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Learn to Swim Scholarships in Wichita

We just learned about this excellent scholarship offered by Wichita Park & Recreation to help you receive affordable swimming lessons in Wichita. Learning how to float, tread water, and swim can save lives. Plus, swimming is an excellent form of exercise, and once you learn to swim, you can enjoy swimming in pools, lakes, rivers, and more.

Whether learning to swim is for safety, health, enjoyment, or social interaction, it’s a great skill that can be enjoyed throughout life. Visit the Wichita Parks & Recreation Mobile App for other ways to stay active, such as enrolling in a summer class, getting admission to public pools, playing in a sports league, or enjoying one of the many great parks in Wichita.

You can apply for this scholarship to take a swim lesson at Wichita Public Swimming Pools starting April 22, 2024. Apply for the Swimming Lesson Scholarship Here

Wichita Parks & Recreation has partnered with the American Red Cross to reduce the number of drownings in communities by teaching children to be competent in the water. Therefore, the American Red Cross offers scholarships to individuals to Learn To Swim. 

Who can Apply for the Swim Lessons: Applicants must provide acceptance to the USD 259 Free or Reduced Lunch program when applying. 

Parent & Child Aquatics – $35

American Red Cross Parent and Child Aquatics is designed for children between the ages of 6 months to approximately 3 years, and their parents. The purpose of the course is to familiarize children with the water and teach swimming readiness skills. In addition, Red Cross Parent and Child Aquatics provides safety information for parents and teaches parents techniques they can use to help orient their children to the water. Level 1 will focus on basic swimming readiness skills and Level 2 will improve on the skills previously learned and teach more advanced skills. Parent must participate in the water, but does not enroll.  

Preschool Aquatics – $35

American Red Cross Preschool Aquatics is designed for children approximately 4 and 5 years of age. The purpose of the course is to facilitate developmentally appropriate learning of fundamental water safety and aquatic skills.  Level 1 will focus on basic aquatics skills, level 2 will improve on the skills previously learned to gain more independence and Level 3 will help children start to gain basic swimming propulsive skills.

Learn To Swim – $40

The objectives of the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim courses are to teach children and young teens to be safe in, on and around the water and to swim well. Aquatic and personal water safety skills are taught in a logical progression through the different levels. View the American Red Cross Levels in the next section to find the appropriate fit for your child.

Adult Aqua Aerobics – $40

Use the water’s natural resistance to increase cardiovascular endurance and muscle tone for a low impact workout. Movements are done vertically in waist deep or slightly deeper water. Submerging the face will not be required.

Junior Lifeguard Class – $55

Build a foundation of knowledge and skills to aid in becoming a future lifeguard. Get introduced to lifesaving skills, water rescues, use of the rescue tube, First Aid, CPR and AED. Also, shadow lifeguards on duty to get a real sense of being on the job.

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