* The Club is open for a School Age Summer Fun program now through August 28th. Only children registered for the program (and staff) will be allowed to enter the Club. Adult programs for fitness and aquatics members remain suspended until the fall. Please see updates and ongoing response plans to COVID-19, including the Daily Health Attestation form, under the Information Tab; UPDATED 7/23/2020 *

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Aquatics

ADULT/OPEN FAMILY SWIM

The Ludlow Community Center/Randall Boys & Girls Club offers the use of our pool without a membership. Come enjoy the beautiful six lane, twenty-five yard swimming pool with warm but refreshing water, in a well supervised, safe and friendly atmosphere. The costs are as follows: $5 for ages 18 and over; $3 for under 18. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult in the pool area. Children in diapers must wear swim diapers, plastic pants, and a bathing suit. For more information about Open Swim times or other programs, please call the Ludlow Community Center at 413-583-2072.

Please contact our Aquatic Director for more information on classes:
Vivian Wells
(413) 583-2072
vwells@ludlowbgc.org


Spring 2020 Stroke & Turn Clinic

Program Dates & Times: March 23, 2020 - April 16, 2020, Monday-Thursday from 5:00 - 6:30 pm

Registration: February 24 - March 15, 2020

The Stroke & Turn Clinic is to help develop and refine the different strokes of swimming. Our coaches and volunteers will break down each of the strokes: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. We will also be spending time on starts and turns. 
This clinic is not a swim lesson. It is for children already participating on a team, can swim the required strokes and want to improve their competitive skills.

FEES:
Members: $80
Residents: $85
Non-Residents: $90

REGISTER ONLINE!


Spring Swim Lessons

Spring Swim Lessons

Registration: January 29- February 12, 2020

Saturday Lessons Dates

February 15- April 4, 2020

Youth Level 1: 8:30AM-9:10AM        Preschool 3: 8:40AM-9:10AM

Youth Level 2: 9:10AM-9:50AM           Preschool 2: 9:20AM- 09:50AM

Youth Level 3/4: 9:50AM-10:30AM         Preschool 1: 10:00AM-11:10AM

Youth Level 5/6: 10:30AM-11:10AM       Parent & Child: 10:40AM-11:10AM

COST: Members: $60.00/ Ludlow Residents: $70.00/ Non-Residents: $80.00


Lil Sea Lions

Pre-Competitive Swim Team-Requirements: Learn to swim Level 4 swimmer or higher; swimmer must be able to swim one length of the pool with fundamental rotary breathing. THIS IS NOT A SWIM LESSON.

The Lil Sea Lions Swim Team is a beginner swim team. Our coaches focus on skill development, building stamina and teaching the basic sportsmanship of competitive swimming.

Registration: December 2nd, 2019

Season: January 6, 2020- March 18, 2020

Ages: 5 years and up

Practices: Mondays & Wednesdays 4:30pm-5:15pm

Meets: Every Month

Cost:

Members $80

Residents: $90

Non-Residents: $100

 

REGISTER ONLINE!


Swim Lessons Level Descriptions

Preschool 1: ages 3-4
No water experience. Beginner level for ages 3-4. Child will become familiar with the water without the parent. Skills include introduction to front kicks, blowing bubbles, breath control, underwater exploration, front/back glide, coordinated arm strokes, kicks and arm strokes on back, short breaths of air, introduction to lifejackets, and pool rules. (Child must be able to swim on ones front and take at least three breaths of air while traveling a distance of 10 feet from the wall before moving to Preschool 2).


Preschool 2: ages 4-5
Advanced preschool class for ages 4-5. (Child must have the correct kick with legs extended behind them, attempted coordinated arm stroke and take at least three breaths of air while traveling a distance of 10 feet from the wall to be in this class). Skills include front/back kicks, under water exploration, front/back glide, coordinated arm strokes and kicks on front/back, rotary breathing, and elementary backstroke. (Child must be able to swim five yards with coordinated arm stroke and rotary breathing and five yards on back to be considered for the next level).


Preschool 3: ages 4-5 (must complete Preschool 1 & 2 first)
Focuses on coordinating arm and leg movements and improving upon skills learned in Levels 1 and 2.

Level 1, 2 (Introduction to Swimming and Fundamental Aquatic Skills)
Ages 6-up. No water experience necessary. Learn basics of swimming including entering/exiting the water, holding your breath underwater, supported and unsupported front/back float, flutter kicking, alternating arm strokes front/ back, submerging in chest deep water, coordinated arm stroke front/back, and explore deep water. (Exit Skills: 1-Step into chest deep water, move into a front float, return to standing position, then move to a back float position for five seconds and return to standing position. 2-Push off and swim using a combination of arm/leg actions for 15 feet on the front; push off and swim using a combination of arm and leg actions for 15 feet on the back.)


Level 3 (Stroke Development)
Must pass Level 2. Skills include jumping in deep water, head-first entries, retrieving an object from the bottom, rotary breathing, front/back glide for distance, treading water for 30 seconds, changing body position in deep water, front/back crawl, elementary backstroke, and butterfly kick. (Exit Skills: 1-Jump into chest-deep water, swim front crawl for 15 yards with face in and rotary breathing, maintain position by treading water or floating for 30 seconds and swim back crawl for 15 yards.)


Level 4, 5 (Building Stroke Development and Stroke Refinement)
Must pass Level 3. Skills include diving from side, long shallow dive and glide, swimming underwater, floating for time, open turns and flip turns from wall, treading water for time, front/back crawl, breaststroke, butterfly, elementary backstroke, surface dives, survival swimming for time, and swim all strokes for distance. (Exit Skills: 1-Perform a shallow dive into deep water, swim front crawl for 50 yards, maintain position on back for two minutes and swim elementary backstroke for 25 yards. 2-Swim breaststroke for 25 yards, tread water for two minutes and swim back crawl for 50 yards.)

Level 6 (Swimming Skill & Proficiency)


Splash TIme

Ages:  6 months to 3 years  with parent/guardian in the water

Registration Dates: February 3rd-17th, 2020

Requirements:

  • Must wear a swim diaper and plastic pants if not yet potty-trained.
  • Parent or other caregiver must accompany each child into the water and participate in each class.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn to ask for permission before entering the water.
  • Learn how to enter and exit the water in a safe manner.
  • Feel comfortable in the water.
  • Explore submerging to the mouth, nose and eyes completely.
  • Explore buoyancy on the front and back position.
  • Change body position in the water with support.
  • Learn basic water safety rules and how to avoid water hazards around the home.
  • Learn the importance of wearing a life jacket and experience wearing one.
  • Learn and become familiar with water safety through songs.

COME JOIN THE FUN!

Dates/Times:  Thursday Mornings (8 week session)

February 27th- April 16th, 2020

10:00—10:30am

Cost: 

Member: $60/ Resident :$70/ Non-Resident: $80

 

REGISTER ONLINE!

 


Private Swim Lessons

Consists of a 1/2 hour one-on-one lesson with an experienced instructor and is taught according to American Red Cross Standards. Lessons must be booked at least one week in advance and booked in person at the front desk. Payment is due in full at the time of registration.

Lesson Days/times: Please call for availability, see below

Cost per lesson:

Members $25

Residents $30

Non-Residents $40

 


Lifeguarding Review Course

Did you know that U.S. lifeguards rescue more than an estimated 100,000 persons from drowning annually? The Ludlow Community Center/Randall Boys & Girls Club will be offering  an American Red Cross Lifeguarding Review Course; this class is for people wanting to recertify as a lifeguard. In order to complete the course you must attend all classes and pass all tests and skill sets.

Review Course participants must have a current Lifeguarding Certification

Registration Dates: January 29- February 15, 2020

Dates/Times: 

Review Course: February 20-21, 2020

Waterfront Module: February 22, 2020

Thursday 2/20 8:00am-2:00pm

Friday 2/21 8:00am-2:00pm

Saturday 2/22 11:00am-4:00pm Waterfront/retest         

Costs:

Members $125 / Residents $150 / Non-Residents $175


ARC Lifeguarding Course

Did you know that U.S. lifeguards rescue more than an estimated 100,000 persons from drowning annually? The Ludlow Community Center/Randall Boys & Girls Club will be offering an American Red Cross Lifeguarding Course; this class is for people wanting to become a lifeguard. In order to complete the full course you must attend all classes and pass all tests and skill sets.

Course participants must be able to swim 300 yds. (for Waterfront Certification: 500yds.) non-stop (front crawl & breaststroke only), tread water for 2 minutes without using hands, timed swim from shallow to deep, retrieve the diving brick from the bottom and return swimming on back, exit the water without using the ladder.

Pre-course Test ($20 will be applied to your course fee) may be taken before registering  on the following dates: Saturdays: 2/8 and 2/15. Please call or email Aquatic Director to schedule a pre-course test appointment time. Pre-course test may also be taken during first course meeting, failure to pass the pre-course test will result in forfeiture of full course fee.  

Registration Dates: January 29- February 15, 2020

Dates and Times: Monday-Friday 2/17-2/21 8:00am-2:00pm

Saturday 2/22 11:00am-4:00pm Watefront Module/retest
    
Cost: Members $275/ Non-Members $300/ Non-Residents $325

Ages: Must be 15 years or older to participate


CPR & First Aid Classes

Red Cross First Aid, CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and AED (automated external defibrillator) training and certification meets the needs of workplace responders, professional rescuers school staffs, professional responders, and healthcare providers, as well as the general public.

Fee: TBA
Date: TBA
Time: TBA


Pooligans

Program Dates and Times: Fridays 4:00p-5:00p starting September 20, 2019-November 8, 2019. (8 sessions)

Registration Dates: August 29, 2019-September 13, 2019

Pooligans is a new and exciting program developed for intermediate swimmers ages 9-14, with a focus on having fun in the water. Participants will learn pool games and skills like, Waterpolo, Water Quidditch, crazy relay races, Aqua Zumba, Volleyball and synchronized swimming to name a few. Skills taught such as sculling, changing direction in the water, treading water, dribbling, passing and shooting a ball in water, aquatic fitness, following rules, and teamwork

FEES:

Member $60.00

Resident $70.00

Non Resident $80.00


Floating Pumpkin Patch

The Ludlow Community Center/Randall Boys & Girls Club presents our First Annual Floating Pumpkin Patch! Have fun swimming, picking out and decorating your favorite pumpkin!

Children ages 14 and under

Registration Dates: October 4, 2019-October 24, 2019

Cost:

Free for Club Family Members

Ludlow Residents- $5

Non- Residents- $10

Preregistration required. Spots are limited.

Program Date: October 26, 2019 12p-3pm

12:00p: Ages 1-6 years only (Parent/guardian is required to be in the water with child)

12:30p, 1:00p, 1:30p, 2:00p, 2:30p:

     Sign up for scheduled entry


Swim With Santa

Registration: December 2nd-18th, 2019

First Annual  Swim with Santa! Enjoy a special family swim with Santa, followed by hot cocoa, marshmallows and candy canes!

Program Date: December 21st, 2019

Time: 12:00pm-1:30p & 1:30p-3:00pm

Cost:

Member: FREE

Ludlow Resident: $10.00

Non-Resident: $12.00

*Children 6 years old and under require a parent/guardian in the water.

 


Junior Lifeguard

Participants must be 12-14 years old, be able to swim 100 yards continuously (50 yards Freestyle with rotary breathing, 50 yards Breaststroke), and retrieve 10lb brick from 7ft deep and swim on back for 10 yards. Course content includes preventing aquatic emergencies, supervising others around water, developing swimming skills, responding to emergencies, providing care, making decisions, becoming a leader, being part of a team, serving the customer, getting a job, gaining lifeguard experience, and providing community service. Upon completion, participants will be able to meet the prerequisites for American Red Cross Lifeguard Training.

Dates: TBA
Time: TBA
Fee: TBA


Kayak Club

Program Dates & Times: September 12-27, 2018, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Registration: August 13 - September 7, 2018

Kayak Club is a one-of-a-kind clinic designed to teach swimmers the basics of lake kayaking. Swimmers will learn basic paddling skills, rescues, and other maneuvering techniques. This class will give swimmers the necessary skills to kayak in a lake or other bodies of  water.

The entire 6 lane pool will be utilized. Kayak Club will take place two times a week for three weeks, totaling six classes all together.

No prior kayaking experience will be needed. Swimmers must be between the ages of 8 and 15 to participate and  be comfortable swimming proficiently in the deep end of the pool. 

FEE:
Members: $50
Residents: $60
Non-Residents: $70

*Space is limited to 10 participants. At least 5 participants must register to hold the program.