Gilbert Parks and Recreation is proud to offer a wide variety of aquatics options!
Below is a list of programs. Complete program descriptions and information are found in the Splash Guide.
Swimming Lessons and Aquatic Classes
The Gilbert Parks & Recreation Department provides an extensive American Red Cross Learn to Swim program. Emphasis is placed on safety with these courses and a safety skill is discussed daily. Additionally, classes are offered in Diving, Aquacise, and for those with Special Needs.
Swim and Dive Teams Spring (New!) and Summer
The Youth Summer Swim and Dive Team Programs are held at the Mesquite Aquatic Center, Greenfield, Williams Field, and Perry pools. This is a non-competitive program that is designed to introduce a child to the fun of swimming or diving in a team environment. Swim and dive meets are held on Saturday mornings and selected evenings through June and July. These programs are open to ages 5 to 17. Spring swim teams are held at Greenfield and Perry Pools in April this season! Spring Dive team at Greenfield is also offered. Please review the Splash Guide for specific program information this program starts 3/31.
Guard Start Junior Lifeguard Program
This program is designed for youth 12-15 years of age who would like to work as a Lifeguard, but are too young to take the required classes from the American Red Cross. The experience gained in this class will encourage a youngster to continue with their education and training and become a Certified Lifeguard through the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course. Training will include rule enforcement, CPR demonstrations, First-Aid training, and various rescue scenarios.