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. Sign up today! See Fall 2021 Swim Lesson Schedule below.

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When registering, find the activity number of your desired session in the schedules below and insert that number into the search box of the online catalog for quick access. 

Spring & Summer 2023 lessons will be in our Spring/Summer 2023 Spotlight, available in print and online in mid-February 2023.  Registration will open at the Summer Camp Expo on February 25, 2023. 




Swim Lesson Schedule

Schedule Planning Tip
Please plan your schedule carefully. There are no make-ups or refunds for missed classes. 
Please speak to the lesson manager 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.

Note: Pools are subject to closure without warning, based on attendance, weather, emergencies and training, maintenance, or safety issues.

Swim Lesson Questions?

Contact the District Office at 925-682-0896. 

Age / Ability Levels

Parent / Tot: 6 months - 4 years

A fun introduction to the aquatic environment focusing on water adjustment through instructor-led songs. One adult caregiver must participate in the water with the participant. Swim attire: tight-fitting swim diaper (intended for use in the water) and swimsuit. No disposable or cloth diapers.

Tiny Tot: 3 - 4 years

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

Tiny Swimmers: 2.5 - 4 years

Child must be comfortable in the water and able to take at least one breath on their own. They must willingly put their face into the water. Skills: Elementary aquatic skills, stroke development and water safety. Ratio 2:1

Pre-School: 4 - 6 years

Child must be ready to learn without parent. Skills: water adjustment, elementary aquatic skills, stroke development and water safety. Abilities may vary. Ratio 3:1

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 4:1

Adult/Teen: 12+ 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 5:1

Private: 3.5 years - Adult

One-on-one instruction for all ability levels and ages.

ATTENTION SHUTTER BUGS!

PLEASE NO PHOTO TAKING WHILE CHILDREN ARE IN THE POOL.
While we are just as excited about your child learning to swim as you are, our lifeguards need a clear view of the pool from all sides and clear poolside access at all times. In the interest of your child’s safety and to preserve the privacy of other families, please save your photos shoots for before or after swim lessons and stay at least 6 feet from pool edge unless otherwise allowed by the onsite Swim Lesson Manager. Thank you for your understanding!