Programs and Activities

Aerobics

Land Aerobics

The Recreation Center offers a variety of land aerobics classes. From core and cardio to yoga, we offer 35 classes per week, including our newest class – cycling.

There is also a variety of water aerobics classes taught by Arthritis Foundation certified instructors. We offer deep water, shallow water, water walking, arthritis basic, and arthritis plus classes.

Please note that all classes are not offered every month. Please view our September 2022 Schedule for dates, times of available classes, and course descriptions

Exercise for Seniors

The Recreation Center is pleased to offer the SilverSneakers Fitness Program. SilverSneakers is a comprehensive older-adult physical activity program that addresses the needs of the Medicare population.

SilverSneakers members of a sponsoring healthcare plan receive a basic membership that includes the SilverSneakers group exercise classes. For more information, visit the SilverSneakers website.

Swim Lessons

We offer several levels of private swimming lessons for $125 per child. To enroll in a swim lesson class, please visit the Recreation Center. Signups must be done in person. Individual lessons are available on request. For more information, call 918-341-4516 ext. 3 or 918-283-8223.

Parent & Child Aquatics: Developed for children six months to three years of age, Parent and Child Aquatics builds swimming readiness by emphasizing fun in the water. Parents and children participate in several guided practice sessions that help children learn elementary skills, including water entry, bubble blowing, front kicking, back floating, underwater exploration, and more.

Preschool Aquatics: Designed for children four and five years old. The preschool program assists young children in learning basic water skills without the presence of the parent in the water. Safety rules and skills are stressed, while classes provide fun and guided independent learning exercises.

Learn-to-Swim: Our Learn-to-Swim offers something for everybody. A unique six-level instructional approach is unlike anything offered by other aquatic training programs.

The prerequisite for each level is the successful demonstration of the skills from the preceding level. Each level of Learn-to-Swim includes training in basic water safety and how to assist others in an emergency.

  • Level 1 – Introduction to Water Skills – This level helps students feel comfortable in the water. Participants learn to:
    • Enter and exit water safely
    • Submerge mouth, nose, and eyes
    • Exhale underwater through mouth and nose
    • Open eyes underwater and pick up a submerged object
    • Change direction while walking or paddling
    • Roll over from front to back and back to front with support
    • Explore floating on front and back with support
    • Explore swimming on front and back using arm and leg actions with support
    • Use a life jacket

 

  • Level 2 – Fundamental Aquatic Skills – This level gives students success with fundamental skills. Participants learn to:
    • Enter water by stepping or jumping from the side
    • Exit water safely using ladder or side
    • Submerge entire head
    • Blow bubbles submerging head in a rhythmic pattern (bobbing)
    • Open eyes underwater and pick up a submerged object in shallow water
    • Float on front and back
    • Perform front and back glide
    • Change direction of travel paddling on front or back
    • Roll over from front to back and back to front
    • Tread water using arm and leg motions (chest-deep water)
    • Swim on front, back, and side using combined arm and leg actions
    • Move in the water while wearing a life jacket

 

  • Level 3 – Stroke Development – This level builds on the skills in Level 2 through additional guided practice.
    • Jump into deep water from the side
    • Dive from kneeling or standing position
    • Submerge and retrieve an object in chest deep water
    • Bob with the head fully submerged
    • Rotary breathing in horizontal position
    • Perform front and back glide using 2 different kicks
    • Float on front and back in deep water
    • Change from horizontal to vertical position on front and back
    • Tread water using hand and leg movements
    • Perform front and back crawl
    • Butterfly-kick and body motion
    • Perform the HELP and Huddle position

 

  • Level 4 – Stroke Improvement – This level develops confidence in the skills learned and improves other aquatic skills.
    • Perform a dive from a standing or stride position
    • Swim underwater
    • Perform feet-first surface dive
    • Perform open turns on front and back
    • Tread water using sculling arm motions and with different kicks
    • Perform the following:
      • Front and back crawl
      • Breaststroke
      • Butterfly
      • Elementary backstroke
      • Swim on side using scissors-like kick
      • Perform compact jump into water from a height while wearing a life jacket

 

  • Level 5 – Stroke Refinement – This level provides further coordination and refinement of strokes.
    • Standing dive
    • Shallow dive, glide 2 body lengths, and begin any front stroke
    • Tuck surface dive
    • Pike surface dive
    • Front flip turn
    • Backstroke flip turn
    • Front and back crawl
    • Butterfly
    • Breaststroke
    • Elementary backstroke
    • Sidestroke
    • Tread water with 2 different kicks
    • Learn survival swimming

 

  • Level 6 – Swimming and Skill Proficiency – This level refines the strokes so students swim them with ease, efficiency, power, and smoothness over greater distances. Level 6 is designed with menu options that each focus on preparing students to participate in more advanced courses, including the Water Safety Instructor and Lifeguard Training courses. These options include:
    • Personal Water Safety
    • Fundamentals of Diving
    • Lifeguard Readiness
    • Fitness Swimmer

Lifeguard Training

The Claremore Rec Center offers American Red Cross Lifeguarding Courses for $190.

Prerequisites

  • 15 years or older
  • Swim 300 yards continuously, demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing using front stroke and breast stroke
  • Tread water for two minutes using legs only
  • Timed Event: 1 minute and 40 seconds (1:40), swim 20 yards (no goggles), perform a surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet and retrieve a 10-pound object. Return to the surface with the object in both hands and swim back 20 yards holding the object above the water.

Skills You Will Learn

  • The American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course makes learning fun and easy. Through classroom learning and hands-on practice, you’ll learn:
    • Surveillance skills to help you recognize and prevent injuries
    • Rescue skills in the water and on land
    • First aid training and professional rescuer CPR to help you prepare for any emergency
    • Professional lifeguard responsibilities