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Parent & Child Programs

Spring/Summer Programs


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: May 1, June 5
  • Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm
  • Location: Zeeland Recreation Pools


(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
  • 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 | 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.

  • Day: Thursdays (morning and evening session options)
  • Session 5: Apr 11 – May 9 | 9:15am – 9:45am
  • Location: Zeeland Recreation, Studio A


(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.


(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

  • Instructor: Rick Jipping, 7th Degree Master Instructor
  • Location: New Heights Fitness (338 W Washington, Zeeland)
  • Day: Wednesdays
  • Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Session V: Apr 10 – May 15

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