Classes

MRD Swim Lessons
Tuesday & Thursdays: March 4 - 27
Parent/Tot: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm (#6746)
Preschool: 5:30 -6:00 pm (#6710)
Level 1 (#6716) & Level 2 (#6720): 5:30 - 6:15 pm
Level 3 (#6724), Level 4 (#6728), Level 5 (#6730): 6:30 - 7:15 pm

PADI Discover Scuba Diving Course
if you want to try scuba diving but aren't sure that you're ready for a full certification course, then try the PADI Discover Scuba Diving course. This short course will introduce you to the basics of diving and allow you to swim underwater with scuba equipment. Instructor: Kevin Dunkak
  • Session I: March 9 (#6782); register by March 7
    • Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
    • Fee: $65
  • Session II: March 9 (#6783); register by March 7
    • Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • Fee: $65
PADI Open Water Diver Course
If you've always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures, or simply see the wondrous world beneath the waves, here is where it starts. The PADI Open Water Diver course teaches the skills necessary to become a comfortable and confident diver. Pool sessions and classroom requires two full days plus home study. Open water checkout dives require 2 additional days and an additional fee, with the dates to be determined. Instructor: Kevin Dunkak
  • Session I: March 15 & 16 (#6784); Register by March 11
  • Session II: March 29 & 30 (#6785); Register by March 25
  • Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fee: $250/session
  • Ages: 10 and older
Stroke Clinic
Total immersion stroke clinic. The Montrose Recreation District and the Montrose Marlins will be offering a stroke clinic. This class is designed for the competitive swimmer ages 5 and up. It will cover all four strokes, body mechanics and techniques. These clinics are perfect for the competitor who would like to make their strokes more efficient.
  • Dates: March 24 - 27
  • Days: Monday - Thursday
  • Fee: $40 or $10 drop-in fee
  • Times: 
    • Ages 6 - 13: 5:00 - 6:00 pm (#6735)
    • Ages 14+: 6:00 - 7:00 pm (#6736)
American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED for the Lay Responder
The purpose of this class is to help participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing, and first aid emergencies. The courses in this program teach skills that participants need to know to give immediate care to a suddenly injured or ill person until more advanced medical care arrives. This revised course offers a new 2 year certification for both CPR and First Aid.
  • Fee: $80
  • Instructor: American Red Cross Instructor
    • please contact Liz Gracesun if requesting this Certification
  • Location: MRD Omni Room
  • Session II: Saturday, March 15 (Register by February 28)(#6739)
    • Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    • This is a traditional classroom course
Lifeguard Training
This class is offered to individuals 15 years and older. It will teach all the skills necessary to become a professional lifeguard including CPR, First Aid, and all the rescue techniques. Required pre-test is a 300 meter swim (12 lengths), two minute water tread without hands, and retrieving a ten pound brick from the bottom of the pool 9 feet or deeper.
  • Date: April 3, 4 & 5 - A waiting list is being kept for adding a fall class. If you are interested, call the MRD Aquatic Center at 249-7705 or email mrd@montroserec.com to add your name to the waiting list.
  • Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fee: $130 
  • Register by March 25
Water Safety Instructor Course
This American Red Cross Water Safety Course provides instructor candidates the training needed to teach courses in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety Program. Participants develop their understanding of how to use the course materials, how to conduct training sessions and how to evaluate the progress of participants. *Must be 16 years or older.
  • Dates: May 23, 29, 30 & 31 - A waiting list is being kept for adding a fall class. If you are interested, call the MRD Aquatic Center at 249-7705 or email mrd@montroserec.com to add your name to the waiting list.
  • Fee: $130
  • Times: May 23, 29 & 30 - 4:00 - 9:00 pm; May 31 - 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Register by May 16
Adult Swim Class
This class is designed for those adults who want to take advantage of the benefits of water exercise, and are a bit fearful of the water. Participants will be taught relaxation techniques along with basic swimming skills such as floating and water walking. Goggles and nose clips are welcome.
  • Dates: April 14 - 17 
  • Fee: $40 (#6737)
  • Days: Monday - Thursday
  • Time: 10:15 - 11:15 am