Girl swimming at the Jim Parsley Community Center

Get your feet wet!

Join us in an exciting swim program designed to fit any age group and ability. Our program provides participants with a positive learning experience and teaches lifelong swimming skills.

Pre-registration is required for all swim lessons, if space is available. Classes fill up fast and are first come, first served. Due to our ongoing schedule, no makeup classes can be offered.

What to bring to your swim lessons: swim suit, towel, goggles if you have them

*Adult swim classes are available at Propstra Aquatic Center.

Classes Offered

Parent-n-tot (Starfish)Image: Starfish
Ages 6 months to 3 years with an adult
Water orientation for children 6 months to 3 years old with parent in the water. Parents assist child in basic swimming and safety skills. Nontoilet-trained children must wear swim diapers (available for purchase at the front desk).

Pre-beginners (Salamanders)
Ages 3-5 years old
Starting point for children ages 3-5. Adjust to the water and become comfortable putting face in water, bobbing, floating and gliding with assistance.

Pre-level 1 (Turtles)
Ages 3-5 years old
turtleFor children who have completed pre-beginner and/or are comfortable putting their face in the water. This class will help your child become more comfortable floating front and back, swimming front and back five feet independently, and rolling over from one side to the other side.

Pre-level 2 (Hippos)
Ages 3-5 years old
For children who have completed pre-level 1 and/or are able to swim on their back and stomach independently. Progress to move through the water kicking on back one length of pool and swimming front crawl 15 feet.

Level 1 (Walruses)
6 years and older
Image: WalrusStarting point for children 6 and up. Learn to become comfortable putting face in the water, progress to swimming on front and back for 10 feet, floating for 5 seconds, and rolling over.

Level 2 (Frogs)
6 years and older
For children who have completed level 1 and/or who are able to swim comfortably on their front and back for 10 feet independently and float front and back for 5 seconds. Progress to swimming front crawl and back kick fin for one length of pool independently.

Level 3 (Manatees)
6 years and older
For children who have completed level 2 and/or are able to swim front crawl for 10 yards and back kick fin for one length of pool. Progress to swimming 25 yards front crawl with side breathing and 25 yards back crawl without instructor assistants.

Level 4 (Whales)
6 years and older
Image: WhaleFor children who have completed level 3 and/or are able to swim 25 yards front crawl with side breathing and 25 yards back crawl. Progress to 50 yards front crawl, 50 yards back crawl, 25 yards elementary backstroke and 20 feet dolphin kick.

Level 5 (Flying Fish)
6 years and older
For children who have completed level 4 and/or are able to swim 50 yards front crawl with side breathing, 50 yards back crawl, 25 yards elementary backstroke and 20 feet dolphin kick. Students will refine strokes to swim 75 yards front and back crawl, 50 yards elementary backstroke, 25 yards breast stroke and sidestroke, and learn the butterfly stroke and flip turns.

Current Sessions

2019 Summer Lessons Flyer

Summer Session 1 June 25–July 18
7 lessons for $49 (no lesson July 4)
Summer Session 2 July 23–August 8
6 lessons for $42

4:30 p.m.–5 p.m. Parent-n-tot, Pre Level 1/2, Level 1
5:05 p.m. 5:35 pm Pre-Beginner, Level 2, Level 3
5:40 p.m.–6:10 p.m. Pre Level 1/2, Level 1, Level 4/5
6:15 p.m.–6:45 p.m. 5:35 pm Pre Beginner, Level 1 / 2, Level 3

Saturday Summer Session 1 June 29–August 10
6 lessons for $42
10 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Parent-n-tot, Pre-Beginner, Level 2 
10:35 a.m. 11:05 am Pre Level 1, Level 1/2, Level 4/5 
11:10 a.m.–11:40 a.m. Pre Level 2, Level 1, Level 3 
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Click on the button below to register online; a separate registration form is needed for each participant. First-time users must create an account.

If you have any questions call 360-313-1060. If there is no answer, please leave a message and someone will return your call.

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Private lessons

Cayenne YarnellAquatics coordinator
For information on private swim lessons, contact Cayenne Yarnell by email.