Group Lessons

Cost Per Session:
Resident - $65  |  Non-Resident - $85


($5 per student discount on registrations recieved 7 days before the first day of the session. Discount not available via mail.)

CASH OR CHECKS ONLY PLEASE

Checks Payable to:
KPS Aquatics


Residencey is determined by Kentwood Public School District.






 
Register by downloading the current registration form below and submit it in person at the Aquatics Center or by mail to:

KPS Aquatics Center
6230 Kalamazoo Ave SE
Kentwood, MI 49508

Must be post-marked 14 days or more before the start of the session. Registrations marked 14 days or less may be deferred to the next session of lessons to prevent overcrowding of classes.






 
Group lessons are offered in Four different age categories. Click on the below bubbles to learn about different skill levels for each age:


Group Lesson Calendar

Scroll down to look at future lesson offerings:

 

Skill Levels

 

 

Parent & Child Aquatics
Ages 6 mo - 3 yr





Designed for children from 6 months to 3 years, parent and child classes reiterate the notion that Water Habits Are Learned Early. To provide a good foundation for future skills development and parent education, this class explores elementary swimming skills, including water entry, bubble blowing, front kicking, back floating, underwater exploration and more. Classes last 30 minutes and include curriculum from both ARC Parent and Child levels.

Preschool Aquatics
Ages 4 & 5

Children ages 4 & 5 learn water safety, survival skills, and foundation swimming concepts in a fun and safe environment. Children move through the three levels of Red Cross Preschool Aquatics based on their mastery of the skills required at each level. After successfully completing the requirements of one level, children are eligible for either the next Preschool Aquatics level or the corresponding Learn-to-Swim level. Development readiness, maturity level and age help determine which course is more appropriate for your child and the rate at which they progress.  Tap the bubbles to learn more:

Preschool Aquatics
LEVEL 1
 
 
Introduction to the Water
 

This level seeks to acclimate children to the aquatics environment and to introduce basic water skills necessary to future swimming development. Certain milestones are necessary for completion: entering water independently, floating and swimming short distances with instructor support, changing body orientation in the water, and more!

Preschool Aquatics
LEVEL 2
 
 
Basic Aquatic Skills
 

This level builds on prior instruction seeking greater water skills competency and more independence in executing skills. Certain milestones are necessary for completion: gliding 2 body lengths on front and back, swimming using combined arm and leg motions, rolling front to back, and more!

Preschool Aquatics
LEVEL 3
 
 
Greater Water Competency
 

This level adds to prior instruction with greater water skills competency and full independence while performing skills. Certain milestones are necessary for completion: swimming 5 body lengths, floating for 15 seconds, performing floats and swims in sequence, and more!

 

Learn to Swim
Ages 6 & Up

The American Red Cross six-level Learn-to-Swim program is designed for children 6 and over. Students progress through the levels at their own pace, mastering the skills in one level before advancing to the next. Each Learn-to-Swim class includes a safety topic discussion concerning basic water safety and helping others in an emergency, in addition to stroke development. Tap the bubbles to learn more:

Learn to Swim
LEVEL 1
 
 
Introduction to Water Skills
 

Students are introduced to basic skills as the foundation for future skills and the development of water competency. Certain milestones are necessary for completion: entering water independently, traveling at least 5 yards, back float for 5 seconds, combined and alternating arm and leg motion, and more!

Learn to Swim
LEVEL 2
 
 
Fundamental Aquatic Skills
 

Students learn new swimming and water safety skills and build on previously learned skills, including the development of water competency. Some milestones for successful completion include: holding breath underwater, back float for 15 seconds, swimming 5 body lengths, rolling from back to front and more!

Learn to Swim
LEVEL 3
 
 
Stroke Development
 

Building further on previously learned skills, students begin to learn rudimentary front crawl and elementary back stroke, scissor and dolphin kicks, survival float, prolonged treading, sitting dives and more!

Learn to Swim
LEVEL 4
 
 
Stroke Improvement
 

Students begin to develop stroke technique and efficiency for longer distances. Some necessary milestones include: swimming 25 yards of front crawl and elementary backstroke; 15 yards of breaststroke, butterfly, back crawl; open turns; dives; and more!

Learn to Swim
LEVEL 5
 
 
Stroke Refinement
 

Students refine all six swimming strokes as well as swimming for longer distances and learning new safety skills. Expectations are higher in regard to distance and quality. Required milestones include a variety of dives, minimum distance of 25 yards of each stroke, and flip turns.

Learn to Swim
LEVEL 6
 
 
Fitness Swimmer
 

Students work on high level stroke technique, learn how to use aquatic fitness equipment as well as creating a fitness routine

 

Adult Swim
Ages 13 & Up

Red Cross Adult Swim courses provide older teens and adults with positive, developmentally appropriate aquatic learning experiences via three course options. Tap the bubbles to learn more:

Adult Swim
LEVEL 1
 
 
Learning the Basics
 

Designed to help participants to gain basic aquatic skills and swimming strokes, including the front crawl, breastroke and elementary backstroke. Participants also learn skills and concepts needed to stay safe around water, in addition to those needed to help themselves or others in an aquatic environment.

Adult Swim
LEVEL 2
 
Improving Skills &
Swimming Strokes

 

This level seeks to improve participants' proficiency in basic aquatic skills (including rotary breathing, surface dives and treading) and the six basic swimming strokes - Front Crawl, Back Crawl, Butterfly, Breaststroke, Elementary Backstroke, and Sidestroke. (butterfly may be subject to physical limitations and is optional) Participants also learn skills and concepts needed to stay safe around water, in addition to those needed to help their self or others in an aquatic emergency.

Adult Swim
LEVEL 3
 
Swimming for Fitness
 

This level focuses on refining the participant's stroke and turns for front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, and breaststroke as well as building endurance. (butterfly may be subject to physical limitations and is optional) Participants will also learn skills and concepts needed to be stay safe around water.

6230 Kalamazoo Ave. SE.
Kentwood, MI 49508

Phone: 616 - 698 - 6700 ext. 42335
Fax: 616 - 698 - 3013

Office Hours
Weekdays 7:30 am - 12 pm; 4 pm - 9 pm
Sat & Sun 12 pm - 3pm
(subject to special events, activities, etc.)