Swim – The Rec

Swimming

Your average day at the pool just got a lot more exciting! This massive facility has a 4-lane, zero-depth entry pool with certified lifeguards, exercise classes, swimming lessons, and more! Enjoy a few twists and turns on the waterslide, create some fun on the splash pad, take a spin on the vortex before an enjoying float in the lazy river.

Water Fitness

Overview & Philosophy

Gravity got you down?  Having trouble keeping your balance on land? Looking for ways to spice up your workout routine? Join us in the Aquatic Center where water is quite literally life and provides a stable and buoyant yet challenging environment to get your sweat on or just keep moving.  Our instructors help you push yourself to new heights while guiding you through custom routines designed with you in mind.  Oh, and being able to socialize while working out isn’t half bad either!

Classes are suited for all levels with modifications to either increase or decrease intensity, helping you meet your goals.

Session Information

Classes are ongoing, require no advance registration and are included in your membership.  Non Members may purchase a day membership, which will allow them to participate in classes.

Minimum class size for any class is 3 participants. If the average class attendance is lower than 3 participants, the class will be removed from the schedule.

Group Fitness Classes

(no fee, included in membership)

AquaFit

moderate to high intensity

Follow along with our instructors as they lead you through a series of exercises guaranteed to increase your heartrate, build endurance, strengthen major muscle groups and improve your balance.  Step your efforts up a notch or slow it down as needed using suggested modifications from your instructor.  A combination of buoyancy equipment keeps things interesting in this shallow water class.  No swimming experience needed; comfort in the water is preferred.

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays
9:30am-10:15am
Mondays & Wednesdays
6:30pm-7:15pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays
7:00pm-7:45pm

Stretch & Stride

low intensity

This no impact class uses your body weight and basic water resistance to provide a head to toe experience allowing you to stretch your way to increased flexibility while striding to improved balance in water and on land.  Participants are encouraged to move at their own pace as we focus on isolated and combined joint exercises in shallow water.  No swimming experience needed.

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays
10:30am-11:15am

See REC Staff for Times

HIIT the Pool

moderate to high intensity

High Intensity Interval Training is all the rage on land, so we’ve brought it to the pool to create a new experience.  Short bursts of fast paced, focused exercise is balanced with active rest for a workout that checks all the boxes and keeps you coming back for more. Swimming experience preferred; comfort in the water is needed.

Tuesdays & Thursdays
7:00pm

HIIT the Mats

high intensity

Following a skills assessment during the first class meeting, participants customize their learning by developing and working toward their own goals with the assistance of their instructor. Beginners, self-taught swimmer and everyone in between will learn and refine basic skills while building the confidence and endurance needed to enjoy this lifelong activity.

Coming Soon!

Float & Flow Yoga

low to medium intensity

Enjoy this quiet and Zen opportunity to practice your favorite yoga poses while floating on our fit mats.  You’ll literally go with the flow as you turn inward to focus on breathing, meditation and core activation.  What better way to end the class than relaxing with the waves and the sound of the water during savasana?

Member fee: $10
Non-Member fee: $20

October 26

7:30am – 8:30am

November 9

7:30am – 8:30am

November 23

7:30am – 8:30am

December 14

7:30am – 8:30am

Special Needs

Does someone in your family avoid excessive sensory input? Would they enjoy being in the water, but the environment is overstimulating when the features are on and the pool is crowded? Then this is the perfect opportunity to experience our Aquatic Center! Join us on Sunday mornings before the building opens for a relatively quiet & unstructured play time. During this time swim instructors are in the water to demonstrate and encourage basic swim skills for interrested participants. Caregivers and family members are encouraged to participate in the water with each registered swimmer.

Sensory Sundays
October 6, 13 & 20

9:00am – 10:00am

Member Fee: $5
Non-Member Fee: $15

Sensory Sundays
October 27
November 3, 10, 17 & 24
December 1

9:00am – 10:00am

Member Fee: $5
Non-Member Fee: $15

Group Swim Lessons

Overview & Philosophy

As a famous blue fish one said, “just keep swimming, just keep swimming…”  Swimming is an invaluable, lifelong activity that can be learned and enjoyed at any age!  Join us in the Aquatic Center where we explore a variety of skills while gaining confidence and independence in and out of the water.

What makes us unique is that we encourage participants to progress at their own pace during the session.  Through weekly updates with instructors, each participant and/or their caregiver will review what has been accomplished, what they’re working on and what to look forward to in the coming weeks.  This builds confidence, gives everyone something to celebrate and takes the worry out of what’s next.  Doing so allows us to take the focus off completing a level and instead, put it on gaining independence while developing lifelong skills.

Session Information

All classes: meet one (1) days per week for a total of six (6) classes.

Session dates:

  • October 20 – December 14, 2019

There will be no classes the week of November 25-30, 2019, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Thursday classes will not meet on Halloween.

Minimum class size for any level is 3 participants. If the minimum is not reached on the first class meeting, the class will be cancelled and fees refunded.

Registration

Something that puts us over the top is that we’ve taken the guesswork out of registration and made it easy for everyone.  Just sign up for the appropriate age group, and we’ll do the rest!  The first day of each session includes an orientation to swim lessons and a quick skills assessment.  From there we match each participant with the best instructor for them and let the learning begin.  Easy peasy!

The listed fees are for the entire session and must be paid in full at registration.  Participants or their caregivers are asked to choose the class day and time that best meets their schedule.  Make-up lessons are not available for swimmer absences including but not limited to personal scheduling conflicts, brief illness or injury, vacation, etc.

Registration after the start of the session may be allowed based on enrollment capacity but is not guaranteed.  Please register prior to the start of the session to ensure your space in the class.

Contact the Aquatics Manager regarding class transfers, refunds/credits, accommodations for special needs or program related questions.  We’re here to help!

Class Descriptions, Schedules & Fees

Bigs & Littles

Ages 6 months through 3 years  |  30 minute lessons

Children and their caregivers learn together to increase the child’s comfort level in the water while building a foundation of basic skills such as arm and leg movements, breath control, and safe entries through guided discovery, individual exploration, songs and games. Each child must have an adult caregiver in the water with them for the duration of the class. Children that wear diapers must wear a commercial swim diaper under their swimsuit.

Members: $24  |  Non Members: $48

10:15am-10:45am
Oct. 22 & 29
Nov. 5, 12 & 19
Dec. 3

5:30pm-6pm
Oct. 22 & 29
Nov, 5, 12 & 19
Dec. 3

10:15am-10:45am
Oct. 24
Nov. 7, 14 & 21
Dec. 5, 12

6:15pm-6:45pm
Oct. 24
Nov. 7, 14 & 21
Dec. 5 & 12

9am-9:30am
Oct. 26
Nov. 2, 9, 16 & 23
Dec. 7

10:30am-11am
Oct. 26
Nov. 2, 9, 16 & 23
Dec. 7

Preschool

Ages 3 years through 5 years  |  30 minute lessons

Participants explore basic skills through repetition and muscle memory while encouraging safety in the water. Entry and exit, breath control, gliding, floating, jumping, treading water and combined arm and leg actions are just a few of the skills practiced in each class meeting while developing comfort, confidence, and independence.

Members: $24  |  Non Members: $48

9:30am-10am
Oct. 22 & 29
Nov. 5, 12 & 19
Dec. 3

5:30pm-6pm
Oct. 22 & 29
Nov. 5, 12 & 19
Dec. 3

6:15pm-6:45pm
Oct. 22  29
Nov. 5, 12 & 19
Dec. 3

9:30am-10am
Oct. 24
Nov. 7, 14 & 21
Dec. 5 & 12

5:30pm-6pm
Oct. 24
Nov. 7, 14 & 21
Dec. 5 & 12

6:15pm-6:45pm
Oct. 24
Nov. 7, 14 & 21
Dec. 5 & 12

9am-9:30am
Oct. 26
Nov. 2, 9, 16 & 23
Dec. 7

9:45am-10:15am
Oct. 26
Nov. 2, 9, 16 & 23
Dec. 7

10:30am-11am
Oct. 26
Nov. 2, 9, 16 & 23
Dec. 7

Youth

Ages 6 years through 12 years  |  40 minute lessons

After a brief assessment on the first day of class, participants are divided into groups based on comfort in the water and swimming ability. Beginners focus on water adjustment and development of basic swimming skills such as breath control, floating, gliding, treading water and combined arm and leg actions. More experienced participants will expand upon these concepts and work to fine tune their strokes and breath control while increasing their endurance and learning new skills.

Members: $30  |  Non Members: $60

5:30pm-6:10pm
Oct. 22 & 29
Nov. 5, 12 & 19
Dec. 3

6:15pm-6:55pm
Oct. 22 & 29
Nov. 5, 12 & 19
Dec. 3

5:30pm-6:10pm
Oct. 24
Nov. 7, 14 & 21
Dec. 5 & 12

6:15pm-6:55pm
Oct. 24
Nov. 7, 14 & 21
Dec. 5 & 21

9am-9:40am
Oct. 26
Nov. 2, 9, 16 & 23
Dec. 7

9:45am-10:25am
Oct. 26
Nov. 2, 9, 16 & 23
Dec. 7

10:30am-11:10am
Oct. 26
Nov. 2, 9, 16 & 23
Dec. 7

Teen & Adult

Ages 13 years through adult  |  40 minute lessons

Following a skills assessment during the first class meeting, participants customize their learning by developing and working toward their own goals with the assistance of their instructor. Beginners, self-taught swimmers and everyone in between will learn and refine basic skills while building the confidence and endurance needed to enjoy this lifelong activity.

Members: $30  |  Non Members: $60

6:15pm-6:55pm
Oct. 22 & 29
Nov. 5, 12 & 19
Dec. 3

6:15pm-6:55pm
Oct. 24
Nov. 7, 14 & 21
Dec. 5 & 12

Lifeguarding & Water Safety

LIFEGUARDING

30 HOURS

MEMBERS $150 | NON MEMBERS $225
AGE 15+

Provides entry-level participants or lifeguards with expired certificates the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies. Participants learn to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over. Those who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate in Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years from the course completion date.

Call The REC to Sign Up.

LIFEGUARDING REVIEW

10 HOURS

MEMBERS $75 | NON MEMBERS $115
AGE 17+

Individuals currently certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding may participate in this two day review course to renew their certification before its expiration date. Participants who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years.

Call The REC to Sign Up.

LIFEGUARDING INSTRUCTOR

22 HOURS

MEMBERS $175 | NON MEMBERS $250
AGE 17+

Lifeguarding Instructor course trains instructor candidates to teach the core courses in the American Red Cross Lifeguarding program, including Lifeguarding, Shallow Water Lifeguarding and Aquatic Attraction Lifeguarding. Additional modules that may be taught include Waterfront & Waterpark skills, Bloodborne Pathogens training and Administering Emergency Oxygen.

Call The REC to Sign Up.

WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR

32 HOURS

MEMBERS $175 | NON MEMBERS $250
AGE 16+

This course trains instructor candidates to teach courses and presentations such as Parent and Child Aquatics, Preschool Aquatics, Learn-to-Swim, Adult Swim, Basic Water Rescue, and General Water Safety.

Call The REC to Sign Up.

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The REC Aquatic Center Youth Rules and Policy

Ages 6 and under:

Children must be within arm’s reach of a parent or guardian (18+), who is also in the water

Ages 7-10:

Youth must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian (18+)

Ages 11-15:

Youth must have a parent or guardian (18+) present at The REC at all times

Lifejackets/Puddle Jumpers

Anyone is a Coast Guard approced personal floatation device (PFD) must be in arm’s reach of an adult age 18 or older as it signals to the lifeguards that they are non-swimmers or weak swimmers.

Inflatables

Inflatables are not allowed as they are not Coast Guard approved flotation devices and could pop or deflate at any time.  Larger inflatables like rings, baby seats, and rafts prevent the lifeguards form seeing under them, causing a potentially dangerous situation.

Photo & Video Policy

As swimmers are not fully dressed, photos and videos are not allowed in order to protect the safety and privacy of members and program participants.

Food and Drink Policy

Our food and drink policy comes fro the Illinois Department of Public Health and attempts to keep items from entering the water and creating messes on the deck.

No Diaper and Clothes Changing on the Pool Deck

Please remember to utilize the locker rooms when changing clothes or diapers in order to keep our Pool clean!

Why are the lifeguards always blowing their whistles?

They’re trying to get the attention of someone not following a rule or policy and correct the potentially dangerous behavior.  As time goes on and we all become more familiar with the rules. the whistles will become less frequent.  Until then, make it a habit to stop, look at and listen to the lifeguards in case they’re trying to get your attention.

– Necklaces –
The code behind the color
Red

Not tall enough to touch in 3 1/2 feet of water and must be in arms; reach of an adult

Yellow

Tall enough to touch in 3 1/2 feel of water but not tall enough to use the yellow slide

Green

Tall enough to use the yellow slide

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