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2024 Swim Lessons

Dive into Summer Swim Lessons at Kendrick Pool!

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Immerse your child in a world of aquatic skills with our engaging swim lessons, running Monday through Thursday from 9 AM to 12 PM. To ensure personalized attention, each class is limited to 5-7 students per instructor, and children are allowed to register for only one class per session.

Registration begins on Tuesday, May 28th, and continues throughout the summer during our regular operating hours. Testing dates will be scheduled to assess each student's swim level, ensuring appropriate placement. To help determine the right level for your child, refer to the provided list of swim skills.

It's important to note that if your child hasn't maintained their swim skills during the school year, there's a possibility of regression, and they may be placed in a lower level than last year.

Have any questions or need assistance? Feel free to call Kendrick Pool at 674-9436 or Sheridan Recreation District at 307-674-6421. Make a splash into summer learning and fun with Kendrick Pool Swim Lessons!

Swim Lesson Cancellations

Any cancellations due to inclement weather will be made up on Fridays at the regular lesson time slot. We will also be able to add additional minutes to the end of each lesson in the event of multiple cancellations. To receive updates visit our Facebook page.


This program is divided into six course levels. The prerequisite for each level is the successful demonstration of the skills from the preceding level, except for Level 1. These levels are recommended for children five (5) years and older. However, children younger than fiv​​e will be tested to ensure the proper fit to the correct level.


A colorful table showing time slots, levels, available openings, and prices for sessions across four dates.
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Parent & Child Aquatics (Level A) "$30"

  • Builds basic water safety skills for both parents and children, helping infants and children ages 6 months to 3 years become comfortable in the water. This class requires a parent to accompany the child into the water.

Preschool Aquatics (Level B) "$30"

  • Gives young children ages 3 to 5 a positive, developmentally appropriate aquatic learning experience that emphasizes water safety, survival and foundational swimming concepts. This course will restrict class size from three to five students.

Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills "$35"

Purpose: Helps participants feel comfortable in the water.

Skills Covered:

  • Blow bubbles through mouth and nose
  • Open eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front and back glides and back float
  • Recover to vertical position from a front glide and back float or glide
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Alternating and simultaneous leg actions on front and back

Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills "$35"

Purpose: Gives participants success with fundamental skills.

Skills Covered:

  • Fully submerge and hold breath
  • Open eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front, jellyfish, and tuck floats
  • Front and back glides and back float
  • Change direction of travel while swimming on front or back
  • Tread water using arm and leg actions

Level 3: Stroke Development "$35"

Purpose: Builds on Level 2 skills through additional guided practice in deeper waters.

Skills Covered:

  • Enter water by jumping from the side
  • Head first entry from the side in sitting and kneeling positions
  • Rotary breathing
  • Change from vertical to horizontal position on front and back
  • Push off in a streamlined position then use flutter and dolphin kicks
  • Front crawl and elementary backstroke
  • Scissors kick
  • Tread water

Level 4: Stroke Improvement "$35"

Purpose: Develops confidence in the skills learned and improves other aquatic skills.

Skills Covered:

  • Head first entry from the side in compact and stride positions
  • Swim under water
  • Feet first surface dive
  • Front crawl and backstroke open turns
  • Tread water using two different kicks

Level 5: Stroke Refinement "$35"

Purpose: Provides further coordination and refinement of strokes.

Skills Covered:

  • Shallow-angle dive from the side then glide and begin a front stroke
  • Tuck and pike surface dives
  • Front flip turn and backstroke flip turn
  • Tread water
  • Standard scull
  • Front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, and butterfly

Level 6: Swimming and Skill Proficiency "$35"

Purpose: Refines the strokes so participants swim them with ease, efficiency, power, and smoothness over greater distances. Level 6 is designed with “menu” options that focus on preparing participants for lifetime fitness and safety, as well as more advanced courses, such as the Water Safety Instructor course, or other aquatic activities, including competitive swimming or diving

Skills Covered:

  • Personal Water Safety
  • Fitness Swimmer
  • Fundamentals of Diving.