Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons

City of New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center

American Red Cross Swim Lesson Program Information

Group Lessons run in 30 minute time increments Tuesday through Thursday for two week time periods.  Morning Classes are offered from 8:00 – 9:50am, and evening classes are offered from 5:10-7:00pm.  Contact our friendly staff at 727-841-4560 for more information!

Session 1 – Mornings

June 8th-June 17th (Tuesday-Thursday) 8:00-9:50am

Resident Registration:  Saturday, May 22nd – Monday, June 7th (On-Site Registration Only)

Non-resident/Open Registration:  Saturday, May 29th – Monday, June 7th (On-Site Registration Only)

Session 1 Morning Course Offerings and Times

  • 8:00-8:30am – Water Babies/Parent & Child, and Preschool Beginner
  • 8:40-9:10am – Preschool Intermediate, and Preschool Advanced
  • 9:20-9:50am – Learn to Swim Level 1, and Learn to Swim Level 2

Session 1 – Evenings

June 8th-June 17th (Tuesday-Thursday) 5:10-7:00pm

Resident Registration:  Saturday, May 22nd – Monday, June 7th (On-Site Registration Only)

Non-resident/Open Registration:  Saturday, May 29th – Monday, June 7th (On-Site Registration Only)

 

Session 1 Evening Course Offerings and Times

  • 5:10-5:40pm – Preschool Beginner, and Preschool Intermediate
  • 5:50-6:20pm – Preschool Advanced, and Learn to Swim Level 1
  • 6:30-7:00pm – Learn to Swim Level 2, and Learn to Swim Level 3

Session 2 – Mornings – Course Offerings and Times TBD

June 22nd-July 1st (Tuesday-Friday) 8:00-9:50am

Registration:  Saturday, June 19th at 10:00am (On-Site Registration Only)

Session 2 – Evenings – Course Offerings and Times TBD

June 22nd-July 1st (Tuesday-Friday) 5:10-7:00pm

Registration:  Saturday, June 19th at 10:00am (On-Site Registration Only)

Session 3 – Mornings– Course Offerings and Times TBD

July 13th-July 22nd (Tuesday-Thursday) 8:00-9:50am

Registration:  Saturday, July 3rd – 10:00am (On-Site Registration Only)

Session 3 – Evenings – Course Offerings and Times TBD

July 13th-July 22nd (Tuesday-Thursday) 5:10-7:00pm

Registration:  Saturday, July 3th – 10:00am (On-Site Registration Only)

Session 4 – Mornings – Course Offerings and Times TBD

July 27th-August 5th (Tuesday-Thursday) 8:00-9:50am

Registration:  Saturday, July 24th – 10:00am (On-Site Registration Only)

Session 4 – Evenings – Course Offerings and Times TBD

July 27th-August 5th (Tuesday-Thursday) 5:10-7:00pm

Registration:  Saturday, July 24th – 10:00am (On-Site Registration Only)

Where: City of New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center

6630 Van Buren St.

New Port Richey, FL 34653

Cost:      $40 per resident participant, $50 per non-resident participant

Course Descriptions

Water Babies (parent and child 6 months-3 years)
This class familiarizes young children ages six months – three years to the water and prepares them to learn to swim while teaching parents techniques that help orient their children to the water.

Preschool Beginners (3-5 years)

Introduction to water skills for children three to five years of age that have little or no swim lesson experience.  This class helps students feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely.

Preschool Intermediate (3-5 years)

This class is designed for preschool children who are comfortable putting their face in the water, able to blow bubbles, jump in without assistance, paddle in the front, and float on their back (with ears in the water).

Preschool Advanced (3-5 years)
This class is to increase proficiency and build on the basic aquatic skills learned in Preschool Beginner and Intermediate. The child should be able to fully submerge underwater, float on their back without assistance, and be completely comfortable in the water.

 

Learn to Swim (6 years and up)

 

Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills (ages 6-12)

Introduction to water skills for children six years and older that have little or no swim lesson experience.  This class helps students feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely.

Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills (ages 6-12)

This class gives students success with floating on their front and back, kicking and basic arm movements.

Level 3: Stroke Development (ages 6-12)

Focuses on stroke development, while building on the skills in Level 2 by providing additional guided practice and adding new skills to achieve water competency.

Policies

  • Students should come prepared for class with the following: towel, bathing suit, and sunscreen.
  • Children requiring the use of diapers during normal activities must wear disposable swim diapers while using our aquatic facilities.  Please do not dispose of diapers in trash cans on the deck, they must be disposed of in the locker room.
  • Minimum of three participants per class.
  • Student’s swim lessons levels are based on skill level.
  • Children should use the restroom before the start of their lesson.
  • No children are allowed in the pool before or after their scheduled class.
  • Parents must remain in the pool at all times with Water Baby swimmers.
  • Parental interaction from the deck with students should be kept to a minimum as this is distracting to both the student and the instructor.
  • If a student needs to be excused for any reason during a session, the parent is responsible for escorting the child to and from the pool.

 

Weather Cancellations
Only one make-up day will be guaranteed per session.  There are no make-up classes if a participant is unable to attend a class.

Refunds
No refunds will be offered with the exception of professionally documented medical problems.

Contact

The New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center offers both youth and adult swim lessons. For more information contact Chris Bornfleth or call 727-841-4560.