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 click here to register and pay through R-Central online. 

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 Team 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.  

 Summer Swim Academy:   Swim lessons are available in Summer 2021 through the Summer Swim Academy Program and can begin registering May 17th,2021.

Swim Academy offers Free  swim lessons at six different skill levels for youth 6-17 and low-priced lessons for adults. 

 2021 Summer Swim Academy Schedule.

Session #1 :

Registration for Session 1 needs to be completed on the R-Central on-line at the top of the page;

May 17th,2021 to July 6th,2021 

Classes are held July 6th thru July 22nd,2021 and begin at 9am.  Each level has a different start time between 9 am-11:30 a.m.

Session  #2 :  

Registration for Session 2 needs to be completed on the following link;

July  1st,2021 to July 26th,2021

Classes are held July 26th thru August 12th,2021 and begin at 9am.  Each level has a different start time between 9am-11:30 a.m.

Baby and Me Swim and Pre-K Lessons:  

 Lessons will resume in October 2021

 Saturdays: 9:45am-10:15am

Adult Swim Lessons:  (Adult Lessons will resume on Wednesdays beginning July 7th  through August 11th,2021.

For more information about adult lessons that begin on Wednesday Nights at 5:30 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 or register at the top of this page on the new R-Center on-line .  Cost is $24 for the six week session.  

Lifeguard Training

Click here to download the  Training Schedule 2021 at Adams St. Pool 


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.