Swim Team Prep Academy
Ages 5½ to 18
The focus of this program is to target nee and previously enrolled recreation swim team participants to ensure readiness for the recreation swim team and review strokes with our returning swimmers. We are looking to help individuals develop the skills necessary to be a part of the recreation swim teams, enhance stroke techniques and stroke mechanics.
Emphasis is placed on proper body position on the front and back stroke, streamline body position, develop a strong Flutter, breaststroke and dolphin kick. This class is fast paced, fun and the participants will begin building strength and stamina while learning. Our goals are to improve on existing swimming skills and increase
Registration is open to individuals, ages 5½ to 18 years and must have completed the American Red Cross swimming ability equivalent to our Fish class. Participants must be able to perform the
freestyle and backstroke with some proficiency.
• Participants ages 5½-8, MUST be able to swim continuously for 25-yards of freestyle with rotary breathing
• Participants ages 9-18, MUST be able to swim continuously for 50-yards of freestyle with rotary breathing.
Resident fee: $17
Non-resident fee: $23
Offered in the Spring
Junior Lifeguard Program
Ages 10 to 15
This course will teach water safety and introduce participants to the duties and responsibilities of a lifeguard;however, this course will not certify anyone to be a lifeguard. Participants will have an introduction to first aid, and CPR/AED and build a foundation of knowledge, attitudes and skills in preparation for the American Red Cross Lifeguard course. Successful completion requires participation in skills practice. Enrollment is limited to 15 participants.
To participate in Junior Lifeguarding,the following skills must be demonstrated:
• Swim the front crawl for 25 yards continuously while breathing to the front or side.
• Tread water for one minute.
• Float on the back for 30 seconds.
• Submerge and swim a distance of 10 feet underwater.
The skills evaluation will occur on the first day of the program. Participants should bring a swimsuit and towel for the skills evaluation and for every class. Upon completion of this program, the participant will receive a certificate of completion and t-shirt. Upon turning 15 years of age, they will be prepared to enroll in the American Red Cross Lifeguard course, where the knowledge and skills of a lifeguard will be taught.
Resident fee: $57
Non-resident fee: $74
American Red Cross Fee: $10
Offered in the Summer
Lifeguard Prep Academy
Would you like to start a career as a Lifeguard and need help developing your swimming skills and endurance to pass the lifeguard course prerequisites? Then, this is the class for YOU! In this course each participant will be evaluated and provided instruction on stroke techniques and endurance training specific to passing the entry requirements for the Lifeguard courses. We will introduce rescue techniques and CPR/AED.
Not offered at this time