Birthday Parties

Birthdays!  Girl or Boy Scouts!  Holiday Parties!  Back to School Parties!  TONS OF FUN!  You find a reason to PARTY and we will do the rest!

Procedures for Birthday Party Swim portion (approx. 75 minutes) in the pool include a “swim skills test”.  This instructional test will be given by an instructor/lifeguard.  If a child doesn’t pass this test he/she will wear a bracelet showing that the child needs to have a life jacket or an adult in the pool.  If the child passes this test, they will receive a different color bracelet and will not be required to have a designated adult or life jacket.  Then we will transition into instructional stations, sample stations include:  1.) Educational skill:  (submerging) children will go underwater searching for sinking toys.  Children will learn how to go underwater, hold their breath and explore beneath the water with goggles.  2.)  Educational skill:  (kicking) children will use fins and kick boards at this station to practice kicking properly with instruction across the pool.  3.)  Educational skill:  (freestyle with focus on arm circles) Children will swim out to an object retrieve it and swim back.  Instruction will be given on proper arm rotation and stroke technique.  4.)  Educational skill:  (water safety) Children will be educated on what to do if they fall or get pushed into the pool.  Children will practice the jump, turn swim technique along with treading and floating.  Then we will have a mock swim meet, including relays, races with kick boards etc. for more practice of their skills.  If there is remaining time children can practice what they have learned.  Also, with stations we can use themes based on the birthday party theme.  If it is a princess theme then we will call fins princess flippers etc.   
After pool time, a private area is provided for continued celebration for 45 minutes. Best of all, Shepard allows you to bring up to 30 guests at no additional cost, $5.00 a guest applies after 30. Set up will begin 15 minutes prior to party and guest must exit 15 minutes after the end party time.  

Due to popular demand, we recommend calling in advance to secure your best party date and time.  Rental fee for your two hour, Shepard pool party does not include decorations, pool toys or refreshments.  You may bring those items.  

Cost for an enrolled student is $325.  Cost for an unenrolled student is $350.  A $100 non-refundable deposit is due upon booking.

Children age three and under need an adult to get in the water with them.  Life Jackets will be required for older children who do not pass the swim skills test.  Our birthday parties encourage children to practice their swim skills in fun ways with play, relays and stations.

We require all children under 3 to wear two diapers.  First a disposable then covered by a reusable swim diaper is required (no exceptions).  We will have these available for purchase if needed.  If your child is 3 and older and not fully toilet trained, the diaper policy will apply.  If there is an accident in the pool and children are not properly diapered a fine of $300 will be charged. 

Also, if you have a child coming with another parent or grandparent he/she will need to sign a waiver prior to coming to be able to participate in the pool.

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