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Please Note:  Registration for summer lessons have been postponed indefinitely.  Continue to check back for updated news and details about the summer swim lesson program format as more information becomes available.  Thanks for your patience and understanding!


Click here to download an information sheet.

Lesson Format

The summer swim lesson program offers three sessions to choose from.  Classes are held daily, Monday through Thursday during each session.  Each session includes eight, 35-minute lessons.  Review the table below for the specific class times in each session.

CLASS SESSION #1:  June 8-18 SESSION #2:  June 22-July 2 SESSION #3:  July 6-16
Preschool - Level 1 11:20am     5:10pm 10:40am 10:00am
Preschool - Level 2 10:00am 11:20am 10:40am     5:10pm
Level 1 10:00am     10:40am 10:00am     11:20am 11:20am     5:10pm
Level 2 10:40am     11:20am     5:10pm 10:00am     10:40am 10:00am     10:40am     11:20am
Level 3 10:00am     11:20am 10:00am     10:40am     5:10pm 10:00am     10:40am     11:20am     5:10pm
Level 4 10:40am     11:20am     5:10pm 11:20am     5:10pm 10:00am     11:20am
Level 5 10:40am     5:10pm 10:00am     10:40am 10:40am
Level 6 10:00am 11:20am 5:10pm


Parent & Child Aquatics Class:  June 22-July 2 (during 2nd session, Monday through Thursday) from 5:10pm-5:45pm.  For children ages 6 months to 3 years.  Parent/caregiver must accompany child in the water for each class.

Junior Lifeguarding:  June 8-19 (during 1st session, Monday through Friday) from 8:00am-10:30am.  This course focuses on building a foundation of knowledge, attitudes, and skills for future lifeguards.  Prerequisites:  Must pass pre-test and be at least 12 years old.  Pre-Test Date:  Saturday, May 30th @ 10:00am (at WAC).  Cost:  Civic Center Members:  $65/student    Non-Members:  $80/student


Registration Information

Registration for FIRST SESSION classes will begin at the earliest on May 19th.  Registration for SECOND & THIRD SESSION classes is TBD.  To register for lessons, you may either register in-person at the Civic Center or register online.  No sign-ups will be taken over the phone.  In order to reserve your child's spot, payment must be made at the time of registration.  Parents are highly encouraged to initially register their child(ren) for only one session.  Registration for subsequent classes should be made after the completion of your child's first session.  Please note and review our cancellation/withdrawal policy below.

Click here for online registration instructions.  To begin the online registration process, click on the button below.


For Parent & Child Class:  Civic Center Members:  $25/student        Non-Members:  $40/student

For Preschool levels and Levels 1-6:  Civic Center Members:  $30/student        Non-Members:  $45/student

Age Restrictions

Parent & Child Class:  For ages 6 months to 3 years

Preschool Level Classes:  For 4 & 5 year olds

Levels 1-6:  Minimum age is 6 years old by the start of the session

Class Size

Maximum of 10; minimum of 4.  These are group lessons.  We will attempt to maintain an instructor to student ratio of 1:5.  Classes may be combined or canceled if minimum class size is not met.  You will be contacted if any changes are made.

Class Descriptions

Click here for specific information about the objectives and skills taught at each level.  Please carefully review each level description to insure that your child is registered for the correct level.  If you don't know the last level your child was enrolled in our program, contact the Civic Center at (402) 443-4174 and they can assist you.  If you have any questions about what class may be appropriate for your child, please contact our Swim Lesson Coordinator listed below.

Inclement Weather Policy

Due to inclement weather, classes may be canceled or moved to the Civic Center pool.  The decision to cancel or move classes will be made at least 30 minutes before classes begin.  If the weather conditions are questionable, call the Civic Center at (402) 443-4174 before you set out.  The first canceled class is not made up.  Any subsequent canceled classes will be made up as needed.

Closed to Viewing

In order to maintain a conducive learning environment, parents and chaperons are welcome to watch classes inside the facility in the picnic area directly south of the bathhouse only.  All other viewing must be done outside the fences.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Cancellation/Withdrawal Policy

All cancellation and/or withdrawal requests must be received at least 5 days prior to the beginning of the session.  All cancellations and/or withdrawals are subject to a $5 processing fee per child, per class.  All cancellations and/or withdrawal requests received less than 5 days prior to the start of the session will be processed for 50% of the fees.  Refunds will not be given, but rather an account credit which can be used for future lessons or Parks and Recreation programs.  Any cancellations and/or withdrawals after the start of the session will not receive any credit or refund.


Lesson instructors are water safety instructors and certified lifeguards.  Lesson aides have completed water safety aide training.


Contact Andrea Woita, Swim Lesson Coordinator, WSI at (402) 430-4803 or email here.