Learn to Snorkel

Want to learn how to snorkel? Want to learn the basics before going out to a lake or ocean? Join our Learn to Snorkel class and come learn the basics of snorkeling in our pool. Masks, Snorkels, and Fins will be provided. We will teach you the basic of snorkeling so you will be ready to enjoy our snorkeling scavenger hunt. Must have had passed our deep end test to participate in class. Feel free to wear a wetsuit if you like.

Participants must pass the Centre deep-end test to attend the class. If you wish to complete the test prior to class, contact Kyron Cauldero, Aquatics Manager, at kcauldero@nracentre.com or 715-246-2252. The deep-end swim test will require successful completion of the following skills:

  • jump into 12 feet of water without goggles
  • recover without wiping eyes
  • swim 25 yards with face in the water and arms out of the water (aka no doggy paddle)
  • must put face in at least 3 times throughout 25 yards

Age: 8-12 years old
Date: Wednesday, August 19
Time: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Cost: $22.00 for Centre Members
         $40.00 for Community Participants
Place: Centre pool
Registration deadline: Wednesday, August 12
Minimum/Maximum participants: 2/5 participants


Lappers Challenge

The Centre is challenging all lap swimmers to complete a set distance between September 7 and November 25. We have 3 courses: the Apple River Course, the Lake Winnebago Course, and the Lake Superior course! Each week there will be a new and exciting challenge for you to complete.

3 Courses to Choose From:

  • Lake Winnebago Course (Beginner) 40 miles the FULL length of Lake Winnebago, average to .7 of a mile five days a week to complete the challenge
  • Apple River Course (Intermediate) 70 miles the FULL distance of the Apple River, average 1.25 miles five days a week to complete the challenge
  • Lake Superior Course (Advanced) 160 miles the WIDEST width of Lake Superior, average 2.5 miles five days a week to complete the challenge

Age: 10+ years old
Date: September 7 - November 25
Cost: $10.00 for Centre Members, includes t-shirt at completion
Registration deadline: Monday, August 31
Minimum/Maximum participants: 10/20 participants


Facility Hours:

Hours May 27 - June 30:

Monday - Friday 5:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Program areas close 15 minutes prior to the facility closing

  October - April May - September
Monday - Thursday      4:45 AM - 10:00 PM        4:45 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday 4:45 AM - 9:00 PM 4:45 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM


425 E 5th St
New Richmond, WI 54017

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