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Water Aerobic Classes
Pamela Bennett Fitness: Aqua Zumba
Days & Times:
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m
Saturdays: 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Ages: 13 and up
Fee: $8 per class or $50 for a 10 class punch card
This class is designed for participants who are age 60+ and belong to the Olivia Haydel Senior Center.
Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Times: 9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
Days: Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays
Times: 9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
Fee: $50 per 18 visits – County residents and/or $75 per 18 visits -Non-County residents
$5 per visit – County residents and/or $7 per visit – Non-County residents
This is a medium-impact water class designed to provide cardiovascular conditioning, improved muscle tone, and improved balance.
Days: Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays
Times: 10:00 a.m. – 10:50 am.
Fee: $50 per 18 visits – County residents and/or $75 per 18 visits – Non-County residents
$5 per visit – County residents and /or $7 per visit – Non-County residents
Basic Water Rescue
The American Red Cross Basic Water Rescue course provides individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent, recognize and respond to many types of aquatic emergencies. This course also prepares individuals for aquatic emergencies by teaching them how to protect themselves while assisting others. The Basic Water Rescue course does not provide participants with all the knowledge and skills needed to be certified as a lifeguard.
Day: July 28
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites to be eligible for the Basic Water Rescue course. However, because there is an in-water skills session, it is recommended that participants are comfortable in chest deep water.
Youth Swim Lessons
Johnson Park Pool has teamed up with the American Red Cross to offer their Learn-to-Swim Program. Each class must have a minimum of four participants to begin. Participants must preregister for all classes. All classes meet twice a week for four weeks.
(Days and times subject to change)
Sessions for all Levels:
Parent and Child Aquatics
Ages: 6 months to 3 years (one child per parent)
Days and Times: Tuesday and Thursday 5 – 5:30 p.m.
Children will adjust to the water by learning skills such as placing the face in the water, flutter kicks and pre-floating skills. All parents are taught how to instruct their children and recognize any errors in their child’s swimming technique. Children are required to wear swim diapers. Parents must be in the water with their children. Instructors will work at the skill level of each child regardless of varied abilities.
Days and Times: Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 – 6 p.m.
This class is for students 4 and 5 years old who are ready to learn introductory water skills as well as beginner swimming skills. Students will learn to enter the pool properly, float, glide and the basics of the front crawl and other Red Cross Swim levels.
Ages: 6 and Up
Days and Times: Tuesday and Thursday 6 – 6:45 p.m.
This class is for students 6 years and older. It introduces children to all levels of American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Lessons with little or no experience to basic swimming skills. Students will learn front crawl, rhythmic breathing and other Red Cross Swim levels.
Ages 6 and Up
Days and Times: Tuesday and Thursday 7 – 7:45 p.m.
This class is for students 6 years and older who have completed the Beginners level as per instructor. Participants will need to be capable of completing one full length of the pool with rhythmic breathing and are comfortable in the water. Students will learn rotary breathing, endurance and correct the other strokes like back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly.
Advanced Class requirements: Able to Swim Length of Pool
Classes may be added/dropped according to registration
Fee: $60 per session for County Residents
$75 per session for Non-County Residents
Youth Swim Lessons follow the Red Cross Learn-to Swim instruction guidelines in which swimmers of all ages and varying abilities are helped in developing their swimming and water safety skills. A video may be included during swim lesson schedule.
Mondays & Wednesdays
Preschool: 5:30pm -6:00pm
School-Age (All Levels): 9:15 am- 10 am
Adult Swim Lessons
Level I Beginners- 10:15am: This class is for students who have little or no experience of basic swimming skills. Class teaches basic swim skills, floating, gliding, flutter kick, and the basics of the front crawl.
Level II Beginners- 11am: This class is for students who are proficient with Level I Beginner skills and have completed that class. This class will teach rhythmic breathing, back stroke, and other Red Cross Swim Skills.
Level I Intermediate- 11:45am: Participants in this class will need to be capable of swimming 1 full length of the pool with rhythmic breathing without stopping and are comfortable in deep water. Students in this class will learn rotary breathing, endurance and correct the strokes like back crawl. The class will teach other strokes like breaststroke and butterfly per request of participants.
County Fee: $70 per session (8 classes)
Non-County Fee: $87 per session (8 classes)
CLASSES ARE HELD ON SATURDAYS ONLY
This is the American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Class. Class will cover standard first aid with CPR/AED for Adult and Child. If participants are interested in adding the infant module, it will increase the class length and must be noted during registration. This certification lasts for 2 years. Please bring lunch/snacks and drink.
**Minimum of 4 must be enrolled 4 days prior to Start of Class**
Blended Lifeguarding Class
$215.00 paid to Johnson Park and $35 paid to Red Cross by Credit Card to enroll Online.
Prerequisite Swim Test:
Session Dates & Times:
Lifeguard Review Course
This class is for people who already have a lifeguarding certification. The candidates must bring in a copy of their
Fee: $175 must be enrolled 4 days prior to class
Class Dates and Times:
Prerequisite: Candidates must be 15 years of age by the final scheduled lesson and complete the following skills:
Swim 300 yards continuously, 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. Candidates will tread water for 2 minutes using only legs. Complete a timed event within 1 minute and 40 seconds; Beginning in water swim 20 yards, surface dive to a depth of 7 feet to retrieve a 10 pound object, return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to the starting point. Candidates must then exit the water without the use of a ladder.
If you are unable to complete the prerequisites as required by the American Red Cross, you will not be able to attend or participate in the class. The Blended Learning Classes involve an online portion to the class and ALL students will be required to have access to www.classes.redcross.org
NOTE: If you do not pass the prerequisite you will receive a 50% refund. If you do not successfully complete the
American Red Cross Lifeguard Training class after successfully completing the prerequisite requirement, you will not be eligible for a refund. If you do not successfully complete the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training class after successfully completing the prerequisite requirement, you will not be eligible for a refund.
Must be enrolled 4 days prior to Prerequisite Class
Rockdale Riptides Swim Team
The Rockdale Riptides is a USA Swimming year round competitive swim team offering high quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities. The goal of our team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability, from novice to international competitor.
Visit our website at www.SwimRiptides.com for complete information on our Swim Groups, Practice Times and Pricing.