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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 over 20 years.
•Toddler, Youth & Adult Lessons
•Small Class Sizes
•Experienced American Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructors
•Up To 6 Levels Every 1/2 Hour
•Private and semi-private swim lessons are available

Included with each swim lesson session purchase is a Complimentary Family Open Swim Pass for our Saturday, 1:30-3pm Open Swim.
Show your swim lesson receipt to the pool attendant and enjoy a complimentary family swim.
A maximum of 4 family members may attend per pass. The pass expires on the end date of your family members swim lesson session.
One pass per family.

Call 218-726-7128 to sign up.

Private Lessons (one child only) $20 per ½ hr. lesson
Semi-Private Lessons (two children) $25 per ½ hr. lesson
Private Lessons are sold by purchasing a (4) 1/2 hour lesson punch card. All scheduling of Private Swim Lessons is negotiated
between the Water Safety Instructor and the guardian of the student to ensure you get the best times to fit your busy schedule.

For More information about our Private Swim Lesson program and to check availability, please contact Student WSI Supervisors:
Michelle Whitt: or Emily Madigan: Office Phone: 218-726-6516

Free parking after 5pm in the pay lot on the corner of St. Marie Street and University Drive!

Swim Lesson Descriptions
Swim Lesson Schedule Fall 2015

Open/Lap Swim

Fall 2015 Pool Schedule

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

Lap Swim

Fall 2015 Pool Schedule

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.

A Membership allows you
access to the pool. If you do not have
a Membership, you must purchase a
“punch card” to use the pool during Lap
Swim and Public Swim.
Adult $40
Youth, Senior & Special Needs $30
Adult $4
Youth, Senior & Special Needs $3
Swimming Punch Cards are available for
purchase during normal business hours in the
Main Office (153 SpHC).

Open Water Scuba Course
The Open Water Scuba class covers
the basics of scuba diving with
classroom and pool instruction. When
finished with the four class sessions,
you can get “Open Water Certified” by
completing four open water dives in
late Spring or Summer.
SESSION 1: OCT 11, 18, 25, NOV 1
SESSION 2: NOV 8, 15, 22, 29
COST: $150 includes four 3-hour pool
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.








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