Aquatics Programs at BCC

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Children's Aquatics

RCBC Aquatic's offers children's swim lessons and competitive clinics for children from 6 month - 13 years of age. When trying to determine if learning to swim is important to your child, consider that swimming is the only sport that can save a child's life. All children learn to swim at their own pace and in their own way. Each child's individual personality, readiness, maturity, ability to follow directions, learning style, physical coordination, and practice time affect how long it takes to swim.

SIGN UP NOW! Call (609) 894-9311 or (856) 222-9311, ext. 1496 or 1497 to answer questions about swim lessons OR to obtain the next available class schedule. Register your child through the Personal and Professional Development's Registration Office by submitting the registration form or following the "How to Register" information located in the first pages of the current brochure.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please make sure that when you register the student's name and details are provided and not the parent's.


Swim Lesson Descriptions

AQUA TOTS - 6 months & up
Parents participate in the pool as their child learns basic swim skills and water safety. Both swim diapers and tight-fitting plastic pants are REQUIRED for children under three or any age not toilet trained.

SUPER TOTS - 3 years & 4 years old
It’s time to solo! Your child’s earliest water experience without having their parent in the water. Children must participate in a pre-screening and be able to work comfortably in the pool without their parent. To schedule a convenient pre-screening time, select Option 1 at (609) 894-4278.Child MUST be 3 years old by start date and also be toilet trained.

PRE-SCHOOL LESSONS – 4 to 6 years old
This course provides students with opportunities for success with fundamental swimming skills. Instruction focuses on water adjustment and introduction to performing basic skills independently with an emphasis on water safety. Students are grouped according to their swimming ability

School-Age Lessons, SHALLOW WATER – 6 years and older
LEVEL 1 - Non-swimmer, needs to develop basic aquatic skills
LEVEL 2 - Non-swimmer, swims independently with float (front and back 5 yards)

School-Age Lessons, DEEP WATER – 6 years and older
LEVEL 3 - Beginner swimmer, swims independently without float (front and back, 5 yards)
LEVEL 4 - Intermediate swimmer, stroke improvement
LEVEL 5 - Experienced swimmer, stroke refinement

Mini Competitive Swimming Clinic
This swim clinic is geared for 5 to 7 year olds who can swim a minimum of 10 yds in the deep end of the pool, without flotation aids. Course will focus on development of the four competitive strokes as well as introduction to starts and relays.

Competitive Swimming Clinic
Competitive swimming instruction focuses on teaching competition level performance of starts, turns, and stroke mechanics for improved competition performance. Swimmers should be at least 7 years old and be able to swim 2 lengths of the pool and three of the four strokes.

Adult Swim Lessons
Have you always wanted to learn to swim? Let our experienced and understanding staff guide you to become comfortable in our pool and begin your exploration of the wonders of the aquatic world. You may also want to consider taking a private lesson or semi-private lesson, with a friend, to begin your aquatic adventure.


Parent Information on Drowning Prevention and Supervision

Never leave your child unsupervised in or near a swimming pool, hot tub, or spa, even for a second. Even in a pool with a lifeguard, supervising your children is your responsibility!

Don’t allow barriers, such as fences or walls, to give you false sense of security regarding your child’s safety. There is no substitute for supervision.

Keep toys, tricycles, and other children’s playthings away from the pool or spa. Don’t consider your children to be "drown—proof" because you enrolled then in "waterproofing" or swimming classes.

Don’t rely on "water wings" or inflatable devices to keep your child afloat. They are not substitutes for ability or supervision.

Make sure your pool or spa has effective barriers—— fence/wall/latched doors/covers/alarms—-that guard against unauthorized access. Make sure doors and windows leading to the pool area are closed and are never propped open. Gates should have self - closing, self-latching mechanisms. Latches should be out of the reach of young children and kept in proper working order. Your pool or spa should always have well - maintained barriers or "layers of safety". Always drain standing (surface) water off of the pool or cover.

Learn how to administer lifesaving techniques to children including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) Install a phone, or keep a cordless phone in the pool or area. Know how to contact local emergency medical services. Post numbers in an easy-to-see place.

General Swim Lesson Guidelines and Policies

  • Fax or mail upon receipt of the brochure
  • No phone or walk in registrations until the posted date
  • Lessons are filled on a first come first served basis
  • A parent or responsible person is required to be present in the Building for all lessons
  • Make-ups are only available if the class is cancelled by RCBC and there is available time
  • Complimentary passes will be issued if requested when a child misses a scheduled class.
  • The Registration Fees must be submitted at the time of registration. No refunds once classes have started
  • Please be early
  • Children are grouped by age and ability. Swimming levels may be combined to form a group.
  • Parents are permitted in pool area only on observation days posted on the class outline.