The City of Powell will be periodically offering American Red Cross Lifeguarding. This certification is necessary to be employed as a Lifeguard at the Powell Aquatic Center. If you are interested, please call to be added to an interest list.
The American Red Cross Lifeguard Training is a professional, state of the art course that leads to certification in Lifeguard Training, First Aid, and CPR for the Professional Rescuer. This course will equip participants with the skills and technical knowledge to become effective members of an aquatic facility team. The training is $145.
Pre-Requisite Swim Test is required to continue course: you must be able to swim 300 meters: 100 front crawl, 100 breaststroke, and 100 of either front crawl or breaststroke. Then swim 20 meters using either front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive at least 10 feet, retrieve a 10 pound brick, swim back 20 meters to the starting point with the brick and exit the water without a ladder or steps within 1 minute 40 seconds. Tread water using only your legs for 2 minutes. Minimum age requirement is 15 years. (Minimum 3 participants)
February 4th at 6pm - Prerequisite swim test and schedule planning
Deadline to register is Friday, February 1st
To Register for the next Lifeguarding course, contact us by email or 754-0639.
Red Cross Courses
CPR and First Aid April 13th
Deadline to sign up is April 5th
Become certified in CPR and/or First Aid.
This is a blended learning course with an on-line and in-class session. You must complete the on-line portion prior to attending the in-class session.
Cost is: $35 per certification
If you prefer to not to a blended learning, the cost will be $90 and will be scheduled on instructor availability.
Safety Training for Swim Coaches
If you are interested please contact us at 754-0639 or by email.
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers
If are interested, please contact us at 754-0639 or by email.
Powell Aquatic Center Swim Lessons
April 8th - 18th
Level 1: 4:00 - 4:40pm
Level 2: 4:45 - 5:25pm
Level 3: 4:45 - 5:25pm
Cost: Members $40, Non-Members $45
Registration Deadline is the Friday prior to the first lesson.
All of the Powell Aquatic swim lessons include a combination of stroke work and water safety. Powell Aquatic swim lesson levels are equivalent to Red Cross Swim Lesson levels.
Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills
Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills
Level 3: Stroke Development
Level 4: Stroke Improvement
Level 5: Stroke Refinement
Level 6: Competitive Swimming & Fundamentals of Diving
Private & Semi Private Lessons are available year round.
This class is designed for children ages 6 months - 3 years just starting out in lessons. The child's parent or guardian will also be in the water to help them get comfortable in the water.
May 6, 8, 13, 15 (MW) 4pm-4:30
Cost Members $30, Non-Members $35
Turtles & Fishes:
A first time opportunity for the child to take swimming lessons without their parent or guardian in the water with them. This class focus is on teaching basic water skills and safety in the water. The child must be able to separate from their parents or guardians and remain comfortable in the water.
Turtles: is designed for the young beginners. Children learn the basic water skills of breath control, bubble blowing, floating, and kicking, along with basic beginner strokes.
April 8, 10, 15, 17 (MW) 4pm-4:30
Cost Members $30, Non-Members $35
Fishes: is Pre-Level 1, and is for children who are already comfortable in the water. Students learn to retrieve objects underwater, and perform supported glides and floats, along with learning strokes for freestyle and backstroke.
April 9, 11, 16, 18 (TTh) 4pm-4:30
Cost Members $30, Non- Members $35
Deadline to sign up for all courses is the Friday before class is scheduled to start.
Morning Aerobics Hour:
is an aerobics class based on water aerobic exercises from CDs produced by aerobic trainers and takes place in shallow water so no swimming ability is needed.
Monday - Friday 5:30 am - 6:30 am (Time changed from printed time in brochure on 10/10/16)
Cost of admission
Walking or Swimming Challenge:
Join the walking or swimming challenge today to help push yourself to walk or swim more each month. Your progress is posted at the end of the month.