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Group Lessons

Youth Stroke Refinement

Learn-to-Swim (Group Lessons)

Aqua Tots (Parent & Child) - 6 Months to 3 Years

Purpose

To familiarize young children (from ages 6 months to about 3 years) to the water and prepare them to learn to swim in the American Red Cross Preschool Aquatics or Learn-to-Swim courses. It is not designed to teach children to become good swimmers or to survive in the water on their own.

Prerequisites

  • No skill prerequisites
  • Child must be at least 6 months old to enroll
  • Parent or other caregiver must accompany each child into the water and participate in each class

Learning Objectives

  • Learn to ask for permission before entering the water.
  • Learn how to enter and exit the water in a safe manner.
  • Feel comfortable in the water.
  • Explore submerging to the mouth, nose and eyes completely.
  • Explore buoyancy on the front and back position.
  • Change body position in the water with support.
  • Learn basic water safety rules and how to avoid water hazards around the home.
  • Learn about the importance of wearing a life jacket and experience wearing one.
  • Learn how to stay safe in, on and around the water, including knowing how to stay safe in the sun and how to avoid recreational water illnesses.
  • Learn how to call for help and the importance of knowing first aid and CPR.

Nov 2 - 23

Sundays

12:30 - 1:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Nov 13 - Dec 11

Thursdays

5:30 - 6:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Nov 30 - Dec 21

Sundays

12:30 - 1:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Jan 4 - 25

Sundays

12:30 - 1:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Jan 8 - 29

Thursdays

5:30 - 6:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Feb 1 - Mar 1

Sundays

12:30 - 1:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Feb 5 - 26

Thursdays

5:30 - 6:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Mar 5 - 26

Thursdays

5:30 - 6:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Mar 8 - 29

Sundays

12:30 - 1:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Apr 2 - 30

Thursdays

5:30 - 6:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Apr 12 - May 3

Sundays

12:30 - 1:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

May 7 - 28

Thursdays

5:30 - 6:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

June 4 - 25

Thursdays

5:30 - 6:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

June 7 - July 5

Sundays

12:30 - 1:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

July 9 - 30

Thursdays

5:30 - 6:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

July 12 - Aug 2

Sundays

12:30 - 1:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

PreSchool 1, 2, & 3

Purpose

To orient preschool-age children to the aquatic environment and to help them acquire rudimentary levels of basic aquatic skills

Prerequisites

There are no skill prerequisites for Preschool Aquatics Level 1. Participants start at about 4 and 5 years old.

Learning Objectives

  • Enter and exit water using ladder, steps or side
  • Blow bubbles through mouth and nose
  • Submerge mouth, nose and eyes
  • Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front and back glides and recover to a vertical position
  • Back float and recover to a vertical position
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Tread with arm and hand actions
  • Alternating and simultaneous leg actions on front and back
  • Alternating and simultaneous arm actions on front and back
  • Experience wearing a life jacket in the water
  • Learn how to stay safe, including recognizing an emergency and knowing how to call for help
  • Learn how to stay safe in, on and around the water, including the use of a life jacket, recognizing lifeguards and sun safety

Fall/Winter 2014

Sept 7 - Sept 28

Sundays

1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Preschool 1:
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Preschool 2:
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Preschool 3:
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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Oct 2 - Nov 6

Thursdays

6:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Preschool 1:
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Preschool 2:
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Preschool 3:
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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Oct 5 - 26

Sundays

1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Preschool 1:
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Preschool 2:
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Preschool 3:
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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Nov 13 - Dec 11

Thursdays

6:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Preschool 1:
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Preschool 2:
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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Nov 2 - 23

Sundays

1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Preschool 1:
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Preschool 2:
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Preschool 3:
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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Nov 30 - Dec 21

Sundays

1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Preschool 1:
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Preschool 2:
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Preschool 3:
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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Jan 8 - Jan 29

Thursdays

6:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Preschool 1:
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Preschool 2:
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Preschool 3:
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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Level 1
Introduction to Water Skills

Purpose

To begin developing positive attitudes, good swimming habits and safe practices in and around the water

Prerequisites

None - Participants start at about 5 years of age.

Learning Objectives

  • Enter and exit water using ladder, steps or side
  • Blow bubbles through mouth and nose
  • Bobbing
  • Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front and back glides and recover to a vertical position
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Tread water using arm and hand actions
  • Alternating and simultaneous leg actions on front and back
  • Alternating and simultaneous arm actions on front and back
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
  • Learn how to stay safe, including recognizing an emergency and knowing how to call for help
  • Learn how to stay safe in, on and around the water, including the use of a life jacket, recognizing lifeguards and sun safety

Oct 2 - Nov 6

Thursdays

6:30 - 7:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Oct 5 - Oct 26

Sundays

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Nov 2 - 23

Sundays

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Nov 13 - Dec 11

Thursdays

6:30 - 7:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Nov 30 - Dec 21

Sundays

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Level 2
Fundamental Aquatic Skill

Purpose

To give participants success with fundamental skills, including learning how to float without support and to recover to a vertical position

Prerequisites:

Valid American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills certificate
OR
Successful demonstration of all certification requirements from Level 1

Learning Objectives

  • Enter and exit water by stepping or jumping from the side
  • Fully submerge and hold breath
  • Bobbing
  • Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front, jellyfish and tuck floats
  • Front and back glides and floats
  • Recover to vertical position
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Change direction of travel while swimming on front or back
  • Tread water using arm and leg actions
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
  • Finning arm action
  • Learn how to stay safe, including recognizing an emergency, knowing how to call for help and perform simple nonswimming assists
  • Learn how to stay safe in, on and around the water, including the use of a life jacket, recognizing lifeguards and sun safety
  • Learn to look carefully before entering the water
  • Learn what to think about and do when exhausted or caught in a dangerous situation

Oct 2 - Nov 6

Thursdays

7:00 - 7:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Oct 5 - Oct 26

Sundays

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Nov 2 - 23

Sundays

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Nov 13 - Dec 11

Thursdays

7:00 - 7:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Nov 30 - Dec 21

Sundays

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Level 3
Stroke Development

Purpose

To build on the skills in Level 2 by providing additional guided practice in deeper water

Prerequisites:

Valid American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills certificate
OR
Successful demonstration of all certification requirements from Level 2

Learning Objectives

  • Enter water by jumping from the side
  • Headfirst entries from the side in sitting and kneeling positions
  • Bobbing while moving toward safety
  • Rotary breathing
  • Survival float
  • Back float
  • Change from vertical to horizontal position on front and back
  • Tread water
  • Flutter, scissor, dolphin and breaststroke kicks on front
  • Front crawl and elementary backstroke
  • Learn to look carefully before entering the water
  • Learn to perform simple nonswimming assists
  • Learn to recognize, prevent and respond to cold water emergencies

Oct 2 - Nov 6

Thursdays

7:00 - 7:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Oct 5 - Oct 26

Sundays

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Nov 2 - 23

Sundays

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Nov 13 - Dec 11

Thursdays

7:00 - 7:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Nov 30 - Dec 21

Sundays

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Level 4
Stroke Improvement

Purpose

To develop participants' confidence in the strokes learned in Level 3 and to improve other aquatic skills

Prerequisites:

Valid American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim Level 3: Stroke Development
OR
Successful demonstration of all certification requirements from Level 3

Learning Objectives

  • Headfirst entries from the side in compact and stride positions
  • Swim under water
  • Feetfirst surface dive
  • Survival swimming
  • Front crawl and backstroke open turns
  • Tread water using 2 different kicks
  • Front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly
  • Flutter and dolphin kicks on back
  • Learn to look carefully before entering the water
  • Learn what to think about and do when exhausted or caught in a dangerous situation
  • Learn to perform simple nonswimming assists
  • Learn about recreational water illnesses and how to prevent them

Oct 2 - Nov 6

Thursdays

7:00 - 7:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Oct 5 - Oct 26

Sundays

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Level 5
Stroke Refinement

Purpose

To further learn how to coordinate and refine strokes

Prerequisites:

Valid American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim Level 4: Stroke Development certificate
OR
Successful demonstration of all certification requirements from Level 4

Learning Objectives

  • Shallow-angle dive from the side then glide and begin a front stroke
  • Tuck and pike surface dives, submerge completely
  • Front flip turn and backstroke flip turn while swimming
  • Front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly
  • Sculling
  • Learn to look carefully before entering the water
  • Learn what to think about and do when exhausted or caught in a dangerous situation
  • Learn to perform simple nonswimming assists
  • Learn about recreational water illnesses and how to prevent them
  • Learn how to call for help and the importance of knowing first aid and CPR
  • Learn basic safety guidelines for participating in aquatic activities at waterparks

Oct 2 - Nov 6

Thursdays

7:00 - 7:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Oct 5 - Oct 26

Sundays

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Level 6
Swimming & Skill Proficiency

Purpose

To refine strokes so participants swim them with more ease, efficiency, power and smoothness and over greater distances

Prerequisites:

Valid American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim Level 5: Stroke Refinement certificate
OR
Successful demonstration of all certification requirements from Level 5

Learning Objectives

  • Increase endurance while swimming the following strokes:
    Front crawl-100 yards
    Back crawl-100 yards
    Butterfly-50 yards
    Elementary backstroke-50 yards
    Breaststroke-50 yards
    Sidestroke-50 yards
  • Demonstrate the following turns while swimming:
    Front crawl open turn
    Backstroke open turn
    Sidestroke turn
    Front flip turn
    Backstroke flip turn
    Breaststroke turn
    Butterfly turn
  • Demonstrate etiquette in fitness swimming
  • Discuss and demonstrate how to use the following equipment while swimming:
    Pull buoy
    Fins
    Pace clock
    Paddles
  • Describe the principles of setting up a fitness program
  • Demonstrate various training techniques
  • Calculate target heart rate
  • Apply the principles of water exercise

Oct 2 - Nov 6

Thursdays

7:00 - 7:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Oct 5 - Oct 26

Sundays

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

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Fee: $48

With Member Discount: $32

Youth Stroke Refinement: 6 - 17 yrs.

Youth Stroke Refinement emphasizes competitive technique and competitive swimming rules within the team experience.  Focus is on advanced flip turns, endurance swimming, speed training, and transition to competitive swimming.
Prerequisite: Participants must be knowledgeable in all swim strokes and able to swim one full lap with out rest.
Instructors: Susan Schumaker & Janice Navran

Fall/Winter 2014

Sept 2 - 23

Tuesdays

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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Fee: $52.50

With Member Discount: $35

Sept 4 - Oct 2

Thursdays

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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Fee: $52.50

With Member Discount: $35

Sept 7 - 28

Sundays

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

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Fee: $52.50

With Member Discount: $35

Sept 30 - Oct 21

Tuesdays

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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Fee: $52.50

With Member Discount: $35

Oct 5 - 26

Sundays

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

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Fee: $52.50

With Member Discount: $35

Oct 23 - Nov 13

Thursdays

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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Fee: $52.50

With Member Discount: $35

Oct 28 - Nov 18

Tuesdays

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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Fee: $52.50

With Member Discount: $35

Nov 2 - 23

Sundays

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

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Fee: $52.50

With Member Discount: $35

Nov 20 - Jan 8

Thursdays

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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Fee: $52.50

With Member Discount: $35

Nov 25 - Dec 16

Tuesdays

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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Fee: $52.50

With Member Discount: $35

Nov 30 - Dec 21

Sundays

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

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Fee: $52.50

With Member Discount: $35

Winter/Spring 2015

Dec 23 - Jan 13

Tuesdays

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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Fee: $52.50

With Member Discount: $35

Jan 4 - 25

Sundays

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

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Fee: $52.50

With Member Discount: $35

Jan 8 - Jan 29

Thursdays

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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Fee: $52.50

With Member Discount: $35

Jan 6 - Jan 27

Tuesdays

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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Fee: $52.50

With Member Discount: $35

Feb 1 - 22

Sundays

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

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Fee: $52.50

With Member Discount: $35

Feb 5 - Feb 26

Thursdays

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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Fee: $52.50

With Member Discount: $35

Feb 3 - Feb 24

Tuesdays

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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Fee: $52.50

With Member Discount: $35

Mar 1 - 22

Sundays

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

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Fee: $52.50

With Member Discount: $35

Mar 5 - Mar 26

Thursdays

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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Fee: $52.50

With Member Discount: $35

Mar 3 - Mar 24

Tuesdays

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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Fee: $52.50

With Member Discount: $35

Mar 29 - Apr 26

Sundays

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

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Fee: $52.50

With Member Discount: $35

Apr 28 - May 19

Tuesdays

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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Fee: $52.50

With Member Discount: $35

Apr 2 - Apr 30

Thursdays

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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Fee: $52.50

With Member Discount: $35

May 3 - June 7

Sundays

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

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Fee: $52.50

With Member Discount: $35

Summer 2015

May 19 - June 9

Tuesdays

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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Fee: $52.50

With Member Discount: $35

May 28 - June 18

Thursdays

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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Fee: $52.50

With Member Discount: $35

June 14 - July 12

Sundays

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

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Fee: $52.50

With Member Discount: $35

June 16 - July 14

Tuesdays

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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Fee: $52.50

With Member Discount: $35

June 25 - July 16

Thursdays

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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Fee: $52.50

With Member Discount: $35

July 19 - Aug 9

Sundays

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

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Fee: $52.50

With Member Discount: $35

July 21 - Aug 11

Tuesdays

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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Fee: $52.50

With Member Discount: $35

July 23 - Aug 13

Thursdays

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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Fee: $52.50

With Member Discount: $35

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