Do you want to learn how to scuba dive?
- SandlotScuba is a fun, innovative program that introduces campers the joys of scuba!
- All activities take place in a 3'-5' deep area -- shallow enough for participants to stand up.
- However, SandlotScuba participants must be at least 8-years-old.
- Operated and maintained by Certified Scuba Instructor, Dave Smith.
- NOT included in the regular Sandlot tuition -- cost is an additional $45 for the 90+ minute session:
- YouTube example: https://youtu.be/NgTEK0e7pgI
General Swim Safety at Camp:
- All campers who wish to swim in the deep areas must take a swim test (25 meter swim without touching the bottom, walls or lane lines) the very first time in the pool, supervised by lifeguards and our staff.
- Next, campers who do not pass (or attempt) the swim test are given a specific bracelet -- allowing lifeguards, staff and campers to look out for each other, and quickly identify who is allowed in each swimming area. (NOTE: there are two shallow pools with water only 1'-3’ deep and two more pools that are 3'-5' deep).
- Students are paired and they must always have their partner with them, at a minimum -- buddy system.
- We have chosen WJC Pool because of the ratio of swimmers to lifeguards and a great pool layout (visibility).
- In addition to the lifeguards, we assign a camp coach to each swimming/rest area.
- I (Eric Indiciani, Director) will also have a list of campers who I know are not strong swimmers (based on the test and parent/guardian concerns) and I will walk around and check on them non-stop.
- Campers are taken out of the water every 50 minutes and rest for 10 minutes -- normal rest period for the pool.
- FYI, all Sandlot Camps rotate days to use WJC Pool on their afternoon field trips because we have tried many different pools and, in our collective opinion, it is the SAFEST for our campers!
- If you have ANY QUESTIONS regarding the safety of the pool you are encouraged to ASK and/or COME SEE FOR YOURSELF -- honestly, it is more than okay!
- Plus, if your camper doesn’t feel like swimming, there are other options available: playground, tetherball, concession stand, etc.