Youth Aquatics

The DRC offers youth aquatic classes in the form of American Red Cross swimming lessons.

Classes and swimming lesson levels vary by season. Some classes are held at Rock River Rapids Aquatic Park during the summer.

For questions or concerns, please contact Donita Grinde-Houtman, Aquatic Programs Coordinator, by phone at 316.788.3781 or by email at


Determining what level of swim lessons your child would be best suited in can be difficult. The DRC has put together a cheat sheet below to help. If you know the correct level, browse our swimming lessons to register.
**Choosing the Correct Swim Level**

water safety Tips - with wade S. Turtle!  

In your house and in your yard, watch for water, 
be on guard!
Water hazards around the house, yard or neighborhood may include:

  • Bathtubs, toilets
  • Dog bowls
  • Cleaning or 5 gallon buckets
  • Wading or swimming pool
  • Retention ponds
  • Rivers, streams or canals
  • Fountains

Awareness provides prevention for our little ones!