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Aquatics2019-06-21T17:40:36-04:00

IMPORTANT NEWS ABOUT OUR POOLS

On July 1, Crotched Mountain School will be altering our public swimming operations to assess programming and maintenance needs for our pools. As such, we will not be able to offer our usual summer aquatics programming, which includes swim lessons, family swim, lap swim, free swim, and new rental agreements. This wasn’t an easy decision and we are currently exploring potential partnerships to offer public programming, but we have nothing to report now.

Please note, we will no longer be offering 1 Month, 3 Month, and 5 Visit swimming passes. Instead we will offer one day passes, which can be purchased as usual from Aquatics staff at the pool from now until June 30 for $5.00 each. IMPORTANT: All passes will expire on June 30.

Our friends at the YMCA Allard Center in Goffstown are offering all Crotched Mountain swimmers the discounted member rate for their swim lessons. Please visit cmf.org/swim for more information. (You don’t have to be a YMCA member to take advantage of this rate.) To browse the YMCA’s swim programs and to register please click here. Note: after you sign up please email tlawton@graniteymca.org with your registration information and that you are from Crotched Mountain and you will receive the credit.

We apologize for any inconvenience and deeply appreciate your patronage.

Thank you

We are still offering Lifeguard training. Click below to register:

Click here for 2019 American Red Cross Lifeguard and WSI Course registration.

Family Swim2019-05-09T14:12:29-04:00

We offer several types of open swim opportunities in our Aquatics Center for people of all ages and abilities. We hope you will join us and enjoy our beautiful facility.

Family Swim
Bring the family to splash and play in our recreation pool! We offer many water toys and flotation devices for your use, or bring your own. Any child using a flotation device MUST be within arms reach of an adult at all times. Children under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. No need to sign up beforehand, you may register when you arrive.

Fridays 6:00-8:00pm
Saturday 10:30-12pm

Tot Family Swim
For those of you that are looking for something for the younger ones, try out our Tot Family Swim that is held in our therapy pool. Tot swim is reserved for children 5 years and younger. Children must be accompanied by an adult in the water. If your family has siblings older than 5, they may swim in the recreation pool if they are a Level 3 swimmer or higher and their parent/guardian is in the therapy pool.

Fridays 6:00-8:00pm
Saturdays 10:30am-12:00pm

COST
1 visit pass $5

 

Lifeguard and WSI2019-03-08T11:18:58-04:00

As a Red Cross-certified instruction program, Crotched Mountain Aquatics will give you the skills you’ll need to become an elite lifeguard.

Lifeguard Course
Ages 15 and up (must be 15 by day of last class). A 35-hour course designed to teach lifeguard candidates the skills and knowledge needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. The course content and activities prepare candidates to recognize and respond quickly to emergencies and prevent drownings and injuries. Upon successful Completion, candidates will receive an American Red Cross certification in Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR for the professional rescuer and AED training.

The minimum number of students needed to hold this course is six; 100% attendance is required. No maximum enrollment. Candidates must pass a prerequisites skills test on the first day of class.

It is highly recommended you prepare yourself for the lifeguard course and prerequisite skills. By securing your spot with a $50 deposit (or full payment) in the Lifeguard Training course, you are eligible to utilize our Lap Swim schedule for conditioning and endurance training.

Prerequisite skills test includes: 
Swim 300 yards continuously, using these strokes in the following order:
Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing.
Candidates may swim using front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both.
Swimming on the back or side is not allowed.
Swim goggles may be used.
Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are NOT allowed.
Surface dive, feet-first or head first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10 pound object.
Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface. Candidates should NOT swim the distance under the water.
Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.
Tread water for 2 minutes using only legs. (Place hands under the armpits.)

COST: $275

Life Guard Recertification/Review Course
Individuals that possess a current lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED or Shallow Water Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certificate may participate in a review/re-certification course. This course is designed for those individuals that are looking to renew their lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/SED certifications before they expire. The purpose of a review course is to give individuals the opportunity to review the course content within a formal course setting. The review course format optimizes a participant’s ability to successfully complete the knowledge and skills evaluations.

COST: $175 (must possess current lifeguard certification)

Water Safety Instructor Course
Ages 16 and up (must be 16 by day of last class). This 35-hour course provides the necessary training for candidates to become certified as Water Safety Instructors.

Includes American Red Cross Fundamentals of Instructor Training (anyone who has had this training before will be excused from this part of the course). Certification is valid as long as you teach at least one course every two years.

The minimum number of students needed to hold this course is six; maximum enrollment is 10. Prerequisites – participants must have a Learn to Swim Level 5 or ability or better.

COST: $325 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD 2019 LIFEGUARD & WSI DATES & REGISTRATION

Lap Swim (Adults)2019-05-09T14:05:27-04:00

Lap swim is available to those 16 years and older. A year round opportunity to enjoy lap swim with your peers in our 25 yard recreation pool. Four lanes are offered during lap swim.

COST
1 visit pass $5

SCHEDULE
Monday through Friday 6:00-9:00am, 12:00-1:00pm, and 5:00-6:00pm
Monday and Tuesday evening lap swim time will be held 5:15-6:15pm.
Saturdays 7:00-9:00am, and 12:00-1:00pm
Sundays closed.

Senior Lap Swim2019-05-09T14:11:02-04:00

For ages 62 and older, Senior lap swim offers a quieter atmosphere of lap swim. A year round opportunity to enjoy lap swim in our 25 yard recreational pool. Four lanes are offered during senior lap swim.

COST
1 visit pass $5

SCHEDULE
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 2:00-3:00pm
You may also join any of our regular lap swim times with your purchase of a senior lap swim pass.

To register for any of our lap swim options, you may purchase a pass the day that you would like to start swimming. No need to register beforehand.

IMPORTANT NEWS ABOUT OUR POOLS

On July 1, Crotched Mountain School will be altering our public swimming operations to assess programming and maintenance needs for our pools. As such, we will not be able to offer our usual summer aquatics programming, which includes swim lessons, family swim, lap swim, free swim, and new rental agreements. This wasn’t an easy decision and we are currently exploring potential partnerships to offer public programming, but we have nothing to report now.

Please note, we will no longer be offering 1 Month, 3 Month, and 5 Visit swimming passes. Instead we will offer one day passes, which can be purchased as usual from Aquatics staff at the pool from now until June 30 for $5.00 each. IMPORTANT: All passes will expire on June 30.

Our friends at the YMCA Allard Center in Goffstown are offering all Crotched Mountain swimmers the discounted member rate for their swim lessons. Please visit cmf.org/swim for more information. (You don’t have to be a YMCA member to take advantage of this rate.) To browse the YMCA’s swim programs and to register please click here. Note: after you sign up please email tlawton@graniteymca.org with your registration information and that you are from Crotched Mountain and you will receive the credit.

We apologize for any inconvenience and deeply appreciate your patronage.

Thank you

We are still offering Lifeguard training. Click below to register:

Click here for 2019 American Red Cross Lifeguard and WSI Course registration.

Family Swim2019-05-09T14:12:29-04:00

We offer several types of open swim opportunities in our Aquatics Center for people of all ages and abilities. We hope you will join us and enjoy our beautiful facility.

Family Swim
Bring the family to splash and play in our recreation pool! We offer many water toys and flotation devices for your use, or bring your own. Any child using a flotation device MUST be within arms reach of an adult at all times. Children under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. No need to sign up beforehand, you may register when you arrive.

Fridays 6:00-8:00pm
Saturday 10:30-12pm

Tot Family Swim
For those of you that are looking for something for the younger ones, try out our Tot Family Swim that is held in our therapy pool. Tot swim is reserved for children 5 years and younger. Children must be accompanied by an adult in the water. If your family has siblings older than 5, they may swim in the recreation pool if they are a Level 3 swimmer or higher and their parent/guardian is in the therapy pool.

Fridays 6:00-8:00pm
Saturdays 10:30am-12:00pm

COST
1 visit pass $5

 

Lifeguard and WSI2019-03-08T11:18:58-04:00

As a Red Cross-certified instruction program, Crotched Mountain Aquatics will give you the skills you’ll need to become an elite lifeguard.

Lifeguard Course
Ages 15 and up (must be 15 by day of last class). A 35-hour course designed to teach lifeguard candidates the skills and knowledge needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. The course content and activities prepare candidates to recognize and respond quickly to emergencies and prevent drownings and injuries. Upon successful Completion, candidates will receive an American Red Cross certification in Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR for the professional rescuer and AED training.

The minimum number of students needed to hold this course is six; 100% attendance is required. No maximum enrollment. Candidates must pass a prerequisites skills test on the first day of class.

It is highly recommended you prepare yourself for the lifeguard course and prerequisite skills. By securing your spot with a $50 deposit (or full payment) in the Lifeguard Training course, you are eligible to utilize our Lap Swim schedule for conditioning and endurance training.

Prerequisite skills test includes: 
Swim 300 yards continuously, using these strokes in the following order:
Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing.
Candidates may swim using front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both.
Swimming on the back or side is not allowed.
Swim goggles may be used.
Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are NOT allowed.
Surface dive, feet-first or head first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10 pound object.
Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface. Candidates should NOT swim the distance under the water.
Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.
Tread water for 2 minutes using only legs. (Place hands under the armpits.)

COST: $275

Life Guard Recertification/Review Course
Individuals that possess a current lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED or Shallow Water Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certificate may participate in a review/re-certification course. This course is designed for those individuals that are looking to renew their lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/SED certifications before they expire. The purpose of a review course is to give individuals the opportunity to review the course content within a formal course setting. The review course format optimizes a participant’s ability to successfully complete the knowledge and skills evaluations.

COST: $175 (must possess current lifeguard certification)

Water Safety Instructor Course
Ages 16 and up (must be 16 by day of last class). This 35-hour course provides the necessary training for candidates to become certified as Water Safety Instructors.

Includes American Red Cross Fundamentals of Instructor Training (anyone who has had this training before will be excused from this part of the course). Certification is valid as long as you teach at least one course every two years.

The minimum number of students needed to hold this course is six; maximum enrollment is 10. Prerequisites – participants must have a Learn to Swim Level 5 or ability or better.

COST: $325 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD 2019 LIFEGUARD & WSI DATES & REGISTRATION

Lap Swim (Adults)2019-05-09T14:05:27-04:00

Lap swim is available to those 16 years and older. A year round opportunity to enjoy lap swim with your peers in our 25 yard recreation pool. Four lanes are offered during lap swim.

COST
1 visit pass $5

SCHEDULE
Monday through Friday 6:00-9:00am, 12:00-1:00pm, and 5:00-6:00pm
Monday and Tuesday evening lap swim time will be held 5:15-6:15pm.
Saturdays 7:00-9:00am, and 12:00-1:00pm
Sundays closed.

Senior Lap Swim2019-05-09T14:11:02-04:00

For ages 62 and older, Senior lap swim offers a quieter atmosphere of lap swim. A year round opportunity to enjoy lap swim in our 25 yard recreational pool. Four lanes are offered during senior lap swim.

COST
1 visit pass $5

SCHEDULE
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 2:00-3:00pm
You may also join any of our regular lap swim times with your purchase of a senior lap swim pass.

To register for any of our lap swim options, you may purchase a pass the day that you would like to start swimming. No need to register beforehand.

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