Pool Programs

Pool Programs

DYE NATATORIUM IS OPEN APRIL THROUGH AUGUST.

Dye Natatorium pool programsDye Natatorium
Location:
400-B South Snyder ( View map )
Phone: 661-221-2758

Dye Natatorium will be closed Saturday, June 24 due to pool maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Lap Swim

Lap SwimDive in and enjoy TVRPD’s 6-lane, 25-yard pool. All swimmers are expected abide by TVRPD Lap Swim Etiquette, share lanes and circle swim when necessary. Patrons using the pool during lap swim must be swimming laps. Fins and kickboards available upon request.

Swim goggles, caps and assessories are available for purchase at the kiosk.

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  • Ages: 14+
  • Days & Times:
    Monday - Friday: 5:00 – 7:00 AM
    Monday - Friday: 12:00 – 1:00 PM (June 5-August 12)
    Monday - Thursday: 7:00 – 8:00 PM
    Saturday: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Sunday: Private Pool Parties/ Rentals Only
    (Lap Swim hours are subject to change. For current days/times, please call the District Office 661-822-3228.)

    Due to Barracudas Swim Team Swim Meet on Saturday, July 1:
    • Lap Swim and Recreation Swim will be cancelled

  • Fees:
    Drop-in: $5
    10-Visit Punch Card: $30 ($20 savings)
    Monthly Unlimited: $55 (includes all programs including Recreation Swim)
    Summer Pass - Individual: $110 (not valid until June 1st)
    Summer Pass - Family (of 4): $280 + $70 each additional person (not valid until June 1st)
  • Location: Dye Natatorium pool, 400-B South Snyder (directions)

* Summer Passes may be purchased at the TVRPD District Office ( Directions ). Passes are non-refundable, non-transferable, and not valid until June 1st.

Recreation Swim

Bring your family and friends for open recreation swim! Children 12 and under must be supervised by an adult.

  • Dates: June 5 – August 12
  • Days & Times:
    Monday – Thursday: 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Fridays: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Saturdays: 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Sundays: Closed for Private Pool Parties/ Rentals Only
    * Open Recreation Swim hours are subject to change.

    Due to Barracudas Swim Team Swim Meet on Tuesday, June 27:
    • Recreation Swim will end at 3:30 PM

    Due to Barracudas Swim Team Swim Meet on Saturday, July 1:
    • Lap Swim and Recreation Swim will be cancelled

  • Fees:
    Drop-in: $5
    10-Visit Punch Card: $30 ($20 savings)
    Monthly Unlimited: $55 (includes all programs including Recreation Swim)
    Summer Pass - Individual: $110 (not valid until June 1st)
    Summer Pass - Family (of 4): $280 + $70 each additional person (not valid until June 1st)
  • Location: Dye Natatorium pool, 400-B South Snyder (directions)

* Summer Passes may be purchased at the TVRPD District Office ( Directions ). Passes are non-refundable, non-transferable, and not valid until June 1st.

Marti’s Water Aerobics

This class is perfect for those looking to get in shape with a low-impact workout. Enjoy the sounds of upbeat music and a positive environment when you come for this 1 hour class.

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  • Hours & Fees

    • Starts: Monday, April 3
    • Ages: 16+
    • Days: Mondays and Wednesdays
    • Times: 7:00 – 8:00 PM
    • Fees:
      Drop-in: $5
      10-Visit Punch Card: $30 ($20 savings)
      Monthly Unlimited: $55 (includes all programs including Recreation Swim)
      Summer Pass - Individual: $110 (Not valid until June 1st)
      Summer Pass - Family (of 4): $280 + $70 each additional. (Not valid until June 1st)
    • Instructor: Marti Sprinkle
    • Location: Dye Natatorium pool, 400-B South Snyder ( Directions )

    * Summer Passes may be purchased at the TVRPD District Office ( Directions ). Passes are non-refundable, non-transferable, and not valid until June 1st.

  • Instructor Marti Sprinkle

    Born in the rural town of Tehachapi, California, Marti Sprinkle is a certified water aerobics instructor with over 25 years of experience. She is certified through American Exercise Association (AEA) and is also a member of Aquatic Therapy and Rehabilitation Institute (ATRI). She holds specialty certificates for Total Joint Replacement, Hip and Back, Back-Hab, Integrated Core Training, and Rheumatology. For the past eight years Marti has specialized in therapeutic exercises in a commercial spa. She teaches water aerobics for all ages.

Deep Water Aerobics

A 50-60 minute workout for all ages and fitness levels! Let the water reduce the stress on your joints while still gaining the benefits of increasing your heart rate, increasing lung capacity, muscle strength and flexibility. This is for people who have tried aerobics or not! Men and women alike.

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  • Hours & Fees

    • Starts: Tuesday, April 4
    • Ages: 16+
    • Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
    • Times: 7:00 – 8:00 PM
    • Fees:
      Drop-in: $5
      10-Visit Punch Card: $30 ($20 savings)
      Monthly Unlimited: $55 (includes all programs including Recreation Swim)
      Summer Pass - Individual: $110
      Summer Pass - Family (of 4): $280 + $70 each additional.
    • Instructor: Kathleen Kline
    • Location: Dye Natatorium pool, 400-B South Snyder ( Directions )

    * Summer Passes may be purchased at the TVRPD District Office ( Directions ). Passes are non-refundable, non-transferable.

  • Instructor Kathleen Kline

    Kathleen Kline brings her 10 + years of experience back to Tehachapi where she has moved her “land classes” into the pool. “This is where I can help encourage you while helping you get in shape and have a good time while doing it,” Kathleen says encouragingly.

Parent & Child Swim Lessons

Parent & Child Swim LessonsDeveloped for children 6 months to 3 years, Parent and Child Aquatics helps young children get ready to swim by emphasizing fun in the water. Parents and children participate in several guided practice sessions that help children learn elementary swimming skills, including water entry, bubble blowing, front kicking, back floating, underwater exploration and more.

Course length: Courses typically meet for 30 minutes over 7-10 sessions. In Level 1, children learn basic skills through fun activities, such as blowing bubbles and playing with water toys. In Level 2, parents work with their children to practice floating, kicking and swimming back to the side of the pool.

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Ages:Level 1: 6 months - 1½ years
Level 2: 2 – 3 years
Session 1:June 26 - July 7 (Closed July 4th in observance of Independence Day)
Session 2:July 24 - August 4
Time:12:00 PM - 12:40 PM
Location:Dye Natatorium pool, 400-B South Snyder (directions)
Cost:$55

Preschool Aquatics

Ages: 4-5
Session 1: June 12 - June 23
Levels 1 - 3: 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM
Session 2: June 26 - July 7 (Closed July 4th in observance of Independence Day)
Levels 1 - 3: 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM
Session 3: July 24 - August 4 (EVENING LESSONS AVAILABLE)
Levels 1 - 3: 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM
Location: Dye Natatorium pool, 400-B South Snyder (directions)
Cost: $65

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  • Preschool Aquatics Level 1

    • Purpose: To orient preschool-age children to the aquatic environment and to help them acquire rudimentary levels of basic aquatic skills.
    • Learning Objectives: Enter and exit water using ladder, steps or side. Blow bubbles through mouth and nose. Submerge mouth, nose and eyes. Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects. Front and back glides and recover to a vertical position. Back float and recover to a vertical position. Roll from front to back and back to front. Tread with arm and hand actions. Alternating and simultaneous leg actions on front and back. Alternating and simultaneous arm actions on front and back. Experience wearing a life jacket in the water. Learn how to stay safe, including recognizing an emergency and knowing how to call for help. Learn how to stay safe in, on and around the water, including the use of a life jacket, recognizing lifeguards and sun safety.
  • Preschool Aquatics Level 2

    • Purpose: To build on the basic aquatic skills learned in Level 1.
    • Prerequisites: Successfully demonstrate the exit skills assessments from Preschool Aquatics Level 1.
    • Learning Objectives: Enter water by stepping in. Exit water using ladder, steps or side. Bobbing. Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects. Front and back floats and glides. Recover from a front or back float or glide to a vertical position. Roll from front to back and back to front. Tread water using arm and leg actions. Combined arm and leg actions on front and back. Finning arm action on back. Learn how to stay safe, including recognizing an emergency and knowing how to call for help. Learn how to stay safe in, on and around the water, including the use of a life jacket, recognizing lifeguards and sun safety.
  • Preschool Aquatics Level 3

    • Purpose: To increase proficiency and build on the basic aquatic skills learned in Levels 1 & 2 by providing additional guided practice with increased distances and times.
    • Prerequisites: Successfully demonstrate the exit skills assessments of Preschool Aquatics Level 2.
    • Learning Objectives: Enter water by jumping in. Fully submerge and hold breath. Bobbing. Front, jellyfish and tuck floats. Recover from a front or back float or glide to a vertical position. Back float and glide. Change direction of travel while swimming on front and back. Combined arm and leg actions on front and back. Tread water using arm and leg actions. Combined arm and leg actions on front and back. Learn how to stay safe, including recognizing an emergency and knowing how to call for help. Learn how to stay safe in, on and around the water, including the use of a life jacket, recognizing lifeguards and sun safety.

American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program

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Ages: 5+
Session 1: June 12 - June 23
Levels 1-3: 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM
Level 4: 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM
Levels 5 - 6: 11:00 AM
Session 2: June 26 - July 7 (Closed July 4th in observance of Independence Day)
Levels 1 - 3: 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM
Level 4: 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM
Levels 5 - 6: 11:00 AM
Session 3: July 24 - August 4 (EVENING LESSONS AVAILABLE)
Levels 1 - 3: 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM
Level 4: 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 5:00 PM
Levels 5 - 6: 11:00 AM, 6:00 PM
Location: Dye Natatorium pool, 400-B South Snyder (directions)
Cost: $65

  • Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills

    There are no prerequisites for this course. The objective of Level 1 is to help students feel comfortable in the water and enjoy the water safely. Level 1 participants learn to: enter and exit the water safely, submerge mouth, nose and eyes, exhale and open eyes under-water, 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 and use of life jacket.

  • Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills

    Student must have passed or show competency in Level 1 skills. This level marks the beginning of true locomotion skills. Level 2 participants learn to: Enter water by stepping or jumping from the side, exit water safely using ladder or side, submerge entire head, blow bubbles (bobbing), open eyes underwater, float on front and back, front and back glides, change directions, rolls over from front to back and back to front, tread water, and swim on front, back and side using combined arm and leg actions.

  • Level 3: Stroke Development

    Student must have passed or shown competency in Level 2 skills. Level 3 participants learn to: Jump into deep water, dive in, bob with head fully submerged, rotary breathing, front and back glides, float on front and back in deep water, change from horizontal to vertical position on front and back, front and back crawl, and butterfly-kick and body motion.

  • Level 4: Stroke Improvement

    Student must have passed or shown competency in Level 3 skills. The objective of Level 4 is to develop confidence in the strokes learned and improve other aquatic skills. Level 4 participants learn to: Perform standing dive, swim underwater, feet-first surface dive, open turns on front and back, treading water, front and back crawl, breaststroke, butterfly and elementary backstroke.

  • Level 5: Stroke Refinement

    Student must have passed or shown competency in Level 4 skills. The objective of Level 5 is to provide further coordination and refinement of strokes. Level 5 participants learn to perform the following: Standing, shallow dive, tuck and pike surface dives, front and back flip turns, front and back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke and survival swimming.

  • Level 6: Swimming & Skill Proficiency

    Student must have passed or shown competency in Level 5 skills. The objective of Level 6 is to refine the strokes so students swim them with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances. Level 6 is designed with “menu” options that focus on preparing students with a variety of activities.

Private Swim Lessons

New 2017!

  • Ages: 4 and up
  • Dates: Starts in June. More information available in May
  • Time: TBD
  • Location: Dye Natatorium pool, 400-B South Snyder (directions)
  • Cost: $20/Lesson (* Minimum 5 lesson commitment)

American Red Cross Junior Lifeguard Course

New 2017!

Junior LifeguardJunior Lifeguarding is designed to guide youth to the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course by building a foundation of knowledge, attitudes and skills for future lifeguards. Participants are not required to master or perfectly execute skills. They should learn techniques and build stamina during this program.

The Junior Lifeguarding course does not certify participants in first aid, CPR or AED or as a lifeguard.

Junior Lifeguarding is an effective transition from upper-level Learn-to-Swim courses to the American Red Cross Lifeguarding program, challenging participants to stay involved with aquatics. The course also provides the participating agency with a known group from which to recruit future lifeguards. Junior Lifeguarding will introduce participants to:

  • The skills needed for entry to the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course
  • Communication and decision-making skills
  • The basic responsibilities of a lifeguard
  • The basic knowledge and skills required to be a lifeguard

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Ages: 11-14 (must be 11 years old by the start of the course)
Dates: July 10 – July 14
Time: 8:00 AM -1:00 PM
* If necessary, Saturday, July 15 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Dye Natatorium pool, 400-B South Snyder (directions)
Cost: $110
Includes: * T-Shirt
* Breakfast provided
* Lunch provided

Private Pool Parties / Rental

The Dye Natatorium is available for private pool parties!

  • Available on Sundays ONLY
  • $80/hour for 50 people or less
  • $120/hour for 51+ (150 people maximum)
  • $100 deposit required
  • 2 hour minimum

Schedule your party today at TVRPD District Office, 490 West “D” St. ( directions ) or call 661-822-3228. Pool reservations and payment of fees must be made at least two weeks in advance.

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