Aquatics

Aqua Fit Classes

For beginners to advanced. An amazing workout for your abdominals, thighs, and buttocks. The fast-paced tempo increases your heart rate for fat burning and cardio strength. We'll use water paddles and aqua dumbbells to tone muscles. Combo of shallow & deep-end exercises.

Fall Session: August 21 to December 15

  • Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
  • 5:15-6pm @ MLH Pool
  • Registration fee: $90 for non-members (Members should purchase a $55 All-Class Pass)
  • For more information, email Jess Varlack at jvarlack2@unl.edu
  • Click here to register.

Child Learn-to-Swim

American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim teaches aquatic and personal water safety skills to children (ages 6-11). A skill assessment will be performed on the first day of class to determine individual skill levels. Participants will then build on their basic skills to learn various propulsive movements on the front, back and side. They will learn to refine different strokes and build endurance as the levels increase.

Fall 2017 Sessions:

REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 1

September 12-October 12(Registration deadline: September 6)

October 31-December 7(Registration deadline: October 25)

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays
  • 5:15-6 p.m. or 6:15-7 p.m. @ MLH Pool
  • Registration fee: $50 members, $60 non-members

Spring 2018 Sessions:

REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 2

February 6-March 8(Registration deadline: January 31)

March 27-April 26(Registration deadline: March 21)

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays
  • 5:15-6 p.m. or 6:15-7 p.m. @ MLH Pool
  • Registration fee: $50 members, $60 non-members

For more information, email Jess Varlack at jvarlack2@unl.edu

Parent & Child Aquatics

American Red Cross Parent & Child Aquatics familiarizes children (from ages 6 months to about 3 years) to the water, gives parents safety information, teaches parents techniques to help orient their children to the water and provides direction regarding how to supervise water activities in a responsible manner. The course is not designed to teach children to become good swimmers or to survive in the water on their own. This course is a bonding experience that will fill parents and children with wonderful lifelong memories.

Fall 2017 Sessions:

REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 1

September 11-October 13(Registration deadline: September 6)

October 30-December 8(Registration deadline: October 25)

  • Mondays & Fridays
  • 6-6:30pm @ MLH Pool
  • Registration fee: $35 members, $45 non-members

Spring 2018 Sessions:

REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 2

February 5-March 9(Registration deadline: January 31)

March 26-April 27(Registration deadline: March 21)

  • Mondays & Fridays
  • 6-6:30pm @ MLH Pool
  • Registration fee: $35 members, $45 non-members

For more information, email Jess Varlack at jvarlack2@unl.edu

Preschool Aquatics

American Red Cross Preschool Aquatics promotes the developmentally appropriate learning of fundamental water safety and aquatic skills for young children (ages 4 and 5). Skills categories include water entry and exit, breath control, buoyancy, changing direction and position, swim on front and back, and water safety. This course will prepare children to swim in the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim courses.

Fall 2017 Sessions:

REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 1

September 12-October 12(Registration deadline: September 6)

October 31-December 7(Registration deadline: October 25)

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays
  • 5:15-5:45pm @ MLH Pool
  • Registration fee: $50 members, $60 non-members

Spring 2018 Sessions:

REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 2

February 6-March 8(Registration deadline: January 31)

March 27-April 28(Registration deadline: March 21)

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays
  • 5:15-5:45pm @ MLH Pool
  • Registration fee: $50 members, $60 non-members

For more information, email Jess Varlack at jvarlack2@unl.edu

Adult Learn-to-Swim

American Red Cross Adult Swim courses are intended for older teens and adults wishing to improve their knowledge of, and skill in, the water. Adult Swim offers three options to meet specific needs and interests—Learning the Basics, Improving Skills and Swimming Strokes, and Swimming for Fitness.

Fall 2017 Sessions:

REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 1

September 13-October 11(Registration deadline: September 6)

November 1-December 6(Registration deadline: October 25)

  • Wednesdays
  • 5:15-6pm @ MLH Pool
  • Registration fee: $24 members, $32 non-members

Spring 2018 Sessions:

REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 2

February 7-March 7(Registration deadline: January 31)

March 28-April 25(Registration deadline: March 21)

  • Wednesdays
  • 5:15-6pm @ MLH Pool
  • Registration fee: $24 members, $32 non-members

For more information, email Jess Varlack at jvarlack2@unl.edu

Lifeguarding Instructor

The purpose of the instructor course is to train instructor candidates to teach the Red Cross Lifeguarding, Shallow Water Lifeguarding, Waterfront Skills, Waterpark Skills, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers, Administering Emergency Oxygen and Bloodborne Pathogens Training: Preventing Disease Transmission courses and/or modules. Instructor candidates will also become familiar with Junior Lifeguarding, Lifeguard Management, Safety Training for Swim Coaches and Basic Water Rescue. This course is offered as a blended learning course. Blended learning combines online learning with on-site skills sessions where participants will practice skills and demonstrate competency.

  • Pre-course requirements:
    • Must be 17 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this course.
    • Possess a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding/FA/CPR/AED certificate or an equivalent certificate from another organization.
    • Attend and successfully complete the mandatory pre-course skills evaluation: Monday, October 30 at 7pm in MLH pool
    • Successfully complete all the online blended learning components prior to the first on-site skills session scheduled for Friday, November 10 at 7 p.m.
  • November 10-12
  • Friday-Sunday
  • Friday 7-10 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. & Sunday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Registration fee: $290 members, $315 non-members (plus a $35 non-refundable fee to the American Red Cross for the online learning components)
  • Registration deadline: Wednesday, October 25
  • Click here to view and register for upcoming classes.
  • For more information, email Jess Varlack at jvarlack2@unl.edu

Lifeguarding Review

The purpose of the Lifeguarding Review course is to give currently certified lifeguards the opportunity recertify by reviewing the course content within a formal course setting. This course is offered as a blended learning course. Blended learning combines online learning with on-site skills sessions where participants will practice skills and demonstrate competency.

  • Pre-course requirements:
    • Must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this course.
    • Possess a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding/FA/CPR/AED certificate
    • Attend and successfully complete the mandatory pre-course skills evaluation: Monday, November 13 at 7 p.m. in MLH pool
    • Complete the online blended learning prior to the first on-site skills session scheduled for December 2 at 9 a.m.
  • Saturday, December 2
  • 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Registration fee: $125 members, $175 non-members (plus a $35 non-refundable fee to the American Red Cross for the online learning components)
  • Registration deadline: Wednesday, November 8
  • Click here to view and register for upcoming classes.
  • For more information, email Jess Varlack at jvarlack2@unl.edu


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