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Aquatic Lessons (Preschool)

All swim lesson sessions consist of 10 classes (35 minutes each) that meet Monday - Friday for two consecutive weeks. Lessons follow the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program. To help select the appropriate level for your child please reference the American Red Cross class descriptions or read discriptions below. Only one session of lessons may be registered for at a time. To sign up for additional lessons you must complete your current session, allowing you to register for the appropriate level.

AQUATIC REGISTRATION DATES:  Aquatic Lessons have their own registration dates outside of regular program registration.  Registration dates for the Spring/Summer sessions of aquatic lessons are as follows:


Pre-A | 3 yrs. - 5.99 yrs.
Pre-B | 3 yrs. - 5.99 yrs.
Pre-C | 3 yrs. - 5.99 yrs.


Session 1 | May 30 - June 12 - Registration Opens - May 8 @ 12:00 pm
Session 2 | June 19 - June 30 - Registration Opens - May 30 @ 12:00 pm
Session 3 | July 10 - July 21 - Registration Opens - June 19 @ 12:00 pm
Session 4 | July 31 - Aug 11 - Registration Opens - July 10 @ 12:00 pm.

LOCATION: Leisure Pool

FEE: $40.00

pre school chart

 Click on the "Register Now" link to view available dates and times.

Preschool Classes

The Preschool Program provides children with their first pool experience without parental assistance in a safe, fun and positive learning environment. All 3 year olds new to our program must begin in Preschool A. Instructors may recommend a child repeat the same level several times as needed. All children must be potty-trained or wear a swim diaper before they enter this preschool program.


PRESCHOOL A - Children will practice submerging, floating, breath control and swimming skills while enjoying many fun games. They will also learn water safety. All skills will be done with support.

PRESCHOOL B - Children will participate in the same activities as Preschool A while gaining confidence in the water and beginning to do skills on their own.

PRESCHOOL C - This class is equivalent to Level 1 but designed to accommodate younger swimmers. Children who complete Preschool C may be eligible to begin with Level 2 once they reach age 6. Skills in this class are done unassisted.  **There is a Prerequisite of Preschool A or B - child must have completed either A or B before they will be allowed to enroll in Preschool C.


General Registration Information:

Classes which require a minimum enrollment to be self-supporting will only be offered if the minimum number is enrolled by registration deadline (if not filled, refund will be given, SEE REFUND POLICY BELOW).

We accept cash, checks, and credit cards (MC, VI & DI).

Make checks payable to DPR.

When registering for a class, you must pay for the registration at that time.

No registration will be accepted at a program site.

We do not want to deny any child participation due to the inability to pay (contact the Parks and Recreation Office for details).

Dickinson Parks and Recreation is committed to providing equal access for all participants. All programs are open to individuals with disabilities. If special requirements are needed due to a disability, please include a written request with the registration form. Thank you.


A NO REFUND POLICY for those classes which have limited enrollment and are on a first come, first serve basis will be enforced (such as aquatics). 

All programs with an unlimited enrollment - refunds will be allowed prior to the program beginning. No refunds will be given once the program has begun.