10.

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Children’s Swim Lessons Prerequisites

Parent & Me: (ages 6 months to 3 years) Little to no experience in the water; parent required.

Tiny Tots: (ages 3 to 4) Little to no experience in the water; can begin to perform basic water movement, including kicking and gliding.

Level 1: (ages 5+) Little to no experience in the water; can begin to perform basic water movement, including gliding, kicking, arm movement, and floating on front and back.

Level 2: (ages 5+) Some experience in the water; can push off wall and kick; comfortable placing face in water and floating on front or back with assistance

Level 3: (ages 5+) Can push off wall and perform the front stroke and backstroke for 10ft without assistance

Level 4: (ages 5+) Ability to swim 25 yards front stroke and backstroke; familiarity with breaststroke and elementary backstroke; can tread water for up to 30 seconds

Level 5: (ages 5+) Ability to swim 50 yards of front stroke and backstroke; 25 yards of butterfly and breaststroke; can tread water for up to 30 seconds

Private & Semi-Private Swim Lessons

Private and semi-private lessons provide participants with the opportunity to learn at his/her own pace and can be adapted for all abilities. Choose a lesson time that works with your schedule and our instructors will help you to meet your personal swimming goals. Lessons are available Monday through Sunday during the regular pool hours of operation. You can get started by registering at the SRC front desk and our aquatics staff will contact you to arrange your private lessons. All private and semi-private lessons are 30-minutes and scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

  • Location: SRC Rec Pool or Plaza Pool
  • Students: $10 private, $5 semi-private
  • Non-students: $20 private, $10 semi-private
  • Register at the SRC front desk

Fall and Spring Pool Hours of Operation

Rec Pool
Monday – Friday: 6 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: 9 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Plaza Pool
Monday – Friday: 6 – 9 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; 5 – 7 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Summer Pool Hours of Operation

Rec Pool
Monday – Thursday: 6 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Friday: 6 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: 9 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Plaza Pool
Monday – Friday: 7 – 9 a.m.; 4 – 7 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Adult Lap Swim & Stay Fit Workouts

The Lap Swim and Stay Fit Workout Program is a fun and healthy balance between fitness and instruction. We offer a variety of aquatic workouts to meet individual needs and goals. This program allows you to swim your way into shape on your own time.

  • Location: Rec Pool and Plaza Pool
  • No registration needed

See an SRC aquatics staff member to learn how to make your next workout a splash at the pool. 

Aquatics Group Exercise Classes

Please see the Group Exercise class page for details about aquatics group exercise classes.

Adult Beginner Swim Lessons

Beginner swim lessons are for adults with little or no comfort in the water. Participants will learn how to hold their breath, float, get an introduction to the basic strokes and learn basic water safety skills.

Monday/Wednesday
5:30 – 6 p.m. & 6 – 6:30 p.m. 

Tuesday/Thursday
6 – 6:30 p.m. & 6:30 – 7 p.m.

  • Location: SRC Rec Pool
  • 8 lessons — 30 minutes, twice a week for four weeks
  • Cost: $16 for students, $32 for non-students
  • Class size: 3–6 people
  • Register at the SRC front desk or online

Spring 2016 Block One

(Registration opens Monday, Feb. 8 and closes one day before the start of each session.)

Monday/Wednesday Sessions:
Monday, April 4 – Wednesday, April 27
Tuesday/Thursday Sessions:
Tuesday, April 5 – Thursday, April 28

Spring 2016 Block Two

(Registration opens Monday, Feb. 8 and closes one day before the start of each session.)

Monday/Wednesday Sessions:
Monday, April 4 – Wednesday, April 27
Tuesday/Thursday Sessions:
Tuesday, April 5 – Thursday, April 28

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Adult Intermediate Swim Lessons

Intermediate swim lessons are for adults that have completed adult beginner or have equivalent skills. Participants in this class are comfortable in the water but need stroke and stamina improvement. Participants will continue stroke development in freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke while improving their water fitness.

Monday/Wednesday
5:30 – 6 p.m. & 6 – 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday/Thursday
6 – 6:30 p.m. & 6:30 – 7 p.m.

  • Location: SRC Rec Pool
  • 8 lessons — 30 minutes, twice a week for four weeks
  • Cost: $16 for students, $32 for non-students
  • Class size: 3–6 people
  • Register at the SRC front desk or online

Spring 2016 Block One

(Registration opens Monday, Feb. 8 and closes one day before the start of each session.)

Monday/Wednesday Sessions:
Monday, March 7 – Wednesday, March 30
Tuesday/Thursday Sessions:
Tuesday, March 8 – Thursday, April 1

Spring 2016 Block Two

(Registration opens Monday, Feb. 8 and closes one day before the start of each session.)

Monday/Wednesday Sessions:
Monday, April 4 – Wednesday, April 27
Tuesday/Thursday Sessions:
Tuesday, April 5 – Thursday, April 28

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Lifeguard Certification Class

Become an American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard!

Dates and Times:
Saturday, April 2, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
Sunday, April 3, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  
Saturday, April 9, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
Sunday, April 10, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  
Saturday, April 16, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
Sunday, April 17, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Price: $130

Clothing: Participants will need a swimsuit for all six meetings.

Prerequisites:

  1. All participants will need to swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing.
  2. Tread water for two minutes only using your legs.
  3. Complete a timed event within 1 minute and 40 seconds.
    • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Your face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
    • Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 – 10 feet to retrieve a 10 pound object.
    • Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on your back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object while keeping your face at or near the surface so you are able to get a breath. You should not swim the distance under water. Exit the water using a ladder or steps.

If participants fail to demonstrate these prerequisites they will receive a refund for the full amount. 

What participants will need to complete in order to pass the lifeguard class:

  • Attend all six class meetings.
  • Receive an 80% or better on the written test in all sections (CPR/first aid/AED/lifeguarding).
  • Successfully demonstrate all skills and rescues in water.

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Poolside DJ – March Madness Edition

Dates and Times
Wednesday, March 9, 16, 30
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Price: Free!

Clothing: Bathing suit

Featuring a 5-5 Water Basketball Tournament.
Sign up to compete on IMLeagues.com

Join us for great tunes, free food* and some hoops fun in the sun.
*Subway box lunch for the first 100 members in bathing suits.

  • 5 on 5 water basketball tournament
  • Limit of eight teams
  • Five players to a team plus two subs
  • Teams can't add or change players throughout the tournament
  • Each game will have two halves (5 minutes each)
  • Each player has three fouls to give
  • No 3-point shots
  • Players in possession of the ball can't move and must pass or shoot
  • Players fouled while shooting will get one foul shot
  • Teams have one timeout per half
  • Substitutions can take place only during a timeout or dead ball
  • Overtime is one additional period of play lasting two and half minutes
    • Fouls are reset and each player can foul twice before being ejected

Register now through IMLeagues.com

Swim Challenge: Team Edition

Dates:
Monday, April 4 – Friday, May 6

Price: FREE to SRC members 

Clothing: Swimsuit

Get ready to go the distance this spring! The SRC is challenging all members to swim the distance of your choice at the Rec Pool and Plaza Pool throughout the semester. How far you go is entirely up to you and your teammate. Record your progress every time you reach important milestones!

400 laps = 10,000 yards
800 laps  = 20,000 yards
1,200 laps = 30,000 yards
1,600 laps = 40,000 yards
2,000 laps = 50,000 yards
2,400 laps = 60,000 yards

Prizes (awarded to each team member):
First place - $25 Matador Bookstore gift card
Second place - $20 Matador Bookstore gift card
Third place - $15 Matador Bookstore gift card
Fourth place - Fall 2016 SRC Towel Service
Fifth place - Fall 2016 SRC Towel Service 

Rules:
No more than two participants on each team (Members/Participants can sign up individually).
Teams can log 6,000 maximum yards per day (3,000 yards per teammate). 
First team to swim 60,000 yards wins the first place prize. The next team with the most number of yards swam wins second place, etc.
Participants will have to manually input daily yards by recording them on Netpulse.   

How to Register:
Register for the SRC Swim Challenge: Team Edition starting Monday, Feb. 22 through Monday, April 25.
Participants can sign up using the NetPulse app or during SRC tabling sessions. Sign up is not available at the SRC front desk.

For any questions you may have, contact SRC Aquatics Coordinator Ryan Hairapetian at 818-677-5804 or ryan.hairapatian@csun.edu