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 Photo of swim lessonAquatics Lessons and Classes - Youth 

Every spring and summer we offer group and one-on-one swimming lessons for children. Swimming is an important life skill that all children should learn early on. Make sure your children gain the important benefits from learning to swim of water safety, coordination, social skills and fitness.

Remember, even if your children know how to swim, always watch them around water.  

For adult lessons, classes and fitness programs, click here.



Aquatics Design Element2 Swim Lessons 

Aquatics Design Element2  Fees  (Resident/Non-Resident*)  
Swim Lessons are 30 minutes, 8 classes, Monday-Thursday (unless otherwise noted) for 2 weeks or Sat/Sun for 4 weeks

Pool   Residents  Non-Residents 
Centennial and Peoria Pools    $20 $26
Sunrise Pool $20 $52

Aquatics Design Element2 Lesson Descriptions 
The City of Peoria has developed a new swim lesson program.  Please read the class descriptions carefully or follow the Flow Chart to determine the appropriate level.  All instructors are certified American Red Cross Lifeguards.

 Aquatics Design Element2 Registration

      1. Step One: Obtain client ID and password 
         To register, you must have an account set up with the City of Peoria Community Services Department.  To set up an account, click here or call (623) 773-7137.   New accounts can only be created during office hours, 7am - 6pm Monday trhough Thursday.  On-line requests are checked for residency and duplication before being activated.  
      2. Step Two - Determine appropriate level
        The City of Peoria has developed a new swim lesson program.  Please read Class Descriptions carefully or follow the Flow Chart to determine the appropriate level.  All instructors are certified American Red Cross Lifeguards.
      3. Step Three - Locate barcode for desired session/class/pool/time
        Click on the pool schedule links in the chart below to locate the appropriate barcode for the class you are wishing to register for.  Make sure to check the registration dates, as classes fill up quickly.
      4. Step Four - Log onto RecConnect and register 
        Check chart below for registration dates and times.  Please make sure to mark your calendars for registration dates, as classes fill up quickly.   

Aquatics Design Element2 Schedule   Register Button 

Spring Weekday Classes (Monday-Thursday) 

Session   Dates   Online Registration (Residents)   Non-Resident & In-Person Registration   Sunrise Schedule  
Spring 1 March 21 - March 31 Wed., March 9, 6:00am Thursday, March 10 Sunrise 1 
Spring 2 April 4 - April 14 Wed., March 30, 6:00am Thursday, March 31  Sunrise 2* NEW classes added! 
Spring 3 April 18 - April 28 Wed., April 13, 6:00am Thursday, April 14 Sunrise 3 *NEW classes added!
Spring 4 May 2 - May 12 Wed., April 27, 6:00am Thursday, April 28 Sunrise 4 *NEW classes added

Summer Weekday Classes (Monday-Thursday) 

Session   Dates   Online Registration (Residents)   Non-Resident & In-Person Registration   Sunrise Schedule   Centennial Schedule   Peoria Schedule  
Summer 1 May 30 - June 9 Wed., May 11, 6:00am Thursday, May 12 Sunrise 1  Centennial 1  Peoria 1 
Summer 2 June 13 - June 23 Wed., June 8, 6:00am Thursday, June 9 Sunrise 2  Centennial 2  Peoria 2 
Summer 3 June 27 - July 8* Wed., June 22, 6:00am Thursday, June 23 Sunrise 3  Centennial 3  Peoria 3 
Summer 4 July 11 - July 21 Wed., July 6, 6:00am Thursday, July 7 Sunrise 4  Centennial 4  Peoria 4 
Summer 5  July 25 - Aug 4 Wed., July 20, 6:00am Thursday, July 21 Sunrise 5  Centennial 5  Peoria 5 

 *No Lessons on July 4, Summer Session 3 runs Mon-Thur, Tues-Fri. 

One-on-One Classes (Spring/Summer)  

Session          Schedules 
Spring     Sunrise Pool        
Summer All Pools 

Weekend Classes (Saturday/Sunday)  

Session   Dates   Online Registration (Residents)   Non-Resident & In-Person Registration   Schedules  
Session A March 19 - April 16 Wed., March 9, 6:00am Thursday, March 10 Spring A  
Session B April 23 - May 15 Wed., April 13, 6:00am Thursday, April 14 Spring B  
Session C June 4 - June 26 Wed., May 11, 6:00am Thursday, May 12 Summer C 
Session D July 7 - July 31 Wed., June 22, 6:00am Thursday, June 23 Summer D  


Aquatics Design Element2 Junior Lifeguard Classes and Program

The City of Peoria offers an extensive Jr. Guard program for anyone who has completed 7th grade.
Participants learn:

CPR & First Aid Skills  Fitness Swimming  Resume Writing  Volunteerism 
Drowning Prevention Lifeguard Duties Interview Skills  
Water Rescue Response Leadership Professionalism  

To be considered for a City of Peoria Junior Lifeguard position, all participants (including returning Jr. Guards from previous years) must complete a Junior Lifeguard course to be considered for a 2016 City of Peoria Jr. Guard position. Participants interview on the final day of their Jr. Guard Course. Those selected to be City of Peoria Jr. Guards for the season will be assigned to a pool and given opportunities for volunteering throughout the summer. Twelve Jr. Guards are selected for each pool and participate in skills clinics, in-service trainings, swim lesson instruction and more. Schedules are flexible for the Jr. Guards and allow for summer vacations.

Incentives are offered for participants in the Jr. Guard Course and those selected as City of Peoria Jr. Guards.

Session Days Time    Dates Location Course Code
Spring Break     Monday - Friday 3:00pm-8:00pm March 14 - 18 Sunrise Pool     86338
Spring #1 Monday - Thursday   5:00pm-8:00pm March 21 - 31 Sunrise Pool 86339
Summer #1 Monday - Thursday 9:00am-12:00pm   May 30 - June 9   Centennial Pool   86344
Summer #1 Monday - Thursday 4:00pm-7:00pm May 30 - June 9 Peoria Pool 86343

If you have any questions about the Junior Lifeguard program, please email us at aquatics@peoriaaz.gov


Aquatics Design Element2 Contact:

To email: aquatics@peoriaaz.gov 
To register: 623-773-7137 or click here
Rain Out Line:  623-773-5080 (unfortunately we are unable to make up lessons cancelled due to inclement weather)