Aquatics at the Kroc 

Whether you're a competitive athlete or just like to wade, we've got something for everyone! The aquatics center offers group and private swim lessons, a masters program, lap and recreation swimming, aquatics based group exercise classes, and is home pool for the College Area Swim Team (CAST). Our aquatics department, complete with American Red Cross Certified lifeguards and trained swim lesson instructors, are dedicated to providing quality classes and training no matter what your age or ability. 

  • Swim lessons for all ages
  • Group exercise and water walking
  • Kroc Center members receive 10% off swim lessons
  • Scholarships available

Drop in to one of our Aquatics Classes!

Each day, dozens of classes are offered for all fitness types and abilities. Learn new skills and water safety, make friends, and improve your fitness. Class participants must check-in at the Kroc Center no later than 10 minutes past class start time

Aquatics Group Exercise Schedule

Click on a class to view the description & register.

 

Pool Reservation Blocks


We encourage swimmers to have a generous spirit & kindly ask that you only book one session per day and no more than 3 days per week to allow fellow swimmers an opportunity to get back in the water too.
Learn how to reserve your swim session online!

COMPETITION POOL  

Weekdays

  • 6:00am – 6:45am (11) – 8 lanes on Tuesday & Friday
  • 6:45am – 7:30am (11)
  • 7:45am – 8:30am (11)
  • 8:30am – 9:15am (11) – 8 lanes on Monday
  • 9:30am – 10:15am (11) – 8 lanes on Monday & Wed
  • 10:15am – 11:00am – Senior Hour
  • 11:15Am – 12:00pm (11) – Senior Hour
  • 12:00pm – 12:45pm (11)
  • 1:00pm – 1:45pm (11)
  • 1:45pm – 2:30pm (11)
  • 2:45pm – 3:30pm (11)
  • 3:30pm – 4:15pm (11)
  • 4:30pm – 5:15pm (3) – 11 lanes on Wednesday / 11
  • 5:15pm – 6:00pm (3)  
  • 6:15pm – 7:00pm (3) 
  • 7:00pm – 7:45pm (11) – 5 lanes on Wednesday and Friday
  • 7:45pm – 8:30pm (5) – Wednesday and Friday only

Weekends  (11 lanes available on Sundays during all blocks, 7AM–1PM)

  • 7:00am – 7:45am (11)
  • 7:45am – 8:30am (11)
  • 8:45am – 9:30am (11)
  • 9:30am – 10:15am (11)
  • 10:30am – 11:15am (11)
  • 11:15am – 12:00pm (11) 
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm (5)
  • 1:00pm – 1:45pm (11) – Saturdays only
  • 1:45pm – 2:30pm (11) – Saturdays only


Please note: number in parenthesis is number of available lanes

RECREATION POOL

Weekdays

  • 6:00am – 6:45am (6)
  • 6:45am – 7:30am (6)
  • 7:45am – 8:30am (6)
  • 8:30am – 9:15am (6) – Friday only
  • 9:30am – 10:15am (4) 
  • 10:15am – 11:00am (4) – Senior Hour
  • 11:15pm – 12:00pm (6) – Senior Hour
  • 12:00pm – 12:45pm (6)
  • 1:00pm – 1:45pm (6)
  • 1:45pm – 2:30pm (6)
  • 2:45pm – 3:30pm (6) – No lanes on Wednesday
  • 3:30pm – 4:15pm (4) – No lanes on Wednesday
  • 4:30pm – 5:15pm (4) – No lanes on Monday
  • 5:15pm – 6:00pm (4) – No lanes on Monday
  • 6:15pm – 7:00pm (4) – No lanes on Monday
  • 7:00pm – 7:45pm (6)


Weekends   (6 lanes available on Sundays during all blocks, 7AM–1PM)

  • 7:00am – 7:45am (6)
  • 7:45am – 8:30am (6) – No lanes on Saturday
  • 8:45am – 9:30am (6)
  • 9:30am – 10:15am (4)
  • 10:30am – 11:15am (4)
  • 11:15am – 12:00pm (4)
  • 12:15pm – 1:00pm (4)
  • 1:00pm – 1:45pm (6) – Saturdays only
  • 1:45pm – 2:30pm (6) – Saturdays only

Please note: number in parenthesis is number of available lanes

 

Learn to Swim at the Kroc!

It’s never too early to learn how to swim! Learning to swim is a useful developmental skill your child will use for the rest of their lives. Our programs focus on water safety as well to make sure your child will make safe and smart decisions while in the water.

  • Swim lessons for all ages
  • Group exercise and water walking
  • Kroc Center members receive 10% off swim lessons
  • Scholarships available

 

Parent & Child Lessons

Ages: 6-36 months
Location: Therapy Pool

A swim class for infants and toddlers to introduce children to swimming with singing and games that focus on water comfort and basic skills such as water entry, bubble blowing, kicking, floating, and underwater exploration. Children must wear swim diapers/plastic pants to enter pool. At least one parent per child must be present for lesson.
 

Sign up for Parent & Child Lessons

Preschool & Youth Swim Lessons

Location: Recreation & Therapy Pool

It’s never too early to learn how to swim! Learning to swim is a useful developmental skill your child will use for the rest of their lives. Our programs focus on water safety as well to make sure your child will make safe and smart decisions while in the water.

Sign up for a Preschool Swim Lesson

Sign up for a Youth Swim Lesson

 Preschool & Youth Requirements

  • Level 1 - Pre requisites: Children enrolling are not yet comfortable doing one or all of the following: putting their face in the water or floating on their back & stomach independently.

  • Level 2 - Pre requisites: Children enrolling must be comfortable putting their face under water and floating on back & stomach independently. Children enrolling in this level are NOT yet comfortable swimming freestyle and jumping in the pool and swimming back to the wall.

  • Level 3 - Pre requisites: Children enrolling must be comfortable putting their face under water, floating on back & stomach independently, jumping in the pool and swimming back to the wall, and swimming freestyle independently (but without stroke refinement). Children enrolling in this level are NOT yet comfortable swimming backstroke and breaststroke.

  • Level 4 - Pre requisites: Children enrolling must be comfortable swimming freestyle & backstroke independently for 25 yards and treading water.

  • Level 5 - Pre requisites: Children enrolling must be comfortable swimming freestyle & backstroke independently for 50 yards, breaststroke & butterfly independently for 25 yards, and treading water

 

US Masters Adult Learn to Swim 

Ages 16+ // Location: Recreation Pool

Beginning swimmers learn basic skills such as supported/unsupported floating, gliding, kicking on front/back, and freestyle. This introductory course will help you gain basic swimming skills and confidence in the water.  Instructor to student ratio 1:3. Scholarships available!

Sign up for class

Kroc Adult Learn to Swim Lessons

Ages 16+ // Location: Recreation Pool

Developed for older teens and adults, our program provides swimmers at every level the opportunity to improve their skills in a safe environment and under the guidance of a trained Kroc Center instructor.

Sign up for class

Private Swim Lessons

All levels/ Ages 3+
All private lessons are 4 sessions.

1 Student: $160/ guest, $145/ member Partner sessions (ideal for siblings and close friends; must be of similar swimming ability): $110/ guest, $96/ member (price per child).
Enroll one child online and contact taylor.lynch@usw.salvationarmy.org to enroll second student.

Enroll online

  • Arrive early to check-in and familiarize your child with the facility. Please have your child ready for class at the start of the lesson time.
  • Group lessons are 25 minutes, followed by 5 minutes for transition and parent communication unless otherwise noted.
  • Check-in at the swim lesson table when you first walk onto the pool deck.
  • Have your child go to the bathroom before lessons. Children who are not potty trained must wear a swim diaper and plastic pants (available for purchase at the Front Desk) to prevent bathroom incidents in the pool.
  • Classes will be cancelled and a refund issued if we experience lightning or mechanical issues. Make-up lessons are not available and no other refunds will be given.
  • Each Preschool/Youth class has total of only six participants. The parent and child classes can have up to 12 participants.

Get ready for Water Polo

Ages 8–13
Location: Competition Pool

This class is the perfect opportunity for your child to spend time outside of the house in a safe and controlled environment! Participants will learn core dry-land and in-water fundamental skills through specialized drills in this non-competitive, co-ed class. No previous experience necessary, but participants must be able to swim 50 yards of freestyle with side breathing.


Sign up today

Intro to Dive Clinic

Ages 10–16
Location: Competition Pool

This class is for beginner and intermediate divers (or divers to be!) and is the perfect opportunity for your child to spend time outside of the house in a safe and controlled environment! Participants will learn core dry-land and in-water fundamental skills through specialized drills in this non-competitive, co-ed clinic. No previous experience is required but participants must be able to swim 25 yards of freestyle with side breathing and tread water for 1 minute


Sign up today

(619) 269-1506
Aquatics Manager: simonne.call@usw.salvationarmy.org

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