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Parent & Child Programs

Winter Programs

Daddy-Daughter Prom Night

(K-5th Graders)

All mermaids in grades K-5, along with their special guy, are invited to join us for a magical evening “Under the Sea”. This will be a special night to remember, filled with dancing, punch, cookies, photo booths, and more! Please register both father and daughter(s). Registration will be accepted in person or by phone. Guest size is limited.

  • Registration is closed. Join the waitlist by calling (616) 748-3230.  
  • Cost: $10r/$15nr
  • Date: Fri, Mar 1
  • Time: 7pm – 9pm
  • Location: Cityside Middle School Gym

Group Fitness Classes

All of our group fitness and aquatics classes are for 14 yr olds and older. Check out our Fitness & Aquatics & Fitness classes


Lap Swimming / Water Fitness

Lap swimming and water fitness (deep and shallow water walking) are available at designated times in the pool. For specific days and times, please view our monthly aquatics calendar available in the lobby and on our website. Free with a Fitness Membership. No registration needed… just show up!

  • Aquatics Calendars
  • $5 drop-in OR $3.50 w/punch card OR Free with Fitness Membership
  • 8 yr olds - Adults

Open Swim

Full Details on Open Swim Options

Fun for the whole family, open swim is a great time for all ages to enjoy the pool! Diving boards, youth water slide, basketball hoop various pool toys and floats are available. We also provide life jackets, puddle jumpers and infant floats for non-swimmers. Pool Rules

  • Aquatics Calendars
  • $3 p/visit or Splash Pass (details below)
  • Tue-Fri: 7pm-8:30pm
  • Sat: 1:30pm-3:30pm
  • Open Swim on Half School Days: 1-3pm | Mar 1, Apr 19, May 1
  • Snow Day Open Swim: 1:30-3:30pm
  • Free Open Swim Access While Enrolled In Our Swim Lessons

Parent & Tot: Paddle & Play

(5 yrs & Younger + Parent/Guardian)

A special time in the pool for parents and youngsters to enjoy swimming and play time with friends! Open to children 5 yrs and under when accompanied by a parent. Parents must be in the water and provide supervision for their child. 

  • No registration needed… just show up!
  • Days: Fridays
  • Dates: Sept 5 – May 31 (skip: Apr 5)
  • Time: 9:30am – 10:45am
  • Cost: $3 p/swimmer OR Splash Pass
  • Location: Zeeland Recreation Pools

Parent-Child Sing Song Yoga 

(2-6 yr olds + Parent)

Sing Song Yoga® is an international kids’ musical yoga program in which song lyrics instruct children how to get into the poses. Class includes yoga poses, yoga-based activities and songs to tie it all together. Parents and kids sign up for this yoga class together. It’s a fast paced, 30-minute, child-centered class best suited for the youngest yogis. Taught by the founder. Program size is limited.

  • Register Here 
  • Cost: $30r/$42nr (per couple)
  • Day: Thursdays (morning and evening session options)
  • Session 4: Feb 28 – Mar 28 | 9:15am – 9:45am
  • Location: Zeeland Recreation, Studio A

Splash Pass

This is a new fitness center membership for families who love to play in the pool and like to enjoy unlimited access exclusively to open swim! Children 11 years and younger must be accompanied in the pool area by a responsible person at least 16 years of age.

  • $32 p/1 month
  • $86 p/3 months (10% discount)
  • $154 p/6 months (20% discount

Women’s Self Defense

(13 yr olds – Adults)

Everyone will be happy to tell you what you should have done… after the fact. We will help you decide what you should do… before. This is a four night, six-hour class focusing on the mental and physical aspects of self-defense for women. As mature content will be discussed, participants must be 13 years or older. Each class includes 30 minutes per night on the psychological aspects of self-defense and one hour of physical training. Students will receive a workbook to guide them through this program.

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $75r/$87nr
  • Day: Mondays
  • Time: 6pm – 7:30pm
  • Location: New Heights Fitness (338 W Washington in Zeeland)
  • Session 4: Feb 18, 25, Mar 4, 11
  • Session 5: Apr 8, 15, 22, 29

 

Spring/Summer Programs

ADAPTIVE OPEN SWIM FOR ADULTS

This program provides access to physical activity, new stimuli, and alternative social activities for individuals with special needs and abilities. Everyone is welcome! Come and join us for some fun in the pool! No registration needed… just show up!

  • Cost: $3 p/visit OR Splash Pass (no charge for personal caregivers)
  • Dates: Mar 6, Apr 3, May 1, June 5
  • Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm
  • Location: Zeeland Recreation Pools

Group Fitness Classes

(14 yr olds - Adults)


Lap Swimming / Water Fitness

(8 yr olds +)

Lap swimming and water fitness (deep and shallow water walking) are available at designated times in the pool. For specific days and times, please view our monthly aquatics calendar available in the lobby and on our website. Free with a Fitness Membership. No registration needed… just show up!

  • Aquatics Calendars
  • Cost: $5 p/visit OR $3.50 w/punch card OR Free with a Fitness Center Membership
  • Split lane swimming is appropriate when there are two swimmers in a lane
  • Swim counter-clockwise (or “circle swim”) when there are three or more swimmers in a lane
  • All lanes are shared lanes and the lifeguard staff will regulate lane usage during busy times

MOM AND ME (AND DAD’S TOO!) COOKIE DECORATING CLASS

(ages 4-11 + Adult)

Get ready for some cookie decorating fun as a family! This class is a great intro to cookie decorating, and each child registered will leave with a dozen fully decorated cookies! Min: 8 Max: 16

  • Register Here
  • Register based on age at start date
  • Instructor: Lisa Hann, Pink Slip Cakery Owner
  • Cost: $30r/$42nr
  • Easter Cookies: Sat, Apr 13 | 10am - 11:30am
  • Mother's Day Cookies: Sat, May 4 | 10am - 11:30am
  • Father's Day Cookies: Sat, June 8 | 10am - 11:30am
  • Location: Cityside Middle School, Room 135

Open Swim

Full Details on Open Swim Options

Fun for the whole family, open swim is a great time for all ages to enjoy the pool! Diving boards, youth water slide, basketball hoop various pool toys and floats are available. We also provide life jackets, puddle jumpers and infant floats for non-swimmers. Pool Rules

  • Aquatics Calendars
  • $3 p/visit or Splash Pass (details below)
  • Tue-Fri: 7pm-8:30pm
  • Sat: 1:30pm-3:30pm
  • Open Swim on Half School Days: 1-3pm | Mar 1, Apr 19, May 1
  • Snow Day Open Swim: 1:30-3:30pm
  • Free Open Swim Access While Enrolled In Our Swim Lessons

Parent-Child Sing Song Yoga 

(2-6 yr olds + Parent)

Sing Song Yoga® is an international kids’ musical yoga program in which song lyrics instruct children how to get into the poses. Class includes yoga poses, yoga-based activities and songs to tie it all together. Parents and kids sign up for this yoga class together. It’s a fast paced, 30-minute, child-centered class best suited for the youngest yogis. Taught by the founder. Program size is limited.

  • Register Here 
  • Cost: $30r/$42nr (per couple)
  • Day: Thursdays (morning and evening session options)
  • Session 4: Feb 28 – Mar 28 | 9:15am – 9:45am
  • Session 5: Apr 11 – May 9 | 9:15am – 9:45am
  • Location: Zeeland Recreation, Studio A

PARENT AND CHILD SWIM LESSONS

(6 months – 3 yr olds + Adult)

Orients children to the water by emphasizing safety and fun. Gives parents information and techniques to use to supervise water activities in a safe manner.

  • Register Here
  • Price: $46 resident | $58 non-resident
  • Sat | Feb 16 – Mar 23 | 8:30am – 9am
  • Mon | Feb 18 – Mar 25 | 5:30pm – 6pm
  • Wed | Feb 20 – Mar 27 | 5:30pm – 6pm

PARENT AND CHILD WETLAND ADVENTURES

(grades K-2 + Adult)

Participants will explore the wetland area by looking for living organisms. Fish, frogs and all different kinds of aquatic insects and terrestrial insects will be examined. A simple experiment will be conducted to learn about the animals that use the wetlands. A parent or caregiver must accompany their child. Please bring your own footwear appropriate for getting in the water and appropriate clothing for the weather. Min: 4 Max: 10 

  • Register Here 
  • Register based on 2019-20 grade level
  • Instructor: Jennifer Soukhome, ZPS Science Teacher
  • Cost: $20r/$32nr
  • Dates: June 17-21
  • Time: 9am - 10am
  • Location: Zeeland Wetlands Pavilion (if inclement weather, meet at ZWHS in room D122)
  • Directions to the Zeeland Wetlands Pavilion: Park in the ZPS Varsity baseball and softball fields parking lot off of 96th Ave just south of Riley St. The Zeeland Wetlands Pavilion is at the southwest corner of the soccer field to the west of the parking lot.

TAEKWONDO EXPERIENCE

(8 yr olds – Adults)

A fun and exciting class for individuals who are interested in exploring the world of traditional martial arts. Coordination and body awareness is developed through beginner level Taekwondo techniques and games. Min: 6 Max: 25

  • Register Here
  • Register based on age at start date 
  • Instructor: Rick Jipping, 7th Degree Master Instructor
  • Location: New Heights Fitness (338 W Washington, Zeeland)
  • Cost: $30r/$42nr
  • Day: Wednesdays
  • Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Session IV: Feb 20 – Mar 27
  • Session V: Apr 10 – May 15

Women’s Self Defense

(13 yr olds – Adults)

Everyone will be happy to tell you what you should have done… after the fact. We will help you decide what you should do… before. This is a four night, six-hour class focusing on the mental and physical aspects of self-defense for women. As mature content will be discussed, participants must be 13 years or older. Each class includes 30 minutes per night on the psychological aspects of self-defense and one hour of physical training. Students will receive a workbook to guide them through this program.

  • Register Here
  • Instructor: Rick Jipping, 7th Degree Master Instructor
  • Cost: $75r/$87nr
  • Day: Mondays
  • Time: 6pm – 7:30pm
  • Location: New Heights Fitness (338 W Washington in Zeeland)
  • Session 4: Feb 18, 25, Mar 4, 11
  • Session 5: Apr 8, 15, 22, 29