Swim Lessons

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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. 


Note: Spring Swim Lessons are not eligible for the Summer Camp Expo discount. Registration for Spring Swim Lessons opened in December 2021.

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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.


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!


To help keep you and your family safe while in, on, and around PH Aquatic Park, we want to take this opportunity to share our COVID safety procedures:

  • Upon arrival, please check-in at the pool office. Only one household is allowed in the pool lobby at a time. Please form a socially distanced line outside the pool doors if the lobby is occupied.
  • Please maintain your distance from others while waiting outside to check-in and while on the pool deck.
  • Everyone must wear a face covering in the pool lobby, in the locker rooms/restrooms, and in other indoor areas of the facility.
  • To aid with communication during swim lessons, instructors will wear a face shield in lieu of a mask while in the water.
  • While on the pool deck, please always maintain a distance of 6 feet or greater from those outside your household. To minimize the number of people on the pool deck we encourage families with non-registered children to enjoy the park just outside the facility during your swimmer’s lesson.

All procedures subject to change based on updated health orders.  Please see a pool staff member for current procedures and information.  We appreciate your cooperation and understanding of these important safety protocols. The safety of our participants and staff is our top priority!