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Aquatics Programs

Pool

Women's Only Swim

In an attempt to be inclusive to all religious traditions on campus, we offer Women's Only Swim hour giving female students the chance to swim at their leisure, while honoring the basic tenets of their religion.

Sundays, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Special Events

The Great Pumpkin Splash

Pick your pumpkin from our in water pumpkin patch! Participants will swim around and pick the pumpkin that suits their fancy. There will be fun games like bobbing for apples, pumpkin carving, costume contests, and sweet treats! We will also be airing "The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" to conclude our event.

Date & Times: Saturday, September 27; 11am - 7pm

Nightmare at the Rec

Dance all evening to the sounds and lights of a DJ. Challenge your friends on the Adrenaline Rush Extreme Inflatable Obstacle Course, Wrecking Ball or Velcro Fly Trap Wall and bring your suit for a horror movie in the pool. When the clock strikes midnight, we'll see who wins the prizes in our costume contest. We'll have more scary movies, a haunted house, pumpkin carving, and a few special "surprises" throughout the night along with plenty of Halloween treats to keep you celebrating!

Date & Times: Friday, October 31; 8pm - 12am

Cardboard Boat Race

This event allows participants to design and create a floating vessel of corrugated cardboard using engineering genius, artistic flair (or perhaps a combination of the two), and with human power, compete in multiple races and finish with the crew still inside. Awards are given for the following categories: First Place Finish, The Most Spectacular Sinking, The Engineering Spectacle, The Best Theme, the Artistic Masterpiece, the Spirit Award, and the Best Dressed Crew.

Date & Times: Saturday, November 15; 1pm - 4pm

Scout Badge Programs

Join us while the aquatics department offers programs for both Boy and Girl Scouts seeking aquatics based merit for advancement.

Interested? Contact Steve Riegler, Associate Director of Operations for more information at srielger@odu.edu or 757-683-3384

Swim Workout of the Week

Beginner Intermediate Advanced Circuit Training
Week 1: W1 B W1 I W1 A W1 CT
Week 2: W2 B W2 I W2 A W2 CT
Week 3: W3 B W3 I W3 A W3 CT
Week 4: W4 B W4 I W4 A W4 CT
Week 5: W5 B W4 I W5 A W5 CT

Instructional Videos from the American Red Cross


Swim Lessons


Private Swim Instruction is meant for those who are looking for one-on-one instruction from a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. All Lessons are 30 minutes in length and time will be determined based on the availability of the participant and instructor. All lessons must be cancelled with the instructor at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled lesson time. Participants can choose six, twelve, or eighteen lessons.

Fees: Six lessons - $70, twelve lessons - $130, eighteen lessons - $195

Adult Beginner: These American Red Cross group lessons are for adults wanting to be active in the water. Participants will learn how to float, submerge completely, propel themselves through the water on both the front and the back, and the basic front and back crawl strokes. The goal is to be able to swim a specified length (25 yards) and feel comfortable in deep water. The class is designed to prepare participants not only to experience swimming, but to safely participate in various recreational water activities.

Session Dates Day of Week Session Times Cost
Session 1: September 8 - October 13 Monday 7:15 p.m. - 8 p.m.

ODU Student/SRC Member: $30

Potential Member: $45

Session 2: October 20 - November 24 Monday 7:15 p.m. - 8 p.m.

ODU Student/SRC Member: $30

Potential Member: $45

Adult Intermediate: This class is for the well-adjusted swimmer. The general goals include increased proficiency in the basic strokes, development of more advanced strokes and turns, greater understanding of safety, and the ability to use water as a medium for recreation and fitness.

Session Dates Day of Week Session Times Cost
Session 1: September 9 - October 14 Tuesday 8 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

ODU Student/SRC Member: $30

Potential Member: $45

Session 2: October 21 - November 25 Tuesday 8 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

ODU Student/SRC Member: $30

Potential Member: $45

Parent/Child: This American Red Cross Course is for participants 6 months to 3 years, 5 months. Parents are in the water with the child and focus is on comfort level and water adjustment. Certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors participate in trainings and shadow teaching sessions before administering a class of their own. Lessons are designed to run in sessions consisting of 30 minute lessons with five minutes of wrap-up and parent discussion. The ratio of students to teachers is kept below the American Red Cross recommendation of 1:10; preferably 1:4-6.

Session Dates Day of Week Session Times Cost
Session 1: September 7 - October 10 Sunday
1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

ODU Student/SRC Member: $30

Potential Member: $45

Session 2: September 8 - September 26 Monday & Friday
5:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

ODU Student/SRC Member: $30

Potential Member: $45

Session 3: September 15 - October 1 Monday & Wednesday 10a.m. - 11a.m.

ODU Student/SRC Member: $30

Potential Member: $45

Session 4: October 20 - November 7 Monday & Friday 5:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

ODU Student/SRC Member: $30

Potential Member: $45

Preschool: This American Red Cross Course is for participants 3.5 to 5 years of age. Focus is on water adjustment and beginning skills. Certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors participate in trainings and shadow teaching sessions before administering a class of their own. Lessons are designed to run in sessions consisting of 30 minute lessons with five minutes of wrap-up and parent discussion. The ratio of students to teachers is kept below the American Red Cross recommendation of 1:10; preferably 1:4-6. Cost per week is $35 per child.

Session Dates Day of Week Session Times Cost
Session 1: September 7 - October 10 Sunday
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

ODU Student/SRC Member: $30

Potential Member: $45

Session 2: September 8 - September 26 Monday & Friday 5:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

ODU Student/SRC Member: $30

Potential Member: $45

Session 3: October 20 - November 7 Monday & Friday 5:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

ODU Student/SRC Member: $30

Potential Member: $45

Youth: This American Red Cross Course is for participants 6 years to 12 years of age. Focus is on stroke technique and endurance. Certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors participate in trainings and shadow teaching sessions before administering a class of their own. Lessons are designed to run in sessions consisting of 30 minute lessons with five minutes of wrap-up and parent discussion. The ratio of students to teachers is kept below the American Red Cross recommendation of 1:10; preferably 1:4-6.

Session Dates Day of Week Session Times Cost
Session 1: September 7 - October 10 Sunday 1:45p.m.-2:15p.m.

ODU Student/SRC Member: $30

Potential Member: $45

Session 2: September 8 - September 26 Monday & Friday 6:00p.m. - 6:30p.m.

ODU Student/SRC Member: $30

Potential Member: $45

Session 3: October 20 - November 7 Monday & Friday
6:00p.m. - 6:30p.m.

ODU Student/SRC Member: $30

Potential Member: $45


Red Cross Certification Courses

Lifeguard Training

All courses take place Fridays: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course

This course will train you in all the skills and techniques necessary to become a professional lifeguard. The class covers equipment based rescues, spinal injury management, and post-rescue care. This course also includes First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer certifications.

Refunds will not be issued unless the class is cancelled or full.

SRC reserves the right the cancel classes for which fewer than six students have registered.

Date & Times: TBA

Cost: ODU/SRC Member: $200 Non Member: $235

American Red Cross Babysitting Course

To provide youth who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. This training will help participants to develop leadership skills; learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe and help children behave; and learn about basic child care and basic first aid.

Date & Times: TBA

Cost: ODU/SRC Member: $65 Non Member: $70

Youth ages 11 - 14

American Red Cross Junior Lifeguarding Course

The Junior Lifeguarding program helps kids build a foundation of knowledge, attitude, and skills that are needed to be a responsible volunteer and future lifeguard. Participants learn skills such as swimming, leadership, rescue response, drowning prevention, professionalism, and volunteerism. This course does not certify participants in First Aid, CPR or AED or as a lifeguard.

Date & Times: TBA

Cost: ODU/SRC Member: $70 Non Member: $75

Youth ages 11 - 14

American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid

Teaches participants to recognize and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults; perform first aid for cuts, scrapes, bruises, burns, bleeding, sprains and strains; and treat sudden illnesses.

Course Type Course Date Course Times Cost
Full TBA
TBA

ODU Student/SRC Member: $95

Potential Member: $110

Full TBA TBA

ODU Student/SRC Member: $95

Potential Member: $110

Full TBA
TBA

ODU Student/SRC Member: $95

Potential Member: $110

Full

TBA TBA

ODU Student/SRC Member: $95

Potential Member: $110

Challenge TBA TBA

ODU Student/SRC Member: $55

Potential Member: $70

Challenge TBA TBA

ODU Student/SRC Member: $55

Potential Member: $70

Challenge TBA TBA

ODU Student/SRC Member: $55

Potential Member: $70

Challenge TBA
TBA

ODU Student/SRC Member: $55

Potential Member: $70

Course Type Course Date Course Times Cost
Full TBA TBA

ODU Student/SRC Member: $95

Potential Member: $110

Full TBA
TBA

ODU Student/SRC Member: $95

Potential Member: $110

Challenge TBA TBA

ODU Student/SRC Member: $75

Potential Member: $90

Challenge TBA
TBA

ODU Student/SRC Member: $55

Potential Member: $70


Please contact Associate Director of Operations, Steve Riegler at sriegler@odu.edu with questions and comments.