Fun For All Ages

The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center indoor aquatic facility is designed to provide fun for all ages.  In addition to the recreation pool and lap pool, the aquatic facility offers a fun water play area with a water slide for the whole family that encourages multi-generational interaction.

The recreation pool is a zero depth entry pool and children will enjoy attractions such as the Jumbo Shrimp slide, Splashpads, and vertical sprays in designated areas.  The lap pool is used for water skills classes,  swim class, aqua aerobics classes and more. The recreation pool also offers a family water slide with a catch pool.

Swim Lessons

The Kroc Center offers a variety of swim lessons for all ages and skill levels.  To view a list of swim lesson descriptions and schedules, click here.

Water Fitness

Enjoy all the benefits of a land workout without the impact on your joints while improving cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and flexibility.  Various types of equipment will be introduced as participants work at their own pace to advance their skills. All swimming levels welcome, ages 13+. Expect to get a great workout! No matter where you start you will finish strong!

SWIM LESSONS

Learning to swim is an important skill that children will keep with them for life. At The Salvation Army Kroc Center, we take special care to make sure our swim lessons are comforting, welcoming and inviting for children as young as six months.  We offer classes for infants, toddlers, children, and adults. With never more than six people per class, this intimate swim instruction provides a great environment for children learning to swim.  Our swim lessons give children a platform to grow and develop their swimming skills as they become proficient at each level. At your child’s first swim class, we will assess their swimming proficiency and provide lessons for their specific skill level.

We love to swim, and our goal is to help children love it, too, through fun and educational swim lessons!

Private Lessons

Private lessons are offered for students who prefer a one on one experience. These lessons can be scheduled at the convenience of the student and if the aquatics area can accommodate that time. Private lessons available for members and potential members. Call the Aquatics Department at 228-374-9129 to schedule private lessons.

The Private Swim Lesson package includes 6 half hour sessions.
Fees: $60 for members / $75 for potential members

Group Lessons

With never more than eight people per class, this intimate swim instruction provides a great environment for children learning to swim. At your child’s first swim class, we will assess their swimming proficiency and provide lessons for their specific skill level.

Fees:

Group Lessons:  $40 per session for members / $55 per session for potential members. Sessions last a total of eight classes.
Parent / Child Lessons: $25 for members / $40 for potential members
If a parent would like to attend Parent/Child lessons two times a week, the regular group rate applies.

Beginner Swim

Parent and Child (6mo – 2yrs)

Class is designed to acclimate students to the water, basic water safety, and to teach parents some techniques to give their child a head start when it comes to swim lessons (ex: Head under water, basic breath holding techniques, songs and games to make their time in the water more enjoyable, etc.)
Times:
Wednesdays – 10:15am  /  Tuesdays – 5:30pm  /  Thursdays – 5:30 pm

Tadpoles (Beginner)

The class is designed to teach students basic water safety as well as beginner swimming technique (ex: back float front float, basic flutter kicks, blowing bubbles, etc.).
Times:
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30 am and 5:30 pm
Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30 pm

Sharks – (Beginner Ages 5 and Up)

The class is designed to teach students basic water safety as well as beginner swimming technique (ex: back float front float, basic flutter kicks, blowing bubbles, etc.).
Times:
Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30 pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 pm

Intermediate/Advanced Swim

Seahorses (Intermediate)

The class is designed for intermediate swimmers and will introduce different strokes and stroke refinement (ex: Freestyle and Breaststroke techniques, retrieving items from the pool floor, etc.).
Times:
Monday and Wednesday – 3:30 pm

Krocodiles – (Advanced)

The class is designed for advanced swimmers and focuses on swimming technique and a more in-depth stroke refinement (Ex: Drills designed to give the student practice in certain skills, kickboard drills, a more intense focus on technique rather than learning new skills).
Times:
Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 pm

WATER FITNESS

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Work cardio and strength with minimal impact on your joints. These in the water classes create a challenging and fun atmosphere. Shake up your routine, hit the water, and enjoy the variety.

AQUATICS CENTER RULES

1

Cotton clothing is not allowed in the pool. Polyester material is acceptable.

2

Children under age 5 must be accompanied by a parent at all times in the pool. If lifeguards deem that a child is not a strong enough swimmer parents will be asked to be in the pool with their child.

3

Toddlers and babies 3 years and under must have on a swim diaper and plastic pants while in the pool. Swim diapers and plastic pants are available for purchase at the front desk.

4

You must be dry and have on shoes and shirts when entering other areas of the facility. Appropriate clothing or cover-ups must be worn throughout the facility when entering and exiting the Aquatic Department.

5

The pool at times may be closed due to unforeseeable circumstance.  Please be respectful of the situation and staff as they work to keep the pool safe for everyone.

6

You must be 48 inches to use the slide, this rule will be enforced by staff and lifeguards.

7

Lifeguards will enforce the following rules: No running on the pool deck, no diving or doing flips off the side of the pool, and no food or drink (except water) on the pool deck. There are eating areas available at R.J.’s Cafe or outside the Aquatics Department.

*Please read the full document regarding Facility Use Rules and Regulations while visiting The Salvation Army Kroc Center

*Monday – Friday from 10 AM – Noon, the pool is especially busy during the summer months. Please be aware of this as we often fill to capacity very quickly.

SWIM PASS

RJ AquaNon-members may purchase a Guest Pass to the pool for a two-hour session. Additional passes may be purchased to extend your time. Phone purchases are not available. Sessions are non-refundable unless the pool is closed by The Salvation Army Kroc Center.  No refunds. Swim credits are given if you have 30 minutes or more left in your session time.

Purchase Your Pool Pass online or in person at The Salvation Army Kroc Center. It is recommended you arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled session.

Cost: $8 for each person, children ages 2 and under are free
Swim Pass Schedule
MONDAY/WEDNESDAYTUESDAY/THURSDAY
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
FRIDAYSATURDAY
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
7:30 am – 9:30 am
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
SUNDAY
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm (late spring/ summer hours only)
As of October 1, 2017, the facility will be closed for fall/ winter hours.