Swimming

Basic Info
Typical Day
Swim Program
Group Structure
Play vs Instruction
Competition & Sportsmanship
Lunchtime Activities
Olympic Week
Awards Day

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pool kickboard
Recreational swimming is offered each week to both the boys and girls. Swimming is always optional.  Small group activities are offered to those children who choose not to swim.  

SWIM SCHEDULE: (swim schedule repeats for each session.)

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
For the Boys
  TTH
   TTH
   TTH
   TTH
For the Girls
  MW
   MW
   MW
   MW

POOL LOCATION
We swim at the beautiful new pool near Fremont High School. Located in Sunnyvale, at the corner of Fremont and Sunnyvale-Saratoga Ave.

TRANSPORTATION TO THE POOL
We use a standard passenger school bus with our own driver. We travel Grant Rd. to Fremont Ave. south to Fremont High School. Travel time is approximately 10 minutes each way.

LIFEGUARDS
The are 4-5 certified lifeguards on duty each day.  Additionally, camp staff are either watching from the deck or in the water playing with and supervising the campers.  There is approximately 1 staff member per each 7 campers at the pool.

SWIM TEST
All campers who wish to use the deep end of the pool will be required to take a very simple swim test their first day at the pool.  They will be asked, one at a time,  to swim the width of the shallow end of the pool using any stroke they desire.  Camp staff and lifeguards are in the pool during the test to grab any camper who might flounder.  Very weak swimmers will be identified and will be restricted to a shallow area reserved for them.  If you know that your child will not be able to pass this test please notify us in advance by adding a note on the registration form.  We can save your child from the anxiety and possible embarassment of the test and pre-place them into our shallow area reserved for weak swimmers.

SPECIAL AREA OF THE POOL FOR WEAK OR NON-SWIMMERS
Campers who are unable to swim or who are weak swimmers are identified with neon wrist bands and restricted to the shallow area of the pool.    There is a lifeguard watching that area as well as an appropriate number of camp staff in the water.  Additionally, flotation devices such as kickboards and "noodles" are available.  We use a lane line to delineate that area and the campers can also use that line to hold onto if necessary.
The campers who use this area always have a great time there.  

NUMBER OF SWIMMERS IN THE POOL
We average approximately 70 campers at a time in the water. The pool is open to the public but generally no more than 10-20 other children from outside our camp share the pool with our campers. The pool is nearly new, very large and uncrowded.


BASIC INSTRUCTION
Some very basic instruction is offered to the weak/non-swimmers.  However, swimming is primarily recreational.  The instruction we provide should not be considered a replacement for professional lessons.

LOCKER ROOM/BATHROOM SAFETY
Campers are never allowed into the changing room/restroom unsupervised.