This summer the pools will be receiving a much needed behind the scenes face lift. After almost 25 years of service, this is a much needed repair and we are excited that we are able to accomplish this.The unfortunate side is that the pools will need to be closed down during the renovations. The most logical time for the renovations to occur is during the summer while people are able to access the many beautiful bodies of water that exist in the Monadnock region.
The last day the pools will will be open will be SUNDAY JUNE 29, 2014. We hope to re-open with completed work the days following labor day. Please check back to our web site for continued information on program start up for the fall. We thank you for your continued support of the James E. Chandler pool complex and we can't wait to see you in the fall!
Crotched Mountain Aquatics offers a range of swimming lessons for people of all ages and abilities. All of our swim instructors are American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructors. The American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program combines the best in swim instruction with a strong emphasis on drowning prevention and water safety. Courses are available for a variety of ages and skill levels to encourage healthy, lifelong recreational habits and to help keep your family safe.
Current Swimming Lessons
For minimum/maximum enrollment, costs and upcoming schedules, please choose from the following:
Parent and Child
Ages 6 months to about 3 years; held in our therapy pool. Parent must accompany child in the water.
Ages 3 to 5 years; held in our therapy pool. Preschool classes are for preschool children ages 3-5 years with limited or no water experience. These classes are without a parent or guardian.
Learn to Swim
Introduction to Water Skills; eligibility based on ability rather than age. Held in our recreation pool. The objective of Level 1 is to help students feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely.
Fundamental Aquatic Skills; student must have passed or show competency in Level 1 skills. Held in our recreation pool. This level marks the beginning of true locomotion skills.
Stroke Development; student must have passed or shown competency in Level 2 skills. Held in our recreation pool. Introduces styles such as coordinated front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, treading water, and jumping into deep water.
Stroke Improvement; student must have passed or shown competency in Level 3 skills. Held in our recreation pool. The objective of level 4 is to develop confidence in the strokes learned and improve other aquatic skills.
Stroke Refinement; student must have passed or shown competency in Level 4 skills. Held in our recreation pool. The objective of level 5 is to provide further coordination and refinement of strokes.
Master Swim & Triathlon Training
Whether you are a beginner or advanced swimmer, our coaching staff can teach adults ages 16 and above proper techniques and efficiency to master swimming strokes or even train for triathlons.