Summer Swimming Lessons
Registration will be accepted from noon to 5 p.m. starting June 4 (Monday through Friday) for swimming classes at the South Plains College Natatorium. Payments are due with registration. Enrollment is limited for each class.
For any parent who is unsure of his/her child’s swim level is invited to dress the child in a swim suit and attend registration where the child can be tested.
Swim classes will cost $60 per person. Mike Harrison, swim instructor and director of the Natatorium, will teach the classes. Harrison has 45 years of experience.
Classes will meet for 50 minutes Monday through Thursday for two weeks. Classes that may be cancelled due to bad weather such as lightning will be made up on Fridays.
Students enrolling in Beginner Swimming must be at least 6 years-old (no exceptions). They will be taught swimming on their front, back and floating. Times and dates are:
June 18 – June 28 10-10:50 a.m.
June 18 – June 28 11-11:50 a.m.
July 9 – July 19 9-9:50 a.m.
July 23 – Aug. 2 11-11:50 a.m.
Advanced Beginner is for students who have passed beginner swimming. Students will learn elementary back strokes, diving and improve crawl strokes.
June 18 – June 28 9-9:50 a.m.
July 9 – July 19 10-10:50 a.m.
July 23 – Aug. 2 10-10:50 a.m.
Intermediate Swimming is for students who have passed advanced beginner. Students will learn breast and side strokes.
July 9 – July 19 11-11:50 a.m.
Parent/child class is for young children ages 6 months to 6 years. Non potty-trained youngsters must wear rubber pants or swim diapers. Adults must accompany each child in the water. The emphasis of the class is water adjustment and interaction between parent and child. Older children will be progressed through swim skills. Classes will meet for 30 minutes. Cost is $30.
Monday and Wednesday June 11 – June 27 1-1:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday June 12 – June 28 1-1:30 p.m.
Monday and Wednesday July 9 – July 25 1-1:30 p.m.
Swimmer classes are for students who have passed intermediate. Students will learn starts and flip turns for competitive swimming. Continued work on previous strokes learned.
July 23 – Aug. 2 9-9:50 a.m.
Adult Beginner class is for anyone 14 years of age or older who wants to learn to swim. Learn the basic skills for survival.
Tuesdays and Thursdays July 11 – July 27 6:40 – 7:30 p.m.
The Natatorium also offers Community Classes for $60 and register the day of the class. The Early Bird Swim, non-instructional for lap swimmers only, meets from 6:30 to 7:15 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays June 4 through Aug. 8; the Shallow/Deep Water Aerobics, non-instructional, from 7:15-8 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays June 4 through Aug. 8; Arthritis from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday June 4 through Aug. 8; and Water Aerobics from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays June 5 through Aug. 7.
The pool will remain open June 4 through Aug. 10. The pool will be closed July 4. To swim at the SPC Natatorium during open swim, everyone must be a member or a guest of a member. Open swim will be Monday through Friday from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Lap swim times are from noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday as well as 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Membership rates are for individuals – $75 for summer or $150 year; couple (husband/wife only) $100 summer or $200 year; family (mom/dad/two children) $150 summer/$300 year - $25/$50 each additional child; SPC Staff is free; SPC family is $75 year; Hockley County seniors and Fitness Center members are free; and guest fee is $5 and the limit is 2. Guest must accompany a member.
Private parties also can be arranged. The total cost of a two-hour party for up to 50 people is $150. At least one week prior to the party, a $50 non-refundable deposit must be made during open swim time. The remaining $100 is due on the day of the party. Contact Harrison at 716-2449 or 716-2228 for more information.