City of Shawnee

Swim and Dive Lessons

Shawnee Parks and Recreation offers a unique, small class swim lesson program for children ages one and up. Classes meet Monday through Friday the first week and Monday through Wednesday the second. Eight, 30 minute lessons are just $55. Choose from morning or evening programs at the Thomas A. Soetaert Aquatic Center.

Session 1 – June 3 - June 12, 2024

Week One: Monday - Friday
Week Two: Monday - Wednesday

Session 2 – June 17 - June 27, 2024*
Week One: Tuesday - Friday
Week Two: Monday - Thursday
*No class on Wednesday, June 19th in observation of Juneteenth

Session 3 – July 1 - July 11, 2024*
Week One: Monday - Friday
Week Two: Monday -Thursday
*No class on Thursday, July 4th in observation of Independence Day

Session 4 – July 15 - July 24, 2024
Week One: Monday - Friday
Week Two: Monday - Wednesday

Thursday and Friday of second week will be used as make up dates due to weather.

Parent/Child (ages 1 - 3 ) Beginners
Parent/Child lessons focus on the little fish in your life. Basic skills are taught to children to help them adjust to the aquatic environment so they become comfortable in the water. The learning process is directed through the parents. There will be eight 30 minutes classes. Classes are limited to six parent (guardian)/child couples. (Parent/Child lessons are available 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; 11:40 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.; 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.; and 5:40 p.m. - 6:10 p.m.)
Preschool (ages 3 - 4)
Children will learn basic water skills: water adjustment, water entries, assisted front and black floats, and glides. As children progress they will learn to submerge, front float and back float on their own, and begin introductions to the front crawl stroke.
Progressive Swim Lessons (ages 5 and up)
Shawnee Swim Lessons have a unique style of their own. These are a progressive style lesson based on the concept that each child works at his or her own level; these lessons provide a great learning experience for children. At the end of the first class each child will be placed in the appropriate level and will advance at his or her own pace.
Dive Lessons
Fundamental dive skills will be taught to participants. Skills include headfirst entry from the side in a sitting position with progression to dives from the diving board. Participants must complete Shawnee Swim Lessons, level 5, before participating in dive lessons. (Dive lessons are only available 11:40 p.m. - 12:10 p.m.)
Youth Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons
Students will work at his/her own pace with the benefits of a one-to-one interaction with the instructor. In this customized class, students can choose their instructor and coordinate class times directly with them. We recommend 4- 30 minute lessons, but with this customizable plan, you can even choose your class length!

Students have the option to choose their own instructor, the length of each class, and coordinate schedule times with their instructor.


Private Lessons - (4) 30 minute lessons - $110
Semi-Private Lessons (2 students) - (4) 30 minutes lessons - $160

Call 913-631-5200 to register!
Adult Swim Lessons
Learn to swim in a comfortable and relaxed setting. Adult lessons are for those with little or no swimming ability. Participants will work at their own pace with the instructor learning basis strokes and survivor skills. Class size is limited to ensure each participant receives greater interaction with the instructor.

Beginner Session - July 8 - July 17, 7:30 p.m. (Mon, Wed) (4) one hour lessons - $55
Intermediate/Advanced Session - July 16 - July 25, 7:30 p.m. (Tue, Thu) (4) one hour lessons - $55