American Red Cross swimming lessons for all ages are offered year-round. Each session includes eight classes. Class descriptions are available at the front desk. A swim test can help determine the best class level based on skills. To schedule a test, contact Program Leader Courtney Isaacs at 423-343-9758. For additional swim lesson information, please contact the Aquatic Center Front Desk at 423-343-9758.
KAC Members $50 for the first child and $45 for additional siblings
YMCA Members $50 for the first child and $45 for additional siblings
Non-Members $60 for the first child and $55 for additional siblings
November Session: Classes begin November 5th.
|Guppies||9:00am 5:00pm||9:35am 5:00pm|
|Seals||9:00am 5:00pm||9:35am 5:00pm|
|Dolphins||9:35am 6:00pm||10:10am 5:35pm|
|Sharks||9:35am 6:00pm||10:10am 5:35pm|
Classes begin November 5th and run M & W or Tu &Th for four weeks. The next set of Saturdays lessons will be in January. We will not have class 11/19-11/23 for Thanksgiving.
Registration begins in person and online at 8 a.m. Saturday, November 3rd. Registration closes on Sunday, November 4th at 5:00pm. To make online registration easier please create an account before the day of registration. YMCA members who plan to register online need to show their YMCA card to the KAC front desk staff in order to update the system to reflect your YMCA membership prior to registration.
**Due to swim lesson class sizes and demand, the Kingsport Aquatic Center may find it necessary to make schedule changes, which may include changing dates and times, as necessary.**
Age 6 months-3 years
- Parent and child participation in class
Age 2.5-5 years
Age 6-15 years
Age 16 and over
Adaptive Swim Lessons
|Kingsport Aquatic Center member||Eight 30-minute lessons at discounted rate: $50|
|Greater Kingsport Family YMCA member||Eight 30-minute lessons at discounted rate: $50|
|Nonmember||Eight 30-minute lessons at discounted rate: $60|
American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Courses
Lifeguard Training with CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
The Purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illness until emergency medical services personnel take over.
This course includes the following certifications: American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/ First Aid/ CPR/AED (valid for 2 years). A rescue mask will be provided as part of the course fee. Participants will need to obtain a current copy of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Manual, which can be downloaded free of charge from www.redcross.org. This course is approximately 26.5 hours in length.
Upcoming Classes: 2018
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
Participant manual can be downloaded at www.redcross.org
Course fee: $175 ($75 is non-refundable if pre-test is failed)
To participate in the course you must meet the following prerequisites (if the pre-test is failed, $75 is non-refundable):
1. Must be 15 years old by the last day of class
2. Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing (swimming with face in the water). Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
3. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under their armpits.
4. Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds:
a. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards with face in or out of water. Swim goggles are not allowed
b. Surface dive, feet first or head first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10 pound object.
c. Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on your back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object while keeping your face at or near the surface so that you are able to get a breath. Candidate should not swim the distance underwater. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.
The practice sessions will require some strenuous physical activity. If a medical condition or disability exists that might prevent participation in the activities, or there are questions about fully participating in the Lifeguarding course, please contact the facility to discuss this with an instructor before the course begins.
American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Courses
The American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED program helps participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. The courses in this program teach the knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person and to decide whether advanced medical care is needed.
This program offers a choice of first aid, CPR and AED courses to meet the various training needs of a diverse audience and is offered in traditional classroom format.
NO CLASSES SCHEDULED AT THIS TIME.
***Course fee is $60. A minimum of 3 participants is needed for a class to run. For questions or comments see the Front Desk or ask for an Instructor***
The First Aid/CPR/AED program includes the following modules, any of which can be combined to form a course:
- First Aid
- CPR (Adult/Child/Infant)
- AED (Adult/Child/Infant)
Certificate Issued and Validity Period
All First Aid/CPR/AED certifications are valid for 2 years from the date of course completion. On successful completion of a course in the First Aid/CPR/AED program, participants receive American Red Cross certification specific to the course they completed.
Participant Products/Materials (available in digital and print formats)
- American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Participant’s Manual
- American Red Cross Adult First Aid/CPR/AED Ready Reference Card
- American Red Cross Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Ready Reference Card
Course work will include physical exercise. If a medical condition or disability exits that might prevent participation in the activities, or there are questions about fully participating in the course, please contact the facility to discuss this with an instructor before the course begins.
Certified Pool Operator Certification Course
What does it take to operate a swimming pool or spa? This certification course through the National Swimming Pool Foundation will provide students with the basic knowledge, skills and techniques to safely operate swimming pools and spas. In this course, students will cover water quality, filtration, chemical dosing, and basic pool measurements, among other components. Certification valid for 5 years.
Registration is $275 and includes book and certification test fee. For more information, please call us at 423-343-9758.
September 12 & 13 8am-5pm