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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 

  •  NEW REQUIREMENTS – LIFEGUARDING REVIEW & RECERTIFICATION – see below
  • EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES – Certified WSIs and Lifeguards needed!
    • Interest Forms for Summer Employment now being accepted!


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 2013-14 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: Interest Form Summer Pool Staff

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 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.


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.


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.


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

UDHS GATE FEES
Daily Fee – UD residents and non-residents pay the same daily fee
Adult - $5 
Child (age 4+/Student w/ ID) - $4

Season Pass (9/9/13 to 1/25/14) and (2/4/14 to 6/13/14)
Adult (18+) - $90 Resident / $200 Non-Resident
Child (age 4+/Student w/ ID) - $50 Resident / $80 Non-Resident

Summer Season Pass (6/16/14 to 8/1/14, closed weekends and July 4th holiday)
Adult (18+) - $90 Resident / $150 Non-Resident
Child (age 4+/Student with ID) - $70 Resident / $ 80 Non-Resident


GENERAL FACILITY INFORMATION

  1. 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.
  2. 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. 
  3. Spectators will be directed to wait in the Pool Balcony.
  4. Water is the only beverage permitted on deck and in the balcony.
  5. Please provide supervision of children remaining on site but not involved in aquatic programs.
  6. 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


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 through beginning September 13 through June 13
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:

  • 2014 Fridays:  Apr. 18 & May 23

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.

SATURDAY MORNING CHILDREN'S LEARN-TO-SWIM PROGRAM (ages 5+) American Red Cross progressive 1-hour group swimming lessons are offered. Children must be min. age 5 at some point during the program. Walk-in Registration with participant(s) is required; please click on link below for detailed information about the 4-step Registration Process.

SPRING SESSION – 8 lessons. See below for registration information.

  • DAY: Saturdays, March 8 to May 3 (No lessons 4/19)
  • TIMES: 9a-10a-11a
  • COST: $64 Resident / $80 Non-Resident
  • WALK-IN REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Sat. March 1 from 9-11am at the pool. Child must be present and ready to go in the water for a quick swim-ability skills assessment by our staff; children who participated in Winter 2014 swim lessons at the UDHS Pool do not need to be tested. Click on link below for more information. Signed forms and payment are required at the time of registration.

INFORMATIONAL FLYER How to Register for Sat AM Children’s Swim Lessons
REGISTRATION FORM Sat AM Children’s Swim Lessons (Spring 2014)

WINTER, SPRING & SUMMER LEARN-TO-SWIM PROGRAMS (dates subject to change – additional registration information will be posted seasonally)

  • SUMMER (4 lessons/week, Mon. thru Thurs. afternoons) – NEW!  Weekly registration!
    • Weeks of June 23, June 30, July 7, July 14, July 21 and July 28
    • Lesson times (subject to change): 2:30p, 3:30p & 4:30p (min. 10 participants/hour)
    • Check back for registration dates and times.

 
LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION COURSEONE WEEK COURSE June 30 to July 3 - for ages 15+. A 4-day American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification course is offered. Participants must be able to attend all classes. Students have classroom and in-water activities during each class. 4 min./12 max.

  • DAYS: Monday, June 30 to Thursday, July 3
  • TIMES: 8:00a-4:30p (Mon to Wed); 8:00a-11:00a (Thu) 
  • LOCATION: Meet in UDHS Room 229 on the first day. Bring lunch Mon to Wed; bring a water bottle each day
  • COST: $325 U.D. Resident / $350 All Others – includes course manual and CPR facemask
  • 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, age at the start of the course, home address, home phone number, an alternate phone number and the student’s email address. 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

REGISTRATION FORM Lifeguard Certification Course (Summer 2014)

 

LIFEGUARDING REVIEW & RECERTIFICATION COURSESAre 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.

  • TWO COURSE OPTIONS – select 1:
    • COURSE 1: Mon. May 19, Tues. May 20 and Thurs. May 22 from 6:00-10:00p
    • COURSE 2: Sat. May 31 and Sun. June 1 from 8:30a-3:30p
    • Courses meet in UDHS Room 229. Be prepared for in-water work each day.
  • COST: $150 U.D. Resident / $175 All Others
  • You can download a free digital version of the Red Cross Lifeguard Manual to study for training. http://www.editiondigital.net/publication/?i=95090  Please Note: You are not required to purchase or print the manual but it is highly recommended that you review the manual prior to attending the course.
  • 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, age at the start of the course, home address, home phone number, an alternate phone number and the student’s email address. 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

REGISTRATION FORM Lifeguard Review & Re-Certification Course (Spring 2014)

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT EVERYONE 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 in spring 2015. 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.



ADULT LAP SWIM/WATER WALKING
At least two lap lanes will be available at the following times, except on days the pool is closed due to school events, holidays, vacation, emergency repairs, or UDHS athletics. 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.

  • DAYS/TIMES:   Monday to Thursday from 8:30 to 9:30pm; Friday from 7-9pm (during Open Rec Swim) though Fri. June 13
  • COST:   $5 per person per visit/ Season Pass available on deck.
      • SEASON PASS HOLDERS – No Additional Charge
      • SEASONED CARDINAL PASS HOLDERS – FREE

LAP SWIM ETIQUETTE: Lap Swim Etiquette

LAP SWIM BLACK-OUT DATES (School Year) - This list is subject to change and will be updated throughout the school year. 

Watch for special Thanksgiving, Winter Break and Spring Break pool schedules will be posted:

  • Mondays-Thursdays: 
    • 2014:  Apr. 14-17 (pool open 1-4pm on 4/14-15-16), May 26, June 9-10
  • Fridays: 
    • 2014:  Apr. 18 & May 23


SHALLOW WATER AEROBICS (ages 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

SPRING SESSION

  • DAY: Wednesdays, March 12 to May 21 (10 classes, no class 4/16)
  • TIME: 8:00-8:45pm
  • "DROP-IN" / PAY-AS-YOU-GO COST: $8/week UD Resident and $10/week Others
  • MULTI-WEEK DISCOUNT: Min. 7 nights pre-registration and pre-payment required to earn the $1/week discount!
    • Pick any 7 nights @ $7 for $49 Resident / @ $9 for $63 Non-Resident
    • Pick any 8 nights @ $7 for $56 Resident / @ $9 for $72 Non-Resident
    • Pick any 9 nights @ $7 for $63 Resident/@ $9 for $81 Non-Resident
    • All 10 nights @ $7 for $70 Residents/ @ $9 for $90 Non-Resident

Preregistration is required for the discount. 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 (min. 7 nights), home phone number and an alternate phone number. Click the link below to download a registration form. 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

REGISTRATION FORM: Shallow Water Aerobics (Spring 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.

WINTER SESSION

  • DAY:    Mondays, April 21 to May 19 (5 weeks)
  • TIME:   8:00-9:00pm
  • COST:  Min. 4 nights registration required for $40 Resident / $48 Non-Residents
               All 5 nights is $50 Residents/$60 Non-Resident
               Want to add a night? Pay at the door: $10 Resident/$12 Non-Resident

Pre-registration is required. Email Susan Lohoefer, Facility & Community Affairs Manager, at slohoefe@udsd.org and include the number of lessons you plan to take (min. is 4), your name, home address, home phone number and an alternate phone number. Click the link below to download a registration form. 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 class. 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

REGISTRATION FORM:  Adult Swim Instruction (Spring 2014)

 

SCUBA - A 10-night 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.

  • DAY: Thursdays, March 13 to May 22 (no class on 4/17)
  • TIME: 6:30-9:30p, Meet in UDHS Room 117 on the first day.
  • COST: $325 per person (payable to Diver’s Den North) 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).
  • QUESTIONS ABOUT THE COURSE: please call Diver’s Den North at (215) 361-8181.
  • PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: To secure a spot in the class, please call Diver’s Den North at (215) 361-8181.


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 about clinics, high school afternoon workouts, Monday & Thursday night workouts for middle school and older elementary students, and the spring league. 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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