Aquatics & Swim

Child Learn-to-Swim (6-11 years)

Swim Registration

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.

Summer 2018 Sessions

Mondays–Fridays | 4:15-5 p.m. or 5:15-6 p.m. | Mabel Lee Hall Pool

  • July 23-August 3 (Registration deadline: July 18)

Registration fee: $50 members, $60 non-members

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

Fall 2018 Sessions

Registration Opens August 1.

Tuesdays & Thursdays | 5:15-6 p.m. or 6:15-7 p.m. | Mabel Lee Hall Pool

  • Sept. 11-Oct. 11 (Registration deadline: Sept. 5)
  • Oct. 30-Dec. 6 (Registration deadline: Oct. 24)

Registration fee: $50 members, $60 non-members

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

Preschool Aquatics (4 and 5 years)

Swim Registration

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 2018 Sessions

Registration Opens August 1.

Tuesdays & Thursdays | 5:15-5:45 p.m. or 6:15-6:45 p.m. | Mabel Lee Hall Pool

  • Sept. 11-Oct. 11 (Registration deadline: Sept. 5)
  • Oct. 30-Dec. 6 (Registration deadline: Oct. 24)

Registration fee: $50 members, $60 non-members

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

Parent + Child Aquatics (6 months-3 years)

Swim Registration

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 2018 Sessions

Registration Opens August 1.

Mondays & Fridays | 6-6:30 p.m. | Mabel Lee Hall Pool

  • Sept. 10-Oct. 12 (Registration deadline: Sept. 5)
  • Oct. 29-Dec. 7 (Registration deadline: Oct. 24)

Registration fee: $35 members, $45 non-members

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

Adult Learn-to-Swim (Over 12 years)

Swim Registration

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 2018 Sessions

Registration Opens August 1.

All lessons held at Mabel Lee Hall Pool

  • Mondays | Sept. 10-Oct. 8 | 6:30-7:15 p.m. (Registration deadline: Sept. 5)
  • Wednesdays | Sept. 12-Oct. 10 | 5:15-6 p.m. (Registration deadline: Sept. 5)
  • Mondays | Oct. 29-Dec. 3 | 6:30-7:15 p.m. (Registration deadline: Oct. 24)
  • Mondays | Oct. 31-Dec. 5 | 5:15-6 p.m. (Registration deadline: Oct. 24)

Registration fee: $29 members, $37 non-members

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

Aqua Fit Classes

Swim Registration

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.

For those interested in attending other fitness classes, this class is also part of the All-Class Pass. The All-Class Pass and Aqua Fit Class are available for purchase at the Campus Recreation Center (CREC), Outdoor Adventures Center (OAC), and Recreation and Wellness Center (RWC) Member Services desks. The All-Class Pass may also be purchased online

Fall 2018 Session

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays | 5:15-6 p.m. | Mabel Lee Hall Pool

  • August 20-December 14

Registration fee: $90 non-members (Aqua Fit included in All-Class Pass for members)

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

Family Swim Night

  • Enjoy the water with your family and friends at Mabel Lee Hall Pool!
  • Last Friday of each month (January-April) | 6:30-9 p.m. | Mabel Lee Hall Pool
  • Free for students and families w/ a current NCard | $10 per family for general public

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

Lifeguarding

The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services personnel take over. 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.

Registration fee: $100 members, $125 non-members (plus a $35 non-refundable fee to the American Red Cross for the online learning component)

Pre-course requirements:

  • Must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this course
  • Attend and successfully complete the mandatory pre-course skills evaluation
  • Complete the online blended learning prior to the first on-site skills session
Classes Offered in Spring 2019

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

Lifeguarding Instructor

Swim Registration

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.

Registration fee: $175 members, $200 non-members (plus a $35 non-refundable fee to the American Red Cross for the online learning component)

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
  • Successfully complete all the online blended learning components prior to the first on-site skills session
Fall 2018 Class

Must attend pre-course skills test and all three in-class dates.

(Registration deadline: Sept. 12)
  • Pre-Course Skill Test:
    • Saturday, Sept. 22 | 9 a.m.-Noon
  • Class dates:
    • Friday, October 15 | 5-10pm
    • Saturday, October 16 | 9am-6pm
    • Sunday, October 17 | 9am-6pm

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

Lifeguarding Review

Swim Registration

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.

Registration fee: $75 members, $100 non-members (plus a $35 non-refundable fee to the American Red Cross for the online learning component)

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
  • Complete the online blended learning prior to the first on-site skills session
Fall 2018 Class

Must attend pre-course skills test and in-class date.

(Registration deadline: Nov. 7)
  • Pre-Course Skill Test:
    • Monday, Nov. 12 | 7-8 pm
  • Class date:
    • Saturday, December 1 | 9am-6pm

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

Water Safety Instructor

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.

Registration fee: $175 members, $200 non-members (plus a $35 non-refundable fee to the American Red Cross for the online learning component)

Pre-course requirements:

  • Must be 16 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this course.
  • Attend and successfully complete the mandatory pre-course skills evaluation
  • Successfully complete all the assigned online blended learning homework assignments during course
Classes Offered in Spring 2019

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



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