6 • Parks, Open Space & Cultural Services AQUATIC PROGRAMS Swim Teams The swim teams listed below regularly use the county pool, but are not affiliated with County Parks. Please call the numbers listed for information. Aptos Cabrillo Swim Club - (831) 688-3613 Quicksilver Swimming - (760) 521-0126 Santa Cruz Swimming - (831) 471-7887 For additional information please visit us at scparks.com, through e-mail at [email protected] or by phone call at (831) 454-7960 or (831) 454-7953. Lifeguard Training Courses Ages 15+ can learn the skills needed to prevent and respond to emergencies, and earn the certification to be employed as a lifeguard in a pool environment. For more information about American Red Cross (ARC) courses, please visit scparks.com or call (831) 454-7960. Also Available at the Swim Center: Private Swim Lessons led by Contract Instructors Private lessons are also offered, taught by contracted instructors. All instructors have at least five years of experience teaching swimming and may hold a combination of certificates, such as Water Safety Instructor Certificate, a USA coaching certificate, a teaching credential, etc. Their varied teaching experience includes: working with children of all ages and abilities; all levels of swimmers including fearful adults; special needs; stroke refinement; and technical stroke instruction for triathletes. Youth & Adult Aquatics Water Aerobics Water aerobics classes provide high intensity workouts and are an excellent way to meet your fitness goals with less impact on your joints. Classes are designed to appeal to all levels of ability including pre-natal, seniors, and rehabilitation or cross-training enthusiasts. Adult Fitness Swimming Participate in an organized lap swim workout intended to increase muscular strength, aerobic endurance, stroke technique and build overall fitness level. A variety of workouts will be offered to meet your fitness goals. Qualified coaches offer in-depth analysis and feedback on your stroke and help direct you to a lane with swimmers of similar ability and experience. Workouts are scheduled to be 90 minutes long but may be modified based on your experience and fitness goals. Drop-in Co-ed Adult Water Polo Join other adult water polo players for pick-up games. To participate, you must be a USWP member. Use your Simpkins Family Swim Center pass or pay cash for admission to the pool. Lap Swim Lane availability varies throughout the day. Circleswimming may be required during the busiest times, 6-7:30AM, 12-1:30PM, and 4-6PM. Please follow laplane pace indicators, posted lap-swim etiquette and lifeguard direction. Ages 7-12 must be accompanied by an adult in the same lane and be able to swim 25 yards (1 length) without stopping. Kickboards, pull buoys, and exercise equipment are available for lap swimming and warm-water pool exercise.