Aquatics Programs

Parks & Rec. offers aquatics and swim lessons beginning in late May through 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
PLEASE NOTE: CLASSES WILL BE HELD IF IT'S RAINING. WE WILL ONLY CANCEL IF IT'S THUNDERING AND LIGHTENING.
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 20-30, 2024
Class will be held on Memorial Day.
6:00-6:50 PM
Session 2:
June 3-13, 2024
6:00-6:50 PM
Session 3:
June 17-28, 2024
6:00-6:50 PM
Session 4:
July 1-11, 2024
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
PLEASE NOTE: CLASSES WILL BE HELD IF IT'S RAINING. WE WILL ONLY CANCEL IF IT'S THUNDERING AND LIGHTENING.
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 20-30, 2024
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 3-13, 2024
7:00-7:30 PM
7:30-8:00 PM
8:00-8:30 PM
Session 3:
June 17-28, 2024
7:00-7:30 PM
7:30-8:00 PM
8:00-8:30 PM
Session 4:
July 1-11, 2024
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
PLEASE NOTE: CLASSES WILL BE HELD IF IT'S RAINING. WE WILL ONLY CANCEL IF IT'S THUNDERING AND LIGHTENING.
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 3-13, 2024
8:00-8:30 PM

AQUA AEROBICS

Springbrook Pool • $52.00 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. Water shoes are recommended.
Dates
Session 1: Mondays & Thursdays, June 3-27, 2024
(No class June 20 & 24th)
Session 2: Mondays & Thursdays, July 1-22, 2024
(No class July 4th) Rain Date: July 25
Times
7:00-8:00 PM after the pool closes to the public
Instructor
Kate Connolly

FLYING DOLPHINS SWIM TEAM

The Flying Dolphins is a summer swim team with swimmers ranging from Ages 6 to 18.  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, all team members must be able to swim a minimum of 25 yards on their own to be on the 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. More information about MAFD, including evaluation details for new swimmers, can be found on the team website at www.flyingdolphins.org

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 2023 may re-certify in this course for $45. Those who don’t want to work for Parks & Rec may take the course for $180. 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:

Pre-requisite 1: Complete a swim-tread-swim sequence without stopping to rest:
Jump into the water and totally submerge, resurface then swim 150 yards using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both. (Swimming on your back or side is not permitted. Swim goggles are allowed).
Maintain position at the surface of the water for 2 minutes by treading water using only the legs 

Pre-requisite 2: Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds:
Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. (Your 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 7-10 feet to retrieve a 10-poundobject.
Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on your back to return to the starting point, holding the object at the surface with both hands and keeping the face out at or near the surface.

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 four 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. 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.
THOSE REGISTERING FOR THE "NEW PARKS & REC LIFEGUARD'" COURSES, MUST ALSO FILL OUT AN APPLICATION ON THE "JOBS" PAGE.

Cost of below courses:
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$90 for new Parks & Rec Lifeguards
*Lifeguards who worked for Parks & Rec in 2023 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.
Dates:
SESSION 1: FEBRUARY 23-25, 2024
Deadline to register for this session is February 19.

Classroom:
Friday, February 23, 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Parks & Rec Office, 316 S. Everett High Road, Maryville.

In-the-Pool: Saturday, February 24, 3:00-9:00 p.m. and Sunday, February 25, 12:00-5:00 p.m. at the Green Meadow Country Club enclosed pool, 1700 Louisville Road, Alcoa.

SESSION 2: MARCH 15-17, 2024
Deadline to register for this session is March 11.


Classroom:
 Friday, March 15, 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Parks & Rec Office, 316 S. Everett High Road, Maryville.

In-the-Pool:
 Saturday, March 16, 3:00-9:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 17, 12:00-5:00 p.m. at the Green Meadow Country Club enclosed pool, 1700 Louisville Road, Alcoa.

SESSION 3: APRIL 26-28, 2024
Deadline to register for this session is April 22.


Classroom:
 Friday, April 26, 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Parks & Rec Office, 316 S. Everett High Road, Maryville.

In-the-Pool: Saturday, April 27, 3:00-9:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 28, 12:00-5:00 p.m. at the Green Meadow Country Club enclosed pool, 1700 Louisville Road, Alcoa.

SESSION 4: MAY 20-21, 2024
Deadline to register for this session is May 13.


Classroom & In-the-Pool:
 Monday, May 20, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Springbrook Pool, 636 Vose Road, Alcoa and Tuesday, May 21, 8:00 am. - 5:00 p.m. at Springbrook Pool.