Winter/Spring Aquatics Activities

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Life Guard Academy

City of Patterson’s Life Guard Academy is a course that follows the American Red Cross life guarding curriculum. Participants will be provided with a Life Guard Manual, and a CPR training Mask. Successful completion of Life Guard Academy will result in participants obtaining First Aid, CPR & AED for the Professional Rescuer Certificates and Life Guarding Certificates.

Age: 15 and older (by the last day of the course)
Day: Monday - Sunday
Dates & Times:               Session 1:

Pre-Test Dates & Times:
  March 19
th and/or March 21st  7:00pm-8:00pm

Course Dates and Times:
March 23rd & March 24th          10:00am-4:00pm
March 25th-March 29th             5:30pm-8:30pm
March 30th                              10am-4:00pm

                                        Session 2:

 Pre-Test Dates & Times:
  April 15
th and/or April 17th 7:00pm-8:00pm

Course Dates & Times:
April 19
th                                 10:00am-2:00pm
April 20
th                                 10:00am-4:00pm
April 23
rd-April 26th                  10:00am-2:00pm
April 27
th-April 28th                  10:00am-4:00pm

Location:                      Patterson Aquatic Center & Hammon Senior Center

Cost:                             $38 Resident, $202 Non - Resident[KN1]  per session

Registration:                  Registration is available in person only after the Participant has passed the Pre-Test. If the participant is a minor, their parent must be present at the time of Registration to fill out the Liability Waiver.

Other Details:                Participants must be 15 years old by the last day of class, or older. Participants must pass a pretest before enrolling in the course. The pre-test includes:

  • A 300-yard swim
  • A timed pre-test that consists of a 20-yard swim to retrieve a 10 lb. object from at least 10 ft. deep and return to the starting point, making sure to keep the object and their head above the water.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes without the help of their hands.

All components must be successfully completed to participate in Life Guard Academy.

Participants cannot take the pre-test more than once in 24 hours.


Spring Water Aerobics & Lap Swim
Water Aerobics classes are designed for all levels and abilities. Instructors will provide needed modifications in order for you to improve your health with the benefits of water. Aquatic training allows you to get the balanced workout that is easy on your joints and addresses

Age:                12+
Day:                Tuesdays & Thursdays
Date:               April 30th – May 23rd
Time:               7:00 – 8:00 pm           

Location:         Patterson Aquatic Center

Cost:               $3 to drop in
  $2 for Seniors 50 yrs +

Spring Swim Clinic

This clinic, spearheaded by Patterson Pirates Coach Denise, will improve your swimmer’s technique and thereby improving their overall speed. All swimmers are encouraged to attend, whether you are looking to help your child obtain the skills necessary to be a part of a swim team, or a seasoned swimmer looking to refine skills before the start of the season

Beginner Level:6:30pm-7:00pm

Any child looking to learn skills necessary to be part of a Rec Swim Team.

Intermediate Level:7:00pm-7:30pm

About a Dolphin Swim Lesson learner. Can swim entire length of the pool without stopping.

Advanced Level:7:30pm-8:00pm

Any child that’s been on the Pirates or any Rec Swim Team for at least 2 years.

Age:                7 and older
Day:                Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays
Date:               May 6th- May 24th                  

Location:        Patterson Aquatic Center

Cost:               $52.00

Registration:  You can register online or in person at the Recreation Department at 1033 W. Las Palmas Ave during regular business hours. Registration is open April 9th, 2019 and closes May 2nd, 2019.