Swim Lessons

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Ridgefield Parks & Recreation offers American Red Cross swim lesson programs.  Everyone can learn to swim in a safe and comfortable environment.  Lessons begin by helping students adjust to the water and as ability increases, students will learn essential skills and stroke development.

• Parent & Child (PACA) for children ages 6-48 months
• Preschool Aquatics for children ages 4-5
• Learn to Swim for children ages 6-12
• Adult lessons for everyone ages 13+


Private lessons are available exclusively to members (ages 3+).  You may become a member at the time of registration.  Private swim lessons are not available in the summer.


Spring Swim Lessons

March 27 – June 3

Member Registration March 16 @ 6:00 am
Open Registration March 20 @ 9:00 am


Please note that make-up classes are only allowed if Ridgefield Parks & Recreation cancels a class. There is a minimum of three students per class.  A class may be canceled if the minimum is not reached.


Summer Swim Lessons

Member Registration June 8 @ 6:00 am
Open Registration June 120 @ 9:00 am

1 Day a Week for 4 Weeks

Session I: June 24 – July 15
Session II: July 22 – August 12

Saturday 30/45 minute classes available 9:00-12:00 pm

2 Days a Week for 5 Weeks

Session: June 20 – July 20 (no class 7/4)

Tuesday & Thursday 1:30-2:00 pm, 2:00-2:30 pm or 2:30-3:00 pm

5 Days a Week for 2 Weeks

Session I: June 19 – June 30
Session II: July 5 – July 14
(8 classes)
Session III: July 17 – July 28
Session IV: July 31 – August 11

Monday – Friday 9:00-9:30 am or 9:30-10:00 am

Parent Observation Week

During the first week of swim lessons, parents are welcome to stay and observe their child’s class.  Otherwise, parents are asked to please wait outside the pool area behind the glass in the observation area.  You are invited to meet and greet your child’s instructor during the first week of class.  If you have another child in recreation swim (not in a lesson), we ask that parents stay on the pool deck for children ages 12 and under.


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