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 donita@derbyrec.com.

SWIMMING LESSONS 

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!  

Swim as a pair near a lifeguard's chair!

You should always swim near a lifeguard or another adult who is responsible for watching you to provide help if you need it.

Lifeguards are responsible for the safety of people when they are swimming or playing in the water.  They have special training to:

  • Prevent emergencies
  • Recognize emergencies
  • Respond to emergencies

Parents are responsible for watching and keeping their children safe in all pools.

  • Avoid distractions while watching your children when they are in or near the water
  • Enroll your children in swimming lessons
  • Establish rules regarding when children are allowed to enter the water

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