2017 Aquatics Programs
Samford Pool opens for Early Bird Recreation Swim and Early Bird Swim Lessons on May 1, 2017. The summer pool season officially opens on Saturday, May 27 at Samford Pool and on Monday, May 29 at Drake Pool. The summer pool season ends at the end of the day on Sunday, October 1, 2017.
Auburn City Swim Lessons
Auburn Parks and Recreation offers swim lessons for all ages. All lessons are taught by certified swim instructors, with six levels of instruction offered during the months of May and June. In order to register for a level, the participant must provide proof of certification for the previous level OR be able to effectively complete all skills required of the previous level. Evaluations of participants will take place on the first day of class. Levels are listed below with recommended ages. Ages are strictly for guidance. Participants will be classified by skills, not necessarily age. Registration for swim lessons begins on Monday, March 6 at the Harris Center. All City-sponsored group swim lessons cost $40/participant. The Harris Center is open weekdays from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and is located at 425 Perry Street in Auburn.
Auburn Diving: Learn to Dive
Beginner to advanced diving lessons taught by Jeff Shaffer, Auburn University diving coach and a veteran of the sport with over 30 years of coaching experience. This program offers structured lessons and skill progressions for the basic dives and flips. Students should be prepared to jump, flip, flop, fly and have fun! All new participants must register with the Amateur Athletic Union ($14 for a one year membership). Session I Beginning Diving classes will be taught on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon - 1 p.m. beginning Monday, June 12 and ending Thursday, June 22. Session II Beginning Diving classes will be taught on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon - 1 p.m. beginning Monday, July 10 and ending Thursday, July 20. Session I Advanced Diving classes will be held from noon - 1 p.m. beginning Monday, June 5 and ending Thursday, June 15. Session II Advanced Diving classes will be held from noon - 1 p.m. beginning Monday, July 24 and ending Thursday, August 3. The days Advanced Diving will be held is to be determined.
For more information, please contact Jeff Shaffer at (334) 887 - 2818.
Water Workout for Women
Beat the heat and get in shape! All fitness levels can benefit from Water Workout, a fun class designed to improve muscle tone, flexibility and heart and lung capacity. Because this is a low impact workout, stress to joints is minimized. A variety of equipment will be utilized, including but not limited to: kickboards, water dumb bells and noodles. Bring your own or use ours! All exercises are performed to music in water that is 4 - 5 feet deep. Participants are encouraged to wear inexpensive water shoes to protect their feet while jogging in the water. Swimming ability is not required and life vests are available.
Learn to enjoy the other two-thirds of our planet! Enjoy the action-packed sport of scuba diving. Classes are taught through Adventure Sports. Equipment (air tanks, regulators, buoyancy compensator - B.C.'s, air fills) is provided through Adventure Sports. Students must provide personal gear for class: masks, fins, weight belt and textbook packet. All items are available at Adventure Sports. The cost for class is $225 per participant (includes online textbooks) - payable to Adventure Sports - and open water certification dives to Florida are extra. Classes are held on Tuesdays from 6 - 9 p.m. at Samford Pool (with some classes at Auburn University). Participants must be age 12 or older. For more information, please contact Adventure Sports at (334) 887 - 8005 or email@example.com.
Swimming For Fitness
Do you want to get in shape while having a fun workout environment? Have a triathlon you're training for? Swimming for Fitness provides both! Participants will be led through swimming workouts designed to promote health and wellness, while teaching about the benefits of this lifetime sport. This class is designed for adults/participants age 16 or older with basic swimming skills. The instructor will complete swimming evaluations on the first day of class to develop workout plans for the class as a whole, as well as for individuals. Instructor is a USA Swimming certified coach and will help participants develop their endurance and swimming technique. Kickboards will be provided. Participants must provide their own goggles, swim cap (if desired), pull buoy, and fins (optional). Class days and times are to be determined. Please check back with us in March. For more information, please contact Whitney Morris at (334) 501 - 2948 or firstname.lastname@example.org.