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Do It Afraid Kids Application

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APRIL 2024

Sessions are scheduled once participants are selected to join the program.

 

We are sponsoring 7 kids in April thanks to our Partnership with "Every Child A Swimmer"

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Rhythm and Stroke LLC’s Coach André will provide instruction for 10 lessons for 30 minutes per lesson per child.  

 

  • Lessons are private due to COVID -19 

  • 100% attendance is REQUIRED

  • For children 12 mon-17y (swim diapers mandatory for children who are not potty trained)

  • For first time applicants only. Previous recipients do not qualify. 

Criteria for being chosen for the program:

     (1) Income guidelines:

              -Household 2:  less than or equal to $27,000.00/yr

              -Household 3:  less than or equal to $34,000.00/yr

              -Household 4:  less than or equal to $40,000.00/yr

               Parents will have to provide the most recent tax year W2 for proof of income or a letter from their current employer or unemployment, Medicaid card (ie. CareSource).

Send an Email to : rhythmandstrokeLLC@yahoo.com with your name and "DIA proof of income" in the subject line. 

      (2) Desire to learn to swim 

      (3) Commitment to attending all sessions with 100% attendance. 

Once chosen, the ‘Do It Afraid’ kids classes are Free (or offered at a reduced rate)for these participants. We also have some goggles, swim caps and Swim suits. (supplies limited and sizes vary) 

   (4) Registration Fee: There is a $35 registration fee for the program. Once you are selected to join the program there is a $35 registration fee per child that is accepted into the program. Parent/Guardian will be sent an electronic invoice for the $35 registration fee per child. The fee must be paid in full before the child(ren) can begin the program.  Once the program has been completed with 100% attendance, the registration fee will be refunded in full per child. If 100% attendance is not met, the registration fee per child will NOT be refunded. 

All selected participants must attend a mandatory orientation, complete required forms, provide proof of income and commit 100% to the agreed upon schedule or their scholarship will be forfeited. 

 

No 2-piece suits, No hair beads, No jewelry permitted in the pool.

Parents must stay with children and watch, but are NOT permitted in the water.

Parents/Guardians should also adhere to Rhythm and Stroke proper code of conduct. 

 

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Rhythm and Stroke LLC (RandS) and Coach André offer semi- private (max 7 people/class)

[*NO SEMI PRIVATE SESSIONS DUE TO COVID 19*] and private lessons/sessions as well as AQUA Aerobics sessions (R.A.W: Rhythmic Aquatic Workout) and Aquatic personal training.

Hours of Operation:

Monday- Thursday: 6:30am-7:30pm

Friday: 8am - 4:00pm

Saturday: 8am-1:00pm

CLOSED on SUNDAYS

Lessons/Sessions are held in 30 minute increments and scheduled on the variant days and times.

LIABILITY WAIVER:

I acknowledge that I have voluntarily applied to participate in aquatic activities affiliated with Coach André Morton and Rhythm and Stroke LLC, including but not limited to semi-private/private swim sessions, group swim classes, water aerobics classes, exercising, stretching, personal training and other physical activities, in addition activities that may include promotion and advertising such as photo shoots and posing at various locations and pools, as well as makeup and hair.

I AM AWARE THAT ANY PHYSICAL ACTIVITY EVEN ONE AS SIMPLE AS WALKING IN OR AROUND THE POOL AREA HAS RISK OF INJURY OR EVEN DEATH. I AM VOLUNTARILY PARTICIPATING IN THESE ACTIVITIES WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE DANGER INVOLVED, AND AGREE TO ASSUME ANY AND ALL RISKS OF BODILY INJURY, DEATH OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, WHETHER THOSE RISKS ARE KNOWN OR UNKNOWN. I ALSO KNOW THE RISK OF SWIMMING, INCLUDING DRY DROWNING, SWIMMERS' EAR, HAIR DAMAGE, AND SIMILAR CONDITIONS THAT CAN BE AFFLIATED WITH WATER ACTIVITIES.

As consideration for being permitted by the pool area, the State of Ohio (or any state Rhythm and Stroke LLC is conducting a class in), the County of Cuyahoga and Summit, and any lessor of the fair premises (Colleges, Community Centers and/or any additional location leased or utilized by Rhythm and Stroke LLC), to participate in these activities and use the premises and facilities

I forever release Coach André Morton, Rhythm and Stroke LLC, the State, the County, the Lessor, any affiliated organization, and their respective directors, officers, employees, volunteers, agents, contractors, and representatives (collectively) from any and all actions, claims, or demands that I, my assignees, heirs, distributees, guardians, next of kin, spouse and legal representatives now have, or may have in the future, for injury, rash, death, or property damage, related to (i) my participation in these activities, (ii) the negligence or other acts, whether directly connected to these activities or not, and however caused, by any releasee, or (iii) the condition of the premises where these activities occur, whether or not I am then participating in the activities

I also agree that I, my assignees, heirs, distributees, guardians, next of kin, spouse and legal representatives will not make a claim against, sue, or attach the property of any leasee in connection with any of the matters covered by the foregoing release. This is a voluntary activity, and I, nor my affiliates will hold Coach André Morton, Rhythm and Stroke LLC, facilities used or Coach André/Rhythm and Stroke LCC’s affiliates responsible for any damages, rashes, or injuries sustained of any kind while swimming, practicing, exercising or any other preparation for swimming or physical activity (regardless of swim skill level); including but not limited to dance routines, land work outs, stretching activities, diving, photo shoots, video shoots, walking in or around the pool area, showers, stairs, etc…

In addition to releasing, holding harmless and indemnifying Coach André Morton and Rhythm and Stroke LLC as it relates to any claims that I, or any third-party acting on my behalf, have, or may have in the future, arising from or related to bodily injury or trauma, in any form, whether occurring immediately before, during or immediately after participation, I specifically agree that, if such activities are undertaken at a private residence, I will not bring forth or allege any claim as against the policy, or any ryder of such policy, which insures such private residence

I HAVE CAREFULLY READ THIS AGREEMENT AND FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS CONTENTS. I AM AWARE THAT THIS IS A RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND A CONTRACT BETWEEN MYSELF AND COACH ANDRE MORTON, RHYTHM AND STROKE LLC, THE STATE, THE COUNTY, AND THE LESSOR, AND SIGN IT OF MY OWN FREE WILL.

SAFE ENVIRONMENT:

I commit to maintaining and promoting a friendly and safe environment, disrespect of any kind to the Instructor, Lifeguards, students or affiliates of Rhythm and Stroke LLC will not be tolerated and clients will be asked to exit the pool area if displaying disruptive behavior. We encourage you to engage in helping other students, please keep conversations positive and short as not to disrupt the Instructor nor the flow of the class. Please do not engage in conversation about other Instructors or other students. Any questions you may have can be directed to Coach André after class or via email (rhythmandstrokeLLC@yahoo.com)

All Aquatic sessions are designed to provide water instruction and/or exercise. These sessions require full participation, your undivided attention and continuous practice of water safety

1. ATTENDANCE: ALL Do It Afraid program children MUST have 100% attendance or forfeit the remaining lessons and will be disenrolled from the program immediately. Any future applications to re-enroll will be denied. 

 

Students are required to be registered for each session they attend. Failure to register will cause client(s) denied permission to enter the session.

                a. CANCELLATION: Cancellation of a session must take place at least 48 hours before the scheduled session via text message or voicemail to Coach André. Any lesson that is cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled time will be considered an Active lesson and will be forfeited and not eligible for reschedule or refund. Lessons/Sessions cancelled within 48 hours or more, can be rescheduled with Coach André according to availability but will also not be eligible for refund.

                       **Exception: Sessions for Children under the age of 10 years old can be cancelled within 24 hours due to illness, but will also not be eligible for refund. If a lesson/session for a child under age 10yrs of age is cancelled less than 24 hours in advance, that session will be considered an Active lesson and will be forfeited and not be eligible for reschedule or refund

                           ***Active session- The definition of an Active session is a sessoion that has been deemed ‘completed’.

                       All NO CALL, NO SHOW sessions will count as active sessions and will be forfeited. They will not be eligible for reschedule or refund. More than 2 NO CALL, NO SHOW sessions will count as forfeit of sessions, all future sessions will be cancelled by Coach André, removed from the calendar and all additional sessions will be lost and not eligible for reschedule or refund.

b. TARDINESS: Anyone late to a session – whether 2 min or 10 minutes can participate, but Coach André will start the session over, the client will start where they entered the session and/or class and complete the remainder of the active lesson/class time.

  • NO additional time will be added to the lesson or class.

  • NO time will be ‘made up’ or rescheduled.

  • NO refund will be issued.

2. PARTICIPATION: Each student is expected to have full participation and engage in activities.

3. CELL PHONE: No cell phones (including text messaging) should be on while in class or a lesson/session in the pool area. If there is an extreme emergency and you have to take a call, step out of the pool area to take the call. Please keep the phone calls brief and if there is an emergency and you must leave the session early, report it to the instructor immediately.

4. BREAKS: There are No scheduled breaks given during class. No eating or drinking permitted in the pool area. If you need to take a break, you may do so.

5. DRESS CODE: Students are expected to come to class in their appropriate swim attire (swim suits, swim trunks). Only a towel, goggles, swim caps and/or water shoes are permitted in the pool area. No bags or coats, street clothes or street shoes are permitted in the pool area. Please check definition of appropriate swim attire.

a. Defined: Patrons should come to sessions with proper swim attire, failure to do so will result in a forfeited lesson/class and without reschedule. Proper Swim attire as defined includes but not limited to: Goggles, Swim Caps, Towel, Appropriately fitting-full one–piece swim suits for Women/Girls; Swim Trunks for men/boys o Shirts/leggings (for males and females are acceptable), however, must be worn over proper swim attire, unless deemed inappropriate at the facility.

  • Small children who are not potty-trained must wear “little swimmers” and/or other swim diapers.

  • Wet Suits and long (knee length) speedos/shorts are also acceptable attire

Prohibited swim attire include but not limited to:

  • Two-piece swim suits

  • Swim suits with Cut outs of any kind

  • Thongs

  • Brief style speedos

6. OPEN SWIM: We encourage you to engage in Open swim hours. Aquatic classes are NOT Open swim classes, they are structured curriculum based classes. Students are discouraged from going to another end or area of the pool to engage in their own agenda or activities, this is considered disruptive behavior and anyone engaging in such behavior will receive a warning from the Instructor on the first offense and asked to leave on the second offense.

7. HORSE PLAY: NO Horse play is permitted in the water, NO running on the pool side, NO pushing/throwing others in to the water, NO pretending that you are drowning or in danger. This is all in strict violation of Pool Safety

8. DIVING: Diving is only permissible in 10 feet deep water and above. This should also be at the Instructor’s permission. NO Diving is permitted in shallow water

9. MOMMY&ME: Parents must be in the water with each child participating (one parent/guardian per child), children must wear proper swim attire including swim diapers.

10. REFUND POLICY: It is the policy of Rhythm and Stroke LLC that ALL fees are nonrefundable including but not limited to: registration fee and class fees.

* New clients have 30 days to complete their swim lessons from time of purchase.

*All Established clients have 60 days to complete their lessons from the time of purchase. This applies to all lessons regardless of whether client purchased 5 or 10 lessons

11. CODE OF CONDUCT: Misconduct by parents/grandparents etc... will lead to the immediate termination of lessons for the children as well. Misconduct towards Coach André, Lifeguards or anyone else affiliated with Rhythm and Stroke LLC, including other patrons and/or their family will not be tolerated

Coach André and Rhythm and Stroke LLC reserves the right to terminate lessons with a patron/client for misconduct of any kind.

Misconduct includes but is not limited to:

  • loud talking

  • profanity

  • Disrespect

  • inappropriate touching

  • sexual harassment

  • disruptive behavior

  • violation of dress code etc…

If Signed by Parent or Guardian: I verify that the dangers of the activities and the significance of this Release and Waiver were explained to the Participant and that the Participant understood them

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