As the Rec Pool Renvoation Project nears completion, Spring 2019 lessons will take place at Hickey Pool. Due to space constraints, only Private and Adult Group Lessons will be held this Spring. Location and Parking information can be found here.

Summer 2019 programming at the Rec Pool includes Group and Private Lessons for students at all levels of ability (see lesson levels). We also offer a one-week Junior Lifeguarding course for pre-teens and teens ages 12–14.

Lessons are 35 minutes long and class days vary depending on the season. Overall class length is one, two, or four weeks depending on the type of class (Group or Private). See the lesson descriptions and class schedule below for full information.

Group Lessons

Youth Lessons are divided by swim level. Due to the many skills required at each class level, it is not uncommon for children to repeat a class. After taking a class, if your child does advance to the next level, please be sure to notify the Aquatics staff on the last day of your child’s lessons so we can move them into the next level (based on availability).

Adult Learn-to-Swim Lessons offer blended skill instruction in one class. Participants of all ability and skill levels are welcome.

We make every effort to accommodate all interested participants by adding classes when needed, based on demand and available pool space. This means we sometimes must cancel or combine classes with fewer than three participants, and we reserve the right to do so.


ADULT ONLY* || $75 || Enrollment Open Soon

Classes are four weeks long, Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday, 7:10–7:45 p.m.

  • Session 1: April 15–May 8, Monday/Wednesday
  • Session 2: April 16–May 9, Tuesday/Thursday

*Youth Group Lessons are not offered in Spring 2019 due to the Rec Pool Renovation Project.


$80 || Enrollment Open Soon

Class sessions are two weeks long, meet Monday through Thursday, and last 35 minutes. For class times, please see our Lesson Calendar below.

  • Session 1: June 24–July 3**
  • Session 2: July 8–18
  • Session 3: July 22–August 1
  • Session 4: August 5–15

**No lessons on July 4. Session cost is prorated.

Private Lessons

Private lessons offer you or your child the opportunity to receive the individualized attention to overcome that next swimming hurdle. Designed for all ages and ability levels, private lessons provide a one-to-one teaching-to-learning experience. The instructor will work with you to determine personalized class objectives for you or your child.


$125 || Enrollment Open Soon

Classes are two weeks long, Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday, 7:10–7:45 p.m.

  • Session 1:
    • M/W – April 15–24
    • M/W – April 29–May 8
  • Session 2:
    • T/R – April 16–25
    • T/R – April 30–May 9


$125 || Enrollment Open Soon

Classes are one week long, meet Monday through Thursday, and last 35 minutes. For class times, please see our Lesson Calendar below.

  • Session 1: June 24–27
  • Session 2: July 8–11
  • Session 2: July 15–18
  • Session 3: July 22–25
  • Session 3: July 29–August 1
  • Session 4: August 5–8
  • Session 4: August 12–15

Lesson Levels (Youth)


Recommended for children ages 3–5. This class is for children ready to swim on their own. We will explore water adjustment and confidence skills through fun games. The focus of these sessions is to help your child become comfortable putting his or her face in the water, so that your child will be prepared to move on to more advanced swim techniques in future lessons.


Strongly recommended for children ages five and up (due to the more structured learning environment of this class). Children entering Cod-level swim lessons should be comfortable submerging their heads underwater before the start of the session. Emphasis is placed on children learning to float independently on their front and back sides and to kick in both positions.


At this class level, children should already be comfortable performing front and back floats and recovery. Participants will perfect their front and back kicks across the shallow end of the pool and learn the three components of the front and back crawl strokes.


In this class, your child will perfect the front and back crawl strokes in a deep-water environment, with emphasis on coordinated breathing. Participants will also learn the arm and leg movements and overall coordination of elementary backstroke.

Flying Fish

Learning the fundamentals and coordination of breaststroke and sidestroke is the focus of this class. Your child will also continue perfecting the elementary backstroke, work on swimming longer lengths, and improve endurance over longer distances.

Lesson Calendar 2019

Junior Lifeguarding

We offer a Junior Lifeguarding program to those who are between the ages of 12 and 14 with the Halibut (highest) level of swimming ability. For more information about this program, please view our Junior Lifeguarding page.