This summer VCU Aquatics will be offering a summer-long Fitness Swim class devoted to refining your stroke and improving your endurance in the pool. Maintaining and improving fitness goals can seem like a daunting task to tackle by yourself. Swimming alongside others is both motivating and fun and can often encourage you to achieve goals you may have thought were impossible! This class is meant to bring together swimmers of all levels who want to make their strokes more effective and those who are just looking for a little exercise and some fun. With a class of no more than 15 people, individual attention and monthly “time-trials” will demonstrate improvement throughout each session. You’ll want to be spending time by the pool this summer anyway so why not get in shape and meet some great people in the process!
Cost: $20 for entire summer
Summer Session: May 20 - August 9, 2013 (skip week of July 1-July 7, 2013)
Registration: Opens at the service desk at either facility on May 6, 2013, continuous registration until July 31, 2013.
Cary Street Gym Classes
Monday, Wednesday & Fridays 7:00-7:50am
MCV Campus Classes
Monday, Wednesday & Fridays 4:15-5:15pm
“I might wear my pink speedo. I think I should.” - Ryan Lochte
Join us at the Cary Street Gym Aquatic Center and learn what it takes to save lives by the water. Sign up for the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certification Course, open to VCU students and Rec Sports members.
- Successfully complete the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training prerequisites
- Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating both breath control and rhythmic breathing
- Tread water for two minutes using only legs
- Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds
- Positive attitude
- Bring an American Red Cross Lifeguard Training participant’s manual on the first day of the course (no electronic devices in the classroom)
What we will be doing:
- Learn skills and gain the knowledge necessary to prevent various aquatic emergencies
- Learn skills and gain the knowledge necessary to respond to various aquatic emergencies
- Increase your critical thinking and decision making skills
You’re just in time to register for our second summer session! Program runs August 5-9, 2013 and the deadline to register through August 4th at noon!
Price: Just $50
Starting on June 7th, Fridays just will get way more awesome! Each Friday during the summer, we will be going whitewater rafting on the mighty James River. Explore the wild rapids and the excitement of urban whitewater with the Outdoor Adventure Program and Recreational Sports. We will raft through Richmond and get to see all the wildlife that live so close to us in the city.
The trips go from 3pm-6pm every Friday until August 17th. Second best part about going on the trips is that is completely FREE!
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Spend the afternoon Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) on one of Richmond’s local waterways. Our knowledgeable instructors will help teach the basics of stability, balance and maneuvering. Discover for yourself why this fun and exciting sport is taking off.
Date: Fridays, June 5 - August 14
Location: Outing Rental Center
Summer is finally here! You may have an exam or two left to go, but the end is definitely in sight! so close you can almost taste it! What’s better than celebrating your new found freedom of the summer with a hike in the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains? Come out with VCU Recsports and the OAP and enjoy the lush forests, cascading waterfalls, and a little time away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
The trip is on June 1st, so sign up soon! Bring a lunch with you, price includes only transportation and equipment.
Price: Student: $10; Faculty/Staff: $12; +1: $15
Three classes are being offered to you, and all you have to do is choose the one you want to go to, show up and learn some important skills that could potentially make you a lifesaver! The Basic Life Support, or BLS, for Healthcare Providers Classroom course is designed just for that. You will learn the signs of several different life-threatening emergencies and be able to provide CPR, use an AED, and save choking victims just in time. All classes will be held in the Cary Street Gym Wet Classroom. Classes available:
Wednesday, May 8th, 2013: Noon-5:30 PM
Saturday, May 11th, 2013: Noon-5:30 PM
Tuesday, May 14th, 2013: 8:00 AM-Noon
Cost: $60 for students, $70 for Rec Sports members, VCU Faculty and Staff, Free for Recreational Sports Staff.
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