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5xPrivate Lesson, 2PM, Aug3,10,17,24,31

Instructor: Mark Charke

  • Starts Aug 3
  • From 250 Canadian dollars
  • Depature Bay Beach

Service Description

This is 5 Private Lessons with Charke Swim. (Please be on beach ready to swim at 5 minutes before the class starts.) DURATION: 30 Minutes LOCATION: Depature Bay Beach, Nanaimo (We meet near the washrooms, in front of the floating dock. There will be a Charke Swim sign.) REQUIREMENTS: If we go out deep you MUST have a Swim Bouy, whistle and brightly colored headpeice of some kind. SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR DEEP WATER - You MUST have a Swim Bouy. (You can get these online at Amazon, for example, and the swim shop at Nanaimo Aquatic Center also sells them. It is a floatation device that attaches to you for safety. You may rent one from Charke Swim for 5$/day.) - You MUST have a whistle. (I have whistles you can loan for free.) - You MUST have a brightly colored swim cap, goggles or other device on your head so boats can see you. - You may return to land at any time. RECOMENDATIONS It is highly recomended that you have a wetsuit. (I'm using a 2/3mm wet suit, 2mm arms/legs and 3mm chest and it seems warm enough. I find my hands and feet get cold after 30 minutes so consider gloves and boots.) STUDENTS: Limit 2 (Each student must be approximately the same level as each other. If someone can swim in the deep end but others can not, we won't be able to safety train in the deep end, for example.) REQUIREMENTS: None (For each child under the age of 3, one parent will be expected to attend the class and come in the water with that child.) TOPICS: We will work on whatever areas of swimming you wish to improve. We can also evaluate your swimming and suggest areas of improvement. WEATHER: We will run classes rain or shine. If we see lightning, the class is immediately cancelled and we head for shore. Classes remain cancelled until 45 minutes after the last appearance of lightning. WASHROOMS/CHANGING/DRINKING WATER: Please come to the class in your bathing suit and wetsuit and be prepared to return home wearing them. There is a public washroom available but it is not intended to be used as a change room. A waterbottle is a good idea. There are water fountains near the beach.


Upcoming Sessions


Cancellation Policy

A full refund for the entire Class will be issued if requested 48 hours before the first Session of the class. While you are welcome to attend only part of a Class, we do not offer a lower price, or refunds, if you miss Sessions of your class. Exceptions to this rule may be made on a case by case basis and we will try to resolve problems.


Contact Details

  • Departure Bay Beach, Nanaimo, BC, Canada

    778-847-0861

    mcharke@aol.com


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