Youth Swim Lessons

Youth Swim Lessons

About the Program:

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 for Children (PACA) for children ages 6-47 months
  • Preschool Aquatics for children ages 4-5
  • Learn to Swim for children ages 6-12
  • Adult lessons for everyone ages 13+


Private Lessons:

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

Summer Swim Lessons:

  • Member Registration: June 8 
  • Open Registration: June 12 

1 Day a Week for 4 Weeks:

Session I: July 1 - July 22
Session II: July 29 - August 19

Saturday30/45 minute classes available
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

2 Days a Week for 5 Weeks:

Session: June 27 - July 27 (no class 7/4)

Tuesday & Thursday 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Tuesday & Thursday 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Tuesday & Thursday 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm

5 Days a Week for 2 Weeks:

Session I: June 26 - July 7 (no class 7/3, 7/4)
Session II: July 10 - July 21
Session III: July 24 - August 4
Session IV: August 7 - August 18

Monday - Friday9:00 am to 9:30 am
Monday - Friday9:30 am to 10:00 am


Program Terms:

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.

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.

Pool Policies:

Three Layers of Protection are required for non-toilet trained children in the pool.