Swimming Lessons

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The City of Bozeman has offered quality swim lessons for 77 years!

Swim Lesson Levels:

Parent-Tot/Angelfish: For kids ages 6 months through 3 years and a parent or two.  Have fun learning how to prepare your child for a lifetime of swimming. Parents will be in the water with their child playing fun games and learning proper holding techniques. A Montana Health Code-approved swim diaper is required. *Swim Diapers may be purchased at the Swim Center or Bogert Pool.

Preschool/Clownish: For children ages 3 to 4, who can be in a class without needing their parent in the water. 

Levels 1-5-Youth Lessons/ Marlins, Dolphins, Sharks, and Whales: For ages 5 and up. Classes are divided based on ability. Please follow the  Swim Lesson Flow Chart to determine the best level of class for your swimmer; swimmers must be able to complete all certification requirements to move to the next level.  Please note that swim lesson instructors may transfer students to a different level after assessing their ability.

Level 6- Orca Lifeguard Preparation and Swim Workout: For ages 11-14. This new program is geared towards improving endurance and technique with all strokes. Swimmers will also be introduced to basic lifeguarding skills and equipment

Session Dates:

 Session #1  June 19th-June 29th
 Session #2  July 3rd-July 14th
 Session #3  July 17th-July 28th
 Session #4  July 31st-August 11th


Lesson Fees:

45-MINUTE LESSONS(AGES 5 AND UP) City of Bozeman Residents: $40 Nonresidents: $56
30-MINUTE LESSONS(AGES 6 MONTHS THROUGH 4 YEARS) City of Bozeman Residents $27 Nonresidents: $37


Morning lessons are Monday-Thursday

Evening Lessons are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday


Register at the Swim Center, 1211 W. Main, or Beall Center, 415 N. Bozeman or with credit card by calling 582-2910.

Children 14 years and younger must have an adult present at Bogert to swim (MT Health Code).


Swim Lesson Weather Policy:

Lessons will be held at Bogert Pool if at all possible.  Weather temperatures below 50 degrees or a lightning storm will cause the lessons to be cancelled.  If lessons are cancelled, a free day pass will be issued for that missed class.  You may call Bogert Pool at (406) 582-0806, the Swim center at (406) 582-2294 or check the Parks and Recreation Facebook page to find out if lessons are cancelled.