Swim Lessons

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Ridgefield Parks & Recreation offers American Red Cross swim lesson programs.  Everyone can learn to swim in a safe and comfortable environment.  Lessons begin by helping students adjust to the water and as ability increases, students will learn essential skills and stroke development.

• Parent & Child (PACA) for children ages 6-48 months
• Preschool Aquatics for children ages 4-5
• Learn to Swim for children ages 6-12
• Adult lessons for everyone ages 13+


Private lessons are available exclusively to members (ages 3+).  You may become a member at time of registration.

Winter Private Swim Lesson Schedule 


Winter Swim Lessons

Member Registration December 11 @ 6:00 am
Open Registration December 15 @ 9:00 am

Winter Session: January 5 – March 7 (make-ups March 9-14)
(The last day to register is January 16)

Winter Group Swim Lesson Schedule

Winter Swim Lesson Test Out Schedule (to see what level you should be in)

New!  Parent Observation Week

During the week of January 5-10, parents are welcome to stay and observe their child’s swim lesson.  Otherwise, parents are asked to please wait outside the pool area behind the glass in the observation area.  You are invited to meet and greet your child’s instructor during the first week of class.  If you have another child in recreation swim (not in a lesson), we ask that parents stay on the pool deck for children ages 12 and under.


Spring Swim Lessons

Member Registration March 19 @ 6:00 am
Open Registration March 23 @ 9:00 am

Spring Session: March 30 – June 6 (make-ups June 8-13)
(The last day to register is April 5.)



In order to better serve you, please be aware that on the first day of swim registration, we will only be accepting online or in person sign ups.  Telephone registrations will not be accepted until the next day.  Registration for private swim lessons is available to members and is only accepted online or in person.  If you plan on registering online, be sure that you have your log in and password ready.  Thank you!

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