Swim Lessons

Swim Lesson General Information

Swim Lessons

Crawl Stroke, Breast stroke, Back Stroke – I want to learn to swim in my swimming pool!

Bay City Parks and Recreation Aquatics is offering lessons for residents ages 6 – months and up. 


Lessons are broken down into age groups starting at 6 months old. 


Infant lessons (ages 6 months – 3 years) require a parent or guardian in the water with the child at all times.  The cost for this 8-session, 30-minute class is $35.


Youth lessons for ages 4 – 12 years old are broken down into two categories 3 – 7 year olds and 8 – 12 year olds.  The cost for this 8-session 45-minute class is $45.


Session dates:

Session 1:                                June 15th – 25th

Session 2:                                July 6th – 16th

Session 3:                                July 20th – 30th


Morning and evening classes are available.  


All classes are held Tuesday – Friday
for 8 days at the Hilliard Pool (3020 Le Tulle).


Registration begins April 5th.  You can register on-line at
https://www.cityofbaycity.org/190/Parks-Recreation (then click on the Events & Programs button) or in person at the Parks and Recreation Offices at 1209 10th Street, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For more information on swim lessons, swim season 2021, or how to become a lifeguard contact Mark Carter at 979-245-3037 or via e-mail at mcarter@cityofbaycity.org.

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2021 Swim Lesson Information

Kids & Adults

Skills TaughtPreschool (3 to 5) ClassYouth (6 to 13) ClassAdults (14 and Older) Class
A course that turns beginners into swimmers using a progressive, but student-focused, approach while teaching fundamental swimming skills: breath control, kicking, and floating.OctopusClown FishSting Ray
A progressive strokes course that teaches entry-level swimmers the formal strokes of freestyle and backstroke.Star FishBlue TangBeluga
A progressive advanced strokes course that teaches breaststroke and butterfly to swimmers who have already mastered freestyle and backstroke.Sea TurtleDamselWhale Shark
A progressive advanced strokes course that teaches the lifesaving strokes of side-stroke, elementary backstroke, and treading.Sea HorseYellow TangBlue Whale


Parent & Tot (Ages 6 Months to 36 Months)

Skills TaughtClass
Water Acclimation, Flutter Kick, Breath Control, Back KickingSea Otter
Breath Holding, Basic Surface Swimming, Progression Pop-Up BreathSeal


Special Needs (All Ages)

Skills TaughtClass
Based on student’s abilitiesManatee