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The Kroc Swim Academy takes the water safety skills and developmental progression of traditional Red Cross swim lessons and molds them into a more streamlined, user friendly program. We now offer all levels at the same time to provide more flexibility and have removed age requirements allowing your child to progress based on skill development. The Kroc Swim Team now serves as the capstone for the academy and incorporates the skills traditionally taught in levels 4 and 5.
Not sure what level to sign up for? Give us a call at 208.763.0657 to schedule your free swim assessment. Fridays 3PM or 5:30PM by appointment only.
• Check in to your class at The Kroc front desk, and then find the Swim Lesson table in the Cove Pool. Remember to bring a towel!
• At the end of the set of lessons, your Instructor will recommend the appropriate class level for the next set of lessons. Class levels are frequently repeated to allow students to master skills and feel successful before moving on to a new level.
Aqua Tots is a true beginner’s class designed to introduce parents and children to key skills that will increase water comfort and awareness in a pool and at home. Participants will focus on water response and developmental behaviors that can occur in the water. The goal is to teach parents and children what can be expected as the children begin to understand body movement in the water. Class fee includes parent and child enrollment. Please enroll the parent participant. Average age is 6 months to 3 years.
The Beginner Level is the precursor to our level system. It is designed for the child’s first lesson away from mom and dad with the goal of becoming comfortable in the water. Average age 3–5. Required skills for next level: Blowing bubbles, front and back float, swim 2 body lengths with assistance.
Intermediate Level is a basic water introduction course for those children who are more independent. Being comfortable in the water is the main goal. Things such as blowing bubbles, submerging the head, and floating will be taught. Most skills will be done with assistance. Average age 3–5. Required skills for next level: Submerging face in water, front and back float, front and back glide.
Level 1 teaches the basic fundamentals of swimming. Fear of the water, both deep and shallow, is overcome. It lays a foundation for skills such as floating, front and back streamline, and introducing basic arm and leg actions. Average age 4–6. Required skills for next level: Floating face down, gliding on front and back, swimming from back to front.
In Level 2 the child gains independence in the water. The basic concepts of swimming are introduced with Freestyle and Backstroke. Average age 4–7. Required skills for next level: Comfortable swimming on front and rolling over for breathing, backstroke, elementary backstroke.
In level 3, the child begins to learn rotary breathing and stamina is increased as well as the basics of Breaststroke and Butterfly. By this level the child is fully comfortable in the water, moving freely by themselves, in both deep and shallow water. Average age 5–9. Required skills for next level: Swim 15 yards freestyle, 15 yards backstroke, treading water 30 seconds, dolphin kick.
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AQUATIC PARTNER COACHING: AGES 3+
Single / 45 Min Lesson / Gold: $20 / Public & Silver $25
Package of 5 / 45 Min Lessons / Gold: $80 / Public & Silver $100
All Prices are per person
Partner training will allow you and your partner to work with a Kroc Coach to reach your goals. Training partners must be found prior to scheduling. To schedule, call 208.763.0657
PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS: YOUTH & ADULT, AGES 3+
Whether novice or advanced, our coaches can help you or your child achieve your aquatic goals. Register Online.
AQUATIC PERSONAL COACHING: ONE ON ONE YOUTH & ADULT, AGES 3+
Single / 45 Min Lessons / Gold: $28 / Public & Silver $35
Package of 5 / 45 Min Lessons / Gold: $112 / public & Silver $140
Take your love of the water to the next level. Work one-on-one with a qualified coach to reach your goals. From bubble blowing to stroke refinement and aquatic cross training, we have you covered. Our highly trained coaches will provide individualized trainings while motivating and supporting you in your journey to aquatic health and wellness. To schedule, call 208.763.0657.
24 hour notice required for coaching cancellations. If less than 24 hour notice is provided, it may result in loss of lesson. No refunds will be given for remaining unused sessions 90 days after purchase date.
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The Kroc Center will be closing early on Sunday, September 15 at 5PM for an All Staff Training Event. The Cove Pool & Indoor Hot Tubs will close at 3PM, the Comp Pool & Outdoor hot Tubs will close at 4:30PM
Each day, dozens of classes are offered for all ages, interests and abilities. Find the right class for you today! LEARN MORE ABOUT KROC CLASSES
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This guide is the place to look for a variety of one-day and weekly classes.
All classes are open to the public.
The Kroc Center offers a variety of group exercise classes–both on land, and in water!
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• Evaluate your child’s swim ability and choose a class level, date and time from the calendar below. Register at the front desk or online.