Tucson Swimming Lessons

If your kids need swim lessons, it's time to think about signing them up.

City, county and town pools are getting ready to open registration for classes (if they haven't already), and they're pretty affordable which means they can fill up fast. 

Here's what you need to know.

Pima County 

This year you can register for Pima County's summer swim lessons online starting at 6 a.m. May 15. You can go online before that and create an account here. Registration ends on the Wednesday before the start of each session. 

Lessons cost $20 for a two-week session of eight classes. The county says many of the pools sell out each summer, so make sure to register early.

Families who are currently on a government assistance program may qualify for a free swim session for their children. Free registrations are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are only available during Sessions 1 and 2. 

Click here and then on the specific pool you want lessons at for more info.


Session 1: June 4-14, Monday-Thursday each week. Registration ends at midnight May 30

Session 2: June 18-28, Monday-Thursday each week. Registration ends at midnight June 13.

Session 3: July 9-19, Monday-Thursday each week. Registration ends at midnight July 4.

Session 4: July 23-August 2, Monday-Thursday each week. Registration ends at midnight July 18.

More info: Click here to register and for more info


Several children play underneath the waterfall at the Northwest YMCA Thad Terry Pool, at 7770 N. Shannon Rd. As summer approaches and Tucson's public pools open for the season people can enjoy their time at these cool facilities. The photo was taken on Sunday, May 10, 2015, Tucson, Ariz. Photo by A.E. Araiza/ Arizona Daily Star

City of Tucson

You'll have to register for swim lessons in person at the pool your preferred pool from 3 to 6 p.m. May 25, 26, 27 and 29 for the first session which starts June 4. After that, you can register during recreational and family swim times at the pool you want to take lessons. 

Swim lessons are for children ages 6 months to 17 years old and cost $15 for a two week session with 8 classes. 

The first 1,400 families who register and qualify for the city's discount program can receive $2 swim lessons, thanks to a partnership with the American Red Cross Aquatics Centennial Program. 


Days and times will vary depending on the pool schedule.

Session 1: June 4-15

Session 2: June 18-29

Session 3: July 2-13

Session 4: July 16-27

Info: Click here for more info


Sisters Aubree, right, 6, and Alena Lawless, 9, play in the water at Clements Center, 8155 E. Poinciana Drive, on the first day of the swimming season at Tucson Parks and Recreation pools Thursday, May 29, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz. 

Town of Oro Valley

Oro Valley Parks and Recreation offers group swim lessons in one month sessions of two 30-minute classes per week. Classes are limited to four swimmers or less. The cost is $70 per month. 


You can sign up for Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday classes in the mornings or afternoons.

June morning sessions: June 4-27 or June 5-28

June afternoon sessions: June 4-27 or June 5-28

Info: Click here for more info


Cody Lynn reaches for the wall upon completing a lap at the Marana public pool last summer. 

Town of Marana

Spots are filling up fast for swim lessons at the Marana Pool. Only one date range is available: July 23 to August 3. There are three different options during that time period though. Lessons happen Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the two weeks at three different times. 

You can sign up for the 4:30 p.m., 5 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. lesson. The cost is $25 for Marana residents and $31.25 for non-residents. 

Info: Click here to register.

Angela Pittenger | This Is Tucson