Aquatics consists of Swim Lessons, Adaptive Swim Lessons, Jr. Lifeguard Program and Recreation Swim
The Aquatics program runs in the summer months. Please look for registration information in May 2018.
Jr. Lifeguarding Program
Sign up today the new Jr. Lifeguard Program for youth ages 11-15 years old who have the desire to learn about the responsibilities and duties of a lifeguard. Registration information will be available in Spring of 2018.
Cool off at the City Park Pool!
Swim lessons are offered for ages (6) months to adults from June through beginning of August. Adaptive swim lessons are available for ages 3+ and is based on height. Please refer to the swim lesson schedule for class registration numbers and descriptions.
Aquatics Level Descriptions
Adaptive Swim Lessons, 3+ yrs (Based on height)
Adaptive 1: 4'5" and shorter | Adaptive 2: 4'6" and taller
Designed to provide a safe, enjoyable recreation experience for individuals who have physical disabilities, impairments or are developmentally disabled. Classes include introduction to the water and water adjustment activities. Where appropriate, participants may be required to have a parent or aide in the water to assist with activities.
Parent & Me - 6 mos to 3 yrs
Strictly a water orientation class, parent participation in the water is required. Parent will be taught how to instruct child in basic water safety and self-help skills. Skills include water adjustment and entry, bubble blowing, underwater exploration, buoyancy on the front and back position, front kick, arm movement, submerging in a rhythmic pattern, rolling over, and age appropriate safety topics.
Level 1 – Water Exploration, 3+ yrs
Skill prerequisites: Minimal comfort with water
Designed for a young child's first exposure to water without their parent. Children will learn basic water safety and self-help in 1-3 feet of water. Skills will include bubble blowing, kicking, holding of breath, bobbing, and other fun and creative activities. This class is NOT designed to teach your child to swim.
Level 2 – Primary Skills, 3+ yrs
Skill prerequisites: Very comfortable with water
Designed to be your child's introduction to swim instruction. Fundamentals include tummy and back glides, flutter kick, and front and back strokes. Swimmer WILL NOT be able to touch the bottom of the pool and should be comfortable with holding on to the side of the pool. To pass this level: Swimmer must be able to swim 5 yards freestyle and backstroke unassisted.
Level 3 – Stroke Development, 3+ yrs
Skill prerequisites: Swimmer must be able to swim 5 yards freestyle and backstroke unassisted.
Skills learned include coordinated freestyle, back crawl, elementary backstroke, and side breathing. To pass this level: Swimmer must be able to swim 10 yards freestyle and backstroke unassisted.
Level 4 – Stroke Improvement, 3+ yrs
Skill prerequisites: Swimmer must be able to swim 10 yards freestyle and backstroke unassisted.
Skills learned include alternate breathing with front crawl, sidestroke, treading water, breaststroke, and a higher level of water safety. To pass this level: Swimmer must be able to swim 25 yards freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke unassisted.
Level 5 – Stroke Refinement, 3+ yrs
Skill prerequisites: Swimmer must be able to swim 25 yards freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke unassisted.
Skills learned include refinement of breaststroke, elementary backstroke, and front and back crawl, advanced water safety, diving, butterfly, flip turn, and pike surface dive.
Beginning Adult – 18+ yrs
This class is designed to be the first swim lesson experience for adults. Skills include basic water adjustment and beginning swim strokes.