Swim Lessons

Swim lessons1Overland Park offers swim lessons for all ages and abilities. Classes are held at all five outdoor pools, and the indoor pool at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty.

Learn more about swim level ability requirements to determine which class is most appropriate. Parents and spectators must remain in the designated area of the pool during swim lessons, unless authorized by the swimming lesson coordinator.

If you have questions regarding swim lessons, call Matt Ross Community Center, 913-895-6390, or Tomahawk Ridge Community Center, 913-327-6644.


There are several registration options:

  • Register over the phone. Call Leisure Services at 913-895-6390.
  • Visit Matt Ross Community Center;
  • Visit Tomahawk Ridge Community Center.

Indoor Swim Lessons

Overland Park offers private, semi-private and group lessons at Matt Ross Community Center year-round.

Group Classes

Up to six students can enroll in each class. Classes with fewer than three students registered will be cancelled prior to the start of the session.


Group lessons are held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Saturdays at Matt Ross Community Center.

  • Winter Session Two: February 2-28
  • Spring Session One: March 18-April 13
  • Spring Session Two: April 15-May 11

Registration for fall group lessons begins September 1.

Outdoor Lessons

Overland Park offers group lessons at all of the outdoor pools during the summer.

Check back for a schedule of summer 2019 lessons.

Ability Levels

The following table shows when different ability level classes are offered:

  Mondays Tuesdays and Thursdays Saturdays
8:45-9:30 a.m.    

Preschool 1
Preschool 2
Wave 1
Wave 2
Wave 3

9:30-10:30 a.m.    

Stroke and Endurance

9:30-10:30 a.m.      
10-10:30 a.m.  

Preschool 2
Wave 1

10:30-11 a.m.   Preschool 1  
4-4:30 p.m.  

Preschool 1
Preschool 2
Wave 1

4:30-5 p.m.  

Preschool 2
Wave 1
Wave 2

5-5:30 p.m.  

Wave 2
Wave 3
Wave 4

7:15-8:15 p.m.

Adult beginner

Adult advanced

  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday
10:30-11 a.m.          
11-11:30 a.m  


11:30 a.m.-Noon      
Noon-12:30 p.m.    
12:30-1 p.m.      
2-2:30 p.m.        
2:30-3 p.m.        
3:30-4 p.m.          
4-4:30 p.m.        
4:30-5 p.m.      
5-5:30 p.m.      
5:30-6 p.m.        
6-6:30 p.m.          
7-7:30 p.m.          
7:30-8 p.m.          
8-8:30 p.m.          
8:30-9 p.m.          


Prices shown below are per session and enrollee. Fees for Indoor semi-private lessons include both students.

 Class  MRCC Members  Non-Members
Outdoor swim lessons $45 $45
Indoor group lessons $50 $60
Indoor private lessons $90 $100
Indoor semi-private lessons $155 $175

There is a $5 processing fee per person, per class, for all changes and cancellations once registration has taken place.

No refunds will be given after the session begins.

Cancellations and Notifications

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