Swimming Lessons @ Central Pool



Important information about our aquatics programs:

  • Everyone who enters the pool must take a thorough shower before class.
  • Children should use the bathroom before class.
  • The Recreation Department is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Please bring a lock.
  • Children 8 years and above need to go to Central, South High, or North High. The shallow end at North and South is the same depth as Central.
  • Children need to be 48 inches tall to go to Central.
  • Parents are responsible for their own children before, during, and after swimming lessons.
  • When schools close due to weather, the pools close as well.
  • *If your child is not able to stand or self sufficient in the pool he/she will be transferred out of the class.
  • If you have questions or concerns, please email Geri Rusch at grusch@sasd.net.
  • Central Pool is located at 607 S Water St
  • Rec Dept office is located at 3330 Stahl Rd

$15.00 Resident, $23.00 Non Resident

Winter/Spring registration will open Thursday, December 15. Online and previously dropped off registrations will open at 8:00 am and walk in and phone will start at Noon.

Registration will open for the following classes on December 15 at 8:00 for online and Noon for walk in and phone registrations.

January 10-February 14

4:30-5:10 pm Step 3 Code 10139

5:30-6:10 pm Step 2 Code 10140

6:30-7:10 pm Step 4 Code 10141

February 21-March 21

4:30-5:10 pm Step 2 Code 10147

5:30-6:10 pm Step 3 Code 10148

6:30-7:10 pm Step 5 Code 10149

April 4-May 9

4:30-5:10 pm Step 5 Code 10155

5:30-6:10 pm Step 3 Code 10156

6:30-7:10 pm Step 2 Code 10157

October 26-November 30

4:00-4:40 pm Step 2 Code 10040

5:00-5:40 pm Step 3 Code 10041

Registration will open for the following classes on December 15 at 8:00 for online and Noon for walk in and phone registrations.

January 11-February 15

4:00-4:40 pm Step 2 Code 10142

5:00-6:00 pm Step 3 Code 10143

February 22-March 22

4:00-4:40 pm Step 2 Code 10150

5:00-5:40 pm Step 4 Code 10151

April 5-May 10

4:00-4:40 pm Step 3 Code 10158

5:00-5:40 pm Step 2 Code 10159

October 27-December 1

4:30-5:10 pm Step 3 Code 10042

5:30-6:10 pm Step 2 Code 10043


Registration will open for the following classes on December 15 at 8:00 for online and Noon for walk in and phone registrations.

January 12-February 16

4:30-5:10 pm Step 4 Code 10144

5:30-6:10 pm Step 2 Code 10145

6:30-7:10 pm Step 5 Code 10146

February 23-March 23

4:30-5:10 pm Step 3 Code 10152

5:30-6:10 pm Step 2 Code 10153

6:30-7:10 pm Step 4 Code 10154

April 6-May 11

4:30-5:10 pm Step 2 Code 10160

5:30-6:10 pm Step 3 Code 10161

6:30-7:10 pm Step 4 Code 10162

Explanation of Steps

Develops flutter kick, free-floating on front and back, and front crawl is introduced. (Step 2 at James Madison pool is for ages 5-7 only.)

For the child age 7 and under who may not be ready for a larger pool. All Step 3 skills are introduced except diving.

Coordinated rhythmic breathing for front crawl, back crawl, butterfly kick, and diving.

Perfects both front and back crawls, elementary backstroke and breaststroke kick. Added endurance on all strokes and standing dives.

Refines all strokes and flip turns are added. more endurance and surface dives.

Personal safety, a review of all strokes plus safety around the water and endurance.

Learn the skills it takes to become a lifeguard before you're eligible to be certified. Must be able to swim 25 yards and be comfortable in deep water.

Ages 11-14 only. This is NOT a certified lifeguard training course.

Private Lessons

Would your child benefit from one-on-one lessons with one of our instructors? Does your child have any special needs? We can help you overcome any fears you may have with water. Caring, patient instructors will provide 30-minute private lessons at James Madison or Central Pool depending on availability.

Fee: $20.00 per person for a 30-minute lesson

Contact Geri Rusch to arrange a private lesson at 920-459-6739 or grusch@sasd.net.