My name is Laura, but most of the kids call me Coach. This will be my 8th year with Fred's Camp. I love being a part of such an amazing camp family.
It is amazing to see kids develop their confidence and skills in the pool. My number one focus at camp is water safety. Aside from developing swim skills there is nothing more important than teaching and ensuring safety around the water. I know, as parents, that typically is the biggest concern.
We are fortunate to swim in an outdoor lap pool with a depth at 3 feet and 6 inches. We also have (2) certified lifeguards keeping an eye on the pool at all times. The ratio in the pool is approximately 4/1.
During the school year, I am a CPS PE teacher, athletic director, and coach in Rogers Park. I am a certified Lifeguard and WSI (Water Safety Instructor). I have been teaching and coaching swimming for over 12 years.
Our swim teachers work directly with the campers in their groups to challenge each child at their own level. We use the Red Cross Learn-to-Swim curriculum.
Below is an overview of some of the skills that we focus on, as well as the corresponding level.
We also provide a comprehensive report card for all campers at the conclusion of their time at camp. I always encourage all families to call camp for any questions or updates on your child’s progress. We want to hear from you.