Swimming Lessons

Enjoy the water, learn to swim!Boys in Genesee Valley Park pool.

The City of Rochester Bureau of Recreation encourages all city youth and adults to become skilled swimmers and seize the opportunity to enjoy the water.  

Through its Swim Academy, the City of Rochester Bureau of Recreation offers free youth swim lessons throughout the year. Adult lessons are sometimes offered as well, as is Lifeguarding Training each spring (call 428-7888 or 428-7456 for more information).  

Lifeguard Training

Training Schedule 2016 at Adams St. Pool

March 8 - May 5,2016
Tuesday and Thursday
6:30-9:30 p.m.
(No class 3/29 and 3/31 due to recess week)

May 9-14, 2016 (Week Long Class)
Mon.-Fri. 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Saturday 10 am-3 pm

Registration Fees
City Students . . . Free
Non-City Students $75
Adults $125

Re-Certification Class

May 17 thru May 19, 2016
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
6:30-9:30 p.m.

May 24 thru May 26, 2016
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
6:30-9:30 p.m.

Registration Fees
Students and Adults $75
(Mask and book are required.  Both are available to purchase for $50)
*$50 for book and mask not included in registration fee.

Summer Swim Academy

Summer Swim Academy offers Free  swim lessons at six different skill levels for youth 6-17 and low-priced lessons for adults. 

 2016 Summer Swim Academy schedule. 

Session 1:
July 5 thru July 21, 2016

Session 2:
July 25 thru Aug. 11, 2016

Evening Sessions:
July 5 thru Aug.4, 2016 at Adam St. R-Center pool only. 


Session 1
May 31 thru June 30, 2016

Session 2
July 1 thru July 18, 2016

Download Registration Form 


Call 428-7456 for information about adult lessons.  


Call 428-7456 (Adams Street Pool) for further information.

Learn more about the City's aquatics programs at www.cityofrochester.gov/aquatics. You can also learn about the Bureau of Recreation's programs and facilities at www.cityofrochester.gov/recreationbureau.