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.

Please contact the front desk if you are interested in registering for any of these programs: ALL of our programs require completion of a Contact Form to be completed.


Aquatic Program Descriptions

SAAC 2020 List of Aquatic Programming: CLICK HERE

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).
Full Body Blast: This high intensity full body workout is designed to build strength and endurance.
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.
Saturday Surprise: All levels encouraged to attend this cardio class that includes resistance training & a laid-back atmosphere.
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:

Classes are offered quarterly. Email  if you are interested in our Winter/Spring classes.

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: 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!

Instructions to get started with your Lifeguard Home Study Class

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:

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

Summer Aquatic Camp for Kids (SACK)


2020 SACK Registration Form: CLICK HERE



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