Welcome to D-C Aquatics Program
"Providing quality life-long learning opportunities for all."
Weekly Aquatics Activities
Aquacise is our traditional weekly exercise class. This class includes cardio and weight training in a low impact setting. It is not necessary to know how to swim to take this class. Walk-ins rate is $6 per time. To sign-up for an entire session, register online. Aquacise typically runs on Monday evenings from 7:30-8:30 pm.
Aqua Zumba® is a water-based workout that combines invigorating Latin Dance moves with a refreshing water fitness routine. It provides resistance as you push your limbs through the water while at the same time it provides great support to do things we cannot do on land. It is definitely a social fitness experience. Walk-ins rate is $7 per time. To sign-up for an entire session, register online. Aqua Zumba® typically runs on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 pm.
Lap Swim is for those adults who swim at an intermediate level or above. Lap swim runs on Mondays from 6:30-7:30 PM, Wednesdays from 7:30-8:30 PM, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-7:00 AM. Rates: $3/child/student, $5/adults, $12/family. 10-Punch cards can be purchased at the pool. $40/adults, $35/seniors (62+), $100/families.
Open Swim is open year round for public swimming. Groups with more than 10 people are encouraged to call us to make reservations. Open swim runs on Sundays, 2:00-4:00 pm during the school year only. Rates: $3/child/student, $5/adults, $12/family. 10-Punch cards can be purchased at the pool. $25/child/student, $40/adults, $35/seniors (62+), $100/families.
Pool Schedule: The pool calendar is subject to change due to holidays, events, low enrollment, etc. Please refer to the current monthly pool calendars at the pool or the monthly calendar posted here.
Swimming Lessons are offered many times throughout the year. For current available classes please view our online catalog. View a listing of swim lesson course level descriptions to help you decide what level is appropriate for each student.
Lifeguard Training is to teach students the skills and knowledge needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. Through videos, group discussion and hands-on practice, you’ll learn teamwork, rescue and surveillance skills, First Aid and CPR/AED and other skills you need to work as a professional lifeguard. To be eligible for Lifeguard Training, students must be 15 years of age and must pass a water skills pretest. There can be no exceptions to the 15-year old age requirement. The water skills pretest includes the following:
1. Swim continuously for 500 yards using the front crawl and the breaststroke.
2. Swim 20 yards, surface dive to a depth of 10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, and swim 20 yards back to the starting point.
Students will learn the value of being a professional lifeguard and upon, completion of the course, receive a two-year certification in Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR/AED. The course is designed for 25 hours and attendance is required at all sessions. Course topics include: injury prevention and facility safety, patron surveillance, emergency preparation, rescue skills, victim assessment, First Aid, CPR/AED, and care for head, neck and spinal injuries. A lifeguard course is typically offered in the winter.
Water Safety Instructor Class (Ages 16+)
The Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Class (WSI) will certify you to teach all levels of Red Cross Swimming lessons to children, adults and individuals with special needs. You will also receive the FIT (Fundamentals of Instructor Training) certification. This 30 hour course will consist of both pool and classroom time. Through video and hands-on skill building, the Water Safety Instructor course is designed to train instructors to use a variety of teaching strategies, including: class management techniques, lesson planning and execution, observation and assessment, and new tools to be a great new instructor. A course will be running in May 2014.
Renting of Pool Facilities
Renting the High School Pool: Please contact Patti Kampa at 320-286-4100 x1813 or e-mail for more information and available pool times. 3 weeks noticed is preferred for renting the pool so lifeguards can be secured. If submitting request by mail please fill out our request form.
What is the cost of renting the pool?
1. All reservations will be charged a $10 permit fee.
2. Rent for the High School pool is as follows:
- Non-profit groups/individuals located in ISD #466= $10/hr
- Commercial, business organizations/individuals conducting activities for profit= $15/hr
- Non-profit groups located outside of ISD #466= $30/hr
- Commercial, business organizations/individuals located outside of ISD #466= $50/hr
3. Lifeguards are required when using the High School swimming pool. The fees for guards are $40/hour for the first hour, $25/hour for each additional hour. Fees include two lifeguards. Groups over 50 require an additional guard per 25 people for $15/hour.
For example, if you are a non-profit group or individual located within ISD #466 with 50 people or less swimming in the pool the rates are as follows. 1 hour= $60, 1.5 hours= $77.50, 2 hours= $95.
For a complete listing of fees and reservation priorities please see the Facility Use Procedures and Policies Brochures.