Swim Lessons

Swim Lesson Registration

Des Moines Parks and Recreation is an American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim Curriculum Provider.
Due to the continuously evolving COVID-19 situation, all program dates are subject to change and/or cancellation. 


Swim Lesson registration will open on April 1, 2021. 
Swim Lesson Placement Guide

  • Swim Lesson Sessions (Monday - Friday):
    • Session 1: June 14 - 18   
    • Session 2: June 21 - 25   
    • Session 3: June 28 - July 2   
    • Session 4: July 12 - 16   
    • Session 5: July 19 - 23
    • Session 6: July 26 - 30
Review the Frequently Asked Questions below.
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What is the weather policy?

What is the transfer policy?

It rained one day; is there a makeup day or will we receive a refund?

What is the cancellation policy?

What is the difference between Preschool Level I & II and Learn-to-Swim Level 1?

Does my child have to take Preschool Level I in order to take Preschool Level II?

Can I register my child all summer long for different levels?

What happens when my child is placed on a wait list?

What happens if my child is sick and unable to attend a lesson?

How do I know what level I should sign my child up for?

What does a participant receive upon completion of a lesson?