Alyssa Cho l Aquatics Manager

Alyssa enjoys creating a safe and fun environment for all types of guests in the Aquatic Center and has a passion for creating opportunities for individuals who were not as fortunate as she was.

Aquatics at The Kroc

Talk about a wet and wild experience when you come swimming at The Kroc! Whether you’re a competitive athlete or just like to wade, we’ve got something for everyone! What’s in store? Well, we’ve got a top-of-the-line 6 lane, 25 yard competition pool, and a fun 81,877 gallon leisure pool with a fun water slide and a toddler-sized slide, water features, and a lazy river. Our Aquatics Department is dedicated to providing quality classes and training no matter your age or ability.

Registration Policy

Omaha Kroc Members are able to register for classes 2 days before non-members.

Registration Dates will be communicated by the Aquatics Manager or Assistant Manager.

Attendance Policy

  • The student is required to attend 5 out of the 8 classes to insure the class is moving forward in unity.
    • If you do not meet this minimum, you will be notified and registration restrictions will be communicated to you.
    • Please tell the Aquatics Manager or the Member Service Desk of any schedule complications in advance via email or phone call.
  • In order to receive refunds or credits, a request needs to be made via email or phone call 7 business days in advance.

Aquatics Program Highlights

Kroc Swim Team

The Omaha Kroc Center’s Swim Team is a great way to introduce youth ages 6-17 to competitive swimming in a fun, relaxed environment.
Swim team participants enhance stroke techniques in the four competitive strokes, learn racing starts and turns, how to train with equipment, competitive swimming etiquette and water safety habits.
Participants are invited to participate in swim meets throughout the season.

Our Swim Team is now divided into levels:

  • Kroc Swim Team Red Group – The students will be perfecting the elementary style backstroke, freestyle with rotary breathing, and backstroke with a good rotation. They will be introduced to breaststroke, butterfly, streamlines, summersaults and dives into the water from the side.
  • Kroc Swim Team Blue Group – The students will be comfortable completing their warm-ups independently and understanding all five strokes without explanation. They will be perfecting their breaststroke and butterfly. Students will gain comfortability completing flip turns and diving into the water from the block.
  • Kroc Swim Team Silver Group – The students will be comfortable completing 50’s nonstop of all 5 strokes with flip turns. They will remember a variety of drills from each stroke. Students will be introduced to clock work.
  • Kroc Swim Team Gold Group – The students are very comfortable in the water. The focus of this group will be to increase cardio and increase speed. Swimmers will be expected to remember their times and learn how to race the clock.
Kroc Swim Lessons

From beginners to experienced swimmers, The Kroc Center provides lessons for every skill level.  Our Certified American Red Cross Instructors make lessons fun and help students to develop both swimming skills and self-confidence. Swim lesson students are moved through progressive levels of swim lessons as they accomplish new skills and abilities.

Lifeguarding Classes

This course provides entry-level participants 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. Prerequisites: Minimum age: 15 years; Swim 300 yards continuously; Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs; Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds by starting in the water, swimming 20 yards, surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point, exit the water without using steps or a ladder. Participants who successfully complete the Lifeguarding course receive an American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED, valid for 2 years.

Water Safety Instructor Course (WSI)

The purpose of this instructor course is to train instructor candidates to teach courses and presentations in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program including Parent and Child Aquatics, Preschool Aquatics, Learn to Swim, Adult Swim, Private Lessons, Water Safety Courses, and Water Safety. There will be a mix of classroom learning and practice time in the pool. Presentation Prerequisites: Complete swimming skills according to Level 4 stroke charts – 25 yard search of the front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, and 15 yards of butterfly, maintain position on back for 1 minute in deep water ,and tread water for 1 minute, a minimum of 16 years old. Certification valid for 2 years.

Once registered the participate will receive an email from the Aquatic Department breaking down the information even deeper.

Fun in the Pool!


Improve joint flexibility, range of motion, and agility while building cardiovascular endurance and muscular strength by participating in this low to medium impact class!

Wibit Bridge

Who hasn’t dreamt of being able to walk over water! The Wibit bridge makes it possible! But be careful, crossing the bridge is a real challenge. Can you keep your balance to get to the other end? Come and test it out in our lap pool. A fun activity for the entire family.

Paddle Boarding For Beginners

This class teaches you the basics of stand up paddling. Learn the basics of the board and paddle design, efficient paddling techniques, and body control using balance. A certified instructor will prepare you to be comfortable in open water.

Synchronized Swimming Introduction

Are you looking for a new way to explore the water? Synchronized swimming is a choreographed routine accompanied by music. You will learn different position in the water and work together as a team to provide a performance.

Swim Lessons for All Ages

The Kroc Center is proud to offer the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program. This progressive program helps children learn the fundamentals of swimming and water safety through the teaching and assessment of critical water skills.

Preschool Swim Lessons (Ages 2 – 5 Years)

Jump into fun! This class emphasizes water adjustment, exploration and skills through teaching activities, drills and games. Children who are not potty trained must wear a swim diaper to class.

This level is designed for children who have limited or no water experience.

LEVEL 1: Intro to Aquatics

Students in this class are new swimmers or comfortable in the water.

They learn to blow bubbles, put their face in the water, back float, front glide, roll from front to back and back to front, and swim freestyle with good form for short distances.

LEVEL 2: Aquatic Fundamentals

Students learn safety floats, jumping into the water, back glides, back stroke, elementary backstroke, and continue to improve their form for freestyle.

LEVEL 3: Stroke Development

Students have mastered the basics of freestyle and backstroke, and are ready to learn rotary breathing. Swimmers improve their elementary backstroke form, learn dolphin kick, and are introduced to the deep water in the competition pool for treading water and beginning diving.

LEVEL 4: Stroke Improvement

While improving their rotary breathing, backstroke, and elementary backstroke, students learn the butterfly, breaststroke, and will swim longer distances. They also learn open turns for freestyle & backstroke and learn to dive from the side of the pool.

Students can swim full lengths of the Comp Pool and increase their stamina and speed in all strokes through swimming drills.

ADULT: Ages 13 and older

Adult swim lessons are for all skill levels ages 13 & older. We also offer private and semi-private class options. For more information please contact our aquatics department at 402-905-3592.

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USA Swimming Foundation

Our swimming lessons are made possible through partnering with the USA Swimming Foundation. For more information, click the logo to the left.

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Give us a call at 402-905-3500 and one of our Welcome Desk associates will be happy to get you started.