Pool Specials & Classes

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Watch Grove Aquatic & Fitness Center Classes online

You can enjoy some of the Grove’s Aquatic and Fitness Classes from our instructors in your own home - follow us on Facebook for the latest releases.

Visit our Fitness home page for the complete gallery of those classes and the Aquatics home page for swimming lessons at home.

Aquatics Open House | POSTPONED

This event has been postponed. Read more on the latest COVID-19 Update.

Details on new program date and time will be posted on Facebook and the City’s website and emailed to registered participants at a later time. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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Morning Swim  I  Ages 5 and younger 

This special swim time is designed for our younger swimmers (ages 5 and younger). The Water Park is open with the water features turned off. A lifeguard will be on duty. This is free for members and $3/person per morning for non-members.

Check the Water Park Hours for Morning Open Swim Times

  • Thursdays and Saturdays from 9-11 a.m.

Twilight Swim (Water Park only)

Swim in the Water Park with water features on Monday-Friday 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Cost is just $6/person

Non-School Days - No school? Head to the Pool! 

On designated non-school days are aligned with ISD 199, the Water Park, Lap Pool and Dive Well will be open extended hours on these days. View the Water Park Schedule and Lap Pool/Dive Well Schedule to check the most up-to-date extended hours.

2019-20 School Year Dates


Log Rolling Lessons (ages 6-10) logrollinginpool

Here is something fun, good for you and the entire family can participate! Work on techniques to improve your log rolling skills. Strengthen your core and balance.

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Stand Up Paddleboard  (SUP) Fitness Series  I  Ages 12 and up SamaSTE

3 Fitness Series includes a basic class (to learn and build confidence on the paddleboard; a fitness class (to take the skills to the next level); and a yoga class (where yoga poses will be done on the board).

Practice centering and gain confidence standing on the board. You’ll experiment with balance, learn strength moves and/or Yoga poses on the board while working in your comfort zone. You choose the class that is right for you! Plus, a great class to meet new people and make friends! Taught by Brown Dog Paddleboard.

*Paddleboards are provided. Participants must know how to swim. This class is not meant for participants to be fully-immersed in the water. Participants are able to get on and off the boards from the side of the lap pool. Participants may get wet, however.

Classes are being offered year-round in single and multi-sessions with different lengths of times. Visit the registration page for details on the latest sessions: www.invergroveheights.org/register.

*Register at least one week in advance to avoid $5 late fee.

Aqua Zumba 

Have a blast in the water in this unique twist on the ever-popular Zumba class. Low impact Zumba-themed cardio workout in 3-5 feet of water.

Visit the registration page for details on the latest sessions: www.invergroveheights.org/register.

*For all water-centered fitness classes, view Fitness Drop-in Classes and Specialty Classes.

Lifeguard Training lifeguard on stand

Become certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding for pools and water parks, First Aid and CPR/AED for the professional lifeguard. Must be 15 years of age by first class. 

Learn how to become a lifeguard and become certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding for pools and water parks, First Aid and CPR/AED and acquire lifelong lifesaving skills! 

Sessions include 13.5 hours of water training and 7 hours of online training. Must be 15 years of age by first class and meet some skill pre-requisites.

Skill prerequisites include: 

  • Continuous endurance swim: front crawl and/or breaststroke for 300 yards
  • Timed skill sequence: 20 yard swim, retrieval of a 10lb object from 7 to 10 feet deep, swim 20 yards carrying the object and exit the water within 1 minute, 40 seconds
  • Tread water: 2 minutes using legs only

Fee: $235/VMCC members; $250/non-members

Upcoming courses: 

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Water Safety Instructor Course (ages 16-adult) swimming lessons 1

Teaching children and adults to swim is a rewarding experience. It provides them with the knowledge and skills they need to stay safe in the water and gives a lifetime of enjoyment in the water.

The WSI training course is a blended learning course that provides certification to teach American Red Cross swimming lessons. This class involves in-classroom time and outside class work online.

Fee: $215/ person plus an additional $37 fee to Red Cross

Upcoming courses:

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