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The RSOP Aquatics program is very popular with people of all ages. We pride ourselves on a high quality pool environment and an outstanding instructional program. Come to work out, learn, and enjoy the experience. The mission of the RSOP Aquatics program is to help each person learn to be safe when they are in, on, or around the water! Our swim lesson program covers skills and knowledge in a logical progression for each level of aquatic skill development. As participants develop these skills, they will become safer, stronger swimmers.

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About Make a Splash

Make a Splash is the national child-focused water safety initiative of the USA Swimming Foundation, which aims to provide the opportunity for every child in America to learn to swim. Make a Splash partners with learn-to-swim providers and water safety advocates across the country to provide swimming lessons and educate children and their families on the importance of learning how to swim. The USA Swimming Foundation has invested millions of dollars to provide grants to qualified Local Partner learn-to-swim programs, to spread national awareness, and to bring together strategic partners to end drowning.  To date, nearly 2 million children have received the lifesaving gift of swim lessons through our Make a Splash Local Partner network, comprised of more than 600 qualified lesson providers across the nation. To learn more, visit


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UMD RSOP Aquatics Swim Lesson School
Proudly serving generations of Northland families with the highest quality swim lesson instruction for 18 years.
•Toddler, Youth & Adult Lessons
•Small Class Sizes
•Experienced Certified Water Safety Instructors •Up To Six Class Levels Every ½ Hour

Call 218-726-7128 to sign up.

Private Lessons
Private lesson are available by appointment. $17 per ½ hour private lesson and $22 per 1/2 hour semi-private lesson. For more information or to set up a private lesson, contact Aly Schultz, Senior Water Safety Instructor

Swim Lesson Descriptions
Swim Lesson Schedule Summer 2014

Open Swim

May Term 2014 Pool Schedule (May 26-June 8)
Summer 2014 Pool Schedule (June 9-August 17)

Everybody is welcome!! Bring the whole family for an excellent time to play!

Flotation aids/ pool toys are allowed in shallow end of pool with parent in water.
Participants must be at least 6 years old, over 4 feet tall, or accompanied by an adult at all times.
A swim test is required for all youth wanting to swim in the deep end of pool.

Swim Pass Prices are:

Youth 10 Swim Punch Card $20.00
Adult 10 Swim Punch Card $30.00
Senior (55 years and up) 10 Swim Punch Card $20.00
PLEASE NOTE: Passes are available for purchase at the Day Office. Passes are not available for purchase at the pool office for any of the Open /Lap swims.
A Hydraulic chair lift system and an Easy Ladder are available.

Lap Swim

May Term 2014 Pool Schedule (May 26-June 8)
Summer 2014 Pool Schedule (June 9-August 17)

This is an excellent way to get your swim workout in for the day! There are 6 lap lanes that are provided with orange cones designated speed level for each lane:
Lane 1 - Easy
Lane 2 - Medium
Lane 3 - Fast
Lane 4 - Very Fast
Lane 5 - Medium
Lane 6 - Easy

Lap Swimming Etiquette

All lanes circle counter clockwise.
The black center-line on the bottom of the pool is always on your left.
All lanes are marked with orange cones, which indicate lane speed.
Please make sure you seed yourself in the appropriate lane for your ability level.
Be aware of your speed. If you are being passed regularly, move to a slower lane.
If you are passing others regularly, move to a faster lane.
Try to avoid swimming side by side.

Lap/Open Swim

Half of the pool is set up to accomodate lap swimmers and the other half is for Open Swim.

North Shore Swim & Core Conditioning Class

Mon, Wed, Fri Jan 21 - May 1
Swim Workout 6:30–8 am
Dryland 8–8:30 am
Cost: $145
US Masters Program available for an additional $44.

Lifeguard Training Course
The purpose of this course is to teach
lifeguard canidates the skills necessary to help prevent and respond to
aquatic emergencies including land and water rescue skills plus first aid and CPR
Participants must first pass a pre-test of 300 yard swim and tread water without arms for 2 minutes.
cost: $240/ pocket mask included with course fee
Session 1:
friday, april 4, 6–9pm
saturday, april 5, 9–5pm
sunday, april 6, 9–5pm
saturday, april 12, 9–5pm
sunday, april 13, 9–5pm
Session 2:
friday, may 23, 6–9pm
saturday, may 24, 9–5pm
sunday, May 25, 9–5pm
saturday, may 31, 9–5pm
sunday, june 1. 9–5pm

Lifeguard Re-fresher Course
The purpose of this course is to review,
check-off and re-certify current card holding lifeguards on all the required lifeguard skills necessary
to help prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies including land and water rescue skills plus first aid and CPR/AED/PR.
*must show proof of certification when registering
Sunday, April 13
10am – 7pm
cost: $110

Open Water Scuba Course
The Open Water Scuba class covers the basics of scuba diving with classroom and pool instruction.
When finished with the 4 class sessions, you can get “Open Water Certified” by completing 4 open water dives in late Spring or Summer.

Spring Sessions (Sundays, 3-6pm)
Session 1: Jan 26, Feb 2, 9, 16
Session 2: March 9, 23, 30 and April 13

Summer Sessions
Session 1: May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26 May 22, 4pm
Session 2: July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug 1 July 3, 4pm

Meet: UMD Pool
COST: $100 includes (4) three hour pool training sessions, text material and equipment use.
If you choose to attain the Open Water Training Certification, there is an extra $150 fee.
This fee includes:
-4 Open Water Check-Out Dives
-All your equipment and air
-Certification Administrative fees.

These courses are taught by Elmer Engman. Elmer is an instructor for the Professional Association of Diving Instructors,
Scuba Educators Intl., and the Public Safety Diving Association. He is also an instructor trainer in first aid and CPR.

2014 Winter Dive Trip Schedule
Trip 1: Grand Cayman
February 22 - March 1st

Trip 2: Spring Break, Island of Cozumel, Mexico
March 15th - 22nd

Trip 3: Island of St Lucia
April 5th - 12th

For more information on any of these trips contact Elmer at:







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