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).  

 Learn to Swim Program

Free Learn to Swim Classes 2019-20 Fall/Winter/Spring Sessions Level 1-6; Ages 6-15.  Adams St. Pool Friday Nights (6-8 p.m.) and Saturday Mornings (10 a.m. - Noon).   Click here to register.  

 Baby and Me Swim Lessons

Free swim Lessons for a parent/guardian and their child ages 5 and under at the Adams St. Pool.  Six week session begins Saturday October 12th at 9am.  Sessions will last 30 minutes and parents/guardian will work with their child and instructor on how to teach their child basic swimming skills.  One adult per child is required.  Swim Diapers need to be worn by their child. 

 To register call 428-7456 or contact Brittany Bowman at bbowman@cityofrochester.gov or Kevin Porter at porter@cityofrochester.gov  

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. Register May 2020.

2020 Summer Swim Academy schedule.

Session 1:
June 29th thru July 16, 2020
Registration for Session 1
June 1 thru June 30, 2020

Session 2:
July 20 thru Aug. 6, 2020
Registration for Session 2
July 1 thru July 19, 2020

(Students enrolled from Session 1 may re-enroll for Session 2 between July 17-21 if spots are available.) 

Download Summer Swim Academy Registration form here.

Call 428-7456 for information about adult lessons.  


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) 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.