AquaPlex

Lifeguard Training

Get a job you can feel good about–lifeguarding! Our classes provide you with the proper training. Training classes are held year-round. You MUST attend all three classes in a session and pass the Lifeguard test.
All classes are held at Central Park Pool, located at 415 W Richmond Ave, Peoria. Call 282-1531 to let the Aquatics staff know you are interested in lifeguarding.

2017 classes will be held:
January 20 – 22
March 24 – 26
April 28 – 30
May 12 – 14

AquaPlex Swim Lessons and Programs

Registration can be completed at the RiverPlex, Noble Center or online. Please remember that if you are a RiverPlex member, you must register at the RiverPlex to receive your member discount.

Each session below is linked to our registration system, which gives specific dates and times of lessons.

Keep in mind, during the summer months lessons are also available at Lakeview Aquatic Center and Gwynn Family Aquatic Center.

  • Youth Lessons
  • Homeschool Program
  • Adult Classes
  • Private Swimming Lessons
  • Scouts
  • Preschool Splash

Exploration 1: Ages 6-24 months

This class is for infants and adults to enjoy together in the comfort of the warm water pool. An instructor will lead the group through a series of developmentally appropriate water activities.

Exploration 2: Ages 24 months to 3 years

This class is for toddlers and adults to enjoy and learn together in the comfort of the warm water pool. An instructor will lead the adults through different swim exercises and activities to promote independent swimming for the child.

Voyagers: Age 3

This is an introduction to swimming for toddlers who have attended Exploration 1 and/or Exploration 2 and been promoted into this class. Participants will learn water independence, basic water movement, and floats in the warm water pool. Adults are not required to enter the water with their child.

Pre-Journey 1: Ages 4-7

This class is for children who have had NO swimming experience or who may be timid in getting into the water.

Journey 1: Ages 4-7

This course is for children who are comfortable in the water and have some water experience. The focus will be on floating, kicking, breathing, and beginner strokes.

Journey 2: Ages 4-7

Children MUST know how to float, glide and kick by themselves and have a basic stroke. They will learn freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke.

Journey 3: Ages 4-7

Participants should be able to swim one length of the pool and will continue to work on skills from the previous level. Participants will learn breaststroke, backstroke and start building their endurance.

Discovery 1: Ages 7-15

Children MUST know how to float, glide and kick by themselves and have a basic stroke. They will learn freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke.

Discovery 2: Ages 7-15

Children MUST know how to float, glide, kick by themselves and have basic stroke knowledge. They will learn freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke.

Discovery 3: Ages 7-15

Participants should be able to swim one length of the pool and will continue to work on skills from the previous level. Participants will learn breaststroke, backstroke and start building their endurance.

Challenge Novice: Ages 7-15

This class is for children who know basic freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke. They will work on developing these strokes, adding endurance and elementary backstroke, butterfly and sidestroke.

Challenge Advanced: Ages 7-15

Children know the basic elementary backstroke, butterfly and sidestroke. Development of these strokes will be emphasized as well as turns, competitive starts and safety skills.

Challenge Expert: Ages 7-15

Participants should be able to swim one length of the pool and will continue to work on skills from the previous level. Participants will learn breaststroke, backstroke and start building their endurance.

Home School Swim Program (Ages 5-16)

Come join us for an exciting time of open swim and swim lessons. Your child will receive a swim lesson appropriate for their ability and age and enjoy splash time with other children in our leisure pool. Minimum participants 10/Max 17.

Adult Learn to Swim – Beginner

This class is for adults who are not afraid of the water, but need to learn the basic skills of swimming.

Adult Learn to Swim – Intermediate

We will work at improving your front and back crawl strokes, endurance levels and add other strokes as desired. You should be able to swim 100 yards on your front and back.

Terrified of Water

The instructor will help you to deal with any fears that you may have about the water environment, while teaching you basic swimming skills, such as front and back floats and freestyle stroke.

Available to swimmers of all ages and abilities, private swim lessons are a great way to get personalized instruction tailored exactly to a swimmer’s individual needs. We will pair you up with one of our qualified instructors and can set up a time that works for your schedule. For more information, call (309) 282-1531 or stop by the AquaPlex pool office.

Bring your Girl Scout, Cub Scout, or Boy Scout Troop in for an afternoon of fun at a special rate of $3.00/child. For an additional $2.00/child our instructors will help your troop earn their swimming badges. Please call (309) 282-1531 for details and available times.

Ages 1-5, Ongoing through May 20
Monday-Friday, 10-11:30 am

Fee: $3/child, Members are free.

Join us for this parent-child program in the leisure pool. Children ages 1–5 enjoy the splash features and play stations with a parent/guardian who is dressed to swim. There is no charge for adults, but you must be in the water with your child.