Specialty Classes

WK Fitness & Wellness Centers offer a variety of specialty classes, including swim lessons, children’s programming, and fitness classes during and after pregnancy. The centers complement exercise classes with informative nutritional seminars. Not all are offered every month, so check the schedule for dates and times that work for you.

Swimming Lessons: Children

Start learning to swim on your own 

Who likes Swimming Lessons: Children classes? 

Learning to swim has to start somewhere and this beginner swimming class for children moves one toward independence in the water. Children ages 5 to 12 who are the children and grandchildren of WK Fitness & Wellness Center members have the option to take swimming lessons with us. Adults must remain at WK Fitness & Wellness Center with their child.  

What is the Swimming Lessons: Children class? 

Children and grandchildren of WK Fitness & Wellness Center members can take swimming lessons at various times of the year. The children’s swimming class is for kids 5 to 12 years of age. No exceptions. 

Instructors divide the class into two types of swimmers on the first day of class: sharks and minnows. Sharks are children ages 5 to 12 who can swim one-quarter to one-half the length of the swimming pool independently. In this class, swimmers work on strokes and endurance.  

Minnows are children ages 5 to 12 who are just learning how to swim. The class concentrates on floating, kicking, putting their faces in the water, gliding and using their arms.  

Children should be dressed and ready to get in the swimming pool upon arriving for the lessons.  

Bring goggles and a towel from home for your child.  

Parents and grandparents must stay at the fitness center while the child is taking their lesson. They are welcome to watch their child or grandchild during the lessons. You may NOT drop off your child or grandchild.  

Children are not allowed to use the showers. Children are not allowed in the whirlpool or steam room inside the locker room.  

Watch as your kid learns to master movements in the water just as they did on land.  Swimming is fun, and great exercise, too! 

When and where does the Swimming Lessons: Children class meet? 

Swimming lessons are offered at the North and South fitness center locations. Only one location offers swimming lessons at a time. Check out the posted schedule to find the next date and location.  

Classes meet for two sessions. Each session is 45 minutes for four days of one week, Monday through Thursday. If children need more teaching or practice after the first session, they are welcome to register for a second session of four days. Each session requires the same fee. No reduced price if you take both sessions.  

Only five slots available for each class. You must pay the fee when you register for each session. 

Why do Swimming Lessons: Children? 

Swimming Lessons: Children is a beneficial class for you and your child. Your child also brushes up on the rules of water safety as they learn to swim. It’s fun to see your child become more comfortable around water, which means less worry for you. 

You want your child to be active, and swimming is a fun way to do that. Swim a lot and it becomes second nature. 

Additional Information

A parent or grandparent must be a WK Fitness & Wellness Center member for the child to participate.

Children Ages 5-12 *no exceptions*

Only 8 children for minnows and only 8 children for sharks. No exceptions