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2017 Aquatic Center Classes

 

World Largest Swim Lesson!

Thursday, June 22rd

10am

*Times may vary based on enrollment numbers*

Join the Forest Park Aquatic Center as we take part in The World's Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL), on Thursday, June 22, 2017. This event is being hosted to build awareness about the vital importance of teaching children to swim to help prevent drowning. On June 22rd, waterparks, pools and other aquatic facilities around the globe will host local WLSL lessons to make noise that Swimming Lessons Save Lives. This FREE event is open everyone. Register in the office by June 18th to save your spot!

 

Aquatic Center Classes

 

American Red Cross Learn to Swim

The American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim classes provide instruction to help swimmers of all abilities develop their swimming and water safety skills. It is designed to give students a positive learning experience, while teaching aquatic and safety skills in a logical progression. Each of the six levels introduces students to a challenging variety of activities and skills while building on lessons from the previous levels.  Classes are conducted in 40-minute periods, Monday through Friday, for two weeks per session. All new participants will be tested on the first day of the session to assess their skills and will be placed into the proper level based on the results of this test and age. Classes will only be canceled due to inclement weather (lightning) and will be made up the following week.

 

Min/Max:          10/200

Ages:               5 (as of May 31, 2017) – 12

Location:          Aquatic Center

Day:                 Monday- Friday

Instructor:         Aquatic Center Staff

Fees                $40 Resident

                        $50 Nonresident

 

Code                Dates                                                                                                   Time   

9100-1-1-1       June 5 - June 16                                                                                  8:40-9:20am

9100-1-2-1       June 26 - July 10 (no class 7/4)                                                           8:40-9:20am

9100-1-3-1       July 17 - July 28                                                                                   8:40-9:20am

 

9100-1-1-2       June 5 - June 16                                                                                  9:30-10:10am

9100-1-2-2       June 26 - July 10 (no class 7/4)                                                           9:30-10:10am

9100-1-3-2       July 17 - July 28                                                                                   9:30-10:10am

 

9100-1-1-3       June 5- June 16                                                                                   10:20-11:00am

9100-1-2-3       June 26 - July 10 (no class 7/4)                                                           10:20-11:00am

9100-1-3-3       July 17 - July 28                                                                                   10:20-11:00am

 

* A $5 administrative fee will be added for those wishing to register after the close of business on the Thursday prior to the start of each session

 

 

Teen Swim Lessons

This class is specifically for 12-14 year olds. Class activities will be arranged on a session-by session basis according to the skill level of students enrolled. All students will work to improve comfort in the water, stroke development, water safety and games. This class is perfect for older students who are just being introduced to swim lessons or simply need a refresher but are too old for the Learn to Swim program.

 

Min/Max:          2/10

Age:                 12-14

Location:          Aquatic Center

Day:                 Monday- Friday

Instructor:         Aquatic Center Staff

Fees:               R: $43/NR: $60

 

Code                Dates                                                                                                   Time   

9211-1-1-0       June 5 - June 16                                                                                  11:10-11:50am

9211-1-2-0       June 26 - July 10 (no class 7/4)                                                           11:10-11:50am

9211-1-3-0       July 17 - July 28                                                                                   11:10-11:50am

 

Swim Club

This program is designed to help stimulate interest in competitive swimming while continuing to develop each participant’s stroke techniques. Those who want to continue in a swimming program after passing Level 6 Learn to Swim would be ideal participants for this class. Swimmers must complete an evaluation prior to registration. The evaluation will entail a full length of the pool with the crawl stroke without difficulty. Call the office to set up an evaluation.

 

Min/Max:          3/10

Ages:               10 and up

Location:          Aquatic Center

Day:                 Tuesday & Thursday

Instructor:         Aquatic Center Staff

Fees:               R: $50/NR: $70

 

Code                Dates                                                                                                   Time   

9202-1-0-0       June 6 - June 29                                                                                  8:00-8:40am

                        July 11- August 3                                                                                  8:00-8:40am

 

Diving

This class is for participants who are interested in learning how to dive and progressions from the land to the board. Participants must be able to change from a vertical to horizontal position in deep water, change directions and return to the side of the pool. Skills include kneeling, compact, stride and standing dives. This class would be appropriate for Levels 3-4 Learn to Swim.

 

Min/Max:          2/10

Ages:               5 – 12

Location:          Aquatic Center

Day:                 Monday- Friday

Instructor:         Aquatic Center Staff

Fees:               R: $43/NR: $60

 

Code                Dates                                                                                                   Time   

9201-1-1-0       June 5 - June 16                                                                                  11:10-11:50am

9201-1-2-0       June 26 - July 10 (no class 7/4)                                                           11:10-11:50am

9201-1-3-0       July 17- July 28                                                                                    11:10-11:50am

 

 

More for 4

This class is specifically formatted for younger children. Each session will concentrate on improved comfort in and around water, increased awareness, range of motion, safety and beginning stroke skills. Student/teacher ratio is small in order to promote increased individual attention and closer student/teacher relationships. This class is an excellent way to introduce your child to swim lessons in an individualized and progressive manner.

 

Min/Max:          4/30

Ages:               4 (before May 31, 2017)

Location:          Aquatic Center

Day:                 Monday- Friday

Instructor:         Aquatic Center Staff

Fees:               R: $40/NR:$50

 

Code                Dates                                                                                                   Time   

9104-1-1-1       June 5 - June 16                                                                                  8:40-9:20am

9104-1-2-1       June 26 - July 10 (no class 7/4)                                                           8:40-9:20am

9104-1-3-1       July 17 - July 28                                                                                   8:40-9:20am

 

9104-1-1-2       June 5 - June 16                                                                                  9:30-10:10am

9104-1-2-2       June 26 - July 10 (no class 7/4)                                                           9:30-10:10am

9104-1-3-2       July 17 - July 28                                                                                   9:30-10:10am

 

9104-1-1-3       June 5 - June 16                                                                                  10:20-11:00am

9104-1-2-3       June 26 - July 10 (no class 7/4)                                                           10:20-11:00am

9104-1-3-3       July 17 - July 28                                                                                   10:20-11:00am

 

* A $5 administrative fee will be added for those wishing to register after the close of business on the Thursday prior to the start of each session

 

Aqua Babies (With Parent)

Teaching an infant to swim is a long-term process which requires interpersonal sensitivity, altruistic motivation, insight, skill and joy. In this class you will help your child adjust to and be comfortable in the water through exercise and free play. Don’t miss this great learning opportunity for both you and your child! Only one child per parent.

 

Min/Max:          8/20

Ages:               6 months – 2 years with parent

Location:          Aquatic Center

Day:                 Monday & Wednesday

Instructor:         Aquatic Center Staff

Fees:               R: $50/NR: $70

 

Code                Dates                                                                                                   Time   

9106-1-1-1       June 5 – June 28                                                                                 11:10-11:50am

9106-1-2-1       July 10 – August 2                                                                               11:10-11:50am

           

 

Aqua Tots (With Parent)

Teaching a toddler to swim is a long-term process which requires interpersonal sensitivity, altruistic motivation, insight, skill and joy. In this class you will help your child adjust to and be comfortable in the water through exercise and free play. Don’t miss this great learning opportunity for both you and your child! Only one child per parent. Min. 8/Max. 20

 

Min/Max:          8/20

Ages:               2 – 4 years with parent

Location:          Aquatic Center

Day:                 Tuesday & Thursday

Instructor:         Aquatic Center Staff

Fees:               R: $50/NR: $70

 

Code                Dates                                                                                                   Time   

9106-1-1-2       June 6 – June 29                                                                                 11:10-11:50am

9106-1-2-2       July 11 – August 3                                                                               11:10-11:50am

 

Weekend Aqua Babies and Tots (With Parent)

The stimulating effect of child-paced swimming lessons has the potential to increase intelligence, concentration, alertness and perceptual abilities. It can also improve social, emotional and physical development. Join us on the weekend and help your child adjust to the water through exercise and free play. One child per parent.

 

Min/Max:          8/20

Ages:               6 months – 4 years with parent

Location:          Aquatic Center

Day:                 Saturday OR Sunday

Instructor:         Aquatic Center Staff

Fees:               R: $50/NR: $70

 

Code                Dates                                                                                                   Time   

9106-1-1-0       June 10 – July 29 (Saturday)                                                               9:00-9:45am

9160-1-2-0       June 11– July 30 (Sunday)                                                                  9:00-9:45am

           

 

Tadpoles

Tadpoles is a water exploration class for 3-5 year olds. Students will learn rudimentary swimming and pool safety skills through songs and play. Parents may participate in the first two days of class, but the remainder of the session will focus on building student-teacher relationships and independence in the water. 

 

Min/Max:          8/20

Ages:               3 (before May 31, 2017) - 5 years old

Location:          Aquatic Center

Day:                 Mon/Wed, Tue/Thu, Saturday OR Sunday

Instructor:         Aquatic Center Staff

Fees:               R: $50/NR: $70

 

Code                Dates                                                                                                   Time   

9105-1-1-1       (Monday/Wednesday)  June 5 - June 28                                              11:10-11:50am

9105-1-2-1       (Monday/Wednesday)  July 10 - August 2                                            11:10-11:50am

 

9105-1-1-2       (Tuesday/Thursday)     June 6- June 29                                              11:10-11:50am

9105-1-2-2       (Tuesday/Thursday)     July 11- August 3                                             11:10-11:50am

 

9105-1-1-0       (Saturday)        June 10 – July 29                                                         9:00-9:45am

9105-1-2-0       (Sunday)          June 11 – July 30                                                         9:00-9:45am

 

 

Private Swim Lessons

This is a great opportunity for one-on-one skill development. Lessons are given in 40-minute intervals and are based on skill progression with input from the participant. Private lessons meet for 5 consecutive days (5 days equals one session), Monday through Friday. This is available on a first-come, first-served basis and is dependent on instructor availability. Please note: certain weeks are reserved for make-up lessons. There will be $5 family discount for siblings that are registered at the same time.Online registration is not available for this program.

 

Min/Max:          1/20

Ages:               ALL

Location:          Aquatic Center

Day:                 Monday - Friday

Instructor:         Aquatic Center Staff

Fees:               R: $65/NR: $90

 

Code                Dates                                                                                                   Time   

9108-1-0-0       June 5 – August 4                                                                               11:10-11:50am

                                                                                               

                       

Adult Swim Lessons

Participants in this class learn skills that range from water orientation through the breaststroke. All participants are tested during the first class and assessed at the appropriate skill level. Participants will receive individual attention as well as practice time to concentrate and perfect strokes. All abilities and levels are welcome.

 

Min/Max:          1/10

Ages:               15 and up

Location:          Aquatic Center

Day:                 Tuesday &  Thursday

Instructor:         Aquatic Center Staff

Fees:               R: $50/NR: $70

 

Code                Dates                                                                                                   Time   

9301-1-0-0       June 6 – June 29                                                                                 5:30-6:15pm

9301-1-2-0       July 10 – August 2                                                                               5:30-6:15pm

 

Aqua Aerobics

Enjoy a group fitness class setting while practicing in aerobic endurance, resistance training, and dancing. Intensity of workout will be based on participant. Aqua Aerobics welcomes people of all shapes and sizes to incorporate aerobics and muscle-strengthening into their weekly exercise schedule. Participants do not have to be strong swimmers to enroll in the class.

 

Min/Max:          5/20

Ages:               15 and up

Location:          Aquatic Center

Day:                 Tuesday/Thursday & Saturday OR Sunday

Instructor:         Aquatic Center Staff

Fees:               R: $50/NR: $70

 

Code                Dates                                                                                                   Time   

9105-1-1-2       (Tuesday/Thursday)     June 6- June 29                                               8:00-8:40am

9105-1-2-2       (Tuesday/Thursday)     July 11- August 3                                             8:00-8:40am

 

9105-1-1-0       (Saturday)        June 10 – July 29                                                        9:00-9:45am

9105-1-2-0       (Sunday)          June 11 – July 30                                                        9:00-9:45am

 

LIFEGUARD TRAINING CERTIFICATION

Learn job-specific skills of a professional rescuer. This course teaches responsibilities of a lifeguard, first aid/CPR and spinal injury management.  Participants must pass a skills pretest to qualify for this class.  Bring your suit, towel and pen daily.  Payment of this fee does not guarantee certification. Fee is non-refundable.

Min/Max:                      15

Ages:                           16 and Up

Location:                      Aquatic Center

Day:                             Monday-Friday or Tuesday-Saturday

Instructor:                     Aquatic Center Staff

Fees:                           $140 (includes books)

 

Code                            Dates                                       Time

9405-1-1-0                   May 22-May 26            4:30pm-9:30pm (PDOFP guards only)

9405-1-2-0                   May 30-June 3             4:30pm-9:30pm/ 8:00am-12:00pm (Sat. only)

LIFEGUARD TRAINING RE-CERTIFICATION

This course is recommended if you have previously been certified in Lifeguarding and want to become recertified.  Participants must be prepared to successfully perform skills and pass written tests.  Bring your swimsuit and towel to this class.  Books are not included. Participants should be sure of their skills before attempting this class.  Payment of class fee does not guarantee certification.  Fee is non-refundable.

Min/Max:                      1/15

Ages:                           16 and Up

Location:                      Aquatic Center

Day:                             Wednesday

Instructor:                     Aquatic Center Staff

Fees:                           R:$70/NR: $80

 

Code                            Date                                    Time

9405-1-1-1                   June 7                         12:00pm-5:00pm

 

 

Adult Lap Swim

Tuesday and Thursday mornings

6:30am-8:00am

Resident Pool Pass Holders Only (pre-registration is required)

This FREE Lap Swim will be open to Forest Park Resident Pool Pass Holders only. You must register in the office prior to using the lap swim.  Online registration is not available for this program.