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Experience our aquatic and first aid programs for all ages and abilities, including Swim For Life lessons, SwimAbilities, Lifesaving Society lifesaving and lifeguarding programs, instructor certifications and water fitness programs.

Adult Swimming Lessons

Learn basic swimming skills, like flotation, movement and breathing, or set goals to further develop swimming strokes and increase distance and proficiency.


Improve cardiovascular fitness and muscular endurance in shallow and deep water classes for all fitness levels.

First Aid/CPR

Learn comprehensive first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills and gain the knowledge to respond to emergencies at home or work.


Become certified to instruct swimming lessons, lifesaving programs and fitness classes. Also, includes options for stroke improvement and instructor recertification.


Improve lifesaving skills through the Lifesaving Society Bronze Medals and Junior Lifeguard Club or become certified/recertified as a lifeguard or instructor with National Lifeguard, and more.

Swimming Lessons

For children age 4 months to 14 years, Swim For Life swimming lessons promote fitness and water safety, while providing lifelong swimming skills, all in a fun environment that celebrates personal success.

Private Swim Lessons

Private swim lessons provide supportive and personalized one-on-one instruction and are suitable for children or adults having difficulty in a particular area of swimming or working on specific swimming goals.

Adaptive Swimming

This swimming program is structured for children with special needs who would benefit from additional support in the water. Participants work toward achieving beginner swimming skills, increased water safety, independence and overall enjoyment in an aquatic environment.