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Aquatics Programs

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More about Aquatics programs

Please see our current program brochure or our online registration portal for more detail information about our programs.

We offer a variety of swim programs, ranging from learn to swim lessons to recreational swimming to training for swim team competitions. Our swim programs are held at our indoor pools year round.

Swim Lessons (Youth and Adult)
Homestead Aquatic Center

Youth swim lessons are offered year-round for swimmers ages 6 months to 12 years, and include all skill levels. Our lessons emphasize water safety, skill and stroke development. Beginning swimmers are introduced to basic stroke movement and learn how to be more comfortable in the water.

For children who have little or no previous water experience, instructors facilitate lessons that involve water adjustment activities with parent and child. Parents will be taught holding positions while familiarizing the child to body positions in the water.

For adults who need a little tutoring to refine those swimming skills of long ago our private swim lessons are for you.

Swim Team
If you have completed Level 4 swim skills, join us for a fun-filled youth swim team season! No previous swim team experience is required. The team is a great way to meet other youth in the area while exercising. Focus is placed on improving technique, endurance and speed. Swim test on first night to determine practice time, 6:30-7:30 or 7:30 to 8:30.

Water Exercise

Ages 18 and older. Enjoy a chance to be social and work out with friends. Improve muscle tone, strength, and flexibility as well as cardiovascular fitness. A total-body non-impact workout that is great for burning calories.

These programs are ongoing, see our Aquatics Pool Schedules for Class Days and Times. These programs are drop-in programs. Regular Pool visit Fees apply.  

Lifeguard Training Classes

The American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Class will teach participants the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. Participants must be 15 years old on or before the last day of the course, swim 300 yards continuously using front crawl and breaststroke, tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs and swim 20 yards, retrieve a 10 pound object from between 7-10 feet deep and swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object and exit the water within 1 minute, 40 seconds.

Upon successful completion, participants will be certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED.

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