Swim Lessons

The City of Livonia strives to have the best swim lesson program in the area! We have combined the best aspects of other Learn to Swim programs into our own custom program to emphasize parent involvement, safety and small instructor to child ratios. For more information please call 734-466-2900.

About Swim Lesson Class Days & Times

For an up to date listing of current or upcoming swim lessons please refer to the Aquatics Section in the Parks and Recreation L Magazine for a detailed listing of class fees, days and times. Below is a list of class levels and descriptions. Pre-Registration is required as space is limited. Must register online or at the Kirksey Recreation Center.

Swim Lesson Class Descriptions

Aqua Infants Ages 6 to 18 Months

This is a water orientation class for parent and infant. Goals include water adjustment, getting in/out, safety awareness and water play with toys and socialization.

Aqua Tots Ages 18 Parent and tot swim lesson Months to 3 Years

This is a water orientation class for parent and toddlers. Goals include basic water readiness skills, getting in/out, safety reminders, water play with toys and equipment and group activities.

Parent Preschool Ages 3 to 5

Parents will accompany children in the water. Goals include transitioning the child into a class without the parent present, practice of fundamental skills and safety reminders. Lessons are designed to make learning fun.

Water Basics Ages 3 to 12

No prerequisites. This is a water orientation class without a parent present. Goals include comfort in the water, going underwater, basic swimming propulsion, and safety reminders. Lessons are designed to make learning fun.

Yellow Group Ages 3 to 12

Prerequisite: Must be able to put whole head under water and retrieve an object from the bottom of the pool. Goals include floating on front and back, basic swimming propulsion with flotation aides, and safety reminders.

Red Group Ages 3 to 12

Prerequisite: Independently float on their front and back. Goals include basic swimming propulsion without flotation aids and safety reminders.

White Group Ages 3 to 12

Prerequisite: Swim freestyle with rotary breathing and backstroke one width (30 feet) of the leisure pool. Goals include mastering breathing of freestyle and will introduce breaststroke and butterfly.

Blue Group 3 to 12

Prerequisites: Must be able to swim 25 yards of freestyle with rotary breathing and 25 yards of backstroke. Must be able to swim 30 feet of breaststroke and butterfly. Goals include mastering butterfly and breaststroke and improving efficiency of freestyle and backstroke.

Star Group Ages 3 to 12

Prerequisites: Must be able to swim 50 yards of freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly with one minute of rest permitted between strokes. This is a technique and drill based class.

Aquatic Area Rules

Please review our Important Aquatic Area Rules.