Aquatics

EXPLORE OUR AQUA CLASS OFFERINGS

Here at the Kroc we make full use of our pools with a variety of fitness and sports classes. Our Water Fitness classes are drop-in, and included in membership, or available to the public through the purchase of a Day Pass. Our Water Sports classes can be registered for in advance online.

AQUATICS CENTER

Click on the links below to see class descriptions.

WATER FITNESS

Aqua Barre is a total body conditioning workout. This workout combines the best of ballet/dance techniques, yoga postures, and functional strength training with a cardio conditioning burst that will get your heart pumping.

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AquaBase Boards: Inspired by Stand-Up Paddle Board (SUP), AquaBase Boards combine yoga-inspired and high intensity interval training (HIIT) exercises – including planks, burpees and mountain climbers – performed atop a specially-designed board. We are the first in Wisconsin with AquaBase Boards and excited for everyone to get a chance at them!

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Aqua Cycling is a low-impact cardio workout that is easy on your joints but still gets your heart rate up! Go at your own pace – the water creates natural resistance to make your workout as intense as you want it. It’s as easy as riding a bike!

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A high-energy class with a variety of music and rhythms. You don’t need to know how to dance or swim – if you like water, music and moving, this class is for you! Families and children are welcome!

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Guard against impact stress on your lower body joints by avoiding contact with the bottom of the pool using buoyancy belts and deep-water exercise.  This class offers a way to work out with little to no impact.  Float weights and other resistance aids are used along with choreography of water exercises to create an aerobic workout that largely benefits the core of the body.  All levels.

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This non-impact class focuses on using water resistance and aids to open joints and strengthen surrounding muscles and tissues. The water allows for the increase in range of motion, gentle stretching, balance and postural awareness. This Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Exercise based class is ideal for people of all ages who suffer from arthritis, muscular and joint discomfort, or recovering from a hip, knee, or shoulder injury. Beginner level.

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Low-impact movements and water resistance exercise taught by certified instructors in Silver Sneakers programming.  Great for older adults that desire the benefits of water exercise and a healthy social environment.  Exercises will include a wide range of movements that are designed to improve blood flow, strength, speed, balance, postural awareness, agility, coordination, endurance and flexibility.

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A high energy class designed for the excited water exercise person. Class design includes water exercise moves choreographed with high energy, family friendly music.  This class will get your blood pumping!  During active recovery periods in each class, participants will use various water resistance aids to improve strength and endurance.  The emphasis of this class is to have fun while increasing endurance and strength! All levels.

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WATER SPORTS

Having thoughts about getting involved with our log rolling classes, or do you have family in town and need a good opportunity to try something new? Not a problem, we offer very affordable Log-Rolling Try-It Opportunities. These classes give you a chance to get just a taste of the great safe sport of Log Rolling. This is the chance to get involved in our very successful log rolling program by getting off on the right foot.

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Join the Kroc Center for some fun with our Log Rolling classes! We will provide all instruction and materials, you just need to bring a swimsuit and towel. We will be in the water between 3 1/2 – 7 1/2 feet. We will work with each participant to get up and rolling on the log before the class ends. This is a great sport that focuses on balance, coordination, foot speed, reaction, concentration and focus. Maximum of 8 participants per session. Participants must be at least five years of age by the first day of the class.

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For those Log Rollers who have passed our Beginner Log Rolling Class, with a certificate showing they are ready to take their Log Rolling skills to the next level.

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Our new Adults class is a great way of learning the fundamentals of log rolling, which has shown physical and mental benefits to children and adults alike. Never too late to learn!

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Two senior women ride aqua cycles for exercise in the Kroc pool.
Two girls practice log rolling in the Kroc pool under an instructor's supervision.

SWIM LESSONS

KROC SWIM LESSONS

Our swim lesson program takes the most important skills and benefits of the nation’s top swim curriculums and combines them into our own hybrid system. Our aim is to limit gaps and provide the strongest, safest, and most thorough lessons for your child.

Swim Skill Evaluations

We want to make sure your child is enrolled in a class level that is appropriate for their current skills and allows them to grow their skills as they progress. But, it can be difficult for you as parents to determine your child’s level.

So at the Kroc, all you need to do is pick the time and day that works in your schedule. Then, the first lesson of the session will include a swim skill evaluation. After the evalu- ation, students are assigned to their proper level and begin working with their instructor.

You already know water safety is a lifelong skill kids learn during swim lessons, but did you know swimming can also teach your kids other valuable lessons? 

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Swim Lessons at the Kroc Aquatics Center

PRIVATE SWIM LESSON PRICING:

THREE SESSIONS
Member: $66 | Public: $99

SIX SESSIONS
Member: $118 | Public: $178

SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS (GROUP OF 2 OR 3*)

THREE SESSIONS
Member: $105 | Public: $150

SIX SESSIONS
Member: $171 | Public: $237

*Price is total for all participants.

WATCH THIS AREA FOR FUTURE PRIVATE/SEMI-PRIVATE LESSON AVAILABILITY.

SWIM SKILLS

Age: Parent with child 6-36 months

In Parent and Tot swim you will guide your child through two important safety skills: entering and exiting the pool and swimming short distances to safety. These techniques are taught using fun activities and games.

 

Ages 2 ½ – 5

Preschool Level 1 – If it does not say supported, it is unsupported!

  • Birdy – Kicking on ones back with no equipment (survival kicking) for 10 yards (supported)
  • Treading water for 5 seconds – face up in chest deep water
  • Face submerged in water for 5 seconds, blowing bubbles (mouth, nose)
  • Floating – turning from back to front to back (5 seconds each)
  • Alternating arms movements for 10 yards on front (supported)
  • Alternating back movements for 10 yards on back (supported)
  • Flutter kicking w/board – 5 yards on front
  • Flutter kicking w/board – 5 yards on back
  • Front and Back gliding w/assistance (5 feet) – streamlined position
  • Object Retrieval in chest deep water
  • Lifejacket use and safety (8-10 minutes in deeper water)
  • Safety Skills – Discuss (Recognizing a Lifeguard, No running on the pool deck)

Preschool Level 2 – Everything is unsupported/unassisted unless said differently

  • Birdy – Kicking on ones back with no equipment (survival kicking) for 25 yards
  • Backstroke for 10 yards
  • Front Crawl for 10 yards, assistance with side breathing
  • Elementary Backstroke for 15 yards
  • Treading for 10 seconds in chest deep water, recover, birdy (flutter kick) back to wall
  • Front Crawl kicking w/board 10 yards
  • Backstroke kicking w/board 10 yards
  • Introduction to rotary breathing at wall and with kickboard
  • Introduction to dolphin kick with and without kickboard
  • Floating (5 seconds) on front
  • Floating (10 seconds) on back
  • Sitting Dive in at least 5 feet deep of water
  • Object Retrieval in chest deep water
  • Safety skills – Discuss (Swim with a buddy in a supervised area, Reach or throw don’t go
  • Backstroke for 25 yards
  • Front Crawl for 25 yards w/rotary breathing
  • Elementary Backstroke for 25 yards
  • Breaststroke kick w/board 15 yards
  • Sidestroke kick w/board 15 yards
  • Introduction to Sidestroke on both sides
  • Dolphin kick with and without a kickboard for 15 yards
  • Treading for 30 seconds in chest deep water, recover, swim front crawl back to wall
  • Kneeling Dive in at least 7 feet deep of water
  • Safety skills – Discuss (Look Before You Leap, Think so you don’t sink)
  • Birdy – Kicking on ones back with no equipment (survival kicking) for 15 yards (supported)
  • Birdy – Kicking on ones back with no equipment (survival kicking) for 15 yards (supported)
  • Face submerged in water for 5 seconds, blowing bubbles (mouth, nose)
  • Floating – turning from back to front to back (5 seconds each)
  • Alternating arms movements for 15 yards on front (supported)
  • Alternating back movements for 15 yards on back (supported)
  • Flutter kicking w/board – 10 yards on front
  • Flutter kicking w/board – 10 yards on back
  • Front and back gliding w/assistance (10 feet), streamlined position
  • Object Retrieval in chest deep water
  • Lifejacket use and safety (8-10 minutes in deeper water)
  • Safety Skills – Discuss (Recognizing a Lifeguard, No running on the pool deck)
  • Birdy – Kicking on ones back with no equipment (survival kicking) for 25 yards
  • Backstroke for 15 yards
  • Front Crawl for 15 yards, assistance with side breathing
  • Elementary Backstroke for 15 yards
  • Treading for 20 seconds in chest deep water, recover, birdy (flutter kick) back to wall
  • Front Crawl kicking w/board 15 yards
  • Backstroke kicking w/board 15 yards
  • Introduction to rotary breathing at wall and with kickboard
  • Floating (5 seconds) on front
  • Floating (10 seconds) on back
  • Sitting Dive in at least 5 feet deep of water
  • Object Retrieval in chest deep water
  • Safety skills – Discuss (Swim with a buddy in a supervised area, Reach or throw don’t go)
  • Backstroke for 25 yards
  • Front Crawl for 25 yards w/rotary breathing
  • Elementary Backstroke for 25 yards
  • Breaststroke kick w/board 15 yards
  • Sidestroke kick w/board 15 yards
  • Introduction to Sidestroke on both sides
  • Dolphin kick with and without a kickboard for 15 yards
  • Treading for 30 seconds in chest deep water, recover, swim front crawl back to wall
  • Kneeling Dive in at least 7 feet deep of water
  • Safety skills – Discuss (Look Before You Leap, Think so you don’t sink)
  • Backstroke for 50 yards
  • Front Crawl for 50 yards
  • Elementary Backstroke for 50 yards
  • Breaststroke for 25 yards
  • Lifeguard Stroke for 25 yards
  • Sidestroke for 25 yards
  • Butterfly for 15 yards
  • Treading for 1 minute in deep water
  • Standing Dive in at least 7 feet deep of water off pool deck
  • Open turns for all strokes
  • Safety skills – Discuss (3 C’s = Check, Call, Care)
  • Backstroke for 100 yards
  • Front Crawl for 100 yards
  • Breaststroke for 50 yards
  • Butterfly for 25 yards
  • Lifeguard Stroke for 25 yards
  • Treading Water for 3 minutes
  • Individual Medley for 100 yards (Fly, Back, Breast, Front Crawl)
  • Competitive Standing Dive off Starting Block
  • Flip turns-front and back
  • Tuck and Pike Surface Dives
  • Safety Skills (Importance of taking CPR Class)

BECOME A LIFEGUARD

Looking for a fun job where you can make a difference? The Kroc Center is always looking for adults and students ages 16 and older to work as lifeguards in our Aquatics Center. Click here to see all current Kroc Center job postings.

Not certified as a lifeguard yet? No problem – training is provided! Click here to check the next available training sessions, and contact Aquatics Manager for more information.

21 HOURS  | 3 DAYS | GAME ROOM/AQUATICS CENTER
This blended learning course allows each participant the ability to complete the online portion (Roughly 7.5 hours) on their own free time. The online work must be completed, with a certificate printed off and presented to the instructor at the beginning of the class in order to continue with the in-class portion. Before the link can be sent to a course participant, said participant must prove that they can complete the pre-requisite skills

  1. 300 yard Front Crawl and/or Breaststroke swim (goggles preferred)
  2. Two minutes of treading water in deep water using your legs only.
  3. Timed brick test retrieval without goggles.

A video of the pre-requisites may found at the following here.

All participants who are successful in completing the pre-requisites, online work, and in-class skills/tests will be certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED and Waterpark Skills. Registration does close 10 days before the first night of class, so please sign up early! The class fee does include a $50 non-refundable deposit.

1 HOUR 45 MINUTES | 1 DAY | LOCATION TBD
AGES: 11+

This blended learning course allows each participant the ability to complete the online portion (Roughly 3 hours) during their own free time. The online work must be completed, with a certificate printed off and presented to the instructor at the beginning of the class in order to continue. Each participant must sign up no later than two weeks prior to in-class portion. The link for the online portion will be emailed out roughly 10 days beforehand. Please make sure the Kroc Center has an updated email address on file for the individual taking the class. The class fee does include a $25 non-refundable deposit.

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AQUATIC CENTER POLICIES

General/Lap Pool Rules

Depth: 3’ 6” – 7’ 6”

Children 5 and under must be in water with an adult, and within arm’s reach.

Children 6 and over may be in water without an adult (adult still in Aquatic Center)Children 12 and over may be in water without an adult present

  • Do not enter the pool if you have a communicable disease or open cut.
  • Do not bring food, drink, gum or tobacco products into the pool.
  • Shower before entering the pool and after use of toilet.
  • Do not run or engage in rough play in the pool area.
  • Do not bring animals into the pool area.
  • Cell phone use is limited to the pool deck only. No exceptions!
  • Diaper changing is NOT permitted in the pool area.
  • Children who are not toilet trained are required to wear swim diapers. Water swim diapers are for sale at the Front Desk.
  • Appropriate swimming attire is required.
  • Glass and shatterable items are prohibited.
  • Do not hang on lane lines or ropes.
  • Flipping, jumping off backwards or spinning off the edge of pool is not permitted. 
  • Diving or any form of head first entry is not permitted.
  • Coast Guard approved life jackets are the only type permitted. Inflatables of any kind are not allowed.
  • Please stay off the multi-colored tiles located in the Winding River, Slide Pit, and Splash Play areas.
  • Non swimmers may be required to wear a life jacket at lifeguard’s discretion.
  • Non swimmers must be accompanied by guardian and remain within arm’s reach at all times.

Decision of the Lifeguard is final!

Splash Play Area Rules

Depth: 3’ 6”

  • Do not enter the pool if you have a communicable disease or an open cut.
  • No food, drink, gum, tobacco, glass or street shoes allowed.
  • Cell phone use is limited to the pool deck only. No exceptions!
  • Do not bring animals into play area.
  • Diaper changing is NOT permitted in the pool area.
  • Children who are not toilet trained are required to wear swim diapers. Water swim diapers are for sale at the Front Desk.
  • No running or pushing.
  • Appropriate swimming attire is required.
  • Do not climb or grab on the safety nets.
  • Please stay off the multi-colored tiles located in the Winding River, Slide Pit, and Splash Play areas.
  • Do not climb the yellow slides.
  • Please sit or lay down on the yellow slides, feet first on your back or bottom.
  • Decision of the Lifeguard and/or Aquatics Attendant is Final!
Waterslide Rules

Depth: 0 – 1’ 6”

Children 2 and under may NOT be in the water without an adult with them.

Children 3 to 11 may be in the water without an adult (adult still in Aquatic Center)

  • Do not use the slide while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Follow instructions of the Lifeguard; riders must wait at the top platform until cleared to go down by Aquatics Attendant
  • Cell phone use is limited to the pool deck only. No exceptions!
  • No standing, kneeling, rotating or stopping in flume.
  • Riders must go down the slide, using a tube, sitting in the required area.
  • All riders are required to use the provided tubes.
  • Leave the plunge area immediately.
  • Only one tube at a time may go down the slide.
  • Riders must be at least 48 inches tall to go down slide alone; patrons less than 48 inches may ride down on a double tube with parent provided they wear an approved lifejacket.
  • The slide catch and stairs must stay clear at all times.
  • Riders are not permitted to be caught at the bottom of the slide.

Decision of Lifeguard and/or Aquatics Attendant is Final!

Winding River Rules

Depth: 3’ 6”

  • Please check the Kroc Calendar for available times when the current is on.
  • If the Aquatics Department is down a staff member, the current will be turned off, even if it is advertised as on, per state regulations. The area however will remain open for use.
  • Cell phone use is limited to the pool deck off. No exceptions!
  • No rough play
  • No climbing, standing or sitting on river walls (multi-color tiles)
  • Access at river entrance only.
  • There will be no horseplay in the river during water walking time.
  • The river is reserved for exercise classes during specified times.
  • Tubes are NOT allowed in the Winding River
  • Please see the Kroc Calendar for times where the current in on.

Decision of Lifeguard is final!

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