Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons 1
Joplin Parks and Recreation offers morning and evening swim lessons at the Ewert Aquatic Center. The Learn-to-Swim classes provide instruction to help swimmers of all ages and abilities develop their swimming and water safety skills. Classes are designed to give students a positive learning experience and confidence in the water and are divided into appropriate age groups. 
Swim Lesson Flow Chart

Parent and Child Aquatics

For ages 6 months - 3 years. Class will help children get ready to swim by emphasizing fun in the water. 

Infant (6 months - 1 year) 

Children learn basic skills through fun activities such as blowing bubbles and playing with water toys. 

Toddler (1 - 3 years) 

Parents work with their children to practice floating, kicking, jumping, and swimming back to the side of the pool. 

Preschool Aquatics 

For ages 4 - 5 years. This class teaches children to become more comfortable in the water while learning basic water safety, kicking, and swimming while coordinating arm and leg movements. 

Learn-to-Swim Classes

For ages 6 and over. Class teaches aquatic and safety skills in a logical progression. There are three learn-to-swim levels taught in our swim lesson program. 

Level 1: Introduction to Fundamental Aquatic Skills

    • Students will feel more comfortable in the water and learn to enjoy the water safely while learning fundamental skills. 

Level 2: Stroke Development and Improvement

    • Students will develop confidence in the strokes and improve other aquatic skills

Level 3: Stroke Refinement and Skill Proficiency 

    • Instructors help students refine strokes so that the students swim with ease, efficiency, power, and smoothness over distances.

2019 Swim Lesson Schedule

Session #
Days of Week
Times Available
Session 1 June 10 - 20 Monday - Thursday 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm $40/session
Session 2 July 8 - 18 Monday - Thursday
9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm $40/session


  • By calling our offices at 417-625-4750
  • In-person at our offices at 3301 W. 1st Street, Joplin
  • Click here for our online registration system