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 2017 at Adams St. Pool

March 7 - May 4, 2017
Tuesday and Thursday
6:30-9:30 p.m.
(No class 4/18 and 4/20)

May 8-13, 2017 (Week Long Class)
Mon.-Fri. 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

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

Re-Certification Class

May 16 thru May 18, 2017
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
6:30-9:30 p.m.

May 23 thru May 25, 2017
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. 

 2017 Summer Swim Academy schedule. 

Session 1:
July 3 thru July 20, 2017
Registration for Session 1
May 30 thru June 30, 2017

Session 2:
July 24 thru Aug. 10, 2017
Registration for Session 2
July 1 thru July 21, 2017

Evening Sessions:
July 3 thru Aug. 3, 2017 at Adam St. R-Center pool only. 

 (Students enrolled from Session 1 may re-enroll for Session 2 between July 20-24 if spots are available.) 

Download Summer Swim Academy 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.