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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

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 Upper Dublin High School Natatorium.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:  
  • Applications for Summer Lifeguard & WSI positions are now being accepted! (See below for Employment Interest Form.)
    • New state-wide background clearance requirements and online training requirements apply to all district employees, regardless of age.
  • Sunday Morning Adult Lap Swims - skip Sun. May 24 
    • 11:30a-1p
    • $5pp/week (pay the on-duty supervisor) (more information below).
  • Triathlon Swim Training
    • Thursdays to May 14, 8:15p-9:30p (drop-in's welcome) (more information below).
  • Shallow Water Aerobics
    • Wednesdays to June 10, 8-8:45p (drop-in's welcome or prepay to earn a discount) (more information below).  Summer program June 17 to July 29.
  • ARC Lifeguard Certification Courses (for NEW lifeguards) - 1st course starts April 20!
    • 1 Spring & 3 Summer Course options (pre-registration required) (more information below).
  • ARC Re-certification/Review Courses for Lifeguards in May (must have current certification)
    • 2 course options in May (pre-registration required) (more information below).
EMPLOYMENT - CERTIFIED WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTORS (WSIs) ARE ALWAYS NEEDED!

Are you a certified lifeguard or Water Safety Instructor?  Are you an aquatics program instructor? Are you an experience aquatics supervisor? If you are seeking employment in an aquatics environment please consider submitting an Employment Interest Form (below). 

Applications will be accepted throughout the school year to fill staff openings as they occur.

 
SUMMER EMPLOYMENT - CERTIFIED WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTORS (WSIs) ARE ALWAYS NEEDED!

Are you a certified lifeguard or Water Safety Instructor?  Are you an aquatics program instructor? Are you an experience aquatics supervisor? If you are seeking SUMMER 2015 employment in an aquatics environment please consider submitting an Employment Interest Form (below). 

 
GENERAL FACILITY INFORMATION
POOL FEES & CHARGES

 

COMMUNITY AQUATICS PROGRAMS (CAP) SEASONAL PROGRAMS

  • Information is updated throughout the season.  Please check back often!
  • Interested in placing your name on a notification list for an upcoming program?  Email Susan Lohoefer with your name and the program(s) in which you're interested - slohoefe@udsd.org
 
FAMILY & CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

 

Friday Night Open Rec Swims / Birthday Party Groups

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. This is a drop-in/pay-as-you-go program; no pre-registration is required.

  • DAYS / TIMES:  Fridays from 7-9pm
  • FEES:
    • $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” - Open Rec Swim is canceled on the following dates due to school events, special community events or holiday closures. The list will be updated as needed throughout the school year. The pool will be closed any time the district has an early dismissal/full day closure due to inclement weather.
    • 2015 Fridays (remainder of the school year):   May 22

 

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.

 
 
Saturday Morning Children's Learn-to-Swim Program (ages 5+) - SPRING SESSION

American Red Cross progressive 1-hour group swimming lessons are offered. Children must be min. age 5 by the last day of the session.  Please click on link below for detailed information about the 4-step Registration Process; Walk-in Registration with the participant is required. 

SUMMER LEARN-TO-SWIM LESSON INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED IN MAY.  OUR ABILITY TO OFFER LESSONS DEPENDS ON THE INTEREST AND CREDENTIALS OF SUMMER STAFF.

 
 
 
SCUBA Instruction (ages 12+)

Is learning to SCUBA dive something you think you'd like? It can't get more convenient than a course offered at the UDHS Pool!  Course fee includes pool fee, rental fee for equipment used in the pool, book packet, training fee and certification or referral fee. Additional fees will be charged for anyone making the checkout dive through Diver’s Den North at Dutch Springs (equipment rental fee, checkout fee and entry fee).  Instructors provided by Diver's Den North.  If you have specific questions about the program, call Diver's Den North at (215) 361-8181. 

The spring program is underway.  If you are interested in participating in a fall 2015 or spring 2016 SCUBA course, please email Mrs. Susan Lohoefer at slohoefe@udsd.org and provide your name.

 
 
Private Swim/Dive Lessons

30-minute private (one-on-one) lessons offered to anyone ages 3 to adult in partnership with the Upper Dublin Aquatic Club (UDAC). Visit www.udac.us to register, pay and select an 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 “UDAC Private Lessons.” or click the link below: http://www.udac.us/PrivateInstruction/UDHSNatatorium_PrivateInstruction.html

 

ADULT PROGRAMS - ages 18+ 

 

Lap Swims - School Year (now thru Friday, June 12)

During the school year at least two lap lanes will be available as noted (see Black-Out Dates for exceptions) for Lap Swimming or Water Walking.  Circle swimming will be in effect at all times.  Please be prepared to share a lane with several swimmers. This is a drop-in/pay-as-you-go program; no pre-registration is required.  Lap Swim Etiquette:  Lap Swim Etiquette

  • Dates/Times
    • Mondays thru Thursdays from 8:30pm-9:30pm
    • Fridays from 7:00-9:00pm
    • Sundays - thru June 14 from 11:30a-1:00p
  • COST:
    • $5 per person per visit
    • No Charge - Seasoned Cardinal Passholders and Pool Season Passholders

BLACK-OUT DATES:

Lap Swim is canceled on the following dates due to school events, special community events or holiday closures. The list will be updated as needed throughout the school year. The pool will be closed any time the district has an early dismissal/full day closure due to inclement weather.

      • May 22, 24, 25 (Memorial Day Weekend)

 

Adult Swim Instruction

Join others for small group instruction.  This class is designed for non-swimmers, beginners and those looking to improve their strokes.  A min. of 4 and max. 6 students will be accepted in to each session.  The instructor is Ms. Marianne Miller.  

  • DAY/DATES:  Mondays, April 20 to May 18 (5 classes) -- only 2 spots remain!
  • TIME:  8:00-9:00pm
  • FEES:  $50 UD Resident / $60 Other
  • REGISTRATION FORM -  Adult Instruction - Spring 2015 

Preregistration is requested to guarantee the program is a “go.” To secure a spot on the roster, please email Facility & Community Affairs Manager Susan Lohoefer at slohoefe@udsd.org or call (215) 643-8800 x8994. Information needed is your name, address, number of nights you’re signing up for (drop in or pre-pay for 5 or all 6 nights), home phone number and an alternate phone number.

It is preferred that signed forms and fees are sent in ahead of time but if time doesn’t permit, they will be collected on the first night of your attendance. When mailing form and payment please make check payable to “UDSD” and send to: Susan Lohoefer, Facility & Community Affairs Manager, School District of Upper Dublin, 1580 Fort Washington Ave., Maple Glen, PA 19002

 If you are interested in having your name placed on a notification list for the next session please email slohoefe@udsd.org

 

Shallow Water Aerobics  (ages 12+ are welcome with a participating adult)

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 floating barbells and noodles along with water as resistance. Equipment is provided. No swimming ability is needed. The instructor is Ms. Kathy Mastropietro

  • DAY /DATES:  Wednesdays, April 8 to June 10 (10 weeks)
  • Drop-in any Wednesday to "try out" SWA during the current session; registration forms are available on deck 
  • TIME:  8:00-8:45pm
  • FEES:
    • Pay-As-You-Go/Drop-in - $8/week UD Resident / $10/week Others
    • Pre-Pay for 7 or more weeks = save $1 a week!
    • Pre-Pay for any 7 nights - $49  UD Resident /$63 Others  
    • Pre-Pay for any 8 nights - $56 UD Resident / $72 Others
    • Pre-Pay for any 9 nights - $63 UD Resident / $81 Others
    • Pre-Pay for all 10 nights - $70 UD Resident / $90 Others
  • REGISTRATION FORM - Shallow Water Aerobics Reg. Form Spring 2015

Preregistration is requested to guarantee the program is a “go.” To secure a spot on the roster, please email Facility & Community Affairs Manager Susan Lohoefer at slohoefe@udsd.org or call (215) 643-8800 x8994. Information needed is your name, address, number of nights you’re signing up for (drop in or pre-pay for X nights) and the best phone number to reach youi. 

It is preferred that signed forms and fees are sent in ahead of time but if time doesn’t permit, they will be collected on the first night of your attendance. When mailing form and payment please make check payable to “UDSD” and send to: Susan Lohoefer, Facility & Community Affairs Manager, School District of Upper Dublin, 1580 Fort Washington Ave., Maple Glen, PA 19002

 

SCUBA Instruction (ages 12+)

Is learning to SCUBA dive something you think you'd like? It can't get more convenient than a course offered at the UDHS Pool!  Course fee includes pool fee, rental fee for equipment used in the pool, book packet, training fee and certification or referral fee. Additional fees will be charged for anyone making the checkout dive through Diver’s Den North at Dutch Springs (equipment rental fee, checkout fee and entry fee).  Instructors provided by Diver's Den North.  If you have specific questions about the program, call Diver's Den North at (215) 361-8181. 

The spring program is underway.  If you are interested in participating in a fall 2015 or spring 2016 SCUBA course, please email Mrs. Susan Lohoefer at slohoefe@udsd.org and provide your name.

 

Triathlon Swim Training

Whether taking on your first triathlon or you're a veteran looking to improve your swim time, this swim training will help. Work on techniques to improve speed and efficiency while also building endurance. Open water swim drills are included; learn techniques that will prepare you for race day. All swim levels are welcome but participants must be able to swim 25 yards in any stroke and be comfortable in 6’ of water. Please supply your own goggles and swim cap. The instructor is Coach Marcy Gialdo, Certified USA Triathlon Coach.

  • DAY/DATES:Thursdays, March 12 to May 14  (9 classes, skip 4/2 - UDSD Spring Break)
  • TIME: 8:15-9:30pm     
  • FEES: $10/wk. UD Residents and $12/wk. Others  FEEL FREE TO "DROP-IN" ANY WEEK!
  • REGISTRATION FORM - Tri Swim Training Registration Exact payment is always appreciated.

This program is a “go!” Registration forms for the spring session will be collected on the first night of your attendance. To expedite check-in, print/complete/sign the registration form found above and submit it with your payment on deck to Coach Gialdo.

 
 
Private Swim/Dive Lessons

Please see information above under Family & Children's Programs

 

AMERICAN RED CROSS CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS

 
Lifeguard Certification Courses for NEW Lifeguards 
(to become a certified lifeguard; min. age 15 on the last day of the course)

One spring option and three summer options  for American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification courses are offered. Participants must be able to attend all classes during the course for which they register.  The course is held at the UDHS Athletic Complex and follow signs to the classrooms. Be prepared for classroom and in-water work each day.6 min./10 max. each course.  

 
SPRING COURSE (instructor: Mrs. Marcy Klugman)
  • DAY/DATES: Mondays/Wednesdays/Thursdays, April 20 to May 6
  • (8 classes: April 20-22-23; April 27-29-30; May 4-6)
  • TIME: 6:00-9:30pm each night     
  • FEES: $350 UD Residents / $375 Others  
  • REGISTRATION FORM - Lifeguard Certification SPRING Course 
  • PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: To secure a spot in the class, please email Facility & Community Affairs Manager Mrs. Susan Lohoefer at slohoefe@udsd.org  or call (215) 643-8800 x8994. Information needed is the name of the course, the student’s name, age by the last day of the course, home address, your preferred phone number and your preferred email address.  Click the link below to download a registration form. To confirm your spot in the class, payment is required. It is preferred that signed forms and fees (check payable to “UDSD”) are sent in ahead of time. When mailing form and payment please send to:  Mrs. Susan Lohoefer, Facility & Community Affairs Manager, School District of Upper Dublin, 1580 Fort Washington Ave., Maple Glen, PA 19002
 
SUMMER COURSES (instructor: Ms. Lori Sullivan)

These courses are "blended learning" which means you'll also have some online work to complete.  Links to online work will be provided once the course is confirmed. 

  • DAY /DATES:          
    • Summer Course #1 - Mon. June 22 to Thurs. June 25
    • Summer Course #2 - Mon. June 29 to Thurs. July 2
    • Summer Course #3 - Mon. July 27 to Thurs. July 30
  • TIME: 2:00-7:00pm each day; dinner break     
  • FEES: $350 UD Residents / $375 Others  
  • REGISTRATION FORM - Lifeguard Certification SUMMER Courses 
  • PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: To secure a spot in the class, please email Facility & Community Affairs Manager Mrs. Susan Lohoefer at slohoefe@udsd.org  or call (215) 643-8800 x8994. Information needed is the name of the course, the student’s name, age by the last day of the course, home address, your preferred phone number and your preferred email address.  Click the link below to download a registration form.  To confirm your spot in the class, payment is required. It is preferred that signed forms and fees (check payable to “UDSD”) are sent in ahead of time. When mailing form and payment please send to:  Mrs. Susan Lohoefer, Facility & Community Affairs Manager, School District of      Upper Dublin, 1580 Fort Washington Ave., Maple Glen, PA 19002.
 
 
Lifeguard Review / Re-Certification (current lifeguards with credentials ready to expire) 

Are you an American Red Cross certified lifeguard with credentials due to expire? Enroll is this class to update credentials that will be "good" for the next 2 years.  The American Red Cross has changed its requirements for Lifeguard Recertification to include 13 hours of classroom and in-pool review that includes written and skills tests.

Each participant must supply their own:

    1. rescue masks (adult/child & pediatric)
    2. Manual (find a digital version online at www.redcross.org)
    3. Proof of current Lifeguard certification (card may not have expired more than 30 days before the first class meeting).

You must attend the entire course and pass all skills and written tests. There are no refunds once the class is confirmed.  Enter at the UDHS Athletic Complex and follow signs to the classrooms. Be prepared for classroom and in-water work each day.

  • WHEN:   
    • Course #1- 4 weeknights:  
      • Mon. May 11 + Thurs. May 14 from 6:30p-9:30p
      • Mon. May 18 + Thurs. May 21 from 6:00p-9:30p
    • Course #2- 1 weekend (Sat/Sun)
      • Sat. May 30 + Sun. May 31 from 8:30a-3:30p, 1/2 hour break at 12:30p
  •  COST: $150 U.D. Resident / $175 Others - includes instruction and all ARC fees
  • Bring current cards and identification to the first class; they will be checked.
  • REGISTRATION FORM - Lifeguard Re-Certification/Review Courses SPRING 2015
  • PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED:  To secure a spot in the class, please email Facility & Community Affairs Manager Susan Lohoefer at slohoefe@udsd.org or call (215) 643-8800 x8994. Information needed is the name of the course, the student’s name, home address, preferred phone number, the student’s email address, and certification expiration date. Click the link below to download a registration form. It is preferred that signed forms and fees (check payable to “UDSD”) are sent in ahead of time. When mailing form and payment please send to: Susan Lohoefer, Facility & Community Affairs Manager, School District of Upper Dublin, 1580 Fort Washington Ave., Maple Glen, PA 19002

Please Note: You are not required to purchase or print the manual but it is highly recommended that you review it prior to attending the course. The following three links to READY REFERENCES are helpful:

 

Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Certification Course - (min. age 16; lifeguard cert. not required)

  • DATES:  date of next course is not yet set
  • TIME:
  • FEES:
  • LOCATION:
  • REGISTRATION FORM: will be posted when course is scheduled
  • COURSE DESCRIPTION: 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. This is a blended learning class which means there is online work required before and during the course; for your convenience, this reduces the number of hours onsite but still meets the ARC requirements for certification. The cost incudes all materials, books and ARC course fees.  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.  

If you are interested in having your name placed on a notification list for the next program, please email slohoefe@udsd.org

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.  

 

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

 
Water Polo

Visit the UDAC website www.udac.us for information about winter and spring clinics, high school afternoon workouts, Monday & Thursday night workouts for middle school and older elementary students, the spring league and the summer national tournament hosted in Upper Dublin in mid-July. On the home page of the UDAC website, view the left side menu, under LINKS click on “UD Water Polo.”

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY SPECIAL OLYMPICS

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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