There's still time this summer for preschoolers and youth to learn to swim or improve their existing swimming skills.
JCPRD's summer swim lessons have sessions beginning July 9 and 23 at both the Roeland Park Aquatic Center
, 4843 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park, and at the Prairie Village Pool at 7710 Delmar, Prairie Village.
"JCPRD lessons are going great" said Aquatics Leader Shannon Plueger. "We have had nothing but compliments on swim lessons. The pool water is refreshing. Lifeguards and instructors have a smile on their faces, and love what they are doing."
Plueger estimated that over the summer, about 250 participants will take part in JCPRD's group lessons swim lessons, and another 50 will take part in private lessons. She added that parents appreciate JCPRD’s seasoned instructors, many of which return year after year, as well as the course structure.
District swim lessons offer a progression of instructional courses which can take a swimmer from basic level skills to pre-swim team skills. Swim lessons for preschool and youth involve eight 30-minute lessons for $60 for Johnson County residents or $66 for nonresidents.
Preschool offerings include a Parent & Tot class for ages six months to two and one-half years with a parent, and an Aqua Tot Class for ages two and one-half to five. Youth classes for ages five and older are generally skill-based and are not age specific. Levels include Novice, Advance Novice, and Intermediate. All of these programs have classes beginning July 9 and 23. Private swim lessons for adults at all skill levels are also available by appointment.
To find these programs in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online at jcprd.com, browse first under preschool or youth and then under aquatics. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords “swim lesson.” For more information or to register by phone, call (913) 831-3359 or register online.
Keep in mind that Aug. 12 is the last day of pool operations this year for the RPAC. During an October 2017 storm, the dome which used to cover the pool from Labor Day to Memorial Day received extensive damage, and a decision was made by city and JCPRD officials to operate RPAC as a summer season-only facility for the foreseeable future.