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Karate, Traditional Okinawan
If you are interested in improving yourself, learning self-defense and getting in shape, this is the class for you.  Space is limited.  It is required that all new students visit a class before registering.  
Visit www.grossepointekarateclub.org for more information.
After you have passed the green belt test, you have the option to move up to the advanced class that meets additionally on Saturdays.

6 week sessions are offered year round
Classes taught by Michael Schaefer, 9th Degree Black Belt

2024
Session l:      January 9 - February 15
Session ll:     February 20 - March 28
Session lll:    April 2 - May 9
Session lV:   May 14 - June 20
Session V:    June 25 - August 1
Session Vl:   August 6 - September 12
Session Vll:  September 17 - October 24
Session Vlll:  October 29 - December 5


Time:          Tues:  6:30 - 7:45 pm,Thur: 6:30 - 7:45 pm, Saturday: 9 - 11
Location:    Neighborhood Club


Lifeguard Certification Courses
Must be at least 15 years of age by the last day of class and successfully complete the two prerequisite swimming skills evaluations on the first day of class.  The primary purpose of the courses in the American Red Cross Lifeguarding program is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) professionals take over.
Participants who successfully complete the Lifeguarding course will be issued a Lifeguarding with CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and First Aid certification that is valid for 2 years. The online component (approximately 6 hours) will be emailed to participants one week prior to the start of class and must be completed and passed the first in-person day of the course.

Prerequisite 1:
Complete a swim-tread-swim sequence without stopping to rest:
▪ Jump into the water and totally submerge, resurface then swim
150 yards using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination
of both. (Swimming on the back or side is not permitted. Swim
goggles are allowed)
▪ Maintain position at the surface of the water for 2 minutes by
treading water using only the legs
▪ Swim 50 yards using the front crawl, breaststroke or a
combination of both

Prerequisite 2:
Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds:
▪ Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. (The face may be in or out
of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed).
▪ Surface dive (feet-first or head-first) to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to
retrieve a 10-pound object.
▪ Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return
to the starting point, holding the object at the surface with both
hands and keeping the face out at or near the surface.
▪ Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

This course is currently being enhanced by the
American Red Cross at www.neighborhoodclub.org.

Fee: $260 (Includes non-refundable course fee, fanny pack,
Lifeguard e-manual, Pocket CPR mask and certification fee) If
a participant cancels 7 days prior to the start of the class, only a
$15 processing fee will be deducted. If a participant cancels less
than 7 days prior, only the $46 certification fee will be refunded.


Class dates:   Thursday, August 8, 6 - 8pm
                       Friday, August 9, 4 - 8:30pm
                       Saturday, August 10, 9am - 5pm
                       Tuesday, August 13, 4 - 8:30 pm
                       Thursday, August 15, 4 - 8L30 pm
Registration opens:  Monday, June 24, 2024  
Registration deadline:  Thursday, August 1, 2024
Location:       NCWRC - Aquatics
Cost:             $260/person

For questions please email:  justin@neighborhoodclub.org

Please Note:  If you send an email to be placed on the wait  list, include the following information:
Participant's name, grade/age, activity, parent's contact cell number/email.

Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Course
STUDENTS MUST ATTEND ALL SCHEDULED DAYS AND TIMES OF IN-PERSON COURSE AND COMPLETE THE ONLINE COURSE.  Online content will be emailed to candidates one week prior to the first day of class.

The Water Safety Instructor (WSI) course will train instructor candidates to teach courses in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program including Parent and Child Aquatics, Preschool Aquatics, Learn-to-Swim, Adult Swim, Private Lessons, Water Safety Courses and Water Safety Presentations.
This class develops candidate understanding of how to use the course materials, how to conduct training sessions and how to evaluate participants progress.

Instructor candidates must be at least 16 years of age by the last day of class.
Demonstrate the ability to perform the following swimming skills (on the first day of class):
-  Swim the following strokes consistent with Level 4:
-  Front Crawl, Back Crawl, Breaststroke, Elementary Backstroke, Sidestroke: 25 yards
-  Butterfly: 15 yards
-  Back float for 1 minute (floating or sculling)
-  Tread water for 1 minute

Upon successful completion of the WSI class, participants will receive an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification (WSI) valid for 2 years.

Students must attend all scheduled days and times of the in-person course and complete the online course.  Online content will be emailed to candidates one week prior to the first day of class.  Check www.neighborhoodclub.org for class dates and availability.

Instructor:  Diana Brakel
***CLASS DATES:  November 5, November 11 & 12, 9am - 5pm
LOCATION:  Neighborhood Club Board Room, 2nd floor/Aquatic Center, 1st floor
COST:  $245/person

Minimum participants 4, Maximum participants 6

For questions please email:  justin@neighborhoodclub.org

Cancellation Policy:
Refunds will be made if the registrant cancels 7 days prior to the start of the course, with a processing fee of $15 deducted.
If a cancellation is made within 7 days prior to the start date, only the $40 certification fee will be refunded.