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FAFC Insider Fall 2013 - Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center

Fall

Fiesta!

Birthday

Parties!

Visit our website

for more information about

Freedom programs and membership

for the entire family…

Everything is just a click away!

www.freedom-center.com

FREEDOM

FALL 2013

Your Community Destination for all things Sports, Fitness, and Swim.

Be a member for a day, a month or longer – we’re here for everyone!

Hours of operation: Mon-Fri: 5am-10pm • Sat: 8am-8pm • Sun: 9am-6pm

10900 University Blvd. Manassas VA 20110 • 703.993.8444

www.freedom-center.com


Our mission

is to support

the fitness and

recreation goals of

a health conscious

community.

Our Story

The Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center provides a broad range of year-round recreational, educational,

social and cultural programs and activities. The facility is designed to attract and serve a variety of

individuals and groups, including, but not limited to, the general public, youth, school and community

groups, the elderly and persons with disabilities.

Located on the Prince William campus of George Mason University, our 110,000 square foot facility

features two pools; a whirlpool; family locker rooms; a full gymnasium; cardio, aerobic and strength studios;

racquetball courts; a child care center and a full range of adult and youth programming.

TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES

Stop by the center during

operating hours,

email fafcreg@gmu.edu,

call 703-993-8513 or

fax in your registration to

703-993-9177.

Registration forms are

available on our website.

George Mason University is responsible for all aspects of the daily administration and operation of the

Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center, and as such, the Center is an equal opportunity and an affirmative action

facility committed to the principle that access to Center facilities, programs and activities shall be afforded

equally to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation,

veteran status, sex, or age. Specific mandates with regard to priority of use and resident status arrangements

are contained in the Center’s governing document – the Tripartite agreement duly executed by George

Mason University, Prince William County and the City of Manassas.

The Center is the result of an innovative joint partnership between George Mason University, Prince William

County and the City of Manassas and has been heralded as a national model for such endeavors. Freedom

opened in September 1999 and remains one of the largest aquatic and fitness centers in the region.

We invite you to “visit” our center via this website to learn about our programs and services. Welcome,

we’re glad you’re here…

Inside the Insider

Birthday Parties ..........1

Youth Programs ..........2

Gymnastics. . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4

Sports ...............5-9

Home School ........10-11

Dance .................12

Arts & Education .........13

Camps ................14

Freedom Preschool .......15

Drama Kids International ...16

Engineering for Kids ......17

Adult Sports ............18

Swim Team .............18

Aquatics ............19-21

Safety Courses .......22-23

Fitness ................24

The EDGE ..............25

Welcome our New General Manager!

Don L. Jones, Ph.D.

General Manager, Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center

George Mason University

Phone: 703.993.8484 • Email: djones31@gmu.edu

Dr. Jones has more than 25 years’ experience in

wellness and lifestyle medicine initiatives and

managing health and fitness centers. His expertise

includes medical fitness operations, management

of rehabilitation services and corporate worksite

wellness initiatives. Prior to joining George Mason

University, Dr. Jones managed Tri-City Wellness

Center in Carlsbad, California where he was

instrumental in having the center voted “Best Gym”

in San Diego for three years in a row (2009, 2010,

and 2011). As a strong advocate for the practice

of preventive medicine, he has worked closely

with hospitals, YMCA’s and Parks and Recreation

Departments in Virginia, Florida and California.

Dr. Jones interests include clinical integration

initiatives to help individuals transitioning out of

cardiac and physical rehabilitation programs. He

published “Clinical Integration as a Subversive

Activity” in the American College of Sports

Medicine’s Health & Fitness Journal. He also

served as the Director of Rehabilitation Services for

Sentara Hampton General Hospital in Hampton, VA.

Dr. Jones also worked

closely with the Wounded

Warrior Project in Camp

Pendleton, California.

He has done consulting work for hospital wellness

and fitness centers in New Jersey, California and

Japan. As an advocate of quality improvement

initiatives, Dr. Jones served as the Florida Hospital

Celebration Health Campus Representative for the

Baldrige Quality Initiative.

He has served as an Editorial Board member for

the American College of Sports Medicine’s Health

& Fitness Journal for three consecutive two-year

terms. Dr. Jones also served as a Board Member

and Facility Certification Examiner for the Medical

Fitness Association. He was part of a team that

traveled to Brazil for the first International Medical

Fitness Facility certification. Dr. Jones received his

PhD in Movement Science Education at The Florida

State University.

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BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Celebrate your child’s birthday

at the Freedom Center!

NEW! Wibit Party **suggested for ages 9 and up

The Wibit is an inflatable water sports park for our competition pool.

www.wibitsports.com

• Parties are offered in 3 different time slots on the weekends and include time on the

Wibit, swimming in the Leisure Pool and exclusive use of the Party Area for up to 25

participants.

• All participants must pass a swim test (swim 25 yards and tread water for 2 minutes)

prior to use of the Wibit.

Fee: $300/Freedom Members; $350/non-members

Sports Theme Birthday Party – (Ages 2 ½ and older)

Dependent upon the birthday child’s interest, children will play a variety of activities based on the sports chosen. Soccer, basketball, floor hockey and a

mix of other recreational games and activities are available. Our experienced and enthusiastic Instructor will lead the activities for 1 hour. The instructor

will contact you in advance to discuss the activities chosen in more depth. During the second hour parents will continue with the party portion. Tables

and chairs will be set up prior to your arrival. The fee for the party is $100/2 hours of gymnasium rental, $40/hour for an Instructor. If more than 10

children will be participating, an additional Instructor will be required at $40/hour. Paper products are not included. Deposit is required at the time of

making reservation; remaining balance is due one week prior to party. Maximum number of participants for this type of party is 25 children.

Gymnastics Theme Birthday Party – (Ages 2 ½ and older)

Our experienced and fun Instructor will lead the gymnastics activities for 1 hour. Gymnastics activities will include an active warm up and time at each

of the gymnastic stations. An Instructor will contact you in advance to discuss the activities. During the second hour parents will continue with the

party portion. Tables and chairs will be set up prior to your arrival. The fee for the party is $200/2 hours of Community Room rental, $40/hour for an

Instructor. If more than 10 children will be participating, an additional Instructor will be required at $40/hour. Paper products are not included. Deposit

is required at the time of making reservation; remaining balance is due one week prior to party. Maximum number of participants for this type of party is

15 children.

Cooking Theme Birthday Party - (Ages 5 and older)

Our experienced and excited Instructor will craft a cooking activity to entice your child’s taste buds for a 1 to 1 ½ hours depending on the menu. The

Instructor will contact you in advance to discuss the menu and any food allergies. During the second hour you will continue with the party portion.

Tables and chairs will be set up prior to your arrival. The fee for the party is $200/2 hours of Community Room rental, $40/hour for Instructor. If more

than 8 children will be participating, an additional Instructor will be required at $40/hour plus purchased food (price depends on menu). Paper products

are not included. Deposit is required at the time of making reservation; remaining balance is due one week prior to party. Maximum number of

participants for this type of party is 12 children.

Basic Party

Parties are held on the weekends with access to the Party Area for one hour and unlimited swimming

available in the Leisure Pool and Competition Pool before and after. The tumble buckets, slide, vortex and

current channel are operational in the Leisure Pool between 1pm and 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

The Party Area is located at the end of the hallway adjacent to the deep end of the pool.

Fee: $160/Freedom Members, $180/Non-members

Included in the Basic Party:

• Swimming and entrance fee for up to 25 participants.

• Use of party space, tables, chairs, refrigerator/freezer, and cleanup/setup.

(Does not include paper products.)

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YOUTH PROGRAMS

The Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center offers a wide

variety of fun-packed programs to help children aged

2 to 17 discover a lifelong passion for recreation.

Freedom Youth Sports and Fitness programs give children the opportunity

to pursue new interests or improve skills in an age-appropriate and positive

environment. Our experienced and enthusiastic instructors help youngsters

develop group interaction and social skills while stressing the importance of

teamwork and maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle. We offer instructional classes

in gymnastics, basketball, volleyball, tae kwon do, soccer, cheerleading, tennis,

and many more activities!

Freedom Arts and Education classes stimulate children’s creativity, through

movement in our dance programs, imagination in our themed classes and

preschool prep, or in the kitchen with Kinder Chefs, where kids both learn to cook

and have the opportunity to enjoy eating their creations!

Freedom instructional programs typically meet once or twice a week for five weeks

or more.

Don’t Forget we offer School Holiday and Teacher Work Day Camps

as well as Friday Night Fun. Terrific programs for your children

when they have a day off from school or need a night out.

TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES

Stop by the center during

operating hours,

email fafcreg@gmu.edu,

call 703-993-8513 or

fax in your registration to

703-993-9177.

Registration forms are

available on our website.

Hours of operation:

Mon-Fri: 5am-10pm

Sat: 8am-8pm

Sun: 9am-6pm

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GYMNASTICS

Gymnastics – Beginner I (Ages 3 ½ -12)

In a structured setting, children will learn forward and backward rolls on

the wedge mat and floor, bridges, head stands, and beginning cartwheel

skills. Basic skills learned on the balance beam, single rail bar, vault and

trampoline will also be covered.

Ages 3 ½-5

Mon Sept 16-Oct 21 11:30am – 12:25pm 6/$60

Mon Nov 4-Dec 9 11:30am – 12:25pm 6/$60

Mon Sept 16-Oct 21 5:00pm – 5:55pm 6/$60

Mon Nov 4-Dec 9 5:00pm – 5:55pm 6/$60

Tue Sept 17-Oct 22 10:30am – 11:25am 6/$60

Tue Nov 5-Dec 10 10:30am – 11:25am 6/$60

Wed Sept 18-Oct 23 1:30pm – 2:25pm 6/$60

Wed Nov 6-Dec 11 1:30pm – 2:25pm 6/$60

Fri Sept 20-Oct 25 11:30am – 12:25pm 6/$60

Fri Nov 8-Dec 13 11:30am – 12:25pm 5/$50

NO CLASS Nov 29

Sat Sept 21-Oct 26 9:00am – 9:55am 5/$50

NO class Oct 12

Sat Nov 9-Dec 21 9:00am – 9:55am 6/$60

NO class Nov 30

Gymnastics – Beginner II (Ages 3 ½ -12)

*Prerequisite* – Has completed Beginner I and has the ability to

successfully perform a cartwheel, handstand against the wall (held for

10sec), and standing to a bridge. Class will focus on learning new skills

such as round-offs and kick-overs. Work will continue on cartwheels,

bridges, and more advanced skills on the vault, bar, and balance beam.

Ages 3 ½ - 5

Mon Sept 16-Oct 21 12:30pm – 1:25pm 6/$60

Mon Nov 4-Dec 9 12:30pm – 1:25pm 6/$60

Tue Sept 17-Oct 22 11:30am – 12:25pm 6/$60

Tue Nov 5-Dec 10 11:30am – 12:25pm 6/$60

Ages 6-12

Wed Sept 18-Oct 23 7:00pm – 7:55pm 6/$60

Wed Nov 6-Dec 11 7:00pm – 7:55pm 6/$60

Sat Sept 21-Oct 26 12:00pm – 12:55pm 5/$50

Sat Nov 9-Dec 21 12:00pm – 12:55pm 6/$60

NO class Nov 30

Ages 6-9

Mon Sept 16-Oct 21 6:00pm – 6:55pm 6/$60

Mon Nov 4-Dec 9 6:00pm – 6:55pm 6/$60

Sat Sept 21-Oct 26 11:00am – 11:55am 5/$50

NO class Oct 12

Sat Nov 9-Dec 21 11:00am – 11:55am 6/$60

NO class Nov 30

Ages 10-12

Mon Sept 16-Oct 21 7:00pm – 7:55pm 6/$60

Mon Nov 4-Dec 9 7:00pm – 7:55pm 6/$60

Sun Sept 22-Oct 27 9:00am – 9:55am 5/$50

NO class Oct 13

Sun Nov 10-Dec 22 9:00am – 9:55am 6/$60

NO Class Dec 1

Gymnastic programs allow

parents to observe the first

and last day of class. (with

the exception to Tot Tumbling)

Classes in between require

parents to sit outside of the

room. This is to ensure safety

and participation.

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GYMNASTICS

Gymnastics – Intermediate/Advanced

Ages 6-12

Sun Sept 21-Oct 26 10:00am –10:55am 5/$50

NO class Oct 13

Sun Nov 10-Dec 22 10:00am – 10:55am 6/$60

No Class Dec 1

Wed Sept 18-Oct 23 7:00pm – 7:55pm 6/$60

Wed Nov 6-Dec 11 7:00pm – 7:55pm 6/$60

Gymnastics – Tot Tumbling (Ages 2 ½ -3)

Children will be introduced to basic coordination and tumbling skills, while rotating around a variety

of gymnastic stations with parent. Tot tumblers will work on following directions while participating in

activities that work on balance, strength and coordination. Participants will experience the trampoline,

balance beam, and bar. Caregiver participation required.

Mon Sept 16-Oct 21 10:30am – 11:15am 6/$54

Mon Nov 4-Dec 9 10:30am – 11:15am 6/$54

Tue Sept 17-Oct 22 9:30am – 10:15am 6/$54

Tue Nov 5-Dec 10 9:30am – 10:15am 6/$54

Sat Sept 21-Oct 26 10:00am – 10:55am 5/$50

NO class Oct 12

Sat Nov 9-Dec 21 10:00am – 10:55am 6/$60

NO class Nov 30

Gymnastic programs allow parents to observe the first and last day of class. (with the

exception to Tot Tumbling) Classes in between require parents to sit outside of the room.

This is to ensure safety and participation.

TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES

Stop by the center during

operating hours,

email fafcreg@gmu.edu,

call 703-993-8513 or

fax in your registration to

703-993-9177.

Registration forms are

available on our website.

Freedom’s Fall Fiesta!

(Ages 2-12)

Sat Oct 26 1:00- 3:00pm $16

Sat Oct 26 3:30- 5:00pm $16

Come celebrate fall with Freedom Center’s crew! Participants will have the

opportunity to create festive fall crafts, from pumpkins and pilgrims to turkeys

and trees! The fiesta will also include recreational games, challenges and the

opportunity to participate in family Zumba!

Hours of operation:

Mon-Fri: 5am-10pm

Sat: 8am-8pm

Sun: 9am-6pm

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SPORTS

Backyard Games (Ages 6-8)

Now that the weather has changed . . . bring your favorite backyard games inside! Participants will have the

opportunity to develop or polish their backyard game skills. Program may include corn hole, dodge ball,

ladder golf, kick ball, Kan jam, disc golf and more! In addition to playing backyard games, participants will

interact with other and develop balance and coordination through fitness related activities.

Sun Sept 22-Oct 27 12:00pm – 12:55pm 5/$50

NO class Oct 13

Saturday Basketball Camp (Ages 8-14)

Bring your young basketball star to the Freedom courts to develop

or polish basic to intermediate basketball skills. Campers will focus

on improving individual skills and techniques required when working

as a team. The fundamentals of passing, pivoting, ball handling,

shooting and defense strategies will be covered. Instructors work

on the development of personal goals and the importance of

confidence, team work and sportsmanship.

Sat Sept 21-Oct 26 9:00am – 12:00pm 5/$90

NO class Oct 12

Sat Nov 9-Dec 21 9:00am – 12:00pm 6/$108

NO Class Nov 30

Jr. Basketball Camp (Ages 5-7)

This program will give your young athlete the opportunity to be exposed to beginner to intermediate

basketball skills in a non-competitive environment. Instructors will spend class time working on both

individual and group skills. Dribbling, passing and shooting will be covered in drills and team play.

Participants will be encouraged to work on meeting personal goals and understanding the meaning of team

work and sportsmanship.

Sun Sept 22-Oct 27 12:00pm – 12:55pm 5/$50

NO class Oct 13

Sun Nov 10-Dec 22 12:00pm – 12:55pm 6/$60

No Class Dec 1

TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES

Stop by the center during

operating hours,

email fafcreg@gmu.edu,

call 703-993-8513 or

fax in your registration to

703-993-9177.

Registration forms are

available on our website.

Little Hoops Basketball (Ages 3 1/2-5)

Dribble. Dribble. Shoot! At the beginner level, children will learn the

fundamental techniques for dribbling, passing and shooting. A basic

understanding of the game and working with others will develop as

coordination and motor skills increase. While learning basketball skills,

participants will be working on balance, coordination and hand eye

coordination.

Mon Sept 16-Oct 21 11:00am – 11:55am 6/$60

Mon Nov 4-Dec 9 1:00pm – 1:55pm 6/$60

Tue Sept 17-Oct 22 10:00am – 10:55am 6/$60

Sun Sept 22-Oct 27 11:00am – 11:55am 5/$50

NO class Oct 13

Sun Nov 10-Dec 22 11:00am – 11:55am 6/$60

NO Class Dec 1

Hours of operation:

Mon-Fri: 5am-10pm

Sat: 8am-8pm

Sun: 9am-6pm

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SPORTS

Cheerleading

Participants will be exposed to basic skills and fundamentals of

cheerleading. Class will focus on flexibility techniques, dance,

cheers, optional jumps, basic tumbling, and moves for stunting.

Participants will learn the importance of teamwork, motivation, and

spirit.

Ages 5-8

Wed Sept 18-Oct 23 5:00pm – 5:55pm 6/$60

Wed Nov 6-Dec 11 5:00pm – 5:55pm 6/$60

Ages 9-12

Sun Sept 22-Oct 27 11:00am – 11:55am 5/$50

NO class Oct 13

Sun Nov 10-Dec 22 11:00am – 11:55am 6/$60

No Class Dec 1

Ages 3-5

Wed Sept 18-Oct 23 11:30am – 12:25pm 6/$60

Wed Nov 6-Dec 11 11:30pm – 12:25pm 6/$60

Sat Sept 21-Oct 26 8:00am – 8:55am 5/$50

NO class Oct 12

Sat Nov 9-Dec 21 8:00am – 8:55am 6/$60

NO Class Nov 30

Freedom Youth on the Run (Ages 9-12)

Is your child ready to run alongside of you in the next race? This program will begin to train young athletes

in conditioning, endurance, agility and finding the passion in running. Through activities and games,

participants will become confident in running and begin to excel while reaching personal goals. This

program will run both out and inside dependent upon weather.

TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES

Stop by the center during

operating hours,

email fafcreg@gmu.edu,

call 703-993-8513 or

fax in your registration to

703-993-9177.

Registration forms are

available on our website.

Sun Sept 22-Oct 27 11:00am – 11:55am 5/$50

NO class Oct 13

Sun Nov 10-Dec 22 11:00am – 11:55am 6/$60

NO Class Dec 1

Indoor Soccer (Ages 5-13)

Beginning and intermediate skills are taught in this fun filled

program. Emphasis is placed on individual skill development with

interactive activities and games. Participants will work to improve

on dribbling, passing, shooting, and understanding of the rules and

team play.

Ages 5-8

Thu Sept 19-Oct 17 5:00pm – 5:55pm 5/$50

Thu Nov 7-Dec 12 5:00pm – 5:55pm 5/$50

NO Class Nov 28

Hours of operation:

Mon-Fri: 5am-10pm

Sat: 8am-8pm

Sun: 9am-6pm

Ages 9-12

Thu Sept 19-Oct 17 6:00pm – 6:55pm 5/$50

Thu Nov 7-Dec 12 6:00pm – 6:55pm 5/$50

NO Class Nov 28

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SPORTS

Indoor Tennis – Beginner/Intermediate (Ages 6-13)

Program participants will have the opportunity to excel as a tennis player

in this development program for novice and intermediate players. While

learning proper grip, body position, and fundamental strokes, players

will develop or polish basic hand-eye coordination and enjoy a variety of

games and activities.

Ages 6-8

Tue Sept 17-Oct 22 5:00pm – 5:55pm 6/$60

Tue Nov 5-Dec 10 5:00pm – 5:55pm 6/$60

Ages 9-13

Tue Sept 17-Oct 22 6:00pm – 6:55pm 6/$60

Tue Nov 5-Dec 10 6:00pm – 6:55pm 6/$60

Little Pucks (Ages 3 ½-5)

Future hockey stars will be introduced to basic floor hockey skills.

Participants will interact in a group setting while working on passing,

shooting, and puck movement. The class will consist of individual basic

drills and group games.

Tue Sept 17-Oct 22 11:00am – 11:55am 6/$60

Wed Nov 6-Dec 11 11:00am – 11:55am 6/$60

Sun Nov 10-Dec 22 11:00am – 11:55am 6/$60

No Class Dec 1

Pee Wee Football (Ages 3½-5)

Touchdown! Children will learn the basics in a fun filled football

environment. While working on teamwork and sportsmanship,

participants will be taught the fundamentals on how to catch, throw,

and play in a flag football setting. Future football players will also work

on footwork, speed and agility through interactive games and obstacle

courses.

Parent & Me Sports (Ages 2-4)

Let the games begin! This class gives young children the opportunity

to interact with others in an active environment while developing hand

eye coordination, balance and gross motor skills. . Parent and child will

participate in a playful station-based setting and begin to learn basics of

several sports. Your mini athlete will begin to understand the concepts

of kicking, throwing, catching and shooting a ball while participating in

a variety of stations. Program will also consist of a variety of beginner

games and parachute time! Caregiver participation required.

Wed Sept 18-Oct 23 11:00am – 11:55am 6/$60

Wed Nov 6-Dec 11 10:00am – 10:55am 6/$60

Sun Sept 22-Oct 27 10:00am – 10:55am 5/$50

NO class Oct 13

Sun Nov 10-Dec 22 10:00am – 10:55am 6/$60

NO Class Dec 1

Pee Wee T-Ball (Ages 3½-5)

Home run! Children will be introduced to the basics of t-ball at the

individual and team level. Instructors will focus on the components of

hitting, throwing, catching and base running. Your future t-ball star will

interact with others while developing hand eye coordination, balance and

other concepts involved with t-ball.

Tue Sept 17-Oct 22 3:00pm – 3:55pm 6/$60

Thu Nov 7-Dec 12 11:00am – 11:55am 6/$60

Sun Sept 22-Oct 27 9:00am – 9:55am 5/$50

Tue Nov 5-Dec 10 2:00pm – 2:55pm 6/$60

Wed Sept 18-Oct 23 10:00am – 10:55am 6/$60

Sun Sept 22-Oct 27 9:00am – 9:55am 5/$50

NO class Oct 13

Sun Nov 10-Dec 22 9:00am – 9:55am 6/$60

NO Class Dec 1

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SPORTS

Tae Kwon Do (Ages 4-15)

Introductory class for children with little or

no experience. Through games and other

activities, participants will develop balance,

stamina & self control while learning blocking,

punching and kicking techniques. The

instructor, Mr. Rosa, has over thirty years of

experience in Martial Arts. All participants

work towards completing 24 classes in order

to test for skill levels, “no belt” to black

belt. Uniforms are not required; however, are

available to be purchased from instructor on

first day of class. Instructor has the ability to

move children from younger class to older

based on skill and experience.

Ages 4-9

Tu/Thu Sept 17-Oct 24 6:00pm – 6:55pm 12/$108

Tu/Thu Nov 5-Dec 19 6:00pm – 6:55pm 12/$108

NO Class Nov 28 & Dec 10

Ages 10-15

Tu/Thu Sept 17-Oct 24 7:00pm – 7:55pm 12/$108

Tu/Thu Nov 5-Dec 19 7:00pm – 7:55pm 12/$108

NO Class Nov 28 & Dec 10

TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES

Stop by the center during

operating hours,

email fafcreg@gmu.edu,

call 703-993-8513 or

fax in your registration to

703-993-9177.

Registration forms are

available on our website.

Tiny Tots Soccer (Ages 3½-5)

Gooal! This class provides youngsters the opportunity to

learn beginner soccer skills in an indoor environment with

other teammates. Instructors will teach an understanding

of game play and basic rules while focusing on the

individual skills and development of team play. Tiny

Tots will begin to understand the concepts of dribbling,

passing and shooting while taking on the challenge of

learning the idea of no hands!

Tue Nov 5-Dec 10

10:00am – 10:55am 6/$60

Wed Nov 6-Dec 11

2:00pm-2:55pm 6/$60

Thu Sept 19-Oct 17

10:00am – 10:55am 5/$50

Sun Sept 22-Oct 27

NO class Oct 13

11:00am – 11:55am 5/$50

Hours of operation:

Mon-Fri: 5am-10pm

Sat: 8am-8pm

Sun: 9am-6pm

Sun Nov 10-Dec 22

9:00am – 9:55am 6/$60

NO Class Dec 1

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SPORTS

Sports Challenge (Ages 6-8)

Can’t decide which sport to play next season? Experience a different

one each week in this active program. Through the session, young

athletes will be introduced to the basic skill of soccer, tennis, basketball,

volleyball, floor hockey, and flag football. The young athletes will be

exposed to individual skill improvement and the importance of positive

motivation and teamwork.

Sun Nov 10-Dec 22 12:00pm – 12:55pm 6/$60

No Class Dec 1

Sports Mix (Ages 3½-5)

Time to mix it up! This program offers interaction with “teammates” while

learning the basics of basketball, soccer, t-ball, football, and floor hockey

throughout the session. Participants will enjoy learning a new sport each

class while working on agility, balance, and coordination in an upbeat

and positive environment.

Volleyball – Co-ed Developmental Beginner

(Ages 10-15)

Skills development program for novice and intermediate players. Learn

how to pass, set, hit, and serve and much more. Court shoes, knee pads

and proper athletic attire are recommended.

Mon Sept 16-Oct 21 6:00pm – 7:15pm 6/$90

Mon Nov 4-Dec 9 6:00pm – 7:15pm 6/$90

Volleyball – Co-ed Intermediate (Ages 10-15)

This class is designed for players wanting to advance their skill in

passing, setting, attacking, defensive play and competition. Participants

must have previous training or team experience. Court shoes, knees pads

and proper athletic attire are required.

Wed Sept 18-Oct 23 6:00pm – 7:15pm 6/$90

Wed Nov 6-Dec 11 6:00pm – 7:15pm 6/$90

Mon Sept 16-Oct 21 10:00am – 10:55am 6/$60

Mon Nov 4-Dec 9 2:00pm – 2:55pm 6/$60

Tue Sept 17-Oct 22 2:00pm – 2:55pm 6/$60

Tue Nov 5-Dec 10 11:00am – 11:55am 6/$60

Wed Sept 18-Oct 23 1:00pm-1:55pm 6/$60

Thu Sept 19-Oct 17 11:00am – 11:55am 5/$50

Thu Nov 7-Dec 12 10:00am – 10:55am 5/$50

NO Class Nov 28

Sun Nov 10-Dec 22 10:00am – 10:55am 6/$60

NO Class Dec 1

Sporty Time Fun (Ages 3-5)

Come join our coaches for an active afternoon of

activities based on the sport of the day!

Tue 10:00 – 11:00am 1/$10

9/20 Fall Mixed Up Fun:

Play a bit of soccer, basketball and floor hockey!

10/8 Football Frenzy: Touchdowns, relay races and flag tag!

11/8 Soccer Mania: Passing, dribbling and scoring with our feet!

12/ 3 Basketball All Stars:

Passing, dribbling and scoring with our hands!

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HOME SCHOOL

Home School Gymnastics (Ages 5-13)

Students will be introduced to the basics of gymnastics and necessary stretching and conditioning. Forward

and backward rolls, bridges, beginning steps to a cartwheel and much more included! Basic skills on the

balance beam, single rail bar, trampoline and vault will be introduced in this program.

Wed Sept 18-Oct 23 12:30pm-1:25pm 6/$60

Wed Nov 6-Dec 11 12:30pm-1:25pm 6/$60

Home School Fitness (Ages 5-15)

An all over body workout of cardio, stretching

and strength/circuit training for our home school

participants! The instructor will teach proper

running skills, stretching techniques, strength

training to build strong minds and bodies. This is

the perfect class to end each week!

Fri Sept 20-Oct 25

12:30pm-1:25pm 6/$60

Fri Nov 8-Dec 13

NO Class Nov 29

12:30pm-1:25pm 5/$50

Home School P.E. (Ages 5-15)

This creative program includes fitness, recreation, and sports through an interactive social environment.

The class will include skill instruction on soccer, basketball, flag football, tennis, and many other exciting

sports and fitness activities. Add on Tuesday fitness classes for additional costs!

Ages 5-8

Thu Sept 19-Oct 17 12:30pm – 1:25pm 5/$60

Thu Nov 7-Dec 12 12:30pm – 1:25pm 5/$50

NO Class Nov 28

TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES

Stop by the center during

operating hours,

email fafcreg@gmu.edu,

call 703-993-8513 or

fax in your registration to

703-993-9177.

Registration forms are

available on our website.

Ages 9-15

Thu Sept 19-Oct 17 11:30am – 12:25pm 5/$60

Thu Nov 7-Dec 12 11:30pm – 12:25pm 5/$50

NO Class Nov 28

NEW!

Drop in to

Home School P.E

or Fitness class!

$12 a class!

Hours of operation:

Mon-Fri: 5am-10pm

Sat: 8am-8pm

Sun: 9am-6pm

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HOME SCHOOL

Home School Swim (Ages 5-15)

Participants are offered the opportunity to participate in a swim program prior to or

following the Home School PE class. Participants are divided based on skill once

the program begins. While teaching your children how to swim skillfully and safely,

instructors will follow the guidelines of the American Red Cross.

Home School Swim is available for

Thursdays if you would like it once a week,

or Tuesday and Thursday if you would like it twice a week.

Ages 5-8

Tue/Thu Sept 17-Oct 24 11:30am – 12:20pm 12/$110

Tue/Thu Nov 5- Dec 19 11:30am – 12:20pm 12/$110

NO Class Nov 26 & Nov 28

Ages 9-15

Tue/Thu Sept 17-Oct 24 12:30pm – 1:20pm 12/$110

Tue/Thu Nov 5- Dec 19 12:30pm – 1:20pm 12/$110

NO Class Nov 26 & Nov 28

THURSDAY ONLY SESSION

Ages 5-9

Thu Sept 19-Oct 24 11:30am – 12:20pm 6/$55

Thu Nov 7-Dec 19 11:30am – 12:20pm 6/$55

NO Class Nov 28

Ages 10-15

Thu Sept 19-Oct 24 12:30pm – 1:20pm 6/$55

Thu Nov 7-Dec 19 12:30pm – 1:20pm 6/$55

NO Class Nov 28

Home School Field Day (Ages 5-15)

Is your child ready to embark on a day of fun filled activities and a trip to The

EDGE? Our annual Home School Field Day will consist of a variety of sports, arts

& recreation stations to offer a challenging and exciting day at the Freedom Center!

Participants will also be offered an opportunity to embark on the extreme challenge

at The EDGE. Ages 9 and up will participate in a tower climb pending the appropriate

fit of the harness. Participants under age 8 will enjoy another challenging aspect of

The Edge!

Fri Oct 11 10:00am – 3:00pm $60

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DANCE

Creative Movement (Ages 3 1/2 – 5)

A great introduction to dance that focuses on emphasizing rhythm, coordination, musicality, and creativity.

Children will have fun in an energetic and positive environment while learning a variety of dances and body

movements. Leotard, tights and ballet shoes recommended.

Mon Nov 4-Dec 9 5:00pm – 5:55pm 6/$60

Sat Sept 21-Oct 26 9:00am – 9:55am 5/$50

NO class Oct 12

Introduction to Dance I (Ages 5-7)

An introductory course teaching the fundamentals of ballet and jazz. Children will develop rhythm, motor

skills, balance & coordination while learning the fundamentals of ballet and jazz in an upbeat and positive

environment. Leotard, tights and ballet shoes recommended.

Mon Sept 16-Oct 21 6:00pm – 6:55pm 6/$60

Mon Nov 4-Dec 9 6:00pm – 6:55pm 6/$60

Sat Sept 21-Oct 26 10:00am – 10:55am 5/$50

NO class Oct 12

Sat Nov 9-Dec 21 10:00am – 10:55am 6/$60

NO class Nov 30

Princess Dance Party (Ages 3 1/2-5)

Does your child dream of dancing like a princess all day? Participants will find their inner princess in

this dance class setting. Tutus, wands and princess music will be a part of each class while learning the

fundamentals of dance and coordination. Leotard, tights and ballet shoes recommended.

Mon Sept 16-Oct 21 5:00pm – 5:55pm 6/$60

Thu Sept 19-Oct 17 9:30am – 10:25am 5/$50

Thu Nov 7-Dec 12 9:30am – 10:25am 5/$50

No Class Nov 28

TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES

Stop by the center during

operating hours,

email fafcreg@gmu.edu,

call 703-993-8513 or

fax in your registration to

703-993-9177.

Registration forms are

available on our website.

Sat Nov 9-Dec 21 9:00am – 9:55am 6/$60

NO class Nov 30

Zumbatomic for Youth!

Kids love to crank up the music, shake, wiggle and have a blast with their friends. So why not get fit while

they’re at it? This class fuses Zumba’s unique formula with the psychology and physiology relevant to 4-12

year olds.

Ages 4-7 Little Stars

Tue Sept 17-Oct 22 4:30pm – 5:15pm 6/$54

Tue Nov 5-Dec 10 4:30pm – 5:15pm 6/$54

Ages 8-12 Big Stars

Tue Sept 17-Oct 22 5:25pm – 6:10pm 6/$54

Tue Nov 5-Dec 10 5:25pm – 6:10pm 6/$54

Hours of operation:

Mon-Fri: 5am-10pm

Sat: 8am-8pm

Sun: 9am-6pm

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ARTS & EDUCATION

TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES

Stop by the center during

operating hours,

email fafcreg@gmu.edu,

call 703-993-8513 or

fax in your registration to

703-993-9177.

Registration forms are

available on our website.

Hours of operation:

Mon-Fri: 5am-10pm

Sat: 8am-8pm

Sun: 9am-6pm

American Red Cross Babysitters Course (Ages 11-15)

Sat Oct 26 or Nov 23 9:00am – 4:00pm $80

Be the best babysitter on the block! This American Red Cross course is fun and fast-paced with hands-on

activities, role-plays and lively discussions. Participants will learn to care for children and infants, be good

leaders and role models, problem solve, handle household emergencies and illnesses, and write resumes

and prepare for job interviews! Participants will also take home several training materials to review!

Preschool Prep (Ages 2½-3)

Mon/Thu Sept 16-Oct 28 9:30am – 11:30am 12/$160

NO Class 10/14

Mon/Thu Nov 4-Dec 19 9:30am – 11:30am 12/$160

NO Class 11/11 or 11/28

This class is an excellent program to help young children prepare for preschool. In a small classroom

setting, children engage in circle time activities, story time, and complete crafts daily. We work on basic

preschool readiness skills, such as letter, number, color and shape identification, as well as social skills,

like sharing and taking turns.

Children must be able to separate from parent. Potty training not required.

Wonderful Wednesdays (Ages 2-5)

Wed 10:00 – 11:00am 1/$10

Join us each week for a themed class that includes a story, activities and crafts. Caregiver participation

required.

9/18 Apples: Come spend an hour making apple

art!

9/25 Farm Animals: Bring your little farmer to

class for an hour of farm fun and crafts

10/2 Transportation: Kids love planes, trains

and automobiles so join us for crafts and play

time they’re sure to enjoy!

10/9 Dinosaurs: Calling all future

paleontologists! Join us for dino-size fun,

stories and activities as we explore the world

of dinosaurs!

10/16 Fall Leaves: Kids will love making beautiful

works of art with leaves and the colors of the

fall season

10/23 Spiders: Halloween is approaching so come

make some cute, not-so-scary, spider crafts!

10/30 Pumpkins: Get ready for fall and Halloween

with a day of pumpkin arts and crafts

Fabulous Fridays

Fri 10:00 – 11:00am 1/$10

Join us once a month for a themed class that includes a story,

activities and crafts. Caregiver participation required.

9/27 Fall Fun: Create beautiful artwork with leaves and apples and the

colors of the fall season!

10/25 Halloween: It’s pumpkin time! Kids will love hearing not-soscary

Halloween stories and making Halloween decorations. Feel

free to bring your child in his/her costume.

11/15 Thanksgiving: Help your child make beautiful Thanksgiving

decorations!

12/13 Holiday Fun: You and your child can create holiday decorations,

gifts to give or keepsakes for yourself.

Join us for stories, songs and a special holiday treat!

11/6 Birds: Come learn about some different

types of birds and create fun, feathery crafts!

11/13 Foods: Join us for some fun food art &

make a snack with us. Supplies will be

provided.

11/20 Turkey Fun: Kids will enjoy story time

and make beautiful turkey centerpieces and

decorations for your Thanksgiving table

12/4 Reptiles: A fun hour of exploring coldblooded

critters!

12/11 Sharks: Come explore the ocean and the

animals that live there, especially everyone’s

favorite fish, the shark!

12/18 Pajama Party: Come dressed in your

pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed

animal for story time and crafts!

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CAMPS

Friday Night Fun Camp at Freedom (Ages 5-11)

Fri 6:30pm – 9:30pm 1/$20

September 20, October 4, November 1, December 6

Parents take the opportunity to sit back and relax one Friday of every month. We provide a variety of

competitive games, upbeat activities, swimming and pizza for your child to enjoy. Please pack a bathing

suit, towel and wear tennis shoes. Participants must be registered by Thursday 10pm before the event.

There is no at the door registration!

Holiday/Teacher Work Day Camp (Ages 5-12)

While the teachers work…bring the students to play! Campers will participate in sports, crafts & swimming

activities on their day off from school. Five year old campers MUST be currently enrolled in full day

kindergarten. Please register at least one week in advance to avoid cancellation. 6:30am-6:30pm extended

care included!!

Mon Nov 4 6:30am – 6:30pm $55

Mon Nov 5 6:30am – 6:30pm $55

Mon Nov 11 6:30am – 6:30pm $55

Mon Nov 29 6:30am – 6:30pm $55

Winter Break Camp (Ages 5-12)

Miss summer camp already?! Keep your

camper active during school winter break!

Weather your camper attends one day or all

six…each day will be filled with exciting

camp activities! Camp will include sports and

recreation arts, crafts, swimming and loads

of fun. Send tennis shoes, snacks, lunch,

swimsuit, and a towel. Campers at age 5 must

be currently enrolled in full day kindergarten.

Please register at least one week in advance to

avoid cancellation. 6:30 am-6:30pm extended

care included!!

TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES

Stop by the center during

operating hours,

email fafcreg@gmu.edu,

call 703-993-8513 or

fax in your registration to

703-993-9177.

Registration forms are

available on our website.

Mon Dec 23

6:30am – 6:30pm $55

Tues Dec 24

6:30am – 2:00pm $55

Thu Dec 26

6:30am – 6:30pm $55

Fri Dec 27

6:30am – 6:30pm $55

Mon Dec 30

6:30am – 6:30pm $55

Tue Dec 31

6:30am – 5:00pm $55

Hours of operation:

Mon-Fri: 5am-10pm

Sat: 8am-8pm

Sun: 9am-6pm

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Freedom Preschool

The Freedom Preschool is a half-day program for 3 and 4 year olds. Our program is designed to develop

academic, social, fine and gross motor skills. Morning and afternoon classes are scheduled for both age

groups. Please check our website or call Preschool Director Phyllis Malkiewicz at 703-993-8553 for

more information about the preschool and availability of classes for the 2012-2013 school year.

Registration for the 2013-2014 school year will begin February 1 for Freedom Center members and open

to the public February 11.

Registration for the 2013-2014 school year will begin February 1

for Freedom Center members and open to the public February 11.

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DRAMA KIDS INTL

Drama KinderKids (Preschoolers Ages 4 - 5)

Tue Oct 8-Dec 17 4:30- 5:15pm

Calling all 4 - 5 year old preschoolers! This program is

specially designed to creatively enhance and encourage

each child’s development. Participation in our drama

classes results in increased self-confidence, enhanced

speaking skills, experience in teamwork and cooperation,

and early introduction to acting and participation in

creative arts. And above all...we have a blast! Accepting

enrollments for our 10-week fall session.

Class size is limited to 12 students, so ACT NOW! Call

540-658-1190 to enroll today or visit our website at www.

dramakids.com/va3 for additional information and online

registration.

Lower Primary (Grades K - 2)

Tue Sept 24-Jan 21 5:15- 6:15pm

Upper Primary (Grades 3 - 5)

Tue Sept 24-Jan 21 6:15- 7:15pm

www.dramakids.com

Drama Kids is the perfect after-school activity to have fun, be creative, and team up with others to create a

great performance! Our drama activities are specially designed to help students gain greater confidence

and self-esteem while also improving their public speaking skills and acting abilities. Our enthusiastic

learning environment and small-class sizes help students participate willingly and achieve their personal

best. These classes are fast-paced, dynamic, and fun! Weekly one-hour age-appropriate classes for

children in grades K - 5 are held on Tuesdays. Prices vary according to start date. Flexible monthly

payment options and a pre-payment discount is available. Sibling discount of 10% will be applied after

the first child. Space is limited, so please call 540-658-1190 for enrollment details or visit our website at

www.dramakids.com/va3 for additional information and online registration.

TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES

Stop by the center during

operating hours,

email fafcreg@gmu.edu,

call 703-993-8513 or

fax in your registration to

703-993-9177.

Registration forms are

available on our website.

Hours of operation:

Mon-Fri: 5am-10pm

Sat: 8am-8pm

Sun: 9am-6pm

DKI Acting Academy - Middle School & High School Students

Tue Sept 24-Jan. 21 7:15-8:15pm

Pure acting skills do no t come b e, consistency and finely-tuned vocal techniques are some of the skills

needed to develop successful auditions. Join us to learn how to produce the desired effect for auditions

and productions. Young people ages 11 - 17 will have the opportunity to explore characters well beyond

the realm of their personal experiences; perform mini-scripts, monologues, small group improvisations,

character analysis, develop production techniques and much more! Prices vary according to start date.

Flexible monthly payment options and a pre-payment discount is available. Sibling discount of 10% will be

applied after the first child. Space is limited, so please call 540-658-1190 for enrollment details or visit

our website at www.dramakids.com/va3 for additional information and online registration.

Academy Classes will not be held on Nov. 26th, Dec. 24th and 31st.

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LEGO ® Robotics Mindstorms

Students will learn to design,

program, and control fully functional

robotic models. They will use

software to plan, test, and modify

sequences of instructions for a

variety of life-like robotic behaviors.

They will also learn to collect

and analyze data from the robot’s

sensors. This program will provide a series of real-life activities, covering

topics within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics all

using LEGO® Robotics.

Ages 8-12

Sat Sept 21-Oct 26 10:00am – 11:30am 6/$150

LEGO ® Robotics Olympics

During the LEGO® Robotics Olympics classes, students design and

program robots to compete in simulated Olympic events such as a

sprinting in a race, throwing a basketball, and shooting a puck into a

hockey goal. Students use LEGO® Robotics and computers to learn

principles of robotics, computer programming, and teamwork.

Ages 8-12

Sat Nov 9-Dec 21 10:00am – 11:30am 6/$150

NO Class Dec 1

Electrical Engineering- Electrified

During the Electrical Engineering classes, students use the Engineering

Design Process to design, create, test, and refine basic electronics

and circuits. Students experiment with Snap Circuits® to discover

the capabilities of major electronic components. In addition, students

build their own flashlights and explore the world of magnetic energy by

building their own Magnetic Levitation vehicle.

Ages 8-12

Mon Sept 16-Oct 21 6:00pm – 7:00pm 6/$125

Civil Engineering- Building Up

During the Civil Engineering classes,

students use the Engineering Design

Process to design, create, test, and

refine a balsawood bridge designed

to withstand the greatest force. They

examine several different types of

bridge designs and discover how

the forces of tension, compression, bending, torsion, and shear are

distributed throughout their structures.

Ages 8-12

Mon Nov 4-Dec 9 6:00pm – 7:00pm 6/$125

Junior LEGO ® Robotics - WeDo

Junior LEGO® Robotics - WeDo

Robots. Students build various wild

animals, amazing mechanisms, and

soccer-themed gadgets. They also

learn how to program and operate

their creations using a laptop

computer.

Ages 4-6

Tue Sept 17-Oct 22 10:00am – 11:00am 6/$125

Tue Nov 5-Dec 10 10:00am – 11:00am 6/$125

Mechanical Engineering- Master Machines

During the Mechanical Engineering

classes, students use the

Engineering Design Process to

design, create, test, and refine a

variety of machines and mechanical

systems. Students learn basics of

fluid mechanics, simple machines,

and other design and engineering

concepts while constructing roller coasters, egg-drop vehicles, and an

incredibly fast air powered dragster they keep at the end of the course.

Ages 8-12

Tue Sept 17-Oct 22 11:15am – 12:15pm 6/$125

Environmental Engineering

During the Environmental

Engineering classes, students use

the Engineering Design Process

to design, create, test, and refine

basic solutions related to alternative

energy and environmental issues.

They learn principles behind

crafting efficient wind-powered

machines and discover how those machines can be used to help reduce

the use of fossil fuels. During the culminating project, students test

different materials to discover which ones most effectively clean up after

an oil spill.

Ages 8-12

Tue Nov 5-Dec 10 11:15am – 12:15pm 6/$125

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Adult Sports

Co-ed Adult Volleyball League (Ages 16 and up)

Mon and Wed 7:30 – 10 pm

Ongoing program – players can join anytime! New teams formed each night. Stop by and join us!

Fee: Member Pass (8 punches) $25; Non-Member Pass (8 punches) $50; One Day Pass (members

and non-members $8).

Pickle Ball

Tue and Thu 6:30 - 9 am

Ready to try something new!? Pickle ball is an exciting and challenging sport that combines pingpong,

tennis and badminton. This game is great for any age – come by and give it a try!

Free to members; daily admission for non-members

Racquetball Challenge (Ages 17 and up)

Sat 8 - 11 am

Join other racquetball enthusiasts every Saturday morning with pick up play in an upbeat and positive

environment. Players of all skill levels are welcome!

Free to members; daily admission for non-members

NEW!! Open Wallyball (Ages 17 and up)

Fridays 5 - 7pm

Ongoing program – players can join anytime!

Fee: Free to members; daily admission for non-members

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TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES

Stop by the center during

operating hours,

email fafcreg@gmu.edu,

call 703-993-8513 or

fax in your registration to

703-993-9177.

Registration forms are

available on our website.

Hours of operation:

Mon-Fri: 5am-10pm

Sat: 8am-8pm

Sun: 9am-6pm

Open Gym Basketball

check the web for current open gym schedule www.freedom-center.com

Free to members; daily admission for non-members

Swim Teams

Adult Masters Swimming – Sunfish Masters (Ages 18 and up)

Freedom Center sponsored swim training for adults ages 18 and up geared toward improving fitness

and performance. This is a great program for former competitive swimmers, triathletes, cross-trainers,

and anyone looking for a rewarding physical challenge in a healthy social environment. Minimum

qualification to join is to be able to swim 100 continuous yards of freestyle with rhythmic breathing.

Practice times include weekday mornings and evenings as well as weekend mornings. Freedom Center

members receive a discount on participation fees.

For more information, please contact Coach CY or Ginger at 571-643-6615

or sunfishmasters@gmail.com.

Youth Swim Teams

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AQUATICS - Learn to Swim

LEARN-TO-SWIM CLASSES

We teach you and your children how to swim skillfully and safely. In addition to swimming skills, each level includes training in basic water safety.

Students must be able to follow and accept directions and be able to take turns in order to participate in group swim lessons. *To register for

classes, please stop by the center during operating hours, call 703-993-8513, or fax in your registration to 703-993-9177.Registration forms are available

on our website: www.freedom-center.com.

Fees:

$77/8 lessons

$86/9 lessons

Monday and

Wednesday am or pm

A. 9/16 – 10/9

(8 lessons)

B. 10/14 – 11/13

(9 lessons, no lessons

on 10/30)

C. 11/18 – 12/18

(9 lessons, no lessons

on 11/27)

Tuesday and Thursday

am or pm

A. 9/17 – 10/10

(8 lessons)

B. 10/15 – 11/14

(9 lessons, no lessons

on 10/31)

C. 11/19 – 12/19

(9 lessons, no lessons

on 11/28)

Saturday

A. 9/21 – 12/14

(9 lessons, no lessons

on 10/12, 11/2, 11/23,

11/30)

Sunday

A. 9/22 – 12/15

(9 lessons, no lessons

on 10/13, 11/3, 11/24,

12/1)

Parent & Child 1

Ages: 6 months–2yrs

Class length: 30 min

Builds swimming readiness by emphasizing fun in

the water.

Caregiver participation required.

9:30-10:00am

5:40-6:10pm

9:30-10:00am

5:40-6:10pm

10-10:30am

11:20-11:50am

10-10:30am

11:20-11:50am

Parent & Child 2

Ages: 2-3yrs

Class length: 30 min

Builds swimming readiness by

emphasizing fun in the water.

Caregiver participation required

9:30-10:00am

6:20-6:50pm

9:30-10:00am

6:20-6:50pm

10-10:30am

11:20-11:50am

10-10:30am

11:20-11:50am

Parent & Child 3

Ages: 3-4

Class length: 30 min

Builds swimming readiness by emphasizing fun and

skills in the water. Caregiver participation required

9:30-10:00am

7:00-7:30pm

9:30-10:00am

7:00-7:30pm

9:20-9:50am

10:40-11:10am

12:10-12:40pm

10:40-11:10am

12-12:30pm

Preschool 1

Ages: 4-5

Class length: 30 min

Water adjustment and introduction to swimming

skills. Prerequisites: Able to separate from

parent/caregiver

10:10-10:40am

5:00-5:30pm

6:20-6:50pm

10:10-10:40am

5:00-5:30pm

6:20-6:50pm

9:20-9:50am

10:40-11:10am

12:10-12:40pm

9:20-9:50am

10:40-11:10am

12-12:30pm

Preschool 2

Ages: 4-5

Class length: 30 min

Introduction to individual stroke skills on front and

back. Prerequisites: Able to separate from parent/

caregiver

10:10-10:40am

5:00-5:30pm

6:20-6:50pm

10:10-10:40am

5:00-5:30pm

6:20-6:50pm

9:20-9:50am

10:40-11:10am

12:10-12:40pm

9:20-9:50am

10:40-11:10am

12-12:30pm

Preschool 3

Ages: 4-5

Class length: 30 min

Introduction to combined stroke on front and back.

Prerequisites: Comfortable with submerging

underwater; swim 3-5 yards

without support

10:50-11:20am

5:40-6:10pm

7:00-7:30pm

10:50-11:20am

5:40-6:10pm

7:00-7:30pm

8:40-9:10am

10-10:30am

11:20-11:50am

10-10:30am

11:20-11:50am

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AQUATICS - Learn to Swim

Fees:

$77/8 lessons

$86/9 lessons

Monday and

Wednesday am or pm

A. 9/16 – 10/9

(8 lessons)

B. 10/14 – 11/13

(9 lessons, no lessons

on 10/30)

C. 11/18 – 12/18

(9 lessons, no lessons

on 11/27)

Tuesday and Thursday

am or pm

A. 9/17 – 10/10

(8 lessons)

B. 10/15 – 11/14

(9 lessons, no lessons

on 10/31)

C. 11/19 – 12/19

(9 lessons, no lessons

on 11/28)

Saturday

A. 9/21 – 12/14

(9 lessons, no lessons

on 10/12, 11/2, 11/23,

11/30)

Sunday

A. 9/22 – 12/15

(9 lessons, no lessons

on 10/13, 11/3, 11/24,

12/1)

Level 1

Ages: 5-12

Class length: 30 min

Water adjustment and introduction to

fundamental swimming skills

11:30am-12:00pm 5:00-

5:30pm

5:40-6:10pm

6:20-6:50pm

7:00-7:30pm

5:00-5:30pm

5:40-6:10pm

6:20-6:50pm

7:00-7:30pm

8:40-9:10am

9:20-9:50am

10-10:30am

10:40-11:10am

11:30-12pm

12:10-12:40pm

9:20-9:50am

10-10:30am

10:40-11:10am

11:20-11:50am

Level 2

Ages: 5-12 Class length: 30 min

Water adjustment and introduction to fundamental

swimming skills

11:30am-12:00pm

5:00-5:30pm

5:40-6:10pm

6:20-6:50pm

7:00-7:30pm

5:00-5:30pm

5:40-6:10pm

6:20-6:50pm

7:00-7:30pm

8:40-9:10am

9:20-9:50am

10-10:30am

10:40-11:10am

11:30-12pm

12:10-12:40pm

9:20-9:50am

10-10:30am

10:40-11:10am

12-12:30pm

Level 3

Ages: 5-12 Class length: 40 min

Introduction of the front crawl with rotary breathing,

elementary backstroke and various kicks.

Prerequisites: Able to swim 5 yards on front &

back without support

12:10-12:50pm

5:00-5:40pm

5:40-6:20pm

6:50-7:30pm

5:00-5:40pm

5:40-6:20pm

6:50-7:30pm

9:10-9:50am

11:20-12:00pm

12:10-12:50pm

9:50-10:30am

12-12:40pm

Level 4

Ages: 6-12 Class length: 40 min

Improve front crawl stroke, elementary backstroke.

Intro of back crawl, sidestroke, breaststroke,

butterfly, and open turns. Prerequisites: Swim 10

yards on front with rotary breathing

1:00-1:40pm

5:00-5:40pm

5:40-6:20pm

5-5:40pm

6:20-7:00pm

9:10-9:50am

10:40-11:20am

11:20-12:00pm

10:30-11:10am

12-12:40pm

Level 5

Ages: 6-17 Class length: 40 min

Provides further coordination and refinement for all

strokes, introduces surface dives, shallow dives, flip

turns. Prerequisites: Swim front crawl for 25 yards,

elementary backstroke, back crawl & breaststroke

for 15 yards, tread water for 1 minute

1:50-2:30pm

6:50-7:30pm

5:00-5:40pm

5:40-6:20pm

8:30-9:10am

9:50-10:30am

11:10-11:50am

Level 6

Ages: 6-17 Class length: 40 min

Refines the strokes so students swim them with

ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over great

distances. Emphasizes personal water safety and

lifeguard readiness skills. Prerequisites: Able

to perform a shallow dive into deep water, swim

front crawl & backstroke for 50 yards, elementary

backstroke & breaststroke for 25 yards, tread water

for 2 minutes

1:50-2:30pm

6:50-7:30pm

5:40-6:20pm

6:20-7pm

8:30-9:10am

9:50-10:30am

11:10-11:50am

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AQUATICS - Learn to Swim

Fees:

$77/8 lessons

$86/9 lessons

Monday and

Wednesday am or pm

A. 9/16 – 10/9

(8 lessons)

B. 10/14 – 11/13

(9 lessons, no lessons

on 10/30)

C. 11/18 – 12/18

(9 lessons, no lessons

on 11/27)

Tuesday and Thursday

am or pm

A. 9/17 – 10/10

(8 lessons)

B. 10/15 – 11/14

(9 lessons, no lessons

on 10/31)

C. 11/19 – 12/19

(9 lessons, no lessons

on 11/28)

Saturday

A. 9/21 – 12/14

(9 lessons, no lessons

on 10/12, 11/2, 11/23,

11/30)

Sunday

A. 9/22 – 12/15

(9 lessons, no lessons

on 10/13, 11/3, 11/24,

12/1)

Adult Beginner Swimming Lessons

Ages: 13 & up Class length: 40 min

Develop comfort level in water and introduction to

fundamental swimming skills.

Adult Intermediate Swimming Lessons

Ages: 13 & up Class length: 40 min

Focuses on stroke techniques, breathing, turns,

etc. Great for improving general swimming

skills, triathlon training, and overall fitness.

Prerequisites: Swim 5 yards on front & back

without support

Swim Team Prep

Ages: 6-17 Class length: 50 min

Fee: $86/9 lessons

Prepares the beginner & intermediate for

competitive swimming.

Home School Swim

Ages: 5-15 Class length: 50 min

Fee: $55/6 lessons (Thursday only)

$110/12 lessons (Tues and Thurs)

Open to all skill levels. Participants will be grouped

according to skill level on the first day of class.

7:30-8:10pm 7:30-8:10pm 8:30-9:10am 9:10-9:50am

7:30-8:10pm 7:30-8:10pm 8:30-9:10am 9:10-9:50am

Swim Team Prep is offered on Sunday evenings with two time options,

4:30-5:20 pm or 5:30-6:20 pm.

September 22 – December 15 (no lessons on 10/13, 11/3, 11/24, 12/1)

Home School Swim is available for Thursdays if you would like it once a week, or Tuesday and Thursday if you

would like it twice a week. Sign up accordingly. Dates below are for both options.

Session 1: September 17 – October 24

Session 2: November 5 – December 19 ( No classes November 26th and 28th)

Ages 5-8: 11:30am-12:20pm

Ages 9-15: 12:30pm-1:20pm

*To register for classes, please stop by the center during operating hours, call 703-993-8513, or fax in your registration to 703-993-9177.

Registration forms are available on our website: www.freedom-center.com.

Individual and Small Group Instruction (Ages 4-Adult)

The Freedom Center offers one-on-one swimming instruction with our certified staff. Available dates and times are based on instructors’ availabilities

outside of teaching their group classes. Each session of Individual lessons is exactly the same as the group lessons and usually set up in groups of 8 to

10 lessons. Please call Tim at 703-993-8511 to see what times are available and to set up your lesson. Fee: $30/30 min. lesson.

Specialized Youth or Adult Groups

Great for Scouts and other organizations with specific skill-related goals to accomplish. Groups can arrange for one of our instructors to assist your

group with skills such as swimming, water safety, first aid, and CPR. There is a cost of $5 per person, per hour, with a $60 per hour minimum for the

group. Please Call Tim at 703-993-8511 to schedule your group.

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SAFETY COURSES

TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES

Stop by the center during

operating hours,

email fafcreg@gmu.edu,

call 703-993-8513 or

fax in your registration to

703-993-9177.

Registration forms are

available on our website.

Hours of operation:

Mon-Fri: 5am-10pm

Sat: 8am-8pm

Sun: 9am-6pm

American Red Cross CPR, AED, and First Aid for Professional Rescuers

(Ages 12 and up)

In this class participants learn how to recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing, and first

aid emergencies. Participants will gain the knowledge needed to provide immediate care to a suddenly

injured or ill person until more advanced medical personnel arrive and take over.

Wed Oct 30 4:30 – 9:30pm $125

Wed Jan 2 4:30 – 9:30pm $125

American Red Cross Babysitters Course (Ages 11-15)

Be the best babysitter on the block! This American Red Cross course is fun and fast-paced with hands-on

activities, role-plays and lively discussions. Participants will learn to care for children and infants, be good

leaders and role models, problem solve, handle household emergencies and illnesses, and write resumes

and prepare for job interviews! Participants will also take home several training materials to review!

Sat Oct 26 or Nov 23 9:00am – 4:00pm $80

American Red Cross First Aid, CPR, AED for Professional Rescuers Review

The participant will have the opportunity to view video segments, practice and perform skills and scenarios

for evaluation as well as completing a final written exam. Successful students will receive a certification

valid for 2 yrs. The participant must possess a current ARC First Aid/CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer

certification.

Sat Nov 13 4:30 – 9:30pm $85

American Red Cross Lifeguard (Ages 15 and up)

This course covers the fundamental skills required to

become a certified American Red Cross Lifeguard.

Students must pass a prerequisite swimming test on first

day of the course in order to continue class and must

be 15 years old by the last day of the class to become

certified. Certification does not guarantee employment

at our facility. However, seasonally there are openings

for lifeguard positions at the Freedom Aquatic & Fitness

Center. Choose one session below and be able to attend

all class dates.

September 28, 29 & October 5, 6

$225.00

October 19, 20, 26, 27

$225.00

November 9, 10, 16, 17

$225.00

December 27, 28, 29, 30

$225.00

9:00am-5:00pm

9:00am-5:00pm

9:00am-5:00pm

9:00am-5:00pm

American Red Cross Lifeguard Review (Ages 15 and Up)

The participant will have the opportunity to view video segments, practice and perform skills and scenarios

for evaluation as well as completing final written exams.

Participants must possess a current ARC Lifeguarding/

First Aid/CPR/AED certification. Participant must have

their own manual and pocket mask.

November 9 & 10

9:00am-5:00pm

$150.00

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SAFETY COURSES

American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor

Course

Lifeguard Instructor candidates will be trained to teach the

American Red Cross Lifeguard Course. Prerequisites: Must

be 17 yrs. Old by the last day of class. Must successfully

complete the prerequisite skill for lifeguarding, attend and

participate in all class sessions, demonstrate competency in

all required skills, pass two written exams with a minimum

grade of 80%, and demonstrate competency in all three final

rescue skill scenarios. Successful completion of this course

will certify the candidate as an ARC Lifeguarding/First Aid and

CPR/AED Instructor. Choose one session below and be able to

attend all class dates

October 19, 20, 26, 27

$250.00

December 27, 28, 29, 30

$250.00

9:00am-5:00pm

9:00am-5:00pm

Water Safety Instructor Certification

The purpose of the American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor

Course is to train instructor candidates to teach courses and

presentations in the ARC Swimming and Water Safety Program

by developing their understanding of how to use the course

materials, how to conduct training sessions, and how to evaluate

participants’ progress. WSI candidates are trained to teach all

levels of ARC swimming lessons.

November 9, 10, 16, 17

$250.00

9:00am-5:00pm

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FITNESS

Group Exercise

With more than 150 classes per week, Freedom’s group

exercise program is the premier program in northern Virginia.

You’ll find your favorite hi / low classes as well as new and

exciting classes such as HITT, RIPPED, Athletic Conditioning

and more. Of course we also offer Spin, Zumba, Hip Hop,

Deep Water and Shallow water.

New Fitness Programs for the Fall:

• Women On Weights

• Teen Strength Training

• Tabata Boot Camp

• TRX Boot Camp

• And more…….

Check out all our Fitness programs at

Freedom-Center.com/fitness/

Parent and Youth Certification

This certification is for children 12 – 15 years old. After completing a one hour training session with one

of our professional fitness staff members, you and you 12 – 13 year old can work out side by side. You 14

and 15 year olds can work out on their own with their certification!

$60 for one child

$90 for two

Family Friendly Classes

Check out our website to take a look at our group fitness schedule! The FF posted in certain classes

indicates the classes are family friendly for 12 and older children.

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TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES

Stop by the center during

operating hours,

email fafcreg@gmu.edu,

call 703-993-8513 or

fax in your registration to

703-993-9177.

Registration forms are

available on our website.

Hours of operation:

Mon-Fri: 5am-10pm

Sat: 8am-8pm

Sun: 9am-6pm

FAFC – Freedom Attack the Fat Challenge

New to fitness or need a jump start to your fitness program –

FAFC is right for you!

Registration began on August 12th.

Fee: $399/members

September 16-November 10

8 weeks/24 training sessions three times per week

10th

Anniversary!

The Freedom Center will be hosting the 10th Anniversary of Freedom Attack the Fat Challenge. After 9

successful programs, and over 800 participants overall, this fall will mark our 10th season. The program

is an 8 week weight loss based challenge, working in small group teams with trainers. Training is held

3 sessions per week, and the program includes nutritional seminars, lectures, interactive stretching

workshops, food journaling, weekly

weigh ins and specialty classes.

Early sign up is recommended as this

program fills up quickly. You can

register online or stop in at the desk

in the weight room for a registration

sheet. For additional information

please contact Rfrey1@gmu.edu

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TEAM BUILDING at THE EDGE

The EDGE, George Mason University’s team building and organizational development

training provider, offers opportunities for your team to grow, improve communication and

build stronger relationships. Register your School, Corporation University or Community

Group. Experience the EDGE in action!

PROGRAMS:

LeadingEDGE, LearningEDGE, and Custom Design Programs (Professional Adult)

Team Development Course (5th grade – Adult)

Advanced Team Development Course (7th grade – Adult)

Total Team Challenge (High School – Adult)

Tools for Teachers (Adult)

The WinningEDGE for Sports Teams (High School-Adult)

VOLUNTEER SERVICE:

“Pitch in on the Piedmont,” a 4 hour rain or shine activity, helps The EDGE mulch the Piedmont Trail and

all challenge course elements. See website Upcoming Events to volunteer for this fall and spring activity.

OPEN CLIMBS

Climb the 50' Alpine Tower! (Ages 9 - Adult) - Offered the 2nd Sunday of each month May-November.

Call 703-993-8513 to register.

Visit www.edgeatmason.com for more information or call

our Sales Manager about group bookings at 703-993-4313.

Hours of operation:

Mon-Fri: 5am-10pm

Sat: 8am-8pm

Sun: 9am-6pm

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