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Thank you USA Swimming Foundation for your support!

Adult Learn to Swim was chosen as one of 35 adult programs from the USA Swimming Foundation’s nationwide network of swim lesson providers to receive grant money in early 2023. The USA Swimming Foundation has awarded a total of $647,522 to programs across the country. 

According to the CDC, the risk of drowning in the United States is one out of every ten people. Additionally, 37% of American adults are not capable of swimming the length of the pool, which puts them at risk of being part of the drowning statistic. Adult Learn to Swim is designed to help adults feel comfortable in and around the water. Participants will work with trained instructors, learning how to swim and how to be safe in/around the water. The goal of ALTS is to create a safe and comfortable environment for adults to come and learn to swim.


How to become a Lifeguard

The first step is to get certified with our American Red Cross Lifeguarding Class. Utilizing a blend of online coursework and classroom learning, this class provides entry level participants the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illness until EMS personnel take over. Participation in all classes is required. Upon successful course completion students will then be certified in: 

• First Aid  • AED  • Lifeguarding
• CPR Pro  • BBP  • O2  • Water Park

Register for a Lifeguard Class

Why consider becoming a Kroc Lifeguard?

Becoming a member of The Kroc Center Lifeguard team means joining a team of leaders within The Kroc community. Our committed and responsible team of trained lifeguards maintain a healthy balance between work and play, and take pride in their skills & responsibilities.

Taking a job as a lifeguard can be a great first step toward an entry into the wider medical or civil service fields (e.g., doctor, nurse or EMT). It can also just be a great part-time or full-time job.

The starting wage for a full-time lifeguard is $16 an hour. The Kroc Center will also pay for monthly in-service and other mandatory trainings. Through these trainings, you will fine tune teamwork, polish valuable water safety skills, practice first aid and life-saving skills that you will use for the rest of your life.

Lifeguards perform the following duties:
• Monitor activities
• Observe and provide assistance to swimmers
• Prevent accidents
• Protect life and enforce regulations  
• Control access to pools, cabanas, and lockers 
• Provide first aid when necessary.

Now Hiring Lifeguards

If this path sounds like something you might be interested in, please read the following below and sign up for class to become the newest member of our team!

Lifeguard applicants must be able to demonstrate these abilities:
• American Red Cross Certified
• Swim 300 yards using freestyle/breaststroke
• Retrieve 10 lb. object from bottom of pool and swim 20 yards
• Exit water without use of ladder
• Tread water for 2 minutes without using arms

Employment includes a Free Kroc Membership & Flexible Schedules
Plus it can help you prepare you for almost any career. Including Public Safety & Security, Education & Training, Medicine & Dentistry, Administration & Management, and Customer Service.

Apply to become a Lifeguard

Aquatics at The Kroc 

Whether you're a competitive athlete or just like to wade, we've got something for everyone! What's in store? Well, we've got a top-of-the-line 25yd x 25m Myrtha Technology competition pool, a one-of-a-kind leisure pool, an indoor and outdoor hot tub, a lazy river, and a sundeck. Our Aquatics Department, complete with American Red Cross Certified instructors and coaches are dedicated to providing quality classes and training no matter your age or ability. 

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Benefits of Aquatic Exercise

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BuoyancyThis water property allows people to do exercises that are difficult on land. Depending on the water level you will only be impacting 20-25% of your body weight. No pounding or jarring, just less impact. 
ResistanceThere is continual resistance to every move you make. The water alone offers 12% - 14% more resistance than when you exercise on land. No equipment is necessary to increase strength.  
Heart RateThe hydrostatic pressure of water pushes equally on all body surfaces and helps the heart circulate blood by aiding blood flow back to the heart. This results in lower blood pressure and heart rates during deep-water exercise verses similar exercise on land. Consequently, your heart rate is an estimated 10-15 beats lower per minute during suspended water exercise than for the same effort applied on land. 
Cooling EffectsWater disperses heat more efficiently, so there is less chance of overheating. The water continuously cools the body. Exercise in the water is cooler and more comfortable than it is on land. 

Aquatic Drop-in Group Exercise Schedule

Find the perfect class for your skill level. You also can always adjust your exercise level to match your fitness and capability. Color coding only on desktop view.
 GENTLE: Designed to be easier and the pace is at a slower tempo.
 ACTIVE: Designed to be more energetic, progressive, and challenging.
 HIGH: Designed to be strong and powerful; higher in intensity.

Drop-in classes are free to gold members and day pass users. $4 per class for silver members.
Class size is limited. Looking for land classes? Click here >>

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To reserve your spot click on the class below to complete your registration.

Click below to view all drop in class descriptions

Aqua Med/MS
Taught by instructors who have completed the National MS Society training for fitness professionals, this class can be an excellent resource for those who may have Parkinson’s, Fibromyalgia, MS or are managing other chronic conditions.

Balance and Mobility
Looking for a low impact workout that will improve balance, mobility, coordination and strength. A variety of movements will be used to improve overall mobility & strengthen muscles to perform activities of daily living more easily. This class is perfect for those who struggle with walking independently.

H2-OPE is a fun, community outreach aquatic fitness program for those with special needs. Caregivers will get in the water for the first class. It will be up to the discretion of the instructor if the caregiver needs to be in the water for every session. H2OPE provides an alternatively recreational activity to help meet physical, cognitive and psychosocial needs. The class emphasis is on providing a basic water safety, exercise and games in a fun and non-competitive experience to improve physical & mental health.

Water Flow
This class combines the benefits of Ai Chi, Yoga and Pilates utilizing the constant resistance of water in these fluid movements to focus on building strength, balance, and flexibility.

Aqua Fit
This class is designed to improve flexibility, range of motion, strength, and cardiovascular endurance while using the resistance of the water to cushion the joints.

Aqua Sculpt
A go-at-your-own-pace, low impact, low resistance, non-stop water aerobic workout with cooldown and stretching. Utilizing floating noodles for extra resistance, arm and leg exercises are a joy when paired with the class’s 80’s/contemporary pop and synth remix infused soundtrack. Your instructor will be sure to pump up the volume of this water workout class.

Aqua Zumba
Join the dance, dance, water revolution! This class is a high-energy, steady resistance, cardio water dancing workout. Mixed with elements of boxing, high step, jumping, spinning and high kicking movements, you will be dancing, shouting, and twirling to the 80’s, rock/pop, and Latin infused dance soundtrack in style.

Deep Shallow Combo
This energetic class will take place in both deep and shallow water, while utilizing a variety of equipment. Come experience the fun, variety, and benefits of both depths. 

Deep Water Running
Tired of pounding the pavement? Take the stress off your legs and come run in the water! This class will take you through both high and low cadence deep water running. With no impact on your joints this is a perfect way to cross train for your next road race!

H20 Mash Up
A high resistance, fast paced, full body workout with a focus on core strength, balance, and flexibility. With circuit-style intervals and swim training push plates for high-tension resistance, this workout class will leave you feeling reinvigorated and ready to take on your next challenge.

River Fit
Improve your balance, strength and cardio fitness by exercising with and against the current, utilizing a variety of aquatic exercise equipment.

Total Body
Offload your joints in the deep water while pushing yourself with high intensity intervals, cardio that takes it to the next level, and strength training to target the entire body in one workout. Get the heart pumping and the muscles burning with the added core training of the deep water.

Strength & Intervals
Offering a range of cardiovascular endurance, strengthening exercises and boosting metabolism through exercise sets!

Swim 2.0
SWIM 2.0 melds together swimming and water exercise for a dynamic water workout that strengthens the entire body. If you're looking for the perfect lunch time workout, this class is it! By incorporating conditioning into your swim training, you can increase endurance and intensify your swimming technique. Prerequisite: You must know how to swim. This is not a swimming instruction or skills class. Please contact the Aquatic Program Specialist to inquire about adult swimming lessons.

Tri Swim 
Perfect for both new and seasoned triathletes looking to build endurance in the pool. Athletes, from any sport, will improve cardiovascular fitness, strength, and range of motion. 

Aqua Athletes
This full body workout is designed to take your athletic ability to the next level. Athletes, from any sport, will improve cardiovascular fitness, strength and range of motion.

Aqua Boot Camp
This class will definitely get your heart rate up! High intensity cardio and resistance training pushes you to your limits and help improve your cardiovascular fitness level!

Cardio Blast
Get your cardio on with this fast-paced total body workout. Cardio Blast offers participants a high intensity, low impact training, using a variety of equipment, intervals and more! All fitness levels welcome. 

Deep Water Boot Camp
With a focus on strength and endurance conditioning, everyone will reap the benefits of their hard work in this deep water class. This class accommodates all levels of fitness and challenges everyone individually.

Ever tried kickboxing, or maybe thought it sounded like fun but you weren’t sure about the high impact? Come give it a try in this high intensity, low impact, shallow water class!

Perfect for those looking to cross train in the water. This circuit style class offers multiple stations of high intensity movements, utilizing a mix of exercise combinations and a variety of aquatic equipment.

Power River
Power River is a powerful workout, working both in and out of the current of our river pool area. This is a high intensity workout intended to challenge your cardio, strength and power.

Meet The Kroc Aquatic Instructors

Sayaka Blickenderfer
Aquatic Fitness Coordinator

Teaches: Hydrofighter & Aqua Sculpt

Why The Kroc?
I love working out here and want others to enjoy it in their own way. I didn’t know anything about aquatics group classes before being hired and now I love all the classes and can’t say enough about them and the instructors. I want to share the joy with everyone!


Debbie Bolinger
Aquatic Group Exercise Instructor

Teaches: Aqua Sculpt, Aqua Dance

Why The Kroc?
I have been teaching group exercise classes for many years and have taught a variety of styles; everything from aerobic dance to spinning, aqua aerobics and more recently Aqua Dance. I love the Kroc Center for their strong principles and visions focusing on the community and giving children and our young and old a place to grow and be safe.


Anna Chavis
Lead Swim Instructor, Swim Coach and Aquatic Group Exercise Instructor

Teaches: Group Swim Lessons (all ages), private swim lessons, Kroc Swim Team Coach and H20PE

Why The Kroc?
The water has so many benefits. It has been an honor to teach people of all ages, abilities and needs; how to be safe in and around aquatic environments and how to grow more comfortable and confident in the water. I continue to learn and grow as an instructor with every person I teach.


Julie Chavis
Swim Lesson Instructor/ Aquatic Group Exercise Instructor

Teaches: Deep Water Running, River Fit, Balance and Mobility, Water Wellness, Aqua Bootcamp, H20PE, all levels swim lessons and private lessons

Why The Kroc?
I took a WSI class here hoping to recertify and teach at the Camus Center on the Kalispel reservation, but I got a call asking if I would like to work at The Kroc! It is so nice to have a facility like The Kroc to teach people to swim. I love the 3rd grade swim program! I love teaching swimming and group exercise classes, meeting new people and helping them meet their goals.

Dawnelle Dutton
Aquatic Group Exercise Instructor, Personal Trainer

Teaches: Aqua Fit, Aqua HIIT, Total Body Conditioning, Aqua Bootcamp

Why The Kroc?
I have 20 years of experience in teaching fitness classes. While I taught as a K-12 physical education teacher where I taught High School aerobics and weight training for all grade levels. I have always worked for gyms teaching BOSU, TRX, Step, strength training, and water aerobics as an addition to my teaching in public schools. I chose to apply at The Kroc center because I was already a member and truly enjoyed the people within the center. Most of all I was drawn to the organization because of its Christ-centered approach and foundation that I personally share with them.


Ryan Dutton
Aquatic Group Exercise Instructor

Teaches: Aqua Athlete

Why The Kroc?
I’m blessed to be able to use my extensive training and experience in fitness and professional sports to grow God’s kingdom! The Kroc center offers me an opportunity to develop godly relationships via their core principles. I love the inclusion of family here at The Kroc with programs for all of my children, and not to mention the chance to work alongside my wife!


Chelsey Hatch
Aquatic Group Exercise Instructor

Teaches: Aqua Sculpt

Why The Kroc?
I've had a strong passion for group fitness and recreation for as long as I can remember, it is a huge part of my life. While I LOVE teaching fitness, what brought me to the KROC was the desire to be part of a connected and loving community. I wanted to work at a place where my two kiddos can have the opportunity to experience fitness and recreation in such a welcoming environment. If you see me around, please stop and say hi!.

Dianne Kelley
Aquatic Group Exercise Instructor, Wellness Coach

Teaches: Water Dance, River Fit

Why The Kroc?
I started my fitness journey to recover from back surgery and to keep healthy. Being at The Kroc has helped me discover my passion to encourage others to get healthy. I find inspiration in seeing others become the best version of themselves.

Sondra Rockvam
Aquatic Group Exercise Instructor

Teaches: River Fit, Aqua Fit, and Aqua Bootcamp

Why The Kroc?
I love the environment and community at The Kroc! IT’s such a blessing to be a part of this great community. Thank you all for being a part of it. I really enjoy teaching aquatic group fitness and look forward to seeing you in class!

Diane Harrell
Aquatic Group Exercise Instructor

Teaches: River Fit and Water Flow

Why The Kroc?

What a unique opportunity for me to be able to use my God given talents and abilities as part of a dedicated team with the common goal of serving others. It provides me joy and fulfillment to be active and creative while connecting with people… helping them where they are.

I spent many of my formative years in the south and those experiences also influence who I am today. Y’all come say “Hello” and join us.

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