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Swimming and diving team to offer lessons for all ages, abilities

RELEASED: March 15, 2010

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire swimming and diving team will hold swimming and diving lessons April 5-22 and April 26-May 13 for swimmers of all ages and abilities. Lessons will be held in the McPhee Physical Education Center pool.

Times and lesson descriptions are as follows:

Mondays and Wednesdays:

  • Sea Turtles: 5-5:30 p.m. — For swimmers with little or no experience.
  • Parent/Child: 5:30-6 p.m. — Orienting children and their parents to the water.
  • Star Fish: 5-5:50 p.m. — Recommended for swimmers who are already able to put their face in the water, kick independently with a kickboard and hold front and back floats for five seconds.
  • Sea Horses: 5-5:50 p.m. — Recommended for swimmers who are able to do front and back glides, whip kicks, dolphin kicks, rotary breathing and elementary backstroke.
  • Sharks: 6-6:50 p.m. — Recommended for swimmers who are able to do 25 yard front and back crawl, breaststroke, 15 yard elementary backstroke, dolphin kick, open turns, diving and treading.
  • Competitive Skills: 6-6:50 p.m. — For those swimmers who want to refine skills and learn new skills necessary for competitive swimming.
  • Adult Lessons: 6-6:50 p.m. — Tailored to each swimmer's individual needs, from beginners to master swimmers.

Tuesdays and Thursdays:

  • Sharks: 4-4:50 p.m.
  • Competitive Skills: 4-4:50 p.m.
  • Adult lessons: 4-4:50 p.m.
  • Sea Turtles: 5-5:30 p.m.
  • Parent/Child: 5:30-6 p.m.
  • Star Fish: 5-5:50 p.m.
  • Sea Horses: 5-5:50 p.m.

Those interested are asked to register for the first session by April 1 and for the second session by April 23 by calling 715-836-2546 or e-mailing normant@uwec.edu. The cost is $40 and all proceeds benefit the UW-Eau Claire swimming and diving team.

For more information, contact Maddy Smith at 414-510-9159 or mwsmith@uwec.edu.

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