WAMS (fomerly PEHR) Aquatic Classes
2021 WAMS (Wellness and Movement Studies) classes
Classes offered Winter 2021 - Swim Time 1 & 2, AND Learn to Swim-2 are offered in January. These are all EWU PHED classes for credit. The PHED Pro-Level classes will still be offered under Covid-19 guidelines. AFO will be 100% virtual, via Zoom. LGI and WSI will be blended in-person and virtual.
We just received approval to offer two new WAMS classes for EWU students: Learn to Swim 1 and Learn to Swim 2 (LTS-1, LTS-2). LTS-1 is for beginners who need to get comfortable in the water and learn to be safe in deep water. It will cover Red Cross LTS levels 1-3 approximately. LTS-2 is titled "Learn to Swim Better" and is for students who can swim some, but have remedial skills and need to learn how to swim properly. This class will cover Red Cross levels 4-6 approximately. LTS-2 is a 2-credit class, with 3 written assignments required to obtain the second credit. These courses are open to all EWU students; and will be offered FWS quarters.
The Aquatic Center is now offering blended professional level classes throughout the year, to provide more convenience for EWU Students and the general public. Classes include: Lifeguard Training, Lifeguard Instructor (LGI), Water Safety Instructor (WSI), and Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO). Registration is now open for all four. Please call to register at 509-359-6923 or 359-4252; or email the Aquatic Center Manager if interested in any of these classes - email: email@example.com.
LGT - January 29-February 7 Fri 5-9; Sat 8-5; Sun 1-5. 32 hours. 2 year certification for lifeguarding, CPR/AED/1st Aid & Oxygen. $190 for EWU Students; $230 for general public.
WSI - Feb. 19-21 and 26-28 Fri 5-9 PM, Sat/Sun 8-5 PM. 32 hours. 2 year certification to teach Red Cross Learn-to-Swim classes. $190 for EWU Students; $230 for general public.
LGI - March 1-18 MW 1:30-3:30 and TTH 2-4 PM. 24 hours. 2 year certification to teach the Red Cross Lifeguarding course. $150 for EWU Students; $225 for general public.
AFO - April 9-11 Fri/Sat 8-5 PM, 1-5 PM Sun. 20 hours. AFO is a 5 year certification to operate a swimming pool or spa. $160 for EWU students. $325 for general public.
Swim Time Students can swim on their own schedule, get fit, and get credit for it! Two options are offered - Swim Time 1, in which 20 hours of swimming, water walking, treading, kicking are logged for 1 credit; Swim Time 2, in which three short papers are required in addition to the 20 hours logged.
Learn to Swim 2 (LTS-2) -A 2-credit face-to-face instructional class with social distancing protocols in place. TTH 1:00-1:50 PM. Learn to Swim better is the objective of this course, and learning other swimming skills that you may not currently know: all swimming strokes, turns, surface dives, deck dives, treading water, survival skills, etc. Currently open for Winter Quarter 2021. EWU Students only.
Beginning SCUBA Diving - Not currently available during Covid restrictions. A 1-credit class offered Tuesday/Thursday evenings from 6-10 PM. SCUBA certification is an option for students able to travel to the open water dive. Offered FWS quarters.