Programs

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Polly's Swim School

Pirates Bay and Calypso Cove are the perfect place for your child’s swimming lessons. Whether your child is new to the water or simply learning to become a stronger swimmer, we have a class for every skill level. 

Learning to swim significantly reduces the risk of drowning. Drowning is the 2nd leading cause of unintentional injury death for children under 14, with the highest rates among children ages 1-4. Whether or not you plan to head to the pool, water is all around us - in rivers, lakes, drainage ditches, bathtubs, and even large puddles. By equipping your child with the lifesaving skill of swimming you'll be opening doors to a lifetime of fun, fitness, and even employment opportunities!  And did you know, children can participate in swimming lessons before they can walk? Parent/child swim lessons provide water safety education and bonding opportunities that can last a lifetime.

Due to the limited space available in each session and class, a registration waitlist will be maintained. Those who register for a class and do not attend the first class in their session will lose their spot to a student on the waitlist.

Parent and Child Swim Lessons : Recommended for children ages 6 months to 3 years old.
Family members introduce infants & toddlers to the joy of swimming. Infants & toddlers will be encouraged to blow bubbles, play with water toys, and experience the reaching and kicking that will later lead to proper stroke development. Toddlers will also be encouraged to float on front & back. Our focus is fun and comfort in the water.

Pre-School Swim Lessons : Recommended for children ages 3 to 5 years old.
This level is a fun introduction to water with an emphasis the basic mechanics of swimming with support in the shallow end. Safety rules and introductory lifesaving techniques are also taught at this level.

Learn to Swim Lessons : Recommended for children ages 5 to 12 years old.
The Learn to Swim program focuses on building skills one step at a time. By giving your child the opportunity to master one element before moving on to the next, our Learn to Swim classes make it easy to build confidence in the water. During the first class of each session your child will be tested to determine what Learn to Swim level they are in. After testing each child will be placed into a level class and will remain in that class for the rest of the session.


Jr. Lifeguard

Don’t sit at home all summer, come to Pirates Bay Waterpark and learn what it is like to be a lifeguard. Become a Jr. Guard (ages 11-15). Work with the lifeguards and learn what the lifeguards do as well as valuable lifesaving skills.


American Red Cross Lifeguard Class

The American Red Cross lifeguard course will certify students in Lifeguarding, CPR and AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid. Students must be 15 years of age by the last day of class and pass a swim assessment. Attendance at every class day is required.

Swim Assessment*
300 yards continuously
Tread water for 2 minutes
Retrieve a 10-pond brick from 8 feet & return to the designated spot
*If student is unable to complete pre-test for lifeguard class, all students will be then tested for shallow water lifeguard


American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Class

The American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor course trains instructor candidates to teach American Red Cross Lifeguarding, Shallow Water Lifeguarding, Aquatic Attraction Lifeguarding, Waterfront Skills, Waterpark Skills, First Aid, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers, Administering Emergency Oxygen and Bloodborne Pathogens. This course prepares instructor candidates to use course and presentation materials, conduct training sessions and evaluate the progress of candidates in a professional-level course.