The Parks & Recreation Department offers the American Red Cross certified Learn to Swim program that teaches your child how to swim skillfully and safely. The prerequisite for each level is the successful demonstration of skills from the preceding level.
***CLASSES FILL QUICKLY***
Due to high demand and limited spaces, swim lesson classes fill up VERY quickly. It is not uncommon for some classes to fill within 30 minutes of registration opening.
Class Fee: $30 per session (8 classes)
Registration begins at 8am on the following days. Class schedules are posted online 2 weeks prior to registration.
Cancelled due to BHS construction
Ages: newborn - 3 yrs
Ages: 3yrs and up
students must pass Pre-school 2 before enrolling in this class.
Ages: 6yrs and up
Ages: 6yrs and up
students must pass Learn to Swim: Level 2 before enrolling in this class.
After students pass Learn to Swim: Level 3, they are confident swimmers able to swim on their own and demonstrate skills to be safe in and around water. However, we do offer advanced classes for kids interested in refining stroke technique and survival swimming. Advanced classes are not offered every session.
Please refer to the RecDesk Online Portal for class availability. Class schedules are posted online 2 weeks prior to registration.
LEVEL 4 (Advanced)
Must pass Learn to Swim: level 3 before taking this class. Level 4 develops confidence in the skills learned and improves other aquatic skills: Head first entries from the side in compact and stride positions; swim under water; feet first surface dive; survival swimming; front crawl and backstroke; open turns; tread water using 2 different kicks; front and back crawl; elementary backstroke; breaststroke; sidestroke and butterfly; flutter and dolphin kicks on back.
LEVEL 5 (Advanced)
Must pass level 4 before taking this class. Level 5 provides further coordination and refinement of strokes: Shallow-angle dive from the side then glide and begin a front stroke; tuck and pike surface dives, submerge completely; front flip turn and backstroke flip turn while swimming; front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, and butterfly; sculling.