ADULT SWIM PROGRAMS
RCC offers swim lessons for adults at all skill levels. For specific class dates and times, click here to search RCC's on line program guide.
If you are one of the millions of people who have a fear of water, join this class! Adults who cannot swim are often embarrassed and worry that their children will pick up their fear. They also worry that if their children get into trouble in the water, they will not be able to help. However, we have patient instructors and friendly classes designed to help adults who want to learn to swim. We teach the most basic skills and proceed at the student's pace. We even include some basic rescue techniques that non-swimmers can use to help someone in case of an emergency.
This class is for adults who have little or no swimming skills. Learn to swim a pool length and become comfortable in deep water. The course is self-paced and aimed at addressing the needs of each student.
Adult Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Stroke Correction
This class is for adults who can swim one pool length (25 meters) and want to work on improving front crawl, backstroke, and deep water skills. Intermediate swimmers will learn advanced strokes and some diving. In addition instruction will be given to correct poor swimming habits and modernize strokes to current techniques. Prerequisites: Advanced Beginner students must be able to swim one pool length (25 meters). Intermediate swimmers must be able to swim one pool length of front crawl with breathing, one pool length of backstroke, and be comfortable in deep water.
Registered Water Aerobics Classes
These classes are for people who are looking for a challenging workout and are able to commit to a set schedule. For specific class dates and times, search RCC WebTrac .
This is a complete program providing routines for warm-up, stretching, toning, and cardiovascular improvement. The cushioning effect of the water reduces stress on the joints, while its cooling effect serves to keep the body from overheating, even during strenuous exercises. Participants should consult with a physician before starting this program.
Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, and Multiple Sclerosis
Classes will be taught by a certified instructor and will include a warm-up, an aerobic portion, and a cool down for an exercise period of thirty minutes. Those patrons who have various forms of arthritis, fibromyalgia, and M.S. benefit greatly from exercise in the water. Benefits include maintaining and increasing flexibility, strength, coordination, balance, endurance, and range of motion. Additional benefits are increased blood supply to muscles (which reduces muscle spasms) and the relaxation of the nervous system. The water provides a stimulating and social environment for overall well-being. You can make new friends and have fun. At the same time you'll learn exercises which increase flexibility and mobility and reduce the pain of daily routines. Participants should consult a physician before starting this program.
Deep Water Mania
You won't learn how to walk on water, but you will run and bicycle in deep water, to achieve a great cardiovascular workout. Equipment will be provided to ensure an excellent cross-training experience. Deep Water Mania will provide the benefits of a land-based program, but without the pounding and stress on the joints, tendons, and ligaments. We'll keep you buoyant to keep you in shape! Participants should consult with a physician before starting this program.
Come join us as we dive into our first Aqua Zumba "Pool Party". You'll learn how to do safe, effictive and challenging water-based workouts that integrate the Zumba formula and philosophy into traditional aqua fitness disciplines, all while splashing your cares away in a fun, music rich, party atmosphere. No experience is required. Just follow the instructor's lead as you splash, dance and laugh your way to a better, healthier, happier you! Participants should consult a physician before starting this program. Patrons 55 and older, 50% senior discount applies.
Tides in Motion (13 years and older)
This is the ultimate water aerobics program for all ages. Benefits include toning major muscle groups, improving aerobic capacity, balance, and circulation. All exercises are conducted in shallow water using upbeat music for motivation. Equipment will be provided. Water shoes are highly recommended. Participants should consult with a physician before starting this program. This is a dropin program and requires payment of the daily gate fee for each class attended.
Aqua Mixer (13 years and older)
This deep water program will provide participants with a completely non‑impact workout. The class is designed to enhance cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, muscular endurance, and overall toning. Special attention will be given to strengthening lower back ligaments and muscles. Participants must be comfortable in deep water. Participants
Aqua Blast (13 years and older)
Start the day with more energy with this morning workout. Feel the resistance and buoyancy of the water to improve balance, coordination, strength, and aerobic capacity. The workout will be in deep water and will include a cardio segment to improve cardio respiratory circulation, movements to increase strength and muscle capacity, and flexibility exercises to increase range of motion. Participants will work at the pace suited for them while feeling invigorated. Equipment will be provided. Participants must be comfortable in deep water. Participants should consult with a physician before starting this program. This is a drop‑in program and requires payment of the daily gate fee for each class attended. Limited to 12 participants per class.
Fit After Fifty (50 years and older)
This is an adult program for the serious exerciser who wants a high level aerobic workout. Set to a faster tempo than the senior exercise class, this program is not for the beginning exerciser. Participants should consult with a physician before starting this program. This is a drop‑in program and requires payment of the daily gate fee for each class attended. Limited to 22 participants per class.
Senior Water Exercise (55 years and older)
This class is suitable for non-swimmers and swimmers alike. This exercise program is designed to promote a feeling of fitness and well being. Water exercise provides gentle resistance, support for greater movement, and stimulation of circulation. The class also provides an opportunity for a social swim in a quiet pool. Participants should consult a physician before starting this program. This is a drop‑in program and requires payment of the daily gate fee for each class attended. Limited to 22 participants per class.
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