AQUATIC PROGRAMS

Parks & Rec. offers aquatics and swim lessons beginning in late May to early July each summer. Pre-Registration is required for all classes.  See below for a listing of all the classes we currently offer. Refer to our refund policy for information on class withdrawals and cancellations.

RIGHT START SWIM CLASSES

John Sevier Pool • $65.00 for 8-class session

Designed for 3-5 year-olds. Each child will receive 25 minutes of instruction in water exploration, floating, kicking and arm strokes along with advanced skills for those swimmers who are ready.  There will also be 25 minutes of parent/child swim time to review what they’ve learned.  Classes are held Monday through Thursday for two weeks at John Sevier Pool.

Weeks 1-2

May 28 – June 7, 2018

Class will be held on Memorial Day.

11:00-11:50 AM

Weeks 3-4

June 4-14, 2018

6:00-6:50 PM

Weeks 5-6

June 11-21, 2018

11:00-11:50 AM

Weeks 7-8

June 18-28, 2018

6:00-6:50 PM

Weeks 9-12

June 25 - July 5, 2018

Class will be held on July 4th.

11:00-11:50 AM

REGISTER ONLINE

BEGINNER LEARN TO SWIM CLASSES

Weeks 1-2

May 21-31, 2018

6:00-6:30 PM

6:30-7:00 PM

Designed for beginner swimmers Age 5 & older. Basic water skills such as floating, kicking, freestyle and diving are introduced. Participants are grouped according to ability with instruction in 4 levels of swimming skills offered.  Classes are held Monday through Thursday for two weeks at John Sevier Pool.

John Sevier Pool • $65.00 for 8-class session

Weeks 3-4

May 28 – June 7, 2018

Class will be held on Memorial Day.

10:00-10:30 AM

10:30-11:00 AM

Weeks 5-6

June 11-21, 2018

10:00-10:30 AM

10:30-11:00 AM

Weeks 7-8

June 25 - July 5, 2018

Class will be held on July 4th.

10:00-10:30 AM

10:30-11:00 AM

REGISTER ONLINE

ADVANCED SWIM CLASSES

John Sevier Pool • $65.00 for 8-class session

Class Criteria: Participants must be able to dive into deep water, swim 10 yards, float on their back, then swim 10 more yards. Participants should also be proficient in 2 arm strokes. Instruction in 3 levels of swimming skills is offered for students Ages 6 & up.  Classes are held Monday through Thursday for two weeks at John Sevier Pool.

Weeks 1-2

May 28 – June 7, 2018

Class will be held on Memorial Day.

10:00-11:00 AM

Weeks 3-4

June 11 – June 21, 2018

 

10:00-11:00 AM

REGISTER ONLINE

AQUA AEROBICS

Springbrook Pool • $70.00 for 6-week session (12 classes)

Aqua Aerobic classes, which provide the benefits of regular aerobics but with the fun and pleasure of water and music, are available to Ages 14 & up. As always recommended, please consult with your physician before starting any exercise program.

Dates & Times

Mondays & Thursdays

June 4 – July 12, 2018

7:00-8:00 PM after the pool closes to the public

Instructor

Tabitha Travis

REGISTER ONLINE

FLYING DOLPHINS SWIM TEAM 2018

The Maryville-Alcoa Flying Dolphins is a competitive swim team for Ages 6-18. Interested swimmers must be able to swim at least 25 yards without stopping in order to participate.  Cost is $95 per swimmer, and $80 each for additional siblings. Members of the Flying Dolphins also receive a 15% discount on season family pool passes.  All participants must be registered by June 8. More information about the Flying Dolphins, including evaluation details for new swimmers, can be found on the team website at www.flyingdolphins.org

 REGISTER ONLINE

 GKAISA FORM

*The GKAISA FORM is an additional form that must be printed off and returned to their swim coach.

LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION COURSE

(For Ages 15 & up)

Parks & Rec has scheduled two American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Courses in preparation for hiring 60-70 Lifeguards to work at John Sevier and Springbrook Pools this summer. The minimum age requirement for this course is 15 years old. The fee for the course is $90 for those who commit to work for Parks & Rec. The fee for those who don’t intend to work for Parks & Rec is $150. The certification is good for 2 years. There are certain swimming skill pre-requisites required to complete this course. A pre-requisite test is given at the beginning of the In-the-Pool session. The pre-requisites are:

• Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. May use the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.

 

• Tread in deep water for 2 minutes using only the legs (hands placed under the armpits).

 

• Complete a timed event within 1 minute 40 seconds:

*Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.

*Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10 pound object. Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the object’s face at or near the surface so the object, simulating a human, would be able to breathe. Swimming under water is not allowed.

*Exit the water without using the ladder or steps.

 

The course requires the completion of a 7-8 hour online course prior to the classroom and in-the-pool training time. Proof of completion of the online course will be required to be admitted to the remainder of the total course. Upon payment of the fee, the access code to the online training will be provided. The classroom and in-the-pool training dates are:

Session l:

Classroom

Fri. March 16, 4:30 – 8:00 p.m.

at Parks & Rec Office, 316 S. Everett High Rd., Maryville.

In the Pool

Sat. March 17, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m and Sun. 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

at Green Meadow Country Club enclosed pool, 1700 Louisville Rd., Alcoa

Session ll:

Classroom

Fri. April 27, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

at the Parks & Rec Administrative Office

In the Pool

Sun. April 29, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Sun. May 6, 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.

at Green Meadow Country Club enclosed pool, 1700 Louisville Rd., Alcoa

OTHER LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION COURSE LOCATIONS & INFORMATION

All courses listed below have the same prerequisites testing as described in the Parks & Rec Course section.

 

Ft. Sanders Health & Fitness Center - 270 Ft. Sanders West Blvd. Knoxville (Kingston Pike at Pellissippi Pkwy) For more information on registration call 865-531-5082

Fee:

$200 non-members, $175.00 members

Pre-test Dates:

April 2nd or April 23rd at 7- 8:30pm

Course Dates:

April 5-8th or April 26-29th

Course Dates:

Thurs. 5 - 9:45pm, Fri. 5 - 9pm, Sat. 7:45am - 6pm, Sun. 7:45am - 4pm

University of TN Aquatics Center- Knoxville

For complete registration forms go to: https://recssport.utk.edu Click on AQUATICS.

Fee:

Including pre-requisite test- $200.00

Date:

April 6-8, April 13-15, April 20-22, April 27-29 and May 14-17

Course Times:

 Fri. 5-10pm, Sat & Sun. 8am-6pm

Ski Scuba Center - 2443 Sutherland Ave., Knoxville

For registration information call 865-523-9177

Fee:

$195.00

Date:

April 13-16 or May 18-21

Course Times:

 Fri. 4 - 9 PM, Sat. & Sun. 9 AM - 9PM,  Mon. 5 - 9 PM

YMCA of Knoxville - Westside Branch

400 N. Winston Road, Knoxville (near West Town Mall)

For more information on registration and course times call 865-690-9622.

Fee:

$175 includes pre-requisite test (non-refundable) $25 & course fee $150.

Course Dates:

April 5 - 8

Pre-Tests:

Call for dates.

YMCA of Knoxville - Davis Family Branch

12133 Northshore Drive, Knoxville

For more information on registration and course times call 865-777-9622.

Fee:

$175 includes pre-requisite test (non-refundable) $25 & course fee $150.

Course Dates:

April 19 - 22

Pre-Tests:

Call for dates.

YMCA of Knoxville - Bob Temple North Side Branch

7609 Maynardville Pike, Knoxville

For more information on registration and course times call 865-922-9622

Fee:

$175 includes pre-test (non-refundable) $25 and course fee $150.

Course Dates:

April 26 - 29 OR May 19 - 20

Pre-Tests:

Call for dates.

YMCA of Knoxville- Cansler Branch

616 Jessamine Street, Knoxville

For more information on registration and course times call 865-637-9622

Fee:

4175 includes pre-test fee (non-refundable) $25 and course fee $150.

Course Dates:

April 12-15 OR May 17 - 20

Pre-Tests:

Call for dates.

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