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Department of Campus Recreation Monthly News and Activites

March 2014

Aquatics Lifeguarding Course CPRO/AED Certification Birthday Parties/Special Events Scuba Certification SPAW Swim Lessons Summer Programs Splash Week Intramurals Outdoor Adventures Magnolia River Paddle Swim with the Dolphins, Sea World, and Bush Gardens Paddle Ocoee River/Horseback Ridding SouthFit Kickboxing Yoga Instructors Do You Want to Win? Check out our FREE Class! Meet the SouthFit Team Summer Camps Check us out online at

Lifeguard Certification Cost: $150.00 SRC Members $185.00 non-members

Certificate Validity 


Lifeguard Training (including First Aid) :

We can only take cash or

3 years

checks (make checks payable

CPRO/AED: 2 year

to USA)

Description: Course provides entry level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to emergencies and provide care until emergency medical services arrive and take over. You must pass a pre-test and be at least 15 years old to take the course. Date and Time: Course begins Friday March 14th Class meets Fridays 5-9 PM and Sundays 2-6 PM

Location: Student Recreation Center

Certification Requirements: Attend and participate in all class sessions.  Demonstrate competency in all required skills and activities.  Demonstrate competency in all required final rescue skill scenarios.  Pass the CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid, and Lifeguarding Skills final written exams with a minimum grade of 80 percent. 

Space is limited to 20 participants, so register early. To register, visit the SRC front desk or pool deck and pick up a registration packet. Registration forms are also available online. Turn in forms and fees to the front desk.

Course Outline: Date Friday, March 14th Sunday, March 16th Friday, March 21st Sunday, March 23rd Friday, March 28th Sunday, March 30th Friday, April 4th

Time 5–9 PM 2–6 PM 5–9 PM 2–6 PM 5–9 PM 2–6 PM 5–9 PM

Skills The Professional Lifeguard and Facility Safety Part 1 Injury Prevention and Rescue Skills/ Part 2 Injury Prevention and Rescue Skills Before Providing Care, Victim Assessment and Breathing Emergencies Cardiac Emergencies and Using an Automated External Defibrillator First Aid Head, Neck, and Spinal Injuries in the Water Final Written Exam and Final In-Water Skill Scenarios

Prerequisites: 1. Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breastroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used. 2. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits. 3. 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 surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath. Candidates should not swim the distance under water. Exit water without using a ladder or steps.

American Red Cross CPRO Certification Date and Time: Thursday, April 24th 5-9:30 pm We must have at least 6 participants to hold course and you must pre-register for this class. Registration forms are available online, indoor pool deck, and in the lobby of the Student Recreation Center where the classes are held. CPRO Challenges: If you are already certified and your certification is about to expire, you can attend a CPRO Challenge. To Schedule, email or call 251460-6460 Cost: $50 for Course $30 for Challenge Make checks payable to USA. Turn in registration forms and payment to the front desk.

Scuba Certification Have you ever wanted to be a certified scuba diver? Well now is your chance! Scuba Lessons will begin April 1st at the Student Recreation Center. Classes will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00-9:30 pm. To sign up email daphnetyson@southalabama. edu. Space is limited to 6 students, so sign up today! Instruction provided by Underwater Works Inc.

SPAW Practice Saturdays 8 AM South Paw Masters Swim Team meets once a week on Saturdays at 8:00 AM. A Swim Coach will be on deck to help you with your strokes, to give you training tips and a written training routine will be posted for you to follow. Need some extra training? Our coaches are available for private swim sessions as well! Fill out a private swim lesson and form and give to Daphne, Justin, or Chelsea!!

Pool BIrthday Parties & Special Events Reservations for the 2014 Season may be made beginning March 1st 2014 and must be made in person. You need to fill out a reservation form and bring in a $25 deposit to make a reservation. Please call first to make sure the day you want is available. The pool is only available for children’s birthday parties on Saturdays 10am-12 noon. We do not offer reservations on Sundays. Evening parties are available for USA student groups and special events for adult members. Call Daphne at 251-460-6460 to book evening parties.

Spring Session 1 Begins April 1st Meets April 1st, 3rd, 8th, 10th, 22nd, 24th, 29th, and May 1st Make up classes due to weather only: May 1st, 2nd, and 5th.

Times 5:00-5:30 pm 5:45-6:15 PM 6:30-7:15 pm

Session 2 Begins May 6th Meets May 6th, 8th, 13th, 15th, 20th, 22nd, 27th, and 29th. Make up classes due to weather only: June 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.

Session 1 Jag Cubbies 1 Junior Jags 1 Jag Cubbies 1 Parent/Child Jaguars 1

Session 2 Jag Cubbies 2 Junior Jags 1 Jag Cubbies 2 Junior Jags 2 Jaguars 2

Session 3 Jag Cubbies 3 Junior Jag 3 Jag Cubbies 3 Jag Cubbies 3 Jaguars 3

Session 3 Begins June 10th Meets June 10th, 12th, 17th, 19th, 24th, 26th, July 1st and 3rd. Make up classes due to weather only: July 7th, 8th, 9th . We will have 3 Evening Sessions for Spring/Summer 2014. We are only able to offer Tuesday/Thursday classes due to our Family Swim on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday nights. We do not offer Saturday classes due to Special Events and Open family Swim. Morning classes will be offered summer 2014! Please check swim lesson calendar online for class availability. Classes are taught in 3 levels, each class builds on the skills taught in the previous class. Due to the popularity of our swim classes it is recommended that you sign up for all 3 sessions when you register, class Swim Session Registration: Registration for Spring Evening Classes begins March 3rd. Registration must be done in person at the Student Recreation Center front desk. Registration and liability forms with $10 (non-refundable) registration fee per session must be turned in at time of registration. Final payment must be made on the first day of class. All fees must be paid by cash or check (made out to USA) only. Online registration and credit card payment not available at this time.

Cost: $45 SRC memb

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Summer Session 1 Begins June 3rd June 3rd-6th and June 10th-13th Weather make-up dates: June 16th, 17th, 18th Session 2 Begins June 25th June 24th -27th and July 8th-11th Weather make-up dates: July 21st, 22nd, 23rd

Time 9:15 am-9:45 am

10:00 am-10:30 am 10:45 am-11:15 am

Session 1 Parent/Child Junior Jags 1 Junior Jags 3 Jag Cubbies 1 Junior Jags 1 Junior Jags 3 Jag Cubbies 1 Junior Jags 2

Session 2 Jag Cubbies 1 Junior Jags 2 Junior Jags 3 Jag Cubbies 2 Junior Jags 2 Junior Jags 3 Jag Cubbies 2 Junior Jags 1

Session 3 Parent/Child Junior Jags 1 Junior Jags 3 Jag Cubbies 3 Junior Jags 2 Junior Jags 3 Jag Cubbies 3 Junior Jags 2

Session 3 Begins July 29th July 29th – Aug 1st and Aug 5th –8th Weather make-up dates August 11th, 12th, 13th We will have 3 Morning Summer Swim Sessions offer Tuesday thourgh Thrusday. Summer Swim begins June 3rd. Classes are taught in 3 levels, each class builds on the skills taught in the previous class. Due to the popularity of our swim classes it is recommended that you sign up for all 3 sessions when you register, class sessions fill up quickly. Swim Session Registration: Registration for Summer Swim Sessions May 1st. Registration must be done in person at the Student Recreation Center front desk. Registration and liability forms with $10 (non-refundable) registration fee per session must be turned in at time of registration. Final payment must be made on the first day of class. All fees must be paid by cash or check (made out to USA) only. Online registration and credit card payment not available at this time.

bers/$65 General Public



Summer Programs Fami l y Sw i m

Evening Hours Monday and Wednesday beginning May 12th 6:00—9:00 PM Year Round Family swim hours Fridays 4:00 PM- 8:00 PM Saturday 9:00-8:00 PM Sunday 1:00-8:00 PM

Summer “Dive In” Movies Come join us at our Outdoor Pool for a fun family night at the movies! Dive In movie nights are free to all SRC members and students. Non-Members $5 per person. Movie reschedules due to weather will be determined by 6:00 PM the evening of the event. Call the front desk 460-6065 ext. 7. Back to School Dive-In Friday, August 15th 7:30-10:00 pm Celebrate Summer Dive-In Friday, June 6th 7:30-10:00 PM

Hot, Hot, Hot, Dive-In Friday, July 11th 7:30-10:00 PM

Splash Week 2014

June 16th – 20th July 14th -18th 8:00 - 11:00 AM Monday—Friday We would like to welcome Children ages 5-12 to come and join the Campus Recreation Aquatic’s Team this Summer. Splash week is open to all children of the Student Recreation Center, USA Faculty/Staff, and USA Affiliates We are going to have lots of fun “splashing” around in the leisure pool, playing with water toys, participating in fun pool games, and learning about summer safety. Please bring a snack, towel, sunscreen, and a water bottle each day! You must preregister for each Splash Week! To register turn a registration and liability for with a check (written out to USA) or cash to the front desk.

Get in the game with Intramurals! Activity


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Shortman Basketball Indoor Soccer Ultimate Frisbee


MGR MTG 1/23 5PM 1/23 5PM 1/22 8:30PM *** 3/7 5PM 3/7 5PM


Campus Recreation



Campus Recreation Summer Camps are located in our state-of-the-art Student Recreation Center.The camp is open to boys and girls ages 7-13 years old. This year we are offering two camp age groups, South Paw Camp ages 7-9 and Jaguar’s Camp ages 10-13. These camps are geared towards high-energy recreational activities. Children will participate in a different activity each hour from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunch will be provided on campus at the Fresh Food Market’s “all you can eat” buffet. Session 8 and 9 Campers will be required to bring a sack lunch to camp because the Fresh Food Market will be closed. A discounted rate will be offered. Basketball, floor hockey, soccer, climbing, flag football, volleyball, kayaking, and swimming are just a few of the sports and activities your camper will be participating in during the day. Session 1: June 2-6

Session 2: June 9-13

Session 3: June 16-20

Session 4: June 23-27

Session 6: July 14-18

Session 7: July 21-25

Session 8: July 28-August 1

Session 9: August 4-8

Session 5: July 7-11

Camp Cost Sessions 1-7 Students and SRC Members*: $150 USA Affiliates and General Public: $175

Registration Requires a $50 deposit per camper per session. Camp fees must be paid in full the first day of each camp. Come by the front desk of the SRC to submit registration forms. Please call Gina Pollock at 251-460-6568 if you have any questions regarding registration of the camps.

Sessions 8-9** Students and SRC Members*: $115 USA Affiliates and General Public: $140

SRC Members: March 3rd USA Affiliates and General Public: March 24th

*Members must present membership cards to receive the SRC member rate. This rate can only be used for childern and gradchildern of SRC members. Extended family members or friends must pay the Affiliate/General Public Rate **All you can eat Lunch at “Fresh Market” is included for Sessions 1-7. Sessions 8 and 9 costs without lunch.

Magnolia River Paddle S a t u r d ay M a rc h 1 st

This will be a relaxing and inspiring 6 mile float lasting about 3 hours as we paddle from CR-49 in Baldwin County to and through Weeks Bay. The first part of this trip is marked by beautiful, ornate houses reflecting old

southern style and charm which line the banks of the river. The middle portion will become a marshy area where we will see egrets and herons perched in trees and wading on the banks. And, we may get lucky; manatees are often spotted in the

river. The final part will be open water paddling along the banks of the beautiful Weeks Bay shoreline and wetlands habitat. Weeks Bay is fringed with Spartina and Juncus marsh and swamp; it receives salt water from the Gulf and fresh water from Magnolia River, thus making it a diverse and fragile habitat for plants and wildlife.

How to sign-up: Leave a check for the full amount payable to “U.S.A.� (sorry, no cash) along with your name and cell phone number at the Front Desk of the Student Recreation Center. We will call you to confirm your place on the trip along with more information. You may sign up until day prior to departure if space allows. Fee is non-refundable within 3 days of trip UNLESS we can replace you with someone on wait list or trip is canceled. Checks will not be deposited until completion of trip; if trip is canceled; checks will be returned. Trip limit: maximum of 16, minimum of 5

We will meet at the Campus Recreation Center at 7:30 a.m. and leave at 8:00 a.m. We will begin our float at about 10:30 a.m. We will eat lunch on the river and finish around 1:30 p.m. We will arrive back on campus around 4:30 p.m. Cost



Family Members of Students




Family Members of Staff/Faculty/ Alumni


All Others


Price includes transportation, canoes and kayaks. Fee does not include food.

Paddle Ocoee River/Horseback Ridding Friday—Sunday Marcch 14—16

Trip limit: minimum 8 How to sign up: Please indicate your potential interest/direct questions by contacting Randy Hunter at We will meet to discuss trip when we have 8 interested participants.

Cost Students Family Members of Students Staff/Faculty/Alumni Family Members of Staff/Faculty,/Alumni All Others

We will paddle five miles and plunge 269 feet on the most continuous stretch of Class III and IV rapids in the country, tumbling through a spectacular scenic gorge in the Cherokee National Frest. In our guided raft, we will maneuver around treacherous boulders, crashing waves and drop over steep ledges. The horseback ride will be led by a guide through a scenic wooded vista.

Day 1 - Leave at 1 p.m. from the Student Recreation Center. Drive 7 hours to $220 Copperhill, TN. Check $220 into our $230 Bunkhouse (bed linens $230 $240

not provided). Day 2 – Four activities: whitewater paddle, horseback ride, paintball, challenge course (or substitute

a second paddle for any of the above.) Free breakfast, lunch, dinner. Day 3 – Free breakfast. Return to Mobile around 4 PM

Swim with the Dolphins at Discovery Cove/ Sea World/Busch Gardens/Aquatica

March 6 - 9 (Thursday-Sunday of Spring Break) Discovery Cove is a one-of-a-kind tropical hideaway which limits the number of visitors to 1,000 per day. You may choose to have a personal swim with a bottlenose dolphin; however, we will also snorkel among thousands of rays and exotic fish and explore the splendor of coral reefs and grottos. We will enter a series of free-flight aviaries where we can touch, feed and interact with hundreds of colorful tropical birds. Or just lounge by the resort pool. Sea World is where you can see the Shamu Killer Whale Show, Flamingo Cove, Wild Arctic, Jewel of the Sea World Aquarium, Aquarium de la Mer, roller coasters, simulator rides and many other shows and attractions. Aquatica is a unique water park with thrilling rides and interaction with sea life that only Sea World could put together. We will spend one day at Busch Gardens riding giant roller coasters, seeing over 2,500 exotic animals, Broadway theater plays and other special attractions.

Itinerary Thursday: We will leave the Rec Center at 1 AM and drive 8 hours to Orlando and our KOA campsite (where we will stay in tents). The KOA has a hot tube and a heated

pool. Then, to Aquatica where we will spend the day until close at 6 PM. Friday: Spend the day at Discovery Cove ( 9 AM to 5:30 PM). Your

park fee includes free breakfast and lunch. Saturday: Spend the day at Sea World ( 9 AM—5:30 PM).

Gardens in Tamps, Florida. Leave at 5 PM and return to Mobile around mid-

Sunday: Drive to and spend the day at Busch

Park Fees

Cost Does not include Park fees. Covers camping equipment, camp ground fee, and all transportation costs. Payment is non-refundable unless we can replace you with another participant.



Family Members of Students




Family Members of Staff/Faculty/Alumni


All Others


Will be the responsibility of each participant. Fees are subject to change. Expect: Pass to all 4 parks to be $180, at Discovery Cove a 30 minute dolphin interaction is $130, and at Sea Venture, an underwater walking tour is $60.

How to Sign-up Leave you name and phone number with Randy Hunter. As soon as we have 8 people interSoftware ested, we will meet to discuss the trip. When we have 8 committed people, you will be expected to pay your non-refundable fee at a meeting on Thursday February 6th. You will be encouraged to buy you Park Fees online before Discovery Cove is sold out for the day that we visit.

Trip Limit 8, No cost for additional people, however, they will be responsible for their own transportation and campground fees

DEADLINE Thursday February 6th Due to Discovery Cove’s limit of 1000 guests in their park and fees increase with time, we must commit by this date.

Sports Clubs Rugby CJ Leggett

Rock Climbing Jared Elmore



Women's Soccer Whitney Crabb

Sailing Ben Posey 251-300-1476

Quidditch Jennifer Tran 714-495-0418 Cricket Neel Patel


Volleyball Jacob Sander


Bass Fishing Club Ethan Wages 251-509-6286

SMOOTHIES SPECIAL EVENTS Spring 2014: Wednesdays All Starting Times are 7:30 PM All Events are FREE!! Table Tennis Beginner: January 29 Intermediate: February 26

For more Doubles Tournament: March 26 Advanced: April 9 information on trips or events visit our Racquetball website: Beginner: February 12

Intermediate: March 19 Advanced: April 23

Spring 2014 Trips ABC’S of Kayaking January 25 (Saturday) Students: $5 Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $10 Perdido River Canoe/Kayak February 1 (Saturday) Students: $20 Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $25 Blackwater River Canoe/ Kayak February 15 (Saturday) Students: $25 Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $30 Magnoli River Paddle March 1 (Saturday) Students: $25 Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $30 Discovery Cove/Sea World/ Busch Gardens/Aquatica March 6 – 9 Students: $99 Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $115

Baratram Trail Camp & Canoe/Kayak April 5 - 6 Students: $30 Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $35 Full Moon Canoe/Kayak on Mobile Bay April 15 (Tuesday) May 14 (Wednesday) Students: $10 Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $15 Scuba Dive Panama City April 19 - 20 Price to be Determined Walking Tour of Mobile April 26 (Saturday) Students: $5 Faculty/Staff/Alums: $10 Scuba Dive Key Largo, FL May 16 – 19 Price to be Determined

Paddle Ocoee River/Horseback Ridding March 14-16 Students: $220 Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $230

Sign up for these trips in Outdoor Adventures Cabin, front desk of Student Recreation Center, or with Randy Hunter

The Cabin Hours:

Monday—Saturday 3—6 PM

You Name the Trip

Rent: Jag Bikes 1 speed $5/ semester 21 speed $25/ semester Camping Gear/Canoes/Kayaks: prices vary

Do you have a group of 10 or more? Is there someplace special your group wants to go? Is there something special your group wants to do? Canoeing? Camping? Hiking? Sightseeing?

Repair: For personally owned bikes, camping gear, canoes, and kayaks free labor, you will have to supply needed parts

Outdoor Adventures can work with you to design the perfect getaway! We can supply transportation and all of the necessary gear. And out prices are within your budget. Contact Randy Hunter at or call 215 -460-6214 and lets talk!

“Jag bikes are...Jag smart”

We Need Yoga Instructors! Yoga is one of our most popular SouthFit classes. We can offer more yoga classes if we have more instructors. Consider becoming one! This training is open to the general public; however, to teach at the USA Student Rec Center, you will need to be a current student or employee and be CPR/AED certified. What: YogaFit Level 1 Instructor Training When: Saturday/Sunday, April 12/13, 2014 Time: 8:00 AM-6:00 PM each day Cost: $399 if registered by March 12. Price increases to $429/$459 after that. How to register: Contact YogaFit directly.


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M Your S Te Did You Know? We have over 55 FREE group fitness classes offered each week. Come Try IT! Check our website for free classes offered each day. No need to sign up-just come to any class, any time. Step aerobics Zumba速 BodySculpt Warrior Yoga Cycling Cardio Climb Bootcamp

Water Aerobics Just Dance Cardiobox H.I.I.T. TurboKick速 Barre Sculpt Meditation Core Focus


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Do You Want to Win??

We are offering TWO $25 gift cards to the USA Bookstore. Just complete our group fitness survey to be enMeet tered into the Drawings! Go to SouthFit the SouthFit newsleter and click on the link to take the eam survey. You must complete the entire survey to be entered into n Lemoine the drawing. The drawing will take place on April 30th, 2014.

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Department of Campus Recreation Magazine  

March 2014 issue of the the monthly activities at the University South Alabama Department of Campus Recreation.

Department of Campus Recreation Magazine  

March 2014 issue of the the monthly activities at the University South Alabama Department of Campus Recreation.