The Park Board is hiring certified lifeguards

Lifeguard training is offered for anyone ages 15 and older who is interested in becoming an American Red Cross Lifeguard. Emphasis is on earning certifications for American Red Cross Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED Essentials, Preventing Disease Transmission and Water Park Lifeguarding. Additionally, students participate in training in customer service, lifeguard skills, conflict resolution and conditioning, as well as complete swimming assignments and lifeguard skills tests. Certifications are valid through two years. View flyer.

Age:15 yrs. and up
Date:Session 11: Nov. 22-24
Time:Varies, view flyer for more info



Registrations must be received no later than the Friday before the session begins by 12 p.m. (noon). Cancellations will be made at that time if there is low enrollment. 

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Designed and accredited by the American Red Cross. Focuses on teaching swimming skills and water safety. Designed to accommodate all ages from infants with a parent to advanced swimmers.

Swim lessons take place at Fassnight Pool in the summer and Chesterfield and Doling Family Centers during the school year.

$40/student, per session
Red Cross

Parent and Child

Parents will be in the water with their children that are 6 months-3 years old.
  • Holding and support techniques
  • Exploring the water
  • Blowing bubbles and submersion
  • Front/back glide
  • Front/back float
  • Basic arm and leg actions in water
*30 minutes of instruction time


Specifically for 4-5 year olds; skills performed with assistance from instructor.
  • Bubbles and submersion 
  • Front/back glide 
  • Front/back float 
  • Rotary breathing 
  • Treading water 
  • Basic arm and leg actions on front and back 
  • Water safety

Level 1

Skills performed without assistance.
  • Skills learned from Preschool level 
  • Submersion and bobbing 
  • Arm and leg actions on front and back at two body lengths

Level 2

Fundamental Aquatic Skills
  • Skills learned from Level 1 
  • Arm and leg actions on front and back at five body lengths

Level 3

Stroke Development
  • Skills learned from Level 2 
  • Breath control and submersion 
  • Various survival floating 
  • Front crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, and scissor kick for specific lengths of the pool
*only offered during outdoor aquatics season

Level 4

Stroke Improvement and Refinement
  • Skills learned from Level 3 
  • Breath control and submersion including surface dives 
  • Head first entries from the side of pool 
  • Butterfly, back crawl and sidestroke for specific lengths of the pool
*only offered during outdoor aquatics season

Level 5

Skill Proficiency and Fundamentals of Diving
  • Skills learned from Level 4 
  • Open turns and flip turns 
  • Surface dives 
  • Diving from poolside and diving board 
  • Tuck and pike dives
*only offered during outdoor aquatics season

Additional Aquatic Programs

Homeschool Program

Aquatics class for home school students ages 5-14. For physical education credit or just to have fun and improve swimming skills. A great social networking opportunity! No classes the week of Thanksgiving.
View program at Chesterfield Family Center
View program at Doling Family Center

Swim Team Sting Rays

Be part of a team, compete in swim meets and make new friends. This dynamic 6-week series focuses on stroke development, fundamentals of turns and starts, fitness and having fun! Build confidence and skills for your swimming career.
During the school year swim team meets at Chesterfield Family Center | In the summer swim team is at Meador Pool

Mini-Rays Preschool Swim Team

This program is designed to get kids ages 4-6 involved in a swim team. Includes stroke basics in a swim team style setting. Participants should be able to swim at least 12 yards (half a lap.) Classes take place on Sundays for six weeks.
View program at Chesterfield Family Center

Private Swimming Lesson Packages

Half-hour sessions of private swim lessons with an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. For all ages and all swimming abilities. Will resume at a later date.

Semi-Private Swimming Lesson Packages

Semi-private lessons available for two swimmers of similar skill levels. Participants must pair up before registering. Will resume at a later date.

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