Whether you are honing specific skills, embracing creativity, or pursuing certification in lifeguarding, The Rookery's special programs are crafted to add depth and excitement to your aquatic journey. Immerse yourself in these unique opportunities and further enrich your connection with water at our exceptional Aquatic Center. Check out the programs below to find more details about specific programs we offer.
Unleash your inner mermaid with our captivating mermaid classes, where participants can learn the art of graceful underwater movements and embrace the magical world of aquatic whimsy.
This is your chance to experience what it’s like to swim like a mermaid! We always put safety first, starting our mermaids/mermen-in-training with basic swimming skills before transitioning into the monofin. A trained instructor will teach safe fin use and proper breathing while swimming. This 45 minute swim session will incorporate movement skills, fitness, pool entries and exits, dolphin dives, spins, turns and of course mermaid/mermen games. There will be time during the class for self-exploration and games, including diving for treasures at the bottom of the deep end.
- For ages 7 - 14
- Blow bubbles out of nose
- Float 30 seconds on back, 30 second on front (must take a breath while on front)
- Kick with head out of water
- Roll from front to back, roll from back to front
- Swim 25 yards in any manner
For those aspiring to be champions of water safety, our Red Cross lifeguarding courses provide comprehensive training, equipping individuals with the necessary skills to ensure a secure aquatic environment. Gain confidence in rescue techniques, CPR, and first aid, fostering a sense of responsibility in promoting water safety.
Provides entry-level participants the knowledge and skills to prevent recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies in shallow water up to 5 feet and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies injuries and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over Prerequisites: Minimum age: 15 years; Swim 100 yards continuously; Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs; Complete a timed event within 50 seconds by starting in the water swim 20 yards Submerge to a depth of 4 to 5 feet to retrieve a10-pound object Return to the surface and walk or swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and exit the water without using steps or a ladder.