FACILITY HOURS:

SUN: 9:00AM–6:00PM
MON–FRI: 5:00AM–10:00PM
SAT: 7:00AM–8:00PM

Unique Kroc Inspired Swim Lessons

The Quincy Kroc Center Swimming Program is recognized by the USA Swimming 'Make A Splash' program.


Our Aquatics Department, complete with American Red Cross Certified instructors and lifeguards and a USA Swimming-certified coach, is dedicated to providing top-quality classes and training no matter what your age or ability. Many aquatics fitness classes are available for you to drop-in, while others, such as swimming lessons require advance registration. Stop by the Kroc Center for a complete schedule of drop-in activities, or view the current Class Schedule.

 

HOW TO REGISTER:

• Evaluate your child’s swim ability and choose a class level, date and time from the calendar below.

• Check-in to your class at the Control Desk, and then make your way downstairs. Remember to bring a towel!

• At the end of the set of lessons, your Instructor will recommend the appropriate class level for the next set of lessons. Class levels are frequently repeated to allow students to master skills and feel successful before moving on to a new level.

SCHOOL-AGE
Ages 7–11 Years

This class introduces beginning swimmers to the water in a fun setting. Basic strokes, floating and water safety are taught through play and creative repetition. Suitable for kids who can attend class independently (parents are not present in this class). Goggles optional.

Continuing stroke development, your child will transition out of simple flotation to become an independent swimmer. Suitable for kids who can swim with their face in the water, who can float on front and back with no assistance. Goggles required.

Swimmers refine basic strokes like freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke, while developing endurance and improving breathing patterns. Suitable for kids who can swim 1 length of the pool (freestyle with rotary breathing & backstroke). Goggles required.

 

MOST-ADVANCED
Ages 5–17 Years

All skills come together in our most advanced level of lessons. Swimmers focus on stroke refinement while learning new skills such as butterfly stroke, turns, flip turns, starts and finishes. Participants must be able to tread water independently and proficiently swim 1 length of the pool, down and back, freestyle with rotary breathing backstroke, and breaststroke. Goggles required. Swim caps provided.

PARENT & CHILD
SWIM LESSONS

Tadpoles Ages 12–23 mos
Frogs Ages 24 mos – 3 yrs

Instructor-led classes introduce swimmers to self rescue techniques, swim strokes, along with games that focus on water comfort and basic swim skills. Taught in a small class setting.

 

NEW INFANT
PRIVATE LESSONS

Ages 12 months – 4 years

Certified ISA instructors teach infant swim recovery techniques to help reduce and help prevent accidental drowning. 15 minute lessons.

 

PRESCHOOL
SWIM LESSONS

Ages 4–6 Years

Introduces beginning swimmers to the water in a fun setting. Participants learn strokes, floating, and water safety through play and creative repetition. Suitable for kids who can attend class independently (parents are not present in this class). Goggles optional.

Continuing stroke development, your child will transition out of simple flotation to become an independent swimmer. Suitable for kids who can swim with their face in the water, who can float on front and back with no assistance. Goggles required.

Children ages 4–6 years of age are now encouraged to take private swim lessons. Please call the Aquatic Specialist at 217-231-5676 or email nanette_johnson@usc.salvationarmy.org for more details.

 

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS
Ages 4 Years & Up

Private or semi-private swim lessons are available for participants of any ability, for water therapy and learning. 30-min classes.

Our Aquatics Department is dedicated
to providing top-quality classes and training no matter what your age
or ability.

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Courses

LIFEGUARDING
MUST be 15 yrs old by end of class • Gold: $120, Silver: $140, Non: $200

Teaches participants the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies.
The course content and activities prepare participants to recognize and respond quickly and effectively to emergencies in order to prevent drowning and injuries. Certification valid for 2 years. Most nationally recognized lifeguard certification.

Participants must pass pre-requisite testing to continue in the course. (75% reimbursement if the participant does not pass the pre-requisite test.) Must be able to attend the entire course.

April 8–22 • Saturdays: 9:00am–6:00pm.
May 1–6 • M–F: 4:00–9:00pm, Sat: 11:00am–3:00pm.
July 6–8 • Wed–Fri: 9:00am–5:00pm.

Our W.H.I.S.T.L.E. program provides a discount for uncertified people interested in lifeguarding at the Kroc Center. Contact the Aquatics Specialist for more info at 217-231-5676 or email nanette_johnson@usc.salvationarmy.org.

SWIM LESSON SCHEDULE

 Click on class to view a description & register.

100s of classes to choose from.

THE SALVATION ARMY RAY & JOAN

KROC CORPS COMMUNITY CENTER

The Program Guide is the place to look for a variety of one-day and weekly classes. All classes are open to the public.

Look inside for:

View the Class Schedule for easy-to-read schedules of all group exercise classes–both on land, and in water!

All Drop-in fitness and aquatic classes are FREE to Gold Members.