Youth Programs

Junior Lifeguarding Program 

Join us for our favorite lifeguarding summer camp!

Get American Red Cross CPR, First-Aid and AED certified. Learn what it takes to become a professional lifeguard and have fun while doing it! Participants must be 10-14 years old to take the class and participate in the Junior Lifeguarding Program. 

Course Dates & Times: 

June 14th - June 18th  from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Cost: 

$100 Full Class, $60 Re-Cert 

For more information, call (775) 423-7091 or stop by 333 Sheckler Road, Fallon, NV.

Aquatic Center Swimming Lessons

Summer Swimming Lessons are $30.00 a session (25 minute lesson, twice a week for 3 weeks). 

* Registration for Summer Swimming Lessons - July 19th - July 30th *

Taught by our American Red Cross Lifeguards
Assisted by our Junior Lifeguard Interns

Your child can learn water safety and improve swimming strokes for recreational and competitive swimming year round. Churchill County Aquatic Center offers exceptional swim courses and our instructors are certified American Red Cross professionals that have been trained to teach your child the skills to become safe, amazing swimmers. Progress reports are given to every participant and certificates are awarded to participants who successfully meet requirements for the next level.

LESSON DESCRIPTIONS

Throughout the session your child will learn swimming skills based on their level and if they are able to master these skills they will move onto the next level!

Parent and Child (Team Starfish):  Monday & Wednesday- 5:00-5:25 PM

Prerequisites: Must be 6 months - 3 years old
Our parent and child class; a parent/guardian is required to be in the water with the child. This class helps children with their overall comfort in the water in preparation of Level 1 (Team Guppy).
Skills
Enter the water using the steps or side
Submerge face (eyes, nose, mouth)
Blow bubbles (mouth and nose)
Back float
Front float
Demonstrate swimming arm movements
Demonstrate kicks/leg movements
Safety
Ensuring safety for young children
Recognizing emergencies, potential dangers


Level 1 (Team Guppy A & B): Monday & Wednesday - (Level 1A) 5:30-5:55 PM, (Level 1B) 6:00-6:25 PM

Prerequisites: Must be at least 3 years old; comfortable in the water without a parent/guardian; able to stand in at least 2 1/2 - 3 feet depth of water
An introductory class that introduces participants to basic swimming skills including floats, breath control/rhythm, and simple stroke work. The instructor assists participants and works to help everyone get more comfortable in the water.
Skills
Enter water using the steps or side
Submerge face (whole head)
Front float
Back float
Blow bubbles (mouth and nose)
Bobs
Front glide
Back glide
Demonstrate flutter kicks
Submerge underwater to grab objects
Introduction to front crawl
Safety
Staying safe around water (indoor and outdoor)
Calling for help in emergencies


Level 2 (Team Seahorse A & B): Monday & Wednesday - (Level 2A) 5:30-5:55 PM, (Level 2B) 6:00-6:25 PM

Prerequisites: Must be at least 4 years old; successful completion of Level 1: Team Guppy and/or shows comfort in putting face in the water; able to stand in at least 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 feet depth of water
Introduces participants to early stroke mechanics and swimming on their front/back with less instructor assistance. Participants are also introduced to deeper water, including early treading water mechanics, and they are encouraged to become more independent in the water so as to prepare them for the more advanced levels.
Skills
Submerge and grab objects
Front crawl
Backstroke
Treading water
Front glide with kicks
Back glide with kicks
Safety
Assess the water before getting in
Swim smart; float when it gets tough


Level 3 (Team Dolphin A & B): Tuesday & Thursday - (Level 3A) 5:30-5:55PM, (Level 3B) 6:00-6:25 PM

Prerequisites: Must be at least 6 years old; successful completion of Level 2: Team Seahorse and/or shows ability to tread in deeper water with little to no assistance; has an understanding of front crawl and backstroke; able to stand in at least 4 - 4 1/2 feet depth of water
Focuses on learning more advanced swim techniques and stroke development. Instructors help participants build more endurance and confidence in deeper water. Participants begin to learn how to dive and perform proper breath control.
Skills
Front crawl 15 yards
Backstroke 15 yards
Introduction to elementary backstroke
Introduction to breaststroke
Introduction to butterfly
Treading water (1 minute)
Demonstrate comfort in deep water
Jump off of the diving board
Safety
Breath control safety
Swimming with water currents


Level 4 (Team Shark): Tuesday & Thursday - 5:30-5:55 PM 

Prerequisites: Must be at least 6 years old; successful completion of Level 3: Team Dolphin and/or shows ability to tread in deep water with little to no struggle; has an understanding of front crawl, backstroke, and/or breaststroke; should be able to swim 15 yards and show rhythmic breathing
Emphasizes stroke refinement and builds more endurance. Participants learn more advanced strokes such as butterfly and are introduced to competitive swimming concepts such as the diving block
Skills
Front crawl 25 yards
Backstroke 25 yards
Breaststroke 15 yards
Butterfly 15 yards
Tread water (3 minutes)
Open turns
Swim underwater
Surface dives (feet-first and pike)
Tuck dive
Pike dive
Safety
Reaching and throwing assists
Water illnesses (hypo- and hyper-)


Level 5 (Team Orca): Tuesday & Thursday - 6:00-6:25 PM

Prerequisites: Must be at least 8 years old, successful completion of Level 4: Team Shark and/or shows ability to tread in deep water with little to no struggle; has an understanding of front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly; can swim 25 yards and show rhythmic breathing
Emphasizes competitive swimming concepts and introduces participants to opportunities within aquatics. Pushes participants to build more endurance by swimming longer distances and working towards better technique and stroke-work
Skills
Front crawl 50 yards
Backstroke 50 yards
Breaststroke 25 yards
Butterfly 25 yards
Flip turns
Using backstroke flags
Long-distance swimming
Safety
The importance of first-aid and CPR
Safe ways to assist with swim lessons
Avoiding fatigue while swimming