Swim Lessons, 2018

Swim Lessons – 2018

Classes held Monday thru Friday at
10:15, 10:45, 11:15, 11:45 & 12:15 with ten 30-minute lessons per session.

Member sign-ups begin on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at noon.
Non-member sign-ups begin on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at noon.

You may sign up for any and/or all sessions at the beginning of summer and we will assess and move your child to the correct level as they progress. Reserve time slots now for later in the season.

Session 1       6/25 – 7/6
Session 2       7/9– 7/20
Session 3       7/23 – 8/3
Session 4       8/6 – 8/17
Session 5       8/20 – 8/31

Members, $70/session; Non-members, $95

F.A.Q.   How does sign-up work?
First you come to the pool and sign-up for Session, Level and Time Choices, then we  make the class schedule. This way we don’t end up with the wrong number of spaces for students and almost eliminate wait-listing your child for a class.
What does that mean for me? You won’t sign up for exact classes, but rather which
2-week session, class level (determined with staff input), and time (1st and 2nd choice).
What if I sign up for the wrong level? We move kids to the correct level as they progress. You can sign up for multiple two-week sessions knowing that we’ll put your swimmer where they’ll be comfortably encouraged to improve their skills.
I’m a non-member – how long can I hang out at the pool? You can plan to arrive up to 15 minutes before class time and we need you depart grounds 15 minutes after your swimmer’s class is over.

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Lakeridge Water Polo

Seattle Summer Water Polo League

INTRODUCTION / WELCOME

We encourage all boys and girls to come out and participate in the great sport of water polo. Boys and girls of all ages and abilities are encourage to participate (please feel free to come down and try it out anytime). We try to have as much fun as possible as we try to get in good shape and work on skills necessary to compete at water polo. If you don’t know much about the sport, it is a great team sport similar to soccer except instead of running and kicking you swim and throw the ball into a goal. Kids who love other sports, particularly basketball, soccer and baseball, usually have a great time playing water polo. We have various age groups, with both coed and girls teams as we compete against other SSSL swim clubs. Currently, we have 12 clubs participating.  Although we have introduction practices in July, our main season is in August between, the end of swimming and Labor Day.  We will need as many kids as possible to get involved so feel free to invite your any of your friends and teammates from other sports to join in as well.

PRESEASON PRACTICES

Monday, July 3rd                                               8:30-10 AM                         All Ages

Sundays, July 9th – 30th                                    10:30am-12 noon              All Ages

If anyone would like a private or small group intro I’m also available most days to stop by and introduce you to the game.

REGULAR SEASON PRACTICES

We start regular daily practices and games as soon as the All City Swim Championship Meet is completed.  Due to the relative shortness of the season, we start right away with games in the first  week. The younger kids (7-8 yrs old) we will try to keep entertained with a shallow end splash ball until they can handle the full length version of the game.  We welcome any and all kids whether its for one day/one week/one month or the whole summer!

July 31st thru August 31st

Monday through Thursday          8:30  – 10AM           10U/12U/14U/18&U

REGULAR SEASON / GAMES

Every week, games are scheduled for each age group during the block of times identified in the attached schedule. The game schedule is subject to change but generally the games are on the following days.

10&U  Coed/Girls             Fridays  8am – 12noon (some Sat mornings)          Starting August 4th

12&U  Coed/Girls             Fridays  8am – 12noon (some Sat mornings)          Starting August 4th

14&U  Coed/Girls             Tues/Thurs  nights, some Sat/Sun mornings         Starting August 5th

18&U  Coed/Girls             Tues/Thurs  nights, some Sat/Sun mornings         Starting August 5th

Basic League Game Schedules and other info is available online at http://seattlesummerwaterpolo.org/game-schedule (go to the bottom calendar and scroll over to August) To allow flexibility for new clubs to participate, specific games and times are scheduled about a week in advance.

We encourage all kids, if they want to play more, to show up for the other games in their age group so if a team is short players they may get a chance to play. Particularly, the south end teams are just getting started and lots of kids are needed to fill out their games.  Kids who are younger and want to “play up” to 12&U, 14&U or 18&U are free to do so also (providing space is available).  I would encourage 10 yr olds to play both 10 and 12&U games, as well as 11-12 yr olds to play 14&U games and 13-14 yr olds to play 18&U games.

CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK   AUGUST 27th – 31st

Nothing is more exciting and fun as championship week. The closest examples might be March Madness and the Super Bowl. All the league teams compete to determine each age group and girls champion. Sunday through Tuesday are the initial tournament style games that trim 8 or more teams down to 2 in each division. Wednesday & Thursday nights are the Finals that determine the Champions.  This is our most important week so if at all possible do not miss this week!    Final Awards Dinner is targeted for Sunday, September 10th from 5 – 7PM

15&Over  Coed                 Sunday, August 27th                        4-9 PM

12&U  Coed                        Monday, August 28th                       8am – 1 PM

14&U  Coed                        Monday, August 28th                          4-9 PM

10&U  Coed                        Tuesday, August 29th                      8am – 1 PM

12/14/15+ Girls                  Tuesday, August 29th                      4-9 PM

Girls Finals                         Wednesday, August 30th                5-9 PM

Coed Finals                         Thursday, August 31st                    4-8 PM

COACHES

Doc Zimmer, who has coached local summer teams and collegiate teams for the past 35 years is the head coach.  Lakeridge Alumni and all around awesome people Jillian Chong and Nate Burdick are potential assistant coaches.  Our senior players Tim Wetzel, Naftali Katsman and Eli Ginden may help coach as well if we are shorthanded.  Doc is available 24/7 if you have any questions, need information or help.

NON-MEMBERS

Non-members are welcome, and encouraged to join in the fun on a space available basis. WE REALLY NEED as many of your friends from school, sport teams or the neighborhood to help  supplement all of our teams.

COST

$60 per participant or $80 per non-member participant. Optionally, $30/40 per week for member/non-member, and/or $150/200 for 3 or more family members for the season.  Sign up/pay in the pool office please.  Everyone is welcome to come try it out for a few days or if you have a hardship please contact me. Again we are looking for all the kids we can get from 1 day to all season.  For more information please call/email Doc Zimmer at 206-999-6624 or doczimmer@gmail.com

PARENT INVOLVEMENT / HELP

Adults are encouraged to join in at any of the practices or special events. The biggest help we could use from the parents is providing rides for the kids to the away games. If you could drive anyone else, please don’t hesitate to let people know.  We would like to have a parent Rep volunteer to help coordinate the team activities and work with the pool board if someone is so inclined.  Each year we also look for one parent to represent our club on the SSSL Water Polo Board. Very little time is required if you are interested.

FINAL COMMENTS FROM DOC

I want the kids to have fun while learning to play a team sport and get some exercise. I encourage all the kids and parents to participate as much as they want. I am very open to adding some group activities after practices or games if there is enough interest as well.  My main reason for doing this is to support the kids who have a great time playing, so whatever I can do to help that happen, I’m up for. And, as much as I would love to have everyone around the entire season I expect that most kids will miss 1-2 weeks due to vacations or camp. If at all possible, however, I would like everyone to be available championship week.

Please call or email me anytime if you have any questions or need some information.

Thanks!   Doc

Doc Zimmer                         206-999-6624 cell      email:    doczimmer@gmail.com

Jillian Chong                        206-524-9120  hm     email:    jillichong@gmail.com

 

Swim Lessons 2017

Swim Lessons

Classes held Monday thru Friday at
10:45, 11:15 & 11:45 with ten 30-minute lessons per session.

Session 5       8/21 – 9/1

Members, $70/session; Non-members, $95

F.A.Q.   How does sign-up work?
First you come to the pool and sign-up for Session, Level and Time Choices, then we  make the class schedule. This way we don’t end up with the wrong number of spaces for students and almost eliminate wait-listing your child for a class.
What does that mean for me? You won’t sign up for exact classes, but rather which
2-week session, class level (determined with staff input), and time (1st and 2nd choice).
What if I sign up for the wrong level? We move kids to the correct level as they progress. You can sign up for multiple two-week sessions knowing that we’ll put your swimmer where they’ll be comfortably encouraged to improve their skills.

Tennis, Anyone?

Weekday Morning Tennis – Members $50 / Non-Members $75

One-week of 45-minute classes (4-classes, Monday thru Thursday) start at 9:15, 10:15, 11:15 & 12:15 which will allow children taking swim and tennis lessons transition time between classes for changing or having a snack.

Classes of 4-6 Students, Ages 5+ with players grouped by age and ability.

Howard Ho, Renton High School Tennis Team Captain

—-And—-

Tennis Pro – Junior Tennis Camps, Friday & Saturdays – Minimum 4, maximum 8 players
Elementary (ages 7-10) 9:45-11:00, $14/day      Jr. High (ages 11-14) 11:00-1:00, $20/day

Camp 1: June 26, June 27 (M/T)
Camp 2: June 30, July 1
Camp 3: July 7, July 8
Camp 4: July 14, July 15
Camp 5: July 28,  July 29
Camp 6: Aug. 11, Aug. 12
Camp 7: Aug. 18, Aug. 19

Steve Walters, USPTA Elite Tennis Professional Private Lessons (Sun, Mon & Wed 5:00-8:00 p.m.)    One hour: $ 60    Four hour package: $ 225    One half hour: $32
253-486-2220  swalterstennis@yahoo.com

Swim Lesson Levels & How-Tos

  • M&T (Parent & Child)
  • Toddlers
  • Beginner I
  • Beginner II
  • Advanced Beginner
  • Intermediate/Swimmer
  • Intro to Swim Team (Open to All)
  • Stroke & Turn (Team Only) F.A.Q.   How does your sign-up procedure work? First we have sign-ups, then we  make the class schedule. This way we don’t end up with too many or too few slots available for students and almost eliminate wait-listing your child for a class.
    What does that mean for me? You won’t sign up for exact classes, but rather for the sessions you’d like (i.e., which 2-week session), time slot (1st and 2nd choice) and class level (determined with staff input).
    What if I sign up for the wrong level? We move kids to the correct level as they progress. You can sign up for multiple two-week sessions knowing that we’ll put your swimmer where they’ll be comfortably encouraged to improve their skills.
    What about private lessons? We offer private lessons to members only. Non-member requests considered on a case-by-case basis. Ask in the office for details.Lesson Registration Policies & Procedures
  • You must register in person. *
  • Payment is required at the time of registration.
  • Splitting sessions is not permitted.
  • Phone sign-ups are not allowed.
  • No refunds on swim lessons.
    *If you can’t register in person:
    1. Ask a friend and have them bring along your email address; which session, level & times; child’s name & age; and payment.
    2. You may register any time after the specified time and date. Please be aware that availability of lesson times and levels may be limited.Swim Lesson Levels
    This is a list of the different levels of swim lessons Lakeridge Swim Club offers along with the elementary skills taught at each level.

    M&T (Parent & Child)*    Sign-ups for this class are different. Ask in the office.
    This is a water-adjustment class appropriate for the youngest swimmers who still need a known adult with them. Requires an adult to be in the water with the child.
    The skills taught during the lesson are:

  • Being comfortable in the water (water adjustment)
  • Horizontal position with support
  • Blowing bubbles in the water
  • Breath control to bob under the water
  • Face float and back float with help
  • Front and back kicking skills
  • Front glide and kick with help
    * Waterproof cover over swim diaper required.

Toddler * Appropriate prerequisites: being able to wait for their turn and being comfortable with a ‘stranger’ teaching the lessons. (Approx. ages 3-5) The skills taught during the lesson are:

  • Personal safety skills
  • Being comfortable in the water (water adjustment)
  • Horizontal position with support
  • Blowing bubbles with face in the water
  • Breath control to do bobs under the water
  • Open eyes underwater
  • Face float and back float with help
  • Kickboard use
  • Face float without assistance
  • Front and back kicking skills
  • Front glide and kick with help
  • Arm stroke – ‘shark-fin’ arms with help
  • Deep water exposure, optional diving board exposure
    * Waterproof cover over swim diaper required.

Beginner 1 Appropriate prerequisites: comfortable in the water, able to let go of the wall to push off to instructor. (Approx. ages 4-7) The skills taught during the lesson are:

  • Personal safety skills including life jacket usage
  • Breath control
  • Bobs
  • Kickboard use
  • Front float without assist, 8 seconds
  • Front glide and kick (streamline push-offs)
  • Back float without assist, 8 seconds
  • Back glide with kick (streamline push-offs)
  • Arm stroke – ‘shark-fin’ arms without help
  • Swimming 20 feet (about ½ the width of the pool)
  • Jumping in from the side of the pool and returning to side
  • Deep water exposure, optional diving board exposure

Beginner 2 Appropriate prerequisites: ability to swim about ½ the width of the pool without assistance and familiar with crawl stroke. (Approx. ages 5-9) The skills taught during the lesson are:

  • Personal safety skills including life jacket usage
  • Breath control, learn side breathing
  • Bobs
  • Kickboard use
  • Front float without assist, 10-15 seconds
  • Front glide and kick (streamline push-offs)
  • Back float without assist, 10-15 seconds
  • Back glide with kick (streamline push-offs)
  • Introduction to back stroke
  • Swimming 40 feet (about the width of the pool)
  • Deep water exposure, optional diving board exposure
  • Change direction and turning over
  • Treading water, 15 seconds
  • Front dive from the side of the pool

Advanced Beginner Appropriate prerequisites: ability to swim the width of the pool without assistance, comfortable with crawl stroke with some side breathing and familiarity with backstroke. (Approx. ages 6-12) The skills taught during the lesson are:

  • Personal safety skills including life jacket usage
  • Breath control, coordinated side breathing
  • Kickboard use
  • Backstroke coordination and swim without assist
  • Swimming 25 yards (the length of the pool)
  • Deep water exposure, optional diving board exposure
  • Change direction and turning over
  • Treading water, 30-45 seconds
  • Front dive from the side of the pool
  • Survival floating
  • Introduction to breaststroke with ‘whip-kick’
  • Introduction to diving

Intermediate/Swimmer Appropriate prerequisites: swim 25 yards (the length of the pool) with crawl stroke and side-breathing, familiar with back stroke and breast stroke. The skills taught during the lesson are:

  • Crawl kick, 25 yards
  • Crawl stroke, 25 yards
  • Breaststroke, 25 yards
  • Backstroke, 25 yards
  • Introduction to butterfly stroke
  • Distance swim (stroke of choice), 100 yards
  • Survival floating, 1 minute
  • Treading water, 1 minute
  • Standing front dive and underwater swimming
  • Rescue skills
  • Swim for 5 minutes

Intro to Swim Team Appropriate prerequisites: familiar with all four strokes, ability to swim 100 yards or for five minutes. The skills taught during the lesson are:

  • Rhythmic breathing
  • Understanding of clock/sets
  • Front flip turn (freestyle)
  • Open turn (butterfly and/or breaststroke)
  • Back turn
  • Dive (glide 20 feet underwater)
  • No-breath 15-yards
  • Swim for 10 minutes
  • Tread water 5 minutes
  • Distance swim (stroke of choice), 200 yards
  • Butterfly, 25 yards
  • Crawl stroke (freestyle), 50 yards
  • Backstroke, 50 yards
  • Breaststroke, 50 yards

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“This is our third summer of swim lessons, and our four children have once again enjoyed learning with the fantastic swimming instructors. We have had the opportunity to experience all class levels from “toddler” to “intermediate/
swimmer” with each of our children making tremendous progress. The instructors are very patient, sensitive to each child’s needs, extremely encouraging, and very knowledgeable. Thank you LSC for another fabulous summer of swim lessons!”
-Shira and Raphael K.
“I wish we could have swim lessons all year instead of going to school.”
– Naftali 8 yrs old

Zumba® Surf-n-Turf Potluck

Our annual land and water Zumba fun-fest will be on

Saturday, September 5

10-10:45am Zumba®

11-11:45am Aqua Zumba®

Potluck BBQ immediately following

$7.50 members/$10 non-members

Scuba at Lakeridge

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Have you always wanted to try scuba but didn’t know where to go?
Lakeridge offers scuba instruction (and the opportunity to dive a ‘wreck’) for ages 8 – adult.
Ask in the office and we’ll put you in touch with Rhoda, our PADI certified instructor.