The preliminary water/sewer rate study will be released Nov. 15, 2022. The public comment period starts Nov. 15th and ends Dec. 5th. A copy of the rate study, along with explanatory materials, is filed with the City Clerk’s Office, as well as available online at the link below. Comments can be sent to the City Clerk's office at 300 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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City Pools and Splash Pads
We offer swim lessons at all 3 city pool locations during the summer and at City High Pool in all other seasons. Not sure which swim lesson program is best for your child? Take our placement quiz to find out!
Swim Lesson Placement Quiz
Parent/Child swim lessons introduce water safety and basic swim skills to parents and children. Parents will learn skills to safely work with their child in the water, including how to correctly support/hold them in the water and how to encourage and motivate them through the learning process. Children will gain confidence in the water through games and songs and receive an introduction to swim foundations, like submerging and kicking. Suitable for ages 6 months to 3 years.
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Pre-school Level 1 introduces water safety and basic swim skills, which are the foundation of our curriculum. Children will work with our instructors to gain confidence, develop positive attitudes around the water, and receive an introduction to swim foundations – like submerging, floating, and the movements of front and back crawl. Suitable for ages 3-5.
Preschool Level 2 builds upon the skills introduced in Preschool Level 1. Children will continue to develop a positive relationship with the water while mastering swim foundations – like floating, submerging, and the basics of front and back crawl. Suitable for ages 3 - 5.
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Youth Level 1 skills overlap with those learned in Preschool 1 and Preschool 2. Aimed at a slightly older audience, Youth Level 1 aims to develop positive relationships with the water while mastering swim foundations – like floating, submerging, and the basics of front and back crawl. At the end of Youth Level 1, participants will be able to perform swim foundations independently or with minimal assistance. Ages 6+.
Youth Level 2 builds upon the foundations laid in Level 1 to support the correct execution of foundational swim skills. This level focuses on proper technique of foundational skills to ensure participants are strong and capable in the water independently. Repetition is used to build endurance and muscle memory. Participants will learn how to float, glide and move forward in the water with no support and will continue to develop the foundations for future swim strokes. Ages 6+.
PYouth Level 3 aims to increase proficiency of previously learned skills by providing additional guided practice with an emphasis on technique. Participants will learn and practice survival floating and improve their front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, and elementary backstroke technique while swimming longer distances. Participants will also learn safe headfirst entries and begin learning the foundations of butterfly. After successfully completing Level 3, participants will have achieved basic, independent water competency in a pool environment. Ages 6+.
In Youth Level 4, participants will improve their technique and increase endurance in previously learned strokes. Swimmers will gain better control over front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke and will continue to learn butterfly foundations. Emphasis will be placed on headfirst entries and swimming underwater to provide the basic skillset for competitive swimming. After successfully completing Level 4, swimmers will be well equipped with the skills needed to transition to a swim team setting. Ages 6+.
Swimming Essentials is designed for anyone 16 years of age and older. This class will develop fundamental swim skills including floating, water safety, breathing techniques, and foundational swim strokes while allowing participants to gain confidence in a safe, controlled setting. This class is great for individuals who are brand new to swimming or have an existing fear of the water. After successfully completing Swimming Essentials, swimmers will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to safely navigate aquatic environments.
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Adult Swimming Essentials is designed for anyone 16 years of age and older. This class will build on fundamental swimming skills by introducing different swimming strokes. This class is great for individuals who are comfortable in the water and looking to expand on their skills and learn different ways to swim. After successfully completing Adult Stroke Development, swimmers will be able to swim using a variety of strokes.
Build core strength, conditioning, endurance and all-over toning. Class features deep and shallow water exercises. A great low/non-impact workout. Float belts are available.
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