Learn-to-Swim Group Classes

Learn-to-Swim Group Classes

July 23 – August 2


9:45 – 10:15 a.m. / 4:30 – 5 p.m.  |  Swope Pool
11:15 – 11:45 a.m.  |  Budd Pool, Line Creek Community Center Pool, Grove Pool
11:15 – 11:45 a.m./ 6:15 – 6:45 p.m.  |  Brush Creek Community Center Pool

KCMO Parks Outdoor Major Pool and Water Park Swimming Lesson Registration Policy
Enrollment for free swimming lessons at major pools and water parks will be done at the site one week before each session. A parent or guardian must accompany the student at the time of registration. Registration will be done on a first come first serve basis. Registration will begin at 9:00 am on the Monday before the session is to begin. Registration will not be done for more than one session at a time. Registration will not be done over the phone, online or at the Midwest Pool or Parks Department offices.

Parents wishing to enroll students in the Shrimp Level classes and level 3 (Guppy) through level 7 (Barracuda) may do so in person at the site, buy stopping by Midwest Pool Management offices at 12500 E US Highway 40 Suite L, Independence, MO 64055, or by phone (816)-350-2628. There is no online registration available for these lessons. Payment is required at time of registration.

2019 KC Parks Outdoor Major Pool and Water Park Swimming Lessons
Our program is designed to teach water skills, safety, and technique mastery in a fun, safe environment. Our instructors are trained to provide organized curriculum that builds on previous skill development which enables swimmers to make connections and refine stroke techniques.

STUDENTS RECEIVE: Group instruction, progress reports halfway through sessions, and certificates of completion.


SHRIMP – For children 6 months to 3 years of age. Includes safe water entry, putting face in water, blowing bubbles, front and back floats, jumping from side of pool to parents, and holding breath. $35.00/Session. Parents accompany children in pool.

1          SEAHORSE – For children 3+ years. Develops buoyancy, breath control, and basic water skills and introduces water safety and lifejacket usage. Children submerge faces in water, float and kick on front and back with support, and learn front crawl and backstroke arm movements. FREE LESSONS

2          STARFISH – For children 4+ years and/or test out of Seahorse. Children learn unsupported floating, kicking, and beginning swimming skills. Includes front crawl with introduction to breathing, back crawl arm and kick integration, prone and back glide, turning over, and sit dives. FREE LESSONS

3          GUPPY – For children 5+ years and/or test out of Starfish. Children develop rhythmic breathing and learn elementary backstroke, kneeling dive, treading water, reversing direction, and continue working on front and back crawl. $35.00/Session

4          FLIPPER – For children 5+ years and/or test out of Guppy. Children are introduced to deep water bobbing, breaststroke and scissor kicks, standing dive, stride jump, and continue working on previously-learned strokes. $35.00/Session

5          SEAL – For children 6+ and/or test out of Flipper. Children become familiar with dolphin kick, refine turns, build endurance, learn standing dive from board, and continue developing previously-learned strokes. $35.00/Session

6          SAILFISH – For children 7+ and/or test out of Seal. Students are introduced to the butterfly, front and back crawl flip turns, pike and tuck surface dives, and refine strokes while endurance is increased. $35.00/Session

7          BARRACUDA – For children 8+ years and/or test out of Sailfish. Students refine and perfect all strokes and turns while learning Junior Lifeguarding skills. $35.00/Session