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Registrations


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 more than 14 days in advance 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.

Levels

Youth Group Lessons are offered via a graduated curriculum of 3 age categories. Click on the below links to learn about different skill levels for each age:






After a child has completed all the skills for Learn-to-Swim Level 3, they can continue their instruction via KAC's Stroke Academy:

You're never too old to learn something new! The Adult Swim program offers instruction for adults:

Lesson Calendar

You can find the start date and times of upcoming sessions in the calendar below. Each session is 8 classes long whether they are held once or twice a week.

You can track the progress of your student for free via:

Red Cross Swim App

Skill Levels

Parent & Child Aquatics
(6 mo - 3 yr)

Parent and Child

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

Preschool 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

Preschool 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

Preschool 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+)

The American Red Cross 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

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

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

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!



Adult Swim
(Ages 13+)

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

Adult Swim Level 1

Learning the Basics



Designed to help participants to gain basic aquatic skills and swimming strokes, including the front crawl, breaststroke 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

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

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. 42336
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.)