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Children's Swim Lessons

All swimming lessons are taught utilizing the American Red Cross guidelines and teaching techniques. These lessons are available to the children and grandchildren of SRC members. We have lessons for little ones with all swimming abilities.

  • Location: Rec Pool
  • Five lessons — 30 minutes, once a week for five weeks
  • SRC members only—$21
  • Class size: minimum 3, maximum 5
  • Register at the SRC front desk or online

Any non-member wishing to sit on the deck and watch must purchase a spectators pass for $1.

Summer 2014 Children’s Lessons — Saturdays

  • 9:15 – 9:45 a.m. — Tiny Tot and Parent & Me*
  • 10 – 10:30 a.m. — Level 1 and 2
  • 10:45 – 11:15 a.m. — Level 2 and 3

First day of lessons: Saturday, Aug. 9
Last day of lessons: Saturday, Sept. 6
Registration opens: Monday, July 14
Registration closes: Sunday, Aug. 10

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

Fall 2014 Children’s Lessons — Saturdays

  • 9:15 – 9:45 a.m. — Level 2 and 3
  • 10 – 10:30 a.m. — Level 1 and Tiny Tot
  • 10:45 – 11:15 a.m. — Tiny Tot and Parent & Me*

First day of lessons: Saturday, Sept. 13
Last day of lessons: Saturday, Oct. 11
Registration opens: Saturday, Aug. 23
Registration closes: Sunday, Sept. 14

First day of lessons: Saturday, Oct. 18
Last day of lessons: Saturday, Nov. 15
Registration opens: Saturday, Sept. 20
Registration closes: Sunday, Oct. 19

 *Parent & Me requires at least one parent per child to be in the water. Non-members wishing 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

Offered during the fall and spring semesters

Private and semi-private lessons provide participants with the opportunity to learn at his/her own pace and can be adapted for all abilities. Set a time that works with your schedule and our instructor will help you to meet your swimming goals. Instructors are available Monday–Sunday during the regular pool hours of operation. Register first and then the SRC aquatics staff will contact you to arrange your private lessons. All private and semi-lessons are 30-minute and scheduled on a first-come-first-serve basis. 

  • Location: Rec Pool or Plaza Pool
  • Students: $10 private, $5 semi-private
  • Non-students: $20 private, $10 semi-private
  • Register at the SRC front desk

Fall and spring pool hours of operation

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

Plaza Pool
Monday – Friday: 7 to 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Adult Lap Swim & Stay Fit Workouts

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

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

Adult Beginner Swim Lessons

Offered during the fall and spring semesters

Beginner swim lessons are for adults with little or no comfort in the water. Participants will learn how to hold their breath, float, get an introduction to the basic strokes and learn basic water safety skills.

Monday/Wednesday 5 – 5:30 p.m. & 5:30 – 6 p.m. or
Tuesday/Thursday 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

  • Location: Rec Pool
  • 8 lessons — 30 minutes, twice a week for four weeks
  • Cost: $16 for students, $32 for non-students
  • Class size: minimum 3, maximum 5
  • Register at the SRC front desk or online

Monday/Wednesday first day of lessons: Monday, Sept. 8
Monday/Wednesday last day of lessons: Wednesday, Oct. 1
Tuesday/Thursday first day of lessons: Tuesday, Sept. 9
Tuesday/Thursday last day of lessons: Thursday, Oct. 2
Registration opens: Monday, Aug. 11
Registration closes: Friday, Sept. 5

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Adult Intermediate Swim Lessons

Offered during the fall and spring semesters

Intermediate swim lessons are for adults that have completed adult beginner or have equivalent skills. Participants in this class are comfortable in the water, but need stroke and stamina improvement. Participants will continue stroke development in freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke and improve their water fitness.

Monday/Wednesday 5 – 5:30 p.m. & 5:30 – 6 p.m. or
Tuesday/Thursday 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

  • Location: Rec Pool
  • 8 lessons — 30 minutes, twice a week for four weeks
  • Cost: $16 for students, $32 for non-students
  • Class size: minimum 3, maximum 5
  • Register at the SRC front desk or online

Monday/Wednesday first day of lessons: Monday, Sept. 8
Monday/Wednesday last day of lessons: Wednesday, Oct. 1
Tuesday/Thursday first day of lessons: Tuesday, Sept. 9
Tuesday/Thursday last day of lessons: Thursday, Oct. 2
Registration opens: Monday, Aug. 11
Registration closes: Friday, Sept. 5

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Lifeguard Certification Class

Become an American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard!

Dates and Times:
Friday, Sept. 26, 6 – 9 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 27, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 28, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
Saturday, Oct. 4, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 5, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 11, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Price: $130

Clothing: Participants will need a bathing suit for all six meetings.

Pre-requisites:

  1. All participants will need to swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing.
  2. Tread water for two minutes only using 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. Swim goggles are not allowed.
    • Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 – 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 while keeping 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 with using a ladder or steps.

If participants fail to demonstrate these pre-requisites they will receive a refund for the full amount. 

What participants will need to complete in order to pass the lifeguard class:

  • Attend all six class meetings.
  • Receive an 80% or better on the written test in all sections (CPR/first aid/AED/lifeguarding).
  • Successfully demonstrate all skills and rescues in water.

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