Aquatics

Southern Lakes Parks and Recreation Aquatics Programs

Southern Lakes Parks and Recreation has something for everyone when it comes to youth aquatics programs. From fun in the water with the littlest students, to competitive teams for those who have developed their swimming skills, you’ll find something for all levels.

Get in shape in a fun, refreshing way. Join one of our water fitness classes! Our adult aquatics program is senior splash.

Aquatics Classes

Aquatics News

Aquatics Calendar

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POOL CLOSED

POOL CLOSED @ Fenton High School Pool

Dec 1 all day

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POOL CLOSED

POOL CLOSED @ Fenton High School Pool

Dec 2 all day

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Senior Splash 11:30 am

Senior Splash @ Fenton High School Pool

Dec 3 @ 11:30 am – Dec 4 @ 12:30 am

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POOL CLOSED

POOL CLOSED @ Fenton High School Pool

Dec 4 all day

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Senior Splash 11:30 am

Senior Splash @ Fenton High School Pool

Dec 5 @ 11:30 am – Dec 6 @ 12:30 am

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POOL CLOSED

POOL CLOSED @ Fenton High School Pool

Dec 6 all day

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LATE START Swim Lessons 4:00 pm

LATE START Swim Lessons @ Fenton High School Pool

Dec 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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POOL CLOSED

POOL CLOSED @ Fenton High School Pool

Dec 8 all day

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POOL CLOSED

POOL CLOSED @ Fenton High School Pool

Dec 9 all day

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POOL CLOSED

POOL CLOSED @ Fenton High School Pool

Dec 10 all day

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POOL CLOSED

POOL CLOSED @ Fenton High School Pool

Dec 11 all day

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POOL CLOSED

POOL CLOSED @ Fenton High School Pool

Dec 12 all day

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POOL CLOSED

POOL CLOSED @ Fenton High School Pool

Dec 13 all day

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LATE START Swim Lessons 4:00 pm

LATE START Swim Lessons @ Fenton High School Pool

Dec 14 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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POOL CLOSED

POOL CLOSED @ Fenton High School Pool

Dec 15 all day

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POOL CLOSED

POOL CLOSED @ Fenton High School Pool

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POOL CLOSED

POOL CLOSED @ Fenton High School Pool

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POOL CLOSED

POOL CLOSED @ Fenton High School Pool

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POOL CLOSED

POOL CLOSED @ Fenton High School Pool

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POOL CLOSED

POOL CLOSED @ Fenton High School Pool

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POOL CLOSED

POOL CLOSED @ Fenton High School Pool

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POOL CLOSED

POOL CLOSED @ Fenton High School Pool

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POOL CLOSED

POOL CLOSED @ Fenton High School Pool

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POOL CLOSED

POOL CLOSED @ Fenton High School Pool

Dec 24 all day

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POOL CLOSED

POOL CLOSED @ Fenton High School Pool

Dec 25 all day

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POOL CLOSED

POOL CLOSED @ Fenton High School Pool

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POOL CLOSED

POOL CLOSED @ Fenton High School Pool

Dec 27 all day

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POOL CLOSED

POOL CLOSED @ Fenton High School Pool

Dec 28 all day

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POOL CLOSED

POOL CLOSED @ Fenton High School Pool

Dec 29 all day

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POOL CLOSED

POOL CLOSED @ Fenton High School Pool

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POOL CLOSED

POOL CLOSED @ Fenton High School Pool

Dec 31 all day

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Youth Art

Art

Cartooning Art Workshop

$18 Resident, $28 Non-resident

All elementary ages welcome

Neal Levin’s Cartooning workshop is a fun and exciting way for kids to learn to draw. The class is designed to provide young artists simple skills that are easy to learn and inspires creativity.

** This class and booklet are updated & new every semester **

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
3:35-5:05 pm

Tomek Eastern Elementary

Kids Painted Flower Pot

$13 Resident, $23 Non resident

Material Cost: $5 payable to instructor at first class

Ages 7 and up

Students will have fun painting their own flower pot as the instructor teaches the fun techniques. Students, please bring any size flower pot painted white. Please pay $5 to instructor at the beginning of class.

Thursday, April 16, 2020
5:30-6:30 pm

Fenton Community & Cultural Center
Instructed by Donna Roskamp, Artistic-Attitudes.com

Clay Works

$65 Resident, $75 Non-Resident

Material Cost: $25 payable to instructor at first class

Ages 7 and up

Does your child like working with their hands? Clay is an ever pleasing medium for the Art Kids in your family! In these fine arts instructional segments students will be working with self-drying clay, using a caliper and modelling tools to make pottery and 3D Sculpture projects. If time permits we will shimmer paint our work! A ‘Viewing of Creation’ with will be extended to families following class on the final day. Wear clothes that are not precious, we will get messy!

$25 material fee payable to instructor at the first class

Tuesdays, 4:15–5:45 pm
Feb 4–March 3, 2020 (No class 2/18)

Fenton Community & Cultural Center
Instructed by Pamela Palmer Artist/Instructor B.F.A., Owner of Artist Apprentice

The Artist’s Apprentice-Kids’ Wood Burning & Drawing

$65 Resident, $75 Non-Resident

Material Cost: $25 payable to instructor at first class

Ages 10 and up

Pyro graphics anyone? Where there’s smoke there’s…all these kids getting creative with wood! What can be more compelling than to blaze our mark in an art form everyone wants to try? Students will be learning basic skills of wood burning as we venture to gain dexterity in this ancient craft. Our subject matter will be Celtic and Inuit animal designs inspired by visual references and your child’s creativity! A Gallery Show of the students’ art will be extended to families following class on the final day.

(Note: We will be working with a hot wood burning tool, so please consider your child’s level of maturity.) $25 Material fee payable to instructor on the 1st day.

Thursdays, 5:30-7:00 pm
April 9–May 7, 2020 (No class 4/16)

Fenton Community & Cultural Center
Instructed by Pamela Palmer Artist/Instructor B.F.A., Owner of Artist Apprentice

The Artist’s Apprentice- Japanese Cartooning

$65 Resident, $75 Non-Resident

Material Cost: $25 payable to instructor at first class

Ages 7 and up

Ready for a little Manga Madness! This art class will give Manga/Anime fans the unique opportunity to learn many techniques and improve their skills on Japanese drawing. Young artists will gain experience in drawing a variety of genres, including Chibi and
Shojo. A Gallery Opening will be extended to families following class on the final day.

Tuesdays, 5:30–7:00 pm
May 5–26, 2020

Fenton Community & Cultural Center
Instructed by Pamela Palmer Artist/Instructor B.F.A., Owner of Artist Apprentice

Art Fun! Sketching in the Fast Lane

$30 Resident, $40 Non-resident (Per session)
$5 Material Fee

Ages 10+

Get ready for 2 hours of fun as we break the rules of sketching and learn to be quick on the draw! We will discuss art as an enjoyable means of self-expression and learn different techniques to help free your mind and get your creative juices flowing.

Monday, 6:00-8:00 pm

Session 1: February 3, 2020
Session 2: February 11, 2020
Session 3: February 19, 2020
Session 4: February 27, 2020

Fenton Community & Cultural Center
Instructed by Linda Widing

Linda Widing is an accomplished artist from Fenton, Michigan painting murals and furniture both residential and commercial. Her acclaimed “Personality Sketches” are being displayed throughout Michigan and are available for purchase.

Kids Holiday Ornaments

$15 Resident, $25 Non-resident
$10 supply fee paid to the instructor

Ages 7 and up (7 and under may attend with a parent)

Learn to paint beautiful ornaments that will last forever. Each child will paint two holiday themed ornaments. Instructor Donna Roskamp will walk you through the steps as you complete the project during class. The instructor will provide all the supplies.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019
5:30 – 6:30 pm

Fenton Community & Cultural Center
Instructed by International Instructor Donna Roskamp, OSCI


 

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Creative Motions Dance

Creative Motions

Creative Motions

Participants will be introduced to ballet, tap, and jazz, while making friends, and practicing fun routines.

Please wear pink ballet shoes for girls, and black ballet shoes for boys.


TUESDAYS, Ages: 18 mo–3yrs

Session 1: January 7 – February 25  7:15 – 7:45 pm
Session 2: March 3 – May 5 7:15 – 7:45 pm


WEDNESDAYS, Ages: 18 mo–3yrs

Session 1: January 8 – February 26  6:00 – 6:30 pm
Session 2: March 4 – May 6 6:00 – 6:30 pm


FRIDAYS, Ages: 18mo–3yrs

Session 1: January 10 – February 28 6:00 – 6:30 pm
Session 2: March 6 – May 8 6:00 – 6:30 pm

All Classes:
Residents: $75.00 per session
Non-Residents: $85.00 per session
There are additional costs to participate in the recital

NO CLASSES: Over Presidents Weekend (February 14, 15 & 17) and over Spring Break (March 27 to April 5).

All Classes are held at the SLPR Dance Studio, Lake Fenton Middle School, 11425 Torrey Rd, Fenton, MI 48430

16th Annual SLPR Spring Dance Recital

We are excited to be celebrating our 16th season of dance! Our Winter-Spring Dancers have the opportunity to perform in the 16th Annual SLPR Spring Dance Recital. The Spring Recital will take place at the Lake Fenton High School Auditorium on Saturday, May 9, 2020. Dancers must be enrolled in both Session #1 and #2 to participate in the Spring Dance Recital. The recital is optional (but so memorable).

There are additional costs to participate in recital. Recital payments are due by Monday, January 20, 2020.


 

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Gymnastics Walkover

Front & Back Walkover Clinic

Front & Back Walkover Clinic

Gymnastics Walkover$15/each clinic

This class is for the Intermediate level or above gymnasts to spend focused time working on their front & back walkovers. Equipment and drills will be incorporated to aid in mastering these skills in an hour long session.

Must be pre-registered.

Ages: 7 – 16

Saturday April 25, 2020
1:30–2:25 pm

Gym Stars Gymnastics is located at Hyatt Elementary School, 325 Stan Eaton Drive, Linden


 

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Volleyball

The World Volleyball Cult- Indoor Volleyball League Adult Women’s 4’s

The World Volleyball Cult- Indoor Volleyball League Adult Women’s 4’s

$320 Per Team
Ages 18 +

USA modified indoor volleyball rules apply. No referees, call your own faults. Teams will play 10 weeks of round-robin league play followed by an elimination tournament of the eleventh week. Team play a minimum of three/two game matches per league night, barring any forfeits. All teams are seeded into playoffs according to their final league standings.

More information is available at www.facebook.com/worldvolleyballcult

REGISTRATION & QUESTIONS:
Contact Keno @(810) 265-9975 or vbizkeno@comcast.net

2020 Dates: 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 4/6


 

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open gym girls

Kip Clinic

Kip Clinic

open gym girls$15/each clinic

This class is for the Competitive Team level gymnasts to spend focused time working on their kip. Equipment and drills will be incorporated to aid in mastering these skills in an hour long session.

Must be pre-registered.

Ages: 7 – 16

Saturday April 25, 2020
11:30–12:25 pm

Gymnastic Clinics are held at Gym Stars Gymnastics at Hyatt Elementary School 325 Stan Eaton Drive, Linden


 

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Gymnastics Competitive Schedule

Team GymnasticsGym Stars Gymnastics Competitive Team Meet Schedule 2020

Jan 4 @ Thumb Tumblers
Jan 11 @ Vassar Gymnastics
Jan 18 @ Gym Stars Gymnastics
Jan 26 @ Huron Valley Gymnastics
Feb 2 @ LCG
Feb 22 @ Gym Stars Gymnastics
Feb 29 @ Haslett
March 8 Finals @ Huron Valley

Linden/Fenton/Lake Fenton High School Competitive Schedule

Dec 20 @ Home vs Waterford & West Bloomfield
Jan 4 @ FBPP
Jan 8 @ Holt
Jan 14 @ Tri vs. Cass City & Vassar
Jan 17 @ Home vs Huron Valley United
Jan 20 @ Livonia
Jan 25 @ Milford/Lakeland – Invitational
Jan 31 @ Hartland
Feb 4 @ Walled Lake
Feb 13 @ Home vs Vassar
Feb 17 @ Home vs Tecumseh
Feb 21 @ Home vs Conference Meet
March 7 Regional Meet
March 14 State Meet

 

Painting With a Twist - Hello Spring

Painting Class for Seniors 60+

Painting Class for Seniors 60+

Painting With a Twist - Hello Spring

$10 Program Fee

Celebrate winter and enjoy the beauty of the season! We will be holding a painting class for Seniors 60 years and older. You will be provided a canvas, all painting supplies as well as step by step instruction. Once your art piece is complete you will find that you are quite a seasoned artist. You will be taking home a beautiful painting that you proudly created.

(Feel free to bring your own finger foods as well as non-alcoholic beverages)

*No artistic experience is required.*

Registration is required and space is limited to 20 people.
Don’t delay, Sign-up today.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
6:00 – 8:00 pm

Fenton Community & Cultural Center
Instructed by Painting with a Twist


 

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Volleyball

The World Volleyball Cult- Indoor Volleyball League Adult Women’s 6’s

The World Volleyball Cult- Indoor Volleyball League Adult Women’s 6’s

$480 per team

Ages 18+

USA modified indoor volleyball rules apply. No Referees, call your own faults. Teams will play ten weeks of round-robin league play followed by an elimination tournament on the eleventh week. Teams play a minimum of three/two game matches per league night, barring any forfeits. All teams are seeded into the playoffs according to their final league standings.

More information is available at www.facebook.com/worldvolleyballcult

REGISTRATION & QUESTIONS:
Contact Keno @ (810) 265-9975 or vbizkeno@comcast.net

2020 Dates: 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18


 

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Swim

Swim Lessons

Swim Lesson Levels

Parent-Child

This class is designed to provide infants and toddlers, along with a parent/ guardian, with a fun atmosphere in which to become familiar with the water. The focus of the class will be learning swim basics (blowing bubbles, reaching & pulling, kicking, etc.) while singing and playing games in the water! There will be an emphasis on water safety. Ages: 6 months–4 years

Preschool Aquatics 1

This is the first class for children without their parents in the water. To advance in water skills, children must learn to be comfortable with their faces in the water. Beginning water skills like blowing bubbles, floating, submerging, kicking, reaching, pulling, treading water, jumping from the side and WATER SAFETY are emphasized. Due to safety concerns around water, children should be at least 3 years old to take this class so that they can follow directions and have an attention span that enables group learning. Some 3 year olds may be more comfortable in our parent/tot class. Ages: 3–6 years

Preschool Aquatics 2

Students in this class are comfortable with faces and heads wet, and will work on keeping themselves independently afloat. They’ll be practicing reach and pull arms, kicking, floating, gliding treading water, and underwater retrieval, all with a strong emphasis on SAFETY in and around water. Ages: 3–6 years

Preschool Aquatics 3

Students are already able to stay afloat and use forward locomotion. Typically they may be able to swim underwater. They’ll be building on the skills from Preschool Aquatics 2, such as reaching and pulling, floating, gliding front and back, and treading water, all with a strong emphasis on SAFETY in and around water. Participants who have passed all three levels of preschool aquatics, and are around the age of 6, will advance directly to Level 2 of the learn-to-swim program. Ages: 3–6 years

Level 1

Introduction of continuation to water skills learned in Preschool Aquatics. Children will learn about breath control, floating (back/front), gliding (front/ back), and swimming on the front and back. Children will receive assistance as needed, but will be encouraged to float/ glide/swim without assistance. Students will advance to Level 2 after gaining the confidence to swim without assistance, and becoming very comfortable swimming short distances. Water Safety will be emphasized. Ages: 6 & up

Level 2

Students in level 2 will continue with the skills taught in Level 1, with an emphasis on breath control while swimming (face submerged), and swimming for longer distances. Treading water, along with other self-help and basic rescues will also be introduced. Water Safety will be emphasized. Ages: 6 & up

Level 3

Students who advance to Level 3 should be swimming with their faces in the water, while on their fronts, and be able to stay afloat on their backs while swimming, for approximately 5 body lengths. This endurance is necessary for students to learn rotary breathing with front crawl, elementary backstroke, and dolphin kick. Sitting and kneeling dives will be introduced. Water safety will be emphasized. Ages: 6 & up

Level 4

Students are expected to be proficient in front crawl (with rotary breathing) before advancing to Level 4. Breaststroke will be introduced in Level 4, along with side stroke and back crawl. Standing dives will be introduced. Participants will also work on endurance in Level 4, and should be able to complete 25 yards front crawl, and 25 yards elementary backstroke before advancing to Level 5&6. Water safety will be emphasized. Ages: 6 & up

Level 5 & Level 6

Students will continue to work on Front crawl, back crawl, side stroke, elementary back stroke, and diving. Butterfly will be introduced, along with flip turns. Increased endurance will also be expected. Water safety will be emphasized. Ages: 6 & up

Swim Lessons

30 minute lessons – $80 Resident /$95 NR
45 minute lessons (level 3 & 4) – $85 Resident/$95 NR
60 minute lessons (level 5 & 6) – $95 Resident/$105 NR

Fenton High School Pool
Instructed under American Red Cross Guidelines

Parent & Child Ages: 6 months–3.5 years old
Preschool Aquatics: Ages: 3-6
Levels 1-6 Ages: 6 & up


Session 1: Saturday AM Lessons
February 8 – March 21, 2020

 

Parent/Child 9:30 – 10:00 am
Preschool 1 9:30 – 10:00 am
Preschool 2 9:30 – 10:00 am
Preschool 3 9:30 – 10:00 am
   
Preschool 1 10:00 – 10:30 am
Preschool 2 10:00 – 10:30 am
Preschool 3 10:00 – 10:30 am
   
Level 1 10:00 – 10:30 am
Level 2 10:30 – 11:00 am
Level 3 10:30 – 11:15 am
Level 4 10:30 – 11:15 am
Level 5/6 10:30 – 11:30 am

 

Session 2: Saturday AM Lessons
April 18 – May 23, 2020

 

Parent/Child 9:30 – 10:00 am
Preschool 1 9:30 – 10:00 am
Preschool 2 9:30 – 10:00 am
Preschool 3 9:30 – 10:00 am
   
Preschool 1 10:00 – 10:30 am
Preschool 2 10:00 – 10:30 am
Preschool 3 10:00 – 10:30 am
   
Level 1 10:00 – 10:30 am
Level 2 10:30 – 11:00 am
Level 3 10:30 – 11:15 am
Level 4 10:30 – 11:15 am
Level 5/6 10:30 – 11:30 am

 

Session 1: Tuesday PM Lessons
April 7 – May 12, 2020

Preschool 1 6:00 – 6:30 pm
Preschool 2 6:00 – 6:30 pm
Preschool 3 6:00 – 6:30 pm
   
Level 1 6:00 – 6:30 pm
Level 2 6:30 – 7:00 pm
Level 3 6:30 – 7:15 pm
Level 4 6:30 – 7:15 pm
Level 5/6 6:30 – 7:30 pm

*Private swim lessons may be scheduled at 7:30 pm.


 

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