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Posted on March 18, 2021 at 3:44 PM by Jessica Abrahams
Group Swimming Lessons (Registration opens 3/19)
Group Swimming Lessons are back for the Spring Swim Lessons session! After navigating Executive Orders and the COVID-19 climate, we are now able to bring back all levels of group lessons. Registration for all classes opened on Friday, March 19. All classes are 5 days for $42.00.
Monday - Owatonna Middle School
Session 1: March 29-April 26
Session 2: May 3-June 7 (No Class Memorial Day)
Wednesday - West Hills Tennis and Fitness Center
Session 1: March 31-April 28 Session 2: May 5-June 2
Saturday - West Hills Tennis and Fitness Center
Session 1: April 10-May 8
Sunday - West Hills Tennis and Fitness Center
Session 1: April 11-May 9
New Tennis Pro
Join us in welcoming our new Tennis Pro Contractor, Matt Hokanson, who will be starting with the city on April 1st.
Matt is a Tennis Professional who has been coaching tennis since the age of 15 in his hometown of Bemidji, Minnesota. This past fall, he served as the Assistant Varsity Tennis Coach for the Bemidji High School Girls Tennis team who went on to win the Section 8AA Section Championship.
Growing up, Matt was a two-sport athlete, playing football and tennis. As a tennis player, he was a 5-year Varsity Tennis player at Bemidji High School. While on the varsity tennis team, he played #1 Singles his Sophomore through Senior years. He also played numerous 16U & 18U tournaments in the USTA Northern Junior system. He bounced between a 1-2 star recruit in high school and finished ranked as the #744 ranked player in the United States and #20 in Minnesota for the 2015 class.
He went on to play Division I college tennis in the Big Sky Conference at The University of North Dakota (2015-2018), competing in #6-7 Singles, and #2-3 Doubles. He was selected as UND Men’s Tennis Team Captain for the 2017-2018 season, was a Student Athlete Advisory Committee representative for UND Men’s Tennis and was named to the UND Athletic Academic Honor Roll each year on the team. For the 2018-2019 season, Matt served as the Volunteer Assistant Tennis Coach for the University of North Dakota Men’s and Women’s tennis programs.
After graduating from UND with a degree in Communication, Matt played a 5th-year of tennis as a Graduate Transfer at Division II Augustana University (2019-2020). While at AU, he started a Master’s Degree in Sports Administration and is now finishing his Master’s Degree online through Minnesota State University, Mankato in Sport Management.
In his free time, Matt enjoys golfing, playing in tennis tournaments and fishing. He is excited for this opportunity to grow tennis in Owatonna and the surrounding communities for players of all ages and abilities.
Shooting Stars (Red Ball)
Young Stars (Orange Ball)
Stars (Green Dot)
Star Academy Middle School & Intermediate
Star Academy Advanced Girls (Yellow, 2 Courts)
Lifeguard Training (Registration Now Open)
The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatics emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. Register Here!
Parks and Recreation Now Hiring
There are a variety of full-time and seasonal positions open within the Parks and Recreation Department:
*River Springs Water Park: Lifeguards and Guest Services
*Lake Kohlmier: Guest Services
*Therapeutic Recreation Programs: Friday Camp Lead; Friday Camp Staff,
*Government Buildings & Grounds: Laborer
*Park Maintenance: Laborer
Visit the City of Owatonna’s Website at ci.owatonna.mn.us to view job descriptions and to apply.
Water Aerobics classes continue to be offered at the Tennis & Fitness Center Pool. Registration periods open every other week for the upcoming 2 weeks classes. Registration for the March 29-April 1 and April 5-April 8 began Thursday, March 18. Registration can be made over the phone by calling 507-774-7105 or by registering online.
Cost: 3 day class $15.00 per week; 2 day class $10.00 per week
Classes Available: (5 Shallow Water Spots and 2 Deep water spots are available per class period)