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Public Events and Programs

Aquatics

The Crossroads Pool is home to a variety of programming for students, including swim instruction, conditioning and competitions. The facility also hosts private swim lessons (April through October) and our year-round Wave Runners development programs, both of which are open to the public.

About the Crossroads Pool

  • Open-air and heated pool
  • Length: 75 feet
  • Width: 40 feet (six lanes)
  • Depth: Ranges from 3 feet to 6 feet 7 inches

All of our Aquatics staff members are certified by American Red Cross in Water Safety Instruction and/or Lifeguarding.

Aquatics

Our Programs

Wave Runners

This program offers swimming instruction for participants in Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced groups. See below for details. Very limited financial assistance is available. For more information, please email Laura Presburger at lpresburger@xrds.org.

To learn more or to enroll in our Wave Runners program, click here.

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  • Wave Runners—Beginners (ages 10 and under)

    • Schedule: Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 5-6 p.m. // Saturday, 9-10 a.m.
    • Description: Swimmers will develop and improve their skills in all four competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, butterfly and breaststroke). They will learn important racing skills such as starts and turns. Our goal is to help students see themselves as athletes while maintaining a primary focus on a fun, mechanically sound swimming experience.
    • Prerequisite: Ability to swim 25 yards of freestyle and 25 yards of backstroke or backstroke kick
    • Course: #351
    Learn more and enroll here

  • Wave Runners—Intermediate/Advanced Group (ages 9 and older)

    • Schedule: Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 6-7:30 p.m. // Saturday, 8:30-10 a.m.
    • Description: Practices are designed to develop swimmers’ overall performance and dedication to the sport while simultaneously providing a fun and engaging team atmosphere. Our focus is on the continued development of individuals’ competitive skills in practice and at meets by setting goals, refining stroke mechanics and implementing a challenging workout regime.
    • Prerequisite: Ability to swim a minimum of 25 yards in all four racing strokes (freestyle, backstroke, butterfly and breaststroke). Swimmers will be placed in the Intermediate or Advanced group based on overall ability.
    • Course: #361
    Learn more and enroll here

Private Swim Lessons

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  • Swim Lessons—Saturdays (ages 3 and up)

    • Schedule: Saturday lessons begin on the hour at 10 a.m., with the last lesson beginning at 2 p.m. Please contact Larry Zubrin at lzubrin@xrds.org for more information about availability. Sorry, no make-up lessons.
    • Description: Private lessons are taught by our American Red Cross-certified instructors. Lessons run for 45 minutes, which includes approximately 30 minutes of instruction and 15 minutes of structured “fun time.” Swimmers are assessed in their first session, and lessons are crafted to meet the needs of individual swimmers. Our teaching philosophy includes creating a learning environment where students improve upon their overall swimming and water safety skills in a fun environment that encourages confidence and enjoyment in the water.
    • Instructors: Crossroads Aquatics staff 
    • Course: #340
    • Section 4: Sept. 7-28, 2019 ($180) [SOLD OUT]
    • Section 5: Oct. 5-26, 2019 ($180) [SOLD OUT]
    • Notes: Parents and swimmers must arrive 15 minutes early to get checked in and changed. Parents are required to remain at the pool during their child’s lessons. Lessons will end at the scheduled time regardless of the swimmer’s arrival time.
    Both Saturday swim lesson sections in the Fall are sold out. We will post Spring sections soon.