Aquatics
Open Swimming Pool Hours of Operation - Click the Schedule Below to Enlarge It Swimming Lessons Group Lessons The Eaton Area Park & Recreation District believes that by providing access to a learn to swim program we are promoting wellness and safety amongst our community. We invite you to join our 30-minute nationally recognized American Red Cross, Learn-To-Swim program. This balanced program teaches swimming skills for all abilities and promotes safety in, on and around the water. Classes are taught by professional instructors, in a safe and fun learning environment.

Please contact Avalon Mays, Aquatics Manager for questions, avalonmays@eaprd.com or 970.893.1219

Swim Level Descriptions Ages: 6 Months - 3 Parent & Tot Will help young children become comfortable in, on and around the water so that when the time comes, they are ready to learn how to swim. Ages: 3 - 5 Preschool 1 is the start of your child’s swimming journey. This class introduces basic water skills; submerging and blowing bubbles, gliding on front with support, entering and exiting the water, rolling to back, back floating with support and recovering to a vertical position. * Prerequisite: Child must be ready to participate in a group setting. Preschool 2 will continue your child on this very important journey. This class presents new swimming and water safety skills; independent front and back floats, independent front and back glides and learning forward locomotion with the use of combined arm and leg action. * Prerequisite: Pass Preschool 1; OR go underwater without hesitation; comfortable floating on front and back with support. Preschool 3 is the next step to ensure that your child learns how to be safe in, on and around the water and to swim well. This class continues to develop swimming and water safety skills; treading water, front and back floats for 15 seconds, using combined arm and leg action on front, rolling from front to back and rolling from back to front to continue swimming. * Prerequisite: Pass Preschool 2; OR independently floating on front and back for 5 seconds; forward movement through water. Ages: 5+ Level 1 is the start of your child’s swimming journey. This class introduces basic water skills; submerging and opening eyes underwater, gliding on front with support, entering and exiting the water safely, rolling to back, back floating with support and recovering to a vertical position. * Prerequisite: Pass Level 1; OR go underwater without hesitation, comfortable floating on front and back with support. Level 2 builds on skills learned in level 1 and begins teaching rudimentary propulsive skills on both the front and back. This class marks the beginning of independent aquatic locomotion; treading, floating for 15 seconds, rolling from front to back, rolling from the back to the front and using combined arm and leg action for forward locomotion. * Prerequisite: Pass Level 1; OR go underwater without hesitation; comfortable floating on front and back with support. Level 3 introduces new swimming and water safety skills to develop water competency. Class will focus on the rudimentary skills of front crawl, elementary backstroke, scissor kick, dolphin kick, survival floating, and treading water. * Prerequisite: Pass Level 2; OR independently floating on front and back for 5 seconds; forward movement through water. Level 4 improves stroke proficiency and focus on swimming longer distances. Students will work toward swimming 25 yards of front crawl and elementary backstroke, swimming 15 yards of breaststroke, butterfly, back crawl, side stroke and be introduced to open turns. * Prerequisite: Pass Level 3; OR swim 15 yards’ front crawl with rotary breathing. Level 5 refines the six swimming strokes introduced in level 4. Classes include activities and drills that are engaging and challenging; longer distance swims, new water safety skills, and flip turns. * Prerequisite: Pass Level 4; OR swim 25 yards’ front crawl and elementary backstroke, 15 yards’ breaststroke, butterfly, back crawl and side stroke. Level 6 implements high expectations in regard to distance and quality of swimming strokes. Class goals; swim 500 yards continuously, perform open and flip turns while swimming, circle swimming, survival floating,swimming, and treading water for 2 minutes. * Prerequisite: Pass Level 5; OR swim 50 yards’ front crawl and elementary backstroke, 25 yards’ breaststroke, butterfly, back crawl and side stroke. Ages: 5+ Registration for session 1 of swim lessons begins on December 11th for in-district and December 13th for non-district participants; for future registration dates refer below. Registration closes, and wait list will be contacted the Friday before a session begins.

Group swim lesson registration dates:

weekday sessions

Session

Registration opens at 8:00 am

In-District

Non-District

registration will close

at 12:00 PM on :

Session 1

December 11

December13

January 5

Session 2

February 2

February 5

February 9

Session 3

March 16

March 19

March 23

Session 4

April 20

April 23

April 27

Group Swim Lesson Schedule Morning Schedule - Click the activity number to be redirected to Active Net Registration

TUESDAY AND THURSDAY MORNING LESSONS

Session 1

Jan. 16 - Feb. 8

4 weeks

DD $39/ND $49

Session 2

Feb. 27- Mar. 22

4 weeks

DD $39/ND $49

Session 3

Apr. 3 - Apr. 26

4 weeks

DD $39/ND $49

Session 4

May 1 - May 24

4 weeks

DD $39/ND $49

Class

Time (AM)

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Preschool 1

9:00 - 9:30

Preschool 2

9:35 - 10:05

Preschool 3

10:10 - 10:40

Evening Schedule - Click the activity number to be redirected to Active Net Registration

MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY EVENING LESSONS

Session 1

Jan. 15 - Feb. 7

4 weeks

DD $39/ND $49

Session 2

Feb. 26 - Mar. 21

4 weeks

DD $39/ND $49

Session 3

Apr. 2 - Apr. 25

4 weeks

DD $39/ND $49

Session 4

Apr. 30 - May 23

4 weeks

DD $39/ND $49

Class

Time (PM)

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Parent & Tot

4:30 - 5:00

Preschool 1

4:30 - 5:00

Preschool 2

4:30 - 5:00

Preschool 3

5:05 - 5:35

Level 1

4:30 - 5:00

Level 2

5:05 - 5:35

Level 3

5:05 - 5:35

Level 4

5:40 - 6:10

Level 6

6:15 - 6:45

Saturday Schedule - Click the activity number to be redirected to Active Net Registration

SATURDAY MORNING LESSONS

Session 1

Jan. 20 - Mar. 10

8 weeks

DD $39/ND $49

Session 2

Apr. 7 - May 5

5 weeks

DD $19/ND $25

Class

Time (AM)

Session 1

Session 2

Parent & Tot

9:00 - 9:30

Preschool 1

9:00 - 9:30

9:35 - 10:05

Preschool 2

9:00 - 9:30

10:10 - 10:40

Preschool 3

9:35 - 10:05

10:10 - 10:40

Level 1

10:10 - 10:40

Level 2

9:35 - 10:05

Level 3

9:35 - 10:05

Level 4

10:10 - 10:40

Level 5

9:00 - 9:30

Adult Swim Lessons (AGE 14+)

DAY

Wednesday

Wednesday

DATE

Jan. 17 - Mar. 7

Apr. 4 - May 23

Time

6:45 - 7:15 PM

6:45 - 7:15 PM

Activity #

(click to register)

FEE

DD $39

ND $49

DD $39

ND $49

EACC Swim Clinic Ages: 4 - 13 The Eaton Area Park & Recreation District believes that by advancing your swimming skills we can promote lifelong exercise and healthy, active lifestyles. Join our two-week swim clinic to improve your swimming skills. Clinics will focus on improving all 4 competitive stokes (front crawl, back crawl, breast stroke, and butterfly), flip and open turns, and help you create your own aquatic fitness program.

DAY

Monday & Wednesday

Date

Feb. 12 -

Feb. 21

Fee

DD $35

ND $45

Activity #

(click to register)

Private Swim Lessons Swimmers of all ages and abilities will benefit from one-on-one or two-on-one swim instruction. These 30-minute-long sessions will be tailored to your exact swimming needs; which can range from timid or first-time swimmers to those interested in creating a swim fitness program. Times are based off your schedule and instructor’s availability. Fee: DD $25/ND $35

Please contact Avalon Mays, Aquatics Manager for questions, avalonmays@eaprd.com or 970.893.1219

Aquatic Special Events Join your community in a little celebration and fun with these special events and water challenges. January Swim Challenge – January 1st through January 31st Start the new year with a splash by picking up the 2018 swim challenge and tracking sheet. Your goal is to complete 4 water workouts per week in January. You can complete your own workouts or use one of ours. “Be My Valentine” Swim – February 14th Valentine’s Day is all about spending time with those you love and care about so bring your special someone to the pool today and enjoy our heart filled water. We will follow our normal pool schedule for the day. Four-Leaf Clover Scavenger Hunt – March 17th Help us find the Four-Leaf Clover coins that were hidden around the pool area by leprechauns. Once you find a coin bring it to the lifeguard office and collect a prize. American Red Cross - Shallow Water Lifeguard Training Lifeguarding is a great entry level job that gives you the flexibility to work anywhere that has a pool. The class focuses on teaching the following lifelong skills; how to be professional, reliable, mature, positive and how to save a life with CPR, AED, and first Aid techniques. * The following prerequisites must be passed to participate in class; swim 100 yards continuously demonstrating breath control, 2-minute tread using legs only, and a timed event where participants must retrieve a 10-pound brick from 5 feet of water and swim the brick 20 yards within 50 seconds.

DATE

Sunday - Wednesday

Mar. 25 - Mar. 28

TIME

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Activity #

(click to register)

FEE

DD $145

ND $175

Aquatics Drop-In Fitness Classes Aquacise Aquatic exercise is the perfect class for you if you’re looking to improve your cardiovascular endurance and strength but would also like to use the waters unique support to ease strain on muscles and joints. Regardless of height, weight/build, size, age or gender, this is a great opportunity for you to enjoy the pool, workout in a social environment, and have fun! * Monday from 9:00 – 10:00 AM * Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 – 9:30 AM * Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 – 6:30 PM River Aerobics Aquatic exercise is the perfect class for you if you’re looking to improve your cardiovascular endurance and strength but would also like to use the waters unique support to ease strain on muscles and joints. Regardless of height, weight/build, size, age or gender, this is a great opportunity for you to enjoy the pool, workout in a social environment, and have fun! * Wednesday from 5:30 – 6:30 PM Pool Rules Small Children Children under the age of 6 who cannot pass the swim test must have a parent within arms length reach at all time. A ratio of one adult per three children is required. Children under the age of the 14 must pass a swim test to use the lap pool, entry area, slide, and/or river. Swim Test A Green Wrist Band is given if a child completes a 15-yard swim, with their face in the water and without stopping. If successfully completed, the swimmer may use the lap pool, entry area, slide, and river. (If there is no scheduled closure or special event occurring in that area) A Yellow Wrist Band is given if a child demonstrates comfort in the water and is at least 48” tall. If successful the swimmer may use the entry area, slide, and river. A Red Wrist Band is given if a child is over the age of 6, is not 48” tall and does not want to stay within arm’s reach of a parent. If given a red wrist band swimmers must stay in the zero-depth area of the pool unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. If a child does not wish to take the swim test they may stay in the zero-depth area. Swimmers must wear appropriate swimwear, no workout clothes or cut-offs Swimmers must shower prior to entering the pool No Diving No Running No prolonged or repetitive breath holding Regular diapers are not allowed. Swim diapers or plastic pants are required for all participants who are diaper dependent. Follow the lifeguard rule, if a guest exhibits unsafe behavior we reserve the right to expel them from the swim area or center. This is not an all-encompassing list, for questions and additional rules ask for the head guard or manager on duty. Pool Rental The Eaton Area Community Center swimming pool is available for after hours private party rentals. Rentals will include the slide, river, entry area, zero-depth and lap pool.

Reservations can be made by emailing Avalon Mays - Aquatics Manager at avalonmays@eaprd.com

The following fees must be paid at the time of reservation: * $250.00 refundable damage deposit * For parties of 30 or less DD $169 / ND $205 per hour * For parties of 30 or more people $215 / ND $259 per hour
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