How do you take your water? Do you prefer early morning laps with just you and your thoughts, or do you prefer to do battle with rogue toddlers armed with the latest in water gun technology? Our pools are made to handle every type of aquatic pursuit, from leisurely cannonballs to intense team competition.
With year round programs that include swim lessons, swim team, lap swimming, AquaFit classes and, of course, just general play time, the NLRAC is home to all of your aquatic pursuits. So, come on in! The water’s fine.
Traditionally, the goal of swim lessons is to turn little land rovers into little water creatures and we are really great at it. However, lessons aren’t just for the wee ones anymore. We help adults fine tune technique, discover lap swimming or prepare for triathlons. Come on in. The water’s fine.
Please refer to the registration form for details and pricing. If you have questions or would like to register, contact Brianna Ushery, 501-812-5555.
SWIM LESSON REGISTRATION
If your “fish” is ready to try out for the swim team, email Brianna Ushery, or call 501-225-3601, ext. 310 to schedule an appointment. Your swimmer will be asked to demonstrate specific skills and stroke technique. He or she must be able to swim the length of the pool and tread water for one minute.
After we have processed your registration, we will email you a link for the online portion. Please plan to complete all online lessons of your training at least two days prior to your on-site skills session. Once you complete the online course, you must print the completion report from the Main Menu page of the online course. You are required to bring your completion report to the on-site skills session in order to verify completion of the online course.
2020 Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course Options
March 3 – 5
April 7 – 9
May 12 – 14
May 19 – 21
June 3 – 4
2020 Red Cross Lifeguard Re-certification Course Options
When A Lifeguard Is On Duty
1 Month to 5 Years
Parents of children in this age group must provide “touch supervision,” i.e., maintaining an arm’s length distance between you and your child.
6 to 7 Years
Parents must maintain visual supervision from the pool or whirlpool deck.
8 to 14 Years
Children may swim unsupervised but their parent or member guardian must remain on the premises. Children in this age range may be asked to pass a swim test if there is concern about their safety.
When No Lifeguard Is On Duty
1 Month to 5 Years: Touch supervision
6 – 14 Years: Visual supervision from the pool deck
Children are more susceptible to overheating than adults. Some physicians warn against young children being in whirlpools because of their inability to regulate their body temperature. Others suggest children not stay in hot tubs for more than 5 minutes at a time. All agree that toddlers and infants are particularly susceptible to overheating. Children should never go under water or bring toys in the whirlpool.
Locker Room Policy
Children, under the age of 10, must be directly supervised by a parent or guardian in the locker rooms and showers.
Children, under the age of 15, must be directly supervised by a parent or guardian in the whirlpools, saunas and steam rooms.
The pool will be cleared when thunder is heard or lightning is seen and remain cleared until 30 minutes after the last sound of thunder or sighting of lightning. For your convenience, the lifeguard will post “pool closed” signs and will alert the Front Desk. If it is raining and there is no thunder or lightning, swimmers will be allowed to swim at the discretion of the lifeguards.