Aquatics 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 • $75.00 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. Fridays will be used for make-up days in the event of inclement weather during the week.
Session 1:
May 23 – June 2, 2022
Class will be held on Memorial Day.
6:00-6:50 PM
Session 2:
June 6-16, 2022
6:00-6:50 PM
Session 3:
June 20-30, 2022
6:00-6:50 PM
Session 4:
July 4-14, 2022
Class will be held on July 4th.
6:00-6:50 PM

BEGINNER LEARN TO SWIM CLASSES

John Sevier Pool • $75.00 for 8-class session
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. Fridays will be used for make-up days in the event of inclement weather during the week.
Session 1:
May 23 – June 2, 2022
Class will be held on Memorial Day.
7:00-7:30 PM
7:30-8:00 PM
8:00-8:30 PM
Session 2:
June 6-16, 2022
7:00-7:30 PM
7:30-8:00 PM
8:00-8:30 PM
Session 3:
June 20-30, 2022
7:00-7:30 PM
7:30-8:00 PM
8:00-8:30 PM
Session 4:
July 4-14, 2022
Class will be held on July 4th.
7:00-7:30 PM
7:30-8:00 PM
8:00-8:30 PM

ADVANCED SWIM CLASSES

John Sevier Pool • $75.00 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. Fridays will be used for make-up days in the event of inclement weather during the week.
Session 1:
June 6-16, 2022
8:00-8:30 PM

AQUA AEROBICS

Springbrook Pool • $48.00 for 6-class session
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
Session I: Mondays & Thursdays, June 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 2022 Inclement Weather Date: June 23 

Session 2: Mondays & Thursdays, June 27, 30, July 7, 11, 14, 18, 2022
No class July 4th  - Inclement Weather Date: July 21
Times
7:15-8:15 PM on Mondays
7:00-8:00 PM on Thursdays
after the pool closes to the public
Instructor
Terri Stewart

FLYING DOLPHINS SWIM TEAM

The Flying Dolphins is a summer swim team with swimmers ranging from 6 to 18 years old that has served the Blount County community for almost 50 years.  We are an active member of GKAISA (Greater Knoxville Area Interclub Swimming Association) and work in cooperation with Maryville-Alcoa-Blount County Parks & Recreation. We swim at Springbrook Pool and offer both morning and evening practices to meet your family's needs.  For safety reasons, we cannot accept members who cannot swim. All team members must be able to swim a minimum of 25 yards safely to be on our team. We are a competitive swim team with a focus on developing proper stroke technique, increasing endurance and speed, while learning the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship in a fun, supportive environment. Cost is $115 per swimmer, and $100 for each additional sibling. Members of the Flying Dolphins also receive a 15% discount on season family pool passes.

LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION and
re-certication COURSEs

Parks & Rec is currently scheduling lifeguard certification courses for people who want to work as Parks & Rec Lifeguards at John Sevier and Springbrook Pools this summer. The minimum age requirement for this course is 15 years old.  The cost of the course is $90 for new Parks & Rec Lifeguards. Lifeguards who worked for Parks & Rec in 2021 may re-certify in this course for $45. Those who don’t want to work for Parks & Rec may take the course for $175. The certification is good for 2 years. The following swimming skill pre-requisites are required to complete this course, and a pre-requisite test is given at the beginning of the in-the-pool session.  Pre-requisites include:

· 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 your legs (hands placed under the armpits).

· Complete a timed event within 1 minute 40 seconds: Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. 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 your 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 (printed certificate) will be required to be admitted to the remainder of the total course. Classroom and in-the-pool training dates are listed below. There is a choice of three date options. A few days before the course you have chosen, you will receive an email reminder about your course and information on what you will need to bring to each session.

You may register online at anytime or in person at the Parks & Rec Office, Monday-Friday, 8AM – 5PM. After you register, the access link to the online training will be provided by email. Make sure the email address you provide when you register is correct and one that you check often. Links for the course will be sent to those registered beginning March 1st.  If you register after March 1st, please allow a minimum of 24 hours after you register to receive this link. If you register online over the week-end, your payment will not be processed until Monday and you may not get the access link until Tuesday.

There will be several short snack breaks during class time each day. Participants should bring their own snacks.

PLEASE USE "REGISTER ONLINE" BUTTON TO THE RIGHT ABOVE TO REGISTER.
Dates
Session 3: April 29 - May 1, 2022
The deadline to register for this session is Friday, April 22, 2022.

Classroom:
Friday, April 29, 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Parks & Rec Office, 316 S. Everett High Road, Maryville.
In-the-Pool: Saturday, April 30, 3:00-9:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 1, 12:00-5:00 p.m. at the Green Meadow Country Club enclosed pool, 1700 Louisville Road, Alcoa.

Session 4: May 23-25, 2022
The deadline to register for this session is Monday, May 16, 2022.

Classroom:
Monday, May 23, 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Parks & Rec Office, 316 S. Everett High Road, Maryville.
In-the-Pool: Tuesday, May 24, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Wednesday, May 25, 9:00 a.m. – finish, Springbrook Pool, 636 Vose Rd., Alcoa