- Group Lessons $22.00 Residents/$33.00 for Non-residents.
- Private Lessons $48 Residents/$72 Non-residents
- Semi-Private Lessons $36 Residents/$54 Non-Residents
For more information or to register; call 920-448-3365, visit the Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department at 100 N Jefferson St, room 510 or online.
Inclement Weather Policy
We do not cancel swim lessons in the summer due to inclement weather. The instructors will offer a safety lesson.
Indoor lessons will be cancelled if there is a school cancellation. Parents will be notified via email.
Swim Level Descriptions
Parent-Child (6 months to 3 years)
Adult accompanies the child in the water. Skills taught: enter & exit water safely, submerge face, explore buoyancy on front & back, change body position in water. This class does not teach child to be water safe, but is an intro to the water environment.
Level 1A (Ages 3 and 4)
No previous experience. Skills: blowing bubbles, bobbing, entering and exiting water, floats, kicks, swimming on front with assistance, safety skills, These students can pass to Level 1B with instructor approval only.
Level 1B (Ages 5 & Up)
No previous experience. Skills: blowing bubbles, bobbing, entering and exiting water, floats, kicks, swimming on front with assistance, safety skills, These students pass to Level 2.
Student must have passed Level 1 skills. Skills: submerge and hold breath, floats, glides, kicks, swim on front and back without assistance (5 yards), safety skills.
Student must have passed Level 2 skills. Skills: front crawl and backstroke 15 yards, elementary backstroke 15 yards, glides, sitting and kneeling dives, treading water 30 seconds, water safety skills.
Student must have passed Level 3 skills. Skills: front and back crawl 25 yards, elementary backstroke, breaststroke and sidestroke with scissor kick, breaststroke 15 yards, rotary breathing, turns, diving, safety skills.
Student must have passed Level 4 skills. Skills: front and back crawl 50 yards, elementary backstroke 25 yards, dolphin kick, breaststroke and sidestroke 15 yards, treading water, shallow diving, safety skills.
Student must have passed Level 5 skills. Skills: front and back crawl 100 yards, breaststroke and sidestroke 25 yards, butterfly 15 yards, open & flip turns. Tread water & “specialty skills.
Student must have passed Level 6 skills. Front crawl 200 yards, back crawl 100 yards, breaststroke and sidestroke 50 yards. Swim 500 yards continuously, rescue skills.
Springboard diving techniques, including approach and form. Types of surface dives will also be taught.
Move at your own pace in this class designed for ages 14 & over. Attention is given to individual skills. Small class size will maximize your learning experience. Class meets twice per week (4 dates for 1 hour). First session is FREE!
Adaptive Aquatics (City residents only)
Swim lessons for individuals with special needs, such as hearing & visual impairments, special physical needs & developmentally disabled. Colburn pool only.
Private or Semi-Private Swim Lessons
Ages 3-Adult. Each packages if 4 (30 minute classes. You will progress quickly with individualized instruction. Classes are scheduled at a time that is convenient for the participant and instructor. Call 920-448-3365 to register.
YMCA Red Cross conversions:
Pike (3-6 yrs) = 1A Eel (3-6 yrs) = 1A Ray (3-6 yrs) = Level 2 Starfish (3-6 yrs) = Level 3 Polliwog (6+ yrs) = Level 1B Guppy = Level 2 Minnow = Level 3 Fish & Flying Fish = Level 4 Skilled Flying Fish = Level 5 Shark = Level 6