920.563.7781
Office Hours:
8:00am-Noon & 12:30-4:30pm (M-F)
Office Location:
30 N. Water St. - West
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538

Aquatic Center—Swimming Lessons

The pride of the Fort Aquatic Center is the energetic and high quality swimming lessons. Certified instructors and teaching assistants provide a supportive environment for children ages 3 to adult. For infants, our Parent-Baby class will prepare your youngster for swim lessons. All classes are held Monday-Friday (except Parent-Baby). Parents are invited to watch and witness the lessons from our pool deck. On the first day of lessons, your child will be water tested by our staff and placed in the specific class.

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Aquatic Center Swimming Lessons

2017 Swim lesson class schedule

How To Register

Select the session time and the level of class you desire. Check for available dates and times. Register at Parks & Rec Office or using mail-in registration form (Registrations are not accepted at the Family Aquatic Center). Sessions are 10 classes in a 2 week session.

Weather may force class cancellations (Call 920.563.7799 for updates), but safety day and elimination of Friday "Fun Days" keep the learning on schedule.

Swim Lesson Fees (per session)
  • $25 - fee without swim season pass
  • $20 - fee with swim season pass
  • Parent-Baby Class Fees: $15 or $12
  • Session 1 (June 5-16)

    Session 2 (June 19-June 30)

    4:30 - 5:00 pm Level 1-2-3-4

    5:00 - 5:30 pm Level 1-2-3-4

    5:30 - 6:00 pm Level 5-6

    10:45 - 11:15 am Level 1-2-3-4-5-6

    11:15 - 11:45 am Level 1-2-3-4

    4:00 - 4:30 pm Swim Lessons for Autisitc Kids

    4:30 - 5:00 pm Level 1-2-3-4

    5:00 - 5:30 pm Level 1-2-3-4

    5:30 - 6:00 pm Level 5-6

    6:00 - 6:30 pm Parent-Baby (Tues-Thurs-Fri)

    Session 3 (July 10-21)

    Session 4 (July 24-August 4)

    10:45 - 11:15 am Level 5-6

    11:15 - 11:45 am Level 1-2-3-4

    4:30 - 5:00 pm Level 1-2-3-4

    5:00 - 5:30 pm Level 1-2-3-4

    5:30 - 6:00 pm Level 5-6

    6:00 - 6:30 pm Parent-Baby (Tues-Thurs-Fri)

    10:45 - 11:15 am Level 1-2-3-4-5-6

    11:15 - 11:45 am Level 1-2-3-4

    4:30 - 5:00 pm Level 1-2-3-4

    5:00 - 5:30 pm Level 1-2-3-4

    5:30 - 6:00 pm Level 5-6

    6:00 - 6:30 pm Parent-Baby (Tues-Thurs-Fri)

    Session 5 (August 7-18)

    10:45 - 11:15 am Level 5-6

    11:15 - 11:45 am Level 1-2-3-4

    4:30 - 5:00 pm Level 1-2-3-4

    5:00 - 5:30 pm Level 1-2-3-4

    5:30 - 6:00 pm Level 5-6

    Group Swimming Lessons for Austistic Children
    • Using sensory boards and other teaching methods to help, these swimming lessons will incorporate Fort Aquatic Swim Instructors, a parent or therapist in the water, and the child. These swim lessons will be held during Session 2(June 19-June 30) from 4:00-4:30 with a Max of 10 students in the shallow part of the Aquatic Center.

    Class Descriptions

    Parent/Baby
    Splish, splash and a fun way to get your child accustomed to the water. Recommended for infants ages 6 months to 1 year. Each child must be accompanied in the water by an adult. The instructors will assist adults in water games to benefit their child. Children should wear swim diapers if not potty trained.
    Level 1 (Puddlers)
    This class is for beginning swimmers to gain confidence in the water through supported floating and kicking and submerging their heads.
    Level 2a (Polywogs)
    Swimmers master front and back floats and glides. Polywogs are also introduced to the front and back crawl.
    Level 2b (Guppies)
    Children will learn the coordination of front and back crawl along with rhythmic breathing and turning over from front to back.
    Level 3a (Tadpoles)
    This class refines front crawl and back crawl techniques and introduces elementary baskstroke and treading water.
    Level 3b (Frogs)
    Students continue work on front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl and elementary backstrokes with an emphasis on improving endurance.
    Level 4 (Stroke Development)
    Students will review front and back crawl and concentrate on elementary backstroke and sidestroke kicks.
    Level 5 (Stroke Refinement)
    This class familiarizes students with breaststroke, sidestroke, turns at the wall and butterfly kick.
    Level 6 (Skill Proficiency)
    This class is aimed at refining all strokes with continued practice of the butterfly. Students will also be introduced to springboard diving, flip turns and gain knowledge of advanced rescue techniques.

    Private, Semi-private & Tri-Private Swim Lessons

    Private (1 on 1), Semi-Private (2 on 1), Tri-Private (3 on 1) swimming lessons may be booked with the aquatic center staff. The five class sessions (30 minutes each) are arranged directly through the instructor by calling 920.563.7799 June 3 through the summer. Call early because instructors fill up fast! Fees range from $40 to $75.