2022 Swimming and Boating Safety Classes
Water Safety / Swimming Classes:
WCYC has been sponsoring accredited swimming lessons since 1968. Over that time, more than 4000 swimmer sessions have been taught. Lessons are offered each July to children 5 years of age and older and are offered at no charge.
These classes cover basic skills for safely being in and enjoying our lakes. Parents who register their children do not need to be club members.
Classes are half an hour long, starting at 10:30 am for the Advanced Group and go until 12:30 pm, finishing with the Beginners. Classes are held regardless of weather.
The dates for Water Safety/Swim Classes in 2022 were:
Session I July 5 – 8
Session II July 11 - 15
Session III July 18 - 22
Over the three weeks of the 2022 program 53 individual swimmers received 85 weeks of instruction. All at no cost to the families.
Youth Boating -
WCYC and C&C Boat Works sponsor these classes, presented by the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Water Patrol. They teach the basics of safe boat operation and the students complete the state exam for the Youth Operator Permit.. Each session is followed by lunch (pizza of course - it's at Zorbaz!) and allows for on-the-water training supervised by the instructors. Participants do not need to be club members (or children of members) to register.
2022 Classes were held Tuesday June 7 and Wednesday July 13.
In the two classes 46 youth (and 3 parents who stayed to learn) completed the class and their applications for their Youth Operator Permits.
Boating Safety Instruction Classes for Women (aka 'Women at the Helm') - These free boating basics and safety classes, co-sponsored by Bertha Boatworks, are designed for those not generally at the helm or are new to operating their own boat. Participants learn how to start and stop their vessel, how to dock it, and basic handling principals. Also included are descriptions of what causes boating mishaps and how to minimize them, how to handle emergencies if you need to take over, what equipment should be on board, and common boating jargon. Participants do not need to be club members.
2022 classes were held June 24 and July 22.
The two classes had a total of 18 boaters attend.