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Through our swim lessons, the Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department staff teach swimmers of all ages and skill levels to master swimming while also teaching the importance of water safety. Please view ‘Swim Lesson Levels’ for more details on the structure of our learn-to-swim program. Group swimming lessons are designed for children ages 3-12. Teen/Adult, as well as Parent & Toddler classes, are also available. Level placement is based on the student’s swimming ability, age, and date registered. Swimmers ‘graduate’ to more advanced levels once they are competent in all the skills covered in the previous level.

Lessons and Levels: Our instructors are certified as Red Cross Learn to Swim – Water Safety Instructors.  And we follow the Red Cross Learn to Swim curriculum. We offer 6 levels of swimming instruction. Levels 1&2 are often combined because students tend to progress very quickly through those levels. In Levels 1&2 basic water safety and waters skills are taught; floating, elementary strokes, confidence in water, etc. In Level 3 the classic swim strokes are introduced, front crawl, breast stroke, etc. To enroll in Level 3, a participant should be able to already swim 25 yards in some fashion. Levels 4,5,6 progress into more and more technical water skills such as diving, flip turns and refining the swim strokes.  

► Summer 2021 Swim Lessons Flyer


(Summer Sessions run June 7–July 29, 2021)

POOLS: Corpus Christi Natatorium, H-E-B Pool & Oso Pool

SCHEDULE: All classes are 30 minutes long. 

Group Lessons: (2 weeks for a total of 8 lessons)
(See schedule below listed by pool)

Private Lessons will not be offered this summer.

FEE: Group (8 Classes): $50/person/session



Natatorium Lessons

Monday–Thursday, 8am–12pm & 6–8pm
Session 1: June 7–17
Session 2: June 21–July 1
Session 3: July 5–15
Session 4: July 19–29

H-E-B & Oso Pool Lessons

Monday–Thursday, 10am–2pm
Session 1: June 7–17
Session 2: June 21–July 1
Session 3: July 5–15
Session 4: July 19–29

Registration closes the Thursday before the next session starts. Register Online here.