The health and safety of our community is our highest priority. Based on new guidelines from the Alameda County Public Health Department, Livermore Area and Recreation Park District has closed all District facilities, cancelled all indoor and outdoor facility rentals, and cancelled all in-person programs and classes until further notice. Keep in mind that this is an ongoing event and dates are subject to change. If you have registered for a trip or excursion you will be contacted by the District regarding a refund for programs and services impacted by this cancellation. Community members may call our main office at 925-373-5700 or visit our COVID-19 News and Information website for the most current updates. For activities you can do at home with your family during the shelter in place order, please visit our Stay & Play Virtual Recreation Center.
Livermore Area Recreation and Park District has a variety of programs for the swimmer who wants to take it to the next level. Whether you are interested in swim team, water polo, or training to be a lifeguard, we have something for you.
Come join the Robert Livermore Aquatics Center Team! The American Red Cross Junior Lifeguard program for boys and girls age 11-14 years builds a strong foundation of knowledge, attitudes, and skills geared towards the prevention and responses to emergencies. Each day participants enjoy a variety of water and land activities designed to promote fitness, self-esteem, leadership skills, and TEAM work.Jr. Lifeguards will received training in CPR and First Aid, as well as receive the Jr. Lifeguard Certification. Bring a lunch and reusable water bottle each day; snacks will be provided. Candidates who complete the academy are invited to volunteer throughout the summer season.
Prerequisites- Level 4 swim ability required
Start preparing for one of the best jobs in Livermore and become a Lifeguard. The American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course course provides young adults ages 15 and older the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over. Attendance at all class meetings are required to receive certifications. Participants must be 15 years old by the end of the course. Course fees include books and materials. Participants who successfully complete the Lifeguard Training course will receive an American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR/AED which is valid for two years.
Prerequisites- Participants are required to pass the prerequisite on the first class meeting date to continue on with the course: Swim 300-yards continuously using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both (swimming on your back is not permitted, and you may use swim goggles); tread water with your legs only and your head must remain above the water for two (2) minutes without support and without stopping; complete a timed test by swimming out 20 yards from the designated starting point, retrieve a 10 lb. brick from 7-10 feet of water, and return it to the designated starting point within the time given and exit the pool without using the stairs or ladder (both hands must be on the brick at all times, and your face must be out of the water when swimming back to the designated starting point)
Come and join Livermore Area Recreation and Park District's swim team! The Electric Eels are part of the Valley Swim League organization and swims in league sanctioned meets and events throughout the season. LARPD's summer recreational swim team is open to youth who are able to swim one pool length (25 yards for 10 years and under; 50 yards for 11 years and older) continuously using any of the four competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, or butterfly). The focus is on stroke development and an introduction to the sport of swimming. Attendance to at least two swim meets is mandatory during the season. Practices are daily (Monday - Friday) and will not be held on meet days. The regular season ends on 7/10/2020. For those that qualify for the championships the season ends on 7/18/2020. New swimmer tryouts are available by appointment only. Call 925-373-5750 to schedule a tryout! For returning swimmer, register online.
Our swim team utilized Team Unify, which is the team's management software that organizes meet signups, volunteer signups, practice and meet schedules, and so much more. Click here to visit our LARPD Team Unify site.
During the fall, our aquatics facility offers a swim conditioning program that focuses on endurance, conditioning skills, stroke technique, goal setting, teamwork, and self discipline in a safe and fun environment. To join, participants must be able to swim 25 yards comfortably and tread water for 30 seconds, or has completed the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Level 3 class.
Livermore Area Recreation Park District offers a wide variety of water polo programs to the community. To find the right class that best fits your age range, click the registration button below.
Join our United States Water Polo (USWP) team and become a club water polo player. Livermore Area Recreation and Park District (LARPD) has a United States Water Polo (USWP) team, governed by USPW, which encourages a higher standard of play, promotes sportsmanship and self-discipline, boost endurance, and develops your individual technique and skills. As a USWP Club team, all practices and competitions will be sanctioned, requiring all participants to be currently registered with USWP. Boys and girls may be separated depending on registration, or we will have a traditional co-ed team. Become a member at www.usawaterpolo.org. Parents are required to volunteer during home tournaments. TeamSnap is used as the main form of communication between the players and the organization, and an account will be set up for all new team members. Registration fees do not include tournament fees; this is an additional fee to the program and will be determined based on player participation.
Swim Evaluation: Timed 100 Freestyle swim and treading water for two minutes.
A perfect opportunity for adults to learn the popular game of water polo, and for former players to get together and participate as a team in recreational setting. Participants will learn the basic skills and rules of water polo while having fun and meeting new friends.
A t-ball version of water polo specifically designed for polo players six (6) to ten (10) years of age. This program is in introductory recreational course that focuses on learning the sport and basic skills. Great for beginner players.