Want to learn a skill that you can put to work after school and/or this summer? Train to become an American Red Cross Lifeguard and you may save a life! You must be able to swim 300m, retrieve a 10lb brick in 10 feet of water and kick 20m with it on your back, and be at least 15 years old. Class will be held at LaCamas Athletic Club May 12, 13, 19 & 20; Fridays 4-10pm, Saturdays 11am-7pm. Register now…classes fill quickly!
Want to become a Mermaid? Our Mermaid Swim School is a new way to enjoy the water, exercise, and learn new water skills. Classes include both in and out of the water activities.
About Mermaid Briana:
Briana grew up at LaCamas Swim & Sport. She entered the swim lesson program in 1999 and became a member of the first swim team at the club, the LaCamas Lightning, at the age of 6! By the time she was 12, she was assisting the instructors with the younger swimmers, and teaching her own classes within a year. She is certified with the American Red Cross and brings over 10 years of experience to her swimmers.
Being a Mermaid is a dream for her, and she is excited to teach others how to be a real mermaid!
Swim Skills & Equipment required for Mermaid Swim School-
1. Be comfortable in and under the surface of the water.
2. Be able to float independently on their front and back.
3. Blow bubbles while bobbing.
4.Turn from front to back while floating.
5. Be able to glide in a streamlined position on front and back.
6. Be able to kick the length of the 25m lap pool without stopping.
7. Bring goggles and have hair secured out of the face. (Braid or cap)
8. Purchase a monofin and cover, either on line or at the front desk before the first class.
Swimmers who have passed Swim Clinic Level 4 in the HeadHunter Swim School program have the minimum required skills for Mermaid Swim School.
MERMAID SESSION SCHEDULE:
SUMMER Mermaid classes:
One 30 minute lesson per day, M-Th for 2 weeks
4:30-5pm 6yrs & up
FALL-SPRING Mermaid Classes:
One 30 minute lessons per day, Tu/Th for 4 weeks
4:30-5pm: 6 & up yrs
5-5:30pm: Performance Group
Cost Per session, per swimmer:
Ask about Lacamas Athletic Club member’s discounts.
Payment must be received at the time of registration.
No refunds or make-up classes.
OUR PHILOSOPHY: It is our goal to provide each swimmer with a consistent swim program that will help them become a lifelong swimmer. Swimming is not focused on one meet or one time goal; we believe that doing the right things all the time is better than over-focusing on one meet or time standard. We coach every swimmer; whether the athlete is in lane 1 or lane 8, they should expect the same time and attention from our coaching staff. Swimmers are to do all of their training with our coaching staff; we do not allow swimmers to work with coaches outside of our staff, including parents. If you want to coach your swimmer, please choose another team. It is ok for swimmers to swim with another team when they are out of town on vacation. Let our staff know if you need help finding a team in this case. Parents, please watch practice from the bleachers and do not speak to the coaches or the swimmers during practice. At swim meets, cheer for your swimmer and leave the coaching to the coaches.
Swimmer MUST tryout to join the team; come to the practice time for your swimmer’s age group to tryout:
Practices/Tryouts: Swimmers are to arrive on the deck 5 minutes before they are scheduled to get in the water; this time is to be used for pre-swim stretching, socializing, using the restroom, getting equipment ready, etc. It is expected that every swimmers is ready to go for the warm-up send off.
Copper (8&under) T/Th 7-7:45pm
Bronze (9-10 yrs) M/W/F 7-7:45pm
Silver (11-12yrs) M/W/F 7:45-8:45pm, Sat 10-11am
Gold (11-13yrs) M-F 5:30-7pm, Dryland M/W 4:45-5:15pm, Sat 8-10am
Senior B (13yrs &up) M/W/F 4:30-5:30pm, Dryland M/W 3:15-4pm, Sat 10-11am
Senior A (14yrs & up) M/W 4-5:30pm, T/Th/F 3:30-5:30pm, Dryland M/W 3:15-4pm, Sat 8-10am
Bring proper equipment– Team Swim Cap, goggles, fins, kickboard, buoy and mesh equipment bag, plus a swim snorkel for Silver, Gold & all Seniors. Gold & Senior A swimmers also need drag socks, parachute, & a swim trainer. Between Swim Outlet http://www.swimoutlet.com, Swim 2000 http://www.Swim 2000.com, and the front desk, you can find the equipment your swimmer needs. Boys need a suit for practice and a fitted racing suit for all swim meets. Girls need a one piece suit for practices and another tight fitting one-piece suit for all swim meets. At meets, swimmers can only wear suits that are Black or Black & Green. We have suits available for purchase at the front desk. It is best not to wear the same suit for practice and meets, because swimming in a racing suit at practice makes it fit too loose for effective competition. Most of the swimmers like to wear a team suit at practice, so it is best to have 2: one for practice and one for meets. (You may opt to order a LaCamas HeadHunters custom team suit at http://www.agonswim.com. To find our custom suits, pick order by Type, then Team, then LaCamas Swim & Sport.) Purchase your team neon green swim cap when you register at the front desk. REQUIRED FOR ALL SWIM MEETS!!!
Swim Meet Information: The Meet Schedule is posted online before each swim season. This schedule can be viewed on the website at www.lacamasheadhunters.com. A meet sign up email will be sent to each family before the sign up deadline for each meet. Parents are responsible for replying to this email by the deadline on Sign Up Genius. The coach will then enter the swimmer into events and subtract meet fee charges from the meet fee account.
Communication for the team: Communication is all online or via email: Feel free to email your coaches if you have questions, concerns or a great idea: email@example.com. The team’s practice and meet schedule is on our website: lacamasheadhunters.com.
MONTH TO MONTH SWIM TEAM PLAN OPTION: If you prefer not to join the team with a 12 month commitment, we offer the following option. Pay a $100 joining fee (first partial month included) then your coaching fee will be collected each month, until the Swimmer’s guardian cancels the team membership by giving a full month’s written notice at the front desk (which will include one more billing cycle). For your convenience and to keep coaching fees as low as possible, monthly coaching fees are collected via automatic bank draft (EFT) payment method. Swim Team members may elect to have dues collected from VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express credit or debit accounts. If, for any reason the payment is not received by the 5th of the month, a late fee of $20 per month will be charged. Swim Team memberships may be “Frozen” for $10/month, with dues payments suspended while the membership is frozen. Be sure to fill out a freeze form by the 25th of the month before the month(s) you want to freeze. Swimmers who chose to cancel will be charged a rejoining fee when they return.
12 PAYMENT COMMITMENT/PREPAY SWIM TEAM PLAN: The 12 payment/prepay plan is a one year (Termx12) minimum agreement. If the year payment is split into 12 payments, the swimmer pays a $50 set processing fee. This fee is waived for those who choose to prepay the year. After 12 months the swimmer’s membership from the team automatically renews at the Month to Month Rate. There is no joining fee to sign a new Term x12, but a $50 rejoining fee will apply if the membership is not renewed within 10 days of the expiration date and a $50 processing fee is charged yearly for those who make 12 payments is charged every year. If a swimmer is moved up to another swim group during the prepaid year, they will be credited for the months remaining on the contract toward a new PIF agreement. In general, there are no refunds for prepay accounts. Exception: The swimmer moves their permanent residence more than 25 miles from the facility; in this case, a cancellation fee will apply. Commitment memberships may be “Frozen” for up to 3 months/yr for $10/month, with the frozen months added to the end of the contract.
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We encourage all adult swimmers… all ages, all levels…to join our HeadHunter Masters team. Our motto is “Fitness, Friends & FUN!” The coaching fee pays for you to attend any or all of the practices. (Most swimmers on our team average 3/week.)
Try the first practice for free! After that, the drop in fee for a single practice is $8 for club members & $18 for non-members. Want to swim regularly? Join our team today! (Prices are plus WA State sales tax.)
Term x12 MTM Prepay
$69 $86 $828
If you are a club member of LaCamas Athletic Club, you will get a discount from the above prices.
Adult Masters Swim Team Practice Schedule (Age 18+)
Questions? Email the coaches at HeadHunterswimcoach.gmail.com
Register for swim lessons online!
COST: $65 plus tax
Save 20% if you are a club member!!
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No refunds or make-up classes. A voucher may be issued for long-term medical issues.
NEXT SESSION STARTS June 10th for Saturday lessons!
Our 4 day per week summer schedule starts June 26th.
Monday – Thursday for 2 weeks at a time.
Vouchers & coupons for lessons MUST be redeemed in person at the club . on the friday following the last lesson of the session.
In the registration form, fill out the swimmers information.
If you have multiple swimmers. please call the club after registering the 1st one.
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR LESSONS
Parent/Tot (12-36+ months): The goal is to familiarize the students with water, experiment with getting wet, floating, reaching, kicking and breath holding.
Age levels for kid’s levels 1-6: Levels 1-6 described next are offered separately for younger (PS>3-6 years) and older students (SA>7+ years). This way, instructors can modify the way skills are introduced to be age-appropriate.
Beginner Level 1: In this entry level class, students learn to be comfortable in the water, get their face wet, hold their breath, and front and back float with assistance.
Beginner Level 2: Students learn to float on their front and back without assistance. Kicking and gliding is refined. Rhythmic breathing is introduced.
Advanced Beginner Level 3: Students learn to swim head lead prone as well as supine while flutter kicking efficiently, swim under water, glide in a stream- lined position, and are introduced to kicking 25m in the lap pool.
Swim Clinic 4: This is the first class taught in the deeper, 25 meter lap pool. Students further refine skills/drills for front and back crawl. Sculling on the back, elementary backstroke, and circle swimming are introduced. Students learn to swim drills 25m continuously. (Cap & Goggles are required.)
Swim Clinic 5: Freestyle and Backstroke are the emphasis: Drills, stroke mechanics, endurance and efficiency are addressed. Starts, turns and somersaults are taught. Must swim a smooth 25m of each stroke with the proper start to finish this level. (Cap, Goggles, & fins are required.)
Swim Clinic 6/Pre-Swim Team: In Swim Clinic 6, students will continue improving Free & Back, and will be introduced to Breaststroke, Butterfly, Flip turns, and competitive diving from the blocks. Speed, endurance, USA rules, etc will also be taught. Students are placed in this Swim Clinic by age, as entry on the team has different requirements at different ages. (Cap, Goggles, fins & mesh bag are required.)
Swim Team: Our youth swim team is for qualifying swimmers age 6-18 years (Swimmer must try out for swim team; swimmer will be asked to demonstrate front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke & butterfly plus flip turns and dives.) For more information on our USA competitive team, pick up a Swim Team brochure at the front desk.
Adult Swim Clinic 1 and 2: In this entry level class, students who can hold their breath under water will learn to swim front crawl (freestyle) and backstroke in about 8 weeks of instruction. (2 sessions) (Goggles and fins required.)
Adult Swim Clinic 3: After completing Adult Swim Clinics 1 & 2, students who want to continue to work on endurance, speed, and efficiency as well as use swimming as a fitness program can sign up for Swim Clinic 3. Open water swim training, including drafting, wet suits, etc. is introduced as well. (Goggles and fins required.)
Adult Swim Clinic 4: (Masters 101) A continuation of 3, plus Breaststroke, Butterfly, Flip turns and dive starts are also introduced in this class. Prerequisite: completion of Adult Swim Clinic 3 or instructor approval. (Goggles and fins required.)
Triathlon Swim Skills: This class is designed specifically to help the swimmer swim fast, efficient, confident freestyle in open water. Sighting and drafting are just two of many skills taught.
Masters: This is our adult swim team. All swimmers, ages 19 and up, are encouraged to join. For more information, pick up a swim team brochure at the front desk.
Swim Lesson & Swim Clinic General Schedule
September-June – 2 days per week for 4 weeks
M/W 12-2pm & T/Th 4-7pm.
July-August 4 days per week for 2 weeks
M/T/W/Th 10a-1pm & 4-7pm
Year-round 1 day per week
General Class Time Schedule
During the school year
(changes slightly based on instructor availability, number of swimmers enrolled, etc.)
Parent/Tot M/W 12-12:30pm or T/Th 6-6:30pm
PS 1 M/W 12:30-1pm, T/Th 4-4:30pm or 5-5:30pm or 6-6:30pm
PS 2 M/W 1-1:30pm, T/Th 4-4:30pm or 5-5:30pm or 6-6:30pm, Sat 9-10am
PS 3 M/W 1:30-2pm, T/Th 4-4:30pm or 5-5:30pm or 6-6:30pm, Sat 8-9am
SA 1&2 T/Th 4:30-5pm or 5:30-6pm, Sat 10-11am
SA 3 T/Th 4:30-5pm or 5:30-6pm, Sat 11a-12pm
SC 4 T/Th 4-4:30pm (6&under), T/Th 4:30-5pm (7-8), T/Th 5-5:30pm (9&up), Sat 8-9am
SC 5 T/Th 5:30-6pm (9&up), T/Th 6-6:30pm (8&under)
SC 6 T/Th 6:30-7:15pm (8&under), 5-5:45pm (9-10yrs), 5:45-6:30pm (11&up)
Adult SC 1-3 T/Th 7:15-8pm (14&up)