Welcome to the City of Corona Aquatics Programs! With Private Swim Lessons, for youth and adults, Lifeguard Certification Training, Recreation Swim, and more, our pools have something for everyone! Summer fun beings July 13, 2020!
Calling All Lifeguards!
Open recruitment is here for Lifeguards and Water Safety Instructors for
Summer 2020 Aquatics Program!
Applications will be accepted until April 22, 2020.Important Details:
- A copy of your Red Cross Lifeguard and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certificate must be attached to your application for further consideration.
- If you do not have your certification at the time of application, you must provide your certification by April 22, 2020.
- If you do not have your certification, the City of Corona is offering certification classes on the following dates:
March 21 & 22, 2020
April 18 & 19, 2020
To view more information on these classes and to register, please click here.
The first round of interviews is scheduled for Saturday, April 4, 2020. Successful candidates will complete an oral interview and skills test on-deck and in the water on the same day.
IMPORTANT: You will be required to fill out an Applicant Release of Liability Form. If you are under the age of 18, the form must be signed by your parent or guardian. This document will be provided to you on the day of the interview. If this form is not signed and submitted, you will not be able to participate in the testing process.
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Lifeguard Certification Training Available!
The purpose of the American Red Cross Blended Lifeguarding course is to teach candidates:
- Skills needed to help prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies
- Provide professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses
- Land and water rescue skills, as well as First Aid and CPR.
This blended learning course allows participants to complete all the eLearning information prior to the in-person session. Participants are required to complete all eLearning content prior to the first in-person session of the course.
On successful completion of a course in the Lifeguarding program, participants will receive an American Red Cross certification that indicates they have successfully completed the requirements for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED, valid for 2 years.
All supplies and fees are included in price, including American Red Cross AP/LTP fees, CPR Resuscitation Mask, and Lifeguarding Manual.
Private Swim Lessons (Adult or Child) – Winter/Spring 2020
Our certified and dedicated staff is committed to helping you reach your swim goals. Whether you are just getting started or eager to improve, these focused and specialized swim
lessons are catered to your swim needs. These 30-minute classes have a 1:1 staff/student ratio for more personalized training. Classes meet on Saturdays, at the Auburndale Community Center Pool 1045 Auburndale St., Corona.
For more information on registration and class descriptions, contact the Library and Recreation Services Department at (951) 736-2241.
Learn to Swim Lessons
The City of Corona’s Learn to Swim program offers lessons for all swimming abilities, available for infants 6 months through adults. Lessons are offered in two-week sessions, Monday – Thursday, for 30 minutes a day, at the City Park Pool or Centennial High School Pool. (No Friday Classes). Each class is conducted under the supervision of certified Water Safety Instructors.
Proof of residency (Driver’s License or Utility Bill) must match adult’s address and accompanying registration form. Registration must be received one week prior to session start date. No refunds after the second day of class. Please refer to the Swim Lesson schedule for class registration numbers.
Please call (951) 736–2241 for more information.
Swim Lessons: $50 for Residents / $75 for Non-Residents
Semi-Private Lessons: $80 for Residents / $120 for Non-Residents
- Swim Lesson Skills Testing, and Priority Swim Registration will take place at the City of Corona’s Summer Showcase, Saturday April 25, 2020, from 9am to 12pm. Certified Swim Instructors will be available to determine what level is suggested for any participant.
- Walk-In and Online registration for residents and non-residents begins April 25, 2020 at 12pm, and continues through Summer season. Accepted at the Recreation Services office, Circle City Center, and Corona Public Library during normal business hours.
- On-Site registration at the pools will be accepted on the first Tuesday of each session, provided there is space available.
There is a refund processing fee of $10 per activity for all requested refunds or cancellations. No refunds will be issued after the second day of class.
Aquatics Level Descriptions
Parent & Me – Age: 6 months to 3 yrs.
PARENT REQUIRED TO BE IN WATER WITH CHILD.
This level introduces basic skills to parents and children. Parents learn how to safely introduce their child to the water, how to appropriately support and hold their child in the water, water adjustment, and how to prepare and encourage their child to try new skills. Infants receive an introduction to basic skills that lay a foundation for learning to swim. In addition, parents learn several water safety topics.
Level 1: Water Exploration – Age 4+
No Skill Prerequisites Required for Level 1.
This level is designed for a child’s first exposure to water without their parent, orient young children to the aquatic environment, and help them gain basic water safety skills. In addition, participants develop positive attitudes and safe practices in and around the water.
Level 2: Primary Skills – Age 4+
Skill Prerequisites: Must be independently comfortable in the water.
This level is designed to give participants success with fundamental skills, and marks the beginning of independent locomotive skills. Participants learn to glide and float without assistance, and further develop simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on front and back, laying the foundation for future stokes. New water safety topics and introduces and previous skills reinforced.
To Pass This Level: Must be able to swim 5 yards front crawl and backstroke, unassisted.
Level 3: Stroke Development – Age 4+
Skill Prerequisites: Must be able to swim 5 yards front crawl and backstroke, unassisted.
This level is designed to expand proficiency of previously learned skills by providing additional guided practice. Participants learn to swim front crawl and backstroke at rudimentary proficient levels, as well as introducing scissor kick, dolphin kick, and elementary backstroke.
To Pass This Level: Must be able to swim 10 yards front crawl and backstroke, unassisted.
Level 4: Stroke Improvement – Age 4+
Skill Prerequisites: Must be able to swim 10 yards front crawl and backstroke, unassisted.
This level is designed for participants to improve their previously developed aquatic skills by increasing their endurance and swimming greater distances with more advanced proficiency. Participants add arm action actions to preform rudimentary sidestroke, butterfly, breaststroke, and treading water.
To Pass This Level: Must be able to swim 25 yards front crawl and backstroke, unassisted.
Level 5: Stroke Refinement – Age 4+
Skill Prerequisites: Must be able to swim 25 yards front crawl and backstroke, unassisted.
Participants refine their performance of all strokes (front crawl, backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, and sidestroke), and increase the distance they swim. Participants learn to preform flip turns on their front and back. In addition, they learn to preform tuck and pike surface dives.
Adult – Age 18+
This swim course is intended for adults wishing to improve their knowledge of, and skill in, the water. Adult swim levels are adjusted to fit the needs of its participants, varying from Learning the Basics, Improving Skills, and Swimming Refinement.
Adaptive Swim Lessons (Based on Height) 4’5” or Shorter/ 4’6” and Taller – Age 5+
This class is designed to provide a safe, enjoyable recreation experience for individuals who have physical disabilities, sensory impairments, or developmental disabilities. Class includes introduction to the water and water adjustment activities. Participants in this program may be required to have a parent or aide in the water to assist with activities, determined on a case by case basis.
Semi-Private Swim Lessons
Our certified and dedicated staff is committed to helping your child reach his/her swim goals. Whether your child is just getting started, or eager to improve, these focused and specialized swim lessons are catered to your child’s swim needs.
These 30-minute classes have a 1:3 Staff-to-Student ratio for more personalized training.