Swim Lessons SAVE Lives!

With our city and the surrounding communities neighboring the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan it is our joint mission to teach people of all ages to swim and be safe around water. Through a partnership with the City of Lake Station, we are able to offer live-saving swim lessons throughout the summer.

Swim Lessons

Our swim lessons use a skill-based approach designed to meet the needs of the people we serve. In partnership with the City of Lake Station, swim lessons are offered at Riverview Park & Pool, 2701 Ripley Street, Lake Station, IN 46405.
Members $25/segment    Non-Members $50/segment
Each segment consists of 1, 30-minute lesson per week on chosen day.
Participants may register for more than one day per week and at least two times per week is recommended in order to make the most progress.

Make-up lessons must be requested and are at the discretion of the Aquatics Coordinator.
Segments Offered June 12 through June 30
July 10 through July 28

Swim Starters Aquatics Program
Accompanied by a parent*, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision.

Parent & Tot (6 - 36 months)
A /  Water Discovery  
Introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment
Parent & Tot A    
B / Water Exploration  
Focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills
Parent & Tot B    
Swim Basics for Preschool and School-age
Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills: swim, float, swim - sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide, and exit - and jump, push, turn, grab.

All Ages (3-16 years)
1 / Water Acclimation    
Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance.
Level 1 - All Ages Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 9:00am or 10:00am
2 / Water Movement    
Encourages forward movement in the water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently.
Level 2 - All Ages Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 9:00am, 9:30am, or 10:00am
3 / Water Stamina     
Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages.
Level 3 - All Ages Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 9:30am or 10:30am
4 / Stroke Introduction & Pre-Team  
Develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and earn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick.(45-minutes)
Level 4 - All Ages Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 10:30am
Adult Lessons  
Whether you started learning to swim as a child, but never quite mastered it or are simply afraid of the water, we’re here to help you learn to swim confidently, in a supportive environment.
Adult Lessons - Ages 18+ TBD  
Private Lessons
For preschool, youth, teen, and adult.  Private Lessons are by appointment only and based on pool availability. Contact with your request.