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, 913-327-6645.


There are several registration options:

  • Register online. If you are having trouble loading the registration page please clear the cache on your browser.
  • Visit Matt Ross Community Center;
  • Visit Tomahawk Ridge Community Center.

Outdoor Swim Lessons

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

Registration begins on March 8.


Outdoor lessons are held in three different two-week sessions:

  • Session 1: June 11-June 21. Classes run Monday-Thursday.
  • Session 2: June 25-July 5. Class runs Monday-Friday the first week and Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday the second week.
  • Session 3: July 16-July 26. Classes run Monday-Thursday.

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.

Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons

Private lessons are one student per instructor. Semi-private lessons are two students per instructor.

Lessons plans are based off the ability level of the students and the goals they would like to meet for the session.

Lessons are 30 minutes in length and held once a week. They can be scheduled in four, eight, or 12 week increments depending on teacher availability and time of year when registering.

Private lessons and semi-private lessons are scheduled on a first come first serve basis, and are full for summer 2018.


Group lessons are held on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, and Saturday at Matt Ross Community Center.

  • Spring Session One: March 19 - April 14
  • Spring Session Two: April 23 - May 19

Registration for spring group lessons begins February 21.

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

9:30-10:15 a.m.    

Wave 1, Wave 2, Wave 3

9:30-10:30 a.m.      Stroke and Endurance
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

  Sundays Tuesdays and Thursdays Fridays
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.  ✓    
6:30-7 p.m.  ✓    
7-7:30 p.m.    ✓  
7:30-8 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 $40 $40
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.


  • Register online here for group classes. View courses and openings online and pay for registration with MasterCard, Via or Discover cards.
  • Register in-person at Matt Ross and Tomahawk Ridge Community Centers for indoor swim lessons.
  • Register in-person at Matt Ross and Tomahawk Ridge Community Centers or any outdoor pool for outdoor swim lessons.

Cancellations and Notifications

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