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The University of Texas at Tyler Announces 2017 Summer Camps, Programming

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March 7, 2017

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769 or 903.539.7196 (cell)

The University of Texas at Tyler offers several activities this summer. Recreational and athletic camps as well as swim lessons are available. The university's Herrington Patriot Center pool is also available for summer pool and birthday parties.

Summer Fun Camps (Ages 5 – 12)
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

June 5 – 9 (Session 1)

June 12 – 16 (Session 2)

June 19 – 23 (Session 3)

June 26 – 30 (Session 4)

July 10 – 14 (Session 5)

Herrington Patriot Center
$150 per session for HPC members, $180 per session for non-HPC members
Chris Thompson
903.565.5602/903.566.7466

Camps start the day with 30 minutes of 'group' swim lessons led by Rec Sports Learn to Swim instructors. Each camp includes as time allows: daily free swim, canoeing, fishing, activities and games, arts & crafts plus movie day. All activities are subject to change with weather. Specific camp instructions and reminders will be emailed prior to each camp.

Group Swimming Lessons (Ages 6 months to 14)

May 15 – 19: 6:30-7:20 p.m. (Session 1)

May 22 – 26: 6:30-7:20 p.m. (Session 2)

June 5 – 9: 10-10:50 a.m. and 11-11:50 a.m. (Session 3)

June 12 – 16: 10-10:50 a.m. and 11-11:50 a.m. (Session 4)

June 19 – 23: 10-10:50 a.m. and 11-11:50 a.m. (Session 5)

June 26 – 30: 10-10:50 a.m. and 11-11:50 a.m. (Session 6)

July 10 – 14: 10-10:50 a.m. and 11-11:50 a.m. (Session 7)

July 17 – 21: 10-10:50 a.m. and 11-11:50 a.m. (Session 8)

Herrington Patriot Center
$35 per session for HPC members, $45 per session for non-HPC members
Chris Thompson
903.565.5602/903.566.7466
Levels are parent/toddler, beginner and intermediate.

Parent/Toddler:
The parent/toddler class is designed for children and their guardians to take the class together. The ideal age range for the children is 6 months – 3 years. The class will go over child safety around the pool as well as teach the parents techniques to encourage the children to be more comfortable in the water.

Beginner:
The beginner class is designed for children between the ages of 3 – 5 years. A child can usually start the beginner class as soon as they are old enough to participate in a class setting without needing a parent nearby. This class will go over the basics of water comfort, breath control, floating, gliding, kicking and coordinated swimming movements on front and back.

Intermediate:
The intermediate class is designed for children that can swim with a crude front crawl for about five yards. This class will refine the student's front crawl with special emphasis on rhythmic breathing and then branch out into other swimming strokes; back crawl, elementary backstroke and breaststroke.

Beginner Swim Team (Ages 5 – 17)
8 – 9 a.m. Monday through Friday
June 5 – Aug. 4

Herrington Patriot Center
$80 per session for HPC members, $130 per session for non-HPC members
Chris Thompson
903.565.5602/903.566.7466
This program is a beginner-level experience combining work-outs with technique work in the four competitive strokes: butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle. It is designed to promote fitness and to possibly transition to a more serious swim team program. Participants must be able to swim 50 yards front crawl/freestyle without stopping to qualify.

Private Swim Lessons (by appointment only)
Herrington Patriot Center
$15/30-minute session, $25/1-hour session
Chris Thompson
903.565.5602/903.566.7466
Registration begins Monday, April 3. Private lessons are for both adults and children at all skill levels.

Athletics
903.566.7212/903.566.7105
Various sports offered. To register or for more information, visit The University of Texas at Tyler Athletics Summer Camps.

Pool & Birthday Parties
During hours parties: $200 for two (2) hours and up to 50 people
After hours parties: $300 for two (2) hours of exclusive pool use
For more information, call 903.566.7466 or email hpc@uttyler.edu.

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