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Parks & Recreation

Mike Meersman
Director
3333 Harrison Rd
Kingman, AZ 86409

Phone: (928) 757-7919
Fax: (928) 757-1766

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GENERAL AQUATIC PROGRAM INFORMATION

In order to meet the needs of numerous aquatic groups, the Kingman Parks and Recreation Department takes this into consideration and offers various programs to meet the needs of all ages and types of swimming abilities. If you are interested in learning how to swim, participate in lap swim, free swim, water aerobics or just sitting in the pool, it is offered at one of our pool locations. Centennial Pool is a deep water 50 meter pool offering a 140’ waterslide, concessions, picnic tables, and shade area. It is ideal for strong swimmers. Grandview Pool is a smaller neighborhood pool with a baby pool, wheel chair ramp, grass area, and picnic tables. Centennial (757-7910) and Grandview (753-8155) pool will open to the public on May 25th  and closed to the public on August 8th.

Pool Rules:

  1. Chaperone must be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Chaperone of non-swimming children must be in a bathing suit and be actively participating in the water with their children at all times. Two non-swimmers per adult.
  3. All swimmers are required to take a cleansing shower before entering the pool.
  4. Appropriate swimming attire only. No denim, cut-off shorts, spandex, etc.
  5. Swim diapers are required for young children. Regular diapers are prohibited in the pool. Swim diapers are available for purchase if needed. ($0.50)
  6. Food, gum, and candy are prohibited in the pool area. No glass containers, alcohol, drugs, weapons, and tobacco products.
  7. No running, diving, flips, or horse play of any kind.
  8. Do not sit or pull on lane ropes or diving blocks.
  9. Lap swimming is only allowed in designated lap lanes. Everyone must be prepared to share a lane.
  10. Breath-holding games or breath-holding training is not permitted.
  11. No animals allowed in the pool area with the exception of service animals.
  12. Anyone having deep open cuts, wounds, etc. are not permitted in the pool.
  13. The City of Kingman is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  14. Unacceptable behavior is grounds for being removed from the facility.
  15. Only small flotation devices such as beach balls or pool noodles will be allowed in pool unless otherwise noted by manager.
  16. Small ice chests with water may be brought into the facility after it has been cleared by a manager or assigned staff member.
  17. Staff reserves the right to enforce other rules as necessary to ensure the safety of our guests.
  18. Please remember to practice social distancing and wash your hands often.
  19. Please refrain from visiting our facilities if you are sick with fever, cough, vomiting, diarrhea. 
  20. Pool capacity for Centennial will be 120 patrons and pool capacity for Grandview will be 35 patrons. The capacity has been reduced in order to comply with 6 ft. distancing per square footage in pool area.
  21. For all other pool rules please read signs at each pool or contact the pool manager at Centennial pool at 757-7910 or Grandview at 753-8155.

Private Pool Rentals:

Do you want it to be just your group? We offer private pool parties at both of our pools on Friday and Saturday evening only between 6-10 pm. Hurry in because there are limited time slots available and they fill up quickly. The price and times vary depending on the pool and your request. For further information or to rent call the Parks and Recreation office at 757-7919 or 692-3109.

Pool Party Rental Fees 2020

Can only reserve on Friday or Saturday (No reservations on 4th of July)

$50 non-refundable fee due at time of reservation

You can set up 30 minutes prior to reservation time

All reservations include lifeguards and pool manager

You may bring in food and non-alcohol beverages / no glass containers

All children who are under the water height line must be accompanied by a parent/adult or pass the swim test

Remaining reservation price due 10 working days prior to date of reservation or pool party may be canceled

 

Centennial 4ft.-14ft. in depth

1-75 people w/out water slide for 2hrs.       $155 + $50 reservation fee due upfront        Total=$205

                                                                        Each additional hour $65                   

1-75 people w/ water slide for 2hrs.             $215 + $50 reservation fee due upfront        Total=$265

                                                                        Each additional hour $90

76-120 people w/out water slide for 2hrs.   $200 + $50 reservation fee due upfront        Total=$250

                                                                        Each additional hour $80

76-120 people w/ water slide for 2hrs.         $260 + $50 reservation fee due upfront        Total=$310

                                                                        Each additional hour $105

                                                                                               

Grandview 3ft.-9ft. in depth

1-30 people w/out wade pool for 2hrs.         $130 + $50 reservation fee due upfront        Total=$180

                                                                        Each additional hour $55

1-30 people w/ wade pool for 2hrs.               $155 + $50 reservation fee due upfront        Total=$205

                                                                        Each additional hour $65

                                                            

Free Splash Day

The Recreation Department has set aside July 4th as a FREE swim day at both City pools for the citizens of Kingman. Games & contests will be held throughout the day. The event is open to everyone during the 1:00-5:00 p.m. open swim.

Refund and Credit Policy

Refunds and/or credits will only be issued for daily admission fees if a child is unable to swim due to height restriction and a pool manager has instructed a refund. Refunds and/or credits will not be issued due to weather or any other unforeseen reasons that are not under our normal control. Please keep this in mind when you come to swim on days with poor weather.

Training Drills

In order to maintain the training of the staff at the pool facilities we will do training drills throughout the summer. These drills may take place at any given time at either pool and may occur in any location of the facility. The drills will last approximately 10-15 minutes in length from start to finish.  These drills are extremely important for training purposes and should be treated no differently than a real situation. The City of Kingman pool staff would like to “Thank You” in advance for your participation & cooperation in these drills.

Season Pass / Punch Pass

A season pass will be available for lap swim/ adult leisure times only for $45 for the summer at both pools. This pass may not be used for any other reason. If you would like to receive a discount for any other open swim times you may purchase a punch pass.  The punch pass is $20 for 10 swims for all ages. You will be responsible for your lap swim pass and/or punch pass; the City of Kingman will not be responsible for any lost or stolen passes at any time and will not issue a new pass at any time for any reason.  The season pass is only good for the swim season of 2020 and may not be used for any other swim season.

  

FEES & HOURS OF OPERATION CENTENNIAL POOL

June 1-August 8  

Daily Admission Fees:

All ages $3

Punch Pass Fees:

All ages - $20 / 10 punches ($10 savings) 

Lap Swim Pass

$45

CENTENNIAL POOL 

Kingman Swim Team

Mon.-Th. 8:00-9:00 a.m. (Must pre-register) 

Swim Lessons

Mon.-Th. 9:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (30 min. sessions)

 Lap Swim / Adult Leisure

Mon.-Fri. 12:00-1:00 p.m. 

Open Swim

Mon.-Sat. 1:00-4:00 p.m. 

Swim Lessons

Mon.-Th. 4:45-6:45 p.m. (30 min. sessions)

Night Swim

Wed. 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Special Deals

Dollar Monday 1:00-4:00 pm only - $1 per participant

Centennial Wed. Swim 7:00-10:00 pm only - $2 per participant

Limited Capacity in Facility Due to Social Distancing - 120 Patrons Total

Slide May be Closed at Times Due to Staff Availability 

 

FEES & HOURS OF OPERATION GRANDVIEW POOL

June 1-August 6

Daily Admission Fees:

All ages $3

Low Impact Water Fitness - $4 per class

Punch Pass Fees:

All ages - $20 / 10 punches ($10 savings) 

Lap Swim Pass

$45 

GRANDVIEW POOL 

Lap Swim

Mon.-Fri. 8:00-9:00 a.m. 

Open Swim

Wed. & Fri. 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Water Fitness Classes

Wed. 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

Night Swim

Tues. & Th. 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Special Deals

Grandview Tues. & Thurs. Swim 6:00-9:00 pm only - $2 per participant

Limited Capacity in Facility Due to Social Distancing - 35 Patrons Total

 

SWIMMING LESSON INFORMATION

Lesson registration will be available at Centennial pool during the following dates & times. Lesson times will be available to view prior to registration prior to each session. Levels will be determined by the instructors on the first Monday of each session. When registering please inform us of your child’s swim ability and any special concerns that we should know about to better assist your child.  This will help with placing them in the correct class. Due to social distancing restrictions we may be requiring parents to participate in the water with their child if the child is unable to swim without assistance. We will be spacing all swim participants 6ft. apart in the water and we ask that you social distance when you are on our premises. Lessons will only be held at Centennial Pool in the morning and evening.

                       

Register at Centennial Pool or Online:                                Session Dates:

Session 1:          Register Thur.-Fri. May 28-29 from 8:00-11:00 a.m.                 June 1-4 & 8-11
Session 2:          Register Thur.-Fri. June 11-12 from 8:00 a.m-11:00 p.m.        June 15-18 & 22-25

Session 3:          Register Thur.-Fri. June 25-26 from 8:00 a.m-11:00 p.m.        June 29-July 2 & 6-9
Session 4:          Register Thur.-Fri. July 9-10 from 8:00 a.m-11:00 p.m.            July 13-16 & 20-23
Session 5:          Register Thur.-Fri. July 23-24 from 8:00-11:00 p.m.                 July 27-30 & August 3-6

                                                                                      

Centennial Lesson Times (Monday-Thursday) 30 MINUTE SWIM CLASSES

9:15-9:45 a.m.             10:00-10:30 a.m.         10:45-11:15 a.m.         11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
4:45-5:15 p.m.             5:30-6:00 p.m.             6:15-6:45 p.m.

 

Swimming Lesson Fees:
Parent & Child (6 months-36 months) = $20
Preschoolers Level 1-3 (3-5 yrs.) = $22
Learn to Swim Level 1-4 (Ages Vary) = $22
Learn to Swim Level 5-6 (Ages Vary) = $20

 

Swimming Lesson Description & Requirements

The Red Cross program is designed to work with the child at their age & skill level. As a child completes a skill it will be checked off by the instructor. Below are the descriptions for each age group. Please remember that children vary in their swimming skills just like they do in academics and sports. The key to learning water safety and how to swim is continuous practice over time for most children.

Parent & Child (6 months-36 months)

Level 1 introduces basic skills to parents and children. Parents are taught to safely work with their child in the water, including how to appropriately support and hold their child in the water and how to prepare and encourage their child to participate fully and try the skills. Children are introduced to basic skills that lay a foundation to help them learn to swim. Several water safety topics also are introduced that are directed to parents.

Level 2 builds on the skills introduced in Level 1. Participants improve on these skills and learn more advanced skills in Level 2.

Preschool (3-5 yrs.)

Level 1, instructors teach the most elementary aquatic skills, which children continue to build on as they progress through the Preschool Aquatics and Learn-to-Swim levels. At this first level, children start developing good attitudes and safe practices around the water.

Level 2, the objectives of this level are to build on the basic aquatic skills learned in Level 1 and to give children further success with fundamental aquatic skills performed to a slightly more advanced degree than at Level 1. Most skills in this level are performed with assistance. This level marks the beginning of independent aquatic locomotion skills. Children continue to explore using simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back to gain more proficiency for future strokes. Level 2 also adds to the self-help and basic rescue skills introduced in Level 1.

Level 3 is to build on the skills learned in Levels 1 and 2 by providing additional guided practice of basic aquatic skills at slightly more proficient performance levels and greater distances and times. Skills in this level are performed independently. Instructors teach children to improve coordination of combined simultaneous arm and leg actions and alternating arm and leg actions. As in all levels, instructors present additional safety skills and improve comprehension of previous knowledge.

LEARN TO SWIM

Learn-to-Swim Level 1—Introduction to Water Skills

The objectives of Level 1 are to learn basic personal water safety information and skills, to help participants feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely. In Level 1, instructors teach elementary aquatic skills. At this level, participants start developing positive attitudes, good swimming habits and safe practices in and around the water.

Learn-to-Swim Level 2—Fundamental Aquatic Skills

The objective of Learn-to-Swim Level 2 is to give participants success with fundamental skills. Participants learn to float without support and to recover to a vertical position. This level marks the beginning of true locomotion skills. Participants further develop simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back that lay the foundation for future strokes. As in all levels, instructors present additional safety skills and improve comprehension of previous knowledge.

Learn-to-Swim Level 3—Stroke Development

The objective of Learn-to-Swim Level 3 is to build on previously learned skills by providing additional guided practice. Instructors teach participants to survival float, swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke. Participants will be introduced to the scissors and dolphin kicks, and build on the fundamentals of treading water. Participants should also learn rules for headfirst entries and begin to learn to enter the water headfirst from a seated position at poolside (if the water is 9 feet deep or more). As in all levels, instructors present additional safety skills and messages.

Learn-to-Swim Level 4—Stroke Improvement Outline

The objectives of Level 4 are to develop participants’ confidence in the strokes learned thus far and to improve other aquatic skills. In level 4 participants improve their skills and increase their endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke) for greater distances. Participants add the arms to the scissors kick for the sidestroke. Participants also start to learn the back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly and the basics of turning at a wall.

Learn-to-Swim Level 5—Stroke Refinement

The objectives of this level are coordination and refinement of strokes. Participants refine their performance of all the strokes (front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke and sidestroke) and increase their distances. Flip turns on the front and back are also introduced.

Learn-to-Swim Level 6—Swimming and Skill Proficiency

The objectives of this level are to refine strokes so participants swim them with more ease, efficiency, power, smoothness, and over greater distances. Level 6 also introduces other aquatic activities and offers three options: Personal Water Safety, Fundamentals of Diving and Fitness Swimmer. These options focus on preparing participants for more advanced courses, such as the Water Safety Instructor course, or other aquatic activities, such as competitive swimming or diving. Instructor will customize this level to meet the objectives of the participants. Because of the variety this level offers, participants may repeat it to focus on different goals each time.

Learn-to-Swim Level 6—Fundamentals of Diving

Beginning with diving skills and information, instructors will follow the order that skills are presented in this outline. If water depth is not at least 9 feet, instructors are unable to teach headfirst entries from poolside; if water depth is not at least 11½ feet (or deeper if state or local regulations require), instructors are unable to teach diving from a diving board.


AQUATICS CLASSES

Kingman Swim Team

Instructor: Aquatic Staff

This community-based program is a noncompetitive children’s swim team for youth ages 5-18. It is designed to work on stroke development and to promote swimming as exercise all while having fun! We ask that your child can comfortably swim at least a 50-yard swim without stopping and using assistance from the side or lane ropes. Swimmers are encouraged to be at least a Level 3 swimmer and provide their own swim suit, goggles, and towel. Swimmers will have information available to attend local area swim meets; it will be the responsibility of the parent to register their child and provide transportation to and from meets. Travel will not be provided and city staff may not be present at meets outside the City of Kingman. Meets are an extra fee that is paid prior to each meet. Meet dates To Be Determined.

Days:              Monday – Thursday

Time:              8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Ages:               5 – 18 years old

Cost:               $100 for season

Session I:        June 1 – August 6

Min: 10           Max: 60

Location:        Centennial Pool – 3333 Harrison St.

 

Low Impact Water Fitness

Instructor:  Beth Matthews

Come and join this class that utilizes the resistance of the water to get your heart rate up and get your muscles moving. In this class, we will use noodles, resistance bands, balls and walking exercises to work out. Each class will consist of warm ups, repetitions, cool down and stretching exercises. Swimmers and non-swimmers are welcome.

Days:              Wednesday

Time:              5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Ages:               Adults

Cost:               $4 per day drop in

Season:           June 3 – July 29

Min: 9             Max: 30

Location:        Grandview Pool – 324 Gold St.

 

Junior Lifeguard Class

Instructor: Certified Staff

Junior Lifeguarding has a strong focus on developing swimming skills to help participants meet the Lifeguarding course prerequisite. The course also introduces participants to lifesaving skills, such as in-water rescues, use of a rescue tube, and first aid, CPR and AED. Participants also have the opportunity to shadow lifeguards in rotation to get a real sense of being on the job.  The course is about 30 hours long and includes 15 lessons of 2 hours each, plus a 45-minute pre-course session. Class includes a T-shirt, whistle, & resuscitation mask. Great class to take with friends!

Days:              Monday-Thursday

Time:              8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Ages:               11 – 14 yrs.

Cost:               $75

Session I:        June 29- July 2 & July 6-9

Min: 5             Max: 10

Location:        Centennial Pool – 3333 N Harrison St.