Swimming Lessons

Enjoy the water, learn to swim!Boys in Genesee Valley Park pool.

The City of Rochester Bureau of Recreation encourages all city youth and adults to become skilled swimmers and seize the opportunity to enjoy the water.  

Through its Swim Academy, the City of Rochester Bureau of Recreation offers free youth swim lessons throughout the year. Adult lessons are offered as well, as is Lifeguarding Training each spring (call 428-7888 or 428-7456 for more information).  

 Swim Rapids.
 Rochester Rapids Swim Team is committed to developing a culture of life-long involvement in swimming by providing youth in and around the City of Rochester the finest opportunities for competition and community involvement through the sport of swimming.  Click here for more information on dates and locations.  

Summer Swim Academy

Summer Swim Academy offers Free  swim lessons at six different skill levels for youth 6-17 and low-priced lessons for adults. Registration begins June 22nd,2020. Due to Covid-10 restrictions capacity will be limited.

2020 Summer Swim Academy schedule.

Session 1:
July 6th thru July 30th, 2020
Registration for Session 1
June 22 thru July 5, 2020

Session 2:
August 3rd thru Aug. 20th, 2020
Registration for Session 2
July 6th thru July 30th, 2020

(Students enrolled from Session 1 may re-enroll for Session 2 between July 30th-August 3rd,2020 if spots are available.)  

Click here to download Summer Swim Academy Registration form.

 For more information about adult lessons that begin July 8th and end August 12th from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at both Adams St. and Trenton & Pamela Jackson R-Center pools, call Adams Pool at 428-7456 and Trenton &Pamela Jackson Pool at 428-6908.  Cost is $20 for the six week session.


Lifeguard Training

Training Schedule 2020 at Adams St. PoolLifeguard_1

March 3 - April 30th, 2020
Tuesday and Thursday
6:30-9:30 p.m.
(No class 4/14 and 4/16)

May 4-9, 2020 (Week Long Accelerated Class.  Swimming skills for accelerated course need to be as a accomplished swimmer)
Mon.-Fri. 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Registration Fees
City Students . . . Free
Non-City Students $75
Adults $125

Re-Certification Class

May 12 thru May 14, 2020
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
6:30-9:30 p.m.

May 19 thru May 21, 2020
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
6:30-9:30 p.m.

Registration Fees
Students and Adults $75
(Mask and book are required.  Both are available to purchase for $50)
*$50 for book and mask not included in registration fee.


Call 428-7456 (Adams Street Pool) or Genesee Valley Pool at 428-7888 for further information.

Learn more about the City's aquatics programs at www.cityofrochester.gov/aquatics. You can also learn about the Bureau of Recreation's programs and facilities at www.cityofrochester.gov/recreationbureau.