To speak with one of our coordinators, please leave your name and number on the pool's voicemail and they'll get back to you as soon as they can. Use the Register button to enter the registration website and to see class details.
Eagle Ridge Katie Lieder. 952-7070-2836
Nicollet Melissa Duffy. 952-707-2624.
Area Aquatics Coordinator Jessi Mosley.
To ensure the safety of all, a parent or guardian must accompany Preschool 1-3 and School age Level 1-2 swimmers in the water until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Please read complete policies in the document linked below.
The Red Cross Swimming Program is a nationally recognized, high quality developmental swim program instructed by certified staff. Each child will develop skills in a specific order, building on the skills already accomplished. It is typical for each child to repeat stages several times before mastering all skills. All teachers and assistants are American Red Cross certified in water safety instruction and/or life-guarding.
Make-Up & Cancellations
There are no make-ups sessions for those who are unable to attend any regularly-scheduled classes. If a lesson is canceled due to pool closure or severe weather, we attempt to provide make-up lessons whenever possible.
Swimwear/Locker Room Policy
Swimwear consisting of spandex, polyester and /or Lycra fabric is required while in the pool. Jeans, cotton clothing, and anything not designed for water sports are not permitted.
Children over the age of 5 are not allowed in opposite gender locker rooms. Speak with the pool coordinator if this poses a problem for your family.
Women escorting boys under the age of five enter through the women's locker room.
Men escorting girls under the age of five enter through the men's locker room.
We attempt to keep the pools at or near 84°. If the pool temperature drops below 80°, participants will be sent home.
Eagle Ridge Middle School
Pool depth ranges from 3 1/2 to 12 feet with diving boards. Enter southwest lower level, door 1.
Nicollet Middle School
Pool depth ranges from 3 to 5 feet. No diving permitted.
Enter east side, door 15 near the tennis courts.
The pool will be closed for treatment when fecal matter is observed or suspected in the pool. Children under 3 years old or participants experiencing habitual accidents are required to wear a waterproof swim diaper covered by a swimsuit, as required by the Dept of Health. Failure to comply with this will result in prohibition from using pool.
Parent and Child 1
Age 6 to 24 months
Children will work on getting wet with toys and kicking, blowing bubbles, underwater exploration, floating, gliding and leg action on front and back. Parent/adult MUST accompany children in the water during this class. Children who are not potty trained must wear a waterproof swim diaper covered by a swim suit.
Parent and Child 2
Children will work on ways to enter and exit the pool, going under water, opening eyes and retrieving objects, bobbing, floating and gliding, and combined leg and arm action on front and back. Parent/adult MUST accompany children in the water during this class. Children who are not potty trained must wear a waterproof swim diaper covered by a swim suit.
This small-class-size, early preschool swim experience is for the young
swimmer ready to go it alone, but not quite ready for preschool swim lessons. Also great for parents who don’t want to get into the water.
Skills include: entering and exiting water, blowing bubbles, going under water, opening eyes and retrieving submerged objects, front and back floats and glides, rolling over, treading with arm and hand actions, and combined arm and leg actions on front and back, 2 body lengths.
This course is designed for children who have passed the Preschool 1 swimming class. To enter this level, children must be able to fully submerge face and be comfortable swimming on front and back with support. Skills include: bobbing, opening eyes under water and retrieving objects, front and back floats and glides, rolling over, treading using arm and leg actions, fining and combined arm and leg actions on front and back, 3 body lengths.
This course is designed for children who have passed both Preschool 1 and 2. To enter this level, children must be able to swim on front and back 3 body lengths with little assistance. Skills include: jumping in, holding breath, front, back, jellyfish and tuck floats, changing direction while swimming, treading, fining, and combined arm and leg actions on front and back, 5 body lengths.
Link to Preschool Swim
Children must be at least five years old to enter Levels 1-6B.
Introduction to Water Skills Introduction to Water Skills— Students will be introduced to water skills and learn to move comfortably through the water; work on entering and exiting water, blowing bubbles, bobbing, opening eyes underwater and retrieving objects, front and back floats and glides, rolling over, treading with arm and hand actions, and combined leg and arm actions on front and back; exit skills.
Fundamental Aquatic Skills Students will learn to safely enter chest-deep water, work on holding breath, bobbing, opening eyes underwater and retrieving objects, front, back, jellyfish and tuck floats, changing direction while swimming, treading with arm and leg actions, fining, and combined arm and leg actions on front and back, five body lengths; exit skills.
Stroke Development Students will learn to enter water by jumping and diving from the side in a sitting and kneeling position, bobbing to safety, survival and back floats, treading water, front glide with flutter and dolphin kicks, front crawl and elementary backstroke 15 yards, breaststroke and scissors kick; exit skills.
Stroke Improvement Students will learn to dive (if depth permits) from compact or stride position; swim underwater, feet-first surface dive, survival swimming, front crawl and elementary backstroke 25 yards, back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly 15 yards, back glide with flutter and dolphin kicks, treading water for two minutes and front and back crawl open turns; exit skills.
Stroke Refinement Students will learn to perform a shallow-angle dive (if depth permits) and begin swimming; tuck and pike surface dives, front and back flip turns, treading water for five minutes, front crawl and elementary backstroke 50 yards, back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly 25 yards, standard scull for 30 seconds, exit skills.
ALL LEVEL 6 CLASSES
: Students will learn to swim front and back crawl 100 yards; breaststroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke and butterfly 50 yards; turns to all strokes; exit skills. 6A: Personal Water Safety Students will work on front crawl and elementary backstroke 100 yards, back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly 50 yards, survival and back floats for five minutes, survival swimming 10 minutes, treading water, surface dives, turns for all strokes, surface dives, exit skills. 6B: Fitness Swimmer This course is designed for those swimmers who are interested in swimming to stay fit. Students will work on front crawl and elementary backstroke 100 yards, back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly 50 yards, circle swimming, using a pace clock, using pull buoys, fins and paddles while swimming, principles of setting up an exercise program, aquatic exercise and turns for all strokes. (Prerequisite: Level 6A).
Link to Registration Site
One-to-one lessons are custom-fit to your swimming ability, while advancing your swimming skills according to American Red Cross specifications. Semi-Individualized lessons are available for two students at the same swim level and age. Registration and payment must be received at the same time.
These 30-minute lessons are ideal for
The older child as a new swimmer
The child needing individual attention
The child with special needs
The apprehensive child
The new adult swimmer
The child needing concentration on one or more specific skills to advance to the next swim level
Link to Individualized Swim
For lap swimmers of every level. This is great exercise with very low impact. Swim at your own pace. It's a fun way to increase endurance, lose weight, tone up and become stress free! Great for cross-trainers or just the "kickers". Bring your neighbors, family and co-workers! Must be able to swim 50 yards continuously.
Individualized Swim Lessons
If you're looking for an in-depth, personalized swim class, our one-to-one lessons will provide individualized attention to your specific needs. The class will be custom-fit to your swimming level/ability. Instructors provide private instruction, advancing student's swimming skills according to American Red Cross swim specifications. 30-minute classes are ideal for tri-athletes in training, and new, or out-of-practice adult swimmers.
Water aerobics is beneficial for many reasons. First, it's low-impact. Second, it's an activity that focuses on range of motion and strength building. Third, it's cardiovascular exercise that can assist with weight control. No swimming skills necessary, pool depth does not exceed 5 feet. Classes are held at Nicollet Jr. High during the school year.
Water Safety Aide
Age 13 and up
Learn the objectives, duties and responsibilities of an aide and the skills to teach preschool swim and levels 1-6. Learn stroke techniques, safety skills and build endurance and then shadow a water safety instructor. This is a hands-on experience. Upon completion you'll be able to teach all the skills at the level you are shadowing, fill out worksheets, give corrective and positive feedback and organize lesson plans in a progressive manner.
Age 12 and up
This course will prepare you to take the American Red Cross Lifeguard class when you turn 15.
Front crawl, breast stroke, and side stroke will be strengthened. Students practice swimming 300 yards continuously, retrieving a 10 pound brick from deep water, treading water for 2 minutes without hands, entering the water with the rescue tube, victim rescues and removal from the water, backboarding, introduction into CPR & first aid, and more. Per Red Cross requirements, goggles may be worn for the 300 yard swim only.
AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD
Plus Water Park Module Age 15+
Successful completion of this course includes passing written tests with a a score of 80% or better and a physical skills test.
Swim 300 yards continuously using a combination of breast stroke and front crawl. Swim 20 yards and surface dive 7-10 feet to retrieve a 10 pound brick ans swim back within 1 minute 40 seconds. Tread water for 2 minutes without hands. Goggles may be worn for the 300 yard swim only.
Upon successful completion of class you will acquire ARC certification in life guarding for pools and water parks, CPR/AED for infants, children and adults, first aid, and blood borne pathogens. Certification valid for 2 years. Lifeguard manual is provided. Bring a swim suit, towel,dinner, water bottle and notebook to each class. One piece swim suit required for females.
Be prepared to show proof of age (driver's license or birth certificate showing you are age 15 on or before the last day of class).
Must show proof of current Red Cross Lifeguard Certification
LINK to Current Certification Classes
Open swim at Nicollet
June 14-August 18
Monday & Wednesday
11 am-12:30 pm
No swim July 5
Children under 12 months free with paying adult.
Non-swimmers must be accompanied in the water by a paying adult.