Learn to Swim Program

Lessons are $30 or $20 with a $10 recreation coupon. Recreation coupons can be picked up from the Recreation Department located at 109 East Ross.

Daily lessons are 30 minutes for Tiny Tots and Level 1 and 45 minutes for Levels 2 through 6. All lessons are Monday through Friday for two weeks.

All classes must have a minimum of 10 enrolled for the class to be held. If the City has to cancel your class because there are not enough students, you will have a choice to move to another class or receive a refund. Sign-ups begin Monday, May 1 at City Hall.

Level 1: Beginners Water Exploration (5 Years of Age)

The objective of Level 1 is to help students learn to feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely.

Level 2: Beginners Water Exploration & Primary Skills (6 Years of Age)

The objective of Level 2 is to give students success with fundamental skills.

Students learn to float without support and to recover to a vertical position.

Level 3: Advanced Beginners Stoke Readiness

Must have passed Level 2.

The objective of Level 3 is to build on the skills in Level 2 by providing additional guided practice. Students learn to coordinate the front crawl and back crawl, elementary backstroke and the fundamentals of treading water.

Level 4: Intermediate Swimmer Stroke Development

Must have passed Level 3.

The objective of level 4 is to develop confidence in the strokes learned thus far and to improve other aquatic skills. Students increase their endurance by swimming familiar strokes (elementary backstroke, front crawl, and back crawl) for greater distances than at Level 3. Students learn the breaststroke and sidestroke and basics of turning at a wall.

Level 5: Refinement

Must have passed Level 4.

The objective of Level 5 is coordination and refinement of keystrokes. Students are introduced to the butterfly, open turns, the feet-first surface dive and springboard diving. Students learn to perform the front crawl and back crawl for increased distances and to perform the sidestroke and breaststroke.

Level 6: Advanced Swimmer Skill Proficiency

Must have passed Level 5.

The objective of Level 6 is to polish strokes so students swim them with more ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances. Students develop considerable endurance by the end of this course. Students are introduced to additional turns as well as the pike and tuck service dives.

2017 Learn to Swim Sessions


June 5 Through June 16: Session A

LevelLesson Time
Level 210-10:45 a.m.
Level 411-11:45 a.m.
Level 510-10:45 a.m.
Level 611-11:45 a.m.


June 19 Through June 30: Session B

LevelLesson(s) Time
Level 110:30-11 a.m.
6:30-7 p.m.
Level 29-9:45 a.m.
11-11:45 a.m.
Level 310-10:45 a.m.
11-11:45 a.m.
6-6:45 p.m.
Level 49-9:45 a.m.
Tiny Tots10-10:30 a.m.
6-6:30 p.m.


July 10 Through July 21: Session C


Lesson(s) Time
Level 1
6:30-7 p.m.
Level 2
10-10:45 a.m.
6-7 p.m.
Level 3
11-11:45 a.m.
Level 4
10-10:45 a.m.
Level 5
11-11:45 a.m.
Tiny Tots
6-6:30 p.m.