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Community Aquatics Programs

 

SCHOOL DISTRICT OF UPPER DUBLIN
COMMUNITY AQUATICS PROGRAMS
Upper Dublin High School Athletic Complex
800 Loch Alsh Avenue
Fort Washington, Pennsylvania 19034 

 

INFORMATION FOUND ON THIS SITE - scroll down

  • School Year and Summer Seasonal Employment
  • Gate Fee and Season Passes
  • General Facility Information
  • Birthday Parties, Youth Groups, Scout Groups during Open Rec Swim (10+ swimmers)
  • Organized Groups for Special Programs (10+ swimmers)
  • Pool Rentals & Swim/Diving Team Practices

SUMMER AQUATIC PROGRAMS - scroll down - summer information highlighted in yellow

  • Lifeguard Certification Course - course has been completed
  • Open Rec Swim - check days & times for Summer Open Rec Swim through Fri. August 1
  • Adult Lap Swim - check days & times for Adult Lap Swim through Fri. August 1
  • Shallow Water Aerobics - drop-ins welcome!
  • Triathlon Swim Training - drop-ins welcome!
  • UDAC
  • U.S. Masters Swimming
  • Private Swimming and Diving Lessons
SUMMER OPEN REC SWIMS - Enjoy supervised use of the UDHS pool including open swim/play areas, lap lanes and the diving area (1-meter board only). All ages welcome; children ages 7 and under must be accompanied in the pool by an adult age 18+; swim diapers are required for children not yet potty trained. Pay-as-you-go; no-re-registration is required. See below for “black-out” dates - the pool will be closed for a scheduled event or holiday.
  • DAY/TIME:        Mondays thru Fridays from 6-9pm from June 16 to August 1                                     
  • FEE PER VISIT:   $5 – Adults   $4 – Students/Children ages 4 and up/Students to age 21 with ID                 
  • SEASON PASS HOLDERS – No Additional Charge                                                                           
  • SEASONED CARDINAL PASS HOLDERS – FREE!

 BLACK-OUT DATES

  • Friday, July 4 - Independence Day Holiday
  • Friday, July 18 - American Water Polo Eastern State Championships

  

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SCHOOL YEAR AQUATIC PROGRAMS - returning during the school year

  • Children's Swim Lessons - no group lessons are being offered during Summer 2014
  • Lifeguarding Review and Re-Certification
  • Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Certification
  • Adult Swim Instruction
  • SCUBA
  • Water Polo
  • Developmental Swim Program for Special Olympians

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SCHOOL YEAR AND SUMMER SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT

Employment Application Forms - Community Aquatics Staff Lifeguards & Instructors Needed
Qualified individuals interested in 2013-14 SCHOOL YEAR employment at the UDHS Pool should complete and submit an Employment Interest Form (see link below). Community Aquatics Staff are on deck weeknights from 5:30pm-9:30pm and weekend mornings and afternoons. Work schedules vary. Wages begin at $8.25/hour for Lifeguards; $10/hour for WSIs when teaching lessons. Instructor wages for other courses are negotiable. Preference is given to current and returning staff.

INFORMATION: Information Sheet for UDHS Pool Staff
SCHOOL YEAR 2014-15 POSITIONS: Interest Form - School Year Pool Staff
Applications will be accepted throughout the school year to fill staff openings as they occur. 
 

SUMMER LIFEGUARD & WSI INFORMATION: Qualified individuals interested in 2014 SUMMER employment at the UDHS Pool should complete and submit an Employment Interest Form (see link below). Community Aquatics Staff are on deck weekdays from 8:45pm-9:00pm. Work schedules vary. The pool is closed on the July 4 holiday. Staff is also needed the weekend of July 19-20 to cover a water polo tournament. Wages begin at $8.25/hour for Lifeguards; $10/hour for WSIs when teaching lessons. Instructor wages for other courses are negotiable. Preference is given to current and returning staff.

SUMMER 2014 LIFEGUARD POSITIONS: all positions are currently filled

COMMUNITY AQUATIC PROGRAMS
Community members of all ages have many opportunities during the school year and summer months to participate in instructional programs, certification courses and open recreation swims at the beautiful new Upper Dublin High School Natatorium.

DAILY GATE FEES & SEASONAL PASS INFORMATION

  • DAILY FEES– are collected on the pool deck for Lap Swims/Water Walking, Open Rec Swims and special events or programs where an admission fee is charged.  UD residents and non-residents pay the same daily fee.
    • Adult - $5 
    • Child (age 4+/Student w/ ID) - $4

 

  • FALL & WINTER/SPRING SEASON POOL PASSES – are available for purchase on the pool deck. Season Pool Passes are good for 20-weeks each (see dates and fees listed below in the UDHS Gate Fees schedule) Season Pass holders are considered “pre-paid” for Lap Swims/Water Walking and Open Rec Swims.
  • Season Pass (9/9/13 to 1/25/14) and (2/4/14 to 6/13/14)  Fall passes will be available in September
    • Adult (18+) - $90 Resident / $200 Non-Resident
    • Child (age 4+/Student w/ ID) - $50 Resident / $80 Non-Resident

     

  • SUMMER SEASON PASSES – are available for purchase on the pool deck. Summer Season Passes are good for 7 weeks, mid-June to early August. Season pass holders are considered "pre-paid" for Lap Swims/Water Walking and Open Rec Swims.

  •  Summer 2014 Season Pass (now to 8/1/14, closed weekends, Friday, July 4th and Friday, July 18th)

    • Adult (18+) - $90 Resident / $150 Non-Resident
    • Child (age 4+/Student with ID) - $70 Resident / $ 80 Non-Resident

 

  • SEASONED CARDINAL PASSES - are available at no charge to UD Residents ages 62+ and may be obtained at the Superintendent’s Office or Upper Dublin Parks & Recreation. ID is required for each SCP cardholder. Showing a SCP on the pool deck allows the cardholder to use of the pool during Lap Swims/Water Walking and Open Rec Swims at no charge. SCP cardholders will be offered additional discounts on other aquatic programs during the school year.

 

GENERAL FACILITY INFORMATION - All programs are held at the UDHS Pool located in the UDHS Athletic Complex, 800 Loch Alsh Ave., Fort Washington, PA 19034. Access is from SPARK Drive. From the main lobby, go straight down the center corridor to the locker rooms. Please report to the pool deck to sign-in with the supervisor and/or instructor.

  1. Enter/Leave the pool deck from the pool locker rooms. Lockers and showers are available. Please bring your own lock, pool towel and personal shower supplies. All items must be removed from the locker room each day. 
  2. Spectators will be directed to wait in the Pool Balcony.
  3. Water is the only beverage permitted on deck and in the balcony.
  4. Please provide supervision of children remaining on site but not involved in aquatic programs.
  5. Gyms, the weight room, classrooms and hallways are not available for use by family members and friends waiting for someone involved in an aquatic program. Please wait in the spectator balcony or APLEX lobby area.

UDHS Complex Parking Map
Getting Around the Athletic Complex


BIRTHDAY PARTIES, YOUTH GROUPS, SCOUT GROUPS and other groups of 10 or more planning to visit during Open Rec Swim are asked to call at least 2 weeks in advance to check the schedule and reserve a space. Regular rates apply. Please call Susan Lohoefer in the Facility & Community Affairs Office - (215) 643-8800 x8994 or email slohoefe@udsd.org.

ORGANIZED GROUPS of 10 or more seeking a weeknight or weekend visit for the purpose of INSTRUCTOR-LED PROGRAMS (e.g. Scout groups earning merit badges or learning aquatics-related skills) are asked to email or call at least 2 weeks in advance to make arrangements. A Certificate of Insurance is required along with payment of a per person fee for use and a fee for instruction (if provided by the district). Visits under this program are limited to 90 mins beginning at 8pm or 8:30pm). This is not Open Rec Swim; it is for training, certification or achievement activities only. Please email slohoefe@udsd.org or call the District’s Facility and Community Affairs Office - (215) 643-8800 x8994 to secure available dates and times.

POOL RENTALS & SWIM/DIVING TEAM PRACTICES - The Upper Dublin High School Pool is available for rental – by the lane, by the pool, by the diving board, by the diving well. A Certificate of Insurance is required along with payment of a rental fee or per person fee for use. Please email slohoefe@udsd.org or call the District’s Facility and Community Affairs Office - (215) 643-8800 x8994 to learn more about available dates, times and current rental fees.
 

CHILDREN'S LEARN-TO-SWIM PROGRAM (ages 5+) We are not offering children's group lessons during Summer 2014 due to staffing.  Private lesson options are available through the Upper Dublin Aquatic Club (www.udac.us). 

Please check back in mid to late August for information about the FALL SESSION of SATURDAY MORNING CHILDREN'S SWIM LESSONS.  Listed will be the walk-in registration date and time along with session dates and prices.  Lessons will be Saturdays at 9a, 10a & 11a.

 

LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION COURSE - this class ended 7/3

 

LIFEGUARDING REVIEW & RECERTIFICATION COURSES – Are you an American Red Cross certified lifeguard with credentials due to expire? The American Red Cross has changed its requirements for Lifeguard Recertification to include 13 hours of classroom and in-pool review time in addition to written and skills tests. You must supply your own rescue mask and also proof of current Lifeguard certification. You must attend the entire course and pass all skills and written tests.  The next recertification courses will be offered during SY14-15.

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT ANYONE PLANNING TO RECERTIFY READ INFORMATION PROVIDED THROUGH THE THREE LINKS TO READY REFERENCES listed below.
Red Cross Adult First Aid/CPR/AED Ready Reference:
http://editiondigital.net/publication/?i=63248
Red Cross Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED:
http://editiondigital.net/publication/?i=63251
ARC Lifeguard Manual (new 2011):
http://www.editiondigital.net/publication/?i=95090

 

WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR (WSI) COURSE - The next course will be offered during the school year. A fall 2014 course will be offered if there is enough interest. 
Basic requirements: If you are at least 16 years old and a proficient swimmer, you can become an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. This course will help you teach skills that may save a life, gain terrific work experience as an aquatics professional, earn money or join a volunteer team while you help people learn valuable skills. The Fundamentals of Instructor Training Course (FIT) will be completed first night of class. Participants will be asked to demonstrate swimming skills in the following strokes: Front Crawl - 25 yards; Back Crawl - 25 yards; Breaststroke - 25 yards; Elementary backstroke - 25 yards; Sidestroke - 25 yards; Butterfly - 15 yards; asked to maintain position on back for 1 minute in deep water (floating or sculling); and asked to tread water for 1 minute.
 
Participants will be required to complete practical experience hours as part of the course. Opportunities to assist with instructional programs at the UDHS Pool will be provided. With the approval of the instructor students may arrange to work with other programs.

There are immediate employment opportunities through the UDHS Pool children's lesson program.

Interested in becoming a WSI?    Contact Mrs. Susan Lohoefer to have your name placed on a notification list.  Email slohoefe@udsd.org and provide the name of the course along with the student’s name and age at the start of the course.
 

SCHOOL YEAR OPEN REC SWIMS - Enjoy supervised use of the UDHS pool including open swim/play areas, lap lanes and the diving area (1-meter board only). All ages welcome; children ages 7 and under must be accompanied in the pool by an adult age 18+; swim diapers are required for children not yet potty trained. Pay-as-you-go; no-re-registration is required. There will be “black-out” dates during the year due to school events or holiday closures – look for posted notices at the pool. Also look for information about SPECIAL HOLIDAY OPEN REC SWIMS.

  • DAY/TIME:        Fridays from 7-9pm during the school year - check back in August for the fall start date
  • FEE PER VISIT: $5 – Adults $4 – Students/Children ages 4 and up/Students to age 21 with ID
  • SEASON PASS HOLDERS – No Additional Charge
  • SEASONED CARDINAL PASS HOLDERS – FREE!

BLACK-OUT DATES - this list will be updated throughout the school year.  Watch for special Thanksgiving, Winter Break and Spring Break pool schedules will be posted:

SUMMER OPEN REC SWIMS - Enjoy supervised use of the UDHS pool including open swim/play areas, lap lanes and the diving area (1-meter board only). All ages welcome; children ages 7 and under must be accompanied in the pool by an adult age 18+; swim diapers are required for children not yet potty trained. Pay-as-you-go; no-re-registration is required. See below for “black-out” dates - the pool will be closed for a scheduled event or holiday.

  • DAY/TIME:        Mondays thru Fridays from 6-9pm from June 16 to August 1                                     
  • FEE PER VISIT:   $5 – Adults   $4 – Students/Children ages 4 and up/Students to age 21 with ID                 
  • SEASON PASS HOLDERS – No Additional Charge                                                                           
  • SEASONED CARDINAL PASS HOLDERS – FREE!

 BLACK-OUT DATES

  • Friday, July 4 - Independence Day Holiday
  • Friday, July 18 - American Water Polo Eastern State Championships

 

ADULT LAP SWIM - Generally two lap lanes will be available at the following times, except on "black-out dates noted below." Circle swimming will be in effect at all times. Please be prepared to share a lane with several swimmers. This is a drop-in program; no pre-registration is required.

  • DAY/TIME:        Mondays thru Fridays from 6-9pm from June 16 to August 1                                       
  • FEE PER VISIT:   $5 – Adults   $4 – Students/Children ages 4 and up/Students to age 21 with ID                 
  • SEASON PASS HOLDERS – No Additional Charge                                                                          
  • SEASONED CARDINAL PASS HOLDERS – FREE!

BLACK-OUT DATES

  • Friday, July 4 - Independence Day Holiday
  • Friday, July 18 - American Water Polo Eastern National Championships

LAP SWIM ETIQUETTE: Lap Swim Etiquette
 

SHALLOW WATER AEROBICS (ages 18+; ages 14-17 with an adult 18+) - Join others who are learning how this low impact workout in shallow water progressively builds strength, flexibility and endurance. The program incorporates the use of barbells and noodles along with water as resistance. Equipment is provided. No swimming ability is needed. The instructor is Ms. Kathy Mastropietro
SUMMER SESSION

  • DAY:  Wednesdays, now through July 30 (no class 7/2)
  • TIME:  8:00-8:45pm
  • "DROP-IN" / PAY-AS-YOU-GO COST:  $8/week UD Resident and $10/week Others

A program REGISTRATION FORM must be on file at the pool and can be found below.  Completed and signed forms and fees will be collected on deck the first night of attendance (check payable to “UDSD”).  

REGISTRATION FORM:  Shallow Water Aerobics - Summer 2014
 

 

SWIM TRAINING for TRIATHLETES (min. age 16) - Whether you want to take on your first triathlon or are a veteran looking to improve your swim time, this swim training class is for you.  Work on technique to improve speed and efficiency while also building endurance.  Program includes open water swim drills.  Learn techniques that will prepare you for race day.  Participants must be able to swim 25 yds, in any stroke and be comfortable in water 6' or deeper.  All levels are welcome.  Bring your own cap and goggles.  8 min./20 max.

  • DAY: Mondays, June 30 to July 28 (5 weeks)
  • TIME: 7:30-8:45pm
  • INSTRUCTOR:  Marcy Gialdo, experienced and Certified USA Triathlon Coach;
  • "DROP-IN" / PAY-AS-YOU-GO COST:  $13/week UD Resident and $15/week Others

A program REGISTRATION FORM must be on file at the pool and can be found below.  Completed and signed forms and fees will be collected on deck the first night of attendance (check payable to “UDSD”).  

REGISTRATION FORMTriathlon Swim Training (Summer 2014)

 

ADULT SWIM INSTRUCTION (ages 18+) - Join others for small group instruction for non-swimmers, beginners and those looking to improve their strokes. Min. 3 required/Max. 6 students will be accepted into each session. Sign up for four or five nights.  The instructor is Mrs. Madeleine Webb.  Check back in mid to late August for information about the FALL SESSION.

Interested?  Contact Mrs. Susan Lohoefer to have your name placed on a notification list for dates, times & costs.  Email slohoefe@udsd.org and provide the name of the course along with your name and age. 
 
 

SCUBA - A 9-Thursday evening fall course will be taught by instructors with Diver’s Den North in Lansdale, PA is offered. Participants must be able to attend all classes. Students have classroom and in-water activities during each class. 

Interested?  Contact Mrs. Susan Lohoefer to have your name placed on a notification list for dates, times & costs.  Email slohoefe@udsd.org and provide the name of the course along with your name and age. 
 

UPPER DUBLIN AQUATIC CLUB (UDAC) - Competitive Swimming and Diving
UDAC believes that every child can achieve life-long success through aquatics. UDAC's team-oriented philosophy enables us to provide a nurturing environment for everyone, from novice to national qualifier. Our program of comprehensive skills instruction, along with multiple levels of competitive opportunities, encourages all of our athletes to pursue personal excellence through teamwork in the sports of competitive swimming and diving. UDAC is a member of the Suburban Aquatic League (SAL) and Middle Atlantic Swimming, offering local dual-meet age-group competition (Oct-Feb) plus year-round USA Swimming and AAU Diving training and competition at all levels. UDAC also offers a pre-team program for those children who want to participate in the competitive program, but first need additional work on their strokes, strength and/or stamina.
For more information, please visit www.udac.us

UPPER DUBLIN MASTERS SWIMMING (UDMS) (ages 18+) Lap swimmers, fitness swimmers and tri-athletes will enjoy structured workouts and stroke technique instruction under the direction of Head Coach Brandon Pierce. UDMS is offered in partnership between the Upper Dublin Aquatic Club (UDAC) and the School District of Upper Dublin. Visit http://www.udac.us/masters/default.aspx for more information about practice days, times and registration. You may join at any time!

PRIVATE SWIMMING & DIVING LESSONS - 30-minute private (one-on-one) lessons offered in partnership with the Upper Dublin Aquatic Club (UDAC); visit www.udac.us to register, pay and select instructor. Lessons are scheduled between you and the instructor once online payment is received. Semi-private lessons are not offered. On the home page of the UDAC website, view the left side menu, click on “UDHS Private Lessons.”

WATER POLO - Water Polo has arrived in Upper Dublin! Visit the UDAC website www.udac.us for information.  On the home page of the UDAC website, view the left side menu, under LINKS click on “UD Water Polo.”
 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY SPECIAL OLYMPICS TRAINING SITE - The UDHS Pool is a training site for a Developmental Swim Program and for athletes who compete in the Special Olympics as part of SPECIAL OLYMPICS MONTGOMERY COUNTY. Athletes train with coach-buddies on Tuesday nights from 7-8pm from October to May. For more information about the program – for athletes and those interested in volunteering as a coach-buddy – please contact the Special Olympics Montgomery County Office at (215) 542-1140.

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For more information concerning any of the Community Aquatic Programs listed above, please contact Susan Lohoefer, Facility and Community Affairs Manager, at (215) 643-8800 ext. 8994 or via e-mail at slohoefe@udsd.org.
 


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