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SWIM PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN

Red Cross Mommy and Me (Ages 6 months - 2 years)

June 11 - August 13, 2016 (no class July 2) / 9 sessions / Saturdays / 9-10am
Course #NCSWM-CS017-01 / $125 for adult and baby

Join us for a fun and interactive water experience for both baby and adult. This class has the primary goal of enabling babies to become familiar with water and wet faces.

Red Cross Pre-School Swim Program (Ages 3 - 5)
Three Sessions to choose from!

June 11 - August 13, 2016 (no class July 2)
9 sessions / Saturdays /9-10am
Course #NCSWM-CS007-01 / $125

or

June 13 - August 15, 2016 (no class July 4)
9 sessions / Mondays / 7-8pm
Course #NCSWM-CS007-02 / $125

or

June 15 - August 10, 2016 / 9 sessions
Wednesdays /7-8pm
Course #NCSWM-CS007-03 / $125

This series of courses teaches preschoolers the swimming skills that could save their lives while then improving those skills to build them into competent swimmers. Each class meets for 45 minutes per week. Enrollment is limited. Preschoolers in this program learn to swim with their faces submerged. Parents are advised to observe the program prior to enrolling to make sure it is appropriate for their children. There are no refunds after class begins.

Red Cross Kids Swim Program (Ages 5 - 12)

June 11 - August 13, 2016 (no class July 2) / 9 sessions / Saturdays /*see note below
Course #NCSWM-CS008-01 / $120

*Classes meet for 50 minutes on nine Saturdays between 8am and noon. The instructor assigns class times based on skill level screening so we are not able to accommodate time slot requests.

Special Note:

Mandatory Screening for NEW Students: June 4, 2016 / Saturday / 10am-noon and
June 7, 2016 / Tuesday / 7-9pm

Open Enrollment for current students is May 24, 2016. Current students have priority for registration.

Your child MUST be registered prior to screening.

Saturday morning swim instruction for children ages 5 - 12 is offered throughout the year. Enrollment is limited. Registered students must attend an in-water screening session for assignment to the appropriate class level in the American Red Cross Progressive Swimming Sequence. Registration must be completed prior to the screening session. The screening session for our Spring Program is Saturdays, February 20, 10am-12pm. Parents will be notified of class assignments prior to the first class.

PLEASE REVIEW OUR POOL RULES.


SWIM PROGRAMS FOR TEENS

Red Cross Teen Swim Program (Ages 13-16) - all ability levels welcome!

Two Sessions to choose from!

June 15 - August 10, 2016 / 9 sessions / Wednesdays /8-9pm
Course #NCSWM-CS018-01 / $120

or

June 11 - August 13, 2016 (no class July 2) / 9 sessions / Saturdays / noon-1pm
Course #NCSWM-CS018-02 / $120

Lifeguard Training Update/Renewal (Ages 15+)

May 14 - 15, 2016 / 2 sessions / Saturday & Sunday /*see note below
Course #NCSWM-CS010-01 / $215
*Saturday: 9am-5pm / Sunday: Noon - 9pm

Is your certification about to expire or do you need the Lifeguard Today update? Then join us for this refresher course and be ready to work this summer! This course will include a CPR challenge. Student must attend both Saturday and Sunday sessions.

Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (Ages 16+)

June 5 - 12, 2016 / 2 sessions / Sunday /*see note below
Course #NCSWM-CS019-01 / $230
*In pool: 9am-noon / One hour lunch break / In classroom: 1-4pm

Do you love swimming? Would you like to earn money as an aquatics professional? If so, this 30 hour course will provide you with the skills you need to become an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. As an added bonus, learn organizational and presentation skills that will help you instruct children and adults in swimming and diving safety techniques.

Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Recertification (Ages 16+)

June 5 - 12, 2016 / 2 sessions / Sunday / 8am-noon
Course #NCSWM-CS020-01 / $140


Boaters Licensing Prep / Safe Boating and Personal Watercraft Course (Ages 13+)

Accredited course of the New Jersey State Police!

May 24 - 26 , 2016 / 2 sessions / Tuesday & Thursday / Course #NCREC-CS018-01 / $93

Learn about personal boating safety while meeting the State of New Jersey's requirement to lawfully operate a watercraft. All necessary paperwork filing is completed for each participant after successful passing of the licensing test that is administered at the conclusion of the class.

View our FLYER!

TO REGISTER: (609) 570-3311 or click HERE.


SWIM PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS
Due to space constraints, the Senior Citizen Discount does not apply to these courses. Keeping this in mind and because we want to see you, we have priced accordingly.

Adult Beginner Swim

May 14 - August 6, 2016 (no class May 28, 30; July 2, 4, 23) / 10 sessions / Saturdays / noon-1pm
Course #NCSWM-CS005-01 / $115 OR
May 16 - August 1, 2016 (no class May 28, 30; July 2, 4, 23) / 10 sessions / Mondays
8:05-9:05pm / Course #NCSWM-CS005-02 / $115 OR

May 31 - August 2, 2016 (no class July 2, 4, 23) / 10 sessions / Tuesdays / 7-8pm
Course #NCSWM-CS005-03 / $115

For adult non-swimmers, this course teaches students how to do the fundamental swim strokes of the crawl, back crawl and elementary back stoke while focusing on proper breathing technique. Elementary diving and treading water will be introduced.

Adult Intermediate Swim

May 20 - August 5, 2016 (no class May 27 and July 1) / 10 sessions / Fridays / 8:05-9:05pm
Course #NCSWM-CS015-01 / $115

This course is developed for the adult student who knows the basic swim strokes and wants to expand upon those by focusing on swimming techniques, turns and building endurance. Swimming drills will be performed to improve strokes and starts and dives will be taught from the various locations of pool, blocks and board.

Adult Advanced Swim

May 31 - August 2, 2016 / 10 sessions / Tuesdays / 8:05-9:05pm
Course #NCSWM-CS006-01 / $115 OR

June 1 - August 3, 2016 / 10 sessions / Wednesdays / 8:05-9:05pm
Course #NCSWM-CS006-02 / $115

For adults who can swim 5-10 yards on their front and back and who want to continue progressing, we will review and improve on swim strokes with practice and drills. Perfect your treading water and rhythmic breathing techniques while learning how to  enter deep water with elementary diving.

Aqua-Fit Workout - Mini session

May 9 - June 10, 2016 / 3 times per week / Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays / 8-8:50am
Course #NCSWM-CS012-01 / $78 OR
Same dates / 2 times per week / Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays
8-8:50am / Course #NCSWM-CS012-02 / $58

An invigorating head to toe water workout to music that includes aerobics, core work, weight training and more! There is no swimming during these classes and pool shoes are recommended. Choose and pay for the number of sessions you wish to attend each week.

Aqua-Power Workout - Mini session

May 9 - June 10, 2016 / 3 times per week / Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays / 9-9:50am
Course #NCSWM-CS013-01 / $78 OR
Same dates / 2 times per week / Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays
9-9:50am / Course #NCSWM-CS013-02 / $58

This is a challenging aerobic aquatic workout. Set to music, this class includes weight training and much more! Improve strength, balance, endurance and posture while placing very little stress on weight bearing joints.

E-Z Aqua Exercise - Mini-session

May 9 - June 10, 2016 / 3 times per week / Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays / 10-10:50am
Course #NCSWM-CS014-01 / $78 OR
Same dates / 2 times per week / Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays / 10-10:50am
Course #NCSWM-CS014-02 / $58

Begin your water fitness lifestyle with a moderate workout set to music in our heated pool. This class targets endurance, muscular strength, range of motion and balance. Choose and pay for the number of sessions you wish to attend each week.

H2O Fitness - Mini-session

Two series of dates to choose from!

May 9 - June 10, 2016 (no class May 27 and 30) / 3 times per week / Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays / 7:10-8pm / Course #NCSWM-CS016-01 / $78 OR
Same dates / 2 times per week / Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays / 7:10-8pm
Course #NCSWM-CS016-02 / $58

July 11 - August 12, 2016 / 3 times per week / Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays / 7:10-8pm
Course #NCSWM-CS016-03 / $78 OR
Same dates / 2 times per week / Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays / 7:10-8pm
Course #NCSWM-CS016-04 / $58

Come work out in the shallow as well as deeper water of our heated pool. The goal of this class is to build strength, flexibility, cardio endurance, balance and overall well being. Pool shoes are strongly recommended.  Choose and pay for the number of sessions you wish to attend each week.

 

Beginning Kayaking

Class meets at the Lake in Mercer County Park.

Kayaks and life jackets are provided.

Classes running once per month. $65

April 16, 2016 / Saturday / 12-2:30pm / Course# NCREC-CS011-02 (spring class)

All of the following are summer classes:

May 14, 2016 / Saturday / 12-2:30pm / Course# NCREC-CS-011-01

May 22, 2016 / Sunday / 10am -12:30pm / Course #NCREC-CS011-02

June 26, 2016 / Sunday / 10am-12:30pm / Course# NCREC-CS011-03

July 10, 2016 / Sunday / 10am-12:30pm / Course# NCREC-CS011-04

August 13, 2016 / Saturday / 10am-12:30pm / Course #NCREC-CS011-05

TO REGISTER: (609) 570-3311 or click HERE.


ALL NEW CLASS FOR BABYSITTERS!

Red Cross Babysitting Certification (Ages 11 - 15)

June 22 - 29, 2016 / 2 sessions / Wednesdays / 5-8pm / Course# NCHSC-CS009-01 / $69

This important course provides youth who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly care for children and infants. This training will help participants develop leadership skills, learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe while helping children behave and learn about basic child care and basic first aid.


SAFETY AND FIRST AID

Defensive Driving One day class (Ages 17+)
National Safety Council Defensive Driving course DDC-6

June 4, 2016 / 1 session / 9am-3:30pm (1/2 hour lunch break provided)
Course #NCPER-CS004-0 1/ $105

This comprehensive driver improvement program is designed to give drivers knowledge and techniques to observe safe, responsible and lawful driving behavior. This interactive course is recognized by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission for a two point reduction and insurance premium discount.

American Safety and Health Institute First Aid   (Ages 16+)

June 15, 2016 / 1 session / Wednesday / 6:30-10pm / Course #NCHSC-CS001-01 / $60

Learn how to recognize and provide care for various injuries, burns, wounds and sudden illnesses.

All participants will receive an American Heart Association card valid for two years.

Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers and Professional Rescuers  (Ages 16+)

Two sessions:

June 9, 2016 / 1 session / Thursday / 6:30-10:30pm / Course #NCHSC-CS002-01 / $85

July 16, 2016 / 1 session / Saturday / 9am-1:30pm / Course #NCHSC-CS002-02 / $85

Learn adult, child and infant CPR; rescue breathing and skills for conscious and unconscious choking victims while also receiving training on how to use barrier devices and AED. All participants will receive an American Heart Association card valid for two years.

Heartsaver CPR & AED (Automated External Defibrillation)   (Ages 16+)

Two sessions:

June 20, 2016 / 1 session / Monday / 6:30-9:30pm / Course #NCHSC-CS003-01 / $85

July 28, 2016 / 1 session /Thursday / 6:30-9:30pm / Course #NCHSC-CS003-02 / $85

All participants will receive an American Heart Association card valid for two years.

TO REGISTER: (609) 570-3311 or click HERE.


Umpire: Field Hockey (Ages 16+)

July 26 - August 1, 2016 / 4 sessions / *See below for dates and times / Course #NCREC-CS019-01 $74

*Tuesday and Thursday, 6-8:30pm; Saturday, 9:30am-noon; Monday, 6-8:30pm

Our course is instructed by one of the few Level II Certified Umpire Coaches in the United States. Whether you want to formally umpire or learn more about the game, this class is for you. Textbook and high school rule book will be provided in class.


FITNESS

Personal Training Certification

June 5 - July 17, 2016 (no class July 3) / 6 sessions / Sundays / 10am-5pm
(one hour lunch break included) / Course #NCHCP-CS025-01 / $654

Get all the information you need to become a Certified Personal Trainer! This challenging course is taught over a five week period for better retention and hands on skill competency. Key topics include bio mechanics; exercise physiology; fitness testing; equipment usage and health assessment. CPR/AED and a 30 hour internship is required to receive the certificate. Instructed by World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.), approved CEU provider for the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET), the Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers (BOC) and the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), this class will have you prepared and ready to work with clients!

For full information, view our FLYER.

Zumba Toning

May 26 - June 30, 2016 / 6 sessions / Thursdays / 7-7:55pm / Course #NCREC-CS004-01 / $70

July 14 - August 18, 2016 / 6 sessions / Thursdays / 8-8:55pm / Course #NCREC-CS004-02 / $70

Pilates Mat

May 26 - June 30, 2016 / 6 sessions / Thursdays / 8-8:55pm / Course #NCREC-CS022-01 / $70

July 14 - August 18, 2016 / 6 sessions / Thursdays / 8-8:55pm / Course #NCREC-CS022-02 / $70

T'ai Chi Ch'uan

May 18 - June 22, 2016 / 3 sessions / Wednesdays / 7-8pm / Course #NCREC-CS005-01 / $59

Dancing for Elegant Events

Beginner Ballroom Dancing

June 3 - 17, 2016 / 3 sessions / Fridays / 6:30-7:25pm / Course #NCREC-CS013-01
$65 per couple

Beginner Latin Dancing

June 3 - 17, 2016 / 3 sessions / Fridays / 7:30-8:25pm / Course #NCREC-CS015-01
$65 per couple

TO REGISTER: (609) 570-3311 or click HERE.


PERSONAL INTEREST

Introduction to Voiceovers

July 26, 2016 / 1 session / Tuesday / 6-8pm / Course #NCCOM-CS006-01 / $47

Do you have a voice that people say should be on radio or commercials? Have you thought about doing voiceover work? If so, this one session class will present some details of the industry. You will be coached while recording your voice. This class is instructed by a professional voice actor from the voice acting training company, Voices for All.

Navigating Your Digital Camera Purchase

June 16 - June 30, 2016 / 3 sessions / Thursdays / 6-8:30pm / Course #NCART-CS010-01 / $74

If you are thinking of purchasing a digital camera or have purchased one and need a jump-start on understanding all that the camera can do, this class is for you! In three sessions, you will know what to look for while making a purchase while understanding the special features of the camera that will help you take better photos. Let us help you take the guesswork out of using your digital.

Introduction to the Art of Digital and 35mm Photography

June 8 - July 20, 2016 / 7 sessions / Wednesdays / 6-8:30pm / Course #NCART-CS002-01 / $171

or

June 6 - July 25, 2016  (no class July 4) / 7 sessions / Mondays / 6-8:30pm
Course #NCART-CS002-02 / $74

Learn about your camera while experimenting in creative photographic environments, including field labs. Learn about aperture and shutter settings, composition lenses (zoom, wide-angle, telephoto and macro), flash and filters and special effects. This course requires an advanced level digital or 25mm camera with adjustable lenses and apertures.

Intermediate Art of Digital and 35mm Photography

August 3 - 31, 2016 / 5 sessions / Wednesdays / 7-9pm / Course #NCART-CS012-01 / $144

or

August 8 - September 12, 2016 (no class September 5) / 5 sessions / Mondays / 7-9pm
Course #NCART-CS012-02 / $144

Designed to enhance creative composition skills; students will experiment with multiple exposures and abstract and night photography while creating a complete photo essay.

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

Introduction to Art: A Hands-On Workshop

July 11 - 25, 2016 / 3 sessions / Mondays / 6-9pm / Course #NCART-CS013-01 / $130

Honor your inner artist as you participate in a series of mini-sessions in drawing, painting and printmaking. This course is instructed by Mercer County Community College's Visual Arts department professors and is a fantastic way for students to keep their hands in creative endeavors in the summertime.

WRITING

Write Story: A Memoir Writing Class

June 4 - 25, 2016 / 4 sessions / Saturdays / 10am-12:30pm / Course #NCCOM-CS002-01 / $101

Come and write your screenplay, taking it from concept to camera-ready draft in just five weeks! Walk through the process in a fun and easy-to-follow manner with Barry Putt, award -winning playwright and screenwriter.

Write Better...Write Away!

June 7 - July 19, 2016 / 7 sessions / Tuesdays / 7-9pm / Course #NCCOM-CS004-01 / $153

Have you wanted to be a better writer but just haven't known where to begin? We can help! In this class, learn how to improve the flow of your sentences and paragraphs to form a clear body of writing. Learn how to avoid common mistakes, how to edit your writing and how to compose creatively. This class will have you on the "write" track in no time!

Writing Children's Fiction

July 16, 2016 / 1 session / Saturday / 9:30am - 4pm (1/2 hour lunch break included)
Course #NCCOM-CS009-01 / $66

Business Writing for Success

June 8 - June 22, 2016 / 3 sessions / Wednesdays / 6:30-8:30pm
Course #NCCOM-CS038-01 / $66

Never underestimate the power of professional writing. With text messaging, chain e-mails and social media, writing content has become quick, punchy and informal. That delivery, when transposed into business communication, can come across as terse, unprofessional and grammatically flawed. This workshop will strengthen your professional writing style through instruction on clarity, tone, grammatical insight, peer and instructor review, in-class assignments and writing style discussions. Come away from this class with the tools you need to develop internal  and external business memos and announcements, corporate e-mails and cover letters.

TO REGISTER: (609) 570-3311 or click HERE.


SERVSAFE CERTIFICATION: FOOD SAFETY MANAGER PREP AND EXAM

June 6 - June 13, 2016 / 2 sessions / Mondays / 5:30-9:30pm
Course #NCCUL-CS001-01 / $104

Our ServSafe training course provides professional food protection managers with the tools needed to identify and prevent food borne illnesses. It is now mandatory in New Jersey for at least one person in Risk Type 3 food establishments to have this credential. Our 8-hour training provides you with the training as well as the exam. Please obtain and review the textbook before beginning class and bring two forms of ID (one with photo) to class to take the exam. The exam will be given at the end of the second class.

SERVSAFE RE-CERTIFICATION

June 13, 2016 / 1 session / Monday / 5:30-9:30pm / Course #NCCUL-CS002-01 / $64


The World of Tea

May 5 - May 19, 2016 / 3 sessions / Thursdays / 6-7:30pm Course #NCPER-CS013-01 / $47

Gain a broad overview of the world of tea, its varietals, history, culture and proper preparation and appreciation. This course covers only true tea, not herbals. Each section will include tasting of representative teas and there will be a demonstration of the serene Japanese tea ceremony.


WINE REGIONS OF THE WORLD SUMMER COURSES

The following wine appreciation classes are being instructed by our wine aficionado, Bruce Smith, this summer:

International Comparison of Rieslings - June 8 - $70

Wines of Hunter Valley, Australia - June 15 - $50

Sake - June 22 - $50

Rhone Varietals from California - June 29 - $50

The one session classes are held on Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:30pm. Register for the ones that interest you!


FLORAL DESIGN WORKSHOPS

Held at the Mercer County Community College Horticulture Greenhouse Complex.

At the culmination of class, take what you make!

Basic Floral Design

July 19, 2016 / 1 sessions / Tuesday / 6-9pm / Course #NCHOM-CS001-01 / $80

Designing with Flowers from Your Cutting Garden

May 24, 2016 / 1 session / Tuesday / 6-7:30pm / Course #NCHOM-CS001-02 / $49

TO REGISTER: (609) 570-3311 or click HERE.

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