MON–FRI: 5am–10pm
SAT: 7am–8pm

SUNDAY Noon-6pm

(Open for Kroc Church Morning Services)

Our aquatics department, complete with certified American Red Cross Certified lifeguards, is dedicated to providing top-quality classes and training. In addition to the facility being Infant Swim of America certified, our ISA trained instructors are able to teach swim lessons to all ages and abilities.

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.

The Area's
Only ISA

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

Make a Splash is a national child-focused water safety initiative created by the USA Swimming Foundation.

Join our Kroc Aquatics Facebook group to keep up-to-date on all things aquatics at The Kroc Center!





Swim Lessons for All Ages & Abilities


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

• On lesson day, check-in to your class at the Welcome Desk, and then make your way to the pool (downstairs). Don't forget 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 the next level.

Gold $33, Silver $38.50

TADPOLES (12-23 months)
Introduces self rescue techniques, along with games that
focus on water comfort and basic swim skills.

FROGS (24 months-3 Years)

Participants are introduced to self rescue skills, swim strokes,
 and water safety techniques.



Introduces beginning swimmers to the water in a fun setting. Children learn floating and water safety through play and creative repetition and take instruction from an instructor. No swim experience required.

• Suitable for kids who can attend class independently (parents are not present in this class).
• Goggles optional



Continue to work on balance in the water through stroke development and water safety skills, working to become an independent swimmer.

Suitable for kids who can
• swim with their face in the water;
• float on front and back with no assistance.

• Goggles optional

At this time,
our private swim lesson
schedule & wait list are full.

Please call or email after July 1st
to inquire about/add your
name to the private swim
lessons list.

Private lessons need to be scheduled with our aquatics specialist, call 217-2315676. Payment for lessons can be made at the Welcome Desk.

INFANT-TODDLER (9 Months-3 Years)

Instructors teach infant swim recovery techniques to help reduce and help prevent accidental drowning.

• One participant

• Six 15 minute lessons

SCHOOL AGE-ADULT (4 Years- Adult)

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

• Up to two participants

• Eight 30 minute lessons

Lifeguard Pre-Course Swim Test

Lifeguard candidates must successfully complete the pre-course swim skill test prior to registering for the American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course.


Call our aquatics specialist at 217-231-5676 to schedule your testing day/time.



• Swim 300 yards continuous swim, demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.


• Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.


• Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed. Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to retrieve a 10-pound object. Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath. Candidates should not swim the distance under water. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.


American Red Cross
Lifeguard Certification

The American Red Cross lifeguard training and certification are imperative to the process of getting hired on as an official Red Cross lifeguard. Our detailed training includes both testing of hands-on skills as well as comprehension on written tests. The certification, which includes first aid, CPR, and AED training, is valid for two years upon completion and is accepted nationwide. The American Red Cross is the most respected source for training and certification of this kind.


• Participants must be 15 years old by the end of the certification class.

• Participants MUST complete the pre-course swimming skills test prior to registration of the American Red Cross Certification Course.


Financial Aid

The W.H.I.S.T.L.E.
(We Help Individuals Strive Toward Lifeguard Employment) at The Kroc Center
provides a discount for uncertified
individuals interested in becoming
a lifeguard at The Kroc Center.

Contact the aquatics specialist for more info at 217-231-5676
or fill out the form below.

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Ages 17 yrs and up
Member and Non-Member:

Contact Jacob Benz at jacobbenz@yahoo.com to register

Lifeguard instructor course trains instructor candidates to teach Red Cross lifeguard lifeguarding, shallow water lifeguarding, aquatics attraction lifeguarding, waterfront skills, waterpark skills, first aid, CPR/AED for professional rescuers, administering emergency oxygen and bloodborne pathogens. This course prepares instructor candidates to use course and presentation materials, conduct training sessions and evaluate the progress of candidates in a professional-level course.

Monday-Saturday 11am-6pm

Sunday 1-4:55pm



(Fountains off


FOUNTAINS ON 1pm - 6pm


PICNIC AREA 11am-6pm

(No food/drink past this point)

From swim lessons to art classes - The Kroc has it!

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.