Adult Learn To SwimThis class is designed for adults who want to either learn to swim or better their swimming skills. It is individualized. The instructor will spend time with each adult learner and give them things to practice while assisting other adult learners. Adults may partner up to assist each other through the class, so bring a friend. Friend will need to pay daily admission fee. Minimum 5; Maximum 10.
Registration Deadlines: One week before the start of the class.
| Apr. 4 – Apr. 13
| June 2 – June 30*
|July 7 – July 28
Lifeguarding Blended Learning Recertification ClassThis American Red Cross class is designed for individuals with a CURRENT lifeguard certification who need to renew. Pre-requisites: Have current lifeguard certifications, be 15 years of age, swim 300 yards continuously (using front crawl, breaststroke or combination of both; goggles can be worn), tread water using only legs for 2 minutes, and start in the water and swim 20-yards (no goggles allowed) surface dive 10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound brick, return to the surface and swim back 20 yards on back while both hands are on the object, and exit the pool without using a ladder within 1 minute, 40 seconds. There is 7.5 hours of online training that will need to be completed PRIOR to the start of this class. A copy of the completion certification will need to be presented at the beginning of the first day of class to continue in the class. Once you have enrolled and registration for the class has closed (one week prior to the first day of class), information will be given to you via e-mail to access the online training section of this course. Individuals will need to successfully pass online section, written exams, and in-person skills to be re-certified. Minimum 4, Maximum 10.
Registration Deadlines: One week prior to start of the class.
| May 6
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
LIFEGUARD CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE URBANDALE HIGH SCHOOL FOR CONTRACTED PE CREDIT. SEE YOUR SCHOOL COUNSELOR FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Swim Camp For Junior Lifeguards
Always wanted to know what it would be like to be a lifeguard and work at a pool? Come try out this camp! For ages 11-14 years old. Pre-requisites: swim 25 yards continuously of front crawl, 25 yards of breast stroke, 25 yards of elementary backstroke or backstroke, 1 minute treading water, float on back for 30 seconds, and swim under water 10 feet. You will learn basic water rescue techniques, water survival, how to assist in teaching kids how to swim, help with playing games at the pool, assist at the pool with scanning, and of course be able to swim all day for free. You will earn Junior Lifeguard and CPR certifications during the camp. Participants will also get a whistle, lanyard and t-shirt! Bring your own lunch and snacks for the day. Min 5 / Max 10.
Registration Deadline: One week before the start of the class.
|July 10 – July 21
||M-F||9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
|July 31 – Aug. 11
||M-F||9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.