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  • ON-LINE Registration available at:  Pools are closed until further notice. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Please stay safe and healthy.  

    Children's Lessons:   

    Swimming lessons will be offered once a week for thirty minutes each class by certified instructors.  Participants are skill tested during the first class and may be reassigned to a different level and/or time.  Class offerings may vary by site or be cancelled if minimum enrollment is not met.  Residency and age requirements will be strictly enforced; Proof of age and residency are required. Program: City Resident $10  / Non-City Resident $35 

    Level Requirements: Requirements are a combination of both minimum age and swimming ability. Pretesting is available during any open swim.

    Little Swimmer: 18 months to 4 years old; an adult is required in the water with the child.
    : 3-5 years of age.
    Goldfish: Minimum of 5 years old; no swimming experience.
    Bullfrogs: Minimum 7 years old; able to float on front and back, kick 15 feet on front and back.
    Blue Whales: Minimum 8 years old; able to swim 30 feet on front and back
    Starfish: Minimum 10 years old, able to swim 45 feet on front & back and perform the elementary backstroke.
    Eels: Minimum of 11 years old; able to swim 25 yards front and back crawl; 15 yards elementary backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly.
             Classes held with sufficient enrollment at selected sites.


     Pre-Lifeguard Conditioning: Must be 13 years old, have passed Starfish Level and be able to swim 100 yards. There is no fee for the Lifeguard Conditioning Class.  

    Available at Valley and Southwest Pools.  Please call the Aquatics office to confirm current schedule. 473-4330 x3002

    Pre-Competitive Developmental Swim Team 
        Southwest Pool Only    

    Ages 8 - 15 years old.  Must be able to swim 100 yards  Pretesting is available and encouraged.
    City Residents- $10.00 / Non-City Residents- $35.00 

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