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Information about Swimming Courses

AQUATICS - All aquatics courses are held in the USI Physical Activity Center (PAC) pool and are instructed by the USI Aquatics Staff under the direction of Cathy Hesse.

LOCKERS - Locker space is available during class time at no charge to participants who provide their own locks. If you are interested in locker rental and towel service call the PAC Control Counter at 812/464-1945.

PLEASE NOTE - All registrants for fitness courses are reminded that it is always wise to consult a physician before beginning any exercise program.

BUILDING READING SKILLS (GRADES 1–5)      FULL-SEE BELOW                      NO. YTH480
Your child’s reading skills will be improved through individualized reading instruction provided by USI Diagnostic Teaching of Reading students under the supervision of a reading specialist instructor. Elementary Education undergraduate students who are earning a minor in reading, and graduate students who are working toward a reading endorsement, will work with one or two children each for 14 sessions to provide reading instruction that matches your child’s needs. Emphasis will be placed on informal assessments for instructional value and the components of reading on which Indiana children are tested. Enrollment is limited and children must commit to attending each session. Payment must be received to guarantee a space.

Dates and Time: Thirteen Tuesdays, January 21-April 29 (no class March 11), 6 to 6:45 p.m.
Location: USI Education Center, Room 3111
Registration Fee: $49

 CLASS IS FULL-Call 812/228-5022 to be added to waitlist if interested.

PRESCHOOL SWIMMING (Ages 3–5)                                                                                          
Water safety and water adjustment are emphasized in this program, along with development of gross motor skills. Parents are invited to get in the water with their children after discussion with the chief instructor.

Course Numbers, Dates, and Times:
NO. FIT300: Seven Wednesdays, January 22–March 5, 4:30 to 5 p.m.
NO. FIT301: Seven Wednesdays, January 22–March 5, 6:05 to 6:35 p.m.
Location: USI Physical Activities Center, Pool
Registration Fee: $40

SWIMMING FOR BOYS AND GIRLS (Ages 6–14)                                                                        
Children ages six to14 will have an opportunity to develop a wide variety of aquatic skills as well as fundamental strokes and to receive American Red Cross water safety certification in one of the following areas: Water Exploration, Primary Skills, Stroke Readiness, Stroke Development, Stroke Refinement, and Skill Proficiency.

Course Numbers, Dates, and Times:
NO. FIT340: Seven Wednesdays, January 22–March 5, 5:10 to 5:55 p.m.
NO. FIT341: Seven Wednesdays, January 22–March 5, 6:45 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: USI Physical Activities Center, Pool
Registration Fee: $45

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GETTING READY FOR THE SAT — GRADES 9–12                                                                        
Cut the SAT Reasoning Test down to size by developing strategies for standardized test taking, identifying study priorities, and working practice questions. Hands-on experience will give students practice with topics covered in the SAT and give students confidence for test day. This course focuses on the SAT but is beneficial for any student preparing to take a standardized exam. A pizza lunch is provided; students should bring their own drinks or monies to purchase a drink. Register for ACA400 and ACA401 together for a special fee of $120.

MATH SKILLS FOR THE SAT                                                                                      NO. ACA401

Emphasis will be on test taking skills, rules pertaining to calculators, and solving problems from algebra and geometry. Students should bring a calculator.


Course Numbers, Dates, and Times:

NO. ACA401A: Saturday, February 22, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

NO. ACA401B: Saturday, April 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: USI Education Center, Room 1126

Registration Fee: $65, includes lunch

VERBAL SKILLS FOR THE SAT                                                                                  NO. ACA400

The course will provide skills, tips, and interactive practice in short answer selections, critical reading comprehension, and essay pointers.

Course Numbers, Dates, and Times:
NO. ACA400A: Saturday, March 1, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
NO. ACA400B: Saturday, April 26, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: USI Education Center, Room 3147
Registration Fee: $65, includes lunch

SATURDAY ART WORKSHOP (ages 6–14)                                                            NO. YTH400
Kids ages six through 14 can join USI art students and faculty to create two- and three-dimensional artwork including collages, paintings, printmaking, sculptures, and more. Students will be grouped by age with a maximum of 20 per group and will display their works at the end of each session. Cost of lunch and all supplies included.

Dates and Time: Two Saturdays, April 19 and 26, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: USI Technology Center, Rooms 229, 237, 242, and 243
Registration Fee: $30, includes supplies and lunch

Course Numbers:

NO. YTH400A–ages 6–7                                   NO. YTH400B–ages 8–9
NO. YTH400C–ages 10–11                               NO. YTH400D–ages 12–14

 Register online

COLLEGE ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM                                                                                              

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The University of Southern Indiana’s College Achievement Program (CAP) offers concurrent credit to outstanding junior and senior students in more than two dozen area high schools. Through CAP, students meet high school graduation requirements and earn college credits, all while in their high school classroom during the regular school day. CAP courses are taught by high school instructors who meet the same criteria as USI adjunct faculty, and more than 40 courses in English, history, biology, chemistry, economics, foreign language, health professions,
journalism, and math are available. Many of the CAP courses transfer easily utilizing the Indiana Core Transfer Library (CTL). More than half of CAP courses are on the dual credit priority list, cost $25/credit hour, and fulfill the new state standards for the Academic Honors Diploma. The College Achievement Program is one of only five concurrent enrollment programs in Indiana accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) and one of 80+ accredited programs in the nation. Visit the CAP website to learn more about the college courses offered in your area high school,,or email for further information.

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