Swimming Classes & Events (Winter/Spring)

Swimming_Classes_and_Events

Try Scuba

Come join us in trying out Scuba! If you have always wanted to know what it is like to scuba dive, come try it out in our pool. No pre-registration required. There will be Certified scuba dive instructors from STC Dive Center. You will be given a brief tutorial and then suited up to try scuba diving in our pool. Must be at least 10 years of age. All minors must have a parent and/or guardian present to participate. Maximum of 12 people per time slot. No registration required. First come, first serve.

DATE

TIME

Cost

Saturday, January 25

5-7 PM OR 7-9 PM

$8 per block of time

Scuba Class

This 7 week course will teach you proper care of equipment, mask and snorkel clearing, assembling of scuba equipment, regulator clearing, octopus breathing, basic diver rescue and more. Upon completion of this course there is an open water diving experience required to become fully certified. This is scheduled after the course is completed or a referral letter can be issued. After completing all classes and the open water requirements, you will receive a Scuba Educators International (SEI) certification. Minimum age: 10 years. Mask, fin, and snorkel are required for the class. Certified Instructors will be provided by STC Dive Center. Textbook is included in price.

Registration Deadline: One week before the start of the class.

Session

day

TIME

fee

Jan. 13 - Feb. 24

Mondays

6-9 PM

$400

Mar. 30 - May 11

Mondays

6-9 PM

$400

Kayak 101

Join a Polk County Conservation Naturalist to learn the basics of recreational kayaks. Kayaking is a popular and growing sport. It's a great way to enjoy the outdoors and get some exercise at the same time. We'll shake off the winter blues with plenty of paddling time in the pool. A short discussion about equipment and technique will take place before hitting the water. Locker rooms are available for changing into clothes that can get wet. Pre-registration is required at www.leadingyououtdoors.org. Register early for the limited number of spots available. Life jackets, paddles, and kayaks provided. Minimum age of 12 to participate.

DATE

TIME

Cost

Saturday, February 8

6 - 8 PM

$25

Registration through www.leadingyououtdoors.org.

Battle of the Snow Boat Races

Come join us in a fun way to battle the snow with races on provided inflatable snowboats using snowshovel paddles.

DATE

TIME

Cost

Saturday, February 22

1- 4 PM

$5

Cost is per person entering the pool area; free for annual pass holders.

Josh the Baby Otter Water Safety Program

Join us for a 30 – minute, fun and educational water safety presentation geared for children ages 3-6 years. The children will learn three basics for staying safe in and around the water 1) tell an adult whenever you are near water 2) always swim with a buddy 3) learn to float. Every child will receive a free coloring book and sticker. Josh the Baby Otter will make an appearance. While the children are learning, the parents will have their own free water safety presentation. They will learn why it is so important to watch children while swimming and what real drowning looks like. To sign up and learn more, visit www.urbandalelibrary.org.

Session

Time

Location

fee

Friday, March 13

10:00 - 10:30 AM

Urbandale Library

FREE

Saturday, March 14

10:00 - 10:30 AM

Urbandale Library

FREE

Carnival Time During Spring Break!

We will have a LARGE inflatable slide to enter the water, along with carnival games and prizes. Note: no group rates available this date.

DATE

TIME

Cost

Wednesday, March 18

1- 4 PM & 7-8:30PM

$6

Cost is per person entering the pool area; only $1 for annual pass holders.

Spring Break Festivities

In addition to the regular days and times, public recreational swim will be 1:00-4:00 PM throughout the week.

DATE

TIME

Cost

March 16, 17, 19 & 20

1- 4 PM

$5

Cost is per person entering the pool area; free for annual pass holders.

Egg Dive

Join us for the Annual Egg Dive! This has become very popular in Urbandale. Children will be divided in age groups to dive for colored eggs in the pool. Each egg will be turned in for a prize! The event will begin with the youngest age group and continue until all age groups have participated.

DATE

TIME

Cost

Saturday, April 11

1:30 PM

$6

Cost is per person entering the pool area; only $1 for annual pass holders.

April Pool's Day

Join us for jokes, pranks and fun for April Fool's Day!

DATE

TIME

Cost

Wednesday, April 1

7- 8:30 PM

$5

Cost is per person entering the pool area; free for annual pass holders.

Human Ball Day

Come step into our large inflatable ball and walk, roll or run on top of the water! Not recommended for children under the age of 5 years.

DATE

TIME

Cost

Saturday, May 9

1-4 PM

$5

Cost is per person entering the pool area; free for annual pass holders.

Water Safety Instructor Class

This class is an American Red Cross course designed to teach you how to teach swimming lessons, and give you hands-on experience to better prepare you for a successful teaching experience. Pre-requisites: Be at least 16 years of age, maintain a position on your back for 1 minute, tread water for 1 minute, and demonstrate the following skills, 25 yards to a level 4 ability front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, and 15 yards butterfly. There is an approximately 10 hour online section to this class that will need to be completed, and completion certification presented to the instructor at the beginning of the first day to continue in the class. The information for the online section will be sent via email to the participant 1 week prior to the first day of class. Certification of this course will allow you to teach swimming lessons as an employee of the Urbandale Pool. Price includes all books and materials for the class. Minimum 4, Maximum 10.

Registration Deadline: One week before the start of the class.

Session

day

TIME

fee

Mar. 14 – Mar. 16

Sat., Sun., Mon.

9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

$200

Lifeguarding Instructor and Instructor Trainer Review Course

This review class is for current lifeguard Instructors/Instructor Trainers. The class is designed to update you on material, practice, polish and improve upon skills to ensure quality instruction for American Red Cross lifeguard classes. This course will not renew your basic lifeguard certification. Minimum 4, Maximum 10.

Registration Deadlines: One week prior to start

of the class.

Session

day

TIME

fee

March 7

Saturday

8 AM-5 PM

$125

Lifeguard Class

This class is an American Red Cross course which upon completion will certify you for lifeguarding, lifeguarding first aid and professional CPR. These are all the certifications needed to become a lifeguard. Pre-requisites: Must be 15 years of age by the end of the course, swim 300 yards continuously (using front crawl, breaststroke or combination of both; goggles can be worn), tread water using only legs for 2 minutes, and start in the water and swim 20-yards (no goggles allowed) surface dive 10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound brick, return to the surface and swim back 20 yards on back while both hands are on the object, and exit the pool without using a ladder within 1 minute, 40 seconds. There is 7.5 hours of online training that will need to be completed PRIOR to the start of this class. A copy of the completion certification will need to be presented at the beginning of the first day of class to continue in the class. Once you have enrolled and registration for the class has closed (one week prior to the first day of class), information will be sent via email to access the online training section of this course. Individuals will need to successfully pass online section, written exams, and in-person skills to be certified. Minimum 4, Maximum 10.

Registration Deadline: One week prior to the start of the class.

Session

day

TIME

fee

Mar. 20, 21, & 22

Fri., Sat., & Sun.

Fri: 4-8 PM

Sat, Sun: 8AM-5PM

$200

Lifeguard Review Class

This is an American Red Cross class for renewing your current lifeguard certification. All participants must have a current American Red Cross lifeguard certification. Minimum 4, Maximum 10.

Registration Deadline: One week prior to the start of the class.

Session

day

TIME

fee

March 28

Saturday

8AM-6PM

$100

Lifeguard Instructor Class

This is an American Red Cross class to be able to instruct lifeguard classes for the American Red Cross. Pre-requisites for the class are: at least 17 years of age and have current Amrican Red Cross lifeguard certification. After the registration deadline, information will be emailed to you to do the following prior to class; successfully complete an online orientation to the Red Cross, lifeguarding instructor pre-course exam, pre-course session and orientation to lifeguarding course. Minimum 4, Maximum 10.

Registration Deadlines: Two weeks prior to start of the class, due to the pre-course online homework that will need to be completed prior to the start of the class.

Session

day

TIME

fee

March 17 & 19

Tues. & Thurs.

7 AM - 6 PM

$275

Adult Learn To Swim

This class is designed for adults who want to either learn to swim or better their swimming skills. It is individualized. The instructor will spend time with each adult learner and give them things to practice while assisting other adult learners. Adults may partner up to assist each other through the class, so bring a friend. Friend will need to pay daily admission fee. Minimum 5; Maximum 10.

Registration Deadlines: One week before the start of the class.

Session

day

TIME

fee

Jan. 4 – Jan. 25

Saturdays

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

$50

Feb. 29 – Mar. 21

Saturdays

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

$50

Mar. 28 – April 18

Saturdays

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

$50

Low Impact Senior Water Exercise Class

This class is designed to increase range of motion, strength, balance and flexibility without discomfort from weight and gravity on joints and muscles. This is not a cardio class and adjustments will be made for individuals to meet their personal fitness goals. This is a great class to pair with other fitness routines or as a stand-alone class. Participants with annual passes receive a 20% discount off all water fitness classes. Minimum 10; Maximum 20.

Registration Deadline: One week before the start of the class

Session

day

TIME

fee

Jan. 6 – Jan.29

Mon. & Wed.

11 - 11:45 AM

$48

Feb. 3 – Feb. 24*

Mon. & Wed.

11 - 11:45 AM

$42

Mar. 2 – Mar. 30*

Mon. & Wed.

11 - 11:45 AM

$48

Apr. 1 – Apr. 29

Mon. & Wed.

11 - 11:45 AM

$54

May 4 – May 27*

Mon. & Wed.

11 - 11:45 AM

$42

*No class: February 26, March 4, May 25

Cardio. Senior Water Exercise Class

Participants will need to complete the low impact Senior Water Exercise class and/or have instructor approval to register. This class is designed with the active senior in mind. The class will have some cardiovascular workout designed to individual’s current fitness level, as well as improve flexibility, full range of motion, balance, strength and endurance. Participants with annual passes receive a 20% discount off all water fitness classes. Minimum 10; Maximum 20.

Registration Deadline: One week before the start of the class

Session

day

TIME

fee

Jan. 2 – Jan. 30

Tues. & Thurs.

11 – 11:45 AM

$54

Feb. 4 - Feb. 25*

Tues. & Thurs.

11 – 11:45 AM

$42

Mar. 3 – Mar. 31*

Tues. & Thurs.

11 – 11:45 AM

$48

Apr. 2 – Apr. 30

Tues. & Thurs.

11 – 11:45 AM

$54

May 5 – May 28

Tues. & Thurs.

11 – 11:45 AM

$48

*No class: February 27, March 5

Deep Water Toning

This unique form of exercise takes place in the deep end of the pool. Water belts are worn to assist you in maintaining the proper position while exercising in deep water. This class takes high intensity interval training to deeper waters to add challenge without impact, effectively targeting both cardio and core. The water adds unique resistance to achieve body sculpting and muscle conditioning. Participants with annual passes receive a 20% discount off all water fitness classes. Minimum 10; maximum 20.

Registration Deadline: One week before the start of the class.

Session

day

TIME

fee

Jan. 6 – Jan. 29

Mon. & Wed.

5 - 5:45 PM

$48

Feb. 3 – Feb. 26

Mon. & Wed.

5 - 5:45 PM

$48

Mar. 2 – Mar. 30

Mon. & Wed.

5 - 5:45 PM

$54

Apr. 1 – Apr. 29

Mon. & Wed.

5 - 5:45 PM

$54

May 4 – May 27*

Mon. & Wed.

5 - 5:45 PM

$42

*No class: May 25

Session

day

TIME

fee

Jan. 6 – Jan.29

Mon. & Wed.

6 - 6:45 PM

$48

Feb. 3 – Feb. 26

Mon. & Wed.

6 - 6:45 PM

$48

Mar. 2 – Mar. 30

Mon. & Wed.

6 - 6:45 PM

$54

Apr. 1 – Apr. 29

Mon. & Wed.

6 - 6:45 PM

$54

May 4 – May 27*

Mon. & Wed.

6 - 6:45 PM

$42

*No class: May 25

Shallow Water Aerobics

This is a challenging workout in the water approximately chest deep. The routine will offer a variety of different techniques such as weight resistance, drag equipment, cardio and strength endurance. The level of calorie burning, weight loss/fat burning, strength endurance and cardiorespiratory workout will vary depending on level of exercise and technique. Participants with annual passes receive a 20% discount off all water fitness classes. Minimum 10; Maximum 25.

Registration Deadline: One week before the start of the class.

Session

day

TIME

fee

Jan. 2 – Jan. 30

Tues. & Thurs.

5 - 5:45 PM

$54

Feb. 4 – Feb. 27

Tues. & Thurs.

5 - 5:45 PM

$48

Mar. 3 – Mar. 31

Tues. & Thurs.

5 - 5:45 PM

$54

Apr. 2 – Apr. 30

Tues. & Thurs.

5 - 5:45 PM

$54

May 5 – May 28

Tues. & Thurs.

5 - 5:45 PM

$48

Session

day

TIME

fee

Jan. 2 – Jan. 30

Tues. & Thurs.

6 - 6:45 PM

$54

Feb. 4 – Feb. 27

Tues. & Thurs.

6 - 6:45 PM

$48

Mar. 3 – Mar. 31

Tues. & Thurs.

6 - 6:45 PM

$54

Apr. 2 – Apr. 30

Tues. & Thurs.

6 - 6:45 PM

$54

May 5 – May 28

Tues. & Thurs.

6 - 6:45 PM

$48

Balance Board Fitness

This is a new and exciting class that will be a tremendous workout on the water. Involving stabilization, endurance, strength & fun! This safe and fun workout is designed to grow core and joint stabilization, improve your over-all fitness level, and burn calories. Workouts will vary from High Intensity Interval Training, Core Workout, Pilates & Yoga! Holding a Yoga pose on top of the water will challenge your focus, strength, core and stability. Lose the pose and fall in the water! Pilates on a balance board in the pool takes it to the next level. Intervals involve squats, lunges, rows and more at a higher performance level than on land or water. Participants with annual passes receive a 20% discount off all water fitness classes. Minimum 5, Maximum 10.

Registration Deadline: One week before the start of the class.

Session

day

TIME

fee

Jan. 6 – Jan. 29

Mon. & Wed.

7:15 - 8 PM

$48

Feb. 3 – Feb. 26

Mon. & Wed.

7:15 - 8 PM

$48

Mar. 2 – Mar. 30

Mon. & Wed.

7:15 - 8 PM

$54

Apr. 1 – Apr. 29

Mon. & Wed.

7:15 - 8 PM

$54

May 4 – May 27*

Mon. & Wed.

7:15 - 8 PM

$42

*No class: May 25

Bariatric Patient Water Fitness Class

This is a new class designed to fit the needs of patients going through a weight loss and fitness lifestyle change journey. This class will take you from the basics to a full body workout all while having fun. The class is designed to take away the weight of the body and allow you to exercise without pain. Participants will enjoy both cardio and strength training built into the class, both very important in your weight loss

process. This class meets 3 times per week. This is a NO judgement class, all ages (15 and up), all levels / stages of fitness are welcome. You will be with others that are traveling along that same weight loss and fitness journey, developing friendships and support from others. You will work on

balance, range of motion, flexibility, strength, cardiovascular and endurance. Participants with annual passes receive a 20% discount off all water fitness classes. Minimum 5,

Maximum 25.

Registration Deadline: One week before the start of the class.

Session

day

TIME

fee

Jan. 2 – Jan. 30

Tues & Thurs.

Sat.

7-7:45 PM

4-4:45 PM

$78

Feb. 1 – Feb. 29*

Tues & Thurs.

Sat.

7-7:45 PM

4-4:45 PM

$72

Mar. 3 – Mar. 31

Tues & Thurs.

Sat.

7-7:45 PM

4-4:45 PM

$78

Apr. 2 – Apr. 30

Tues & Thurs.

Sat.

7-7:45 PM

4-4:45 PM

$78

May 2 – May 28*

Tues & Thurs.

Sat.

7-7:45 PM

4-4:45 PM

$66

*No class: February 15, May 16, May 30

Preschool Level 1 (Ages 3-5)