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Mon–Fri: 5am–8pm  |  Sat: 8am–5pm
SUN: CLOSED (Sunday Worship Only, 11am)

POOL HOURS Adults Only: Mon–Fri: 7am–12pm
Open Swim: Mon, Wed, Fri: 4pm–7pm | Sat 12pm–4pm

American Red Cross Swim Lessons & Courses

From beginners to experienced swimmers, The Kroc Center has swim lessons for every stage of your child’s swimming experience. Swimmers will move through five different levels as their skills progress.


  • Evaluate your child’s swim ability or if you’re not sure of your child’s swim abilities call the Kroc Center Aquatics Department 402-905-3592 for help in choosing a class level, date and time.
  • Register your child(ren) for the appropriate level of lessons online or by stopping in at The Kroc Center’s Welcome Desk.
  • The day of your Swimming Lesson, check-into your class at The Kroc Welcome Desk and proceed down the hallway to the Aquatics Center. Remember to bring a towel!
  • At the end of the set of lessons, your Instructor will recommend the appropriate class level for the next set of lessons.

Class levels are frequently repeated to allow students to master skills and feel successful before moving on to a new level.

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USA Swimming Foundation

Our swimming lessons are made possible through partnering with the USA Swimming Foundation. For more information, click the logo to the left.

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Swim Lessons at the Kroc

Parent & Child


Splish splash fun! A great way to spend time together, this class encourages participation from both the parent and child. Key elements of the class include water adjustment, exploration and skills through lively songs, nursery rhymes and games.



Jump into fun! This class emphasizes water adjustment, exploration and skills through teaching activities, drills and games. Only the child participant is allowed in the water during class time (sorry, no parents or guardians). Children who are not potty trained must wear a swim diaper to class.

This level is designed for children who have limited or no water experience.

Learn to Swim


LEVEL 1: Intro to Aquatics

Students in this class may be new swimmers or comfortable in the water. Students will learn to blow bubbles, put their face in the water, back float, front glide, roll from front to back and back to front, and swim freestyle with good form for short distances.

LEVEL 2: Aquatic Fundamentals

These students will learn safety floats, jumping into the water, back glides, back stroke, elementary backstroke, and will continue to improve their form for freestyle.

LEVEL 3: Stroke Development

Students have mastered the basics of freestyle and backstroke, and are ready to learn rotary breathing. Swimmers will improve their elementary backstroke form, learn dolphin kick, and will be introduced to the deep water in the competition pool for treading water and beginning diving.

LEVEL 4: Stroke Improvement

While improving their rotary breathing, backstroke, and elementary backstroke students will learn butterfly, breaststroke, and will swim longer distances. Students will learn open turns for freestyle and backstroke and learn to dive from the side of the pool.

LEVEL 5/6: Stroke Refinement

Students can swim full lengths of the Comp Pool and will increase their stamina and speed in all strokes through swimming drills. They are ready to learn flip turns and competitive starts from the starting blocks.

ADULT: Ages 13 and older

Adult swim lessons are for all skill levels ages 13 & older. We also offer private and semi-private class options. For more information please contact our aquatics department at 402-905-3592.

100s of classes to choose from.

Each day, dozens of classes are offered for all ages, interests and abilities. Find the right class for you today!

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Class Schedule The Class Schedule is the place to look for a variety of one-day and weekly classes. All classes are open to the public.

Look inside for:
  • Music Classes
  • Swim Lessons
  • Dance Lessons
  • Strength Training
  • Youth Fitness