this time it appears that we will be unable to hold our off site swim
days at Fremont High School pool. If that changes we will let you know.
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.)
We use a standard 72 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
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 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
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.