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Aquatics

All aquatic programs are held at the West Shore Natatorium
(unless stated otherwise) located inside Red Land High School.


Please Note:  The West Shore Natatorium is re-opening on Thursday, September 14.  All aquatic programs will resume starting Thursday.  Email notifications are being sent out to program participants regarding schedule changes to make up for missed dates.

Please Note:  The West Shore Natatorium is re-opening on Thursday, September 14.  All aquatic programs will resume starting Thursday.  Email notifications are being sent out to program participants regarding schedule changes to make up for missed dates.  Please watch your email for more information if you are enrolled in a program.  Otherwise, check our phone system by calling 717-920-9515 and press the number 3 for any updated information.
 
Rec Swim Schedule
  • Sundays, 2:00 - 5:00 pm
  • September 17 - January 28* 
  • Pay at the door: $5 per person (age 2 and under are free)
    • Please bring small bills or exact cash amount​
       
*Please note - No Rec Swim on November 26, December 24 & 31. Other dates are subject to change for staffing, emergency, maintenance or other reasons outside our control.  If Rec Swim is cancelled for any reason, a notification message will be recorded on our phone system up to 1 hour before the program.  We suggest checking the message (717-920-9515 and press 3) before traveling to the pool.
Lap Swim Schedule
  • Mondays & Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00 pm
  • September 18 - November 13
  • Pay at the door:  $2 per person (limited capacity)
    • Please bring small bills or exact cash amount​

Swim Floats used during swimming lessons (optional purchase - we also provide them at class)
-  After purchase you will need to remove one of the foam cubes. We can assist with this adjustment if necessary the first night of class. 
-  ​We only use/allow 3 foam pieces per cube for instructional purposes. They are sold with 4 separate foam squares per swim float.

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Swim Lessons

Skills Checklists

Youth Swim Lessons

Youth 5-15 years are encouraged to learn water safety and enhance their water enjoyment, progressing from level 1 through 6 in the American Red Cross water safety program.
 

  • Participants must pass their current level before registering for the next one.

Lifeguard Review (Recertification)
  • Must be a current American Red Cross Lifeguard with a certification that is 30 days or less beyond the expiration date (beyond 30 days you must enroll in the full Lifeguard Certification class - no exceptions)
  • Must be able to successfully complete the lifeguard swim test (listed above) immediately upon arrival at the first class
  • Anyone who fails the swim test will receive a refund minus a $50 administrative fee.  No refunds will be given after the first day of class.
  • After reviewing all skills, students must successfully demonstrate proper techniques and pass the written exams to obtain recertification.
  • Bring your CPR Mask, whistle, swimsuit, towel, water and lunch to every class
     
Class Dates:  
  • Saturday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 
  • Sunday, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • December 16 & 17
  • Cost:  $156;  discounted resident rate: $120
 
 
Water Safety Instructor Certification
  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Must be able to swim strokes at a Red Cross level 4 competency (see skill levels listed above)
  • Must attend all classes and complete online coursework before the first in-person class
  • Students will need to either buy, download or print out instructor candidate manual
     
Lifeguard Certification
  • Must be at least 15 years old
  • Must be able to swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing
  • Must tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs
  • Must complete a timed event (1 minute, 40 seconds or less) which involves retrieving a brick in deep water and returning it back to shallow end where you started
  • The mandatory swim testing (mentioned above) will take place immediately upon arrival the first day of class.
  • Anyone who fails the swim test will receive a refund minus a $50 administrative fee.  No refunds will be given after the first day of class.
  • This is a blended learning course where most of the classwork must be completed online prior to attending the first in-person class.
  • Upon passing written and practical exams, you will also be certified in First Aid and CPR for the professional rescuer.
  • Bring your swimsuit, towel, water and lunch to every class
  • Each participant will receive a CPR mask and whistle after the first class
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