Swim and Dive Lessons
Swim and Dive Lessons

Shawnee Parks and Recreation offers a unique, small class swim lesson program for children ages one and up. Classes meet Monday through Friday the first week and Monday through Wednesday the second. Eight, 30 minute lessons are just $45. Choose from morning or evening programs at either the Thomas A. Soetaert Aquatic Center or Splash Cove at the Jim Allen Aquatic Center.

To register on-line for the 2017 summer season, a user name and password is needed. Call (913) 631-5200 to get your information.

Sessions and Times

Session 1 – June 5 - June 14
Week One: Monday - Friday
Week Two: Monday - Wednesday

Session 2 – June 19 - June 28
Week One: Monday - Friday
Week Two: Monday - Wednesday

Session 3 – July 3 - July 13
Week One: Monday - Friday (No July 4th)
Week Two: Monday - Thursday

Session 4 – July 17 - July 26
Week One: Monday - Friday
Week Two: Monday - Wednesday

Times Available
9:40 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.
10:20 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
*11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
**11:40 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
*5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
*5:40 p.m. - 6:10 p.m.
6:20 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
*Parent/Child Swim Lessons Available
** Dive Lessons Available

Parent/Child (ages 18 months - 3 years) Beginners

Parent/Child lessons focus on the little fish in your life. Basic skills are taught to children to help them adjust to the aquatic environment so they become comfortable in the water. The learning process is directed through the parents. There will be eight 30 minutes classes. Classes are limited to six parent (guardian)/child couples.

Preschool (ages 3 - 5)
Children will learn basic water skills: water adjustment, water entries, assisted front and black floats, and glides. As children progress they will learn to submerge, front float and back float on their own, and begin introductions to the front crawl stroke.

Progressive Swim Lessons (ages 5 and up)
Shawnee Swim Lessons have a unique style of their own. These are a progressive style lesson based on the concept that each child works at his or her own level; these lessons provide a great learning experience for children. At the end of the first class each child will be placed in the appropriate level and will advance at his or her own pace.

Dive Lessons
Fundamental dive skills will be taught to participants. Skills include headfirst entry from the side in a sitting position with progression to dives from the diving board. Participants must complete Shawnee Swim Lessons, level 5, before participating in dive lessons.

Youth Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons
Students will work as his/her own pace with the benefits of a one-to-one interaction with the instructor. Students will have the ability to pick their instructor, choose the length of each class session, and the convenience of setting up their own schedule times with their instructor.

Private Lessons - (4) 30 minute lessons - $90
Semi-Private Lessons (2 students) - (4) 30 minutes lessons - $150
*Thursday and Friday of second week will be used as make up dates due to weather.

Adult Swim Lessons
Learn to swim in a comfortable and relaxed setting. Adult lessons are for those with little or no swimming ability. Participants will work at their own pace with the instructor learning basis strokes and survivor skills. Class size is limited to ensure each participant receives greater interaction with the instructor.

Beginner Session - July 10, 7:30 p.m. (Mon, Wed) (4) one hour lessons - $50
Intermediate Session - July 24, 7:30 p.m. (Mon, Wed) (4) one hour lessons - $50