Planned Closing Dates for Carl Levin Park Outdoor Pool

As summer comes to an end, we say goodbye to another swim season:

  • Open Tuesday (8/10), Wednesday (8/11), Friday (8/13).
  • Open Swim 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Closes for season on August 13.
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ALL DATES, TIMES, AND SCHEDULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR CANCELLATION BY THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT.

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Welcome from the Director

Howdy!

Thank you for supporting the Carl Levin Park Swimming Pool; we’re happy you’re here! Summertime in Central Texas can be brutal, and there’s no better way to beat the heat than going for a dip right in the middle of town. Though our policies and procedures will be a bit more in depth this year, we hope that you will enjoy your time with us in the same way that you and your family have since the pool opened in 1999. Whether you are participating in an aquatics fitness class, learning to swim for the first time, or just enjoying a refreshing dip, we look forward to meeting you!

Sincerely,

Jeff Achee

Parks and Recreation Director

Water Safety
About Carl Levin Park Outdoor Park Pool
Pool Rules
COVID-19 Policies
Health and Hygiene
Pricing
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Learn-to-Swim Introduction

Important

We ask that all parents read the information in this booklet. Not only will it answer many questions you may have, but you will be able to tell your children what they will be doing and learning. We believe this will make them more enthusiastic about their lessons as well as eager to learn.

Medical Problems

Medical histories should be available at pool site for students with medical problems. Inform staff upon registration of any special accommodations needed.

Instructors and Aides

Water Safety Instructors and Instructor Aides are certified by the American Red Cross. Advanced Aides are certified as Water Safety Instructor Aides.

WARNING!

A certificate from any one of our classes does not ensure against drowning. Panic is the major cause of drowning and even a good swimmer can panic. Parents should at all times watch children around water, even when a lifeguard is on duty. Parents know their child's ability level and can spot a problem more quickly that a lifeguard. Never assume that a child is safe in a swim ring, inner-tube, float toy, or holding onto a kickboard. The child may float into water over their head or lose their floating support and find themselves too far from safety.


Swim Lesson Goals

  • Safety of all students.
  • Provide a positive and happy experience.
  • Teach students to enjoy the water.
  • Impart the life skill of swimming.
  • Educate on water safety.
  • Emphasize self-help which is the ability to get oneself out of a dangerous situation by not panicking, rolling over onto the back, floating, and calling for help or by swimming to the side and calling for help and getting out.

Evaluation of Skills

Evaluations will be done by program supervisors for strokes that students swim for 25 yards or more and evaluations will be done by instructors if the stroke is swam for less than 25 yards. Evaluations are completed on the 7th and 8th day of class. All students receive a certificate listings skills taught and evaluated. Instructors will indicate on the certificate the class that students should enroll in next. Most children require more than one session in a particular level before advancing to the next level. Endurance, coordination, and comfort in the water contribute to the student's progress. Remaining in a level for more than one session does not mean the child has not improved, but that more practice is needed to improve current skills and prepare for more advanced skills of the next level.


Learn-to-Swim Registration

POOL SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Begins Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. at the Recreation Center.

Your child must have mastered the skills of all preceding classes when registering a new level. If you child has passed a level, but has not practices recently, we recommend your child repeat their last level completed.

Registration dates and procedures are subject to change by management.

Pricing

 Residents   Non-Resident 
$40 $50

 

Refunds and Transfers

All refunds and transfers must be requested at least seven days before the session begins to ensure staff have adequate time to prepare for necessary instructor assignments based upon attendance. No refunds or transfer will be permitted less than seven days before session begins.

Doctor's note is required for full refund or transfer due to extended illness.

A $5 administrative fee is charge for all refunds.

Attendance

Please be punctual, but if you are late to class, please take your child to the instructor in the pool. Please do not bring children earlier than 5 minutes before class. Children who attend all classes will benefit.


Learn-To-Swim Schedule

POOL SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Session 1: June 1 - June 11

Time   Level Description 

 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

 2 (Minnows)

1 (Frogs)

3 (Seahorses)

2 (Minnows)

Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Introduction to Water Skills

Stroke Development

Fundamental Aquatic Skills


Session 2:
June 15 - June 25

Time   Level Description 

 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

3 (Seahorses)

2 (Minnows)

2 (Minnows)

1 (Frogs)

Stroke Development

Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Introduction to Water Skills


Session 3:
July 6 - July 16

Time   Level Description 

 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

3 (Seahorses)

0 (Starfish)

1 (Frogs)

2 (Minnows)

Stroke Development

Parent & Child Aquatics

Introduction to Water Skills

Fundamental Aquatic Skills


Session 4:
July 20 - July 30

Time   Level Description 

 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

4 & 5 (Crocs & Dolphins)

2 (Minnows)

1 (Frogs)

2 (Minnows)

Stroke Improvement

Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Introduction to Water Skills

Fundamental Aquatic Skills

 

Session 5: August 3 - August 13

Time   Level Description 

 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

2 (Minnows)

0 (Starfish)

3 (Seahorses)

4 & 5 (Crocs & Dolphins)

Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Parent & Child Aquatics

Stroke Development

Stroke Improvement

 

All classes meet Tuesday - Friday for two weeks. Classes are approximately 45 minutes in length. Parents are encouraged to attend lessons. Classes will have a 12 person maximum per level. Children ages 6 months to 15 years are eligible to register.

Learn-to-Swim Policies
Learn-to-Swim Parents
Learn-to-Swim Frequently Asked Questions
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Jeff Achee
Jeff AcheeDirector of Parks and Recreation[email protected]
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