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Aquatics Programs

REGISTRATION
Summer program registration begins  May 1st online and at the Parks & Recreation Headquarters located at Kerrville-Schreiner Park at 2385 Bandera Highway.  Please call (830) 257-7300 for more information.  The PARD Headquarters is open 7 days a week, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Please note the registration deadlines listed below for each session. 

Register early as classes fill very fast!

Online registration

PARENT HANDBOOK
For conservation purposes, the Parent Handbook will be given upon request and no longer distributed during registration.  Please read the handbook in advance before your child's first day of lessons. 

SWIM LESSONS
Details
Levels will be held at both the morning and evening times, providing minimum enrollment is met.  Please see the Parent Handbook for more information.

11:00 a.m. / 6:30 p.m.

AGE

MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT

LENGTH

Parent & Tot – Tadpoles

6 months +

10

30 min

Pre-School - Seahorses

3 – 4 years

5

30 min

Level 1 - Guppies

5 years +

6

45 min

Level 2 - Goldfish

6 years +

6

45 min

Level 3 - Dolphins

6 years +

8

45 min

Level 4 - Sharks*

6 years +

8

45 min

Level 5 - Swordfish*

6 years +

8

45 min

2016 Schedule

Class Schedule:   11:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. 
"X" indicates the level is offered during that session.  Please note that all levels are not offered every session.


LEVEL

SESSION

1

SESSION

2

SESSION

3

Parent & Tot - Tadpoles

X

 

 

Pre-School - Seahorses

X

X

X

Level 1 - Guppies

X

X

X

Level 2 - Goldfish

X

X

X

Level 3 - Dolphins

X

X

X

Level 4 - Sharks*

X

X

X

Level 5 - Swordfish*

 

X

X

Classes may be changed depending on demand.

*denotes intermediate or advanced level class that requires prerequisites.  Proof of level completion may be required.

Classes are held Tuesday - Friday for two weeks at the Olympic Pool.  Swim Lessons are $35 per 8 day session.

Session 1:
 June 7- June 17, 2016
Registration Deadline: June 3, 2016

Session 2:  June 21- July 1, 2016
Registration Deadline: June 17, 2016

Session 3:  July 5- July 15, 2016
Registration Deadline: July 1, 2016

Private Swim Lessons:

For those that prefer individual attention, Private Swim Lessons are now being offered during public swimming hours. Private Lessons consist of one on one individual swim instruction with the instructor. Availability is limited.
Fee is $100 per 4 days Tuesday- Friday

To make an appointment for scheduling private swim lessons please contact Steve Gordon, Parks and Recreation Specialist.
http://www.kerrvilletx.gov/Admin
(830) 258-1151



SWIM LESSONS LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS

DSC_0002_thumb.JPG Parent & Tot (Tadpoles) - Ages 6 months to 2 years:  
Children work with their parent(s) and instructor on introductory water and lesson skills while having a fun time together in the water.  Each child must be accompanied by at least one parent in the water. 
(30 minute class with 1:10 ratio).

Pre-School (Seahorses) - Ages 3 - 4 years:  
Pre-school class without a parent.  Skills include work on primary water skills such as kicking, bubbles, floating and pool entry / exit.  Introduction to beginning arm strokes and water safety.
(30 minute class with 1:5 ratio).
Level 1 (Guppies) - Ages 5 and up:  Introduction to Water Skills.
Review of pre-school skills.  Introduction to beginning front and back swimming, floating, kicking and gliding on front and back, breath control, submerging, treading, pool entry / exit and water safety skills. 
(45 minute class with 1:6 ratio).

Level 2 (Goldfish) - Ages 6 and up:  Fundamental Aquatics Skills. 
Review of Level 1 skills.  Continued work on front and back locomotion skills, breath control, and buoyancy with the introduction of changing direction, and water safety skills.
(45 minute class with 1:6 ratio).

Level 3 (Dolphins) - Ages 6 and up:  Stroke Development.
Review of Level 2 skills.  Fundamentals of elementary backstroke, front crawl development, advanced pool entry, self rescue skills and water safety skills.
(45 minute class with 1:8 ratio).

Level 4 (Sharks) - Ages 6 and up:  Stroke Improvement
Review of Level 3 skills.  Introduction to back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke, butterfly and turns at the wall.  Improve skills and increase endurance.  Prerequisite:  successful completion of Level 3.
(45 minute class with 1:8 ratio).

Level 5 (Swordfish)  - Ages 6 and up:  Stoke Refinement
Review of Level 4 skills.  Performance refinement of all strokes (front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke and sidestroke) and increase their distance.  Introduction of flip turns.  Prerequisite:  successful completion of Level 4.
(45 minute class with 1:8 ratio)

ADULT LAP SWIM
Adults ages 16+ may swim laps at the Olympic Pool from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., Tuesday - Thursdays,  TBA.  Lap lanes will also be reserved for lap swimmers during normal operating hours. Must pay regular admission or Dietert Membership Card required for entrance.

SENIOR SWIM GROUP
Seniors ages 55+ may participate in the senior swim group for aerobic low impact exercise from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Tuesdays - Thursdays, TBA. Dietert Membership Card required for entrance.

 

For questions, please contact:
Steve Gordon
Parks and Recreation Specialist
(830) 258-1151





 

 

 


 


City of Kerrville
701 Main Street
Kerrville, TX 78028
830-257-8000