Swim Lessons

Swim Instructor Teaching toddler how to swim in pool

Swim Lessons Save Lives

According to the CDC, participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning, the second leading cause of accidental death among children age 1 - 4 years.

Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District offers a wide variety of swim lessons from 6 months to adults.

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Swim Lesson Schedule

Please plan your schedule carefully. There are no make-ups or refunds for missed classes.

Please speak to the lesson manager at the first session if you have any special requests or information
regarding your child’s swim lessons. Lesson managers supervise lessons on the pool deck; they
will assist with any of your concerns.


Contact District office at 925-682-0896

Age / Ability Levels

Parent / Tot: 6 months - 4 years

Parent and child participate together and receive instruction in water adjustment, swim readiness skills, and water safety. Swim attire: tight-fitting “swim pants” and swimsuit. No disposable or cloth diapers.

Tiny Tot: 3 - 4 years

Child must be ready to learn without parent participation. Skills: water adjustment, elementary aquatic skills and water safety. Ratio 3:1

Pre-School: 4 - 6 years

Child must be ready to learn without parent participation. Skills: water adjustment, elementary aquatic skills, stroke development and water safety. Abilities may vary. Ratio 4:1

Youth: 6 - 12 years

Students will learn a variety of strokes, personal safety skills and diving techniques. Beginning students will learn elementary aquatic skills and water adjustment. More advanced students will refine their skills and learn how to incorporate swimming into a lifelong fitness program. Ratio 5:1

Teen / Adult: 12 and up years

New strokes and techniques for stroke improvement will be taught. Skills: floating, kicking, crawl stroke, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, sidestroke, elementary backstroke, diving, and turns. Ratio 6:1

Private: 3.5 years - Adult

One-on-one instruction for all ability levels.

Important Information

An Aquatic Waiver of Liability (PDF) must be signed before any class participation.

Please complete and sign waiver when registering for Aquatic Activities. 
Online waivers are unaccepted. A hard copy of Original waiver must be mailed or delivered in person to:
Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District Office
147 Gregory Lane
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523