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Adult Aquatics

Water Aerobics

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

This is the standard Red Cross course for pool lifeguard certification. Successful candidates are eligible for employment as pool lifeguards.

Age: 15 & up
Mondays, 6:00-7:30 pm on 3/27, 4/3 & 4/24
Saturdays, 1:00-5:00 pm on 4/22 & 4/29
Sundays, 9:00 am-5:00 pm on 4/23 & 4/30

Fee: Members: $250, Non-members: $300

Swim America Instructor Training

Through classroom work and practical applications in the pool; you will learn how to teach non-swimmers from three years old and up how to swim. Successful completion of this course will entitle you to work in the school-age lesson program. If you love kids and considering a future of working with young people, this is a perfect opportunity. No previous experience required.

Age: 14 & up
Sundays, 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Feb. 19 & Mar. 5
Fee: Members: $75, Non-members: $100

Aqua Energizer

A class for people of all ages and activity levels. The focus is on working the body, mind, and spirit via simple and engaging exercises that make the most out of how water can both free and support our whole selves. Class begins with a 20 minute warm-up in the shallow end followed by a twenty-minute blast of faster-paced aerobic exercises. The class finishes in the deep end working with flotation devices. People are encouraged to work at their own pace and adjust any of the exercises to meet their own needs. This class is friendly, dynamic, and really fun!For the experienced aqua exercise enthusiast, this class will deliver a vigorous workout. Designed for people of intermediate to advanced ability

Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Aqua Magic

Watch as your aches and pains disappear like magic in this fun, energizing workout! Regardless of your fitness level, you will leave the pool feeling refreshed, relaxed, and ready for your day. This class utilizes the deep and shallow ends of the pool and includes both a cardio element and postural exercises designed to improve your balance and flexibility. Channel your inner Esther Williams and let the magic of the water work on you!

Fridays, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Move Like Water

Moving to music we jump, shake, stretch, balance, shimmy, smile, glide, flutter, jog, breathe, socialize, and relax, all in the healing field of water!!  Yogic and Qi Gong practices are also employed.  The class congregates in shallow water as well as deep water where noodles are used as props.  All are welcome!  Come immerse yourself into water's magic!!

Thursdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Wild Water Workout

Enjoy a full hour of total body exercise as we explore the benefits of working out in the water.  We start with a warm-up, followed by 30 minutes of cardio in the shallow end to get our hearts pumping while supporting our bone health with gentle impact running and bouncing.  The last 30 minutes of class are spent in the deep end using flotation devices and working on muscle-specific exercises that benefit from the water's resistance.  We work both sets of all opposing muscle groups all while strengthening our core.  This class is fun, social, open to all levels, and encourages participants to work at their own pace.

Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Water Wellness

A gentle aqua aerobics class that will help strengthen your body AND soul! For adults who are looking to get back in shape.

Mondays,  & Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m -12:00 p.m.

The Pace Makers Master's Swim Club

This ongoing program is open to adults who like to swim! From dedicated fitness swimmers to competitive athletes, experience the motivation of swimming with other people who are as excited about swimming as you. No pre-registration required, just show up to practice and enjoy.

Age: 19 & up
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00-7:00 pm & Saturdays, 9:00-10:00 am
Master’s Swim Passbook: Book of 25 for $250.

Private Swim Lessons

For people who would like to utilize our expert instructional staff on an individual basis, private lessons can be arranged through Bill Meier at 413-528-7776.

Private Lesson Fees:
Members: $40 per half-hour; Non-members: $50 per half-hour
Discounted package rates available!