Aurora Wellness Center
300 McCanna Pkwy
Burlington, WI 53105
Phone: 262-767-7000 • Fax: 262-767-7152
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Hours of Operation:Mon. - Fri., 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sat. - Sun., 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The American Red Cross is the leader in aquatics training. You won't find a more complete program addressing the needs of swimmers of all ages and levels – from beginner to advanced swimmers.
As always, the Aurora Wellness Center aquatic department follows the American Red Cross format for all aquatic training. Our instructors maintain current certifications in Water Safety Instruction, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, and Standard First Aid. It is our goal to provide you with an energetic, highly motivating, and safe environment in which your child can "Learn to Swim."
View the current youth aquatic programs schedule (PDF, 600 KB).
The Aurora Wellness Center’s policies for youth aquatic programs are below:
- Refunds and/or make-up classes will not be offered. Credit will be issued only on a pro-rated basis if participation ceases due to medical reasons. A physician's note must be provided to the courtesy counter within one week of discontinuing the program.
- Participants must bring their own towel.
- Participants of swim club must use the boys' and girls' competitive locker rooms. Locks are available at the courtesy counter, or you may use your own. Permanent locks are not permitted.
- Participants must shower before entering pool.
- Parents and children are permitted only in the aquatic area of the facility. All parents are to observe classes in the Pool Observation deck located on the main level.
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I can't attend either of the registration days?
Phone or fax registrations will not be accepted. Registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis by submitting a completed registration form along with payment on registration day. A friend or family member may bring in the completed registration form along with payment on registration day between the hours of 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Is there childcare available for non-members of the facility during lessons?
Yes. Kidz Korner is available to non-members of the Wellness Center. Children between the ages of 6 months and 12 years are welcome to attend. Cost is $2.50 per hour, per child. Feel free to check out Kidz Korner during registration.
What if my child misses a class?
Refunds and/or make-up classes will not be offered. Credit will be issued only on a pro-rated basis if participation ceases due to medical reasons. A physician's note must be provided to the courtesy counter within one week of discontinuing the program. No refunds will be given due to pool temperature.
What does my child need to bring to their lesson?
Parents and children must bring their own towels. Children who are not toilet trained must wear a swim diaper or cloth diaper with plastic pants. Regular disposable diapers are not allowed. Tiebacks for children with long hair will help them swim without the distraction of hair in the face.
Why is my child asked to shower before entering the pool?
Aurora Wellness Center policy states that showers are required before entering the pool. This policy is in place for the health and safety of over 200 people who use the pool each day.
Where does my child change for lessons?
Participants of the swimming program must use the boys' and girls' competitive locker rooms, or the family locker room. Children are not permitted in the member locker rooms.
What can I do to help my child progress at a faster rate?
A child will not move to the next level until he/she has successfully demonstrated the skills required in their current level. Please remember that even though your child may not have advanced to the next level, instructors will individualize within each class, keeping all children challenged.
What can you do as a parent? Don't compare children; each child will progress at a pace that's right for them. Always be understanding and encouraging. Your child can practice their skills at home, blowing bubbles during bath time or using "big arms" while watching television. Ask their instructor for additional skills they can work on at home.
Can I watch my child's lesson?
Parents are invited to stay and watch their child's lesson. All parents are to observe classes in the Pool Observation area, located on the main level. Parents and children are permitted only in the aquatic area of the facility.