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Important Information

Regarding Registration…

  • Early registration is advised since classes fill up quickly. All registration is processed on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Confirmations cannot be given over the phone. If the minimum enrollment for a class is not met, you will receive a refund in the mail.
  • No refunds will be given after the first class of each session.

Regarding Pool Closings…

  • The pool will be closed when a lifeguard is unavailable or if there is adverse weather. All cancellations will be announced via SNN. In order to register for SNN please follow this link and register for Athletic/Pool News.
  • If the pool is closed due to adverse weather, there will be no make-ups for the classes missed.
  • The pool will be closed on holidays and school vacations.

Regarding Other Issues…

  • For further information, contact Marc Vachon, Aquatics Director, at mvachon@mohonasen.org or (518) 356-8240. Please note the best way to get a hold of Mr. Vachon is by
    e-mail, not voicemail.

R = Resident
NR = Non-resident

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Mohonasen Marlins Swim Club

This competitive club is open to students in grades K-12 from any school district. Swimmers are given instruction in: all four competitive strokes (Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Freestyle), on racing dives, turns and rules of competitive swimming. Swimmers will compete in 5-8 dual meets with other local swim clubs in which participants will receive awards.

Minimum skills required to participate in swim club are:

  1. Be able to swim 25 yards freestyle
  2. Be able to swim 25 yards backstroke
  3. Be deep water safe.

For detailed practice schedules and parent informational meeting dates, visit the Mohonasen Marlins Swim Club Home Page at marlins.swim-team.us

If you have any questions regarding the Marlins Swim Club please contact the Club President Ellen Romeo at mohonmarlins@gmail.com

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AQUA FITNESS CLASSES

“Aqua Fitness” is a term used to describe exercise done in a vertical position that uses the waters resistance and buoyancy to strengthen and condition the body.

Water Aerobics

Utilize the natural resistance provided by the water to challenge and exercise all major muscles groups in one class and get a great aerobic workout at the same time. A great class for adults or teens looking to maintain their fitness program. Add Fridays and come workout 3-days a week for an additional $6.00 per class.

Monday & Wednesday
  • Session A: 9/6-10/11 (No Classes Week of 10/2)
    Length 8 Classes
    Fee: R $40 NR $60 S: $30
  • Session B: 10/16-11/15
    Length: 10 Classes
    Fee: R $50 NR $ 70 Seniors $40
  • Session C: 11/27-12/20
    Length 8 Classes
    Fee: R $40 NR $60 S: $30
  • Session D: 1/8-2/12
    Length: 10 Classes
    Fee: R $50 NR $ 70 Seniors $40

Deep Water Workout

This class is a high-powered deep-water workout, suitable for all ages. Designed to challenge both the cardiovascular and muscular systems.  The workouts include lap swimming, water walking, jogging and invigorating non-impact deep-water exercises. Basic swimming skills are needed. Swim goggles are recommended. All pool equipment is provided. Class is in the deep end of the pool.

Monday & Wednesday
  • Session A: 9/6-10/11, (No Classes Week of 10/2)
    Length 8 Classes
    Fee: R $40 NR $60 S: $30
  • Session B: 10/16-11/15
    Length: 10 Classes
    Fee: R $50 NR $ 70 Seniors $40
  • Session C: 11/27-12/20
    Length 8 Classes
    Fee: R $40 NR $60 S: $30
  • Session D: 1/8-2/12
    Length: 10 Classes
    Fee: R $50 NR $ 70 S $40

Family Swim

This recreational program gives everyone in the family an opportunity to swim together. An adult must accompany any child under the age of 12. Swimmers will be issued an annual pass which must be presented upon entry to the pool area. The pass will be valid for 1-year from the date of purchase.

  • Fridays: 7:30-9:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 12:35-1:20 p.m.
    (Saturday swim only available when lessons are in session.)

Family Swim/Lap Swim/Early Bird Swim

Open swimming Card (Card Valid for 1-year from the date of purchase.)

Type of Card, Resident, Non-Resident

Students (9-12), $60.00, $90.00

Ind. Adult,  $125.00, $180.00

Ind. Senior, $80.00, $130.00

Household, $175.00, $250.00

Single swim, $4.00, $6.00

Senior Single swim, $2.00, $4.00

(Please bring exact change. The pool staff will not have change available.)

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FITNESS & RECREATIONAL SWIMS

Lap Swim/Early Bird Swim

Swimming laps is a good way to get in shape and/or maintain physical fitness. To participate, swimmers must be able to complete one full lap in the pool.  Swimmers will be issued an annual pass which must be presented upon entry to the pool area. The pass will be valid for 1-year from the date of purchase.

  • Mondays AM: Closed
  • Tuesday thru Friday: 6:00-7:15 a.m.
  • Mondays and Wednesdays: 7:30-9:15 p.m.
  • Fridays: 7:30-9:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 12:35-1:20 p.m. (Saturday swim only available when lessons are in session.)

Swim Lessons

Mohonasen Swim Lessons are offered to all members of the community. Feel free to sign up by mailing the Registration form and payment from Page 8 to the Aquatics Director. You will receive a receipt in the mail. Please mark your calendar that you have signed up for swim lessons; aside from a receipt you will receive no other confirmation.

Below on the class descriptions. Fall 2018 class dates will be announced by mid-August.

POOL CLOSED: All Saturdays in February

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Preschool Aquatic Program

The class is designed for children from 9 Months-4 years old who have little to no experience in the pool. An instructor leads along each session while parents use several holding positions to lend support and reassurance as children explore the water and practice skills such as water adjustment, bubble blowing, entry and exit. Class emphasis is on fun and safety. Parents must accompany their child in the water.

Adaptive Aquatics

This class utilizes volunteers to work with students with special needs to master basic aquatic skills while having fun with peers.

Level 1: Polliwog:

Students in Level 1 are oriented to the aquatic environment.  With the instructors support students are taught the following elementary aquatic skills: floating, basic swimming on front/back, submerging under water for the first time.

Level 2: Tadpole

Students learn the fundamental skills without instructor support. This marks the beginning of true locomotion skills. Students are able to move around independently in shallow water. Alternating arms and legs on their back and front to lay the foundation for future strokes.

Level 3: Minnow

The objective of level 3 is to build on the skills in level 2 by providing guided practice in coordinating front and back crawl. Students should feel comfortable in the deep water. Introduction to treading water and kneeling dives are in the deep water. To move to level 4, students must swim 25 yards front and back crawl, plus additional skills.

Level 4: Sunfish

Students increase their endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary back and back crawl) for greater distances. The breaststroke and sidestroke are introduced along with the basics of turning at the pool wall.

Level 5: Flying Fish

The objective of Level 5 is the coordination and refinement of all the strokes: front and back crawl, butterfly, elementary backstroke, breaststroke and sidestroke. Flip turns on front and back are introduced.

Level 6: Warrior

Refines the strokes so students swim them with ease, efficiency and power over greater distances. Level 6 is designed with “menu” options. Each of these options focus on preparing students to participate in more advanced courses, such as Water Safety Instructor and Lifeguard Training. These include: Personal Water Safety, Lifeguard Readiness, Fundamentals of Diving and Fitness Swimmer.

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