Swim Lesson Information and Registration

The Harbor Springs Community Pool offers swimming lessons throughout the year. We also offer scholarships to assist with the finances of swim lessons. Please contact pool director, Lynn Van Antwerp, for more information! 

During the school year, the Community Pool has a fall, winter and spring session. These classes meet once a week for 8 weeks, and are held in the mornings, evenings, and Saturday mornings. Parent-Tot classes are designed to introduce your children, who are 6 months – 4 years old, to water as a fun environment with the comfort and security of the parent at their side. Pre-school classes are 30 minutes long and are geared to the 4 – 6 year old child. Classes are limited to 5 students. Your child must be at least 36 inches tall.  The American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Program classes are 45 minutes long and geared towards children 6 and older.  Please see below for a more detailed description of our classes.

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Parent-Tot Classes

You can never start too soon when it comes to your child learning how to swim. Our Parent-Tot classes are designed to introduce your children, who are 6 months – 4 years old, to water as a fun environment with the comfort and security of the parent at their side.

Pre-School Swim Lessons

Puddle Jumpers is the entry-level course for children 4-5 years old. Your child has little or no experience in the water.

Water Bugs is the next level for your child who is 4-5 years old. Your child must be able to go under water, blow bubbles, and be able to float on their stomach with support.

Sea Serpents is the final level for your child who is 4-5 years old. Your child must be able to float on their front and back without support for 5 seconds, jump into the water, and kick on their front and back with support.

Cost:
Summer sessions (8 classes) Harbor Springs School District Residents $55; Non-District Residents $65

The Preschool Level 1 through 3 classes are 30 minutes long.  Each class is limited to 5 students per class.  If your child is 4 years or older and has no swimming skills, register for Preschool Level 1.   Parents are strongly encouraged to observe the first and last class only!

Preschool 1 Puddle Jumpers.pdf

Preschool 2 Waterbugs.pdf

Preschool 3 Sea Serpents.pdf

American Red Cross Swim Lessons

Level 1 through 6

The Level 1 through 6 classes are 45 minutes long. Each class is limited to 8 students per class. If your child is 6 years or older and has no swimming skills, register for Level 1.  Parents are strongly encouraged to observe the first and last class!

Beginner Skills

Level 1 Skills Checklist

Level 2 Skills Checklist

Level 3 Skills Checklist

Intermediate Skills

Level 4 Skills checklist

Level 5 Skills checklist

Advanced Skills

Level 6 criteria – Fitness Swimmer

Level 6 criteria – Fundamentals of Diving

Level 6 criteria – Personal Water Safety