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 belts are available for rent ($1) or purchase ($25). Thursday nights in Summer: June 8 - August 10 @ 7 PM

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 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. Come in September 24 from 1-4pm to learn more about Lifeguarding, the physical requirements, and job duties. Adults, Seniors, College, and High School students are all welcome! 
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Flyer of Fall Classes

Class Dates & Times:
 View the above flyer for the two Fall 2017 sessions. 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.

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 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 500 hours. If employment is terminated by either party prior to fulfilling that committment, 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: 
Variable depending on the number of students in class
Class Fees: $165 Non-Residents, $150 Residents

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