The City of Syracuse Department of Parks, Recreation & Youth Programs offers lessons taught by Red Cross certified instructors, year round. Registration is offered in September, December, March, and May.
If you already have an account, just sign in with your username and password. If you do not remember your password click 'Forgot password?' on the sign-in page.
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Swimming lessons are listed as individual activities under 'Programs' on our registration portal. Click on the program to see details. Lessons are offered in the fall, winter, spring, and summer.
Winter 2024 Session Dates
30-minute classes, once a week for eight weeks, at Valley Pool available in the evenings on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and Saturday mornings, January 2 to March 2 for ages 18 mo+. The same format will be offered at Southwest Pool on Saturdays, January 6 to March 2 between 10:30 a.m. to Noon.
Winter 2024 Registration DatesCity residents: Thursday, December 21 at 4 p.m.
Non-residents: Friday, December 22 at 4 p.m.
VIEW CLASSES HERE (when available)
Youth Lesson LevelsClass level requirements are a combination of both minimum age and swimming ability. Pre-testing is available during any open swim.
Adult Lesson Levels
Click the swimming program you'll be registering for and add it to your shopping cart and checkout. During the checkout, you will be asked to sign a waiver.
Please note classes are cancelled when the Syracuse City School District closes school or cancels after school activities.
For pool cancellations/closings:
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