2019-2020 Swimming Season

Head Instructor: Ms. Kathleen Prager, 917-714-7360

Immaculate Conception Youth Ministry Committee is happy to inform families that we are able to offer an instructional swim program for children ages 6-17. Space is limited and final confirmation is based on several factors, some of which are beyond the Youth Ministry Committee’s control. Registration is a 2 Part Process.

Part 1: Immaculate The permission/ waiver form and $150. 00 check/money order payable to “Immaculate Conception Church” are due when you report to class on October 9th. This fee covers October 2019 through 2020 lessons.

Part 2: Online Registration

The Swim Club will not be a competitive team. There are competitive teams at the club. Immac will focus on the acquisition of strokes, endurance and swimming as a lifetime sport. Immac Swimming is open to children ages 6-17 and beginners through advanced levels are welcome.

Immac Swimming is using the Variety Boys and Girls Club (VBGC) facilities, located at 21-12 30th Road, Astoria, New York – (718) 728-0946.

Intermediate and Advanced Lessons: Wednesdays 3:30 – 4:15 pm

Beginner Lessons: Wednesdays 4:15 – 4:55 pm

Be advised sessions may change based on the discretion of VBGC and our instructors. Class time will be assigned by instructors and determined by numbers and available instructors. The Swim Club will begin Session I on October 9th, 2019, which is an orientation day for all beginners and placement for novice through advanced swimmers. Come prepared to swim, but in water, time will be shorter that day. Session I runs 10 weeks through December. Session II registration will be announced later.

-Swim caps, one-piece swimsuit for the young ladies; and lined swim trunks for gentlemen; goggles, towel, pool shoes (flip-flops etc.) and locks for the locker are required. Immaculate Conception Catholic Academy or Parish, Variety Boys Girl Coaches, volunteers, staff, employees are NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR VALUABLES LOST.

There is limited space, thus a spot is not guaranteed. The first to complete the Two-Part Registration procedure before the spaces fill in his/her level will be assigned. This includes:

1. The Permission/waiver packet which contains the permission slip and waiver, parent telephone, email address. Swimmers must have a parent/guardian sign permission slip and waiver and return these with payment check or money order payable to “Immaculate Conception Church” and swimming noted on the subject line. Please read the skills required for various levels. Parents can expedite the placement process by not overestimating the child’s ability and using criteria described on the attached sheet.3.

2. Part II of Registration will be done online, and swimmers must register and join the Variety Boys and Girls Club. There is a $35.00 VBGC membership fee. You will be directed on how to register by the VBGC. Note: Swimmers MUST have a physical/ completed medical approval form on file with the club in order to swim at the Variety Boys and Girls Club. Download the medical forms at VBGC website or get them from your doctor.

Students will be dismissed from the pool and parents must make arrangements for their child to be picked up at the conclusion of the lesson. The next class begins immediately; thus once your child exits the pool, parents are responsible for the child’s safety. We do not watch or supervise any Immac participant beyond the pool.

2019-20 Swim Club Parent Guardian Permission Slip and Waiver will be updated and made available by the first week of September 2019.