Aquatics

Aquatics

About Summer Pools   

WE ARE HIRING FOR SUMMER LIFEGUARDS

  • Salaries start at $18.02/hr.
  • Training Provided
  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Deadline to apply is Friday, July 15, 2022

For more information, please contact (504) 658-3044.

Candidates interested in becoming a lifeguard for 2022 summer must do the following:

  • Attend Lifeguard Hiring Orientation Session—Arrive 15 minutes early to be processed.
  • Complete the following pre-requisite before attending Lifeguard training class.
  • Swim 300 meters or 12 laps (freestyle and breaststroke only)
  • Recover 10-pound brick from 7 to 8 ft. of water and swim back with object for 15 yards.
  • 2 minutes of deep water treading (legs only).

Lifeguard Recertification class is a 2-day class Tuesdays thru Fridays 9am-2pm or 2-7pm. (The entire class must be completed in order to be re-certified.)

All applicants must bring the following documents to the session:

  • Government Issued Picture Identification (Valid Driver’s License or State Issued ID)
  • Original Social Security Card
  • Additional Required for applicants under eighteen (18) years of age
  • Original Birth Certificate
  • Signed Work permit

Louisiana Workforce Commission Application to Employ Minors must be picked up from NORD
main office (5420 Franklin Ave) and submitted to your school or Job 1 to receive a Louisiana
Workforce Commission work permit before coming to the session.

 

 

About Our Pools

All pools are fully-accessible and staffed with friendly, professional lifeguards. For everyone’s enjoyment, health, safety, and protection, please take a few moments to review the pool rules which include requirements for bathing attire and flotation devices.To view pool rules click here.

Pool closures

All indoor pools are closed from 12:00pm - 1:30pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for mandatory maintenance and cleaning.

Pools may become temporarily closed in any case of bad weather. In compliance with national aquatics safety standards, outdoor and indoor pools will be closed immediately if lightning or thunder is present in or around the area. The pool will remain closed until 30 minutes after the last visible lightning strike or episode of thunder

Lap Swimming & More

Programming available at no cost.  Age restrictions may apply.  Reservations required for all aquatic programming.  

Year Round Pools

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM- 7:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM
Sunday: closed

  • Joe W. Brown Indoor Pool - 5601 Read Blvd.
  • Gert Town Natatorium - 3411 Broadway St.
  • Sanchez Indoor Pool - 1616 Caffin Ave.
  • Treme Indoor - 900 N. Villere St.

How to Register for Swim Lessons and other aquatic programs

1. Visit www.nordc.org/calendar
2. Click “SIGN UP” next to the program
you want to sign up for.
3. Fill out the form
4. Click “OK”

Participants can only register for one class per session to ensure the availability to all patrons interested. Participants must attend the first class or they will be dropped from the course.

SWIM LESSONS 

New Dates for Swim Lessons coming soon.

We are proud to offer American Red Cross Progressive Swim Lessons to the community. Please see the class availability for the pool of your choice. Registration is completed at each individual pool. Please see class descriptions and offerings within this brochure to assist with registrations.

Disclaimer: On the Wednesday before the registration deadline, courses will be assessed for minimum numbers. If a course does not have 3 registered participants on that date, it will be canceled.

Swim Lesson Descriptions

Parent Child Aquatics: Levels 1 & 2

6–36 mos. (Tadpoles 1-2)
This is a parent guided course. Instructors teach the parent basic water orientation skills to perform with their child, including guiding parents with methods to accomplish those skills.
An adult must be in the water with each student.

Preschool Aquatics: Levels 1–3

Ages 3–5 (Nemo 1-3)
This course is designed for the first experience in the pool without the parent. Students learn water safety, water exploration, survival, and basic water skills such as blowing bubbles and kicking. Course is leveled. Successful completion of one level is required for participation in the next.

Learn to Swim: Levels 1–5

Ages 6-12, 13-16, 16+, Adults

Level I (Starfish 1, Shark 1, Dolphin 1)
No Prerequisites.  Level 1 is designed to accomplish basic water comfort, basic water safety skills, beginning kicking, rudimentary arm movements, blowing bubbles and submerging the face.

Level 2 (Starfish 2, Shark 2, Dolphin 2)
Level 2 is designed to build on Level 1 skills as well as adding skills: independent movement, combined arm and leg action on front and back, gliding, retrieving objects under water and water safety skills. Prerequisite successful completion of Level 1.

Level 3 (Starfish 3, Shark 3, Dolphin 3) -Due to COVID-19, this program is currently unavailable.
Level 3 course begins the formation of strokes. Putting the parts together to perform a basic front crawl or elementary backstroke, kick like a dolphin, learn about diving, survival float, and add to their water safety skills. Prerequisite successful completion of Level 2.

Level 4 (Starfish 4, Shark 4, Dolphin 4) - Due to COVID-19, this program is currently unavailable.
Level 4 focuses on improving the basic stroke developed in Level 3. Breaststroke and sidestroke fundamentals and dolphin kick and backstroke are a part of this course. Prerequisite successful completion of Level 3.

Level 5 (Master Swimmer) - Due to COVID-19, this program is currently unavailable.
Level 5 is where students will refine their strokes. This is the fine tuning of all six major strokes; elementary backstroke, front crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke, backstroke and butterfly. At the successful completion of this level, the student is prepared to progress to a competitive level, swim club or swim team. Prerequisite successful completion of Level 4.

Adult Swim Workshop 

(Due to COVID-19, this program is currently unavailable.)

Not ready for lap swimming? Enroll in our Adult Learn to Swim courses. Beginner through refresher courses available.   

Lap Swim

Lap lanes are available all day at our year round pools. Swimming is a very healthy way to work out!  Due to COVID-19, this program is available with reservations only.  Visit nordc.org/calendar to reserve your slot today.  Must bring signed copy of COVID-19 Liability Waiver and Release form to pool.

Pre Lifeguard Training 

This is a lifeguarding program designed for the individual that would like to become a lifeguard in the future.  Participants are introduced to lifesaving skills and basic lifeguarding knowledge.  The training will consist of shallow and deep water rescues, first aid, and Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).  FREE 

Sign up today!

Junior Lifeguard Program 

(Due to COVID-19, this program is currently unavailable.)

This is a pre lifeguarding program designed for the individual that would like to become a lifeguard in the future. Participants are introduced to lifesaving skills, basic lifeguarding knowledge and introduces an 11–14 year old to the world of lifeguarding. Prerequisites:
swim 25 yards front crawl with a breathing pattern; swim 25 yards breast stroke using
a pull, breathe, kick and glide sequence; tread water for 1 minute using arms and legs;
float on the back for 30 seconds; swim 10 feet under water.  

Water Aerobics: Low Impact/High Impact

Join one of our water aerobics classes for non-weight bearing exercise. No prerequisites.
Ages 16+.  Due to COVID-19, this program is available with reservations only.  Visit nordc.org/calendar to reserve your slot today.  Must bring signed copy of COVID-19 Liability Waiver and Release form to pool.

Master Swimmer Class

(Due to COVID-19, this program is currently unavailable.)

Designed for swimmers who have completed all levels of Shark classes and want to improve their stroke and swim on a competitive level.  

Swim Team

This competitive program offers the opportunity to improve swimming skills, endurance and promote a healthy lifestyle. Ages 5–18.  FREE to participate.  Practices will be held at Gert Town Pool on Mondays & Wednesdays from 4:00-5:45 PM.   

PLEASE NOTE:  Starting Thursday, 6/23/2022 -Monday 9/5/2022 NORD Jets swim team will be on vacation. See you on Tuesday, 9/6/2022 and enjoy your summer. 

Sign-up today by clicking here.

Summer Pool Locations

In the summer, NORD operates summer aquatic programming at the facilities below.  Summer dates are June 6 through September 3.

Summer Outdoor Pools

  • Federal City Pool - 2200 Constitution St.
  • Lyons Pool - 624 Louisiana Ave.
  • Rosenwald Pool -  1120 S. Broad St.
  • Stallings Gentilly Pool - 2700 Lapeyrouse St.

Year-Round Pools

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM- 7:00 PM (Select pools are closed on Monday.  Please check calendar for schedule.)
Saturday: 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM
Sunday: closed

  • Gert Town Indoor Pool - 3411 Broadway St.
  • Joe W. Brown Indoor Pool - 5601 Read Blvd.
  • Sanchez Indoor Pool - 1616 Fats Domino Ave.
  • Treme Indoor Pool - 900 N. Villere St.

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