Aquatics

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Aqua Fit Classes: For beginners to advanced. An amazing workout for your abdominals, thighs, and buttocks. The fast-paced tempo increases your heart rate for fat burning and cardio strength. We'll use water paddles and aqua dumbbells to tone muscles. Combo of shallow & deep-end exercises.

  • January 9th to May 5th
  • Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
  • 5:15-6:00pm @ MLH Pool
  • Registration fee: $90 non-members
  • Registration deadline: March 24
  • For more information, email Jess Varlack at jvarlack2@unl.edu

Learn-to-Swim: American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim teaches aquatic and personal water safety skills to children (ages 6-11). A skill assessment will be performed on the first day of class to determine individual skill levels. Participants will then build on their basic skills to learn various propulsive movements on the front, back and side. They will learn to refine different strokes and build endurance as the levels increase.

Session 1: February 7th to March 9th

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays
  • 5:15-6:00pm or 6:15-7pm @ MLH Pool
  • Registration fee: $50 members, $60 non-members
  • Registration deadline: Wednesday, February 1st

Session 2: March 28th to April 27th

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays
  • 5:15-6:00pm or 6:15-7pm @ MLH Pool
  • Registration fee: $50 members, $60 non-members
  • Registration deadline: Thursday, March 16st

For more information, email Jess Varlack at jvarlack2@unl.edu

Parent & Child Aquatics: American Red Cross Parent & Child Aquatics familiarizes children (from ages 6 months to about 3 years) to the water, gives parents safety information, teaches parents techniques to help orient their children to the water and provides direction regarding how to supervise water activities in a responsible manner. The course is not designed to teach children to become good swimmers or to survive in the water on their own. This course is a bonding experience that will fill parents and children with wonderful lifelong memories.

Session 1: February 6th to March 10th

  • Mondays & Fridays
  • 6-6:30pm @ MLH Pool
  • Registration fee: $35 members, $45 non-members
  • Registration deadline: Wednesday, February 1st

Session 2: March 27th to April 28th

  • Mondays & Fridays
  • 6-6:30pm @ MLH Pool
  • Registration fee: $35 members, $45 non-members
  • Registration deadline: Thursday, March 16st

For more information, email Jess Varlack at jvarlack2@unl.edu

Preschool Aquatics: American Red Cross Preschool Aquatics promotes the developmentally appropriate learning of fundamental water safety and aquatic skills for young children (ages 4 and 5). Skills categories include water entry and exit, breath control, buoyancy, changing direction and position, swim on front and back, and water safety. This course will prepare children to swim in the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim courses.

Session 1: February 7th to March 9th

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays
  • 5:15-5:45pm or 6:15-6:45pm @ MLH Pool
  • Registration fee: $50 members, $60 non-members
  • Registration deadline: Wednesday, February 1st

Session 2: March 28th to April 27th

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays
  • 5:15-5:45pm or 6:15-6:45pm @ MLH Pool
  • Registration fee: $50 members, $60 non-members
  • Registration deadline: Thursday, March 16st

For more information, email Jess Varlack at jvarlack2@unl.edu

Adult Learn-to-Swim: American Red Cross Adult Swim courses are intended for older teens and adults wishing to improve their knowledge of, and skill in, the water. Adult Swim offers three options to meet specific needs and interests—Learning the Basics, Improving Skills and Swimming Strokes, and Swimming for Fitness.

Session 1: February 8th to March 8th

  • Wednesdays
  • 5:15-6:00pm @ MLH Pool
  • Registration fee: $24 members, $32 non-members
  • Registration deadline: Wednesday, February 1st

Session 2: March 29th to April 26th

  • Wednesdays
  • 5:15-6:00pm @ MLH Pool
  • Registration fee: $24 members, $32 non-members
  • Registration deadline: Thursday, March 16st

For more information, email Jess Varlack at jvarlack2@unl.edu

Lifeguarding: The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services personnel take over. This course is offered as a blended learning course. Blended learning combines online learning with on-site skills sessions where participants will practice skills and demonstrate competency.

Class 1:
  • Pre-course requirements:
    • Must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this course
    • Attend and successfully complete the mandatory pre-course skills evaluation: Monday, January 30th at 7pm in MLH pool
    • Complete the online blended learning prior to the first on-site skills session scheduled for February 10th at 5pm
  • February 10th to February 12th
  • Friday through Sunday
  • Friday 5-10pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am-6pm
  • Registration fee: $195 members, $225 non-members (plus a $35 non-refundable fee to the American Red Cross for the online learning component)
  • Registration deadline: Wednesday, January 25th
  • Click here to view and register for upcoming classes.
  • For more information, email Jess Varlack at jvarlack2@unl.edu
Class 2:
  • Pre-course requirements:
    • Must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this course
    • Attend and successfully complete the mandatory pre-course skills evaluation: Monday, March 27th at 7pm in MLH pool
    • Complete the online blended learning prior to the first on-site skills session scheduled for April 7th at 5pm
  • April 7th to April 9th
  • Friday through Sunday
  • Friday 5-10pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am-6pm
  • Registration fee: $195 members, $225 non-members (plus a $35 non-refundable fee to the American Red Cross for the online learning component)
  • Registration deadline: Wednesday, March 22nd
  • Click here to view and register for upcoming classes.
  • For more information, email Jess Varlack at jvarlack2@unl.edu
Class 3:
  • Pre-course requirements:
    • Must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this course
    • Attend and successfully complete the mandatory pre-course skills evaluation: Monday, May 1st at 7pm in MLH pool
    • Complete the online blended learning homework assignments during course
  • May 8th to May 19th
  • Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays 5-8pm
  • Registration fee: $195 members, $225 non-members (plus a $35 non-refundable fee to the American Red Cross for the online learning component)
  • Registration deadline: Wednesday, April 26th
  • Click here to view and register for upcoming classes.
  • For more information, email Jess Varlack at jvarlack2@unl.edu

Lifeguarding Instructor: The purpose of the instructor course is to train instructor candidates to teach the Red Cross Lifeguarding, Shallow Water Lifeguarding, Waterfront Skills, Waterpark Skills, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers, Administering Emergency Oxygen and Bloodborne Pathogens Training: Preventing Disease Transmission courses and/or modules. Instructor candidates will also become familiar with Junior Lifeguarding, Lifeguard Management, Safety Training for Swim Coaches and Basic Water Rescue. This course is offered as a blended learning course. Blended learning combines online learning with on-site skills sessions where participants will practice skills and demonstrate competency.

  • Pre-course requirements:
    • Must be 17 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this course.
    • Possess a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding/FA/CPR/AED certificate or an equivalent certificate from another organization.
    • Attend and successfully complete the mandatory pre-course skills evaluation: Friday, February 3 at 7pm in MLH pool
    • Successfully complete all the online blended learning components prior to the first on-site skills session scheduled for Saturday, February 18 at 9am
  • February 18th to February 19th
  • Saturday & Sunday
  • Saturday 9am-6pm & Sunday 12p-9p
  • Registration fee: $290 members, $315 non-members (plus a $35 non-refundable fee to the American Red Cross for the online learning components)
  • Registration deadline: Wednesday, February 1st
  • Click here to view and register for upcoming classes.
  • For more information, email Jess Varlack at jvarlack2@unl.edu

Lifeguarding Review: The purpose of the Lifeguarding Review course is to give currently certified lifeguards the opportunity recertify by reviewing the course content within a formal course setting. This course is offered as a blended learning course. Blended learning combines online learning with on-site skills sessions where participants will practice skills and demonstrate competency.

  • Pre-course requirements:
    • Must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this course.
    • Possess a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding/FA/CPR/AED certificate
    • Attend and successfully complete the mandatory pre-course skills evaluation: Monday, April 17th at 7pm in MLH pool
    • Complete the online blended learning prior to the first on-site skills session scheduled for April 29 at 10am /li>
  • Saturday, April 29th
  • 10am-6pm
  • Registration fee: $125 members, $175 non-members (plus a $35 non-refundable fee to the American Red Cross for the online learning components)
  • Registration deadline: Wednesday, April 12th
  • Click here to view and register for upcoming classes.
  • For more information, email Jess Varlack at jvarlack2@unl.edu

Water Safety Instructor

The purpose of the American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor course is to train instructor candidates to teach courses and presentations in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program by developing their understanding of how to use the course materials, how to conduct training sessions and how to evaluate participants’ progress. This course is not designed to teach you basic-level swimming skills. It is dedicated to developing knowledge and skills you will need to plan and teach courses in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program.
  • Pre-course requirements:
    • Must be 16 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this course.
    • Attend and successfully complete the mandatory pre-course skills evaluation: Monday, February 13 at 7pm in MLH pool
    • Successfully complete all the assigned online blended learning homework assignments during course
  • March 3rd to March 11th
  • Fridays 5-10p & Saturdays 9a-6p
  • Mandatory practice teaches will be scheduled for Tuesday, March 7 OR Thursday March 9 at 5:15p OR 6:15p for one hour
  • Registration fee: $290 members, $315 non-members (plus a $35 non-refundable fee to the American Red Cross for the online learning components)
  • Registration deadline: Wednesday, February 8th
  • Click here to view and register for upcoming classes.
  • For more information, email Jess Varlack at jvarlack2@unl.edu


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