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 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.  Click here for more information on dates and locations.  


Learn to Swim Classes:  Temporarily shut down due to the Orange Zone designation effective November 25th until further notice.  Please check-in periodically for updates and re-opening.

 Learn Swim Academy offers Free  swim lessons at six different skill levels for youth 6-17 and low-priced lessons for adults. Registration begins September 21st,2020. Due to Covid-10 restrictions capacity will be limited.

 2020 Learn to Swim Schedule.

Fall Session :
Friday Nights 6-8 p.m. October 9th thru December 4th, 2020  Saturday 10:30am-12:30p.m.October 10th thru December 5th,2020. No class on November 27th and 28th due to Thanksgiving Weekend.
Registration for Session 1
September 21st-October 8th, 2020 

Winter Session :  (Please check for updates.  If Orange zone designation is lifted, we will hold classes.
Friday Nights 6-8 p.m. December 11th thru February 12th, 2021 and Saturday 10:30am-12:30 p.m. December 12th thru February 13th,2021.  No class on December 25th/26th and January 1st/2nd due to Holiday Weekend.

Registration for Session 2
November 23rd thru December 10th, 2020(Please be aware the start of the class may be delayed due to recent Orange Zone designation).

Spring Session:
Friday Nights 6-8 p.m. February 26th-April 16th, 2021 and Saturday Mornings 10:30am-12:30 p.m. February 27th thru April 17th, 2021.  No class April 2nd/3rd,2021 due to Holiday Weekend.
Registration for Session 3
February 8th-February 25th, 2021 

Learn to Swim registration form click here to download. 

Baby and Me Swim Lessons:  

Due to Orange Zone designation effective November 25th the classes are put on hold until further notice.  Parents and Guardians introduce children to the water and how to work with their child safely, including basic body positions and holding techniques to promote water comfort.  One Adult per child is required.  Swim diapers must be worn.  Lessons are 30 minutes long unless otherwise noted.  Lessons are Free!

Saturdays: 9:45am-10:15am

Dates:  October 10th thru November 14th,2020

               January 9th thru February 13th 10th,2021

               March 6th thru April 10th,2021 

Pre-K Swim Lessons(Ages 4 and 5):  Class where children are introduced to water safety and rules that will assist with them focusing and becoming comfortable in the water.  Children will be introduced to water exploration that include fun and games.  Class sizes are minimal to ensure proper instruction.  Use of floatation devices may be used in some classes.  Lessons are Free !!!

Adult Swim Lessons:  

For more information about adult lessons that begin on Wednesday Nights on October 14th from 7-8 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 download application .  Cost is $20 for the six week session. Two other sessions will be available beginning for Session 2 on January 9th, 2021 and Session 3 on March 6th, 2021.

Adult Swim application click here to download. 

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Lifeguard Training

Training Schedule 2021 at Adams St. Pool - TBA


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.