Instructional Programs and Certifications

oa
ls



Learn to Swim

Updated as of July 11, 2019

Learn to Swim is designed to assist people of all ages either learn to swim or refine their skills. The small class size allows for a significant amount of instructor attention to building skills. 

Learn to Swim emphasizes water safety while introducing the fundamentals of swimming, stroke development, and stroke improvement for ages 4 and up. Whether you are a novice swimmer or already know how to swim, this program is fit to accommodate all swimming abilities. Our instructors teach in small groups of the ratio 6:1, depending on both age and skill ability.  

 

SESSIONS

Spring 2019

8 class program 

Session 1   |   May 20 - 23 & May 27 - 30

Session 2   |   June 10 -13 & June 17 - 20

Session 3   |   July 8 - 11 & July 15 - 18

Session 4   |   July 22 - 25 & July 29 - Aug 1

TIMES AVAILABLE

5 - 6 P.M. 

6 - 7 P.M.

7 - 8 P.M.

 

FEES

$130 - UREC Members

$145 - UREC Non-Members

Costs cover instruction, course materials, and all necessary equipment rental unless otherwise stated. Appropriate swim attire is required for all pool sessions.

 

LOCATION

EUREC - Classes are held at Edinburg University Recreation's outdoor pool.

  • Lesson Levels Descriptions

    Preschool I - 4 to 5-year-olds who are new to the water will develop comfort in the water, learn water entry, bubble blowing, floating, kicking, underwater exploration and general water safety skills.

    Preschool II - Prerequisite: Able to demonstrate completion requirements of Preschool 1. 4 to 5-year-olds who are very comfortable in the water will learn new skills such as combined arm and leg action on the front, treading with support and general water safety skills.

    Levels 1 – 6: Participants are taught to swim and improve their level of skill.

    Level 1 - Introduction to Water Skills

    Must be age 6 on the first day of the program in order to participate. Objectives: Supported floating on front and back, gliding, kicking, and alternating arm and leg action.

    Level 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills

    Objectives: Unsupported float, gliding, kicking on front and back without support, combined arm action with kick on front and back, treading water without support, personal safety, and rescue skills.

    Level 3 - Stroke Development

    Prerequisites: Must be comfortable in deep water. Objectives: Front crawl with breathing to the side, coordinated back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, surface diving, treading water, personal safety, and rescue skills.

    Level 4 - Stroke Improvement

    Objectives: Improve stroke proficiency on front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, surface diving, open turns, personal safety, and rescue skills.

    Level 5 - Stroke Refinement

    Objectives: Refine front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, turns on front and back, long shallow dives and treading water. Personal safety and rescue skills are also covered.

    Level 6 - Stroke Proficiency

    Objectives: Refine all strokes to increase efficiency, power, and smoothness over great distances. Personal safety and rescue skills are also covered.





Climbing Belay Clinic

Updated as of January 2019

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Learn how to safely belay climbers. With successful completion of this course, the student will be able to belay others at the UREC Rock Climbing Wall. Note this certification is only valid at UTRGV University Recreation and is required to belay others.

 

SCHEDULE

 

Spring 2019:

January 29

February 11

February 19

March 4

March 19

 

 

Time: 7 - 9 pm


LOCATION

EUREC Climbing Wall


FEES

$10.00

 

Classes will be run based on 3+ people registering by the day of each clinic.