Swimming lets kids experience the buoyancy formerly known only to bobbing apples and inflatable witches. Let your fledglings float with this Groupon.
$25 for Junior Lifeguard Training (Up to $50 Value)
In order to become junior lifeguards, kids ages 11–14 attend eight 45-minute lessons on topics including endurance swimming, water rescues, and basic first aid and CPR instruction. After they complete the course, participants can shadow a working lifeguard for eight hours. Lessons take place Monday–Thursday at 10 a.m. on either June 17–27 or July 8–18. Only kids who can swim a complete 50-yard lap should apply.
Springs Aquatic Center
Maps may tell you that nearest ocean is nearly 700 miles away, but visitors to Springs Aquatic Center—owned by City of Kansas Parks and Recreation—don't seem to mind. Here, they float down a lazy river, race down a winding waterside, and dip into the zero-depth entry pool. Few beaches pack as many exciting elements into their spaces. The park boasts both relaxing and thrilling rides, while giving kids a chance to get wet above sea level with tipping buckets, mist sprayers, and pop jets.
South Kansas City
7101 Longview Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64134