Monday - Friday 5:30 am - 9:00 pm Saturday - Sunday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm



Now Hiring: Fall/Winter Lifeguards & Lesson Instructors

      We train and certify. Job offers flexible hours and CRC membership discount!

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     WSI (Water Safety Instructor Courses) - click here

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The Carroll Recreation Center is an Authorized Provider of the American Red Cross.Our swim lesson program utilizes the Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program.






Preschool 1


comfort in water, submerging the face and blowing bubbles, floating and gliding with support, and building overall confidence in and around the water

child does not yet put face in the water, little to no fear of water, 30 minute attention span

Preschool 2


develop independent movement in the water by learning skills such as floating, gliding and kicking, working to complete floating with only assistance to start and stop

child is comfortable going under water independently, but cannot yet float without help

Preschool 3


work to float with complete independence, from start to finish, moving to shoulder deep water is introduced with treading and other safety skills

can float without assistance, or just needs help to “start” or “stand up”.

Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills

K/opt. K or above

comfort in water such as submerging the face, breathe control and building overall confidence in the water, learning to fully submerge face and body, breath rhythmically, experience buoyancy while float/swim on front and back with support.

child not comfortable holding breath or submerging, may have fears

*for children who did not pass Preschool 1

Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills

K/opt. K or above

work to become independent with floating on stomach and back without support and recover to a vertical position. Gliding, swimming with arm and leg action, rhythmic breathing, rolling in water, changing directions, treading, and other safety skills will be taught.

child can submerge entire body, can float relaxed on front and back with support

*for children who passed any preschool aquatics class

Level 3: Stroke Development

K/opt. K or above

front crawl and elementary back float is introduced, along with side swimming and various kicks of dolphin, whip, and scissor. Deep-water work including seated and kneeling dives and treading. This level coordinates the front and back strokes. Safety topics introduce survival floats and bobbing to safety

child is ready to attempt swimming across the lap pool, and be introduced to the deep end

Level 4: Stroke Improvement

K/opt. K or above

strokes introduced includes breaststroke, butterfly, sidestroke, and back crawl, as well as open turns 25 yards. Students continue front crawl and elementary back stroke work. Deep-end skills include standing head-first diving, feet-first surface dives, treading with various kicks and safety topics.

child who can swim across the pool without stopping using front crawl or elementary back stroke, must be able to tread in deep water with comfort.

Level 5: Stroke Refinement

K/opt. K or above

continue developing endurance for all 6 strokes and flip turns, working to swim most strokes 50 yards. Diving is continued as well as surface dives and various safety skills.

Swim all 6 strokes across the pool at least 25 yards and able to do a standing dive.

Level 6: Fitness Swimmer

K/opt. K or above

Level 6 Fitness Swimmer introduces healthy life habits for swimming and fitness, including the “Cooper 12 minute swim”, planning a workout, various water fitness, using equipment and finding target heart rate.

Swim all 6 strokes across the pool at least 50 yards

   Carroll Rec Center Pool Area

 Work was completed early! Pool will re-open for "normal" summer hours Thursday!


Indoor Pool Hours:

Summer Hours

     6:00-7:30am              Open Swim
     11:00 am-Noon          Adult Time
     Noon-8:45 PM           Open Swim
*In the event of poor weather, our summer swim team outdoor meets will move indoors. If this happens, we would close at 5 PM. Meets are Tuesdays & Thursdays in June and early July. 




"School-Year" Hours EstimatedMonday-Friday*:      

     6:00-7:30am              Open Swim
     11:00 am-1:30 pm     Open Swim
     3:45-8:45 pm             Open Swim
** NOTE: The indoor pool will close for swim meets. During swim practices in the evenings, the pool remains open with shared lanes.

     10:00am-6:45pm       Open Swim