Swimming Lessons

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NOTE: Because of COVID-19, program registration is temporarily suspended. 

The City of Bozeman has offered quality swim lessons for 80 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:

Saturday Lessons Session 3  January 18th-February 8th
Saturday Lessons Session 4  February 15th-March 22nd
Saturday Lessons Session 5  March 28th-April 18th
Weekday Lessons Session 6  January 27th-February 6th
Weekday Lessons Session 7  February 10th-20th
Weekday Lessons Session 8  February 24th- March 5th


Lesson Fees Per Session (total of 4 classes):


Residents: $20.00

Non-Residents: $30.00


For Swim lesson times, please Register Online or in person at the Swim Center, 1211 W. Main, or Beall Center, 415 N. Bozeman.

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

Summer 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.