Swimming Lessons

What They'll Learn

Cabot Parks and Recreation offers the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program. This program is tailored for children ages 3 years and older. Lessons are taught on a level system starting at Level 1 and ending at Level 6. The Learn-to-Swim program focuses on building skills one step at a time. By giving them the opportunity to master one element before moving on to the next, our kids' swim classes make it easy to build confidence in the water.

During their swim lessons, children will spend time on the following six levels:

  • Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills: Students will learn how to feel comfortable in the water and safely enjoy it.
  • Level 2: Fundamentals of Aquatic Skills: Children will learn basic swimming skills.
  • Level 3: Stroke Development: Additional guided practice will help students improve their skills.
  • Level 4: Stroke Improvement: Kids will gain confidence during swim lessons, improve their stroke and gain additional aquatic skills.
  • Level 5: Stroke Refinement: Guidance allows kids to refine their strokes and become more efficient swimmers.
  • Level 6: Swimming and Skill Proficiency: Students will learn to swim with ease and efficiency, and gain the ability to swim smoothly over greater distances. Swimmers will also have the option to participate in more advanced courses.


Each session consists of eight 30-minute lessons on Monday through Thursday for two weeks. Missed lessons may not be refunded or rescheduled unless specified by the Aquatics Director.

  • Community Center Members (must hold a family 6-month or annual membership): $40 per child per session
  • Non-members: $60 per child per session.

Spring Registration Information: Spring Swimming Lessons Ages 3 and up

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  • Spring 1: March 28th - April 7th
  • Spring 2: April 11th - April 21st
  • Spring 3: April 25th - May 5th
  • Spring 4: May 9th - May 19th

Spring Class Times:

  • 4:30pm - 5pm
  • 5:15pm - 5:45pm
  • 6pm - 6:30pm

Summer Registration Information: Summer Swim Lessons 2022

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  • Summer 1: June 6th - June 16th 
  • Summer 2: June 20th - June 30th
  • Summer 3: July 11th - July 21st 
  • Summer 4: July 25th - August 4th

Summer  Class Times:

  • 8:45am - 9:15am
  • 9:30am - 10am
  • 10:15am - 10:45am

Registration can also be completed in person at the Veterans Park Community Center, or by calling 501-605-1506.

You can find a complete list of our Indoor Pool Rules here. Please be sure to wear appropriate swimwear while using our facility. Children must use US Coast Guard Approved Swim Flotation Devices.