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Swim Programs

During the summer, we offer a variety of free swim programs, ranging from learn to swim lessons to recreational swimming to training for swim team competitions. Our free swim programs are held at our free outdoor pools. Outdoor pools re-open for the summer on June 29, 2017. 

Learn to Swim

We offer learn to swim classes for adults and kids, as well as toddlers. Participants will learn basic swimming and safety skills.

Learn about Learn to Swim programs

Adaptive Aquatics

Our Adaptive Swim program for people with disabilities offer aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise. The program also includes swim instruction that focuses on learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Learn about our Adaptive Aquatics program

Adult Water Exercise

Our free summer water exercise classes provide a fun way to keep cool while keeping fit. You do not need to know how to swim to participate in water aerobics exercises. All water exercise classes will be held in the shallow end of the pool. 

Learn more about Water Exercise Classes

Lap Swim

During the summer, we offer free lap swim hours at some of our free outdoor pools. Adult lap swim hours gives fitness-minded adults the chance to take to the water without interruption from other swimmers.

Learn more about our Adult Lap Swim program

Senior Splash and Senior Water Aerobics

During the summer we offer free, modified water exercise classes and swim instruction for seniors. The program is available at select free outdoor pools around the city, and is open to everyone over the age of 62.

Learn more about our Senior Splash and Senior Water Aerobics program

Youth Swim Team

We’re looking for kids ages six through 18 to join and compete in our swim teams. Participants will develop swimming skills and learn competitive swimming strokes, starts and turns, and team sportsmanship concepts.

Learn more about our Youth Swim Team

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