Parks & Rec. offers a variety of aquatic programs each summer (please see a brief description of programs below):
Refund Policy for Programs
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 at John Sevier Pool beginning in late May to early July each summer. 2014 class dates will be posted in late February and registration will begin March 1st. The following classes are offered:
Pre-Registration is Required for All Classes
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. Cost: $55.00 for 8-class session, which is subject to change.
Beginner Learn to Swim Classes
Designed for beginner swimmers Age 5 & over, 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. Classes are held Monday through Thursday for two weeks for 30 minutes. Cost: $55.00 for 8-class session, which is subject to change.
Advanced Swim Classes
: 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. Cost: $55.00 for 8-class session, which is subject to change.
Aqua Aerobic classes, which provide the benefits of regular aerobics but with the fun and pleasure of water and music, are offered to Ages 14 & up. Classes are held in the evening at Springbrook Pool in June and July for six weeks. Please watch for 2014 class dates that will be posted in late February. Cost: $48.00 for 12-class session, which is subject to change.
Flying Dolphins Swim Team
2013 Flying Dolphins Handbook
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 for each additional. 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