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REFUND                                                                 Portage Regional
Please keep your receipt in the event that a                           Recreation Authority Inc.                                                               SWIM KIDS LEVEL 3 - SK3
refund may be requested. A refund may be                                                               RED CROSS SWIM PRE-SCHOOL                               Provides an introduction to the front crawl and diving.
given under the following conditions, at the                                                                                                                   Child works on floats and changing direction in water.
                                                                                                   PARENTED:                                                   Endurance is achieved by building strength in flutter
sole discretion of the PRRA:
                                                                                                                                                               kicking and a 15 metre swim.
A) If the program is cancelled due to                                                              STARFISH/Duck (4 to 30 months)
                                                                                                                                                               SWIM KIDS LEVEL 4 - SK4
    insufficient registration.                        Shindleman Aquatic Centre                    An introductory class for babies and their parent or
                                                                                                   caregiver. Must be able to hold their head up. / A
                                                                                                                                                               Front crawl, back glide and should roll are further
B) If the participant must withdraw for medical                                                                                                                developed. Child works on kneeling dives, surface sup-
                                                                                                   parented program which helps build confidence while

                                                   Swim Lessons
    reasons after the first lesson.                                                                                                                            port and developing a greater sense of self-safety by
    A medical note is required.                                                                    enjoying the water through games, songs and active          understanding their own limits. Endurance is built by a
                                                                                                   water play.                                                 25 metre swim.
C) If notification of withdrawal is received at                                                    SEATURTLE (24 to 36 months - Parented)                      SWIM KIDS LEVEL 5 - SK5

    least three full working days prior to the                                                     (3 to 5 years of age - Transitional)
    start of the program.                                                                                                                                      Back crawl is introduced, along with sculling skills and
                                                                                                   This is a transitional level for preschoolers and their     whip kick on the back. Child tries stride dives and
                                                                                                   parents or entry level for children who have never tak-     receives an introduction to safe boating skills. Endur-
Approved refunds will be charged a $5.00             September 13, 2010 - June 27, 2011            en lessons. Parents can gradually transfer the pre-         ance is developed through dolphin kicking and a 50
administration fee. A full refund may be                                                           schoolers to the care of the instructor. This level de-     metre swim.
approved if the program is cancelled by the                                                        velops skills in swimming, glides and floating.             SWIM KIDS LEVEL 6 - SK6
PRRA.                                                                                              UN-PARENTED:                                                Front and back crawl continue to be refined as the ele-
                                                                                                   SALAMANDER (3 to 5 years)                                   mentary backstroke is newly introduced. Child is also
                                                                                                                                                               introduced to safety on ice, elementary rescue of others
Full credits may be issued as an alternate to                                                      Preschoolers actively learn new swimming skills             with throwing assists, treading water and the front dive.
refunds, at the sole discretion of the PRRA.                                                       including assisted floats and glides through games          Endurance is built through a 75 metre swim.
                                                                                                   and song. Learns to jump into chest deep water.             SWIM KIDS LEVEL 7 & 8 - SK7/8
    SWIMMING LESSON RECEIPT                                                                        SUNFISH (3 to 5 years)                                      This level continues to build skills and endurance for
                                                                                                   Assisted by an instructor, preschoolers work on stroke      front crawl, back crawl and elementary back stroke and
CHILDREN’S FITNESS TAX CREDIT                                                                      and skill progression. Focuses on good judgment in,         introduces whip kick on the front. Endurance is built
Please keep your swimming lesson receipt for                                                       on and around the water. Includes entries and floats        through timed treading water and a 150 metre swim. /
the children’s fitness tax credit. No other                                                        in deep water.                                              This level provides an introduction to the breast-stroke,
                                                                                                   CROCODILE/WHALE (3 to 5 years)                              foot first surface dives and rescue entries. Child learns
receipt will be issued or duplicates will not
be reprinted.                                                                                      Preschoolers start independent glides and kicking in        about the dangers of open water, hypothermia and res-
                                                                                                   deep water. Endurance is built through increasing           cuing. Endurance is built on the dolphin kick and 300
The children's fitness tax credit lets parents                                                     distance for front and back swims. Learns the dolphin       metre swim.
claim up to $500 per year for eligible fitness                                                     kick and synchronized swimming skills. Will increase        SWIM KIDS LEVEL 9 & 10- SK9/10
expenses paid for each child who is under 16                                                       their distance and improve their skills in front and back   Front crawl, back crawl, elementary back stroke and
years of age at the beginning of the year in                                                       swims.                                                      breast-stroke continue to be refined. They work on
                                                  Portage Regional Recreation Authority Inc.                                                                   head-first surface dives and standing dives./ Refine-
which the expenses are paid.
                                                                                                            RED CROSS SWIM KIDS                                ment of strokes, with an introduction to butterfly and
                                                          c/o 97 Saskatchewan Avenue East                                                                      scissor kick. Endurance is built on dolphin kick and
                                                            Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 0L8         SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS                                         butterfly drills and 500 metre swim.
                                                                                                   (Starting age 6 years & Up)                                 TEEN/ADULT 1
                                                                The PCU Centre                                                                                 This course is designed for 12—17 years and adults.
                                                               245 Royal Road South                SWIM KIDS LEVEL 1 - SK1                                     No previous swimming experience is required. Will
                                                                                                   This is the entry level for children ready to move in       learn basic floatation, movement and breathing skills
                           Please refer                         All general inquiries:             shallow water. Provides an orientation to the water         and an introduction to swim strokes.
                                                              Phone: 857-7772 (PRRA)               and the pool and introduces floats and glides with          STROKES 1 & 2
                        to the PCU Centre                         Fax: 239-1520                    kicks. Child builds endurance by improving distance.        This course is designed for a child experiencing difficul-
                       website for updates:                                                        SWIM KIDS LEVEL 2 - SK2                                     ty completing the swim kids levels. Classes focus on
                                                                         Helps the child build skills in front and back swims.       refining the strokes and improving the cardiovascular
                                                   Visit our website at           Child is introduced to deep water activities and proper     fitness endurance a child needs to progress to the next
                                                                                                   use of PFD. Endurance is built on flutter kicking with      level.              Strokes 1: levels SK4—SK6
                                                             for more information                  assisted aids and 5 metre swim.                                                Strokes 2: levels SK7—SK10
Your report card is an important document for your
                                                                                                       Spring Sessions - February 23, 2011 - June 29, 2011
child’s swimming lesson record. It will be used to
document your child’s progress for all of the Red
Cross Swim levels. Please keep your child’s report      Swim Lesson Schedule                                      May 25 - June 29                                              LESSON RATES
card in a safe place and present it when
registering your child for swimming lessons.                                                                      Monday & Wednesday Evenings (5 weeks)                         Applicable GST included.
Also, please bring your child’s report card to their    February 23 - May 11                                      4:30pm Sea Turtle Salamander Croc/Whale SK3
first swimming class for the instructor’s use.                                                                    5:00pm SK2      SK1       Sunfish       Sea Turtle
                                                                                                     NEW                                                                           Starfish
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sunfish
                                                        Monday & Wednesday Evenings                               5:30pm SK4 Salamander        SK3    Starfish/Duck                Duck
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Crocodile
                                                                                                                                                                                   Sea Turtle
                                                        6:00pm   Swim Sport                                       6:00pm SK7/8      Sea Turtle SK5       SK6                       Salamander
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Whale
    PREPARING FOR YOUR LESSONS                          No Class on Mar. 28 , Mar. 30 & Apr 25                    6:30pm   ↓       Croc/Whale SK1        SK2
   Bathing suits and towel is required; no cotton                                                                6:45PM SK9/10      ——          ——      ————
    material or cut offs.                               February 23 - May 4                                       7:00pm   ↓         Sunfish   Salamander SK3
                                                                                                                                                                                Red Cross Swim Pre-school                           (1/2 hr. class)
   Preschoolers under the age of two are required                                                                7:30pm Strokes1 SK5          Teen Adult Strokes2              (Starfish/Duck, Sea turtle, Salamander, Sunfish & Crocodile/Whale)
                                                        Wednesday Evenings                                        8:00pm   SK4       SK6      ———— ————-                                                                                    $52.00
    to wear leak proof swim diapers.
                                                        4:30pm Sea Turtle Salamander Croc/Whale SK3
   We recommend that your child does not eat at                                                                  SPECIAL PUBLIC SWIM **
                                                        5:00pm SK2         SK1      Sunfish    Sea Turtle
    least a 1/2 hour before class for an enjoyable                                                                Regular Public Swim Rates Apply                                  Red Cross Swim Kids           levels 1 - 6       (1/2 hr. class)
                                                        5:30pm SK4      Salamander SK3      Starfish/Duck
                                                        6:00pm SK7/8    Sea Turtle   SK5           SK3                                                                                                                                      $55.50
   We encourage parents/guardians to bring their       6:30pm ——— Croc/Whale SK1                  SK2            February 21 (Louis Riel Day)              12:00 - 8:00 pm     Red Cross Swim Kids              levels 7 - 10     (45 min. class)
    child to public swim to practice lesson skills as   6:45pm SK9/10    ————        ———       ————               February 25 (Additional Public Swim)      1:30 - 10:00 pm
    outlined in their booklet and midterm report        7:00pm ———        Sunfish Salamander       SK3                                                                                                                                      $61.00
                                                                                                                  March 28 - April 2 (Spring Break Hours)   1:30 - 8:30 pm
    cards.                                              7:30pm Strokes1 SK5        Teen /Adult Strokes2           April 22 (Good Friday)                     12:00 - 8:00 pm    Teen/Adult 1                                           (1hr. class)
   Parents/guardians are welcomed to watch from        8:00pm SK4        SK6       ———        ————               April 25 (Easter Monday)                   12:00 - 8:00 pm
    the pool deck bleachers, but must remove all        No class on Mar. 30                                       May 23 (Victoria Day)                     12:00 - 8:00 pm                                                                 $68.00
    outer footwear before entering pool deck.
   Children 9 years of age and under must have         February 26 - May 7
    adult supervision while in the facility.                                                                                                                                    Strokes 1 (SK4—SK6)                                 (1/2 hr. class)
                                                        Saturday Mornings
                                                        9:00am    SK2        SK5 Salamander     Sunfish                                                                                                                                     $55.50
     SHINDLEMAN AQUATIC CENTRE                          9:30am    SK4       SK1          SK3    SK9/10
                                                        10:00am Starfish/Duck Sea Turtle SK2    ———
˙Largest indoor leisure/wave pool in Manitoba           10:15am ———         ————         ———     ———                                                                               Strokes 2 (SK7—SK10)                           (45 min. class)
˙212 foot-long waterslide with separate slide           10:30am SK4         SK3         Sk6  Salamander                                                                                                                                     $61.00
 entry & shut down lane                                 11:00am Croc/Whale Sea Turtle Strokes2    SK2                                                           NEW             Swim Sport                                            (1 hr. class)
                                                        11:30am SK5        SK1         ———     ————
˙14-person whirlpool                                    No Class on Apr. 2                                        Swim Sport                                                                                                               $116.00
˙Birthday party room and party packages                                                                                                                                         *PRICES MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
 available                                              February 28 - May 16                                      1 Hour
˙ Leisure swimming pool with lazy river, zero                                                                     Twice a week Monday & Wednesday Evenings
                                                        Monday Evenings                                                                                                            .
  beach, tots pool area, water spray features, 6 -      4:30pm Croc/Whale               SK5          SK3          Interested in improving your swimming ability and
  25 meter swim lanes and ramp entry                    5:00pm SK2                      SK6          Sea Turtle   physical endurance; we now have a class for you.
˙Modern men’s, women’s and family change                5:30pm Salamander               SK4          Starfish     Swim Sport will improve your swimming skills and                     Visit our website at
 rooms                                                  6:00pm Strokes2                 SK3          Strokes1     endurance while you learn how to read pace clocks,
˙Towel rental service and locker rentals available      6:30pm ————                     SK1          SK3          turn into and off of walls (tumble turns), and receive
                                                        6:45pm SK9/10                   ———          ————         stroke corrections. These classes will focus on the
˙Located adjacent Splash Island Outdoor                 7:00pm ————                     SK5          SK4          three main strokes (front, back and breast stroke)
 Waterpark                                              7:30pm SK7/8                    Teen/Adult   SK3          while using various aquatic drills and training
                                                        8:00pm ————                     ———          SK6          techniques. Prerequisite: Swim Kids level 9 and up.
                                                        No class on Mar. 28 & Apr. 25