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Adult and Youth Programs at Ray's Splash Planet

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. 


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StarFish Swimming Lessons

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.

Registe​​​r 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 jody.corum@mecklenburgcountync.gov

StarBabies - Parent or Guardian with child 6 months-18 months
StarTots - Parent or Guardian with child 18 months-36 months

The 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 years

Designed 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!


 

Youth Boys & Girls

Baseball, Soccer, Flag Football, and Basketball

Ray's Splash Planet offers a variety of youth sports leagues ranging from beginner level to competitive. Programs such as basketball, baseball, flag football, soccer and cheerleading have become a great success due to awesome volunteer coaches. For more information about the Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation's Youth Athletic leagues check out their website. Each youth sports regular season consists of 8 games (approximately 8 weeks in length). A single elimination post season tournament is held for all age divisions except the 5 to 6 year old instructional. 
 
Youth Soccer
Let's kick it! Sign up for youth soccer beginning the last week in June. Practices begin in August and games begin in early September.  For more information please contact Ray's Splash Planet at 704-432-4729.
 
Ages: 4-6 yrs
Registration Period: TBA
Price: $55.00 
Register: Online @ Eparks
 
Youth Flag Football
Sign up youth flag football beginning the last week in June. Practices begin in August and games will begin in early September.  For more information please contact Ray's Splash Planet at 704-432-4729.
 
Ages: 4-6 yrs
Registration Period: TBA
Price: $55.00 
Register: Online @ Eparks
 
Youth Basketball
Let's play ball! Practices begin in November/December and games will begin in January. For more information please contact Ray's Splash Planet at 704-432-4729.
 
Ages: 4-16 yrs
Price: $55.00 (ages 4-6) $65 (ages 7-16)
Register: Online @ Eparks
  
Youth Baseball
Let's all go out to the ball game! Sign up for youth baseball beginning in February 2015. Practices will begin in March 2015 and games sometime soon after. For more information please contact Ray's Splash Planet at 704-432-4729.

Ages: 5-12 yrs
Registration Period: TBA
Price: $55.00 (6 and under) $65.00 (ages 7-12) 
Register: Online @ Eparks


Register online at eParks today! Or you may contact 311 to register over the phone.
 
 
 

Homeschool Thursday's @ Ray's Splash Planet
 
Join Ray's Splash Planet for Homeschool Thursdays! Come and swim anytime between
12 p.m. - 3 p.m. every Thursday if your children are homeschooled; September 2014 through May 2015. (Except for Mecklenburg County No School Day's & Holidays.)
 
Discount coupons and specials cannot be applied to fees on Homeschool Thursday's. Dates subject to change at Facility's discretion.  Program swim time ends promptly at 3:00pm.
 
Ages:
5-17yrs*
*Siblings, 4 and under, of homeschool children also enjoy the discounted rate of $4
 
Price:
Youth - $4
Adult Chaperones (in the water) - $2
Dry Tickets - $3
 
Don't forget to bring your bathing suit and towel. We hope to see you next Thursday! Please remember that we do not offer Homeschool Thursday's June - August.
 
 

Out of School Play Days at Rays!  

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 kimberly.golden@mecklenburgcountync.gov .

Dates:

  • October 30th, course # 18486
  • October 31st, course #18487

Times:
8:30am to 6:00pm

Costs:   $30 per day



 



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