Parks & Rec. offers a variety of aquatic programs each summer (please see a brief description of programs below):

Pre-Registration is Required for All Classes



Refund Policy for Programs

Refunds may be given up to five (5) working days prior to the beginning of each program. If your cancellation causes the program number to fall below the required minimum, the refund will be contingent upon the vacancy being filled. After classes begin, refunds will be made for the following reasons only: 1) Illness or Injury 2) Moving from the Blount County area 3) Cancellation of the program by Parks & Rec. Refunds will be prorated according to the number of classes already held. All refunds are subject to a $5.00 administrative cost charge, unless the program has been cancelled by Parks & Rec.

Parks & Rec. offers swims lessons beginning in late May to early July each summer.  The following classes are offered:

Right Start Swim Classes

Designed for 3-5 year-olds, with a 1-2 instructor/student ratio. 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, and 25 minutes of parent/child swim time. Classes are held Monday through Thursday for two weeks for 50 minutes; 25 minutes child/instructor and 25 minutes child/parent to review what they've learned.

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Weeks 1-2
Dates & times to be determined.
 
Weeks 3-4

 
Weeks 5-6

 
Weeks 7-8

 
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Location to be determined.
 
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Beginner Learn to Swim Classes

Designed for beginner swimmers Age 5 & older, with a 1-3 instructor/student ratio. 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 for 30 minutes.

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Weeks 1-2
Dates & times to be determined.

 
Weeks 3-4


 
Weeks 5-6


 
Weeks 7-8


 
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Location to be determined.
 
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Advanced Swim Classes

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 strokes. Instruction in 3 levels of swimming skills is offered for students Ages 6 & up. Classes are held Monday through Thursday for two weeks for 1 hour.

  Dates:
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Weeks 1-2
Dates & times to be determined.

Location:
Location to be determined.
 
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Flying Dolphins Swim Team

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.  Registration will begin in late February and all participants must be registered by the first of June.  More information about the Flying Dolphins, including evaluation details for new swimmers, can be found on the team website at www.flyingdolphins.org.



Aqua Aerobics

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 & older. As always recommended, please consult with your physician before starting any exercise program.

Dates: 2016 dates coming soon!
Time: 7:00-8:00 PM (after pool closes to the public)
Location: Springbrook Pool
Cost: $60.00 for 6-week session (12 classes)
New participants may join class at any time - cost will be prorated. Registration taken in office only once classes have started. 
Instructor:
Tabitha Travis