Lifeguard & WSI

Love the water?  Looking for a great summer job or a job that will provide you with life long skills?  Let the UREC Aquatic staff help you accomplish your goals of becoming certified as a Lifeguard or Water Safety Instructor.  Here are five reasons to become an American Red Cross lifeguard or swim instructor:

  • Learn to save lives in and out of the water
  • Develop your leadership, communication and teaching skills
  • Build your resume
  • Earn money
  • Stay in great physical condition

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification Course

Smith Gym
4/20/18 - Apr 22
[F] 5:00 p.m.
[Su Sa] 9:00 a.m.
Apr 20 - Apr 22 in Smith Gym
Registration Ended 4/15/18
 
Interested in becoming a lifeguard? Take this American Red Cross certification course now! This course teaches the duties, responsibilities and skills necessary to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. Successful participants will be certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR/AED, and First Aid. Youth participants, under the age of 18, must complete the youth registration for this course. This registration is for adults who are 18 years or older. Prerequisite: *Minimum age of 15 before the last day of the scheduled class. *Swim 300 yards continuously, demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Participants may use front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both. *Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7–10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within 1 minute, 40 seconds. *Tread water with hands under armpits for 2 minutes. Certification Requirements: Attend the entire course, participate in all skill sessions and scenarios, demonstrate competency in all required skills and scenarios, pass the final written exam with a minimum grade of 80 percent.The practice sessions will require some strenuous physical activity. You are encouraged to check with your health-care professional before participating in the practice sessions. If a medical condition or disability exists that might prevent participation in the activities, or there are questions about fully participating in the Lifeguarding course, please contact the Aquatics Coordinator, Shannon Posey at sposey@wsu.edu or 509-335-8208 prior to the course. Refund policy: Full refunds will ONLY be given if a participant does not pass the prerequisites for the course or submits a refund request prior to the first day of the course. No refund will be given once the course begins. If the participant does not pass the class, no refund will be given. Upon successful completion of the Lifeguarding course, each participant will receive an American Red Cross universal certificate, which is valid for 2 years and will be titled Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED.
 

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification Course

Gibb Pool
6/8/18 - Jun 10
[F] 5:00 p.m.
[Su Sa] 9:00 a.m.
Jun 8 - Jun 10 in Gibb Pool
 
Interested in becoming a lifeguard? Take this American Red Cross certification course now! This course teaches the duties, responsibilities and skills necessary to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. Successful participants will be certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR/AED, and First Aid. Youth participants, under the age of 18, must complete the youth registration for this course. This registration is for adults who are 18 years or older. Prerequisite: *Minimum age of 15 before the last day of the scheduled class. *Swim 300 yards continuously, demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Participants may use front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both. *Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7–10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within 1 minute, 40 seconds. *Tread water with hands under armpits for 2 minutes. Certification Requirements: Attend the entire course, participate in all skill sessions and scenarios, demonstrate competency in all required skills and scenarios, pass the final written exam with a minimum grade of 80 percent.The practice sessions will require some strenuous physical activity. You are encouraged to check with your health-care professional before participating in the practice sessions. If a medical condition or disability exists that might prevent participation in the activities, or there are questions about fully participating in the Lifeguarding course, please contact the Aquatics Coordinator, Shannon Posey at sposey@wsu.edu or 509-335-8208 prior to the course. Refund policy: Full refunds will ONLY be given if a participant does not pass the prerequisites for the course or submits a refund request prior to the first day of the course. No refund will be given once the course begins. If the participant does not pass the class, no refund will be given. Upon successful completion of the Lifeguarding course, each participant will receive an American Red Cross universal certificate, which is valid for 2 years and will be titled Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED.
 

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification Course (Youth Registration)

Smith Gym
4/20/18 - Apr 22
[F] 5:00 p.m.
[Su Sa] 9:00 a.m.
Apr 20 - Apr 22 in Smith Gym
Registration Ended 4/15/18
 
Interested in becoming a lifeguard? Take this American Red Cross certification course now! This course teaches the duties, responsibilities and skills necessary to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. Successful participants will be certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR/AED, and First Aid. This registration is for Youth (under 18 years). Prerequisite: *Minimum age of 15 before the last day of the scheduled class. *Swim 300 yards continuously, demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Participants may use front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both. *Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7–10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within 1 minute, 40 seconds. *Tread water with hands under armpits for 2 minutes. Certification Requirements: Attend the entire course, participate in all skill sessions and scenarios, demonstrate competency in all required skills and scenarios, pass the final written exam with a minimum grade of 80 percent.The practice sessions will require some strenuous physical activity. You are encouraged to check with your health-care professional before participating in the practice sessions. If a medical condition or disability exists that might prevent participation in the activities, or there are questions about fully participating in the Lifeguarding course, please contact the Aquatics Coordinator, Shannon Posey at sposey@wsu.edu or 509-335-8208 prior to the course. Refund policy: Full refunds will ONLY be given if a participant does not pass the prerequisites for the course or submits a refund request prior to the first day of the course. No refund will be given once the course begins. If the participant does not pass the class, no refund will be given. Upon successful completion of the Lifeguarding course, each participant will receive an American Red Cross universal certificate, which is valid for 2 years and will be titled Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED.
 

AQ Internal Class

SRC
5/4/18 - May 6
[F] 5:00 p.m.
[Sa] 9:00 a.m.
[Su] 9:00 a.m.
May 4 - May 6 in SRC
 
AQ Internal Class
 

Registration Ends May 13

Adult Beginner Swim Lessons

May 14 - Jun 17 in Gibb Pool Swimming Pool
[TThrs] 7:15 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$35 - $55
 
 
Learning the Basics. These lessons will help you learn how to be comfortable and active in the water. You will learn how to float, submerge completely, propel yourself through the water on the front and back, and begin to learn the basics of the front and back crawl strokes. All of our instructors are certified as Water Safety Instructors and teach 45 minute lessons based off the curriculum of the American Red Cross. Refund Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until and including the first day of class. No refunds after the first day of class. **Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations are available with adequate prior notification. Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht at 335-9669 for more information. Registration for this class will close one day prior to the course start date. If you have any questions about our Adult Learn to Swim program, coaches or individual instruction please do not hesitate to contact Jared Lindorfer, Coordinator of Aquatics at jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu or 509.335.5407.
 
 

Adult Intermediate Swim Lessons

May 15 - Jun 17 in Gibb Pool Swimming Pool
[TThrs] 7:15 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$35 - $55
 
 
Improving Skills and Swimming Strokes You will learn and improve proficiency in basic aquatic skills and the six basic swimming strokes. These lessons will teach you how to become a more efficient and effective swimmer. You will also learn how to be safe in and around the water. All of our instructors are certified as Water Safety Instructors and teach 45 minute lessons based off the curriculum of the American Red Cross. Prerequisites: You must be comfortable in chest-deep water, able to put your face in the water, and able to perform 15 yards of the front crawl, breast stroke and back crawl. Refund Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until and including the first day of class. No refunds after the first day of class. **Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations are available with adequate prior notification. Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht at 335-9669 for more information. If you have any questions about our Adult Learn to Swim program, coaches or individual instruction please do not hesitate to contact Jared Lindorfer at jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu or 509.335.5407.
 
 

Registration Ends June 3

Parent & Child Swim Lessons Session 1

Jun 4 - Jun 14 in SRC Pool
[M TW Thrs] 5:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
$35 - $75
 
 
Parent & Child Swim Lessons. The American Red Cross Parent and Child Aquatics program builds swimming readiness by emphasizing fun in the water. Parents/guardians and children participate in several guided practice sessions that help children learn elementary skills, including water entry, bubble blowing, front kicking, back floating, underwater exploration and more. Once children can perform basic skills without parental assistance, they may begin independent Preschool courses (ages 4 and 5).All of our instructors are certified as Water Safety Instructors and teach 30 minute lessons based off the curriculum of the American Red Cross. SRC Members will use their Cougar Card for facility access and the youth will be checked in on a roster for each lesson. Everyone regardless of member status will check in their child at the Student Recreation Membership Desk. Refund Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until and including the first day of class. No refunds after the first day of class. **Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations are available with adequate prior notification. Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht at 335-9669 for more information. If you have any questions about our Youth Learn-to-Swim program, instructors or private swim lessons please contact Jared Lindorfer, Coordinator of Aquatics & Safety Education at jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu or 509.335.5407.
 
 

Preschool Swim Lessons Session 1

Jun 4 - Jun 14 in SRC Pool
[M TW Thrs] 5:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
$35 - $75
 
 
Preschool Swim Lessons. Familiarizes children ages 4 and 5 with the aquatic environment while helping to develop positive attitudes and safe practices in and around the water. Children will learn how to enter and exit the water, in addition to learning breath control, retrieval of submerged objects, floating on the front and back, treading and an introduction to swimming on the front. Prerequisites: Child must be at least 4 years old. There are no prerequisites for this level. All of our instructors are certified as Water Safety Instructors and teach 30 minute lessons based off the curriculum of the American Red Cross. SRC Members will use their Cougar Card for facility access and the youth will be checked in on a roster for each lesson. Everyone regardless of member status will check in their child at the Student Recreation Membership Desk. Youth must be supervised directly on the pool deck by their parent/legal guardian during the entire lesson. All youth must have a youth waiver signed by their parent/legal guardian to enter the facility. Refund Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until and including the first day of class. No refunds after the first day of class. **Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations are available with adequate prior notification. Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht at 335-9669 for more information. If you have any questions about our Youth Learn-to-Swim program, instructors or private swim lessons please contact Jared Lindorfer, Coordinator of Aquatics & Safety Education at jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu or 509.335.5407.
 
 

Youth Swim Lessons: Level 1 & 2 Session 1

Jun 4 - Jun 14 in SRC Pool
[M TW Thrs] 5:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
$35 - $75
 
 
Level 1 - Introduction to Water Skills. Orients participants to the aquatic environment and helps them to gain basic aquatic skills. Participants will learn how to enter and exit the water, in addition to learning breath control, retrieval of submerged objects, floating on the front and back, hand movements for treading in chest-deep water and an introduction to swimming on the front. Level 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills. Builds on basic aquatic skills and water safety concepts learned in Level 1. Participants will learn how to fully submerge, open their eyes and retrieve submerged objects in chest-deep water. In addition, participants will learn how to float in a face-down position and improve distance of front and back glides. At this level, participants will begin to develop combined arm and leg actions on the front and back. Prerequisites: Participant should be 6 years or older. Successful demonstration of the Level 1 exit skills assessment. All of our instructors are certified as Water Safety Instructors and teach 30 minute lessons based off the curriculum of the American Red Cross. SRC Members will use their Cougar Card for facility access and the youth will be checked in on a roster for each lesson. Everyone regardless of member status will check in their child at the Student Recreation Membership Desk. Refund Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until and including the first day of class. No refunds after the first day of class. **Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations are available with adequate prior notification. Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht at 335-9669 for more information. If you have any questions about our Youth Learn-to-Swim program, instructors or private swim lessons please contact Jared Lindorfer, Coordinator of Aquatics & Safety Education at jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu or 509.335.5407.
 
 

Youth Swim Lessons: Level 3 & 4 Session 1

Jun 4 - Jun 14 in SRC Pool
[M TW Thrs] 5:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
$35 - $75
 
 
Level 3 - Stroke Development. Builds on the skills learned in Levels 1 and 2 to help participants achieve basic water competency. Participants will be introduced to the front crawl, elementary backstroke, scissor kick, breaststroke kick, and treading in deep water. Prerequisites: Participant should be 6 years or older. Successful demonstration of the Level 2 exit skills assessment. Level 4 - Stroke Improvement. These lessons will improve participants’ proficiency in performing the swimming strokes (front crawl and elementary backstroke) that were introduced in Level 3. Participants will also learn breaststroke, butterfly, sidestroke, back crawl, and open turns. Prerequisites: Participant should be 6 years or older. Successful demonstration of the Level 3 exit skills assessment. All of our instructors are certified as Water Safety Instructors and teach 30 minute lessons based off the curriculum of the American Red Cross. You must be a SRC Member to register for Youth Group Swim Lessons. SRC Members will use their Cougar Card for facility access and the youth will be checked in on a roster for each lesson. Refund Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until and including the first day of class. No refunds after the first day of class. **Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations are available with adequate prior notification. Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht at 335-9669 for more information. If you have any questions about our Youth Learn-to-Swim program, instructors or private swim lessons please contact Shannon Posey, Coordinator of Aquatics at sposey@wsu.edu or 509.335.8208.
 
 

Youth Swim Lessons: Level 5 & 6 Session 1

Jun 4 - Jun 14 in SRC Pool
[M TW Thrs] 6:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$35 - $75
 
 
Level 5/6 - Stroke Refinement and Skill Proficiency. Helps to refine performance of all six swimming strokes (front crawl, backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke and sidestroke) so participants can swim with greater efficiency and effectiveness over longer distances. Participants will also refine open-turns and learn how to do flip-turns while swimming. Prerequisites: Participant should be 6 years or older. Successful demonstration of the Level 4 exit skills assessment. All of our instructors are certified as Water Safety Instructors and teach 45 minute lessons based off the curriculum of the American Red Cross. Youth must be supervised directly on the pool deck by their parent/legal guardian during the entire lesson. All youth must have a youth waiver signed by their parent/legal guardian to enter the facility. You must be a SRC Member to register for Youth Group Swim Lessons. SRC Members will use their Cougar Card for facility access and the youth will be checked in on a roster for each lesson. Refund Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until and including the first day of class. No refunds after the first day of class. **Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations are available with adequate prior notification. Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht at 335-9669 for more information. If you have any questions about our Youth Learn-to-Swim program, instructors or private swim lessons please contact Jared Lindorfer, Coordinator of Aquatics at jared.lindorfer or 509.335.5407.
 
 

Registration Ends June 17

Parent & Child Swim Lessons Session 2

Jun 18 - Jun 28 in SRC Pool
[M TW Thrs] 5:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
$35 - $75
 
 
Parent & Child Swim Lessons. The American Red Cross Parent and Child Aquatics program builds swimming readiness by emphasizing fun in the water. Parents/guardians and children participate in several guided practice sessions that help children learn elementary skills, including water entry, bubble blowing, front kicking, back floating, underwater exploration and more. Once children can perform basic skills without parental assistance, they may begin independent Preschool courses (ages 4 and 5).All of our instructors are certified as Water Safety Instructors and teach 30 minute lessons based off the curriculum of the American Red Cross. SRC Members will use their Cougar Card for facility access and the youth will be checked in on a roster for each lesson. Everyone regardless of member status will check in their child at the Student Recreation Membership Desk. Refund Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until and including the first day of class. No refunds after the first day of class. **Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations are available with adequate prior notification. Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht at 335-9669 for more information. If you have any questions about our Youth Learn-to-Swim program, instructors or private swim lessons please contact Jared Lindorfer, Coordinator of Aquatics & Safety Education at jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu or 509.335.5407.
 
 

Preschool Swim Lessons Session 2

Jun 18 - Jun 28 in SRC Pool
[M TW Thrs] 5:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
$35 - $75
 
 
Preschool Swim Lessons. Familiarizes children ages 4 and 5 with the aquatic environment while helping to develop positive attitudes and safe practices in and around the water. Children will learn how to enter and exit the water, in addition to learning breath control, retrieval of submerged objects, floating on the front and back, treading and an introduction to swimming on the front. Prerequisites: Child must be at least 4 years old. There are no prerequisites for this level. All of our instructors are certified as Water Safety Instructors and teach 30 minute lessons based off the curriculum of the American Red Cross. SRC Members will use their Cougar Card for facility access and the youth will be checked in on a roster for each lesson. Everyone regardless of member status will check in their child at the Student Recreation Membership Desk. Youth must be supervised directly on the pool deck by their parent/legal guardian during the entire lesson. All youth must have a youth waiver signed by their parent/legal guardian to enter the facility. Refund Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until and including the first day of class. No refunds after the first day of class. **Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations are available with adequate prior notification. Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht at 335-9669 for more information. If you have any questions about our Youth Learn-to-Swim program, instructors or private swim lessons please contact Jared Lindorfer, Coordinator of Aquatics & Safety Education at jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu or 509.335.5407.
 
 

Youth Swim Lessons: Level 1 & 2 Session 2

Jun 18 - Jun 28 in SRC Pool
[M TW Thrs] 5:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
$35 - $75
 
 
Level 1 - Introduction to Water Skills. Orients participants to the aquatic environment and helps them to gain basic aquatic skills. Participants will learn how to enter and exit the water, in addition to learning breath control, retrieval of submerged objects, floating on the front and back, hand movements for treading in chest-deep water and an introduction to swimming on the front. Level 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills. Builds on basic aquatic skills and water safety concepts learned in Level 1. Participants will learn how to fully submerge, open their eyes and retrieve submerged objects in chest-deep water. In addition, participants will learn how to float in a face-down position and improve distance of front and back glides. At this level, participants will begin to develop combined arm and leg actions on the front and back. Prerequisites: Participant should be 6 years or older. Successful demonstration of the Level 1 exit skills assessment. All of our instructors are certified as Water Safety Instructors and teach 30 minute lessons based off the curriculum of the American Red Cross. SRC Members will use their Cougar Card for facility access and the youth will be checked in on a roster for each lesson. Everyone regardless of member status will check in their child at the Student Recreation Membership Desk. Refund Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until and including the first day of class. No refunds after the first day of class. **Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations are available with adequate prior notification. Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht at 335-9669 for more information. If you have any questions about our Youth Learn-to-Swim program, instructors or private swim lessons please contact Jared Lindorfer, Coordinator of Aquatics & Safety Education at jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu or 509.335.5407.
 
 

Youth Swim Lessons: Level 3 & 4 Session 2

Jun 18 - Jun 28 in SRC Pool
[M TW Thrs] 5:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
$35 - $75
 
 
Level 3 - Stroke Development. Builds on the skills learned in Levels 1 and 2 to help participants achieve basic water competency. Participants will be introduced to the front crawl, elementary backstroke, scissor kick, breaststroke kick, and treading in deep water. Prerequisites: Participant should be 6 years or older. Successful demonstration of the Level 2 exit skills assessment. Level 4 - Stroke Improvement. These lessons will improve participants’ proficiency in performing the swimming strokes (front crawl and elementary backstroke) that were introduced in Level 3. Participants will also learn breaststroke, butterfly, sidestroke, back crawl, and open turns. Prerequisites: Participant should be 6 years or older. Successful demonstration of the Level 3 exit skills assessment. All of our instructors are certified as Water Safety Instructors and teach 30 minute lessons based off the curriculum of the American Red Cross. You must be a SRC Member to register for Youth Group Swim Lessons. SRC Members will use their Cougar Card for facility access and the youth will be checked in on a roster for each lesson. Refund Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until and including the first day of class. No refunds after the first day of class. **Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations are available with adequate prior notification. Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht at 335-9669 for more information. If you have any questions about our Youth Learn-to-Swim program, instructors or private swim lessons please contact Shannon Posey, Coordinator of Aquatics at sposey@wsu.edu or 509.335.8208.
 
 

Youth Swim Lessons: Level 5 & 6 Session 2

Jun 18 - Jun 28 in SRC Pool
[M TW Thrs] 6:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$35 - $75
 
 
Level 5/6 - Stroke Refinement and Skill Proficiency. Helps to refine performance of all six swimming strokes (front crawl, backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke and sidestroke) so participants can swim with greater efficiency and effectiveness over longer distances. Participants will also refine open-turns and learn how to do flip-turns while swimming. Prerequisites: Participant should be 6 years or older. Successful demonstration of the Level 4 exit skills assessment. All of our instructors are certified as Water Safety Instructors and teach 45 minute lessons based off the curriculum of the American Red Cross. Youth must be supervised directly on the pool deck by their parent/legal guardian during the entire lesson. All youth must have a youth waiver signed by their parent/legal guardian to enter the facility. You must be a SRC Member to register for Youth Group Swim Lessons. SRC Members will use their Cougar Card for facility access and the youth will be checked in on a roster for each lesson. Refund Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until and including the first day of class. No refunds after the first day of class. **Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations are available with adequate prior notification. Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht at 335-9669 for more information. If you have any questions about our Youth Learn-to-Swim program, instructors or private swim lessons please contact Jared Lindorfer, Coordinator of Aquatics at jared.lindorfer or 509.335.5407.
 
 

Registration Ends June 24

Adult Beginner Swim Lessons

Jun 26 - Jul 29 in Smith Gym Room 77 (Pool)
[TThrs] 7:15 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$35 - $55
 
 
Learning the Basics. These lessons will help you learn how to be comfortable and active in the water. You will learn how to float, submerge completely, propel yourself through the water on the front and back, and begin to learn the basics of the front and back crawl strokes. All of our instructors are certified as Water Safety Instructors and teach 45 minute lessons based off the curriculum of the American Red Cross. Refund Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until and including the first day of class. No refunds after the first day of class. **Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations are available with adequate prior notification. Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht at 335-9669 for more information. Registration for this class will close one day prior to the course start date. If you have any questions about our Adult Learn to Swim program, coaches or individual instruction please do not hesitate to contact Jared Lindorfer, Coordinator of Aquatics at jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu or 509.335.5407.
 
 

Adult Intermediate Swim Lessons

Jun 25 - Jul 29 in Smith Gym Room 77 (Pool)
[TThrs] 7:15 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$35 - $55
 
 
Improving Skills and Swimming Strokes You will learn and improve proficiency in basic aquatic skills and the six basic swimming strokes. These lessons will teach you how to become a more efficient and effective swimmer. You will also learn how to be safe in and around the water. All of our instructors are certified as Water Safety Instructors and teach 45 minute lessons based off the curriculum of the American Red Cross. Prerequisites: You must be comfortable in chest-deep water, able to put your face in the water, and able to perform 15 yards of the front crawl, breast stroke and back crawl. Refund Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until and including the first day of class. No refunds after the first day of class. **Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations are available with adequate prior notification. Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht at 335-9669 for more information. If you have any questions about our Adult Learn to Swim program, coaches or individual instruction please do not hesitate to contact Jared Lindorfer at jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu or 509.335.5407.
 
 

Registration Ends July 1

Parent & Child Swim Lessons Session 3

Jul 2 - Jul 12 in SRC Pool
[M TW Thrs] 5:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
$35 - $75
 
 
Parent & Child Swim Lessons. The American Red Cross Parent and Child Aquatics program builds swimming readiness by emphasizing fun in the water. Parents/guardians and children participate in several guided practice sessions that help children learn elementary skills, including water entry, bubble blowing, front kicking, back floating, underwater exploration and more. Once children can perform basic skills without parental assistance, they may begin independent Preschool courses (ages 4 and 5).All of our instructors are certified as Water Safety Instructors and teach 30 minute lessons based off the curriculum of the American Red Cross. SRC Members will use their Cougar Card for facility access and the youth will be checked in on a roster for each lesson. Everyone regardless of member status will check in their child at the Student Recreation Membership Desk. Refund Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until and including the first day of class. No refunds after the first day of class. **Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations are available with adequate prior notification. Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht at 335-9669 for more information. NOTE: Class will not meet on July 4 and date will be made up on Friday, July 6. If you have any questions about our Youth Learn-to-Swim program, instructors or private swim lessons please contact Jared Lindorfer, Coordinator of Aquatics & Safety Education at jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu or 509.335.5407.
 
 

Preschool Swim Lessons Session 3

Jul 2 - Jul 12 in SRC Pool
[M TW Thrs] 5:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
$35 - $75
 
 
Preschool Swim Lessons. Familiarizes children ages 4 and 5 with the aquatic environment while helping to develop positive attitudes and safe practices in and around the water. Children will learn how to enter and exit the water, in addition to learning breath control, retrieval of submerged objects, floating on the front and back, treading and an introduction to swimming on the front. Prerequisites: Child must be at least 4 years old. There are no prerequisites for this level. All of our instructors are certified as Water Safety Instructors and teach 30 minute lessons based off the curriculum of the American Red Cross. SRC Members will use their Cougar Card for facility access and the youth will be checked in on a roster for each lesson. Everyone regardless of member status will check in their child at the Student Recreation Membership Desk. Youth must be supervised directly on the pool deck by their parent/legal guardian during the entire lesson. All youth must have a youth waiver signed by their parent/legal guardian to enter the facility. Refund Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until and including the first day of class. No refunds after the first day of class. **Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations are available with adequate prior notification. Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht at 335-9669 for more information. If you have any questions about our Youth Learn-to-Swim program, instructors or private swim lessons please contact Jared Lindorfer, Coordinator of Aquatics & Safety Education at jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu or 509.335.5407. NOTE: Class will not meet on July 4 and date will be made up on Friday, July 6.
 
 

Youth Swim Lessons: Level 1 & 2 Session 3

Jul 2 - Jul 12 in SRC Pool
[M TW Thrs] 5:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
$35 - $75
 
 
Level 1 - Introduction to Water Skills. Orients participants to the aquatic environment and helps them to gain basic aquatic skills. Participants will learn how to enter and exit the water, in addition to learning breath control, retrieval of submerged objects, floating on the front and back, hand movements for treading in chest-deep water and an introduction to swimming on the front. Level 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills. Builds on basic aquatic skills and water safety concepts learned in Level 1. Participants will learn how to fully submerge, open their eyes and retrieve submerged objects in chest-deep water. In addition, participants will learn how to float in a face-down position and improve distance of front and back glides. At this level, participants will begin to develop combined arm and leg actions on the front and back. Prerequisites: Participant should be 6 years or older. Successful demonstration of the Level 1 exit skills assessment. All of our instructors are certified as Water Safety Instructors and teach 30 minute lessons based off the curriculum of the American Red Cross. SRC Members will use their Cougar Card for facility access and the youth will be checked in on a roster for each lesson. Everyone regardless of member status will check in their child at the Student Recreation Membership Desk. Refund Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until and including the first day of class. No refunds after the first day of class. **Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations are available with adequate prior notification. Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht at 335-9669 for more information. If you have any questions about our Youth Learn-to-Swim program, instructors or private swim lessons please contact Jared Lindorfer, Coordinator of Aquatics & Safety Education at jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu or 509.335.5407. NOTE: Class will not meet on July 4 and date will be made up on Friday, July 6.
 
 

Youth Swim Lessons: Level 3 & 4 Session 3

Jul 2 - Jul 12 in SRC Pool
[M TW Thrs] 5:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
$35 - $75
 
 
Level 3 - Stroke Development. Builds on the skills learned in Levels 1 and 2 to help participants achieve basic water competency. Participants will be introduced to the front crawl, elementary backstroke, scissor kick, breaststroke kick, and treading in deep water. Prerequisites: Participant should be 6 years or older. Successful demonstration of the Level 2 exit skills assessment. Level 4 - Stroke Improvement. These lessons will improve participants’ proficiency in performing the swimming strokes (front crawl and elementary backstroke) that were introduced in Level 3. Participants will also learn breaststroke, butterfly, sidestroke, back crawl, and open turns. Prerequisites: Participant should be 6 years or older. Successful demonstration of the Level 3 exit skills assessment. All of our instructors are certified as Water Safety Instructors and teach 30 minute lessons based off the curriculum of the American Red Cross. You must be a SRC Member to register for Youth Group Swim Lessons. SRC Members will use their Cougar Card for facility access and the youth will be checked in on a roster for each lesson. Refund Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until and including the first day of class. No refunds after the first day of class. **Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations are available with adequate prior notification. Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht at 335-9669 for more information. If you have any questions about our Youth Learn-to-Swim program, instructors or private swim lessons please contact Shannon Posey, Coordinator of Aquatics at sposey@wsu.edu or 509.335.8208. NOTE: Class will not meet on July 4 and date will be made up on Friday, July 6.
 
 

Youth Swim Lessons: Level 5 & 6 Session 3

Jul 2 - Jul 12 in SRC Pool
[M TW Thrs] 6:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$35 - $75
 
 
Level 5/6 - Stroke Refinement and Skill Proficiency. Helps to refine performance of all six swimming strokes (front crawl, backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke and sidestroke) so participants can swim with greater efficiency and effectiveness over longer distances. Participants will also refine open-turns and learn how to do flip-turns while swimming. Prerequisites: Participant should be 6 years or older. Successful demonstration of the Level 4 exit skills assessment. All of our instructors are certified as Water Safety Instructors and teach 45 minute lessons based off the curriculum of the American Red Cross. Youth must be supervised directly on the pool deck by their parent/legal guardian during the entire lesson. All youth must have a youth waiver signed by their parent/legal guardian to enter the facility. You must be a SRC Member to register for Youth Group Swim Lessons. SRC Members will use their Cougar Card for facility access and the youth will be checked in on a roster for each lesson. Refund Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until and including the first day of class. No refunds after the first day of class. **Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations are available with adequate prior notification. Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht at 335-9669 for more information. If you have any questions about our Youth Learn-to-Swim program, instructors or private swim lessons please contact Jared Lindorfer, Coordinator of Aquatics at jared.lindorfer or 509.335.5407. NOTE: Class will not meet on July 4 and date will be made up on Friday, July 6.