Kerrville, Texas – The City of Kerrville Parks and Recreation Department would like to announce that registration for 2019 summer activities will open May 1. Activities include: Group Swim Lessons, Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons, Junior Lifeguard Camp, Kid’s Triathlon, and the Skateboard Competition.
Registration for all programs will take place at the Parks and Recreation Department office located at Kerrville-Schreiner Park, 2385 Bandera Hwy.; over the phone at (830) 257-7300; or online at www.kerrvilletx.gov.
There will be three sessions of Group Swim Lessons at the Olympic Pool for ages 6 months and up. Each session runs Tuesday through Friday for two weeks, and the fee is $45 per session. Sign up May 1, as classes fill up fast!
Session dates are as follows:
* Session 1: June 5-14; Registration deadline is May 30.
* Session 2: June 18-28; Registration deadline is June 15.
* Session 3: July 9-19; Registration deadline is July 3.
Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons
For $100 you can get four days of one-on-one instruction with a swim instructor in a private swim lesson. For parents that have children at a similar skill level but still want one-on-one instruction, we offer semi-private lessons (up to two children) at $150 for four days. To register for private or semi-private swim lessons, e-mail or call Rosa Ledesma at firstname.lastname@example.org or (830) 258-1160.
Junior Lifeguard Camp
Our Junior Lifeguard Camp is a great opportunity for children to obtain skills and knowledge to keep themselves and others safe in aquatic environments. Participants will be introduced to lifesaving techniques, swimming, and team building skills to help in a water safety emergency. Participants will NOT become certified lifeguards, but can gain experience in this fun camp. The camp will run from July 22-26 starting at 8 a.m. and ending at noon. The fee to attend is $60. Participants must be between the ages of 10-14, and be able to swim on their own.
Senior Water Aerobics
Senior citizens may participate in this low impact water aerobics exercise class offered through the Dietert Center. Registration is through the Dietert Center at 451 Guadalupe St., (830) 792-4044.
We will also be accepting reservations for rentals at the Olympic Pool for pool rentals, picnic area rentals, and the pool pavilion rentals. The pool is the perfect place to have your summer party! Reservation fees and packages are below, all reservations include lifeguards:
* Olympic Pool Rental ($200 for two hours + $100 deposit)
o Saturdays 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
o Sundays 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
o 200 person maximum
* Pool Pavilion Rental ($20 for two hours)
o Two-hour time blocks between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m.
o Rental does not include admission fees
* Pool Picnic Area Rental ($20 for the entire day)
Rental does not include admission fees
The Skateboard Competition, sponsored by T-N-J Engraving, will take place on June 15 at Singing Wind Park. Entrants will have three minutes to perform their best skating skills. Admission is free; however, participants will still need to register for the event. Helmets are required. On-site registration will also be available for this event.
The Kid’s Triathlon will take place on Aug. 17 at Singing Wind Park, 2112 Singing Wind Dr. Boys and girls ages 18 and under are welcome to participate in this swim, bike, and run event sponsored by Hill Country Bicycle Works. The fee for a single child is $15. For parents with multiple children, the Parks and Recreation Department offers the following discount: $10 for the second child and $5 for every child after that. The discount is not available online, but will be honored at the Parks and Recreation Department office. On-site registration will also be available for this event, but pre-registration is encouraged.
For additional information contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (830) 257-730 or visit the city’s website at www.kerrvilletx.gov.