Aquatics

D-C Aquatics Program

Weekly Aquatics Activities

Lap Swim is for those adults who swim at an intermediate level or above. Lap swim runs on Mondays & Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 PM,Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-7:00 AM. Rates: $4/child/student, $6/adults, $15/family. 10-Punch cards can be purchased at the pool. $32/child/student, $48/adults, $42/seniors (62+), $120/families.Please note this schedule is subject to change due to attendance.

Open Swim is open mid-fall to late spring for public swimming. Open swim runs on Sundays, 2:00-4:00 pm. November 5-May 13, 2018. (None 12/24, 12/31 & 4/1). Rates: $4/child/student, $6/adults, $15/family. 10-Punch cards can be purchased at the pool. $32/child/student, $48/adults, $42/seniors (62+), $120/families.

Groups with more than 10 people are encouraged to call us to make reservations.

Pool Schedule: The pool calendar is subject to change due to holidays, events, low enrollment, etc. Please refer to the current monthly pool calendars at the pool or the monthly calendar posted to the right.

Swimming Lessons are offered many times throughout the year. For current available classes please view our online catalog. View a listing of swim lesson course level descriptions to help you decide what level is appropriate for each student.


Water Safety Instructor Class, Ages 16+

The Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Class (WSI) will certify you to teach all levels of Red Cross Swimming lessons to children, adults and individuals with special needs. This 30 hour course will consist of both pool and classroom time. Through video and hands-on skill building, in and out of the water, the Water Safety Instructor course is designed to train instructors to use a variety of teaching strategies, including: class management techniques, lesson planning and execution, observation and assessment, and new tools to be a great instructor. Coursework must be downloaded and viewable on a technology device, brought to class. Participants must be 16 years of age by the final day of the course. A preliminary swimming skills pretest will follow the informational meeting where course details are explained and dates are set. Please bring suit, goggles and towel. Minimum 8 students required. Typically offered in the winter.

Lifeguard Training, Ages 15+

The purpose of this class is to teach students the skills and knowledge needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. Through videos, group discussion and handson practice, you’ll learn teamwork and the skills you will need to work as a professional lifeguard. Included in the class are: rescue and surveillance skills, First Aid, CPR/AED training and Blood Borne Pathogen Training.

Students must be 15 years of age and must pass a water skills pretest. There can be no exceptions to the 15-year old age requirement. The water skills pretest includes the following:

  1. Swim continuously for 500 yards using the front crawl and the breast stroke.
  2. Swim 20 yards, surface dive to a depth of 10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface and swim 20 yards back to the starting point.

The course is run as a “blended learning” opportunity. The blended learning format allows participants to complete a portion of the course independently, online, cutting down on in-person meeting time! Participants will spend 7-8 hours doing online course content with an additional 25 hours being at the pool and in the classroom. Attendance is mandatory for all class sessions. The students will learn the value of being a professional lifeguard and upon completion of the course, receive a two-year certification in Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR/AED, and Blood Borne Pathogen Training. Minimum 8 students required.


Activity #7007

Friday, May 18 at 4:30-9:30 pm

Saturday, May 19 at 8:00 am-6:00 pm

Sunday, May 20 at 8:30 am-6:30 pm

DCHS Pool

Fee: To be determined based on number of students enrolled. (Anticipated cost $200)

Down payment: $100 due at time of registration

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, May 1

Lifeguard Training Recertification

(Must hold a CURRENT Lifeguard Training certificate)

To be eligible for Lifeguard Training recertification, students must hold a current Lifeguard Training certificate and must pass a water skills pretest. The water skills pretest includes the following:

  1. Swim continuously for 500 yards using the front crawl and the breast stroke.
  2. Swim 20 yards, surface dive to a depth of 10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface and swim 20 yards back to the starting point.

The purpose of a recertification course is to give individuals the opportunity to review the course content and take all necessary tests to update their LGT certificate for another 2 years. Participants will meet with the instructor to do the water skills pretest, review content and skills, and then do all of the water skills, CPR/AED skills, and written tests required for recertification. The course will take 14-16 hours.

Minimum 8 students required.


Activity #7007R

Saturday, April 28 & Sunday, April 29

8:00 am-4:00 pm at DCHS Pool

Fee: To be determined based on number of students enrolled. (Anticipated cost $125)

Down payment: $70 due at time of registration

Registration Deadline: Thursday, April 12

Renting of Pool Facilities

Please contact Patti Kampa at 320-286-4100 x1813 or e-mail for more information and available pool times. 3 weeks noticed is preferred for renting the pool so lifeguards can be secured. If submitting request by mail please fill out our request form.

What is the cost of renting the pool?

  1. All reservations will be charged a $10 permit fee.
  2. Rent for the High School pool is as follows:
    • Non-profit groups/individuals located in ISD #466= $10/hr
    • Commercial, business organizations/individuals conducting activities for profit= $15/hr
    • Non-profit groups located outside of ISD #466= $30/hr
    • Commercial, business organizations/individuals located outside of ISD #466= $50/hr
  3. Lifeguards are required when using the High School swimming pool. The fees for guards are $45/hour for the first hour, $30/hour for each additional hour. Fees include two lifeguards. Groups over 50 require an additional guards at $25/hour each.

For example, if you are a non-profit group or individual located within ISD #466 with 50 people or less swimming in the pool the rates are as follows. 1 hour= $65, 1.5 hours= $85, 2 hours= $105.

For a complete listing of fees and reservation priorities please see the Facility Use Procedures and Policies Brochures.

To rent other facilities in ISD #466, please contact Patti Kampa at 320-286-4100 x1813 or by e-mail. For more information on facility reservations please click here.