Aquatics

Group Swim Lessons

What: The Groveport Recreation Department offers the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Program.  This program teaches participants how to swim skillfully and safely.  Courses are meant to be fun and interactive.  Our instructors will evaluate your child on the first day of class.  All levels (with the exception of Parent & Tot and Pre-School) will be offered during the listed time.  In the event of poor water chemistry or storms in the area, some classes may be taught out of the water.
Who: Boys & girls 6 months - 15 years of age & adults
Levels: Click here to view the Swim Level Placement Guide (PDF)
Registration:  Registration can done in person at the Rec Center or online from the Program and Registration page.
Res. Fee: $45
NR Fee: $55
Late Fee: $5 Late fee will be charged if registration is accepted after deadline, provided there is still room in the program. 
Questions: Kelly Carter (Aquatics Coordinator) at kcarter@groveport.org / 614-836-1000 ext. 1512
Steve Hawkins (Aquatics Manager) at shawkins@groveport.org / 614-836-1000 ext. 1510
Program # Age Group Dates Days Time Pool Class Max. Registration
600035-01 Parent & Tot 1/3 - 1/26 T/Th 5:55 pm  - 6:30 pm Indoor 15 12/19/16 - 1/2/17
600035-02 Adult 1/3 - 1/26 T/Th 6:40 pm - 7:15 pm Indoor 2 12/19/16 - 1/2/17
600035-03 5 Yr. & Under 1/3 - 1/26 T/Th 5:55 pm - 6:30 pm Indoor 15 12/19/16 - 1/2/17
600035-04 5 Yr. & Under 1/3 - 1/26 T/Th 6:40 pm  - 7:15 pm Indoor 15 12/19/16 - 1/2/17
600035-05 6 Yr. & Older 1/3 - 1/26 T/Th 7:25 pm  - 8:00 pm Indoor 25 12/19/16 - 1/2/17
               
600035-06 6 Yr. & Older 1/7 - 2/25 Sat. 9:00 am - 9:35 am Indoor 15 12/26/16 - 1/6/17
600035-07 5 Yr. & Under 1/7 - 2/25 Sat. 9:45 am - 10:20 am Indoor 15 12/26/16 - 1/6/17
600035-08 6 Yr. & Older 1/7 - 2/25 Sat. 10:30 am - 11:05 am Indoor 25 12/26/16 - 1/6/17
600035-09 5 Yr. & Under 1/7 - 2/25 Sat. 11:15 am - 11:50 am Indoor 2 12/26/16 - 1/6/17
600035-10 Parent & Tot 1/7 - 2/25 Sat. 11:15 am - 11:50 am Indoor 15 12/26/16 - 1/6/17
600035-11 Adult 1/7 - 2/25 Sat. 9:45 am - 10:20 am Indoor 2 12/26/16 - 1/6/17
               
600035-12 Parent & Tot 2/7 - 3/2 T/Th 5:55 pm - 6:30 pm Indoor 15 1/23 - 2/6
600035-13 Adult 2/7 - 3/2 T/Th 6:40 pm - 7:15 pm Indoor 2 1/23 - 2/6
600035-14 5 Yr. & Under 2/7 - 3/2 T/Th 5:55 pm - 6:30 pm Indoor 15 1/23 - 2/6
600035-15 5 Yr. & Under 2/7 - 3/2 T/Th 6:40 pm - 7:15 pm Indoor 15 1/23 - 2/6
600035-16 6 Yr. & Older 2/7 - 3/2 T/Th 7:25 pm - 8:00 pm Indoor 25 1/23 - 2/6
               
600035-17 Parent & Tot 3/14 - 4/6 T/Th 5:55 pm - 6:30 pm Indoor 15 2/27 - 3/13
600035-18 Adult 3/14 - 4/6 T/Th 6:40 pm - 7:15 pm Indoor 2 2/27 - 3/13
600035-19 5 Yr. & Under 3/14 - 4/6 T/Th 5:55 pm - 6:30 pm Indoor 15 2/27 - 3/13
600035-20 5 Yr. & Under 3/14 - 4/6 T/Th 6:40 pm - 7:15 pm Indoor 15 2/27 - 3/13
600035-21 6 Yr. & Older 3/14 - 4/6 T/Th 7:25 pm - 8:00 pm Indoor 25 2/27 - 3/13

Private / Semi-Private Swim Lessons


Is your little one having a hard time integrating into a group lesson? Are you looking for stroke refinement for your older swimmer? Private lessons might just be what you need. We offer Private (1 swimmer) and Semi-Private (2 or more swimmers) Lessons with an instructor. Please contact Kelly Carter (Aquatics Coordinator) at 614-836-1000 ext. 1512 or kcarter@groveport.org to be set up with an instructor. Private Lessons: $180 (six 30-minute sessions); Semi-Private Lessons ($240 for six 30-minute sessions). 

Masters Swimming

 
Are you at least 19 years of age? Enjoy swimming as a part of your workout? If so, give Kelly Carter (Aquatics Coordinator) a call at 614-836-1000 ext. 1512 or send her an email at kcarter@groveport.org. She would be happy to give you more info. regarding our Masters Swim Team. Practices are Mon., Wed. & Fri. (6 - 7 am) at the indoor pool.

SCUBA Lessons


Open Water PADI entry level course (lifetime certification) in association with Columbus Scuba. Course includes classroom learning & textbooks, log book, dive tables, confined water dive, open water dive & certification. Participants must provide their own mask, fins & snorkel. Equipment available at Columbus Scuba. Discounts for all participants.
Scuba Flyer Winter I - II 2017 (PDF)
Program #: 600077-13
Dates/Times: Sundays, Jan. 22 - Feb. 12 
5 pm - 6 pm Classroom / 6 pm - 8 pm Indoor Pool
Registration: Taken on a first come - first served basis at the Groveport Rec Center. Must register by first day of the class. Must be at least 10 years of age by first day of class to particpate. 
Fee: $375. Checks only. Made payable to Columbus Scuba
Questions: Call Columbus Scuba at 614-500-7234

Lifeguard Certification Class (American Red Cross)


Are you at least 15 years of age? Good swimmer? Enjoy working around people and outside? If so, you should consider becoming a LIFEGUARD with the Groveport Recreation Dept.
WHY BECOME A LIFEGUARD?  1.) Provide amazing public service, 2.) Start a career in the parks & recreation industry, 3.) Stay fit and get more fit, 4.) Work with like-minded people, 5.) Compete on one of our lifeguard teams in local and state competitions, 6.) Gain a life skill that will come in handy the rest of your life, 7.) Work outside (work on that tan), 8.) It's challenging mentally and physically, 9.) Get resident rate and a complimentary Groveport Recreation Center Pass and 10.) Flexible hours.
PREREQUISITES: There are a number or pre-course skills that you will have to pass. To learn more about the pre-requisites and free skills assessment, click here for a Program Registration Form (PDF).  To view more information click here Lifeguard Flyer 2017(PDF)
Program #: 161204-42 2/20 - 2/25 M - F (4 pm - 9 pm) 
Sat (9 am - 2 pm) 
  161204-43 3/13 - 3/18 M - F (4 pm - 9 pm) 
Sat (9 am - 2 pm) 
  161204-44 4/17 - 4/22 M - F (4 pm - 9 pm)
Sat (9 am - 2 pm) 
  161204-45 5/8 - 5/13 M - F (4 pm - 9 pm)
Sat (9 am - 2 pm) 
  161204-46 6/5 - 6/9 M - F (9 am - 6 pm)
Cost: $220 Credit Card Only  
Registration: Taken up to first day of class Location: Groveport Recreation Center Indoor Pool
Questions: Steve Hawkins Aquatics Manager 614-836-1000 ext. 1510

Kayak Rolling Practice Sessions


Columbus Outdoor Pursuits is currently conducting kayak rolling practice sessions at our indoor pool every other Sunday from 10 am - 12 pm. The sessions give kayakers and canoeists an opportunity to practice their paddle strokes, bracing and Eskimo rolls. No formal instruction is provided, but folks are usually willing to help. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits is a volunteer based, participatory organization created to provide opportunities and education for outdoor recreation and activities and thereby aid in acquisition of a greater knowledge and appreciation of the out-of-doors and to develop self-reliant, community minded citizens. You are responsible for bringing your own kayak, spray skirt, helmet, etc. For further information regarding cost, equipment rental, etc, please visit the links below. 

http://www.outdoor-pursuits.org/event-2400223?CalendarViewType=1&SelectedDate=2/3/2017

http://www.outdoor-pursuits.org/page-1862929