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SPRING ~ 2014 Aquatics & Recreation Staff Bart Wagner

Aquatics & Recreation Manager

Donna Best-Carlton

Recreation Supervisor

Sandy McCormack Senior Accountant

Janice Brown

Recreation Coordinator

REGISTRATION INFORMAITON

Candie Carbone

Recreation Specialist

Registration for all Aquatic & Recreation programs may be accomplished at the Aquatic Center. Registration will continue to be accepted for programs unless a cut off date is reached or programs meet their maximum capacity. Payments can be made by cash, check or Visa/Mastercard/Discover/American Express. A service charge of $25 will be assessed for all return checks. Photographs of programs and events may be taken for promotional purposes. If you do not wish to have your child’s picture in media releases or brochures please be sure to check the appropriate box on the registration form when registering for any of our programs.

Josh Carter

Maintenance Specialist

Swan Cooke

Aquatic Supervisor

Alexis Dintelman

Administrative Specialist

Thad Eckland

Maintenance Lead

Cheri Kowalski

Cancellation will only be made if minimum participation is not met. Participants will be notified accordingly. Refund will be granted upon division manager’s approval. If requesting a refund, request must be put in writing and submitted to division manager with an explanation of why participant was unable to attend program or why reservation was not able to be met.

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Administrative Specialist

Sarah Ross

Administrative Technician

OFFICES FOR AQUATICS & RECREATION Aquatic & Community Center Located at: 100 Park Ave., Lake Havasu City, AZ, 86403 Phone: 928.453.8686 or 928.453.2687 Fax: 928.453.1133 At Lake Havasu City Parks and Recreation

S.O.A.R. Scholarship Opportunities for Aquatics and Recreation are made possible by the generosity of community groups and individuals. The Lake Havasu City Aquatic & Recreation is committed to serving the diverse needs of its citizens and has established a scholarship program for division offered programs and acti vities. If you are interested in donating to our scholarship fund or are interested in information on how to qualify for our scholarship program, please contact us at (928) 4538686.

CONTENTS 2-4 & 10 RECREATION Programs & Activities 5 COMMUNITY Events 6-9 & 11 AQUATICS Programs & Information 12 Park Information

AQUATICS & RECREATION

2014


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RECREATION PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES After School Program The After School program is designed for children attending K-6th grade. Participants enjoy group activities that are conducted in a supervised structured manner. Our goal is to provide a safe & fun environment that will enrich your child’s life. The After School Program is held in the gyms at all of the elementary schools. Times are: Monday thru Friday from 2:30 - 6:00 p.m. on regular scheduled school days and 1:00 - 5:30 p.m. on early release days. The After School program offers homework time (with tutoring), arts & crafts, sports, a fishing program, performing arts program as well as indoor and outdoor activities. There will be time set aside each afternoon for snack. Snack may be purchased for 50 cents or children may pack their own. January 6th - February 7th (5 Weeks): $125/1st child; $75 each additional child in the same family February 10th - March 14th (5 Weeks): $125/1st child; $75 each additional child in the same family March 17th – 21st: Spring Break (NO CAMP OFFERED) March 24th - April 25th (5 Weeks): $125/1st child; $75 each additional child in the same family April 28th - May 22nd (4 Weeks): $100/1st child; $60 each additional child in the same family Financial assistance is available to those families who qualify. Parent/legal guardian will need to fill out a scholarship application form as well as provide proof income (paycheck stub, disability, unemployment or bank statement), Food Stamp card, AHCCCS cards, and/or any other assistance your family might qualify for. Scholarship applications must be re-submitted for each session.

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RECREATION PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES cont. Camp Iwannago is open to participants entering the 5th, 6th & 7th grade to register(up to 13 years of age). Program will run from June 9th through July 17th Monday thru Friday but will be closed on July 4th. Times: 7:30a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Location: Thunderbolt Middle School Cost: $210 per child ($165 second child/same family) Lunches provided at no cost courtesy of Aramark. Camp Iwannago is open to youth with adventurous spirits. Participants engage in a variety of activities geared for their age group such as swimming, bowling, cooking, movies, sports, “Explore It” educational opportunity, Youth Art Expo and a trip to the Hualapai’s. (Additional cost for one out of town field trip to water theme park) Registration is limited and may be accomplished beginning May 12th at the Recreation/Aquatic Center, 100 Park Avenue. Registration is limited to 225.

Havasu Fever Volleyball & Parks & Recreation present FEVER VOLLEYBALL INSTRUCTIONAL CLINIC 2014 Program is for girls ages 9-18 interested in learning and playing volleyball. Total cost of the program is $250. $100 due at registration to Aquatics & Recreation, $75 due to Fever coach on March 1st, $75 due to Fver coach on April 1st. Program fees include t-shirt, gym usage, coach and team fees, equipment costs and instruciton two times a week through May 8, 2014. Practice days and times will be determined by the age group and coach. This team does traveo and it will be the parent’s responsibility to make travel arrangements. Registration will be held on February 8th from 10a.m. - 2p.m. at the Aquatic Center. For more information, please contact Marsha Becker at 486-7529.

Sunshine Kids Summer Camp Sunshine Kids Summer Camp - is for children entering Kindergarten through 4th grade and have turned 5 years old prior to registration and starting camp. Program will run from June 2nd through July 18th Monday thru Friday (closed on July 4th ) Children will participate in a variety of enrichment activities, field trips and much more all in a safe, fun environment. Children may not be dropped off any earlier than 7:30 a.m. and picked up no later than 5:30 p.m. Cost is $210 for the first child and $165 for any additional children in the same family. Camp locations will be announced at a later date. Program registration will begin on Monday, May 12th at the Recreation/Aquatic Center. Program capacity is limited and enrollment is on a first come, first serve basis. Keep your kids off the couch this summer, enroll them in our summer camp.

Wee Play in the Park is an outdoor social and educational fun opportunity for pre-school ages 2 to 4 years. Children will enjoy an hour of preplanned activities designed for their age appropriate movement and motor skill ability, such as imagination play, parachute play, dinosaur digs, puppet and story time, finger painting, treasure hunts, special guests and much more. Parent must be present to assist with their child/children on site. Located at Rotary Park near Ramada A (in the grass area) Session I March 3 – 26 Mondays and Wednesdays 10 -11am limit 12 Session II April 7 - 30 Mondays and Wednesdays 10-11am limit 12 Cost is $20.00 per session per child


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RECREATION PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES cont. Outrigger Canoe Club ALOHA. Have you imagined yourself on a Pacific Island during the year? Come and join us for a taste of the islands while paddling in a Hawaiian outrigger canoe. We’ll teach you how to paddle with five other paddlers in a canoe. It’s great exercise. You’ll be exposed to some of the traditions and culture of the Pacific Islands. Come be a part of our little ohana (family). Check us out online at www.lhcocc.com or contact Mary Barriault @ 310-892-4668 or email lhcbarriault@yahoo.com Table Tennis Persons interested in improving their skills at all levels are encouraged to come down to the Aquatic Center and participate on Sundays from 4-9 p.m. Play is supervised by members of the Lake Havasu Table Tennis Club. Cost is $3 per person. Contact John Ballard at 453-8638 for more information. Pickleball Pickleball is a mix of ping pong, badminton and tennis, but more fun than all three! It’s an exciting game that is played on a badminton sized court with the net

lowered to 34 inches at the center and played with a wiffle ball and wood or composite paddles. It is easy for beginners to learn but can develop into a quick, fast paced competitive game for experienced players. Cost is $3 per person per visit. For more information contact Tim Weaver at 727-8408 or email to pickleballpals@gmail.com. Dog Obedience Level I This is an eight week course that covers commands such as heel, sit, down, stay and come. Cost for this class is $80 per dog. Session 1 will be held on the Starline Elementary School tennis courts on Wednesday evenings from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. February 5th – March 26th. Session 2 will be held at Jack Hardie Park on Saturday mornings from 9 am – 10 am February 8th – March 29th. Level II This is a 8 week class designed for dogs and dog owners that have attended either session I or II of the Dog Obedience Level I class. Dogs will be trained to respond to off-leash commands. Cost for this class is $130.00. Class will be held on

the Starline Elementary School tennis courts on Tuesdays, February 18-April 8 from 7-8pm. For additional information regarding the dog obedience classes contact Rosie at 453-PETS (7387). Standup Paddleboarding 101 Participants will learn to understand their board and paddle, basic beach set-up and safety, basic paddling skills and turning techniques. Clinics will be held at Rotary Community Park on the following dates & times: Wednesdays - March 5th & 19th – 12pm Saturday - March 22nd – 12pm Wednesdays – April 16th & 26th – 11am Saturdays – April 5th & 26th – 11am Wednesdays – May 14th & 28th – 10:30am Saturdays – May 3rd & 24th – 10:30am Registration can be completed at the Aquatic Center. Cost is $50 per clinic which includes all equipment. Class size is minimum of 2 and maximum of 4. Participants must be at least 14 years of age. Dates and times may be subject to change due to weather and class size.

Colomonde Women’s Barbershop Chorus The Colomonde Chorus, Havasu’s Women’s Barbershop Chorus, has performed for over nineteen years under the direction of Donna Kopach. They sing acappella in fourpart barbershop style harmony. The chorus has entertained for local organizations, nursing homes, the Christmas Tree Lighting in Wheeler Park, Winterfest and many patriotic community events.

Western Welcome Club Scheduled Fundraising Events The Lake Havasu Western Welcome Club is a non-profit organization with all money raised donated back to the community. The will be holding the following annual fundraising events.

Women from “teens to seniors” are welcome to join. Rehearsals are Mondays, 7pm at Community Presbyterian Church, 3450 Chemehuevi Blvd. For Chorus information and booking for your meetings, holiday parties and special occasions, contact Toady @ 855-9827.

Western Welcome Giant Bunco Party – Saturday, March 1, 2014 – 1:00-4:00 p.m. (doors open at 11:30am) at the Aquatic Center, 100 Park Avenue. Cost $6.00 per person – includes refreshments, desserts and prizes galore. Men and women are welcome. For more information call Marge – 928-680-5698

Western Welcome Giant Indoor Garage Sale – Friday, February 14, 2014 – 8am-1pm at the Aquatic Center, 100 Park Avenue., For more information call Martha – 928-706-9777


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COMMUNITY EVENTS Spring Frenzy Spring Frenzy is a week-long educational, recreational, leisure and most importantly social event offering a myriad of classes and programs focusing on promoting a healthy and active lifestyle. Aquatics & Recreation is proud to offer more than 220 different opportunities for adults to explore physically challenging, healthy, leisure and educational classes where you will be exposed to local experts who have graciously agreed to share their knowledge and experiences. Registration for Spring Frenzy must be completed at the Aquatic Center. Each participant must have a registration form completed with liability waivers signed. Registration began on Wednesday, January 8th .

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AQUATIC PROGRAMS & INFORMATION Lake Havasu City Aquatic Center Learn to Swim Program The Lake Havasu City Aquatic Center is proud to offer you professional instructors who are well trained by the American Red Cross. Our goal is to offer a balanced program that teaches swimming skills and how to be safe in the water. Even though you, as a parent, may not be in the water, you play an essential role in your child’s success. It is important to support your child by praising his or her effort in the pool. Understand that all children develop swimming skills at different rates.

Class will be held from 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Red (Beginner) I can… - put on a lifejacket and kick - go underwater and float back up - be pulled in streamline on my front and my back - roll from my back to my front - roll from my front to my back - go underwater, kick to the top, put my head back to get my mouth out of the water - lay on my back to rest and breathe Class will be held from 6:15 – 6:45 p.m.

Cost is $35 per participant; per session Sessions consist of 8 lessons and run Tuesdays & Thursdays Session #1 - February 18th through March 13th Session #2 - April 8th through May 1st White (Parent/Child) Parent/caregiver accompanies child in the water I always ask permission to get in the water I can… - jump in to my teacher - sit independently - wall walk - listen and follow directions - climb out all by myself - pour water over my head - jump in the water and get my head wet - hold the air I breath inside me until I want to let it out - look underwater and hold my breath, with and without goggles

HSST Come join the Lake Havasu Stingray Swim Team! This is a wonderful opportunity for you to meet new friends, be part of a great team and compete in swim meets throughout the tri-state area. For more information about the Havasu Stingrays Swim Team or to try out for the team, please contact Stephanie at 727-2428 or visit www.havasuswimming.com.


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AQUATIC PROGRAMS & INFORMATON cont. ABCs & 123s Come learn your ABCs and 123s with retired kindergarten teacher Margie Snyder. Class will introduce children ages 3 – 4 to letters, numbers and shapes. It will incorporate these skills into a water environment teaching water safety skills to kids. Co-sponsored by Lake Havasu Western Welcome and is brought to you through a joint effort trying to keep children safe in, on and around the water combined with kindergarten readiness. Class will be held on Tuesdays & Thursdays beginning May 6th – May 29th from 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. Registration fee is $20 per participant for the entire session.

POOL PARTIES The Aquatic Center is available for private groups, school groups and children’s birthday parties. Cost for groups is based on the number of participants. Birthday package includes 20 swimmers and exclusive party area for two hours. Air bounce is available for an additional $50 for one hour. Contact us at 453-8686 to schedule your pool party!

The Lake Havasu City Aquatic Center has something for everyone. Lake Havasu’s only indoor waterpark! We are conveniently located off HWY 95 between Smoketree Ave. and Mulberry Ave. on the lake side of the highway. Facility features: Wave Pool with a zero depth beach entry 254’ Pipeline Water Slide Kiddie Lagoon Shipwreck Slide Shark Slide Raindrop Mushroom Outdoor Spray Park Therapeutic Pools Indoor Lounge Area Grass Area Price of Admission for our Open Swim Session is: $5.50 for adults ages 18 - 61, $4.50 for children ages 4-17 and seniors 62 and older. Children 3 and under are free. Open Swim includes the use of all attractions. Inner tubes and lifejackets provided at no additional cost. It is facility policy children 6 years and younger wear a lifejacket. Children must be at least 42” to ride the pipeline waterslide. Food and drink permitted in the facility with the exception of alcohol and glass containers. Free Family Swim Havasu Classics Car Club will be sponsoring a free family swim on Sunday, February 23rd from 12-4 p.m.


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AQUATIC PROGRAMS & INFORMATON cont. Water Exercise Classes offered from just off the couch beginners to advanced all out gut busting exercise fanatics, we have classes designed to help you get fit, stay fit and be healthy. Daily lap swim times are also available in our 25 meter 6 lane indoor pool. Classes and lap swim sessions are $5 per person or you can purchase a Punch pass, which is $70 for 20 visits. Passes expire one year from the date of purchase. Always check with your physician before starting an exercise program. Adult Fitness (Beginner to Advanced) Adult Fitness is for those who are interested in learning stroke techniques, proper breathing and endurance. Designed for the beginner swimmer or those training for triathlons, this class offers instruction, workouts and coaching. Advanced Water Wellness (Beginner) This class is offered in the mail pool and focuses on increasing range of motion, flexibility, strength and mild cardiovascular training. Participants are in deep water with Aqua jogger belts providing less pressure on joints and bones. Ai Chi (Beginner) This class is a water movement and relaxation program that combines the movements of Tai Chi, Qj Gong and Shiatsu while standing at shoulder depth water. It is an efficient exercise program that increases range of motion, balance, mobility and stress relief through breathing techniques. Aqua Motion Plus (Intermediate to Advanced) With the use of aqua jogger belts and water weights, this class is per formed in deep water where participants are suspended at shoulder level. Offering a wide variety of exercises with multi directional resistance this class is designed to help increase cardiovascular endurance and muscle strength. Arthritis Exercise (Beginner) This is a recreational group exercise program conducted in warm water. Exercises are designed to improve range of motion, muscle strength and endurance.

Tai Chi (All Levels of Exercisers) Proper breathing techniques, balance, strength development and stress relief are all part of this very popular form of exercise that is practiced world wide. Water Aerobics (Intermediate to Advanced) This class is designed to help shape and tone your body as well as keep your heart rate up while working in both shallow and deep water. Water aerobics develops cardiovascular endurance and helps work your muscles without punishing your joints and bone. Water Kickboxing (Advanced) This high energy class is made up of punching, kicking and aerobics. We provide the aqua gloves and the water provides the resistance. Yoga (Beginner to Intermediate) This class will work in progressions and will combine Kundalini, Hiawatha & Yoga Flow. Masters Swim Team This program is designed for all levels of swimmers from the beginner to the avid competitor. Come let our coaching staff give you tips on how to swim more efficiently, and work out with friends at the Aquatic Center. Practices will be held Tuesday and Thursday evening from 5:30-7:00.


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PARK INFORMATION Ramada and Park Rental Interested in having a picnic, BBQ or party at a park? Make a reservation so you know you get the spot you want. Contact Parks & Recreation at least ten days in advance, for groups under 30, to check the availability of the Ramada you would like. If you are having a larger group you will need to call at least a month and a half prior to the date of your event. You will then need to come down to the Aquatic Center and fill out a permit and pay the applicable fees. We will hang a reservation sign on the morning of your event to insure you have the proper Ramada. A few things to remember: Alcohol is not allowed in city parks

without an approved permit No glass is allowed in any city park Parks are open until 10:00pm No bounce houses on grass Groups over 30 require a Special Event permit and Insurance turned in at least 30 days prior to event Please feel free to contact us at 4538686 to reserve a ramada or with any other questions you may have. Wheeler Park Banner Program The Maintenance Services Department Park Maintenance places banners at Wheeler Park located at 1801 McCulloch Blvd. Banners can be 3’-4’ wide and 25’35’ long. Eyelets must be at all four corners with a rope leader sewn into the top and bottom edges and wind

holes cut throughout. Banners are placed and taken down on Monday mornings and remain up for a maximum of two weeks. If you would like to have a banner placed at Wheeler Park please contact Park Maintenance at 855-1851. The Lake Havasu Commemorative Tree/Bench Program This is a city wide program initiated by the Keep Havasu Beautiful Committee in an effort to add to the aesthetic beauty of the city. For over 20 years this program has contributed to the sale of over 2400 plaques that have been placed throughout the city. Contact Jennifer Slettebo at 855-1851 for additional information on this program.


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