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Summer Session registration is now open, please visit our ONLINE STORE to sign up.
Session 2: Registration opens June 8, 2015
Session 3: Registration opens June 29, 2015
Session 4: Registration opens June 29, 2015
 
Cost | Location | Course Descriptions | Policies | Cancellations & Refunds
 
Summer 2015 Sessions
*As of June 18 at 5:45pm, all levels for session #2 are full except level 4/5 and adult.*  Please email Emily Withington (ewithington@fgcu.edu) if you wish to be put on the wait list.

Session 2

Ages

Days

Start Date

End Date

Time

 

 

 

*NO CLASSES FRIDAY, JULY 3!*

 

Water Babies

6 mo-3yrs

MWF

6/22/2015

7/6/2015

5:00pm – 5:25pm

Preschool Beginner

3-5

MWF

6/22/2015

7/6/2015

5:00pm – 5:25pm

Preschool Beginner

3-5

MWF

6/22/2015

7/6/2015

5:30pm - 5:55pm

Preschool Intermediate

3-5

MWF

6/22/2015

7/6/2015

5:30pm - 5:55pm

Preschool Advanced

3-5

MWF

6/22/2015

7/6/2015

6:00pm – 6:25pm

Level 1

6-12

MWF

6/22/2015

7/6/2015

6:00pm – 6:25pm

Level 2

6-12

MWF

6/22/2015

7/6/2015

6:30pm – 6:55pm

Level 3

6-12

MWF

6/22/2015

7/6/2015

6:30pm – 6:55pm

Level 4/Level 5

6-12

MWF

6/22/2015

7/6/2015

7:00pm – 7:25pm

Adult

13+

MWF

6/22/2015

7/6/2015

7:00pm – 7:25pm

Session 3

Ages

Days

Start Date

End Date

Time

Water Babies

6 mo-3yrs

MTW

7/13/2015

7/22/2015

10:00am-10:25am

Preschool Beginner

3-5

MTW

7/13/2015

7/22/2015

10:30am-10:55am

Preschool Intermediate

3-5

MTW

7/13/2015

7/22/2015

11:00am-11:25am

Preschool Advanced

3-5

MTW

7/13/2015

7/22/2015

11:30am-12:00pm

 

Session 4

Ages

Days

Start Date

End Date

Time

Preschool Beginner

3-5

MWF

7/13/2015

7/24/15

5:00pm – 5:25pm

Preschool Beginner

3-5

MWF

7/13/2015

7/24/15

5:30pm – 5:55pm

Preschool Intermediate

3-5

MWF

7/13/2015

7/24/15

5:00pm - 5:25pm

Preschool Intermediate

3-5

MWF

7/13/2015

7/24/15

5:30pm - 5:55pm

Preschool Advanced

3-5

MWF

7/13/2015

7/24/15

6:00pm – 6:25pm

Level 1

6-12

MWF

7/13/2015

7/24/15

6:00pm – 6:25pm

Level 2

6-12

MWF

7/13/2015

7/24/15

6:30pm – 6:55pm

Level 3

6-12

MWF

7/13/2015

7/24/15

6:30pm – 6:55pm

Level 4/Level 5

6-12

MWF

7/13/2015

7/24/15

7:00pm – 7:25pm

Adult

13+

MWF

7/13/2015

7/24/15

7:00pm – 7:25pm

Cost: $50 per session, which consists of six 25-minute lessons.  Discounted rate of $45 per session available for FGCU faculty/staff/students.  Register for any course by visiting our online store Payment is due in full at time of registration.

Location: Classes are held in the FGCU Aquatics Center, located directly across from Alico Arena.  Click here to view a map of campus with directions.

Course Descriptions
Water Babies (parent and child 6 months-3 years)
This class familiarizes young children ages six months – three years to the water and prepares them to learn to swim while teaching parents techniques that help orient their children to the water.

Preschool Beginners (3-5 years)
Introduction to water skills for children three to five years of age that have little or no swim lesson experience.  This class helps students feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely.
 
Preschool Intermediate (3-5 years)
This class is designed for preschool children who are comfortable putting their face in the water, able to blow bubbles, jump in without assistance, paddle in the front, and float on their back (with ears in the water). 
 
Preschool Advanced (3-5 years)
This class is to increase proficiency and build on the basic aquatic skills learned in Preschool Beginner and Intermediate. The child should be able to fully submerge underwater, float on their back without assistance, and be completely comfortable in the water.
 
Learn to Swim (6 years and up)
Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills (ages 6-12)
Introduction to water skills for children six years and older that have little or no swim lesson experience.  This class helps students feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely.

Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills (ages 6-12)
This class gives students success with floating on their front and back, kicking and basic arm movements.

Level 3: Stroke Development (ages 6-12)
Focuses on stroke development, while building on the skills in Level 2 by providing additional guided practice and adding new skills to achieve water competency.

Level 4: Stroke Improvement (ages 6-12)
This class improves participant’s proficiency in performing the swimming strokes that were introduced in Level 3. 

Level 5: Stroke Refinement (ages 13+)
Helps participants refine their performance of all six strokes (i.e., front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, and sidestroke).  This class provides further coordination, endurance and refinement of strokes so that students swim with ease.
 
Adult (ages 13+)
This class is designed for adults to become more comfortable in the water and improve on their swimming skills.
 

Policies
Students should come prepared for class with the following: towel, bathing suit, and sunscreen.  Children requiring the use of diapers during normal activities must wear disposable swim diapers while using University recreational facilities.  Please do not dispose of diapers in trash cans on the deck, they must be disposed of in the locker room.   

Notices:
•    Minimum of three participants per class
•    Student’s swim lessons levels are based on skill level
•    Children should use the restroom before the start of their lesson
•    No children are allowed in the pool before or after their scheduled class
•    Parents must remain in the pool at all times with Water Baby swimmers
•    Parental interaction from the deck with students should be kept to a minimum as this is distracting to both the student and the instructor
•    If a student needs to be excused for any reason during a session, the parent is responsible for escorting the child to and from the pool

Weather Cancellations
The first day that class is cancelled, we will be watching a land based safety video that is recommended by the American Red Cross.  The second class that is cancelled, we will schedule a make-up day. Only one make-up day will be offered per session.  There are no make-up classes if a participant is unable to attend a class.

Refunds
Full refunds will be given one week prior to the first class; $25 processing fee through the second class.  No refunds thereafter, with no exceptions.

For more information please call FGCU Aquatics at 239-590-7703.