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Summer Aquatics Program
The Parks and Community Services Department Summer Aquatics Program is held at the Watsonville High School Pool. The program consists of swimming lessons and recreational open swim.
Recreational Open Swim
|Monday – Friday||Daily Pass: $3 per person|
|6/18 – 8/10||Individual Summer Pass: $40 per person|
|1:15pm – 3:00pm||Family Summer Pass: $75 for up to 5 family members|
Swim Class Schedule
|Fees for Sessions 1, 3 and 4||Fees for Session 2. No classes on 7/4.*|
|Parents and Tots: $62 res./$68 non res.
Super Tots: $68 res./$74 non-res.
All other Lessons: $72 res./$78 non res.
|Parents and Tots: $56 res./$62 non-res.
Super Tots: $61 res./$67 non-res.
All other Lessons: $65 res./$71 non-res.
|** Children 3 years of age and under are required to wear waterproof swim diapers.|
|Beginners I||M-F||10:30a 11:10a||0576.101||0576.102||0576.103||0576.104|
|Beginners II||M-F||10:30a 11:10a||0577.101||0577.102||0577.103||0577.104|
|Beginners III||M-F||10:30a 11:10a||0578.101||0578.102||0578.103||0578.104|
|Beginners I||M-F||11:20a 12:00p||0580.101||0580.102||0580.103||0580.104|
|Beginners II||M-F||11:20a 12:00p||0581.101||0581.102||0581.103||0581.104|
|Beginners III||M-F||11:20a 12:00p||0582.101||0582.102||0582.103||0582.104|
|**Parents and Tots||M-F||12:00p 12:30p||0585.101||0585.102||0585.103||0585.104|
|**Super Tots||M-F||12:00p 12:30p||0586.101||0586.102||0586.103||0586.104|
|Beginners I||M-F||3:15p 3:55p||0587.101||0587.102||0587.103||0587.104|
|Beginners II||M-F||3:15p 3:55p||0588.101||0588.102||0588.103||0588.104|
|Beginners III||M-F||3:15p 3:55p||0589.101||0589.102||0589.103||0589.104|
|Beginners I||M-F||4:05p 4:45p||0591.101||0591.102||0591.103||0591.104|
|Beginners II||M-F||4:05p 4:45p||0592.101||0592.102||0592.103||0592.104|
|Beginners III||M-F||4:05p 4:45p||0593.101||0593.102||0593.103||0593.104|
|**Super Tots||M-F||5:00p 5:30p||0596.101||*******||0596.103||*******|
|Adult Swim||M-F||5:20p 6:00p||*******||0597.102||*******||0597.102|
|**Parents and Tots||M-F||5:40p 6:10p||0598.101||*******||0598.103||*******|
Swim Class Descriptions and Prerequisites
Parents and Tots
Entry Level Requirement: (Ages 6 months – 3 years) No swimming experience necessary
Course Description: Parents and Tots is designed to introduce the inexperienced or fearful infant or child to the water. Parents actively participate in this class by teaching the sills shown by the instructor. The objective of Water Babies is to help parents and participants feel comfortable in water and to enjoy the water safely. Parents and participants will learn how to enter and exit the pool safely, hold their breath, blow bubbles, and put their face in the water.
Exit skill: Not applicable
Entry Level Requirements: (ages 3-6) No swimming experience necessary
Course Description: Super Tots is designed to introduce the inexperience or fearful child to the water. The objective of Super Tots is to help participants feel comfortable in the water and enjoy the water safely. Participants will learn how to enter and exit the pool safely, hold their breath, blow bubbles and put their face in the water. No parent participation.
Exit skill: Bob five (5) times unassisted with bubbles.
Entry Level Requirements: (Ages 5-12) Little swimming experienced necessary. Participants must not be afraid to enter the shallow end of the pool, be able to hold on to the side/wall of the pool unassisted and be able to bob five (5) times unassisted with bubbles.
Course Description: The objectives of Beginners I, is to build the swimmer’s confidence and begin to achieve water independence. Participants will learn to experience buoyancy and loss of support with comfort. Proper kicking and body positions are introduced. This level marks the beginning of true locomotion skills. Participants will learn to swim independently and breath rhythmically, moving through the water with basic Paddle stroke.
Exit Skill #1: Bob 10 times while blowing bubbles
Exit Skill #2: Paddle stroke 10 yards
Entry Level Requirements Ages: (5-12) Participants must be able to bob 10 times while blowing bubbles and paddle stroke 10 yards unassisted.
Course Description: Beginners II is designed for those who have mastered the skills taught in Beginners I. The front crawl with side breathing and elementary backstroke are introduced and children become accustomed with bobbing to safety, treading water and swimming in deeper water. Diving from the side of the pool is introduced.
Exit skill #1: Enter unassisted move 5 yards, bob 5 times to chin level and safely exit the water.
Exit skill #2: Push off and swim 15 yards using the front crawl with side breathing and push off and swim 15 yards on back.
Exit skill #3: Paddle stroke 25 yards unassisted with face in the water.
Exit skill #4: Pick up toy from 5 feet dept and return to side of pool.
Entry Level Requirements: (Ages 5-12) Participants must be able to paddle stroke 25 yards unassisted with face in water and repeatedly blowing bubbles and coming up for air. Child must be able to retrieve toy from 5 feet depth and return to side.
Course Description: Beginners III marks the introduction of true strokes. Participants will learn the components of Freestyle, Backstroke and rotary breathing. Participants will develop confidence and competency in strokes, safety and competency in strokes and begin personal safety techniques. Treading water and recovery to a swimming position is mastered. Participants will become comfortable with distance and deep-water swimming. Diving water entry from diving board is introduced.
Exit Skill #1: Swim 25 yards using each stroke: freestyle, elementary backstroke and backstroke
Exit Skill #2: Tread water for 1 minute and swim back to side unassisted.
Entry Level Requirements: (Ages 8-10) Participants must be able to swim 25 yards of each stroke: Freestyle, Elementary Backstroke and Backstroke while demonstrating proper form. Child must be able to tread water for 1 minute and swim back to side unassisted.
Course Description: The objective of this level is to develop coordination, confidence, and endurance in competitive strokes. Participants will learn to coordinate arm and legs in Breaststroke. Sound watermanship and complete independence is achieved in this level.
Exit Skill #1:Swim 100 yards using each stoke: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and sidestroke while demonstrating proper form.
Exit Skill #2:Swim under water for 15 yards, tread water for 2 minutes, then retrieve toy from 10-12 feet depth and return to side.
Entry Level Requirement: (Ages 10-12) Participants must be able to swim 100 yards of each stoke: Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Sidestroke while demonstrating proper form. Child must be able to swim under water for 15 yards, tread water for 2 minutes, then retrieve toy from 10-12 feet dept and return to side.
Course Description: Participants will polish strokes so they will swim them with more ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances. Considerable endurance is achieved in this level. Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Sidestroke are mastered. They will learn flip turns, racing dives, and diving board entry. Butterfly and springboard diving is introduced.
Exit Skills: Not applicable
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