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Lifeguard Training Courses

The Summit Activities Center will be offering two Lifeguard Training Courses this spring.  The first class will be held March 6 & 8 from 4 pm-10 pm, and March 9, from 7:00 am-5:00 pm, and with the Pre-test on Tuesday, February 27 at 6:00 pm.  The second class will be held May 11-13, 2018 with the Pre-test on Tuesday, May 1, at 6:00 pm.  Class times for this course will be Friday from 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Saturday from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm, and Sunday from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm.  Attendance is mandatory for ALL classes AND the prerequisite testing.

 Registration begins immediately.  Participants may register online at www.cityofyankton.org or at the front desk of the Summit Activities Center.

 Cost for the training will be $140.00 plus tax and includes lifeguard training books. Registration and a payment is also required with Red Cross, but instructions for this will be give once the pre-test has been passed.  Participants must be at least 15 years of age before the class ends.

Prerequisites are:

  1. Swim 300 yards continuously.
  2. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10 lbs. object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object, and exit the pool without using a ladder or steps within 1 minute and 40 seconds.
  3. Treading Water for 2 minutes using legs only.

* Participants who fail the prerequisites will not be able to continue the course.

 Class One Course Schedule:

Prerequisite Swim Test: Tuesday, February 27 at 6:00 pm

Tuesday, March 6:             4 pm – 10 pm

Thursday, March 8:           4 pm – 10 pm

Friday, March 9:                  7 am – 5 pm

 Class Two Course Schedule:

Prerequisite Swim Test: Tuesday, May 1 at 6:00 pm

Friday, May 11:                    5 pm – 10 pm

Saturday, May 12:              8 am – 8 pm

Sunday, May 13:                 8 am – 8 pm

 For further information, please call 668-5234 or stop by the Summit Activities Center at 1801 Summit Street, Yankton, SD.  Remember to follow the Yankton Parks and Recreation on our Facebook Page.

SAC Red Cross Spring Swim Lessons

The Summit Activities Center will be offering American Red Cross Swimming Lessons this spring.  The classes will be held Saturday mornings and will run from Saturday, April 7 through Saturday, May 12, 2018.

 Swim lessons will include Preschool, and Red Cross Level 1 and Level 2.  Registration for current Summit Activities Center members will begin Monday, March 12, 2018 during normal business hours.   Registration for the general public and online registration will begin Tuesday, March 13 at 11 a.m.  Online registration is available through the City of Yankton website at www.cityofyankton.org.

10:30-11:20 a.m.  Preschool and Level I

11:30- 12:20 p.m.  Level I and Level II

For further information, please call 668-5234 or visit the Summit Activities Center at 1801 Summit Street, Yankton, SD.  Don’t forget to follow the Yankton Parks and Recreation on our Facebook page.

Quick Start Tennis

The City of Yankton’s Parks and Recreation Department is offering a four session “Quick Start” tennis program at the City Hall Gym for all girls and boys that are currently in grades K – 5th.  The Quick Start philosophy is designed to bring kids into the game by utilizing specialized equipment, shorter court dimensions and modified scoring, all tailored to age and size.

 The Quick Start program will consist of four consecutive Saturdays beginning March 3, 2018, and finishing on Saturday, March 24, 2018.  Times are as follows:

Kindergarten & 1st Grade        9:00 – 9:45 am

2nd Grade & 3rd Grade              9:45 – 10:30am

4th Grade & 5th Grade              10:30 – 11:15am

 Cost for the program is $21.30 (includes tax).  To register, please visit the Summit Activities Center by March 3rd or online at www.cityofyankton.org.  Registration will also be accepted on March 3rd at City Hall during the Clinic (check payments only).

 For additional information, call (605) 668-5234 or stop by the Summit Activities Center at 1801 Summit Street, Yankton, SD.  Don’t forget to follow the Yankton Parks and Recreation Department on our Facebook page.

 

 

COED DODGEBALL  LEAGUE

Please pass this information (dodgeball rules and roster) on to anyone who may be interested in being a captain for a coed dodgeball team.

Please return the team roster and the $100.00 entry fee on or before Friday, March 2, 2018.  If the entry fee is not returned by Friday, March 2, your team will not be placed on the schedule.

There will be a single-elimination tournament at the end of the regular season in May.

If you have any questions, please contact the recreation department at 668-5234 or e-mail at swattier@cityofyankton.org.

 Women’s Basketball League

The Yankton Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for Women’s Basketball League.

Deadline for team registrations, rosters, and fees is Friday, March 2, 2018.  League will be played on Wednesday evenings, beginning March 28, 2018.

Team registration forms and rules are available at the Summit Activities Center at 1801 Summit Street or on the City of Yankton website at www.cityofyankton.org.

For further information, please stop by the Summit Activities Center at 1801 Summit or call 668-5234.  Remember to follow the Yankton Parks and Recreation on our Facebook Page.

BECOME AN OFFICIAL – STAY CONNECTED TO HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

By Bob Gardner, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Dan Swartos, Executive Director of the South Dakota High School Activities Association.

They don’t make the headlines, their names are not in the box scores and they don’t make the allstar teams, but perhaps the most important individuals in high school sports are the contest officials.

These individuals are so important that, in fact, there would be no organized competitive sports at  the high school level without the men and women who officiate these contests every day across  the country. Subtract the dedicated men and women who officiate high school sports and  competitive sports would no longer be organized; they would be chaotic.

Anyone looking for a unique way to contribute to the local community should consider becoming  a licensed high school official. For individuals who played sports in high school, officiating is a great  way to stay close to the sport after their playing days have ended. Officiating helps people stay in  shape, expands their social and professional network and offers part-time work that is flexible, yet  pays. In fact, officiating is a form of community service, but with compensation.

Another benefit of officiating is that individuals become role models so that teenagers in the  community can learn the life lessons that high school sports teach. Students learn to respect their  opponents and the rules of the game and the importance of practicing good sportsmanship thanks,  in part, to those men and women who officiate. And the objectivity and integrity that high school  officials display is an example that every young person needs to observe firsthand. In short,  communities around the country will be stronger because of the life lessons that high school officials help teach the next generation.

Officiating is a great way to stay connected to sports and to give back to the local high school and  community. We need dedicated men and women to become involved so that high school sports  can continue to prosper for years to come.

Individuals interested in learning more about becoming a high school official, and even begin the  application process, can do so at www.HighSchoolOfficials.com.