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July 12, 2024

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Swim Lessons

Summer's here and the pools are open! Start the new swim season off right with swim lessons for your child.

DAVIDSON COUNTY

American Red Cross
nashvilleredcross.org
Learn-to-Swim parent-and-child classes for 6 months and older are available at different times throughout the year at various facilities in Middle Tennessee.

Boost Aquatics
11 Vaughns Gap Road, Nashville
615-499-5348 • boostfitclub.com/aquatics
Offers swim lessons for kids of all ages in Private lessons (1 on 1 instruction for beginner – advanced swimmers) and Group instruction (up to four students to one teacher ratio in a three-week session). Gordon Jewish Community Center 801 Percy Warner Blvd., Nashville 615-354-1678 • nashvillejcc.org Private and semi-private lessons are available and new this year, weekend and after school group lessons. Registration for consecutive sessions is recommended. Lessons are 30-minutes each and sold in packages of eight. Nashville Aquatic Club 222 25th Ave. N., Nashville 615‒516‒7711 • nashville.gov Offers a learn-to-swim program for ages 3 and older held at Centennial Sportsplex. Nashville Dolphins 95 White Bridge Road #221, Nashville 615-866-9971 • dolphinaquatics.org Free swim lessons to children and adults with special needs. Lessons are held year round with Vanderbilt students, who need to complete their curriculum requirements, as volunteer instructors and Nashville Dolphin's staff of experienced instructors. YMCA of Middle Tennessee Bellevue • 615-646-9622 Donelson/Hermitage • 615-889-2632 Downtown • 615-254-0631 Green Hills • 615-297-6529 Harding Place • 615-834-1300 Margaret Maddox • 615-228-5525 Northwest • 615-242-6559 ymcamidtn.org The parent/child swim program introduces ages 6 – 36 months to the joys of swimming for the first time under the care and love of their parents. The preschool swim lessons teaches ages 3 – 5 the fundamentals of swimming. The youth swim lessons teaches ages 6 – 13 how to become a skilled swimmer. Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center 615-343-6627 • vanderbilt.edu/recreationandwellnesscenter All group lessons consist of five classes (Mon – Fri) and have a maximum on six students per class. Programs include Parent and Child (ages 6 months and older; classes are 30-minutes long), Introductory (ages 3 and older; classes are 30-minutes long), Beginner One (ages 4 and older, classes are 40-minutes long) and Beginner Two (ages 5 and older, classes are 40-minutes long). Private Lessons are five 40-minute lessons (Mon – Fri) for ages 2 and older.

RUTHERFORD COUNTY

H3O Aquatics 236 Robert Rose Drive, Murfreesboro 615-962-9500 • h3oaquatics.com Swim lessons for children ages 4 and older in five levels. They also offer a Aquatics Safety program, too. Howard's Hope howardshope.org • steve.reeves@howardshope.org Howard’s Hope is a non-profit charity dedicated to providing youth in Middle Tennessee with access to programs in the areas of health, education and recreation with an emphasis on water survival training and aquatic safety. Howard's Hope offers two aquatics programs: The Flying Fish and The Angelfish. Lessons resume in June and children ages 6 – 14 attending Murfreesboro city schools or Rutherford County schools, are able to enroll. The Flying Fish Program provides the funds necessary for children from economically disadvantaged households to participate in formal swim lessons. The Angelfish program is for parents who can pay for their child to have the formal swim lessons as well as sponsor a child in the Flying Fish Program — there’s a minimum donation of $170, which covers the cost of one registered child plus lessons for a disadvantaged child. Sessions dates and times TBA. Lessons are held at Middle Tennessee State University Campus Recreation Center located at 1848 Blue Raider Drive, Murfreesboro. Howard's Hope is also planning to offer the Flying Fish program in Shelbyville and Manchester beginning this summer. MTSU Rec Center 1848 Blue Raider Drive, Murfreesboro 615-898-2104 • mtsu.edu/camprec American Red Cross swimming classes are available for ages 6 months and older. Beginning at 6 months, there are three levels of parent/child aquatics (parents must be in the water with children) that are 30-minutes long, three levels of 50-minute preschool classes, and six levels of 50-minute Learn-to-Swim classes. Summer Sessions are now through July 29. Ms. Sue's Swimming 7857 S. Lamar Road, Smyrna 615-459-5124 • mssueswimming.com Day and evening classes that are approximately 60 minutes long, take place Monday – Friday available from May – August in a heated, salt water pool that's designed for teaching beginners to learn to swim from 6 months old to adult. They offer a Parent and Child Aquatic Program (PAC) as well as six other levels. Patterson Park Community Center 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro 615-893-7439 • murfreesborotn.gov/parks Offers American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program for ages 6 months – 4 years and levels one, two and three. Sports*Com 2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro 615-893-7439 • murfreesborotn.gov/parks Offers American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program for ages 5 – 12 in the indoor pool taught by certified Water Safety Instructors. Sweetman Swim School 461 Meadowlark Lane, La Vergne 615-223-6144sweetmanswim.com Beginner Level Classes, Beginner Stroke Classes and Advanced Stroke Classes are available for all ages. YMCA of Middle Tennessee Smyrna • 615-220-9622 • ymcamidtn.org The parent/child swim program introduces ages 6 – 36 months to the joys of swimming for the first time under the care and love of their parents. The preschool swim lessons teaches ages 3 – 5 the fundamentals of swimming. The youth swim lessons teaches ages 6 – 13 how to become a skilled swimmer.

SUMNER COUNTY

Gallatin Civic Center 210 Albert Gallatin Ave., Gallatin gallatinleisureservices.com Swim lessons for ages 3 and older available in three different packages in 30-, 45- and 60-minute sessions. They also offer Infant Swimming Resource (ISR) for ages 6 months – 6 years old. Pleasant Green Park 360 Pleasant Green Drive, Goodlettsville cityofgoodlettsville.org Group Swim Lessons are available in several sessions throughout the season for ages 4 – 12. Instructors are either Ellis or American Red Cross certified. Session 1 is June 6 – 9 from 5 – 5:45 p.m., Session 2 is June 13 – 16 from 9 – 9:45 a.m. and Session 3 is July 11 – 14 from 9 – 9:45 a.m. Richland Park Pool 303 Portland Blvd., Portland cityofportlandtn.gov Swim lessons for ages 1 and older in several levels of swimming from parent/toddler programs to beginner to intermediate and take place in June and July. Sea Star Swim School 127 Sanders Ferry Road, Hendersonville 615-822-8800 • swimatseastar.com Infant Toddler (parent/child), Toddlers in Transition, Swim Lessons and Lap Swim sessions are 30 minutes once a week; Little Flippers is 45 minutes once a week; Barracudas and Stroke & Conditioning are one hour once per week. All lessons take place quarterly year round. Sumner County Family YMCA 102 Bluegrass Commons, Hendersonville 615-826-9622 • ymcamidtn.org The parent/child swim program introduces ages 6 – 36 months to the joys of swimming for the first time under the care and love of their parents. The preschool swim lessons teaches ages 3 – 5 the fundamentals of swimming. The youth swim lessons teaches ages 6 – 13 how to become a skilled swimmer.

WILLIAMSON COUNTY

Swim with Ms. Nancy 615-351-0311 • swimwithmsnancy.com Private, semi-private and group swim lessons available for ages 18 months and older that are held at two locations — Lynnwood Downs (2000 Lynnwood Drive, Franklin) and Fieldstone Farms (501 Black Horse Pkwy., Franklin).

YMCA of Middle Tennessee Brentwood • 615-373-9622 Franklin • 615-591-0322 Maryland Farms • 615-373-2900 ymcamidtn.org The parent/child swim program introduces ages 6 – 36 months to the joys of swimming for the first time under the care and love of their parents. The preschool swim lessons teaches ages 3 – 5 the fundamentals of swimming. The youth swim lessons teaches ages 6 – 13 how to become a skilled swimmer. Williamson County Parks and Recreation Brentwood • 615-370-3471 Franklin • 615-790-5719 Spring Hill • 615-302-0971 wcparksandrec.com Excel Aquatics Swim School and Swim U programs for ages 6 months and older are available.

WILSON COUNTY

Brendan Sweetman Swimmers Mt. Juliet • 615-484-3340 • sweetmanswimmers.com Three different swim classes available for children beginning from the time they can sit up on their own. There are several different sessions available and they are first-come, first-serve. Guppies and Dolphins Swim 7204 N. Lamar Road, Mt. Juliet 615-416-3615 • swimclass.org Five 55-minute swim lessons for ages 6 months – 2 years in the Guppies & Gold Fish classes (parent with child), ages 3 – 4 in the preschool aquatic classes and ages 5 and older in the learn to swim levels for beginner swimmers. Lessons are held Mon – Fri. Jimmy Floyd Family Center 511 Castle Height Ave. N., Lebanon 615-453-4545 • lebanontn.org American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors follow the American Red Cross Learn to Swim program guidelines and teach lessons to ages 6 months and older.    

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