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Aquatics

Work out in the water! Ochsner's first-class aquatics facilities allow us to offer a wide variety of aquatic workouts - from adult swim lessons and water aerobics classes to arthritis aquatics for our Seniors.

Adult Swim Lessons

Our instructors are all Water Safety Instructor certified by the American Red Cross and have an extensive background in competitive swimming. Our staff is comprised of United States Swimming coaches, national caliber swimmers and teachers.

Private lessons: for individuals who need special instruction at their own convenience. Beginners, competitive swimmers and tri-athletes are welcome. We offer under-water analysis and a stroke improvement program for tri-athletes.

Adult instruction: for individuals 14 and older who want to become more efficient in swimming. Classes are held on a monthly basis (eight 45-minute lessons) on Tuesday and Thursday nights at Harahan and Monday and Wednesday nights at Heritage.

Contact Aquatics Manager Christina Offut at 504-733-1600 for more information.

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Ochsner Masters Swim Team

The Ochsner Masters swim team is available to members 19 and older. You do not have to be a great swimmer to be a member of the team. Registered team members may attend practice as often as they wish. Competition in meets is encouraged but optional.

Contact Christina Offutt for all swim team information, prices and schedules 504-733-1600. Also, please visit www.elmwoodsharks.org for swim team information.

Water Aerobics

Ochsner's Water Exercise classes feature many of the elements offered in our land-based classes, but in one of our 4-foot deep indoor and outdoor pools. Classes are offered for beginning and advanced exercisers of all ages. We have stretching, strengthening and cardio elements in our classes, and also utilize the latest in aquatic exercise equipment. Water exercise classes are included in your membership. There is no need to register in advance for a class.