At Fitness Plus, we are committed to providing members diverse aquatic programs that offer opportunities for all ages and abilities. Fitness Plus features four pools:
- A four-lane lap pool
- An exercise/recreation pool
- A warm water therapy pool
- A whirlpool
The lap and exercise/recreation pools are available during all operating hours. The warm water therapy pool is available limited hours Monday-Friday and during all operating hours Saturday and Sunday. A lifeguard is on duty at all times.
The aquatics program schedule is subject to change depending on member interest and participation. Members will be notified in advanced of canceled or added programs. Register at the Fitness Plus Service Desk for all programs. For more information on aquatics programs, call 573-331-5962 or 573-331-5311.
Adult Swimming Lessons
Whether you are a beginner or just want to improve your strokes, these lessons are your key to becoming a better swimmer. Beginning and advanced adult swimming lessons are offered at various times throughout the year. Our instructors strive to give you the opportunity to learn the basics of swimming and feel great about yourself for doing it.
Join us in the lap pool at 9 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays for a kick workout! Kickboards and fins will be provided by Fitness Plus. Learn how to do each part of the workout and how to use the equipment. You don’t have to be a strong swimmer to get the benefits of a great aerobic water workout.
Aquatic Personal Training
Aquatic Personal Training is available to individuals who want to take their swimming to a higher level. Aquatic Personal Training is suitable for individuals training for competitive swimming, triathlons, or for proficient swimmers to gain a competitive edge by fine-tuning the competitive strokes. Sessions, conducted by highly qualified aquatic staff, are 60 minutes in length and can be scheduled to meet your individual needs.
To get started, simply complete and submit an Aquatic Personal Training Request Form located at the Fitness Plus Service Desk.
Aquatic program to help soothe the effects of arthritis. Pre-registration required – call 573-331-5303 to enroll or for more information.
Please note: A physician’s release is required for participation in the program.
The Cape Girardeau Senior Citizens’ Service Fund Board provides some scholarships to Cape County residents 60 years and older that have a financial need. If you qualify, please ask for an application when pre-registering.
Deep Water H2O
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 am – 11 am
Warm Water Aquatics
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 7 am – 8 am
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: Noon – 1 pm
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Tuesday and Thursday (option of M/W/F): Noon – 1 pm
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 7 am – 8 am
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 10 am – 11 am
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 11 am – Noon
Children’s Swimming Lessons
This program follows American Red Cross guidelines and includes skills outlined in the swimming progression levels. All instructors are certified in lifeguarding and CPR, and a lifeguard is always on duty during classes. Classes feature a low instructor-to-child ratio. Parents can determine class placement, or Fitness Plus aquatics staff can assist. For ages 6 years and older.
Designed for more advanced swimmers who want to learn how to lap swim for exercise, use equipment or do a swimming workout. Lessons focus on stroke mechanics, use of kickboards, pull buoys, fins and hand paddles and various turns. For ages 16 years and older.
Member Cost: FREE
Member Affiliates Cost: $25
Group Swimming Lessons
Five sessions of swimming lessons are offered throughout the year. Spring sessions are held April-May; Summer sessions are held June-July; and Fall sessions are held in September. All classes follow the American Red Cross® guidelines and include skills outlined in the swimming progression levels. All instructors are certified in lifeguarding and CPR. Classes feature low instructor-to-student ratios. Classes are available for children ages 6 months and older.
Parent and Child Aquatics
Designed to introduce children to the water in a comfortable environment with a parent or guardian in the water with them. Parents learn holds, skills and signals to give their child as he or she learns to go underwater, kick and climb out of the pool
Personal Swimming Lessons
For adults and children who want to learn swimming skills on a one-on-one basis with an instructor. Participants and instructors work on specific skills tailored to the student’s individual skill level and needs. Lessons are offered anytime when instructors and pools are available. To register, complete a Personal Swim Lesson Request Form at the Fitness Plus Service Desk.
One lesson = $20; Four lessons = $17/lesson; Eight lessons = $15/lesson
One lesson = $25; Four lessons = $21/lesson; Eight lessons = $17.50/lesson
One lesson = $30; Four lessons = $25/lesson; Eight lessons = $20/lesson
Preschool Lessons (American Red Cross Certified Lessons)
Eight one-half hour lessons held in the Therapy Pool for children 3 – 5 years old.
Small Group Swimming Lessons
Groups may consist of two to three participants of similar swimming ability. Participants and instructors work on specific skills tailored to the student’s individual skill level and needs. The 30-minute lessons are offered any time instructors and pools are available. To request a small group lesson instructors, complete a Small Group Swim Lesson Request Form at the Fitness Plus Service Desk, including information for each student.
For more information about swimming lessons, please call Fitness Plus Aquatics at (573) 331-5962.
|Members:||One lesson||$12 per person|
|Four lessons||$11 per lesson, per person|
|Eight lessons||$9 per lesson, per person|
|Member affiliates:||One lesson||$17 per person|
|Four lessons||$16 per lesson per person|
|Eight lessons||$12 per lesson per person|
|Non-members:||One lesson||$22 per person|
|Four lessons||$21 per lesson per person|
|Eight lessons||$15 per lesson per person|
As part of our commitment to diverse programming, we will periodically offer specialty training programs that include scuba certification, lifeguard training, water safety instructor training and more. If you ever have an idea for a program that you would like to see offered, please let us know. We want to keep our programs fresh and exciting for members, as well as the general community.
Baby, it’s cold outside, but YOUR BABY can enjoy swimming in a warm pool this January. Join us January 8, 10, 15, 17 from 6:30 – 7:00 pm for fun in the water with baby. Children 6 months – 2 years. Parent or adult must be in the water with baby during the lesson. We teach you how to practice water skills with your baby.
Youth Swim Club
If your child would like to keep in shape with swimming or would like an early jump on the summer league swim season – without scheduled competitions – the Youth Swim Club can meet that goal. All four competitive strokes, drills, starts, turns, and finishes, plus the various events in swim competition will be included in the practices.
Youth Swim Lessons
Eight 40-minute lessons held in the Recreation Pool for children 5 years and older.