Hart Park Pool opens June 17 2013. Please see below for summer programming information
Lifeguard Training- 3 Days, $150
If you are interested in becoming a lifeguard then this training class is designed for you! The City of Orange offers a unique program to teach lifeguard candidates the skills and knowledge necessary to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. Upon successful completion, students will receive certifications in American Red Cross Lifeguard Training (including First Aid) and American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer. Participants must be 15 years or older.
Instructor: Certified City of Orange Lifeguard Instructor (714) 744-7266
Lifeguard Training is a required certification for City of Orange Lifeguard/ Swim Instructors.
Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Course- 4 Days, $150
This class is designed for those interested in becoming a Water Safety Instructor! The City of Orange offers a unique program to certify aquatics enthusiasts to instruct swimming lessons. Participants must be 16 years or older and certified in lifeguard training. Upon successful completion, students will receive an American Red Cross WSI certification. Participants must be 16 years or older.
Instructor: Certified City of Orange Water Safety Instructor (714) 744-7266
Location: Hart Park Pool
Activity: 27737 (June 7th-9th)
Thursday: 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Friday: 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Hart Park Pool Aquatics Registration Dates
PRIORITY Online/Mail-in/24-hour drop box registration for Orange Residents only begins May 13th @ 7:30 a.m.
Online/Mail-in/24-hour drop box registration for all patrons including non-residents beings May 20th @ 7:30 a.m.
Walk in Registration for all patrons including non-residents begins Tuesday, May 28th
Online Priority Registration!!!
Online registration is available for Hart Park Swim lesson participants. To register online for swim lessons log on to www.cityoforange.org and select “online class registration.” Online registrations are subject to a non-refundable convenience fee of $2.75 + 3%, per transaction. This fee will appear with the activity fee at the point of payment. Payments may be made with a Mastercard or Visa credit cards only. Your credit card statement will show payment to the City of Orange. Online registration is easy, fast, convenient, and provides immediate enrollment confirmation. So avoid long lines or missed openings due to mail delays and register online today!
Swim and Save!
Purchase a prepaid “Swim Card” for recreational swim at Hart Park Pool for $28. This card allows you to swim for 15 sessions for the price of 10 sessions!Beginning Monday, May 16, 2011, swim cards will be available for purchase at the Community Services Department, located at 230 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, 92866.The Community Services Department office hours are: Monday-Thursday and various Fridays, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.Swim cards also may be purchased at Hart Park Pool starting June 17, 2013 during pool hours.
Hart Park Pool Swim Class Information
$40 per session, per participant
NEW Preschool Lessons
$40 per session, per participant
Sessions consist of 9 class meetings that are 30 minutes each.
Week 1 of each session meets Mon-Fri.
Week 2 of each session meets Mon-Thu.
Session 1: Monday Jun 17th – Thursday Jun 27th
Session 2: Monday Jul 8th – Thursday Jul 18th
Session 3: Monday Jul 22nd – Thursday Aug 1st
Session 4: Monday Aug 5th – Thursday Aug 15th
Parent & Me Water Introduction
$20 per 4 day session, per couple
Sessions consist of 4 class meetings that are 30 minutes each.
Session 1A: Monday Jun 17 - Thursday Jun 21
Session 1B: Monday Jun 24 – Thursday Jun 27
Session 2A: Monday Jul 8 – Thursday Jul 12
Session 2B: Monday Jul 15 – Thursday Jul 18
Session 3A: Monday Jul 22 – Thursday Jul 26
Session 3B: Monday Jul 29 – Thursday Aug 1
Session 4A: Monday Aug 5 – Thursday Aug 9
Session 4B: Monday Aug 12 – Thursday Aug 15
Hart Park Group Lessons are divided into the following levels:
Orients children to the aquatic environment and helps them gain basic aquatic skills. Example of skills: submerge mouth, nose and
Helps children gain greater independence in their skills and develop more comfort in and around the water. Example of skills: bobbing, combined arm and leg actions on front and back, front and back floats.
Helps children start to gain basic swimming propulsive skills to be comfortable in and around the water. Example of skills: tread water, combined arm and leg actions, fully submerge and hold breath.
$40.00 per 9 day session, per participant
*Class offerings change based on level of demand.
8:15, 8:55, 9:35, 10:15, 10:55
4:25, 5:05, 5:45, 6:25
Level 6 is offered at the following times:*
8:15, 9:35, 10:55
Level 2: Primary Skills
Students learn the fundamentals of front crawl, back crawl, turning over while floating and water safety. This is a difficult level to pass. Most students repeat it twice.
Level 3: Stroke Readiness
Refinement of front and back crawl and endurance. New skills include elementary backstroke and front dives. It is best to have students repeat this class twice.
Level 4: Stroke Development
Refinement of all previous strokes. New skills include breaststroke, sidestroke and elements of the butterfly.
Level 5: Stroke Refinement
Refinement of all previous strokes including breaststroke and sidestroke. New skills include open turns and springboard diving.
Level 6: Stroke Refinement +
Refinement of all strokes, increased endurance and conditioning. Introduces students to competitive swimming.
Wondering which level to place your child?
If you answer “Yes” to four or five questions, then that level is appropriate for your child. If you answer “Yes” to three or less of the questions, then that level is inappropriate for your child. Try a lower level.
Level: Playful Porpoises 1
1.Is your child between the ages of 3 and 5?
2.Is your child uncomfortable while doing a supported front float?
3.Is your child uncomfortable while doing a supported back float?
4.Can your child only do arm and leg actions while being supported?
5.Is your child uncomfortable while in the water at any depth?
Level: Frolicking Frogs 2
1.Is your child between the ages of 3 and 5?
2.Can your child only do front glides while supported?
3.Can your child only do back glides while supported?
4.Can your child submerge their mouth, nose, and eyes in the water comfortably?
5.Can your child only turn over in the water while supported?
Level: Active Alligators 3
1.Is your child between the ages of 3 and 6?
2.Can your child independently do front and back glides?
3.Is your child comfortable in deep water?
4.Can your child control his/her breathing while swimming on his/her front with their face in the water?
5.Can your child independently perform alternating arm and leg actions while swimming on their front?
1.Can your child fully submerge their head in chest deep water?
2.Does your child need assistance while flutter kicking on their front?
3.Does your child need assistance while floating on their front or back?
4.Can your child only do combined arm and leg actions while supported?
5.Does your child need assistance while swimming from one end of the pool to the other?
1.Can your child swim freestyle 10 yards independently?
2.Can your child do rhythmic breathing while swimming on their front?
3.Can your child independently do flutter kicking on their front and back?
4.Can your child retrieve objects from chest deep water with their eyes open?
5.Can your child float and glide on stomach, face in the water, unsupported with recovery?
1.Can your child swim 25 yards freestyle independently?
2.Can your child coordinate arm stroke for front crawl with side breathing?
3.Can your child tread water for 30 seconds?
4.Can your child do a knee or compact dive from the side of the pool?
5.Can your child glide on their stomach and back with a push off?
1.Can your child swim freestyle and backstroke for 25 yards independently?
2.Can your child tread water for 2 minutes using any style of kick?
3.Can your child dive from the side of the pool in a standing position?
4.Can your child independently swim 10 yards of breaststroke?
5.Does your child use rotary breathing while swimming on his/her front?
1.Can your child do an open turn at the wall on their back and front?
2.Can your child independently tread water for 3.5 minutes?
3.Can your child do a flip turn on their front and back to change direction at the wall?
4.Can your child swim continuously 100 yards freestyle with at least one flip turn at the wall?
5.Can your child do the dolphin kick for 25 yards?
Hart Park Parent & Me Classes and Private Lessons
*Class offerings for Private Lessons are subject to change.
Start date depends on meeting the minimum registration requirements. Time subject to change, please check ORCA’s Web site at www.orca-aquatics.com Participants must be able to swim two lengths (50 yards) of the pool freestyle while side breathing without stopping or assistance.
Swim Team/Water Polo Combination Package: Cost: Both sports for $250 Time: 2:00-4:30 p.m. Please call ORCA at (714) 648-2111 with questions regarding El Modena High School Pool’s Swim classes, swim team, or water polo programs.