Swimming Lessons at West River

 West River Swimming Lessons

The Community Learn to Swim Program has been at West River for over 30 years. We offer Red Cross swimming lessons for children and youth.

Classes run for 1-week OR 2-week sessions, Monday – Thursday, with Friday used only if a make-up day is needed.

  •  All children must be fully potty trained, age 4 and older.  Children in Levels 1-4 must be able to stand alone in 3 feet of water.

  • Preschool students are accompanied in the pool by a parent at all classes and must be potty-trained (no swim diapers).

  • All classes are 30 minutes long.

  • 1-week (4 session class) is designed for those that may need an introduction or extra skills practice.

  • 2-week (8 session class) meets all requirements for full Red Cross Swimming Lesson.

2024 Summer Swim Lessons 

We are waiting to secure an instructor, which we hope to have news on in early June, once we have an instructor secured we will then post a schedule and open registration



Spaces are limited per class.  Waitlist will happen after classes are filled.  

Parent & Preschooler: Intro to Water

This level is designed for parents/guardians of children 4 to 5 years of age (that are fully potty trained) to actively participate in their kids’ swim lessons.  Basic skills of entering and exiting the water, floats and bubble blowing will be taught.  This not only helps increase the child’s comfort level in the water but can help parents understand the process and practice skills with their kids in between classes.

Level 1: Intro to Water

This level is designed for those first timers or those afraid of the water.  Basic skills such as water adjustment, floats and breath control will be taught.  Children must be age 4 and able to stand in 3 feet (36 inches) of water with their head above the waterline.

Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills

This level is designed for those who are comfortable in the water and have some basic skills.  Students will be taught swimming using combined stroke on front and back, bobbing and front and back glides.

Level 3: Stroke Development
This level is designed for the student who has mastered the skills in Level 2.  Students will learn the front and back crawl, glides, kneeling or standing dive, treading water, rotary breathing and butterfly kick and body motion.
Level 4: Stroke Improvement

This level is designed for those who want to improve their confidence in strokes and other aquatic skills.  Students will learn diving, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, feet first surface dive and front and back crawl.

Community Swim

Sundays ONLY, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

June 1st weekend to Labor Day Weekend

Children and Youth must have adult supervision, this is not a “leave your child” event.