2024 Aquatic Seminar
Friday, March 29th

Marshfield High School 
1401 E. Becker Rd, Marshfield, WI 54449

The Seminar will consist of expert training in both classroom and in-water settings.
$45 - WPRA Members
$55 - Non-Members

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Schedule of Events 
8:15 - 8:45 am  Check-in
9:15 - 11:30 am  Sessions 1 & 2
11:30 am - 12:15 pm Lunch (Provided)
12:30 - 2:45 pm  Sessions 3 & 4
3:30 - 3:15 pm Wrap up

American Red Cross R.24 Updates 
Tim Oldenburg, American Red Cross 

American Red Cross training PREPARES your lifeguards to Prevent, Recognize and Respond to aquatic emergencies. The new r.24 Lifeguarding Program will deliver an unparalleled curriculum based on the latest science and best practices. It will incorporate the most modern educational techniques and resources to make learning and teaching engaging, interactive, and above all, effective. Additionally, it will focus on skill application and practice to improve student skill knowledge and mastery.

Upgrading your Water Aerobics Program with Functional Exercise 
Tyler Mentzel, City of Port Washington 
With over 16 years of experience instructing water aerobics, Tyler has enhanced and developed 6 different styles of water aerobic classes at 5 different pools around the state. With a sports medicine background, he has spent time learning and utilizing the water for injury rehab. This session will provide you with basic knowledge in functional exercise and demonstrate different workout techniques to help you provide your members with a well-rounded experience that will benefit them in their daily lives and activities.

Universal Strategies for an Inclusive Swim Lesson 
Jason Busack, Madison School & Community Rec. 
In this interactive workshop, participants will learn about universal practices to support the inclusion of participants with disabilities in swim lessons. Be ready to put those practices into action in the pool with this hands-on, engaging mock swim lesson.

How to Implement an Organized Adaptive Swim Program 
Cal Nason, Swimtastic Swim School 
An informative discussion on providing adaptive swim lessons. My name is Cal Nason, assistant general manager of Swimtastic Swim School in Waukesha. Part of my responsibilities have included managing our adaptive swim program which we’ve offered for almost 15 years. For the last two years, I’ve worked with families to schedule the lessons and the county governments to receive funding. I’m eager to share what I know, including the structure and processes, what it takes to get approved by county waiver programs, roadblocks you may encounter, and other tips and tricks. Handouts outlining the main talking points and summarizing information will be provided.

Hotels in the Area
Hampton Inn & Suites 
Hotel Marshfield 
Holiday Inn & Convention Center