Pool Classes, Programs & Events

Swimming_Classes_-_Winter_Spring_2019

5th Annual B.Y.O.B. Race

Event Date: Saturday, Feb. 23

Registration from 10:00 to 10:30 AM on Saturday, Feb. 23

Cost: Free; all boats must be registered by 10:30 AM

End time dependent on number of entries.

This event grows every year! Bring your own boat, (made out of cardboard and duct tape only – no markers or paint to be used) with paddles (they do not have to be homemade) to the pool. Great project for clubs, boy and girl scouts, families, etc. The race will be one lap (down and back- 60 yards). Races will go in heats, beginning with the youngest age group. Categories are in age groups for both individuals and groups (2 or more in the boat):

BYOB Categories

8 Years and Younger

9-11 Years

12-15 Years

16-18 Years

Adults, 19+

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Awards will be given for each age category.

Spring Break Festivities

In addition to the regular days and times, public recreational swim will be 1:00-4:00 PM throughout the week.

DATE

TIME

Cost

March 18-19 & 21-22

1- 4 PM

$5

Cost is per person entering the pool area; free for annual pass holders.

Carnival Time During Spring Break!

We will have a LARGE inflatable slide to enter the water, along with carnival games and prizes. Note: no group rates available this date.

DATE

TIME

Cost

Wednesday, March 20

1- 4 PM

$6

Cost is per person entering the pool area; only $1 for annual pass holders.

Walk On Water Ball Races

Join us with the walk on water ball races during Open Swim. The 5-foot area of the pool will be closed for races. The shallow area and the deep end will be open for public swim.

DATE

TIME

Cost

Saturday, April 6

1-4 PM

$5

Egg Dive

Join us for the 9th Annual Egg Dive! This has become very popular in Urbandale and is growing each year, so come early. Children will be divided in age groups to dive for colored eggs in the pool. Each egg will be turned in for a prize! The event will begin with the youngest age group and continue until all age groups have participated.

DATE

TIME

Cost

Saturday, April 20

1:30 PM

$6

Cost is per person entering the pool area; only $1 for annual pass holders.

Pool Recruitment Days

Want to work in a fun atmosphere with great pay? If you are 16 years or older, come check us out! We have positions for cashier, lifeguard, manager, and water safety instructors. This is a one stop shop. You can fill out an application, take the lifeguard and/or WSI pre-skills test (bring your suit), have an

interview, ask questions, and meet some current staff, along with food and fun. Come during recruitment days and we will pay for your certifications to join our staff!

DATE

TIME

Cost

April 17 or 18

2:30 - 5:30 PM

FREE

Scuba Class

This 7 week course will teach you proper care of equipment, mask and snorkel clearing, assembling of scuba equipment, regulator clearing, octopus breathing, basic diver rescue and others. Upon completion of this course there is an open water diving experience required to become fully certified. This is scheduled after the course is completed or a referral letter can be issued. After completing all classes and the open water requirements, you will receive a Scuba Educators International (SEI) certification. Minimum age: 10 years. Mask, fin, and snorkel are required for the class. Certified Instructors will be provided by STC Dive Center. Textbook is included in price.

Registration Deadline: One week before the start of the class.

Session

day

TIME

fee

Jan. 14 - Feb. 25

Mondays

6:00-9 PM

$375

April 1 - May 13

Mondays

6:00-9 PM

$375

Scuba refresher/private classes are available upon request with STC Dive Center at STCDiveCenter@yahoo.com.

Water Safety Instructor Class

This class is an American Red Cross course designed to teach you how to teach swimming lessons, and give you hands-on experience to better prepare you for a successful teaching experience. Pre-requisites: Be at least 16 years of age, maintain a position on your back for 1 minute, tread water for 1 minute, and demonstrate the following skills, 25 yards to a level 4 ability front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, and 15 yards butterfly. There is an approximately 10 hour online section to this class that will need to be completed and completion certification presented to the instructor at the beginning of the first day to continue in the class. Information for the online section will be printed on your receipt in the notes section. No refund will be given for failure to complete this prior to class. Certification of this course will allow you to teach swimming lessons as an employee of the Urbandale Pool. Price includes all books and materials for the class. Minimum 4, Maximum 10.

Registration Deadline: One week before the start of the class.

Session

day

TIME

fee

Mar. 17 – Mar. 19

Sat., Mon., Tues.

9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

$200

Lifeguard Class

This class is an American Red Cross course which upon completion will certify you for lifeguarding, lifeguarding first aid and professional CPR. These are all the certifications needed to become a lifeguard. Pre-requisites: Must be 15 years of age by the end of the course, 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. Information for the online section will be printed on your receipt in the notes section. No reminder or refund will be given for failure to complete this prior to class. Individuals will need to successfully pass online section, written exams, and in-person skills to be certified. Minimum 4, Maximum 10.

Registration Deadline: One week prior to the start of the class.

Session

day

TIME

fee

Mar. 22, 23, & 24

Fri., Sat., & Sun.

Fri: 4-8 PM

Sat & Sun: 7AM-6PM

$175

Lifeguard Review Class

This class is for CURRENT American Red Cross certified lifeguards to renew their certification. Proof of current certification must be brought to class. No reminder or refund will be given for failure to bring current certification to class.

Registration Deadline: One week prior to the start of the class.

Session

day

TIME

fee

March 16

Saturday

8AM-6PM

$75

Lifeguard Instructor Class

This is an American Red Cross class to be able to instruct lifeguard classes for the American Red Cross. Pre-requisites for the class are: at least 17 years of age and have current American Red Cross lifeguard certification. After the registration deadline, information will be emailed to you to do the following prior to class; successfully complete an online orientation to the Red Cross, lifeguarding instructor pre-course exam, pre-course session and orientation to lifeguarding course. Minimum 4, Maximum 10.

Registration Deadlines: Two weeks prior to start of the class, due to the pre-course online homework that will need to be completed prior to the start of the class.

Session

day

TIME

fee

March 21 & 22

Thurs. & Fri.

7 AM - 6 PM

$235

Lifeguarding Instructor and Instructor Trainer Review Course

This review class is for current lifeguard Instructors/Instructor Trainers. The class is designed to update you on material, practice, polish and improve upon skills to ensure quality instruction for American Red Cross lifeguard classes. This course will not renew your basic lifeguard certification. Minimum 4, Maximum 10.

Registration Deadlines: Two weeks prior to start

of the class, due to the pre-course online homework that will need to be complete prior to the start of the class.

Session

day

TIME

fee

March 29

Friday

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

$75

Adult Learn To Swim

This 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.

Session

day

TIME

fee

Jan. 5 – Feb. 2

Saturdays

10:40 - 11:25 AM

$50

Mar. 2 – Mar. 30

Saturdays

10:40 - 11:25 AM

$50

Apr. 6 – May 4

Saturdays

10:40 - 11:25 AM

$50

Low Impact Senior Water Exercise Class

This class is designed to increase range of motion, strength, balance and flexibility without discomfort from weight and gravity on joints and muscles. This class is meant for beginners and those wanting to concentrate on range of motion. This is not a cardio class and adjustments will be made for individuals to meet their personal fitness goals. This class is conducted under the guidance of a certified Aquatic Exercise Association Arthritis Foundation Program Leader. Participants with annual passes receive a 20% discount. Minimum 5; maximum 20.

Registration Deadline: One week before the start of the class

Session

day

TIME

fee

Jan. 2 – Jan.30

Mon. & Wed.

11:00-11:45 AM

$54

Feb. 4 – Feb. 25

Mon. & Wed.

11:00-11:45 AM

$42

Mar. 4 – Mar. 27*

Mon. & Wed.

11:00-11:45 AM

$42

Apr. 1 – Apr. 29

Mon. & Wed.

11:00-11:45 AM

$54

May 1 – May 29*

Mon. & Wed.

11:00-11:45 AM

$48

*No class: March 6, or May 27

Cardio. Senior Water Exercise Class

This class is designed with the active senior in mind. The class will have some cardiovascular workout designed to individual’s current fitness level, as well as improve flexibility, full range of motion, balance, strength and endurance. Minimum 5; maximum 20. (Note: Participants will need to complete the low impact Senior Water Exercise class and/or have instructor approval to register.)

Registration Deadline: One week before the start of the class

Session

day

TIME

fee

Jan. 3 – Jan. 31

Tues. & Thurs.

11:00 – 11:45 AM

$54

Feb. 5 - Feb. 26

Tues. & Thurs.

11:00 – 11:45 AM

$42

Mar.5 – Mar. 28*

Tues. & Thurs.

11:00 – 11:45 AM

$42

Apr. 2 – Apr. 30

Tues. & Thurs.

11:00 – 11:45 AM

$54

May 2 – May 30

Tues. & Thurs.

11:00 – 11:45 AM

$54

*No class March 7

Deep Water Toning

This unique form of exercise takes place in the deep water and is designed for strength and endurance. The exercises performed are set to music to maintain speed and endurance to increase your heart rate. Water belts are worn to assist you in maintaining the proper position while exercising in deep water, benefiting from the full effects of resistance on the whole body without the pressure of the weight of your body and gravity. This class is designed to provide you with an excellent cardio-respiratory workout, great weight loss/fat burning (burning up to 550 calories per hour), strength and endurance building workout, and a fun way to exercise. The class has a higher calorie burning effect due to the constant resistance of the water. Participants with annual passes receive a 20% discount. Minimum 5; maximum 20.

Registration Deadline: One week before the start of the class.

Session

day

TIME

fee

Jan. 2 – Jan. 30

Mon. & Wed.

5:00 - 5:45 PM

$54

Feb. 4 – Feb. 27

Mon. & Wed.

5:00 - 5:45 PM

$48

Mar. 4 – Mar. 27

Mon. & Wed.

5:00 - 5:45 PM

$48

Apr. 1 – Apr. 29

Mon. & Wed.

5:00 - 5:45 PM

$54

May 1 – May 29*

Mon. & Wed.

5:00 - 5:45 PM

$48

*No class May 27

Session

day

TIME

fee

Jan. 2 – Jan. 30

Mon. & Wed.

6:00-6:45 PM

$54

Feb. 4 – Feb. 27

Mon. & Wed.

6:00-6:45 PM

$48

Mar. 4 – Mar. 27

Mon. & Wed.

6:00-6:45 PM

$48

Apr. 1 – Apr. 29

Mon. & Wed.

6:00-6:45 PM

$54

May 1 – May 29*

Mon. & Wed.

6:00-6:45 PM

$48

*No class May 27

Shallow Water Aerobics

This is a challenging workout in the water approximately chest deep. The routine will offer a variety of different techniques such as weight resistance, drag equipment, cardio and strength endurance. The level of calorie burning, weight loss/fat burning, strength endurance and cardio-respiratory workout will vary depending on level of exercise and technique; burning up to 500 calories per hour. Participants with annual passes receive a 20% discount. Minimum 5; maximum 25.

Registration Deadline: One week before the start of the class.

Session

day

TIME

fee

Jan. 3 – Jan. 31

Tues. & Thurs.

5:00 - 5:45 PM

$54

Feb. 5 – Feb. 28

Tues. & Thurs.

5:00 - 5:45 PM

$48

Mar. 5 – Mar. 28

Tues. & Thurs.

5:00 - 5:45 PM

$48

Apr. 2 – Apr. 30

Tues. & Thurs.

5:00 - 5:45 PM

$54

May 2 – May 30

Tues. & Thurs.

5:00 - 5:45 PM

$54

Session

day

TIME

fee

Jan. 3 – Jan. 31

Tues. & Thurs.

6:00-6:45 PM

$54

Feb. 5 – Feb. 28

Tues. & Thurs.

6:00-6:45 PM

$48

Mar. 5 – Mar. 28

Tues. & Thurs.

6:00-6:45 PM

$48

Apr. 2 – Apr. 30

Tues. & Thurs.

6:00-6:45 PM

$54

May 2 – May 30

Tues. & Thurs.

6:00-6:45 PM

$54

Tsunami Water Fitness

This is a new and exciting class that will be a tremendous workout on the water. Involving stabilization, endurance, strength & fun! This safe and fun workout is designed to grow core and joint stabilization, improve your over-all fitness level, and burn calories. Workouts will vary from High Intensity Interval Training, Core Workout, Pilates & Yoga! Holding a Yoga pose on top of the water will challenge your focus, strength, core and stability. Lose the pose and fall in the water! Pilates on a balance board in the pool takes it to the next level. Intervals involve squats, lunges, rows and more at a higher performance level than on land or water.

Registration Deadline: One week before the start of the class.

Session

day

TIME

fee

Jan. 2 – Jan. 30

Mon. & Wed.

7:00-7:45 PM

$54

Feb. 4 – Feb. 27

Mon. & Wed.

7:00-7:45 PM

$48

Mar. 4 – Mar. 27

Mon. & Wed.

7:00-7:45 PM

$48

Apr. 1 – Apr.29

Mon. & Wed.

7:00-7:45 PM

$54

May 1 – May 29*

Mon. & Wed.

7:00-7:45 PM

$48

*No class on May 27.

Session

day

TIME

fee

Jan. 3 – Jan. 31

Tues. & Thurs.

7:00-7:45 PM

$54

Feb. 5 – Feb. 28

Tues. & Thurs.

7:00-7:45 PM

$48

Mar. 5 – Mar. 28

Tues. & Thurs.

7:00-7:45 PM

$48

Apr. 2 – Apr.30

Tues. & Thurs.

7:00-7:45 PM

$54

May 2 – May 30

Tues. & Thurs.

7:00-7:45 PM

$54