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Swimming
Lessons

2016 Swim Lesson Schedule - 2017 TBA
June 27 - July 8, July 11 - July 22, and July 25 - August 5

Schedule, Location and Prices:

$45.00 Residents - Per participant per session
$55.00 Non-residents - Per participant per session

Lessons are at the Vestal High School Indoor Pool on Woodlawn Dr. All levels will be taught by certified Red Cross Water Safety Instructors. Classes are conducted Monday - Friday in two week sessions. Classes cancelled due to special events or pool maintenance problems, are NOT made up and there is no refund.  The pool closes for lightning.  Safety topics and deck instruction will be taught at that time.

When registering your child for swim lessons, choose the level that best corresponds with their age and/or swimming ability. Consider your childs' maturity, water comfort and prior swimming experience. When unsure of the correct level, choose the lower level. The childs' confidence will flourish if he/she is at the top of the class rather than bottom. A child may repeat any swim level several times before passing.

Red Cross Swimming Levels      
Please use age group as a guideline only. Students may be placed in the level that best corresponds with their swimming ability. 

6 Months to 3 Years — Parent/Child Parent must get into the water.
Promotes water enrichment for young children with the comfort of a parent present in the water. Parents and kids will experience water readiness together through activities and songs.

3 Years to 5 Years — Preschool Levels 1 - 3
Geared for the kids who are able to get into the water without a parent present. Kids will learn to become comfortable in the water by themselves and will learn basic swimming skills through fun activities.

6 Years and older — Learn to Swim Levels 1 - 3 (Beginner)
Kids will be assessed on their abilities and placed accordingly in a class on the first day. Level 1 is recommended for kids who are comfortable in water but cannot keep themselves afloat without assistance. Level 3 is recommended for kids who can swim short distances without floatation or are ready to try.

8 Years and older — Learn to Swim Level 4 (Intermediate)
Kids at this level should have a basic knowledge of all strokes and be comfortable swimming laps the width of the deep end. Kids will refine their strokes and build endurance in the water.

9 Years and Older — Learn to Swim Levels 5 - 6 (Advanced)
Kids at this level should be accustomed to swimming longer distances in the deep end and be able to perform all strokes. Kids will continue to refine and perfect strokes, build endurance, swim with power and efficiency, and prepare for competition.

To Register: Fill out and mail in form with fee. You will be called if the class is full and you need to select an alternate choice. Look on the left under "Registration Form" to print a form.

First Day of Classes:   Children are evaluated by instructors and placed into groups according to ability. Adjustments may be made as instructors evaluate the children.

Last Day of Classes:  Red Cross achievement cards will be issued. Participants may register for additional lessons at the Recreation Office if there are openings.

Location:  All swim lessons will be held at the Vestal High School pool on Woodlawn Dr.  No make-up classes or refunds will be given for mechanical problems or special events.

 Summer 2016 Schedule - Classes are Monday - Friday    

      Session 1                                   2016 Swim Class Schedule                                  June 27 - July 8
Preschool           Act. No.

         Learn to swim
Levels 1 - 3              Act. No.

        Learn to swim
Levels 4                 Act. No.

        Learn to swim
Levels 5 & 6          Act. No.

9:30-10:00 AM  341820-1B  9:30 - 10:10 AM    341830-1B   9:30 - 10:10 AM   341840-1B 11:45 - 12:35 PM   341850-1A
10:15-10:45AM 341820-1C 10:15 - 10:55 AM   341830-1C 10:15 - 10:55 AM  341840-1C  
11:00-11:30AM 341820-1D 11:00 - 11:40 AM   341830-1D 11:00 - 11:40 AM  341840-1D  Parent/Child              Act. No.
 4:30-5:00 PM   341820-1E 11:45 - 12:25 PM   341830-1E   4:30 -   5:10 PM   341840-1E   3:45 -  4:15 PM    341810-1A
5:15- 5:45 PM   341820-1F   3:45 -  4: 25 PM   341830-1F   5:15 -   5:55 PM   341840-1F  
6:00-6:30 PM   341820-1G   4:30 -  5:10 PM    341830-1G   6:00 -   6:40 PM   341840-1G
All swim classes are held
at the Vestal High School
Indoor Pool.
  No classes on
 Monday, July 4,
 due to the holiday.
 5:15 -  5:55 PM    341830-1H
Pool CLOSES for lightning.
safety topics/deck
instruction will
will be taught.
  6:00 -  6:40 PM    341830-1I

 

    Session 2                                           2016  Swim Class Schedule                        July 11 - July 22               
 Preschool              Act. No.   

 Learn to Swim
Levels 1 - 3          Act. No.    

 Learn to Swim
Level 4                Act. No.

 Learn to swim
Levels 5 & 6           Act. No.

  9:30 - 10:00 AM   341820-2B   9:30 - 10:10 AM    341830-2B   9:30 - 10:10 AM  341840-2B 11:45 - 12:35 PM    341850-2A
10:15 - 10:45 AM   341820-2C 10:15 - 10:55 AM    341830-2C 10:15 - 10:55 AM  341840-2C  
11:00 - 11:30 AM   341820-2D 11:00 - 11:40 AM     341830-2D 11:00 - 11:40 AM  341840-2D
 Water Carnival
Wednesday, July 20
Vestal Memorial Pool
1:00 - 4:00 PM
Cost $2.00 Kids & Adults
See below for details.
  4:30 -   5:00 PM   341820-2E 11:45 - 12:25 PM     341830-2E   4:30 -  5:10 PM   341840-2E
   5:15 -   5:45 PM  341820-2F   4:30 -  5:10 PM      341830-2F   5:15 -  5:55 PM   341840-2F
   6:00 -   6:30 PM  41820-2G   5:15 -  5:55 PM     341830-2G   6:00 -  6:40 PM   341840-2G


 

    6:00 -  6:40 PM      341830-2H  

 

      Session 3                                                     2016  Swim Class Schedule                 July 25 - August 5     
 Preschool              Act. No.   

 Learn to Swim
Levels 1 - 3          Act. No.    

 Learn to Swim
Level 4                Act. No.

 Learn to swim
Levels 5 & 6              Act. No.

  9:30 - 10:00 AM  341820-3B  9:30 - 10:10 AM      341830-3B   9:30 - 10:10 AM  341840-3B 11:45 - 12:35 PM   341850-3A
10:15 - 10:45 AM  341820-3C 10:15 - 10:55 AM     341830-3C 10:15 - 10:55 AM  341840-3C   6:00 -   6:50 PM   341850-3B
11:00 - 11:30 AM  341820-3D 11:00 - 11:40 AM     341830-3D 11:00 - 11:40 AM  341840-3D  
   4:30 -  5:00 PM  341820-3E 11:45 - 12:25 PM     341830-3E   4:30 -   5:10 PM  341840-3E  
   5:15 -  5:45 PM  341820-3F   4:30 -   5:10 PM     341830-3F   5:15 -   5:55 PM  341840-3F
Town Picnic- No classes 
Wed., Aug. 3 from 4:30 pm on.
See special events for details.
  6:00 -  6:30 PM   341820-3G   5:15 -   5:55 PM     341830-3G  
    6:00 -   6:40 PM     341830-3H  

 


Vestal Memorial Pool

Open June 10 through August 31, 2017
Noon to 8:00 PM Daily (weather permitting)

June 12 - 16 & June 19 & 20 pool hours are

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Cost:  Kids under 18 years - $1.00
          Adults & Seniors - $2.00

Vestal Memorial Pool Season Passes


Individual Pass
$25.00 Resident - Activity No. 341501-1A
$35.00 Non-Resident - Activity No. 341501-1A

Family Pass
$65.00 Resident - Activity No. 341601-1A
$75.00 Non-Resident - Activity No. 341601-1A

To obtain a Pool Pass, fill out a registration form with each family member's name and enclose a picture or a photo copy for each person, for each pass. All family members will get their own pass. Look on the left under "Registration Form" to print a form. Mail with fee, registration form, and picture to the Recreation Department and be sure to fill in the Activity Number and the names of each person on the back of each photo.


Wet and Wild Water Carnival

2017 TBD

Rain Date:

Time: 1:00 - 4:00 PM 

Cost: $2.00 per person entrance fee all ages

Outdoor Pool on Clayton Avenue
All ages can splash the afternoon away as the pool transforms into an aquatic wonderland. Games and activities for all ages will take place. Activities include: water obstacle course, water balloon toss, silliest dive contest, soda can dive, walk on water, music (DJ), lazy river and baby pool activities!! In case of inclement weather, check this section or call the Recreation Department at 607-754-3368. The rain date is Thursday, July 21 at the same time.


 Family Swim

Have fun swimming this fall/winter with the entire family at the Vestal Sr. High school pool, Woodlawn Dr., Vestal. No registration necessary. Cost is $1.00 for children and $2.00 for adults and seniors, payable to the life guard. Exact change is appreciated - no big bills please. All people on deck must pay, whether you are swimming or not.

November 5, 2016 - March 25, 2016 (Tentative)

You must enter the High School through the front door ONLY - school rules.

Saturdays, November 12 - December 17, 2016

12:00 - 3:00 PM - Open Swim
3:00 - 4:15 PM - Lap swim only (must exit school by 4:30 PM)
Closed: Nov. 26 & Dec. 3


Sundays, November 6 - December 18, 2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM - Open Swim
3:00 - 4:15 PM - Lap swim only (must exit school by 4:30 PM)
Closed: Nov. 27

Saturdays, January 7 - March 25, 2017
12:00 - 3:00 PM - Open Swim
3:00 - 4:15 PM - Lap swim only (must exit school by 4:30 PM)

Sundays, January 8 - March 26, 2017
1:00 - 3:00 PM - Open Swim
3:00 - 4:15 PM - Lap swim only (must exit school by 4:30 PM)


Please note dates the pool is closed: Check the web site calendar for any updates, as the schedule will change due to school functions, maintenance, and weather. 

Contacts

Sue Jastran
Recreation Planner
(607) 754-3368
sjastran@vestalny.com

Michelle Tomancik-Teed
Assistant Recreation Planner
(607) 754-3368
michellet@vestalny.com

Elyse Papa
Recreation Supervisor
(607) 754-3368

Heather Matthews
Recreation Aide/Aquatics Supervisor
(607) 754-3368
hmatthews@vestalny.com