Introduces elementary swimming skills, water safety, and survival swimming for non-swimmers or those who cannot swim 25 yards. Beginner Swimming emphasizes basic stroke technique and elements of water safety.
Provides further practice for students who have completed Beginner Swimming or who can swim a distance of 50 yards. Intermediate swimming covers intermediate aquatic skills, competitive swim strokes, water safety and fitness concepts.
Try out our Aqua Zumba, known as the Zumba "pool party", Aqua Zumba gives new meaning to the idea of an invigorating workout. Splashing, stretching, twisting - even shouting, laughing, hooting and hollering are often heard during an Aqua Zumba class. Integrating the Zumba formula and philosophy with traditional aqua fitness disciplines, Aqua Zumba blends it all together into a safe, challenging, water-based workout that’s cardio-conditioning, body-toning, and most of all, exhilarating beyond belief. Aqua Zumba uses mostly Latin music rhythms such as Merengue, Cumbia, Salsa, and Reggaeton, but can also use a variety of upbeat tempos as found in international music. Because of the resistance of the water, Zumba movements will be slower and adjusted to the water environment; however, the workout can be just as intense. Water shoes are recommended for this class.
Independently improve your swim strokes or fitness level. Get active and move more with less stress on your joints! Lifeguard is on duty, but there is no instructor for this class. Students may only swim during the college's spring semester open recreation swim hours which are posted on HCC's website - or call 443-412-2113 to find out the spring open recreation swim hours.
Students must be 16 years old by last day of class and will be required to present proof of age with a photo ID. on the first day of class. Upon successful completion of this course, student will receive a pool operator's license certificate recognized by the Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Harford County Health Department. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
Introduction to basic aquatic skills and water adjustment. Skills are performed with assistance and will consist of activities such as; water safety, blowing bubbles, floating rolling, and other basics.
* Due to COVID this course will be blended learning. Upon registration there will be an online portion students will be expected to complete, as well as 2 in person days. To be eligible for this course, participants must be 15 years old on or before the last session. The participant will be required to pass a pre-course test which includes treading water for two minutes without hands, a 300 yard swim and swimming 20 yards (freestyle or breaststroke), surface diving to 10 feet, retrieving a 10 pound object and swimming it back to the original starting point. CPR for the Professional Rescuer certification is part of this course. No previous CPR or First Aid is required. Successful exit requirements for this course are: attending all sessions, three water skill scenarios and achieving at least an 80% grade on the two written exams. Online textbook included with course fee. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
This course teaches the basics of enjoyable, safe scuba diving through academic and water skills training. You will learn the importance of equipment and safe diving physics and physiology, and marine life and oceanography under the guidance of your certified professional instructor. Students need to have basic swimming skills, be reasonably fit, and be at least 16 years of age. After successful completion of this course, you will be a SDI certified Scuba Diver. Students must purchase or own the basic gear required for this class, which includes mask, snorkel, fins, and booties. (Items can be provided by instructor at a substantial discount). Checkout dives will be held at local quarry. (Fee not included)
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Susquehanna Center, Rm. 232
Check Out Dates: 9/23 & 9/24 @ Local Quarry
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Susquehanna Center, Rm. 241
Check Out Dates: 10/21 & 10/22 @ Local Quarry
Youth Beginner and Intermediate Swim / Exploration and Development
Swimmers continue to work on the basic swim skills and developing independence and confidence in the water. Swimmers continue to learn / work on front glides from the wall, bobs / submersion, flutter kicks, rolls (front to back), floats (back and front), jump-push-turn-grab, and treading. Minimum age 5yr.
Swimmers ages 5yrs - 12 yrs will be introduced to the basic swim skills to reduce fear and increase confidence. Some of the skills worked on will include water acclimation, submersion, supported front and back floating, supported rolls (front to back), supported glides, supported flutter kicks, and jump-push-turn-grab.
This class will focus on building stroke technique through introducing swim team stroke work and reinforcing the fundamentals of swimming. Swimmers will work on rotary breathing, freestyle, backstroke, scissors kick, sidestroke, breaststroke, treading water, intro to flip turn, dolphin kick, intro to butterfly and diving basics. Pre requisites; must be able to swim 25 yards unassisted, float independently, And swim on front with arms out of water.
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Susquehanna Center, Rm. 241
No Class 10/14, 11/11, 11/25, & 12/2
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