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Swim Lessons
Summer 2012 Brochure

Dates for Summer 2012 Sessions

Mondays - Thursdays

SESSION I Evening: June 4 - 14
SESSION I Morning: June 18 - 28

SESSION II Evening: June 18 - 28

SESSION II Morning: July 9 - 19

SESSION III Evening: July 9 - 19

Levels Offered

• Preschool Level 1 (ages 3-5)

• Preschool Level 2 (ages 4-5)

• Level 1 (ages 6 & up)

• Level 2

• Level 3

• Level 4 

 Cost: $45.00 Community Fee


         $35.00 CCU Faculty/Staff or Student Fee
         $5 per child discount for additional registrations from same family
The following information will help create a safe, positive experience for your child.
Rules and Regulations:
No drinks, food or gum allowed in the pool or locker rooms.
Use a plastic bottle or container in showers.
Please take a shower before entering pool.
If your child is over three, they will achieve more if you are not in their view.
Recommended Clothing:
Lightweight t-shirt may be worn for warmth.
Bring two towels for your child. One for the pool area and one for after showering.
Shower shoes
Lock for locker
Please tell your instructor if your child has any medical problems.
Food or drink, especially citrus products should not be consumed for at least 1 hour before class.
Your child may be asked to sit and watch if he/she is disturbing class.
Other children not participating in swim lessons are not allowed to wander the hallways or be distracting to those taking lessons.
All fees must be paid prior to the first day of class.                      
The American Red Cross offers six comprehensive course levels that teach you and your child how to swim skillfully and safely. At Coastal Carolina University we offer 5 of the levels in the Learn-to-Swim program as well as introducing two classes for Preschool ages 3-5.  The prerequisite for each level is the successful demonstration of the skills from the preceding level, except for Level I, which has no prerequisite.

Preschool Aquatics Level 1

Preschool Aquatics Level 1 is for ages 3-5 years old.  It’s purpose is to help students feel comfortable in the water, learn to enter and exit the water safely, open their eyes underwater, swim on front using arm and leg action with support and more.

Preschool Aquatics Level 2

Preschool Aquatics Level 1 is for ages 4-5 years old.  Its purpose is to build upon skills learned in Level 1 and gain greater independence in the skills and develop more comfort in and around the water.  

Level 1: INTRODUCTION TO WATER SKILLS – must be at least 6 years of age

The purpose of Level 1 is to help students feel comfortable in the water. Participants learn to enter and exit the water safely, open their eyes underwater, swim on front using arm and leg action and more.


The purpose of Level 2 is to give students success with fundamental skills. Students learn to roll over from front-to-back, swim on front and back with combined stroke as well as float on front and back.


The purpose of Level 3 is to build on the skills in Level 2 through additional guided practice as well as jumping into water, bobbing with head fully submerged, using rotary breathing, and the front and back crawl strokes.


The purpose of Level 4 is to help swimmers develop confidence in the skills they have learned. Students will learn front and back crawl strokes, elementary back stroke, breaststroke and butterfly.


The purpose of Level 5 is to provide further coordination and refinement of strokes. Students will learn the standing dive, sidestroke, front flip turn, surface dives and more.


If you are uncertain of your child’s ability, please contact Tara Josey at 349-2815 prior to the swim session you wish to attend for an evaluation. Registration is open until lessons are full. 

NO PHONE REGISTRATIONS AVAILABLE.                                   
We will accept 10 participants per level. Instructor to participant ratio is 1 Instructor and 1 assistant per 10 kids.   We reserve the right to cancel lessons if there are less than 6 participants registered. Each level of Learn-to-Swim includes training in basic water safety and helping a swimmer in distress in addition to the skills outlined.

Crocs Junior Swim Team
Summer 2012 Brochure

June 4 - July 25
Mondays & Wednesdays

10 & Under: 4 - 5pm

11 & Older: 5 - 6pm

The Coastal Carolina Crocs Junior Swim Team is open to ages 6-18 years old. We offer a great way for participants to enhance their swimming skills and become more involved in a competitive environment. Our focus is a fun, learning atmosphere where individuals can build endurance and refine their strokes. Our staff provides instruction on stroke technique and refinement. All participants must be able to swim at least 25 yards (1 length of the pool) using at least one of the competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke or butterfly). Please understand our staff is here to help refine strokes, not teach basic skills. If your child is not ready for this team environment, we suggest our American Red Cross Learn to Swim program.

Practices involve endurance training, skill-specific events & stroke refinement.
All practices for the Crocs are held at Coastal Carolina University.
Recommended swim suit is a one piece. Goggles are required.


Inclement Weather

There will be practices held through rain and heavy storms, but NOT LIGHTNING! We will make every effort to keep the schedule, however, in the event of lightning swimmers must exit the pool for at least 15 minutes after the last streak of lightning is seen. It will be up to the coaches and parents as to whether the swimmers will attend practice

The cost for the Junior Swim Team covers the expenses of staff, end of season party and costs to cover the coach’s hourly rates. Team Suits are optional and are not covered within this registration fee.

Junior Swim Team Cost:
$135 Community Fee
$125 Faculty/Staff Fee
Family Discount: $10 off each additional child registered.
Lifeguard Training

Spring 2012 


Session 1

Friday April 20 5 - 9pm  
Saturday April 21 8am - 2pm  
Sunday April 22 5 - 9pm  
Friday April 27 5 - 9pm  
Saturday April 28 8am - 2pm  
Sunday April 29 2 - 6pm  


Session 2

Thursday May 17 6pm Swim Test Only
Monday - Friday May 21-26 5 - 9pm  
Saturday May 27 8am - 2pm

 *All lifeguard candidates will swim 300 yards, and complete a surface dive test retrieving a 10lb object.  This must be successfully completed to remain in the course. 

 Register by calling 843.349.2802

CCU Students  $70.00 

Community Members   $170.00

This fee includes book, mask, certification cards and pool fee.

Payment is due upon completion of the first session. 

Checks made payable to:

$70  American Red Cross

$100  Coastal Carolina University 

$170 Total (fee includes book, mask, certification cards and pool fee)


CCU students, faculty/staff need only pay $70 to the American Red Cross and are exempt from paying the pool fee.

 Payment is due upon completion of the first session and prerequisites met.  NO payment is accepted until pre-requisites have been met.

 Failure to complete course requirements results in forfeit of all funds.  Pool fee allows you to use the facility outside of class time during the course dates.

In this course you will learn about the duties and responsibilities of a lifeguard and how to carry them out. Also included in the course are skills for First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer.
All pre-requisites must be completed on the first class session in order to remain in course.
1.      Must be at least 15 years of age by the completion of the course.
2. Swim 500 yards continuously, using only the following strokes: front crawl, breaststroke. Swim 20 yards out, submerge to a minimum depth of 7 feet, retrieve a 10lb brick and swim back.
To receive certification one must:
1.       Have all the required supplies from the American Red Cross ( no sharing of materials)
2.       Demonstrate competency in each skill.
3.       Correctly answer at least 80% of the questions on all written examinations.
4.       Attend all scheduled class meetings.
When this criteria has been met, two certification cards will be issued
a.       CPR for the Professional Rescuer ( valid for 1 year)
b.       Lifeguarding Today (includes first aid & is valid for 3 years)
1.       No shoes on deck
2.       No drinks, food or gum allowed in pool, on deck or in the locker rooms.
3.       Please take a shower before entering pool.
4.       Please read and follow all rules posted.
 1.       Please tell your instructor if you have any medical problems.
 2.    Food or drink, especially citrus products, should not be consumed for at least one hour before class.
1.       Pen, pencil, or highlighter
2.       Two towels (one for deck drills, one for after class)
3.       Water bottle (plastic only)
4.       Shower shoes for locker rooms and on deck
5.       Practical swim suit: Girls – One piece; Guys – no cut offs, must be a swim suit
6.       Swim cap, goggles (no ear or nose plugs)
7.      Lock for locker (Coastal is not responsible for lost or stolen items, locks must be removed daily or they are subject to being cut)
8.       No jewelry allowed. Remove it all before entering pool.
If you have any questions please contact Tara Saville at the pool office, 349-2815.
WSI Certification
Course Dates: Maymester, 2011
The course is offered on an as-needed basis. If you would like to take this course please call 349-2815 to be included on a waiting list. There must be at least 6 enrolled in order to teach this course.  The Spring 2010 Course will be offered the following days/times:

Day Date Hours
Thursday May 6 5 - 9pm
Friday May 7 5 - 9pm
Monday May 10 5 - 9pm
Tuesday May 11 5 - 9pm
Wednesday May 12 5 - 9pm
Thursday May 13 5 - 9pm
Saturday May 15 8 am - 2pm

This instructor course consists of one pre-course session and 9 sessions of approximately 3 hours each. This schedule is as follows:
Location for all sessions:   Coastal Carolina University      843-349-2815
Please bring to the pre-course session proof that you will be at least 16 years of age by the end of the Wat

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