Parks & Recreation Program Guide

Welcome to our program guide. Click on a program name for more details. Click on the "Register Here" link, where available, to register for the selected program.
 

Active Adult (50+)

Mon 09/13/21 to Thu 12/23/21  Adult Swim Lessons | Pete White Senior Center
Event ID: 41703
Adult Swim Lessons are intended for persons aged 16 and older wishing to improve their knowledge of, and skill in, the water. Adult Swim Lessons are offered in one of three learning tracks to meet specific needs of adult learners: Learning the Basics, Improving Skills and Swimming Strokes, and Swimming for Fitness.
 
Learning the Basics – This learning track is designed to help participants gain basic aquatic skills and swimming strokes including the front crawl (freestyle), breaststroke and elementary backstroke.
There are no prerequisite skills for this learning track.
 
Improving Skills and Swimming Strokes – This learning track seeks to improve participants proficiency in basic aquatic skills and the six basic swimming strokes.
This learning track has the following prerequisites:
- Participant is comfortable in chest-deep water
- Participant can put their face in the water
- Participant can perform 15 yards (each) of strokes that can be recognized as front crawl (freestyle), breaststroke, and back crawl (backstroke)
 
Swimming for Fitness – This track focuses on refining the participant’s front crawl (freestyle), back crawl (backstroke), and breaststroke strokes and turns, as well as building endurance.
This learning track has the following prerequisites:
- Participant can perform 25 yards (each) of the following strokes at a moderately technically proficient level: front crawl (freestyle), breaststroke, back crawl (backstroke)
 
Minimum Participants Notice: All our swimming programs requires a certain number of registrants to be able to run. If we are unable to reach the minimum number of registrants, we will either transfer registrations to another class or offer full refunds to participants who have already registered.
Registration ends at noon on the Wednesday before each session starts.
Session Dates and Times Each Class is eight thirty minute sessions.
Learning the Basics Dates: 9/13 - 9/23 Days: M - Th Start Time: 6:30pm Location: Foster Center
Learning the Basics Dates: 9/27 - 10/7 Days: M - Th Start Time: 6:30pm  
Learning the Basics Dates: 10/11 - 10/21 Days: M - Th Start Time: 6:30pm  
Learning the Basics Dates: 10/25 - 11/4 Days: M - Th Start Time: 6:30pm  
Learning the Basics Dates: 11/8 - 11/18 Days: M - Th Start Time: 6:30pm  
Learning the Basics Dates: 11/29 - 12/9 Days: M - Th Start Time: 6:30pm  
Learning the Basics Dates: 12/13 - 12/23 Days: M - Th Start Time: 6:30pm  
 
Ages: 50+ Years Old
Cost: $35
   
 

Adult (18+)

Mon 09/13/21 to Thu 12/23/21  Adult Swim Lessons | Foster Recreation Center
Event ID: 41698
Adult Swim Lessons are intended for persons aged 16 and older wishing to improve their knowledge of, and skill in, the water. Adult Swim Lessons are offered in one of three learning tracks to meet specific needs of adult learners: Learning the Basics, Improving Skills and Swimming Strokes, and Swimming for Fitness.
 
Learning the Basics – This learning track is designed to help participants gain basic aquatic skills and swimming strokes including the front crawl (freestyle), breaststroke and elementary backstroke.
There are no prerequisite skills for this learning track.
 
Improving Skills and Swimming Strokes – This learning track seeks to improve participants proficiency in basic aquatic skills and the six basic swimming strokes.
This learning track has the following prerequisites:
- Participant is comfortable in chest-deep water
- Participant can put their face in the water
- Participant can perform 15 yards (each) of strokes that can be recognized as front crawl (freestyle), breaststroke, and back crawl (backstroke)
 
Swimming for Fitness – This track focuses on refining the participant’s front crawl (freestyle), back crawl (backstroke), and breaststroke strokes and turns, as well as building endurance.
This learning track has the following prerequisites:
- Participant can perform 25 yards (each) of the following strokes at a moderately technically proficient level: front crawl (freestyle), breaststroke, back crawl (backstroke)
 
Minimum Participants Notice: All our swimming programs requires a certain number of registrants to be able to run. If we are unable to reach the minimum number of registrants, we will either transfer registrations to another class or offer full refunds to participants who have already registered.
Registration ends at noon on the Wednesday before each session starts.
Session Dates and Times Each Class is eight thirty minute sessions.
Learning the Basics Dates: 9/13 - 9/23 Days: M - Th Start Time: 5:30pm Location: Foster Center
Learning the Basics Dates: 9/13 - 9/23 Days: M - Th Start Time: 8:15pm  
Learning the Basics Dates: 9/27 - 10/7 Days: M - Th Start Time: 5:30pm  
Learning the Basics Dates: 9/27 - 10/7 Days: M - Th Start Time: 8:15pm  
Learning the Basics Dates: 10/11 - 10/21 Days: M - Th Start Time: 5:30pm  
Learning the Basics Dates: 10/11 - 10/21 Days: M - Th Start Time: 8:15pm  
Learning the Basics Dates: 10/25 - 11/4 Days: M - Th Start Time: 5:30pm  
Improving Skills and Strokes Dates: 10/25 - 11/4 Days: M - Th Start Time: 8:15pm  
Learning the Basics Dates: 11/8 - 11/18 Days: M - Th Start Time: 5:30pm  
Improving Skills and Strokes Dates: 11/8 - 11/18 Days: M - Th Start Time: 8:15pm  
Learning the Basics Dates: 11/29 - 12/9 Days: M - Th Start Time: 5:30pm  
Swimming for Fitness Dates: 11/29 - 12/9 Days: M - Th Start Time: 8:15pm  
Learning the Basics Dates: 12/13 - 12/23 Days: M - Th Start Time: 5:30pm  
Swimming for Fitness Dates: 12/13 - 12/23 Days: M - Th Start Time: 8:15pm  
Saturday Learning the Basics Dates: 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9 Days: Sat Start Time: 11:30am  
Saturday Learning the Basics Dates: 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13 Days: Sat Start Time: 11:30am  
Saturday Improving Skills and Strokes Dates: 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13 Days: Sat Start Time: 12:45pm  
Saturday Learning the Basics Dates: 11/20, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11 Days: Sat Start Time: 11:30am  
Saturday Improving Skills and Strokes Dates: 11/20, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11 Days: Sat Start Time: 12:45pm  
 
Ages: 18+ Years Old
Cost: $35
   
 

Teen

Mon 09/27/21 to Wed 12/01/21  Fall 2021 Lifeguard Certification Courses
Event ID: 41704      
American Red Cross lifeguarding is the most widely recognized lifeguard certification in the United States and allows those who obtain it perform the duties of a lifeguard professionally. Lifeguard Certification trainees will participate in a blended learning class with online and in-class portions.
 
All classes run Monday - Wednesday from 4:00pm - 8:00pm for two weeks (six total classes) and are blended learning format that require approximately 15-20 hours of online coursework prior to the start of the in-person class.
 
Students are required to perform a swimming ability test prior to enrollment in the class regardless of prior certification status. Prospective students should contact Alex Harty at (405) 297-1423 to schedule a swim test.
 
       
Dates: Dates Days: Times Location: Foster Center
Lifeguard Class 1 9/27/21 - 10/6/21 M-W 4:00pm - 8:00pm  
Lifeguard Class 2 10/11/21 - 10/20/21 M-W 4:00pm - 8:00pm  
Lifeguard Class 3 10/25/21 - 11/03/21 M-W 4:00pm - 8:00pm  
       
Ages: 16+      
Cost: 
FREE for internal candidates
$250 for external candidates
     
 
 

Tots

Mon 09/13/21 to Thu 12/23/21  Parent Child Swim Lessons | Foster Recreation Center
Event ID: 41513
Parent and Child lessons are designed for children between the ages of 6 months to approximately 3 years old. The purpose of the course is to familiarize children with the water and teach swimming readiness skills. In addition, the course provides safety information for parents and teaches parents techniques they can use to help orient their children to the water.
 
Lessons require one parent or guardian to be in the water per student, for the duration of each lesson.  Students who wear diapers are required to wear swim diapers while in the pool. Swim diapers are not provided by OKC Parks and Recreation.
 
Required Skills/Abilities: None! Students in these classes are not required to have had any prior swimming instruction or ability.
 
Minimum Participants Notice: All our swimming programs requires a certain number of registrants to be able to run. If we are unable to reach the minimum number of registrants, we will either transfer registrations to another class or offer full refunds to participants who have already registered.
Registration ends at noon on the Wednesday before each session starts.
Session Dates and Times Each Class is eight thirty minute sessions.
Class 1 Dates: 9/13 - 9/23 Days: M - Th Start Time: 10:00am Location: Foster Center
Class 2 Dates: 9/27 - 10/7 Days: M - Th Start Time: 10:00am  
Class 3 Dates: 10/11 - 10/21 Days: M - Th Start Time: 10:00am  
Class 4 Dates: 10/25 - 11/4 Days: M - Th Start Time: 10:00am  
Class 5 Dates: 11/8 - 11/18 Days: M - Th Start Time: 10:00am  
Class 6 Dates: 11/29 - 12/9 Days: M - Th Start Time: 10:00am  
Class 7 Dates: 12/13 - 12/23 Days: M - Th Start Time: 10:00am  
 
Ages: 6 months - 3 years
Cost: $35
 
Mon 09/13/21 to Thu 12/23/21  Preschool Swim Lessons | Foster Recreation Center
Event ID: 41516
Preschool Swim Lessons are designed for children aged 4 – 5 years old. The purpose of the course is to facilitate developmentally appropriate learning of fundamental water safety and aquatic skills.
 
Required Skills/Abilities: None! Students in these classes are not required to have had any prior swimming instruction or ability.
 
Minimum Participants Notice: All our swimming programs requires a certain number of registrants to be able to run. If we are unable to reach the minimum number of registrants, we will either transfer registrations to another class or offer full refunds to participants who have already registered.
Registration ends at noon on the Wednesday before each session starts.
Session Dates and Times Each Class is eight thirty minute sessions.
Class 1 Dates: 9/13 - 9/23 Days: M - Th Start Time: 10:15am Location: Foster Center
Class 2 Dates: 9/27 - 10/7 Days: M - Th Start Time: 10:15am  
Class 3 Dates: 10/11 - 10/21 Days: M - Th Start Time: 10:15am  
Class 4 Dates: 10/25 - 11/4 Days: M - Th Start Time: 10:15am  
Class 5 Dates: 11/8 - 11/18 Days: M - Th Start Time: 10:15am  
Class 6 Dates: 11/29 - 12/9 Days: M - Th Start Time: 10:15am  
Class 7 Dates: 12/13 - 12/23 Days: M - Th Start Time: 10:15am  
 
Ages: 4 - 5 Years Old
Cost: $35
   
 

Youth

Mon 09/13/21 to Thu 12/23/21  Learn To Swim Lessons | Levels 1 - 3 | Foster Recreation Center
Event ID: 41555
The objective of Learn-To-Swim lessons is to teach children and young teens ages 6 – 15 years old
(6 – 10 years old for Learn-To-Swim Levels 1-3 and 10 – 15 years old for Learn-To-Swim Levels 4-6) to be safe in, on and around the water and to swim well. Water safety skills are taught in a progression through six levels. Level 1 begins with participants becoming oriented to the water and gaining skills in each category of skills. By the completion of Level 3, participants will have achieved basic water competency in a pool environment. By the end of level 6, participants will have developed the necessary skills and fitness levels to achieve success in classes and programs like swim team and Lifeguard certifications.
 
OKC Parks divides Learn-To-Swim Lessons into two levels: Learn-To-Swim 1-3 and Learn-To-Swim 4-6. The first time that students enroll in a Learn-To-Swim 4-6 course they will be required to demonstrate their ability to complete the prerequisite skills for those classes during the first class of the session.
 
Required Skills/Abilities: Students in Learn-To-Swim 1-3 Lessons do not require any previous instruction or swimming ability.
 
Minimum Participants Notice: All our swimming programs requires a certain number of registrants to be able to run. If we are unable to reach the minimum number of registrants, we will either transfer registrations to another class or offer full refunds to participants who have already registered.
Registration ends at noon on the Wednesday before each session starts.
Session Dates and Times Each Class is eight thirty minute sessions.
Class 1 Dates: 9/13 - 9/23 Days: M - Th Start Time: 11:00am Location: Foster Center
Class 2 Dates: 9/13 - 9/23 Days: M - Th Start Time: 6:00pm  
Class 3 Dates: 9/27 - 10/7 Days: M - Th Start Time: 11:00am  
Class 4 Dates: 9/27 - 10/7 Days: M - Th Start Time: 6:00pm  
Class 5 Dates: 10/11 - 10/21 Days: M - Th Start Time: 11:00am  
Class 6 Dates: 10/11 - 10/21 Days: M - Th Start Time: 6:00pm  
Class 7 Dates: 10/25 - 11/4 Days: M - Th Start Time: 11:00am  
Class 8 Dates: 10/25 - 11/4 Days: M - Th Start Time: 6:00pm  
Class 9 Dates: 11/8 - 11/18 Days: M - Th Start Time: 11:00am  
Class 10 Dates: 11/8 - 11/18 Days: M - Th Start Time: 6:00pm  
Class 11 Dates: 11/29 - 12/9 Days: M - Th Start Time: 11:00am  
Class 12 Dates: 11/29 - 12/9 Days: M - Th Start Time: 6:00pm  
Class 13 Dates: 12/13 - 12/23 Days: M - Th Start Time: 11:00am  
Class 14 Dates: 12/13 - 12/23 Days: M - Th Start Time: 6:00pm  
 
Ages: 6 - 10 Years Old
Cost: $35
   
 
Mon 09/13/21 to Thu 12/23/21  Learn To Swim Lessons | Levels 4 - 6 | Foster Recreation Center
Event ID: 41562
The objective of Learn-To-Swim lessons is to teach children and young teens ages 6 – 15 years old
(6 – 10 years old for Learn-To-Swim Levels 1-3 and 10 – 15 years old for Learn-To-Swim Levels 4-6) to be safe in, on and around the water and to swim well. Water safety skills are taught in a progression through six levels. Level 1 begins with participants becoming oriented to the water and gaining skills in each category of skills. By the completion of Level 3, participants will have achieved basic water competency in a pool environment. By the end of level 6, participants will have developed the necessary skills and fitness levels to achieve success in classes and programs like swim team and Lifeguard certifications.
 
OKC Parks divides Learn-To-Swim Lessons into two levels: Learn-To-Swim 1-3 and Learn-To-Swim 4-6. The first time that students enroll in a Learn-To-Swim 4-6 course they will be required to demonstrate their ability to complete the prerequisite skills for those classes during the first class of the session.
 
Required Skills/Abilities: Students in Learn-To-Swim 4-6 Lessons will be required to complete the following skills during the first class of the session:
- Perform a jump into deep (9 feet) of water from the side of the pool. Recover to the surface of the water and maintain position in the water by treading or floating for 1 minute. Then rotating to orient to the exit point of the pool (far side) and swim approximately 20 yards of either front crawl (freestyle) or elementary backstroke.
- Push off the pool wall in a streamlined position then proceed to swim front crawl (freestyle) for 15 yards, stop and turn, then return to the starting wall by swimming elementary backstroke.
 
Minimum Participants Notice: All our swimming programs requires a certain number of registrants to be able to run. If we are unable to reach the minimum number of registrants, we will either transfer registrations to another class or offer full refunds to participants who have already registered.
Registration ends at noon on the Wednesday before each session starts.
Session Dates and Times Each Class is eight thirty minute sessions.
Class 1 Dates: 9/13 - 9/23 Days: M - Th Start Time: 6:30pm Location: Foster Center
Class 2 Dates: 9/27 - 10/7 Days: M - Th Start Time: 6:30pm  
Class 3 Dates: 10/11 - 10/21 Days: M - Th Start Time: 6:30pm  
Class 4 Dates: 10/25 - 11/4 Days: M - Th Start Time: 6:30pm  
Class 5 Dates: 11/8 - 11/18 Days: M - Th Start Time: 6:30pm  
Class 6 Dates: 11/29 - 12/9 Days: M - Th Start Time: 6:30pm  
Class 7 Dates: 12/13 - 12/23 Days: M - Th Start Time: 6:30pm  
Class 8 Dates: Sep 18, 25, Oct 2, 9 Days: Sat Start Time: 10:00am  
Class 9 Dates: Oct 23, 30, Nov 6, 13 Days: Sat Start Time: 10:00am  
Class 10 Dates: Nov 20, 27, Dec 4, 11 Days: Sat Start Time: 10:00am  
 
Ages: 10 - 15 Years Old
Cost: $35
   
 
Mon 09/13/21 to Thu 12/23/21  OKC Otters Fall Conditioning Team | Foster Recreation Center
Event ID: 41707  
Staying an active swimmer is the single best thing that you can do to continue to develop your strokes and swimming ability! Come join the OKC Otters fall conditioning team to stay in shape and engaged with the sport of swimming all year-round!
 
Program ends on 12/23/21, program will not meet on 11/11/21 or 11/25/21.
 
   
Minimum Participants Notice: All our swimming programs requires a certain number of registrants to be able to run. If we are unable to reach the minimum number of registrants, we will either transfer registrations to another class or offer full refunds to participants who have already registered.  
   
Dates: 9/13/21 - 12/23/21 Days: M - TH Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm Location: Foster Center Pool  
   
Ages: 6 years - 16 years  
Cost: $35  
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