Swim Lessons for All Ages
The Kroc Center is proud to offer the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program. This progressive lesson program helps children learn the fundamentals of swimming and water safety through the teaching and assessment of critical water skills. Depending on a child’s abilities, they may remain at the same Learn-to-Swim level for more than one session.
PARENT TOT SWIM (AGES 6 MONTHS-3 YEARS)
Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention and the importance of supervision.
PRESCHOOL LEARN TO SWIM (AGES 3-5)
Familiarize children with the water and help them learn basic skills. Helps participants begin to develop positive attitudes and safe practices in and around the water. Participants must be comfortable in the water without a parent.
The Learn to Swim program focuses on building skills one step at a time. By giving the opportunity to master one element before moving on to the next, our swim classes make it easy to build confidence in the water. A variety of class times are offered.
LEVEL 1: INTRO TO WATER SKILLS (AGES 5-12)
This introductory class helps participants become more comfortable in the water by learning basic swimming and water safety skills. Skills covered include entering and exiting the water without assistance, breath control, floating with assistance, arm and leg actions, and how to stay safe near water.
LEVEL 2: FUNDAMENTAL SKILLS (AGES 5-12)
Participants build on foundation skills such as simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on front and back, floating and gliding so they can be performed without support, increasing distance, and greater duration. PREREQUISITE: Students must be able to swim two body lengths with support.
LEVEL 3: STROKE DEVELOPMENT (AGES 5-12)
Learn elementary backstroke, breaststroke kick, dolphin kick, scissors kick, rotary breathing, and survival floating. PREREQUISITE: Students must be able to swim five body lengths on front and back without support.
LEVEL 4: STROKE IMPROVEMENT (AGES 5-17)
This class covers breaststroke, butterfly, sidestroke, and open turns. Participants work toward increasing distance and stamina for swimming and treading water. PREREQUISITE: Students must be able to swim 15 yards of elementary backstroke and be familiar with dolphin, breaststroke and scissor kicks.
ADULT LEARN–TO–SWIM (Ages 16+)
Developed for older teens and adults, our program gives adult swimmers at every level the opportunity to improve their skills in a safe environment. Lessons are offered at beginner and intermediate levels.
U.S. MASTERS SWIMMING
The U.S. Masters Swimming Club is a national membership-operated nonprofit that provides membership benefits to nearly 65,000 Masters Swimmers across the country. Masters Swimming programs have coaches on deck. Coaches write workouts and provide feedback and instruction. Swimmers have the option to compete at swim meets or just enjoy the comradery and accountability between members.
Water Fitness Classes
AQUA FIT STRETCH (AGES 18+)
Aquatic Fit Stretch can benefit individuals with arthritis, back & neck pain, sprains, strains, fractures, recovering from surgery or seeking a preventative fitness program. Aqua Stretch is low impact and ideal for all fitness levels – non-swimmers welcome.
AQUA FIT CARDIO (AGES 18+)
Splash your way into fitness! Improve your cardiovascular endurance and muscle conditioning by using the buoyancy and resistance of the water. Aqua Fitness is ideal for all fitness levels – non-swimmers welcome
Become a Lifeguard!
Looking for a fun job where you can make a difference? The Kroc Center is always looking for adults and students ages 16 and older to work as lifeguards in our Aquatics Center. Click here to see all current Kroc Center job postings.
Not certified as a lifeguard yet? No problem – training is provided! Contact Aquatics Manager Adam Bueling for more information.