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The Rock Valley Public Swimming Pool is located in the center of Rock Valley. From Highway 18 turn north on 13th Avenue and go one block. The pool is located on the west side of the street.
Click here for map.

 

The American Red Cross offers comprehensive, developmentally appropriate Swimming and Water Safety courses that teach you, your child or other family members how to swim skillfully and safely, and think and act safely in, on and around the water.

 

Parent and Child Aquatics - (about 6 months to 3 years):

Parents & children learn together through a fun-filled class to increase children’s comfort in the water and build a foundation of basic aquatic and water safety skills.

 

Preschool Aquatics “NEW”:

Three fun, age-appropriate levels teach basic aquatic safety and survival skills to increase children’s comfort level in and around the water. These classes are NOT required to enter Learn-to-Swim

 

Level 1. 

Preschool I --“Guppies” - (about 4 to 5 years old):
  *All skills done with support:
  Enter & exit water using ladder, steps or side
  Blow bubbles through mouth & nose
  Submerge mouth, nose and eyes
  Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects
  Front and back glides
  Recover from a front glide to a vertical position
  Roll from front to back and back to front
  Tread with arm and hand actions
  Alternating & simultaneous leg actions on front & back
  Alternating & simultaneous arm actions on front & back
  Combined arm & leg actions on front & back
  Plus age-appropriate water safety topics
 
Preschool II – “Mudturtles” - (about 4 to 5 years old):
   *All skills done with support:
  Enter water by stepping in
  Exit water using ladder, steps or side
  Bobbing
  Open eyes under water & retrieve submerged objects
  Front & back floats and glides
  Recover from a front or back float or glide to a vertical position
  Roll from front to back and back to front
  Tread water using arm and leg actions
  Combined arm & leg actions on front & back
  Finning arm action on back
  Plus age-appropriate water safety topics

 

Preschool III – “Sunfish” - (about 4 to 5 years old):
  Enter water by jumping in
  Fully submerge and hold breath
  Bobbing
  Front, jellyfish and tuck floats
  Recover from a front and back float or glide
  Back float and glide
  Change direction of travel while swimming on front or back
  Tread water using arm & leg actions
  Combined arm & leg actions on front & back
  Finning arm action on back
  Plus age-appropriate water safety topics
  If a student successfully passes this class they will automatically enter Learn-to-Swim Level 2 the following year

**Please Note:  Choose a Preschool class based on your student’s ability and ease in/around water. See “Help!” page for guidelines!
 
Learn-to-Swim Classes - (about 6 years through adult):

Level 1:  Introduction to Water Skills
  Enter & exit water using ladder, steps or side
  Blow bubbles through mouth and nose
  Bobbing
  Open eyes under water & retrieve submerged objects
  Front & back glides & back float
  Recover to vertical position
  Roll from front to back & back to front
  Tread water using arm & hand actions
  Alternating & simultaneous arm actions on front & back
  Alternating & simultaneous arm actions on front & back
  Combined arm & leg actions on front & back
  Plus age-appropriate water safety topics

 

Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills:
  Enter water by stepping or jumping from side
  Exit water using ladder, steps or side
  Fully submerge and hold breath
  Bobbing
  Open eyes under water & retrieve submerged objects
  Front, jellyfish and tuck floats
  Front & back glides & back float
  Recover to vertical position
  Roll from front to back & back to front
  Change direction of travel while swimming on front or back 
  Tread water using arm and leg actions
  Combined arm & leg actions on front & back
  Finning arm action on back
  Plus age-appropriate water safety topics

 

Level 3: Stroke Development:
  Enter water by jumping from the side
  Headfirst entries from side in sitting & kneeling positions
  Bobbing while moving toward safety
  Rotary breathing
  Survival float
  Back float
  Change from vertical to horizontal position on front & back
  Tread water
  Flutter, dolphin and scissors kicks
  Front crawl & elementary backstroke
  Plus age-appropriate water safety topics

 

Level 4: Stroke Improvement:
  Headfirst entries from side in compact & stride positions
  Swim under water
  Feet first surface dive
  Survival swimming
  Front crawl & backstroke open turns
  Tread water using 2 different kicks
  Front & back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke,   sidestroke and butterfly
  Flutter & dolphin dicks on back
  Plus age-appropriate water safety topics

 

Level 5:  Stroke Refinement:
  Shallow-angle dive from the side
  Tread water
  Tuck & pike surface dives, submerge completely
  Front flip turn & backstroke flip turn while swimming
  Front 7 back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly
  Standard scull
  Plus age-appropriate water safety topics

 

Level 6: Swimming and Skill Proficiency:
  Fitness Swimmer
  Personal Water Safety
  Fundamentals of Diving

 

GuardStart - (ages 11-14):

Learn what it takes to be a great lifeguard—from lifesaving & leadership skills to fitness & professional development. Helps prepare you for Lifeguard Training.  3-year program

 

Basic Water Safety - (14 years old to adult):
Course designed to present easy-to-remember safety tips for community and backyard pools, spas, lakes, water parks, oceans, rivers & more!  Ideal for parents or individuals involved in activities in or around water.  The BWS course does not require in-water skills, but does have optional water activities included.  Red Cross Certification valid for 3 years will be awarded upon successful completion.

 

Lifeguard Training

Looking for a rewarding and challenging summer job? This course will prepare you as a lifeguard!  Go to the RV Recreation office or www.cityofrockvalley.com for more information.

 

Questions? Contact us by phone at: 712-476-5523 or
Email us at: rvpool@cityofrockvalley.com

Phone: 

(712) 476-5523



Email:
rvpool@cityofrockvalley.com


 

Address:
1111 13th Avenue
Rock Valley, IA 51247


 

Private Swim Lessons, Openings Available! 

July 9-13, July 16-20, July 23-27, or July 30-August 3

 

Learn-to-Swim Lessons Openings Available!

Session 3: July 9-20

 

*In case of inclement weather or pool maintenance, please listen to KSOU 93.9FM or call the pool before arriving. For cancellations or postponements, visitwww.snowcaponline.net & search Rock Valley Rec, then click on pool to sign up for email and/or text alerts.