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Swim Programs

Contact Information

Parks & Recreation Department1000 Krenek Tap Road979.764.3486
Our pools are also home to our youth and adult aquatic programs. We offer a wide variety of instructional classes and certification programs throughout the summer and fall for all ages and abilities, from learning to swim to water fitness. 

Fall Programs
    AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD TRAINING
    Looking for a great job or challenging career? Get lifeguard certified! Through videos, group discussion, and hands-on practice, you'll learn patron rescue, surveillance skills, first aid, and CPR/AED. Successful participants will receive CPR/AED and lifeguarding certifications good for two years. Participants must attend each class at the times listed for their session and be prepared to enter the water. Candidates must pass written and practical exams to receive certifications. Visit redcrossstore.org to download a lifeguard manual or purchase the required books. City of College Station lifeguards must be at least 16 years old.

    QUALIFICATIONS 
    • Must complete seven hours of online training before the first session day.
    • Must be able to swim 300 yards continuously in the following order with no time requirement: 100 yards of front crawl using rhythmic breathing (to the side or front) and a stabilizing, propellant kick; 100 yards of breaststroke using a pull, breath, kick and glide sequence; and 100 yards of either the front crawl, breaststroke, or combination.
    • Must be able to swim 20 yards using the front crawl or breaststroke (starting in the water), surface dive 7-10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point while maintaining two hands on the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps; within 1 minute and 40 seconds.
    • Must be able to tread deep water without using hands for two minutes.
    • Participant must complete the above prerequisites to continue the class. 

    REGISTRATION ENDS SEPT. 14 • Ages 15+ • $150
    Sept. 18 • Fri. • 5-9 p.m. • Adamson Lagoon
    Sept. 19 • Sat. • 9 a.m.-6 p.m. • Adamson Lagoon
    Sept. 20 • Sun. • 9 a.m.-6 p.m. • Adamson Lagoon
    AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD RECERTIFICATION
    Recertification classes are for participants that currently have a lifeguard certification or whose certification has expired no more than 30 days prior. Must provide proof of an ARC certification to participate.

    REQUIREMENTS
    • Must be able to swim 300 yards continuously in the following order with no time requirement: 100 yards of front crawl using rhythmic breathing (to the side or front) and a stabilizing, propellant kick; 100 yards of breaststroke using a pull, breath, kick and glide sequence; and 100 yards of either the front crawl, breaststroke, or combination.
    • Must be able to swim 20 yards using the front crawl or breaststroke (starting in the water), surface dive 7-10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point while maintaining two hands on the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps; within 1 minute and 40 seconds.
    • Must be able to tread deep water without using hands for two minutes.
    • Must pass two written tests with an 80% or better.
    •  Complete all required lifeguard and CPR skills as outlined in the American Red Cross guidelines at a proficient level.

    REGISTRATION THROUGH DAY BEFORE CLASS
    Ages 16+ • $85 •  Sat. • Sept. 5 • 9 a.m.-6 p.m. • Adamson Lagoon
    Ages 16+ • $85 •  Sun. • Sept. 20 • 9 a.m.-6 p.m. • Adamson Lagoon
    Ages 16+ • $85 •  Sat. •  Sept. 26 • 9 a.m.-6 p.m. • Adamson Lagoon
    Ages 16+ • $85 •  Sun. • Sept. 27 •  9 a.m.-6 p.m. • Adamson Lagoon
    WATER SAFETY RESOURCES
    With summer in full swing, it is vital to keep your family safe when enjoying water-related activities. Drowning is the country’s fifth-leading cause of unintentional injury deaths, and about one in five who die from drowning are 14 years old or younger.

    Our Aquatics Division reminds you to be careful around swimming pools, ponds, rivers, lakes, and oceans. Here are three resources to help keep your family safe this season:

    1. American Red Cross has developed a free, 20-minute online training program called “Water Safety for Parents and Caregivers.” The ARC’s website also offers helpful tips for emergencies and includes important swimming guidelines.

    2. Colin’s Hope is a drowning prevention non-profit organization that provides resources, information, and fundraising to help prevent drowning deaths. Its website offers prevention tips, safety resources, and even a quiz to test your knowledge.   
     
    3. Pool Safely is a national public education campaign launched by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to reduce childhood drownings, submersion injuries, and entrapments. Its website offers essential information about safety.

    With families spending more time at home, the risk of drowning has increased. It’s crucial to integrate water safety rules into your family’s daily routine.
    COVID-19 RESPONSE
    The Parks & Recreation Department will adhere to federal, state, city, and county guidelines to help avoid exposure and transmission of COVID-19 at events, programs, and facilities. Anyone experiencing flu-like symptoms with a temperature above 99.5 F degrees, or has come in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19, is prohibited from participating or attending events or programs. Participants must acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that you or your children may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 through participation and that such exposure or infection may result in injury, illness, permanent disability, or death. The risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of yourself or others, including, but not limited to, city employees, volunteers, and program participants and their families.

    COVID-19 REFUND NOTICE
    Due to the evolving and fluid nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, our department will continually evaluate the safety and compliance of our programs. As federal, state and local mandates adapt, our programs may be affected. Once a program has started, no refund will be given since many of our expenses are in the initial planning and implementation stages. Every effort will be made to complete the program.
For more information, call 979.764.3540 or email brussell@cstx.gov.
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