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Rec Notes - May 1, 2015
Swim lesson registration continues
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Registration for swim lessons continues at the Kershaw County Recreation Department. Registration for all lessons continues until the Thursday before the Monday lessons start. The first session runs June 1-4 and June 8-11.

Levels of instruction include Level I Water Exploration for ages 6 to 12 years old, Level II Primary Skills; Level II Stroke readiness; IAP Infant/Toddler Program, ages 18 to 36 months; PAP Preschool aquatic Program, ages 3 to 5 years old; and private, one-on-one instruction for all ages.

In the event of questionable weather (i.e. thunder, lightning, heavy rain, or high wind) a decision regarding lessons and classes will be made at the event’s starting time. Lessons and classes will be held in light rain. In the event of cancellation, a make-up time will be scheduled at a later date. Call the Aquatic Center at 425-7188 or the recreation department at 425-6009 when you have questions concerning the weather or cancellations.

For lesson descriptions and learning objectives, please visit under the Aquatic Center tab.

Swim Team

Registration for Swim Team also continues and will run through May 8. The cost is $70, with a $5 reduction for each additional child in the family. Children ages 4 to 18 are eligible to sign up for Swim Team. Season Pass members qualify for a $10 reduction per Swim Team member.

For more information on Swim Team or other aquatic center activities please visit under the Aquatic Center tab.


Zumba will feel more like a Salsa party than a workout.

Classes at the Bethune Recreation Building will be held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 6 to 7 p.m. Licensed Zumba instructor Annie Gonzalez will lead the class. Classes are $25 for 5 classes and one class for free.

Zumba classes in Camden will be held Monday and Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. The class instructor is Brandy Mangum.

The class will be meeting at the Old Armory,

The cost is $30 for twice a week for the month and $20 for once a week for the month. Call 425-6009 for more information.

Registration is required at the Recreation Department office. Call 425-6009 for more information.


Want to get in shape without all the running, jumping and bouncing? Try Tonetics -- a deep-muscle exercise class involving walking, stretching, bar usage and more.

The purpose is to tone and lose inches, while working all major muscle groups to achieve an all-over muscle fitness. Classes are $20 per person and meet Tuesday and Thursday for five weeks from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the recreation department.

Line dance classes

The chance to learn the Electric Slide and other popular steps is here.

Line dance is a great stress reducer and emotional release as well as good exercise, providing much the same benefits as low-impact aerobics.

Increase energy, improve strength and muscle tone. Age is no factor and you can build your stamina while having fun. Come with a friend or spouse or come alone; you don’t need a partner for line dance.

Beginner classes are on Mondays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. Beginner intermediate classes are on Mondays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. All classes are held in the big room at the recreation department building. Cost is $4 per person per class.

Senior fitness class

A group exercise class for ages 55 and older provides a fun variety of exercises to improve strength, flexibility, posture and balance, using a chair and a floor mat (optional).

All participants must be ambulatory and able to follow verbal cues in order to safely and effectively perform the exercises. Instructor is Melia Campolong.

The class meets from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at the recreation department building.

The cost is $20 per month, and pre-registration is required.

(For further information, call the Recreation Department at 425-6009 or visit and click on departments and services.)