Swimming Classes

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Spring Break Festivities

The pool will have extended hours during the day from 1-4 PM In addition to the regular days and times, public recreational swim will be 1-4 PM throughout the week.

DATE

TIME

Cost

March 12-13 & 15-16

1- 4 PM

$5

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

Spring Break Carnival

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 14

1- 4 PM

$6

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

Egg Dive

Join us for the 8th Annual Egg Dive! This is a very popular Urbandale event, 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! Diving will begin with the youngest age group and continue until all age groups have participated.

DATE

TIME

Cost

Saturday, March 31

1:30 PM

$6

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

Summer Carnival

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

Saturday, June 2

1- 4 PM

$6

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

School Supply Collection Day

No pre-registration is needed. Bring a school supply item for a child in need from the approved list located on our website, and your admission is free! If you have an annual pass, you will receive a free pass to bring a guest sometime within the next three months. All supplies will be donated to the Urbandale Community School District.

DATE

TIME

Cost

Saturday, Aug. 11

1 - 4 PM

FREE with a school supply for a child in need

Dog Dayz of Summer

Bring your dog to cool off in the water at one of our outdoor wading pools. Lion’s Park Wading pool will have dogs under 40 pounds. The Aquatics Playground will have dogs over 40 pounds. All dogs must be accompanied by an owner at least 10 years of age. Owners must show current rabies and distemper vaccination records to staff at the door. All dogs need to be at least 4 months of age and no female dogs in heat are allowed. Visit our website at www.urbandalepool.org for additional rules and information: No pre-registration is needed.

DATE

TIME

Cost

Sunday, Aug. 12

4- 6 PM

$6/Pet; owners are free

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.

Session

day

TIME

Fee

July 9 - July 20

Monday - Friday

9AM-3PM

$175

Lifeguard Review Class

This class is for CURRENT American Red Cross certified lifeguards, to renew their certification. There is an online section that will need to be completed PRIOR to class with proof of completion brought to 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.

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

Session

day

TIME

Fee

March 16

Friday

7AM-5PM

$75

Adult Learn To Swim

This individualized class is designed for adults who want to either learn to swim or better their swimming skills. 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

June 1 – June 29

Fridays

7-8 PM

$50

July 6 – Aug. 3

Fridays

7-8 PM

$50

NEW! Recruitment For Employment

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–a $200 value!

DATE

TIME

Cost

April 18 & 19

2:30 - 5:30 PM

FREE

Lifeguarding Instructor and Instructor Trainer Review Course

This review class is for current lifeguard Instructors/Instructor Trainers. This 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 24

Saturday

8 AM-4 PM

$75

April 14

Saturday

8 AM- 4 PM

$75

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 one day per week and is meant for beginners and those individuals wanting to pair their exercise program with another class. 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. Minimum 5; maximum 20.

Registration Deadline: One week before the start of the class

Session

day

TIME

Fee*

May 2 – May 30*

Mon. & Wed.

11 – 11:45 AM

$48

June 4 – June 27

Mon. & Wed.

11 – 11:45 AM

$48

July 2 – July 30*

Mon. & Wed.

11 – 11:45 AM

$48

Aug. 1 – Aug. 29*

Mon. & Wed.

11 – 11:45 AM

$30

*Note: No class on May 28; July 4; Aug. 13, 15, 20 and 22

Cardio. Senior Water Exercise Class

(Note: Participants will need to complete the low impact Senior Water Exercise class and/or have instructor approval to register.) This class is designed with the active senior in mind. This 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.

Registration Deadline: One week before the start of the class *Participants with annual passes receive a 20% discount on all water classes

Session

day

TIME

Fee*

May 1 – May 31

Tues. & Thurs.

11-11:45 AM

$60

June 5 – June 28

Tues. & Thurs.

11-11:45 AM

$48

July 5 – July 31

Tues. & Thurs.

11-11:45 AM

$48

Aug. 2 – Aug. 30*

Tues. & Thurs.

11-11:45 AM

$30

*Note: There is no class on Aug. 14, 16, 21 and 23.

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. Minimum 5; maximum 20.

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

Session

day

TIME

Fee*

May 2 – May 30*

Mon. & Wed.

6-7 PM

$48

June 4 – June 27

Mon. & Wed.

6-7 PM

$48

July 9 – July 30*

Mon. & Wed.

6-7 PM

$42

Aug. 1 – Aug. 29*

Mon. & Wed.

6-7 PM

$30

*Note: No class on May 28; July 4; Aug. 13, 15, 20 and 22

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. Minimum 5; maximum 25.

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

Session

day

TIME

Fee*

May 1 – May 31*

Tues. & Thurs.

6-7 PM

$60

June 5 – June 28

Tues. & Thurs.

6-7 PM

$48

July 5 – July 31

Tues. & Thurs.

6-7 PM

$48

Aug. 2 – Aug. 30*

Tues. & Thurs.

6-7 PM

$30

*Note: No class on May 28; July 4; Aug. 14, 16, 21 and 23

Advanced Shallow Water Aerobics

We’ve taken the basic shallow water aerobics moves and amped up the intensity. This non-stop, dynamic workout uses a variety of weight resistance and drag equipment to build muscle and increase stamina. This program may not be suitable for persons with special requirements or those who don’t want to get their hair wet.

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

Session

day

TIME

Fee*

May 1 – May 31*

Tues. & Thurs.

7:15 PM - 8 PM

$48

June 5 – June 28

Tues. & Thurs.

7:15 PM - 8 PM

$48

July 5 – July 31

Tues. & Thurs.

7:15 PM - 8 PM

$48

Aug. 2 – Aug. 30*

Tues. & Thurs.

7:15 PM - 8 PM

$30

*Note: No class on May 28; July 4; Aug. 14, 16, 21 and 23


American Red Cross Swimming Lessons

To ensure the best learning experience for your child, and more importantly, their safety, please carefully review the skill levels for each class. Your child must be proficient in all of the skills listed in a lower level before being registered for a higher level. Should pool staff determine your child is not in the appropriate level, your child will be asked to move to a different class, if available, and a processing fee will be applied. If space is not available in the child's appropriate level, no refund will be given. Registration Deadline: One week before the start of the class. Registration fees are non-refundable.


Parent & Child Lessons

Enjoy water with your child. This class emphasizes parental teaching methods for water adjustment and basic skills. An adult must be in the water with the child throughout the class time. This class is designed to make your child more comfortable in and enjoy being around the water. Minimum 5; Maximum 10.

Parent & Child

age

cost

Level 1

6 mos. – 18 mos.

$45

Level 2

18 mos. – 3 yrs.

$45

See Swim Lesson Schedule on Page 30 & 31

Preschool Level 1 (Ages 3-5)

Orients children to the aquatic environment and helps them gain basic aquatic skills. Note: All skills may be performed with support. No goggles allowed.

• Enter and exit water using ladder, steps or side

• Blow bubbles through mouth and nose for 3 seconds

• Submerge mouth, nose and eyes

• Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects in shallow water

• Front and back glides 2 body lengths and recover to a vertical position

• Front and back float for 3 seconds and recover to a vertical position

• Roll from front to back and back to front

• Tread with arm and hand actions

• Alternating and simultaneous leg actions on front and back

• Alternating and simultaneous arm actions on front and back

• Combined arm and leg actions on front and back

• Complete the series of skills with support. Enter the water independently, using steps or side, travel at least 5 yards, submerge to mouth and blow bubbles, then safely exit the water

Preschool Lessons

age

cost

Level 1

3-5 Years

$45

Minimum Class Size: 2; Maximum: 4

See Swim Lesson Schedule on Page 30 & 31

Preschool Level 2 (Ages 3-5)

Helps children gain greater independence in their skills and develop more comfort in and around water. Note: All skills to be completed with minimal support. No goggles allowed.

• Enter water by stepping into shoulder deep water

• Exit water using ladder, steps or side

• Bobbing 5 times

• Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects in chest deep water

• Front and back floats (3 seconds on front 5 seconds on back) and glides (2 body lengths)

• Recover from a front or back float or glide to a vertical position

• Roll from front to back and back to front

• Tread water using arm and leg actions

• Combined arm and leg actions on front and back (3 body lengths)

• Finning arm action on back (3 body lengths)

• Complete the series of skills with minimal assistance. Glide on front for at least 2 body lengths, roll to back, float on back for 15 seconds, then recover to a vertical position.

• Complete the series of skills with minimal assistance. Glide on back for at least 2 body lengths, roll to front, and then recover to a vertical position.

• Complete the series of skills with minimal assistance. Swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for at least 3 body lengths, roll to back, float for 15 seconds, roll to front, then continue swimming on front for at least 3 body lengths.

Preschool Lessons

age

cost

Level 2

3-5 Years

$45

Minimum Class Size: 2; Maximum: 4

See Swim Lesson Schedule on Page 30 & 31

Preschool Level 3 (Ages 3-5)

Helps children start to gain basic swimming propulsive skills to be comfortable in and around water. Note: All skills to be completed independently. No goggles allowed.

• Enter water by jumping into shoulder deep water

• Fully submerge and hold breath for 10 seconds

• Bobbing 10 times in chest deep water

• Front, jellyfish and tuck floats for 10 seconds

• Recover from a front or back float or glide to a vertical position

• Back float (15 seconds) and glide (3 body lengths)

• Change direction of travel while swimming on front or back

• Tread water for 30 seconds in shoulder deep water

• Combined arm and leg actions on front and back for 5 body lengths

• Finning arm action on back for 5 body lengths

• Complete the series of skills independently. Step from the side into chest deep water, push off the bottom, move into a treading or floating position for 15 seconds, swim on front and/or back for 5 body lengths, then exit the water.

• Complete the series of skills independently. Move into a back float for 15 seconds, roll to front, and then recover to a vertical position.

• Complete the series of skills independently. Push off and swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for 5 body lengths, roll to back, float for 15 seconds, roll to front, continue swimming for 5 body lengths.

Preschool Lessons

age

cost

Level 3

3-5 Years

$45

Minimum Class Size: 2; Maximum: 4

See Swim Lesson Schedule on Page 30 & 31

Learn to Swim Level 1

Intro To Aquatic Skills

Helps participants Feel comfortable in the water. (No goggles allowed)

• Enter and exit water using ladder, steps or side independently

• Blow bubbles through mouth and nose independently

• Bobbing independently

• Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects independently

• Front and back glides and floats independently

• Recover to vertical position independently

• Roll from front to back and back to front independently

• Tread water using arm and hand actions with minimal support

• Alternating and simultaneous leg actions on front and back

• Alternating and simultaneous arm actions on front and back

• Combined arm and leg actions on front and back

Upon successful completion of all skills in this level, advance to Level 2.

Learn to Swim Level 2

Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Gives participants success with

fundamental skills. (No goggles allowed)

• Everything listed in learn to swim level one plus:

• Front, jellyfish and tuck floats independently

• Change direction of travel while swimming on front and back independently

• Tread water using arm and leg actions independently

• Combined arm and leg actions on front and back independently

• Finning arm action independently

Upon successful completion of all skills in this level, advance to Level 3A.

Learn to Swim Level 3A

Stroke Development

Builds on the skills in Level 2 through additional guided practice in deeper water (No goggles allowed)

• Everything listed in learn to swim levels 1 and 2 plus:

• Bobbing while moving toward safety successfully and independently

• Jump from side in deep water, fully submerge, then recover to the surface and return to the side.

• Rotary breathing 15 times.

• Survival float successfully and independently for 30 seconds.

• Back float successfully and independently for minimum of 30 seconds

• Change from vertical to horizontal position on front and back successfully and independently

• Tread water for minimum of 30 seconds successfully and independently

• Push off in streamlined position on front and back and flutter kick 3-5 body lengths.

• Front crawl and elementary backstroke minimum of 15 yards successfully and independently

• Jump into deep water from the side, recover, tread water for 30 seconds and swim to side of the pool.

• Push off in a streamlined position, swim front crawl for 15 yards, change direction and swim 15 yards elementary backstroke.

Upon successful completion of all skills in this level, advance to Level 3B.

Learn to Swim Level 3B

Stroke Development

Builds on the skills in Level 3A through additional guided practice in deeper water.

• Everything listed in learn to swim levels 1, 2 and 3A plus:

• Headfirst entries from the side in sitting and kneeling positions successfully and independently

• Survival float for 1 minute successfully and independently.

• While in a vertical position, rotate 1 full turn in deep water.

• Tread water for minimum of 1 minute successfully and independently

• Flutter, scissor, dolphin and breaststroke kicks on front / side minimum 15 yards successfully and independently

• Front crawl with rotary breathing and elementary backstroke minimum of 15 yards successfully and independently.

• Jump into the deep water from the side, recover, tread water for 1 minute, and rotate one full turn, swim front crawl and/or elementary backstroke for 25 yards.

• Push off in a streamlined position then swim front crawl for 15 yards, change position/direction as necessary, swim elementary backstroke for 15 yards.

Upon successful completion of all skills in this level, advance to Level 4.

Learn to Swim Level 4

Stroke Development

Develops confidence in the skills learned and improves other aquatic skills.

• Everything in learn to swim levels 1,2 and 3, plus:

• Headfirst entries from the side in compact and stride positions successfully and independently

• Swim under water minimum 5 body lengths successfully and independently

• Feet-first surface dive successfully and independently

• Survival swimming minimum 30 seconds successfully and independently

• Front crawl and backstroke open turns successfully and independently

• Tread water using 2 different kicks minimum of 2 minutes successfully and independently

• Front and elementary backstroke minimum 25 yards successfully and independently

• Back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly minimum of 15 yards successfully and independently

• Streamlined flutter and dolphin kicks on back minimum 3-5 body lengths successfully and independently.

Upon successful completion of all skills in this level, advance to Level 5.

Learn to Swim Level 5

Stroke Development

Provides further coordination and

refinement of strokes.

• Everything in learn to swim levels 1, 2, 3 and 4, plus:

• Shallow-angle dive from the side then glide and begin a front stroke successfully and independently

• Tuck and pike surface dives, submerge completely successfully and independently

• Front flip turn and backstroke flip turn while swimming successfully and independently

• Front and elementary backstroke minimum of 50 yards successfully and independently

• Back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly minimum of 25 yards successfully and independently

• Sculling successfully and independent


Red Cross Swim Lesson Schedule

To ensure the best learning experience for your child, and more importantly, their safety, please carefully review the skill levels for each class. Your child must be proficient in all of the skills listed in a lower level before being registered for a higher level. Should pool staff determine your child is not in the appropriate level, your child will be asked to move to a different class, if available, and a processing fee will be applied. Registration fees are non-refundable. Thank you.

SESSION ONE: June 4 - 14, Mondays - Thursdays

Parent/Child

Preschool

Learn to Swim

Morning

Level 1

Level 2

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5

8:00-8:30

X

X

X

X

X

A

8:35-9:05**

X

X

A/B

X

X

9:10-9:40

X

X/X

X

B

X

9:45-10:15

X

X/X

X

A/B

10:20-10:50*

X

X

A/B

X

X

10:55-11:25

X

X

X

11:30-Noon

X

X

X

Evening

Level 1

Level 2

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5

4:30-5:00

X

X

X

A/B

X

5:05-5:35

X

X

X

A/B

X

5:40-6:10

X

X

X

X

6:15-6:45

X

X

X

X

SESSION TWO:  June 18 - 28, Mondays - Thursdays

Parent/Child

Preschool

Learn to Swim

Morning

Level 1

Level 2

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5

8:00-8:30

X

X

X

X

X

B

8:35-9:05

X

X

X

X

A

X

9:10-9:40

X

X/X

X

A

X

9:45-10:15

X

X/X

X

A/B

10:20-10:50*

X

X

A/B

X

X

10:55-11:25

X

X

X

11:30-Noon

X

X

X

Evening

Level 1

Level 2

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5

4:30-5:00

X

X

X

A/B

X

5:05-5:35

X

X

X

A/B

X

5:40-6:10

X

X

X

X

6:15-6:45

X

X

X

X

SESSION THREE:  July 9 - 19, Mondays - Thursdays  

Parent/Child

Preschool

Learn to Swim

Morning

Level 1

Level 2

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5

8:00-8:30

X

X

X

X

X

B

8:35-9:05**

X

X

A/B

X

X

9:10-9:40

X

X/X

X

A

X

9:45-10:15

X

X/X

X

A/B

10:20-10:50*

X

X

A/B

X

X

10:55-11:25

X

X

X

11:30-Noon

X

X

X

Evening

Level 1

Level 2

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5

4:30-5:00

X

X

X

A/B

X

5:05-5:35

X

X

X

A/B

X

5:40-6:10

X

X

X

X

6:15-6:45

X

X

X

X

SESSION FOUR:  July 23 - Aug. 2, Mondays - Thursdays  

Parent/Child

Preschool

Learn to Swim

Morning

Level 1

Level 2

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5

8:00-8:30

X

X

X

X

X

8:35-9:05**

X

X

A/B

X

9:10-9:40

X

X

X

X

B

9:45-10:15

X

X

X

A

X

10:20-10:50

X

X

X

X

B

10:55-11:25

X

X

X

11:30-Noon

X

X

X

Evening

Level 1

Level 2

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5

4:30-5:00

X

X

A

X

5:05-5:35

X

B

X

X

5:40-6:10

X

X

X

X

6:15-6:45

X

X

X

X

SATURDAY SESSION: June 9 - July 28

Parent/Child

Preschool

Learn to Swim

Morning

Level 1

Level 2

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5

8:00-8:30

X

X

X

X

A

8:35-9:05

X

X

X

B

X

9:10-9:40

X

X

X

X

B

9:45-10:15

X

X

X

A

X

10:20-10:50

X

X

X

X

B

10:55-11:25

X

X

X

X

A

11:30-Noon

X

X

X

X

B



KEY

X - Class Available

A - Level 3A Class Available

B - Level 3B Class Available

A/B - Level 3A & 3B Class Available

X/X - Multiple Classes Available

Adventure Time Transports**

MAC Camp Transports*


Please note that Adventure Time offers transportation for participants for denoted classes. Please notify Adventure Time staff of registration if you are interested in this service. MAC Camp will also provide transportation for participants enrolled in camp. Pricing for classes is available on the previous page.