FACILITY HOURS:

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

American Red Cross Swim Lessons

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for your class

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.

PARENT & CHILD
SWIM LESSONS

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

Instructor-led classes provide a fun learning environment as participants are introduced to strokes, floating and water safety skills. The perfect class to introduce your child to swimming. Parent or caregiver accompanies the child.

 

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 lifeguard office at 217-231-5619 for details.

 

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS
Ages 4 Years & Up

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

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.

 

 

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

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.