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Department of Campus Recreation Monthly News and Activites

Aquatics Lifeguard Certification Splash Week Swim Lessons Scuba Certification in June Birthday Parties SPAW Practice Summer Passes Intramurals Banquet Spring Champions Outdoor Adventures Stand up Paddle Boards Muscle Shoals Full Moon Paddle Scuba Dive Key Largo, Florida Summer Trips SouthFit Classes and Finals/Break Schedule Check out our FREE Classes! AFAA Personal Trainer Certification Meet Your SouthFit Team Summer Camps Check us out online at

May 2014

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LIFEGUARD American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Blended Learning Certification Course

We are excited to offer you the American Red Cross Lifeguard Blended Learning Certification Course. Blended learning combines online learning with on-site skills sessions where you will practice skills and demonstrate competency.

R EQUIR EMENTS In-Person Skills Session Dates: (You must attend all dates) Tuesday May 13th Wednesday May 14th Tursday May 15th Friday May 16th

3:00-7:30 PM 3:00-7:30 PM 3:00-7:30 PM 3:00-7:30 PM

Online Portion: 7.5 hours of online time. All online sessions must be completed before the first in-person skills session. You must print your completion certificate and bring it to the first In-Person Skills Session.

PR ER EQU I SI TES Everyone must pass the following Pre-Course skills session which will be held during the first In-Person Skills Session. 1. Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke 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, feetfirst 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.

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Splash Week

June 16th – 20th July 14th -18th 8:00 - 11:00 AM Monday—Friday We would like to welcome children ages 5-12 to come join the Campus Recreation Aquatics 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 pre-register for each Splash Week! To register, turn in a registration and liability form with a check (written out to USA) or cash to the front desk.

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

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Session 2 Begins May 13th Meets May 13th, 15th, 20th, 22nd, 27th, 29th June 3rd and 5th Make up classes due to weather only: June 10th and 12th Session 3 Begins June 17th Meets June 17th, 19th, 24th, 26th, July 1st, 3rd, 8th and 10th. Make up classes due to weather only: July 15th and 17th We will have 3 Evening Sessions for Spring/Summer 2014. We are only able to offer Tuesday/Thursday classes due to our Family Swim times 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 the online swim lesson calendar 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 registe. Class sessions fill up quickly. 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 is not available at this time.

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Session 1 Session 2 Parent/Child Jag Cubbies 1 9:15 am-9:45 am Junior Jags 1 Junior Jags 2 Junior Jags 3 Junior Jags 3 Jag Cubbies 1 Jag Cubbies 2 10:00 am-10:30 am Junior Jags 1 Junior Jags 2 Junior Jags 3 Junior Jags 3 Jag Cubbies 1 Jag Cubbies 2 10:45 am-11:15 am Junior Jags 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 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 Session 3 Begins July 29th July 29th – Aug 1st and Aug 5th –8th Weather make-up dates August 11th, 12th, 13th We will offer 3 morning Summer swim sessions Tuesday through Friday. 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, begins 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 is not available at this time.

Summer Programs Fam il y S wim Evening Hours Monday & 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. Movies rescheduled due to weather will be determined by 6:00 PM the evening of the event. Call the front desk 460-6065 ext. 7. Celebrate Summer Dive-In Friday, June 6th 7:30-10PM

Hot, Hot, Hot, Dive-In Back to School Dive-In Friday, July 11th 7:30-10:00 PM Friday, August 15th 7:30-10 PM

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

Birthday Parties 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 from 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.

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 and to give you training tips. 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 form and give to Daphne, request Justin or Chelsea!!

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Ootdoor Adventure: Too Radical!

Stand up paddle boards are now available for use on most outdoor adventure river trips (no full moon or white water paddle trips) at no extra cost. Come join us on one of our trips and see what the buzz is all about. You may rent a stand up paddle board – along with kayaks, canoes and camping gear – at the Outdoor Adventures cabin located behind the Recreation Center weekdays between 3 and 6 PM

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Join the Festivities! For only $1, you can enjoy the s l cookout and awards

Spring Champions Softball Mens: We Got the Runs CR: Shakalalas Womens: PitchSlap Sorority: Phi Mu

Thursday May 1st 8 - 10 PM at the SGA Pavilion

Basketball Mens: Unstoppables CR: Jaguar Basketball Short Man: Uncle Drews Women: AASA Sorority: Phi Mu

Volleyball Womens: Julia’s Angels Mens: Bomb Squad CR: Taco Bell

Tour of Mucles Shoals Home of the Hits

May 8 – 9 (Thursday – Friday) Muscle Shoals – its studios, characters, and famous sound – are finding new fame thanks to the 2013 documentary “Muscle Shoals.” Aretha Franklin, the Rolling Stones, Paul Simon, Little Richard, Etta James, Bob Seger, the Black Keys and many more have recorded here. Day 1: Leave Campus Recreation at 8 a.m. and drive 6 hours to Muscle Shoals and check into a local motel. Tour Fame Studios where a young Duane Allman served as a studio musician and produced hits for Wilson

Picket, Alicia Keys and Paul Anka. Visit a local musical hotspot to hear a new star or seasoned session musician. Day 2: Tour Cypress Moon Studios where artists such as Jimmy Buffett, Dire Straits, and Bob Dylan recorded hits and is now operating as both a music studio and movie studio. Tour Alabama Music Hall of Fame that honors 1,200 of the state’s top music achievers such as Lionel Richie, Nat King Cole, and Martha Reeves. Visit the Spring Park Light and Water Show and see a 30 minute show performed in

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time to flumes of water soaring 150 feet into the air to such songs as the Skynyrd classic “Sweet Home Alabama.” Return to campus Friday night.

Cost per person: $35 students/one family member; $40 for staff/faculty/alums/one family member; $45 for everyone else. Covers transportation only; participants responsible for $10 entry fees into studios, motel costs, and food. How to sign up: Send your name and phone numbers to Randy Hunter at, when we have 6 people (trip is limited to 8), we will schedule a meeting to discuss trip.

Full Moon Paddle on Mobile Bay Wednesday May 14th

We will depart from Scott’s Landing on the Causeway, paddle up the Blakeley River, and then dip into surrounding waterways and head into Justins Bay. We will pass by alligators, jumping fish, and other “creatures of the night.” In Justin’s Bay, we will tie up the canoes and kayaks on the water and have a picnic dinner as we gaze at the stars and of course watch the gorgeous “moon over Mobile” rise in the sky. Meet at Scott’s Landing at 7 p.m.; put in around 7:30 p.m., paddle and return to Scott’s Landing around 10:00 p.m. If you need a

ride from campus, let us know. Cost (per person): $10 for students/one family member, $15 for staff/faculty/alum/one family member, $20 all others. We will supply kayaks and canoes and transportation, you supply dinner and flashlights. How to sign-up: Leave a check for the full amount payable to “U.S.A.” (sorry, no cash) along with your name(s) and cell phone number(s) at the Front Desk of the Student Recreation Center. We will call you to confirm your place on the trip along with more information. Applications will be accepted up until the day before the trip. Fee is nonrefundable within 2 days of trip UNLESS we can replace you or trip is cancelled. Checks will not be deposited until completion of trip; if trip is canceled, all fees will be refunded. Trip limit: maximum of 14 and minimum of 8

The fourth largest estuary in the United States is the Mobile bay having a discharge of rate of 62,000 cubic feet of water per second

Mobile Bay covers an area of 413 square miles. It is 31 miles long and can have a maxim width of 24 miles. The deepest parts of the bay are found within the shipping channel having an average depth 10 feet.

Mobile Bay is an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico. The mouth is formed by the Fort Morgan Peninsula and Dauphin Island. The bay is considered an estuary because the Mobile River and Tensaw River empty into the northern end.


Scuba Dive Key Largo, Florida Saturday May 17 - Tuesday May 20

Come join Campus Recreation and Outdoor Adventures as we go scuba diving in John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo, Florida. FAST FACTS

Scuba stands for "Self-contained underwater breathing apparatus"

Once you get below 10 meters depth, you can't see red or yellow! If you cut yourself your blood looks blue. Sound travels five times faster underwater than in air, which makes it almost impossible to establish where sound is coming from, as we rely on the time difference between our ears to do so

QUESTIONS? Contact Randy Hunter at

Established in 1963, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park was the first undersea park created in the United States. The park, combined with the adjacent Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, encompasses 178 nautical square miles of coral reefs, sea grass beds and mangrove swamps. These areas were established to protect and preserve the only living coral reef in the continental United States.

There will be two days of driving (1600 miles roundtrip) and two days of diving. Six people are required for the trip to make. The cost for three nights of camping and transportation is $110 per person. Dive costs will be dependent upon what gear you will need to rent and how many dives you want to do over the two full days of diving we will have available. We will probably dive with the folks operating out of John Pennekamp (check their website for prices.) Other dive companies go to more secluded spots but are more expensive. When six people have signed up for the trip, a meeting will be scheduled to discuss logistics.


Hanging around South or taking summer classes? Take a break with Outdoor Adventures! ABC’s of Kayaking Saturday May 31

Full Moon Paddle Saturday July 12

Perdido River Saturday June 7

Sepulga River Saturday July 19

Full Moon Paddle Friday June 13

Appalachian Trail/Nantahala River Saturday-Monday July 26-28

Tandem Hang Gliding Saturday-Sunday June 21-22 th


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Fireworks Paddle/Camp Black Creek River Saturday-Sunday July 5-6

Scuba Dive Key Largo, Florida Friday-Monday August 1-4 Full Moon Paddle Sunday August 10

Smoothies Special Events Table tennis Beginner singles: June 12

Intermediate singles: June 26 Doubles tournament: July 10

Advanced singles: July 24 Racquetball Beginning singles: June 19 Intermediate singles: July 3 Doubles tournament: July 17

Advanced singles: July 31

All starting times are 7:30 PM on Thursdays All events are Free!!

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

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 Muscle Shoals: Home of the Hits May 8-9 (Thursday-Friday) Students: &35 Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $45 Scuba Dive Key Largo, FL May 16 – 19 Price to be Determined

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”

Did you know? We have over 55 FREE group fitness classes offered each week. Come Try One! Check our website for free classes offered each day. No need to sign up just come to any one, anytime

Remember! Our Finals/Break Schedule runs from Thursday, May 1—Monday, May 26. Check our website for the class es offered. Summer 2014 schedule starts on Tuesday, May 27th.

Become a Certified Personal Trainer! We are hosting AFAA’s Personal Fitness Trainer certification. This is a nationally accredited certification. More info at When: Friday-Sunday, June 6-8, 2014 Time: 1-9 PM on Friday; 8 AM-6 PM on Saturday and Sunday. Cost: $499. USA Students and Rec Center members get a 30% discount. Contact Sarah Schrenk at to be put on the discount list and for registration instructions. How to register: Non-USA (no discount) can register at www.afaa. com. This training is open to the general public. However to be a personal trainer at the USA Student Rec Center you will need to be a current student or employee and be CPR/AED certified. There is no guarantee of positions available at USA Campus Recreation upon completioin of certification.





Come to the Hottest Gym in Mobile! May 12th-18th

Must provide empolyee ID or drivers liences for admittance.


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.

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