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School Age Camps

Summer Camp 2020

THE Athletic Club Youth Programs is committed to providing an educational and fun filled summer to youngsters ages 3-12. We offer full day camps starting weekdays, June 8, 2020 through August 21, 2020. Each week a new theme will be the focus of learning and tons of fun. We will incorporate arts and crafts activities, group games, snack, and swim time daily. Pick and choose, or sign up for the whole summer! Week 1 June 8-12 Super Heroes Week 2 June 15-19 Pirates Week 3 June 22-26 Spy Week Week 4 June 29-July 3 Party in the USA Week 5 July 6-10 Sports Week Week 6 July 13-17 Everything Disney Week 7 July 20-24 Christmas in July Week 8 July 27-31 Hawaiian Week Week 9 Aug 3-7 Under the Big Top Week 10 Aug 10-14 Animal Palooza Week 11 August 17-21 Nature Week *Cost* $175 for the full week. Not a member? Guests are welcome at camp for an additional charge of $10/day. $25 registration fee per week. Waived, if before date May 1, 2020. Refund policy: 48 hour notice of cancellation is required or full fee will be charged.

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
YP910SH 3-12 Jun 8 - Jun 12 8:30A - 4:30PMo, Tu, We, Th, Fr Jan 15 - Jun 5 Register
YP910P 3-12 Jun 15 - Jun 19 8:30A - 4:30PMo, Tu, We, Th, Fr Jan 15 - Jun 12 Register
YP910SW 3-12 Jun 22 - Jun 26 8:30A - 4:30PMo, Tu, We, Th, Fr Jan 15 - Jun 19 Register
YP910PU 3-12 Jun 29 - Jul 3 8:30A - 4:30PMo, Tu, We, Fr Jan 15 - Jun 26 Register
YP910S 3-12 Jul 6 - Jul 10 8:30A - 4:30PMo, Tu, We, Th, Fr Jan 15 - Jul 3 Register
YP910ED 3-12 Jul 13 - Jul 17 8:30A - 4:30PMo, Tu, We, Th, Fr Jan 15 - Jul 10 Register
YP910CJ 3-12 Jul 20 - Jul 24 8:30A - 4:30PMo, Tu, We, Th, Fr Jan 15 - Jul 17 Register
YP910HW 3-12 Jul 27 - Jul 31 8:30A - 4:30PMo, Tu, We, Th, Fr Jan 15 - Jul 24 Register
YP910UB 3-12 Aug 3 - Aug 7 8:30A - 4:30PMo, Tu, We, Th, Fr Jan 15 - Jul 31 Register
YP910AP 3-12 Aug 10 - Aug 14 8:30A - 4:30PMo, Tu, We, Th, Fr Jan 15 - Aug 7 Register
YP910NW 3-12 Aug 17 - Aug 21 8:30A - 4:30PMo, Tu, We, Th, Fr Jan 15 - Aug 14 Register

Youth Swimming Lessons

Fish 1

This level is intended for children at least 3 years old. Before entering Fish 1 kids should be able to be comfortable working with an instructor and comfortable putting their face in the water. The primary goals of Fish 1 are to gain a greater level of confidence in the water and to learn basic water safety. Kids will practice blowing bubbles, kicking their feet, and floating on their backs. All swimming in this level is done with the assistance of an instructor. This class has a capacity to ensure proper instructor to participant ratios. Once the class is full, participants will be placed on a standby list. ***There will be a $5 fee (per lession) for participants registered on a membership qualified for free group swimming lessons who do not attend. There are no make up classes for missed lessons. All other participants registered who do not attend will be charged full price of the session.*** Guests fee of $6 per class is included in the non member price. If you are registered and are unable to attend notify Chris Hartley via email 48 hours prior to the start of the session at chartley@theathleticclub.com

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
Wednesday 6:00 3+ Jan 8 - Feb 26 6:00P - 6:30PWe Dec 11 - Feb 26 Register

Fish 2

This level is intended for children 4+. Before entering Fish 2, kids must be able to blow bubbles, put their face in the water, and be able to float on their back with the assistance of an instructor. The primary goals of Fish 2 is to introduce basic water skills. We will putting our faces in the water, kicking our feet, and using our arms to swim. We will also work with kids to begin learning introductory backstroke. In this level kids will practice pushing off the wall short distances to the instructor. This class has a capacity to ensure proper instructor to participant ratios. Once the class is full, participants will be placed on a standby list. ***There will be a $5 fee (per lesson) for participants registered on a membership qualified for free group swimming lessons who do not attend. All other participants registered who do not attend will be charged full price of the session.*** Guests fee of $6 per class is included in the non member price. There are no make up classes for missed lessons. If you are registered and are unable to attend notify Chris Hartley via email 48 hours prior to the start of the session at chartley@theathleticclub.com.

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
Tuesday 5:45 3+ Jan 7 - Feb 25 5:45P - 6:15PTu Dec 11 - Feb 25 Standby
Thursday 6:00 3+ Jan 9 - Feb 27 6:00P - 6:30PTh Dec 11 - Feb 27 Standby

Fish 3

This level is intended for children 4+. Before entering Fish 3, kids must be able to push off the wall short distances to an instructor, be comfortable transitioning from their stomach to their back, and able to float on their back without help of the instructor. The primary goals of Fish 3 are to learn to transition from stomach to back to breathe in freestyle. In this level we will introduce the basics of breaststroke. This class has a capacity to ensure proper instructor to participant ratios. Once the class is full, participants will be placed on a standby list. ***There will be a $5 fee (per lesson) for participants registered on a membership qualified for free group swimming lessons who do not attend. All other participants registered who do not attend will be charged full price of the session.*** Guests fee of $6 per class is included in the non member price. There are no make up classes for missed lessons. If you are registered and are unable to attend notify Chris Hartley via email 24 hours prior to the start of the session at chartley@theathleticclub.com

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
Tuesday 5:45 3+ Jan 7 - Feb 25 5:45P - 6:15PTu Dec 11 - Feb 25 Register
Wednesday 5:30 (1) 4+ Jan 8 - Feb 26 5:30P - 6:00PWe Dec 11 - Feb 26 Standby
Wednesday 5:30 (2) 4+ Jan 8 - Feb 26 5:30P - 6:00PWe Dec 11 - Feb 26 Standby
Thursday 5:00 5+ Jan 9 - Feb 27 5:00P - 5:30PTh Dec 11 - Feb 27 Register

Fish 4

This level is intended for children 4+. Before entering Fish 4, kids must know freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and elementary backstroke. They should be comfortable transitioning from their stomach to their back for a breath during freestyle. In Fish 4, we work primarily on technique for freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke. We will help kids learn to breathe to the side on freestyle, proper kicking for backstroke, correct arm pulls for breaststroke, and much more! This class has a capacity to ensure proper instructor to participant ratios. Once the class is full, participants will be placed on a standby list. ***There will be a $5 fee (per lesson) for participants registered on a membership qualified for free group swimming lessons who do not attend. All other participants registered who do not attend will be charged full price of the session.*** Guests fee of $6 per class is included in the non member price. There are no make up classes for missed lessons If you are registered and are unable to attend notify Chris Hartley via email 24 hours prior to the start of the session at chartley@theathleticclub.com.

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
Wednesday 6:00 6+ Jan 8 - Feb 26 6:00P - 6:30PWe Dec 11 - Feb 26 Standby
Thursday 5:30 6+ Jan 9 - Feb 27 5:30P - 6:00PTh Dec 11 - Feb 27 Standby

Fish 5

This level is intended for children 5+. Before entering Fish 5, kids must be able to properly swim a length of backstroke, freestyle, and breaststroke. Kids will have the opportunity to practice skills that will prepare them for swim team, such as, flip turns, stream lines, and proper techniques for all four strokes. This class has a capacity to ensure proper instructor to participant ratios. Once the class is full, participants will be placed on a standby list. ***There will be a $5 fee (per lesson) for participants registered on a membership qualified for free group swimming lessons who do not attend. All other participants registered who do not attend will be charged full price of the session.*** Guests fee of $6 per class is included in the non member price. There are no make up classes for missed lessons. If you are registered and are unable to attend notify Chris Hartley via email 48 hours prior to the start of the session at chartley@theathleticclub.com.

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
Thursday 6:00 6+ Jan 9 - Feb 27 6:00P - 6:30PTh Dec 11 - Feb 27 Standby

Polliwogs 1

This level is intended for children at least 3 years old. This is the first level of group swimming lessons at THE Athletic Club. In this level, we work on getting the kids comfortable working with an instructor, comfortable with the water, and introduce basic swimming skills. The same skills are taught in Polliwogs 1 as in Polliwogs 2. Polliwogs 1 is intended for children who are less comfortable and younger. This class has a capacity of 3 to ensure proper instructor to participant ratios. Once the class is full, participants will be placed on a standby list. ***There will be a $5 fee (per lession) for participants registered on a membership qualified for free group swimming lessons who do not attend. All other participants registered who do not attend will be charged full price of the session.*** Guests fee of $6 per class is included in the non member price. **There are no makeup lessons for missed classes**. If you are registered and are unable to attend notify Chris Hartley via email or phone 24 hours prior to the session @ Chartley@theathleticclub.com or 515-223-5999 x215

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
Wednesday 5:00 3+ Jan 8 - Feb 26 5:00P - 5:30PWe Dec 11 - Feb 26 Register

Polliwogs 2

This level is intended for children at least 3 years old. This is the first level of group swimming lessons at THE Athletic Club. In this level, we work on getting the kids comfortable working with an instructor, comfortable with the water, and introduce basic swimming skills. The same skills are taught in Polliwogs 2 as in Polliwogs 1. Polliwogs 2 is intended for children who are more comfortable and older. This class has a capacity of 3 to ensure proper instructor to participant ratios. Once the class is full, participants will be placed on a standby list. ***There will be a $5 fee (per lession) for participants registered on a membership qualified for free group swimming lessons who do not attend. All other participants registered who do not attend will be charged full price of the session. Guests fee of $6 per class is included in the non member price. There are no make up lessons for missed classes. If you are registered and are unable to attend notify Chris Hartley via email 48 hours prior to the start of the session at chartley@theathleticclub.com or 515-223-5999 x215

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
Thursday 5:00 3+ Jan 9 - Feb 27 5:00P - 5:30PTh Dec 11 - Feb 27 Standby

Youth Swim for Fitness

Youth Swim for Fitness is great for kids to stay active in the water, learn to work on their swim strokes and have fun at the same time! Class will be held twice a week over 4 weeks for 30 minutes per session. Class will work on refining their freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke. YSFF will also cover butterfly, turns and building endurance. If you child is interested in swimming on a swim team, this is a great way to prepare for the next step. Participants should be able to swim 25 continuous yards freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke, backfloat and tread water for 1 minute, entry knowledge of butterfly helpful but not required. This class will be 75% technique, 25% coaching. Class requires minimum of 3 participants. Contact Aquatics Director Chris Hartley at 515-223-5999 x 215, or email at chartley@theathleticclub.com for questions. Guests of the club will be charged appropriate guest fees. Contact Chris Hartley for details.

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
YSSF T/TH 6+ Feb 4 - Feb 27 6:30P - 7:00PTu, Th Jan 22 - Feb 27 Register
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