Programs, Events and Online Registration
We offer American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim programs, lifeguard and water safety instructor courses, pool operators course, swim teams, water fitness classes and many other aquatic programs.
There are several options for registration:
- Online: If you are an existing household with CCPR, online registration is available to you through WEBTRAC.
- Phone: To register over the phone with a Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit/debit card, call the Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center at 410-414-8350.
- Walk in: Aquatic Program Registration must take place at the Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center.
Important Program Information
Program Make-Up Days
We do not make up lessons that are missed to illness or other personal reasons.
If a class is full and you would like to be notified of any openings, we do have a waiting list available.
All classes require specific minimums to be held. If we do not reach that number we will cancel the class. Calls will be made to those already signed up to inform of the cancellation.
Parks and Recreation Refund Policy
- Refunds of $5 and over will be made automatically where classes are filled or canceled by the Division of Parks and Recreation or upon request when schedule changes (i.e. time, days) by the division prohibit attendance. If activity was paid for by a credit card and the activity is canceled, credit will be refunded automatically to the card.
- Refunds under $5 for the above reasons will be applied to the household and available for use until June 1. Refunds will be mailed if balance is not used.
- Refunds requested prior to the first class will be granted less a $5 processing fee.
- Refunds requested after the first class meeting but prior to the second meeting shall be granted. A pro-rated fee for the first class and a $5 processing fee will be deducted from the refund.
- Refunds requested after the second class and prior to the end of the class series will be made only for medical reasons which prevent continued participation. A doctor's excuse must accompany the written request. A pro-rated fee for each class conducted prior to the receipt of the request will be deducted from all refunds issued for medical reasons, along with a $5 processing fee.
- No refunds will be given after the program has ended.
- No refunds will be given for Open Gym programs.
- Refunds for non-class activities such as special events, workshops and sports programs may be different from the policy above. Check brochure or flyer for specific information.
Please note that refunds for all cash, checks and money orders take a minimum of three to four weeks for processing.
Swim Lesson Policies and Procedures
- Registration begin and end dates vary depending on the session. Please contact the Hall Aquatic Center for more information.
- We do not reserve spaces; payment is due at time of registration.
- Register early, classes fill up quickly. Classes that have not met minimum enrollment by the Thursday before the start date will be canceled. Classes canceled by the facility will receive a full refund. Please see class cancelation policy in the brochure.
- If the class is full, please sign up on the waiting list. The facility will contact you if space becomes available.
- Please read class descriptions carefully. If a child is not placed correctly, there may not be an opportunity for them to be moved into another level.
- Make-up classes are not available if a child misses a class.
- Check-in is 15 minutes before class at front desk. Children may pay the general admission fee to utilize the facility before or after the class.
- Parents, to minimize distraction and take advantage of the entire class session, please do not disturb your child or instructor during the lesson. Please discuss questions with instructors before or after class.
- Water safety is presented in each level of the 'Learn to Swim' program.
- Parents / guardians of the students must remain in the designated spectator area during lessons.
- Students are permitted to bring their goggles, but we recommend that they become used to putting their face in the water without goggles first. (No full-face or scuba masks)
American Red Cross Swim lesson Class Descriptions and Levels
A schedule of times, dates and fees are located in the current Parks and Recreation Program Guide:
- Parent and Child - To familiarize young children (from ages 6 months to 4 years) to the water and prepare them to learn to swim in the American Red Cross Preschool Aquatics or Learn-to-Swim courses. It is not designed to teach children to become good swimmers or to survive in the water on their own.
- Parent and Child 2 - Students will improve the skills learned in Parent and Child Aquatics Level 1 and be taught more advanced skills. They will continue to develop their water safety knowledge. Children who are not potty trained will be required to wear a swim diaper under their suit. All participants need to be accompanied by an adult in swimming attire in the pool.
- Preschool 1 - Preschool Aquatics Level 1 is designed to orient young preschoolers to the aquatic environment and to help them gain basic aquatic skills. Participants start learning how to be safe around water. Participants will become comfortable submerging their face, floating on their front and back with support and begin to coordinate arm and leg swimming actions.
- Preschool 2 (ages 3 - 5 years) - To build on the basic aquatic skills learned in Level 1.
- Preschool 3 (ages 3 - 5 years) - To increase proficiency and build on the basic aquatic skills learned in Levels 1 and 2 by providing additional guided practice with increased distances and times.
- Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills (ages 5 - 12) - Helps participants feel comfortable in the water. Register your child for this level if they have not taken swim lessons and are not comfortable in water or don't like to put their face in the water.
- Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills (ages 5 - 12) - Gives participants success with fundamental skills. Register your child for this level if they have successfully completed level 1 or are comfortable in the water, will put their face underwater, dog paddle but have no formal stroke development. (30 minutes)
- Level 3: Stroke Development (ages 6 - 12) - Builds on the skills from level 2 with additional guided practice. Introduces formal stroke development. Register your child for this level if they have successfully completed level 2 OR can swim unassisted in water over their head with no formal stroke development. (30 minutes)
- Level 4: Stroke Improvement (ages 6 - 12) - Develops confidence in skills learned at the previous levels, refines strokes and improves skills. Successful completion of this level will have children prepared to enter competitive swimming. Register your child for this level if they have successfully completed level 3 OR can swim front crawl (freestyle) with face in the water with breathing and backstroke. (30 minutes)
- Level 5: Stroke Refinement (ages 6 - 12) - Provides further coordination and refinement of strokes. Successful completion of this level will have children prepared to enter competitive swimming. Register your child for this level if they have successfully completed level 4 OR can swim the complete length of the pool (25 yards) using the front crawl (freestyle) with face in the water, with rhythmic breathing, back stroke and breaststroke. (30 minutes)
- Level 6: Swimming and Skill Proficiency (ages 6 - 12) - Refines the strokes so participants will swim with ease, efficiency and power over great distances. This class prepares participants to take the Water Safety Instructor program or Lifeguarding program. Register your child for this level if they have successfully completed level 5 or no longer wish to participate in a competitive swim program but wish to continue to improve swimming skills. Class maybe combined with Level 5. (30 minutes)
- Teen and Adults: Level 1 (13 and over) - Helps participants feel comfortable in the water. Register for this level if your knuckles turn white because you don't want to let go of the wall or are uncomfortable in water over your head. (45 minutes)
- Teen and Adults: Level 2 (13 and over) - Introduces formal stroke development for those who are comfortable in the water but have not worked on basic stroke skills. (45 minutes)
- Young Swimmers Conditioning - This is class is for students looking for an alternative to traditional swim lessons. Each lesson begins with a warm swim and is followed with drills for skill improvement. The class offers a swim workout while working on strokes. Swimmers must be able to swim 25 yd freestyle and 25 yd backstroke.
Individual Swim Lessons
One-on-one swim lessons for ages 3 and older and all abilities with certified American Red Cross Instructors. These 30-minute lessons are scheduled by you and the instructor.
Applications may only be submitted in person by coming to the Hall Aquatic Center. Due to instructor limitations, private lesson applications are not always being accepted. Please call the Hall Aquatic Center for more information.
Lessons are sold in sets of five for $150. This includes one participant. An additional participant may be added to the lesson for $50.