Announcements & Contact

Contact:
712-476-5523
rvpool@cityofrockvalley.com

Address:
1111 13th Avenue
Rock Valley, IA 51247

Location:
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 a map.

Private Swim Lessons
Finished for 2019

Learn-to-Swim Lessons
Finished for 2019

In case of inclement weather or pool maintenance, please listen to KSOU 93.9FM or call the pool before arriving.

For cancellations or postponements, visit www.snowcaponline.net & search Rock Valley Rec, then click on “pool” to sign up for email and/or text alerts.

General Information

General Admission:
Family Season Pass: $100
Individual Season Pass: $60
Adult Punch Pass (15 visits): $50
Child Ages 4-17 (15 visits): $40

Daily Admission:
Ages 60+: $3.00
Ages 18+: $4.00
Ages 4-17: $3.00
3 & Under: free with paid adult

15 Punch Pass
Adult: $60.00
Student: $45.00

Purchase your early-bird season passes at the city office now through June 2! Stop by for Swim Lesson Late Registration & Season Pass Sales @ the Pool on June 4, 12:00-2: 00 pm.

After May 31st prices will be:
Family: $115.00
Family with a sitter: $135.00
Individual: $70.00

Water Aerobics Membership
Non-members: $75.00
Members: $50.00
10 Punch Pass:$35.00 or $4.00 per class
$25/with season pass: $50/water aerobics pass only

*Ages 3 & under are FREE & must be accompanied by a paid adult
*Everyone pays to enter the pool area
*Season passes may be purchased opening day starting at 1:00 p.m. or anytime during regular pool hours.

Pool Rules
Please read the pool rules before entering the pool. Rules are posted around the pool area.

  • Swimmers may be required to perform a swim test before using the diving boards.
  • Life jackets may be worn by children in the 3ft or wading pool area & within arm’s length of an adult in 4ft area only.
  • All diaper wearing children are required to wear swim diapers, which are available for purchase at the front desk.
  • No inflatable’s (except at night & Saturdays/Sundays)
  • For the health & safety of all patrons, please use the restrooms for diaper changing and wash hands with soap and water following all visits to the restroom.
  • Food, drink, and gum not allowed in the pool area.
  • Children 6 and under must have adult supervision in the pool area.
  • Please notify a lifeguard if you have questions or safety concerns.
  • Arm Floaties are not allowed at any time including Floatie Night.

Amenities:

  • Red Cross trained aquatic staff
  • Main pool with diving area
  • 3 ft. Training Pool
  • Enclosed 7-inch wading pool
  • Park with shade, picnic tables, and grills located next to the pool
  • Restrooms with showers and changing area
  • Lockers available upon request

Open Hours

June Open Swim Hours
Monday-Friday: 1:00-5:00 & 6:00-8: 00 pm
Saturday: 1:00-6: 00 pm
Sunday: 1:30-5: 00 pm

July Open Swim Hours
Monday-Friday: 1:00-5:00 & 6:00-8: 00 pm
Saturday: 1:00-7: 00 pm
Sunday: 1:30-5: 00 pm

Please listen to KSOU 93.9 for weather-related announcements.

Lap Swim Hours
June & July
Monday – Friday: 11:45-1: 00 pm & 5:00-6: 00 pm

August 1-22
Monday-Friday: 12:00pm-1: 00 pm
*Daily Admission Fees apply

Water Aerobics
Cardiovascular, strength, and flexibility workout in the water.
Low Impact! NO SWIMMING SKILLS REQUIRED!

June 7-August 2
Monday: 12:00-12: 30 pm
Tues. & Thurs.: 5:15-5: 45 pm

August Hours

August 5-20
Monday-Friday: 1:00-7:00pm
Saturday: 1:00-6:00pm
Sunday: 1:30-5:00pm

August 21-22
Thursday-Friday: 1:00-5:00pm
Saturday: 1:00-6:00pm
Sunday: 1:30-5:00pm

August 23 CLOSED

August 26-29
Monday-Thursday: 4:00-7:00pm
Saturday: 1:00-6:00pm
Sunday: 1:30-5:00pm

 

Holiday Hours
July 4th: 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Red, White, & Blue Day! – Anyone wearing Red, White, & Blue suit or towel to the pool will get in for $2.00 today! No lap swim.

*All hours subject to change

Special Events

Holiday Hours: July 4th
Open 1:00-5:00pm
*no lessons or lap swim

Floatie Night
Floating beach toys allowed!
Weekday Evenings: 6:00-8:00pm
Saturdays & Sundays

Friday Family Fun Nights
$2.00 Admission
Friday nights 6:00-8:00pm

Fathers Day Special
Kids treat your Dad to a FREE day of swimming with paid youth admission!

Have a Ball! Summer Swim Kickoff – Wednesday, June 19
Get ready to have a BALL! Join us for ball-themed
games throughout the day.

Pool Olympics – Wednesday, June 24
Join us for the pool’s annual day of games & prizes.
1:00-5:00pm & 6:00-8:00pm

Pool Employment

The City of Rock Valley Swimming Pool is currently hiring for all staff positions. Positions include: Full-time Lifeguards, Part-time & Substitute Lifeguards, Swimming Lesson Instructors, Swimming Lesson Aides, Lap Swim/Bathhouse Attendants. Applications due to Rock Valley City Office by March 31, 2018. For a list of Position Descriptions, click on the link: Position Descriptions (pdf)

Pick up an application at the Office, City Office, or click on the link below to download a copy: Employment Application (Word) or Employment Application (PDF)

Interested individuals are encouraged to return completed applications to (currently not hiring):

City of Rock Valley
Attn. Swimming Pool
1303 10th Street
Rock Valley, Iowa 51247

Please email rvpool@cityofrockvalley.com or call 712-476-5523 if you have questions.

Lifeguard Training & Water Safety Instructor Course Information
Red Cross Course Information: www.redcross.org
Sioux Falls Embe Course Information:www.embe.org

Lifeguard Training Class
A Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course will be offered at the Rock Valley Swimming Pool. Open to individuals seeking employment at the Rock Valley Pool. Participants must be age 15 years or older) Lifeguard Training Class dates TBD.

2019 Lifeguard Registration Form (word)
2019 Lifeguard Registration Form (pdf)

Water Safety Instruction Training Course
TBD

Swimming Lesson Information

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, safely, and think and act safely in, on and around the water.

The Red Cross has determined that the quality of instruction has often been affected by parent and/or sibling distraction, interruptions, or various other concerns that may interfere with class interactions.

NOTE:
To provide a quality learning/teaching environment for students & instructors, and ensure the safety of all patrons, parents and other observers, must remain outside the pool area during all public and private swimming lessons. Grass areas and picnic tables are located outside the fence for observing! You are encouraged to bring a lawn chair!

Important Information

  • All classes 45 minutes unless noted at sign-up.
  • It is important for students to attend all classes. Please notify an instructor as soon as possible in case of absence.
  • Make-up lessons may be offered for illness, family emergency, or pool maintenance.
  • Saturdays or nights will be used for make-up lessons (if needed).
  • A minimum of 5 students must be registered for a class one week prior to the start date. If less than 5, the class will be canceled and parents will be notified & reimbursed

Swimming Lesson Procedures:

  • Swim lesson registration will begin on May 13, 2018. Early phone, mail, or drop-off registrations will not be accepted.
  • Late registrations will be accepted at the pool beginning June 2, 2018, and up until one week before the start of the class.
  • Instructors will be available to answer questions at the sign-up.
  • In the event that there are less than 4 students in a class, you may be required to switch times to properly fill classes.
  • Private Lessons consist of one-on-one instruction with a certified instructor for 30 minutes daily for one week, Monday thru Friday.
  • Reimbursements will not be offered.
  • All classes are two weeks, Monday-Friday (unless noted). Please note participants who miss more than two classes are disqualified from passing.
  • In case of inclement weather or pool maintenance, please listen to KSOU 93.9FM or call the pool before arriving. You may also go to www.snowcaponline.net & search Rock Valley Rec then click on “pool” to sign up for email and/or text alerts.
  • Make-up days for weather or pool maintenance may be required on Saturday morning(s) or during late-afternoon/evening hours.
  • Parents/Family/Friends are encouraged to watch the swimmers! But, for the safety of patrons and consideration of the instructors, ONLY STUDENTS are allowed in the pool area during public or private lessons. A grass area next to the training pool and shaded area in the park are great places to view the classes—lawn chairs are welcome! Your help is appreciated!

Lesson Fees:
All Learn-to-Swim classes: $15.00/student
Private Swim Lessons, (5) 30 min Classes: $75.00/student
Semi-Private Swim Lessons, (5) 30 min Classes: $140.00/pair
Lifeguard Training: $185.00/student

*Payment must accompany registration.

Download Schedule:
Rock Valley Swimming Pool, Swim Lesson Schedule, 2018.pdf
Rock Valley Private Lesson Schedule, 2018.pdf

Tadpoles:
Parents and children learn together to increase a child’s comfort level in the water and build a foundation of basic skills, such as arm and leg movements and breath control, while also educating parents in water safety.
NOTE: Parent must accompany child in the water.

Guppies:
This level is an orientation to water for children who are uncomfortable putting their face in the water. Also for the child who cannot float without support on their back or front.

Mudturtles:
Prerequisite for level B: Children will put their face in the water and blow bubbles. They are comfortable lying on their back and front with support.

Sunfish:
Prerequisite for level C: Successfully passed level B or can front float for 10 seconds and back float for 20 seconds without support. “Swim” on front and back without support for 8 yards.

Dates & Time: TBA

Lesson Schedule

Lesson Schedule finished for 2019

Yet to be determined for 2020

Lesson Level Descriptions

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 scissor kicks
  • Front crawl & elementary backstroke
  • Plus age-appropriate water safety topics

 

Level 4: Stroke Improvement

  • Headfirst entries from side in compact & stride positions
  • Swim underwater
  • 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
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.

Preschool I –“Guppies” – (about 4 to 5 years old)
*All skills are 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 are 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 the 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 choose a Preschool class based on your student’s ability and ease in/around water

 

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)

A 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 for more information.

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