Elementary Cross Country is a great way to introduce the youth of Dickinson and surrounding communities to the sport of cross country. Kids will have the chance to compete in their age group. Meets are held each Wednesday in September. RUNNING ORDER:
- Grades K-2 (1/2 mile)
- Grades 3-4 (1/2 mile)
- Grades 5-6 (1 mile)
Workout at your own pace with 40 days to reach your goal! Choose your division below and register online or print out the registration form and turn it into the DPR office. Register for the division you would like to compete in, and set your own pace. We will rely on the honor system for all competitors when recording their mileage totals. Reach your goal by the end of the event and receive a t-shirt. DIVISIONS:
- Ultra Ironman – 5.2 mile swim, 52 mile run/walk, 220 mile bike
- Ironman – 2.6 mile swim, 26 mile run/walk, 110 mile bike
- Tinman – 1.5 mile swim, 13 mile run/walk, 55 mile bike
- Olympic – 1 mile swim, 6 mile run/walk, 24 mile bike
- Sprint – 750 meter swim, 3 mile run/walk, 12 mile bike
- Activity miles may be completed at WRCC or outdoors.
- Lazy River | 1 mile = 54 times around
- Lap Pool | 25 meter pool | 1 mile = 36 laps
Dickinson Parks and Recreation offers theme based crafts for young children to make and take home! Children can be creative at 5 different craft stations to increase their fine motor skills, get messy and have fun. Each station may be completed at their own pace. An outside station on the patio will be set up depending on the weather. See you in class! REQUIREMENTS:
- Child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
- Deadline is the Friday prior to class.
Join us for Kids Fit! Kids ages 3-5 will spend time engaging in activities that will help them develop their gross motor skills, such as walking on a balance beam, jumping, and crawling. We will also spend time learning about colors, numbers, or animals. We kindly ask that parents join in during class time to help your child(ren) gain as much as possible from our program. SPECIAL EVENTS: Halloween Party | Oct. 20th Dress your little ones in their costumes and enjoy a snack, crafts, and fitness fun.
We will be conducting Lifeguard Certification, Re-Certification, and Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Courses on an as-needed basis. There will typically be one every month or every other month. If you would like to inquire about becoming a lifeguard or taking the courses please contact the Aquatics Facility Supervisor at 701-456-2074. See upcoming courses below.
LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION COURSEThe purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. Please sign up for either session. DATE: November 5 - 7, 2021 TIMES: Friday 4-9 pm; Saturday-Sunday 8 am-8 pm COST: $200 (reimbursement will be offered to those hired with WRCC) CERTIFICATION: American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED with Waterpark Lifeguarding Module REGISTRATION: Click here to register online or call 701-456-2074 for more information. PREREQUISITES:
- Must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of course.
- Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl (freestyle), breaststroke or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
- Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
- Complete a times event within 1 minute, 40 seconds:
- Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
- Surface dive, feet first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
- Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so you are able to get a breath. Candidates should not swim the distance underwater. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.
LIFEGUARD RE-CERTIFICATION COURSEThis course is designed to update your skills while also extending your certification for another two years. There are also courses for those whose certifications are still valid (or within 30 days of expiration) which allow them to continue working without having a lapse in certification. DATE: TBA TIME: 9:00 am-5:00 pm COST: $100.00 REGISTRATION: Registration will be available online or call 701-456-2074 for more information.
WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTION COURSE (WSI)The purpose of this instructor course is to train instructor candidates to teach courses and presentations in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program including Parent and Child Aquatics, Preschool Aquatics, Learn-to-Swim, Adult Swim, Private Lessons, Water Safety Courses (including Safety Training for Swim Coaches) and Water Safety Presentations. DATE: TBA (Must attend all 4 days) DAY/TIME: Sat & Sun, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm COST: $250.00 CERTIFICATION: American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Certification REGISTRATION: Registration will be available online or call 701-456-2074 for more information. PREREQUISITES:
- Be at least 16 years old on or before the last day of the Instructor Course
- Demonstrate the ability to perform the following swimming skills: Swim the following strokes consistent with the American Red Cross Level 4 standards – Front Crawl – 25 yards; Back Crawl – 25 yards; Breaststroke – 25 yards; Elementary Backstroke – 25 yards; Sidestroke – 25 yards; Butterfly – 15 yards
- Maintain position on back for 1 minute in deep water (floating or sculling)
- Tread water for 1 minute
We will introduce your child to a variety of activities from sports, to active games, fitness activities, and nutrition education. Each week there will be a different activity focus. Learn how to be a team player while building new athletic skills. REQUIREMENTS: Wear tennis shoes, comfortable active clothing (adaptable for weather). Bring a water bottle.
The Kids Cooking Class is designed to teach your children how to be independent in the kitchen while learning basic cooking skills and kitchen safety. Food made in class will be able to be brought home when finished. *Parents are encouraged to attend with their child. PAST CLASS RECIPES: Pizza Pockets Mini Fruit Pizza Candy Corn Sugar Cookies Chicken Alfredo Easy Meat Sauce French Toast Mini Taco Cups Monkey Muffins Pizza Pin Wheels | Instructions
The purpose of this 30-minute course is to provide direction in safety, technique, and gym etiquette to youth members and help inspire them to integrate exercise as a vital part of their lives. Participants will learn how to properly use our cardio and strength machines and equipment from one of our certified personal trainers. You’ll be able to use the fitness equipment without parental supervision after the successful completion of this class. For more information on fitness equipment and personal trainers, please visit westrivercommunitycenter.com