Rapid City Aquatics is pleased to be a Licensed Training Provider (LTP) for American Red Cross courses. All class registrations end one week prior to start date. If less than 5 participants, class may be cancelled.
Certification includes: Lifeguard, Waterpark, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, and First Aid. Participants must be 15 years of age on or before the end date of the course.
Pre-course Swim Requirements:
Participants must attend all dates, complete online precourse work, pass precourse swim requirements, pass all written tests, and complete all physical skills to obtain certification. No makeup days will be offered. No refunds will be offered if failure to pass.
To register, contact the Swim Center at (605) 394-5223, or register online here.
Course Fee: varies on class
Ages: 16 years old and up
Course Fee: $165.00
|Babysitter's Training Course||
Learn the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly provide care for children and infants. This two-day training will help participants develop leadership skills, learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe, help children behave, and learn about basic child care and first aid. Each participant will receive a Babysitter's Certification card with completion of the class. Students will also learn the skills of CPR for children and infants and receive a second certification card after completion and passing the written exam.
Ages: 17 years old and up
The Aquatics Division offers a variety of American Red Cross Health and Safety Courses. Contact us at 394-5223 for your specific needs.
- Lap Swimming
One length of the indoor pool equals 25 yards. Swim 18 lengths for a quarter mile, 36 for a half mile and 72 lengths for one mile. Come down, start slowly and work up to swimming miles per visit. If swimming is not your forte, use the same distances while you are walking in the pool. Please share the lanes with other patrons.
- Water Walking
If swimming is not your forte, come down and walk the same distances with a buoyancy belt in the lap pool. If you are not comfortable in deep water, walk in our channel. It takes 30 trips around the channel and pipe to equal one mile. We ask that you walk and share the channel with our classes and other patrons.
Come to the Swim Center during open swim and our staff will host your party. We will provide party favors, pop, ice cream, and all paper products needed. Our friendly staff will also take care of all clean-up duties. No mess, no fuss, just a great time! All you need to do is bring a cake, if you want one, and the kids. Party goers are welcome to stay and swim for the remainder of the open swim session. Reservations are required, so call the Swim Center at 394-5223 to reserve your party date.
$89.00 for 2 1/2 hour time block for 8 children; $9.00 for each additional child; $6.00 general admission for those ages 3-59 not receiving the "extras".
$73.00 for 1 1/2 hour time block for 8 children; $9.00 for each additional child; $6.00 general admission for those ages 3-59 not receiving the "extras".
NOTE: Children under seven years old attending the party must have an adult in the water within arm's reach. Also, swim pants are required at all pools for children who are not toilet trained.
We do not provide towel service--make sure to bring a towel with you!