Parks & Recreation Department


2016 Swim Lessons

All classes are Monday through Thursday allowing Friday to be a make up day. (Exception: Session #3 is Tues-Fri and Toddler and Me class is M-F) Participants MUST be at least 5 years of age or older for Levels 1, 2 & 3.  Birth certificate is required.

The cost of classes is $40 per person for the following types of classes and times:

Level 1- Minnow: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (Sessions 1-3)

Level 2- Guppy: 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (Sessions #1 and #2)

Level 3- Sunfish: 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (Session #3 ONLY)

Toddler and Me: 9:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m. (Session #4 ONLY)


Lesson Dates:

  • Session #1 June 6 – June 17, 2016 (DEADLINE: May 27)
  • Session #2 June 20 – July 1, 2016 (DEADLINE: June 10)
  • Session #3 July 5 – July 15, 2016 (DEADLINE: June 24)
  • Session #4 July 18- July 22, 2016 (DEADLINE: July 8)


In Person: 6 Pirate Parkway
(Office is adjacent to the Berea Community School)
Call (859) 986-9402 for more info!

Swim Lesson Level Descriptions

Level 1: Minnow

Introduction to water skills. The objective of this class is to help students feel comfortable in the water and enjoy the water safely. Students will learn elementary aquatic skills which students will build on as they progress through the levels.

Level 2: Guppy

Fundamental Aquatic Skills. The objective of this class is to give students success with fundamental skills. Students learn to float without support and recover to a vertical position. Students learn to explore simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back. Students learn self help practices and basic rescue skills.

Level 3: Sunfish

Stroke Development. The objective of this class is to build on the skills learned in previous levels by providing additional guided practice. Students learn to coordinate the front crawl and back crawl. Students are also introduced to elements of the butterfly and the fundamentals of treading water.

Toddler & Me

The goals of this class is to provide activities and experiences for parents and children to:

  • Learn how to safely enter and exit the water
  • Feel comfortable in the water
  • Explore buoyancy in a front and back position
  • Change body position in the water

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