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!

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 glute 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 belt are available for rent ($1) or purchase ($25). Registration is required and each session will run only if the minimum registration is met. Drop-ins may be allowed after that point.

Session 2: March 4 - April 29 (no classes March 18 or April 15)           Last session until Fall!
Class Time/Day:
Saturdays 8:30am - 9:30am
Per Class Fee:
Non-Residents $4; Residents $3.00
Open to ages 12+ (ages 12 to 15 should have a parent in the class)

Click Here for 2017 Swimming Lesson information 

Shallow water lessons

General Group Lessons     $25.00     $40.00
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 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 (by April 30). 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.
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Class Dates & Times: 

April 1 11a -7pm
April 2, 12 -7pm
April 9, 12 -7pm
April 23, 12 -7pm
April 30, 12 -7pm

Class Fees: $165 Non-Residents, $150 Residents

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training with optional Waterfront Certification

A person who attends all classes and completes all assigned work will be trained as an American Red Cross Lifeguard. Certification (after testing) includes Lifeguarding, CPR, AED, and First Aid.
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Class Dates & Times:
 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.

May 20, 2-7pm
May 22, 5:45-9:00 pm
May 23, 5:45-9:00 pm
May 24, 5:45-9:00 pm
May 25, 5:45-9:00 pm
May 26, 12-4pm Waterfront candidates only
May 30 as needed for skills and written testing

Course Pre-requisites: 300-yard swim, 2 minute treading test, 10-lb. brick removal from deep water. Waterfront candidates must complete a 500-yard swim, the same treading and brick tests, and a 15 yard shallow end underwater swim test. All prerequisite skills testing must be completed before May 18. Please call to schedule a ~30 minute appointment. 
Class Fees: $165 Non-Residents, $150 Residents Course fees are due after the pre-requisites are passed. 

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

For more information about any of these courses please contact the Aquatic & Fitness Center at (920) 982-8524.