New London Aquatic and Fitness Programs

The Aquatics Division is proud to bring our community many options for education and recreation. Below you will find information about our upcoming Swim Lesson sessions and Lifeguard Training Programs!

The facility is closed until summer for upgrades. More details about our Grand opening will be posted as they become available.


Flippin' Fins Deep Water Aquacise
It's a cardio-based class but it's so Flippin' Fun! Using fins on your feet not only strengthens your leg and gluteal muscles but also your core muscles in your stomach and back. Participants must furnish their own fins. This is a minimum impact class so it's easy on your joints but make no mistake, you'll get a good workout! Minimal swimming ability is needed; floatation belts are available for rent ($1) or purchase ($25).

SUMMER CLASS TIME: Thursday 7:00 - 8:00 pm 
Class Fee: Residents $3 Non-Residents $4


Click Here for 2018 Summer Swimming Lesson information 

Shallow water lessons

 
 SWIMMING LESSON FEES  RESIDENT  NON-RESIDENT
General Group Lessons     $26.00     $41.00
Late Fee (per child after registration deadline)     $10.00     $10.00

Click here to read our Swim Lesson Level Descriptions. A Lifeguard or Manager can help you decide which level is best for your child.

American Red Cross Junior Lifeguard Training!
For ages 11-14, or completed 5th grade
Enrolled youth will learn in-water rescues, first aid and CPR skills, and how to use an AED. Students will work on increasing their swim stroke and treading endurance as well as surface dives in preparation for completing the pre-requisite skills of the full American Red Cross Lifeguarding course. Junior Lifeguarding has it's own prerequisite skills:
a) Swim front crawl 25 yards, breathing to the front or the side
b) Swim Breaststroke 25 yards using the pull, breath, kick, glide sequence
c) Complete the following sequence of skills (Water Competency Sequence)

  • Jump into the water from the side and completely submerge,
  • Maintain position with head above water for 60 seconds by treading or floating, or both
  • Rotate 1 full turn (somersault) and orient towards the exit 
  • Level off and swim on the front or back 25 yards 
  • Exit the pool without using a ladder or steps

A youth hoping to take the Junior Lifeguarding course must complete these skills with a Lifeguard, during a Public Swim June 4 - June 8. Pre-course testing should take 10-15 minutes per child
Class Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays June 12 - July 19. No class July 3 or 5.
Class Times: 11:05 am - 2:00 pm 

Class Fees: Resident $40, Non-Resident $60
Registration closes: June 8

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training 
A person who attends all classes and sufficiently completes all assigned work will be trained as an American Red Cross Lifeguard. Certification (after testing) includes Lifeguarding, CPR, AED, and First Aid. Adults, Seniors, College, and High School students are all welcome! 
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Course Pre-requisites: 300-yard swim, 2 minute treading test, 10-lb. brick removal from deep water. All prerequisite skills testing must be completed before the class begins. Please attend one of the scheduled skills testing dates or call to schedule a ~30 minute appointment.

Class Dates & Times: 
Monday June 4 3:30 - 8:30 pm
Tuesday June 5 3:30 - 8:30 pm
Wednesday June 6 3:30 - 8:30 pm
Thursday June 7 3:30 - 8:30 pm
Friday June 8 TBD - as needed for testing


Approximately 20 hours of in-person class time are required to complete the course. Additionally, ~7 hours of online education will be completed independently by the student before and/or during the course.
 
Class Fees: $165 Non-Residents, $150 Residents Course fees are due after the pre-requisites are passed. Class participants that have applied for and are under consideration for employment as a lifeguard with the City of New London will have their class costs waived provided they sign a contract to work for 1 year. If employment is terminated by either party prior to fulfilling that commitment, full class fees will be due at that time.

American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Training 
This course trains a person to be safe in water environments and instructs the student to pass along the knowledge via swimming lessons and water safety presentations. Students will learn about and how to instruct others in the 6 commonly used swimming strokes. Also covered is swimming modifications for persons with disabilities, teaching adults, and teaching infants and young children. Water Safety Instructor (WSI) candidates are not required to be lifeguards and this class is open to ages 16 and older. Interested candidates should also have a rudimentary knowledge of the 6 strokes such that they can demonstrate (partially) one length of the pool. Butterfly for half the distance only. Candidates also need to be able to maintain or horizontal position on their back in the deep end for 1 minute and be able to tread water for 1 minute. Skills review with occur on the first day of class.

Class Dates & Times: 
To Be Determined - Please call the pool to be put on a notification list. 

Class Fees: $165 Non-Residents, $150 Residents Course fees are due after the pre-requisites are passed. Class participants that have applied for and are under consideration for employment as a lifeguard with the City of New London will have their class costs waived provided they sign a contract to work for 1 year. If employment is terminated by either party prior to fulfilling that commitment, full class fees will be due at that time.

Leave a message with the Pool to receive specific class information and registration links by email: (920) 982-8500 x503.