Underwood Swimming Pool
The Myron Schell Memorial Swimming Pool is located at 712 W Roosevelt Ave and is operated by the Underwood Park Board. This is a full service pool with diving boards, slide, and baby pool. Swimming lessons are offered each summer.
Playground equipment and picnic shelter is also located at the pool. To reserve the picnic shelter for a special event call the city office at 442-5481.
Outdoor basketball courts are nearby as well as a skating rink during the winter months.
Pool Manager - Clarissa Kruger
Swimming Pool - 442-3128 (Seasonal)
Swimming Pool Hours
12:30 - 5:00 PM OPEN SWIM
5:30 - 6:30 Water Aerobics (Mon & Wed)
6:30 - 8:00 PM OPEN SWIM
Daily Pass - $4.00
Single Pass - $45.00
Family Season Pass - $85.00
Weekly Pass - $20.00
Swim Lesson - $25.00
Private Swim Lesson - $50.00
Water Aerobics (No Season Pass) $4.00 per day
$25.00 per child -
2 Week Sessions
July 17 - 21
July 24 - 28
July 31 - Aug 4
Aug 7 - 11
To sign up for lessons call the pool
EMPLOYMENT AS A LIFEGUARD or WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR
To become employed as a lifeguard, applicant must successfully complete the American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class. To become employed as a Water Safety Instructor, applicant must successfully complete the American Red Cross "Learn to Swim" Program. These classes are held at the Minot or Bismarck YMCA.
American Red Cross "Learn to Swim" Levels
The Underwood Parks and Recreation Department offers American Red Cross swim lessons - Levels 1 - 6. The American Red Cross Swim Lesson Program offers something for all ages and levels. The ages listed with each level is to provide guidance however each swimmer is different and we encourage all swimmers to develop their skills at their own pace and comfort. Some swimmers will require more training in basic skills while other swimmers are ready to learn more advance skills.
Children not yet six must participate in the preschool level for their age, regardless of ability (this is a Red Cross rule). It is designed to give students a positive learning experience. American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim teaches aquatic and safety skills in a logical progression. The objective is to teach people to swim and to be safe in, on and around water.
Level 1 - Introduction to Water Skills - Age 4-5+
In Level 1, children ages 4 and older learn to enter and exit the water using ladder, steps or side, to blow bubbles through mouth and nose, to bob, to open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects. While learning front and back glides and floats, recovery to vertical position and to roll from front to back and back to front, children begin to develop comfort in the water. Other skills include alternative and simultaneous leg actions and arm actions on front and back, treading water using arm and hand actions and combined arm and leg actions on front and back.
Level 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skill- Age 4-5+
Success with fundamental aquatic skills begins in Level 2 as children learn to enter and exit water by stopping or jumping from the side, fully submerge and hold breath, bob, open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects. Children learn front, jellyfish and tuck floats, front and back glides and floats, how to recover to vertical position, change direction of travel while swimming on front or back, and how to roll from front to back and back to front.
Level 3 - Stroke Development- Age 5-6+
Building on the skills introduced in Level 2 through additional guided practice in deeper water, children learn to enter water by jumping from side, back float, survival float, rotary breathing and headfirst entry into water from the side in sitting and kneeling positions. Flutter, scissor, dolphin and breaststroke kicks on front will be introduced along with front crawl, elementary backstroke and treading water.
Level 4 - Stroke Improvement - Age 7+
This is a big level with many skills to perfect. Most students take Level 4 several times before passing all the necessary skills. In this level, children develop confidence in the skills learned and improve other aquatic skills including swimming under water, feet-first surface dives, survival swimming and headfirst entry into the water from the side in compact and stride positions. Other skills include front crawl and backstroke open turns, front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly, plus flutter and dolphin kicks on back. To advance, children also must be able to tread water using 2 different kicks.
Level 5 - Stroke Refinement - Age 8 +
Children learn further coordination and refinement of strokes in Level 5. We'll cover shallow-angle dive from the side then glide and begin front stoke, tuck and pike surface dives while submerging completely, front flip turn and backstroke flip turn while swimming, front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly, plus sculling.
Level 6 - Swimming & Skill Proficiency - Ages: 9-11+
In this level, students refine the strokes to swim with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances. Students learn to swim 500 yards continuously using any 3 strokes of choice, swimming at least 50 yards of each stroke. The class includes more complex safety skills, jumping into deep water and performing a survival float for 5 minutes, rolling onto back and performing a back float for 5 minutes, performing a surface dive, retrieving an object from the bottom of the pool at a depth of 7 - 10 feet, returning to the surface and the starting point.