Park and Recreation
5841 Brookshire Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28216
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Ray's Splash Planet offers a variety of programs that accommodate all age groups, interests and athletics. Some athletic programs feature sports such as basketball, baseball, soccer and flag football. Other programs include a variety of aerobics instruction, fitness instruction/personal training, no school day camps, preschool activities, swim lessons, dancing, yoga and self-defense instruction. View and Download the Aquatics Brochure
Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department is proud to implement Starfish Aquatics Institute (SAI) “Starfish Swimming” program format at each of the aquatic facilities starting fall 2012. SAI offers a nationally recognized swim instruction program for children and adults of all ages and abilities. The different programs offered are StarBabies (6-18 months), StarTots (18-36 months), Starfish Swim School (ages 3 years and up), Starfish Stroke School (once they have surpassed Starfish Swim School), and Starfish Swim Team (a development program designed to transition students from swim lessons to a competitive swim team program).
Each of these programs is benchmark focused and contains five stages that each focus on a specific core competency. The core competencies are the building blocks of swimming. All lead-up skills, activities, and benchmarks in each stage focus on the core competency. Each stage has two benchmarks to achieve, safety skill benchmark and a swim skill benchmark. Please read about the different levels below.
Register online at eParks for these swim classes today! Or you may contact 311 (704-336-7600) to register by phone. Contact Jody Corum with any questions about any swim classes by phone at 704-432-1141 or by email at email@example.com
StarBabies - Parent or Guardian with child 6 months-18 monthsStarTots - Parent or Guardian with child 18 months-36 monthsThe purpose of this course is to develop in very young children a high comfort level in the water while at the same time training parents in water safety and drowning prevention. This course does not teach children to become accomplished swimmers or survive in the water; it does provide a confidence building, fun, loving experience. One parent or guardian must be in the water with each child. Swim diapers required, along with plastic pants recommended and a lined swim suit.
Register online at eParks for these swim classes today!
Starfish Swim School Pre-School Ages 3-5 yearsDesigned to meet the needs of preschoolers, this course will develop a high comfort level in the water, a readiness to swim, and for those children who are developmentally ready, teach beginning swim skills. This class approaches teaching swimming through creative, fun activities in the water. Students work toward development of the five core swimming competencies and receive color level stars in their personal record books for each achievement. Children progress at their own pace in a small group setting.Register online at eParks for these swim classes today!
Starfish Swim School Elementary Ages 6-9 years and Starfish Swim School Primary Ages 10-13 Students work toward development of the five core swimming competencies and receive color level stars for each achievement. The color levels are used to divide students into broad ability groups. Children progress at individual rates with the opportunity to learn the core swimming skills and progress to advanced strokes. Learning is self-paced but challenging.Register online at eParks for these swim classes today!
These camps are generally designed for kids ages 5-12 yrs old and are filled with FUN! We play sports, games, enjoy arts and crafts, take trips and have plenty of pool time. Pre-Registration is required. To register go online to eParks and type in the related course barcode number or come by our facility. Pre-Registration is required for all Out of School Play Days at Ray's Splash Planet. For more information, please contact Kimberly Golden at 704-432-1139 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Times:8:30am to 6:00pm
Costs: $30 per day