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Children's Swim Lessons (Summer)

These specially designed lessons are available to the children, grandchildren and dependents of SRC members over the summer. We offer classes for little ones of every swimming ability. All swimming lessons at the SRC are taught utilizing the American Red Cross guidelines and teaching techniques.

  • Offered during summer
  • Location: SRC Rec Pool
  • Five lessons — 30 minutes, once a week on Saturday for five weeks
  • Only $23 per child for SRC members
  • Class size: 3 to 7
  • Register at the SRC front desk or online

Any non-member who wants to sit on the deck and watch must purchase spectator passes for $1.

Please be advised that parents will be required to bring the following items on the first day of lessons:

  • Swim lesson card from prior SRC swim lesson (if applicable)
  • Child’s birth certificate to be presented at the front desk of the SRC. (This is mandatory unless you have previously presented these documents at the SRC and a profile has already been made for your child.)

Please arrive at least 15 to 30 minutes prior to the start of the lesson in order to give us enough time to sign everyone in.

*Parent & Me requires at least one parent per child to be in the water. Non-members who want to get in the water must purchase a guest pass for $10.


Children’s Swim Lessons Prerequisites

Parent & Me: (ages 6 months to 3 years) Little to no experience in the water; parent required.
Tiny Tots: (ages 3 to 4) Little to no experience in the water; can begin to perform basic water movement, including kicking and gliding.
Level 1: (ages 5+) Little to no experience in the water; can begin to perform basic water movement, including gliding, kicking, arm movement, and floating on front and back.
Level 2: (ages 5+) Some experience in the water; can push off wall and kick; comfortable placing face in water and floating on front or back with assistance
Level 3: (ages 5+) Can push off wall and perform the front stroke and backstroke for 10ft without assistance
Level 4: (ages 5+) Ability to swim 25 yards front stroke and backstroke; familiarity with breaststroke and elementary backstroke; can tread water for up to 30 seconds
Level 5: (ages 5+) Ability to swim 50 yards of front stroke and backstroke; 25 yards of butterfly and breaststroke; can tread water for up to 30 seconds

Private & Semi-Private Swim Lessons (All Year)

Private and semi-private lessons provide participants with the opportunity to learn at your own pace and can be adapted for all ability levels. Choose a lesson time that works with your schedule and our instructors will help you to meet your personal swimming goals. Lessons are available Monday through Sunday during the regular pool hours of operation. You can get started by registering at the SRC front desk and our aquatics staff will contact you to arrange your private lessons. All private and semi-private lessons are 30-minutes and scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. 

  • Location: SRC Rec Pool or Plaza Pool
  • Students: $12 Private, $7 Semi-Private
  • Non-Students: $22 Private, $12 Semi-Private
  • Register at the SRC front desk

Fall and Spring Pool Hours of Operation

Rec Pool
Monday – Friday: 6 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: 9 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Plaza Pool
Monday – Friday: 6 – 9 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; 5 – 7 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Summer Pool Hours of Operation

Rec Pool
Monday – Thursday: 6 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Friday: 6 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: 9 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Plaza Pool
Monday – Friday: 6 – 9 a.m.; 4 – 7 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Adult Lap Swim & Stay Fit Workouts (All Year)

The Lap Swim and Stay Fit Workout Program is a fun and healthy balance between fitness and instruction. We offer a variety of aquatic workouts to meet individual needs and goals. This program allows you to swim your way into shape on your own time.

  • Location: Rec Pool and Plaza Pool
  • No registration needed

See an SRC aquatics staff member to learn how to make your next workout a splash at the pool. 

Aquatics Group Exercise Classes (Fall and Spring)

Please see the Group Exercise class page for details about aquatics group exercise classes.

Adult Beginner Swim Lessons (Fall and Spring)

Beginner swim lessons at the SRC are for adults with little or no experience in the water. Participants will learn how to float, hold their breath, be introduced to the basic strokes and learn basic water safety skills.

Monday/Wednesday Lessons (Oct. 3 – 26)
5:30 – 6 p.m. & 6 – 6:30 p.m. 

Tuesday/Thursday Lessons (Oct. 4 – 27)
6 – 6:30 p.m. & 6:30 – 7 p.m.

  • Location: Rec Pool at the SRC
  • 8 lessons — 30 minutes, twice a week for four weeks
  • Cost: $18 for students, $34 for non-students
  • Class size: 3–6 people
  • Register at the SRC front desk or online

Fall 2016
Registration opens on Monday, Aug. 29 and closes on Monday, Oct. 3.

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Adult Intermediate Swim Lessons (Fall and Spring)

Intermediate swim lessons at the SRC are for adults that have completed adult beginner lessons or have equivalent skills. Participants in this class are comfortable in the water but need improvement in stamina and stroke development including freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke while improving their overall water fitness.

Monday/Wednesday Lessons (Oct. 3 – 26)
5:30 – 6 p.m. & 6 – 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday/Thursday Lessons (Oct. 4 – 27)
6 – 6:30 p.m. & 6:30 – 7 p.m.

  • Location: Rec Pool at the SRC
  • 8 lessons — 30 minutes, twice a week for four weeks
  • Cost: $18 for students, $34 for non-students
  • Class size: 3–6 people
  • Register at the SRC front desk or online

Fall 2016 
Registration opens on Monday, Aug. 29 and closes on Monday, Oct. 3.

Register Now

Lifeguard Certification at the SRC (Fall and Spring)

Through hands-on training, you‘ll learn the valuable lifesaving skills required to effectively recognize and respond to water-related emergencies until more advanced medical personnel arrive.

All six classes are held over three weekends from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. each day in the SRC Conference Room and Plaza Pool. Participants will need a swimsuit for every session.

Cost: $130

Fall 2016 Dates

  • Saturday, Oct. 1
  • Sunday, Oct. 2
  • Saturday, Oct. 8
  • Sunday, Oct. 9
  • Saturday, Oct. 15
  • Sunday, Oct. 16

Sign up Monday, Aug. 29 through Saturday, Oct. 1 online or at the SRC front desk.


All Lifeguard Certification participants will need to demonstrate these prerequisites:

  1. Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing
  2. Tread water for two minutes using only their legs
  3. Complete a timed event within 1 minute and 40 seconds
    • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Your face may be in or out of the water, but 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 your back to return to the starting point. With both hands holding the object, keep your face at or near the surface so you are able to get a breath. You should not swim the distance under water. Exit the water using a ladder or steps.

If participants fail to demonstrate these prerequisites, they will receive a refund for the full amount. 

Certification Requirements:

  • Attend all six class sessions
  • Participate in all course activities
  • Receive an 80% or better on the written test in all sections (CPR/AED/First Aid/Lifeguarding)
  • Successfully demonstrate all skills and rescues in the water

For any questions, contact Ryan Hairapetian at 818-677-5804.

Swim Challenge (Fall 2016)

Take the Challenge and Win Big this Fall at the SRC!
Monday, Sept. 12 – Friday, Oct. 14

The Student Recreation Center Aquatics Department is inviting all SRC members to swim their hearts out throughout September and October during the Fall Swim Challenge. Splash into shape at the Rec and Plaza Pools for your chance to win cool prizes and giveaways. The more you swim, the more you win!

Rules:

  1. Participants must complete their laps within the five-week time period.
  2. The maximum number of yards per day is 3,500.
  3. The first participant to swim 30,000 yards wins the first-place prize, with subsequent finishers placing second, third, fourth and fifth.
  4. Each participant will have to manually input their daily yards completed.
  5. Participants must sign up through Netpulse or during tabling sessions — not at the front desk.

Prizes:

  • First Place: $35 gift card to the Matador Bookstore
  • Second Place: $25 gift card to the Matador Bookstore
  • Third Place: $20 gift card to the Matador Bookstore
  • Fourth and Fifth Place: SRC Towel Service for a semester

There will also be giveaways for those who reach the following distance milestones:

  • Upon Registration: SRC Towel
  • 10k (400 laps): SRC Water Bottle
  • 20k (800 laps): SRC Sunglasses
  • 30k (1200 laps): SRC Aquatics Mesh Bag

Sign up online or in-person at the Aquatics tabling station near The Ridge­–rock climbing wall at the SRC. The Fall Swim Challenge begins on Monday, Sept. 12, so sign up early and get ready to go the distance!