Swim Lessons

Overland Park offers swim lessons for all ages and abilities. Classes are held at all five outdoor pools during the summer, and the indoor pool at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty.

Registration

Register for swim lessons online, or at Matt Ross Community Center or Tomahawk Ridge Community Center.

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Contact

Leisure Services
913-895-6390

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Ability Requirements

Use this information ability requirements and skills to be learned in each level to determine which class is most appropriate for your swimmer.

Parents and spectators must remain in the designated area of the pool during swim lessons, unless authorized by the swimming lesson coordinator.

Infant

Ages: 6 months – 2 years

Skills to be learned: water acclimation, water entry, kicking, putting face in the water, holding breath, going for the wall, front glide, water movement, getting out of the pool

Preschool

Ages: 2 years – 5 years

Skills to be learned: water acclimation, water entry, holding breath, immersion, bobbing, floating, kicking, backstroke arms, recovery above water, blowing bubbles, pushing off wall, jumping in, dolphin kick, breaststroke pull

Station 1

Ages: 3 or older

Skills to be learned: gradual water adaptation, movement in the water, holding breath and release, submersion of the face, opening eyes underwater, blowing bubbles, wall bobs

Station 2

Ages: 3 or older

Skills to be learned: front float and recover, front glide and recover, back float and recover, back glide and recover, jumping bobs, streamline bobs

Station 3

Ages: 3 or older

Skills to be learned: porpoising, front kick, back kick, dolphin kick, glide, and recover, seesaw body movement, sitting on a kickboard sculling

Station 4

Ages: 3 or older

Skills to be learned: rollover front-to-back, rollover back-to-front, finning and sculling, side-glide-kick, crawl arm stroke, backward bob, somersaults forward and back

Station 5

Ages: 3 or older

Skills to be learned: crawl stroke with breathing, back crawl stroke, double somersaults, handstands, horizontal head-first sculling

Station 6

Ages: 3 or older

Skills to be learned: extended freestyle swimming, tread water, jump in and tread water, sitting dive, kneeling dive, standing dive