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.
* 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. 231
Test Out on 7/9&7/10 @ Local Quarry TBD
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Susquehanna Center, Rm. 232
Final 2 classes held at local quarry off site 8/27 & 8/28
Youth Beginner and Intermediate Swim / Exploration and Development
Swimmers continue to work on the basic swim skills and developing independence in the water. Swimmers continue to learn / work on glides, bobs, submerging glides to understand movement in the water. Flutter kicks, rolls from front to back and back to front, and back floats. Minimum age 5yr.
Participants ages 6yrs - 12 yrs old will work on developing comfortability with water movement and underwater exploration. Introduction to basic skills necessary for self rescue and basic swimming skills.
Swimmers will work on rotary breathing, freestyle, backstroke, scissors kick, sidestroke, breaststroke, treading water, intro to wall turn, dolphin kick, 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.
Students ages 7yrs-12yrs will work on developing the intermediate level of self rescue and swimming skills with a focus o swimming longer distances and introducing side breathing, backstroke and breaststroke kick. Pre requisite for this course is: You must be able to complete 25 yard freestyle swim. without stopping or touching wall / lane lines.
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Susquehanna Center, Rm. 241
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