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The World's Largest Swimming Lesson
SAVE THE DATE! 12th Annual World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ Set For Thursday, June 17, 2021 Das Rec Will Join TEAM WLSL™ In Its #21in21 Campaign To Share The Message That Swimming Lessons Save Lives™ Now in its 12th year, The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL) serves as a crucial platform for the aquatics industry to build awareness about the fundamental importance of teaching children to swim. With a whole year of “A dire consequence of the pool closures created by the 2020 pandemic is that millions of children did not have the chance to begin swimming lessons as they normally would,” said Rick Root, President of the World Waterpark Association, the founding organization of the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson. As waterparks, aquatic centers, and swim schools return to a more normal operating schedule in 2021, TEAM WLSL™ is unveiling a new #21in21 campaign to encourage host locations of all sizes to get back on deck for the WLSL event on June 17th, 2021. Whether facilities are able to host just 21 swimmers and their parents due to social distancing protocols or 2,100 because the whole community is in full swing, organizers are encouraging as many locations as possible to participate in this year’s program. “Over the last 11 years of hosting the WLSL event, we’ve learned we can make a real difference in our communities if we all work together,” said Root. “By committing to the #21in21 campaign, we can get kids and families back on track to being water aware by participating in life-saving swim lessons.” WHEN: This year’s WLSL event will take place on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at 2:00 pm. WHO: Das Rec --New Braunfels Recreation Center -- is proud to be an official host location for the 2021 World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ event. WHERE: 345 Landa Street -- Das Rec -- Leisure Pool WHY: The purpose of the event is to provide kids and parents exposure to life-saving water safety skills and build awareness about the vital importance of teaching children to swim to prevent drowning. Das Rec is joining TEAM WLSL™ in their mission to spread the message Swimming Lessons Save Lives™ to kids and adults to help prevent drowning, the leading cause of accidental death for kids 1-4 in the U.S. About The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ Since its inception, more than 320,000 children and adults have participated in life-saving WLSL lessons, generating more than two BILLION media impressions about the vital importance of learning to swim. Learn more about this phenomenal program by visiting . BACKGROUND · The problem is real: Per the CDC, drowning remains the leading cause of unintended, injury-related death for U.S. children ages 1-4, the second leading cause for children under 14 and the fifth leading cause of unintentional injury deaths for all ages in the United States. Drowning is an even greater threat in other countries around the world. According to the World Health Organization, drowning is the 3rd leading cause of unintentional injury death worldwide, accounting for 7% of all injury-related deaths. · Swimming lessons make a difference: Participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning among children age 1-4 by up to 88%. · Many lack basic swimming skills: In 2014, a survey completed by the American Red Cross found that more than half of all Americans (54 percent) either can’t swim or don’t have all of the basic swimming skills. · Parental supervision is key: According to a 2016 Safe Kids Worldwide report, despite the fact that lack of supervision played a role in the majority of drowning deaths, less than half of parents (49 percent) indicate they remain within arms’ reach of their child in the water. • Males and minorities are at the most risk: According to the CDC, nearly 80% of people who die from drowning are male. In addition, Black children aged 5-19 drown in swimming pools at rates 5.5 times higher than those of whites. This disparity is greatest among those 11-12 years of age, where Black children drown in swimming pools at rates 10 times those of whites.
Art & Yoga
Age: All |Cost: $25 | 7:30-9:30am Summer is a great time to try something new. Relax & release your inner creativity in this Yoga and Art class. Sara Turner begins the hour with yoga practice followed by painting instruction. All art supplies provided. Leave renewed and take home a masterpiece! A: Saturday, June 12, Das Rec Back Lawn B: Saturday, July 10, Landa Park Registration: Online: Webtrac Phone: 830-221-4170 In-Person: Das Rec, 345 Landa Street
How to use Kinder Care
Kinder Care at Das Rec will be opening Monday, May 3rd. Here's what you need to do and know! Step 1 Review our policies and guidelines, then signup for Procare. -If you've used Procare in the past, we ask that you still re-enroll. You'll receive an email confirming that your child has been enrolled. Step 2 After being notified of enrollment, you'll receive a second email with instructions on how to download the app and your personal code to access the room. Step 3 Once you have been enrolled and have your personal code, you can then reserve a time slot. (24 hours in advance) Key Information: Maximum of one-hour sessions 10mins after reservation time, the spot will open to waitlist members (please call if you are running late, and don't forget to cancel if you won't be attending) Parents must stay within Das Rec facility when utilizing Kinder Care You must Register and Reserve a spot to use Kinder Care Reservations required to attend Kinder Care -- this reservation does not guarantee a place in Group Exercise classes. 24 hours prior to each time slot the reservation window will open. Kinder Care Hours of Operation Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 1:00pm 4:00pm - 8:00pm Friday 8:00am - 1:00pm Saturday 8:00am - 12:00pm Sunday Closed Ages: Six months - 10 years COVID-19 Procedures: All Kinder Care participants will require a temperature check upon arrival to Kinder Care. (Temp. of 100.4 or greater will be asked to come back when they've been fever-free for 24 hours.) Kinder Care participants will not be required to wear a mask. Kinder Care staff will be required to wear a mask. Staff will perform a deep clean at the beginning and end of each session. Troubleshooting or Questions:
Hot Summer Smasher Pickleball Tournament
Ages: 16+ | Das Rec Gym | Saturday, July 31st | $40 - $50/team |Early Registration: through July 10 | Late Registration: July 11-27 Partner up and get ready for Das Rec's Hot Summer Smasher Tournament. All intermediate and advanced players are invited to participate in this exciting doubles tournament. Maximum of 16 teams so register early! Prizes/awards will be given out. A: Saturday, July 31 | Games begin at 9 am Early Registration: through July 10 --- $40/team Late Registration: July 11-27 --- $50/team Registration Online: Webtrac (search: pickleball) In-person: Das Rec, 345 Landa St. New Braunfels, TX By Phone: 830-221-4170
All-Star Sports Camp
Multiple Dates | 1:00pm - 4:00pm | Ages 6-8 | $125 | Das Rec Gymnasium This camp will introduce participants to four different sports including: Basketball, Volleyball, Pickleball, and Futsal (indoor soccer). Our instructors will guide athletes through fundamental movements and skills of each sport. Drills will emphasize technique, teamwork, and skill development while having fun. A: Monday - Friday, June 7-11 B: Monday - Friday, July 12-16 Covid-19 Policy: Due to limited space and health protocols, parents will not be able to spectate in the facility. Parent pick-up and drop-off will be at the front of the facility. Vehicle name tags will be provided by Das Rec on the first day to aid in the pick-up/drop-off. Registration Register for this event 3 ways: Online: Webtrac (search: All Star) In-person: Das Rec, 345 Landa St. New Braunfels, TX By Phone: 830-221-4170 One of many spring break events!
Adult Pickleball League
Monday Nights | 5:30-8:30p | Ages 16+ | Das Rec Blue Gym Get ready for our Spring 6-week Pickleball Ladder League! League play is Co-Ed and open to all skill levels. This fun and competitive format of play is designed so that players mostly play with others of similar skill levels. No partner required to participate. Great minds dink alike! Season begins: Monday, June 21st thru July 26th Early Registration: through May 31st: $25/person Regular Registration: June 1st-11th: $35/person Covid-19 Policy: Due to limited space and health protocols, no spectators will be allowed in the facility. Masks will be required wherever a 6-foot distance cannot be maintained. Registration Online: Webtrac In-person: Das Rec, 345 Landa St. New Braunfels, TX By Phone: 830-221-4170
Job Opportunites at Das Rec
Help deliver fun, fitness, and smiles to the community of New Braunfels and make lifelong friends when you join the Das Rec, New Braunfels Recreation Center family. Available Job Opportunities Part-Time Guest Services Representative (Das Rec) Part-Time Fitness/Gym Attendant (Das Rec) Part-Time Kinder Care Attendant (Das Rec) Part-Time Kinder Care Lead (Das Rec) Part-Time Rec Instructor (Das Rec) Part-Time Lifeguard (Das Rec)
Challenger Sports International Futsal Camps
Ages: 3-12 | Cost: $100-$170 | 8:00 - 9:00 am | Das Rec Gymnasium Futsal is an exciting, fast-paced, small-sided football (soccer) game. Each camp will include skills such as foot skills, technical drills, small games, and scrimmages. Camp programs include a free ball and shirt; register 30 days early and get a free jersey! Held by Challenger Sports: an organization of professional soccer educators who bring the flair and passion of Brazilian and International Soccer to North America Register through the Challenger Website. Ages: 3-5 | Cost: $100 | 8am - 9am | Das Rec Gymnasium A: Monday - Friday, June 14 - 18 B: Monday - Friday, July 12 - 16 Ages: 6-12 | Cost: $170 | 9am-12pm | Das Rec Gymnasium A: Monday - Friday, June 14 - 18 B: Monday - Friday, July 12 - 16
Junior Pickleball Camp
Monday - Friday | 1:00pm - 3:00pm | Ages 8-14 | $85 | Das Rec Gym Kitchen, rally, volley! Das Rec's Junior Pickleball camp will introduce the basics of pickleball to include terminology, basic play, strokes, serving, and some fun drills. A great introduction to Pickleball! Ages 8-11 A: Monday - Friday, August 2 - 6 Ages 12-14 A: Monday - Friday, August 2 - 6 Covid-19 Policy: Due to limited space and health protocols, parents will not be able to spectate in the facility. Parent pick-up and drop-off will be at the front of the facility. Vehicle name tags will be provided by Das Rec on the first day to aid in the pick-up/drop-off. Registration Register for this event 3 ways: Online: Webtrac (search: pickelball) In-person: Das Rec, 345 Landa St. New Braunfels, TX By Phone: 830-221-4170
Volleyball Complete Skills Camp
Monday - Firday | 1:00pm - 3:00pm | Ages 8-14 | $85 | Das Rec Gym Bump, set, spike! Das Rec's volleyball camp will introduce your athlete to the fundamentals and tactics of volleyball. Participants will learn proper techniques in the important skills of serving, setting, passing, spiking, and the basics of team play. Ages 8-11 A: Monday - Friday --- June 21 - 25 B: Monday - Friday --- July 19 - 23 Ages 12-14 A: Monday - Friday --- June 21 - 25 B: Monday - Friday --- July 19 - 23 Covid-19 Policy: Due to limited space and health protocols, no spectators will be allowed in the facility. Masks will be required wherever a 6-foot distance cannot be maintained. Registration Online: Webtrac (search: volleyball) In-person: Das Rec, 345 Landa St. New Braunfels, TX By Phone: 830-221-4170
Basketball Complete Skills Camp
Monday - Firday | 2:00pm - 5:00pm | Ages 8-14 | $125 | Das Rec Gym Das Rec's basketball camp offers development of all aspects of the game. Participants will learn offense, defense, ball-handling, shooting, and more. This complete skills camp helps players of all abilities develop athletically, refine fundamental basketball skills and enhance their skill set at the post, wing, or guard positions. Hosted by NB HoopMasters. A: Monday - Friday --- June 28 - July 2 B: Monday - Friday --- July 26 - 30 C: Monday - Friday --- August 9 - 13 Covid-19 Policy: Due to limited space and health protocols, no spectators will be allowed in the facility. Masks will be required wherever a 6-foot distance cannot be maintained. Registration Online: Webtrac (search: basketball) In-person: Das Rec, 345 Landa St. New Braunfels, TX By Phone: 830-221-4170