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The Fairfax County Park Authority offers a variety of activities such as classes, camps and tours in a wide variety of categories including aquatics, fitness, nature, dance, outdoor recreation, performing arts, history and many more. Special events, trips/tours and specialty workshops are listed in Parktakes, the Park Authority’s quarterly guide, available through free subscription to county citizens. .

ABCs of Deep Water Training (13-Adult)

Deep water Aquatic Boot Camp (ABC) is a fast-paced, deep-water workout that targets cardio and core. Build strength, agility and balance while maximizing deep-water resistance by using aqua equipment. This high-intensity class uses a variety of equipment to target all muscle groups and combines short bursts using different movements as well as longer durations to build endurance. Prerequisite: can swim 25 yards continuously and confidently without stopping and can tread water for one minute without flotation assistance.


Advanced Deep Water Exercise (13-Adult)

Prerequisite: Students must be able to swim 25 yards continuously. An excellent full-body workout that is more intense than the Deep-Water Exercise class. This class is for the experienced deep water exerciser looking for a more challenging workout.


Advanced Lap Swim (13-Adult)

The ultimate swimming workout that helps students refine strokes to increase efficiency, endurance and swim distance. Students are taught how to adjust their personal workout to keep interest and gradually increase their workout to make it more challenging.


Advanced Water Aerobics (13-Adult)

This high-energy, cardio-intensive class uses water resistance to give you maximum fitness benefits. This program is for the experienced water aerobics student who wants a more intense workout and for anyone who wants to cross-train or enhance overall fitness.


Aerobic Water Exercise (13-Adult)

This shallow-water class provides cardiovascular workout and increases muscle tone, strength and endurance. ~


American Red Cross Lifeguard Trg 15+

This course is for the person who wants to be a lifeguard at a community pool. Skills and knowledge necessary to respond to aquatic emergencies, including first aid and CPR for the professional rescuer are covered. Students must be at least 15 years old before course completion (no exceptions). Must be able to swim 300 yards continuously using front crawl or breaststroke; swim 20 yards, dive 7-10 feet, retrieve 10 pound brick, surface and then swim 20 yards back to starting point and exit the water without use of ladder or stairs; tread water two minutes. Students who pass the class receive a certificate valid for two years. Note: This program does not qualify you to be a lifeguard for the Park Authority. For information about becoming a Park Authority lifeguard call 703-324-8548.


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