Description of Programs
Aquatic Fitness Classes
We offer a variety of fitness classes 6x days a week in the mornings and some in the evenings. Please be sure to check our calendar to see which class is taking place daily. Please note that if a substitute is teaching, the class format may change. We offer morning AND evening classes ranging from low-impact to rigorous. You can pay by the class (drop-in fee), punch card or by the month. As with all exercise, it is a good idea to check with your doctor before starting an exercise program.
Aquatic Program Descriptions
AQUA FITNESS CLASSES: Water exercise eliminates any pounding pressure on joints while providing a stimulating workout. Non-swimmers welcome to every class. Each class the student can modify the moves to make it appropriate for their physical needs & limitations.
Click the names of the classes to see the time-slot!
Aqua Core: This class is designed to tone & tighten the core muscles & to help improve core strength, balance and flexibility.
Deep Water: Improve your core strength, balance, strength as well as increase cardiovascular fitness (Shallow water is available).
Oodles of Noodles: This low-impact, fun class uses noodles to increase strength & flexibility.
Low Impact/Arthritis+: Low-impact class ideal for individuals in rehab, joint replacements and it is good for strengthening weak areas.
Tabata: Fun High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) class that uses high energy music and moves to work the whole body.
Aqua Motion: Cardiovascular aerobic shallow and deep water mix. Incorporates water resistance to tone and strengthen the body.
Hydro Pump & Hydro Cardio: Saturday morning mix done to popular music that concentrates on both lower and upper body.
Aqua Zumba: South American Zumba rhythm and dance steps pool party. Offering a challenging, water based, body-toning work-out.
Boot Camp: HIGH INTENSITY water fitness program that provides the benefits of a pool, with little to no impact on joints and expands lung capacity, as well as the benefits of weight and resistance training.
Red Cross Lifeguard Classes:
Fees: Lifeguard Certification $275 (Registration closes May 1st) *Lifeguard Recertification $149 (Registration closes May 1st)
Class Dates: Please email Lydia A. Schmierer if you are interested in a lifeguard certification before summer 2020.
Thursdays, March 19th & 26th, April 2nd5-8pm *Saturday, April 4th 8:00-6:00pm *Recerts only attend Saturday, April 4thsession
The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services personnel take over.
To enroll in the Lifeguarding course, you must be at least 15 years old before the last scheduled class session. To participate in the course, you must be able to pass a prerequisite skills evaluation by doing the following:
- Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. You may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
- Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. You should place your hands under your armpits.
- Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
- Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Your face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
- Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
- Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on your back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object while keeping your face at or near the surface so you are able to get a breath. You should not swim the distance under water. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.
The prerequisite skills evaluation will occur prior to the first day of the course. Please bring a swimsuit and towel for the skills evaluation and for every class.
Contact Lydia to schedule pre-requisite skills evaluation. firstname.lastname@example.org
To successfully complete the course, you must complete the online learning prior to the first class. Also, attend the entire course, participate in all skill sessions/ drills, activities and scenarios, demonstrate competency in all required skills and scenarios, and pass the final written exams with a minimum grade of 80 percent.
The practice sessions will require some strenuous physical activity. You are encouraged to check
with your health care professional before participating in the practice sessions. If you have a medical condition or disability that might prevent you from participating in the activities, or have questions about being able to fully participate in the Lifeguarding course, please contact me to discuss this before the course begins.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive an American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED, valid for 2 years.
American Red Cross (ARC) Lifeguard Information:
American Red Cross (ARC) Lifeguard Class Registration Form(s):
Lifeguard-Pro Certification Classes:
Lifeguard-Pro Certification Classes can ALSO be scheduled at your convenience.
Pre-registration is required. Please email your name, contact phone number, email address and what class you are interested in to: email@example.com or call 302-856-7805.
Lifeguard-Pro Certification Classes can be scheduled at your convenience. Lifeguard-Pro certifications are recognized INTERNATIONALLY. Much of the required classwork required is completed online. Sussex Academy is certified to provide the following classes:
Lifeguard Certifications: Shallow Water, Deep Water, Waterpark, Youth Camp and Re-certification classes, Water Safety Instructor, CPR/First-Aid/AED
Water Safety Instructor: For those interested in teaching swim lessons.
CPR/First-Aid/AED group classes: We will come to YOUR facility to complete this class for your staff!
Masters Swim and Aquatic Personal Training
Masters Swim currently takes place from 10:30-11:30pm on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. Saturdays 1:00-2:00pm.
Email Marc Mest for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you miss the days of swim team or want to develop your strokes? Join this group of swimmers as we follow practices written by experts from United States Masters Swim and develop friendships along the way. Being able to swim at least two lengths of the pool continuously is recommended to join Masters Swim, but we are willing to work with any skill level. Goggles are required, caps are recommended.
If you are interested in a specific program that you do not see any information for or have questions about a program, please contact us at 302.856.7805