Welcome to City Of Watkins

Welcome to the official Website of the City of Watkins.

Watkins is located in Meeker County, 60 miles west of the Twin Cities area and 25 miles southwest of St. Cloud on MN Highway 55.  We are a growing community of 962 people.  Watkins is rich in its German-Catholic heritage.  Our history dates back to 1886 with the coming of the railroad.  Browse our Website or stop and experience our community.  For more information contact City Hall at 320-764-6400. THIS INSTITUTION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROIVIDER AND EMPLOYER. 

 NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT:

"In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, familial status, sexual orientation, and reprisal.  (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs).

To file a complaint of discrimination, write to: USDA, Assistant Secretary for Civil rights; Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights; 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W.; Stop 9410; Washington, DC 20250-9410

Or call toll-free at (866) 632-9992 (English) or (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (English Federal-relay) or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish Federal-relay).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

SWIMMING LESSONS AVAILABLE AT WATKINS AREA POOL

Registration for swimming lessons will be held Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Watkins Village Hall, 110 Central Avenue South.  Below is the 2013 lesson schedule.  Sessions will run Monday through Thursday for two weeks.  Class will only be held on Friday if a makeup day is needed due to bad weather.  If you are unable to register on the 4th, you may register in person at Watkins City Hall starting Monday, May 6, 2013.  You must pay for swimming lessons when you register.

Class size will be limited as follows:  Preschool: 6 students; Level 1, 2 and 3: 8 students; Level 4 and 5: 6 students.  Children must be at least 5 years old and at least 42” tall to enter Level 1.  Classes will also be subject to change if the class is not at least half full one week prior to the start of that session.  The lesson fee will be $35.00 payable at registration time.  Levels 1 – 5 will be instructed per American Red Cross guidelines.  The Preschool level will be instructed as in previous years.  It will not be the American Red Cross Program.  The City may have either a lifeguard or a WSI instructing the Preschool class.  ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE.  **Any parent wishing to observe their child during lessons will be asked to do so from the designated picnic area adjacent to the wading pool.

SESSION 1                   SESSION 2                          SESSION 3
June 10 – 20                July 8 – 18                         July 22 – Aug. 1

9 – 9:50 a.m.               9 – 9:50 a.m.                     9 – 9:50 a.m.
Level 2                        Level 1                               Level 1
Level 3                                                                 Level 2
Level 5                                                                 Level 4

10 – 10:50 a.m.           10 – 10:50 a.m.                   10 – 10:50 a.m.
                                                                            Level 1
Level 3                        Level 3                               Level 2
Level 4                        Level 5                               Level 3

11 – 11:50 a.m.            11 – 11:50 a.m.                  11 – 11:50 a.m.
                                                                           Level 1
Level 3                         Level 3                              Level 2
Level 4                         Level 5                              Level 4
Preschool                                                              Preschool

12 – 12:50 p.m.                                                    12 – 12:50 p.m.
Level 1                                                                 Level 1
Level 3                                                                 Level 4                                        

Level 4
Preschool                                                              Preschool

Preschool:  Ages 3 – 5
Level 1:  Intro to Water Skills (5 and older and 42” minimum height requirement)
Level 2:  Fundamental Aquatic Skills
Level 3:  Stroke Development
Level 4:  Stroke Improvement
Level 5:  Stroke Refinement