Toddler and Mom in pool

Saturday Swim Classes

2018-2019 Kennedy Pool Swim Lesson Registration Started on Tuesday, September 18 


Starting this year, we are streamlining our swim lesson registration process and offering an online payment option to better serve you. In order to register for swim lessons at the Kennedy Pool this year, patrons will need to create an account with the Somerville Parks and Recreation Department.  Please click on one of the 2 options below to connect to the registration pages.

Levels 1-4 (4 years +)
Waterbabies (6 months up to 4 years old)

Once your account is set up, you will also have the ability to make online credit/debit card payments using that system. Check payments will also be processed through the Somerville Parks & Recreation office (19 Walnut St.).  

Classes meet once a week on Saturdays.

Waterbabies Class Times  

9:00 am - 9:30 am - Infant 6-18 months
9:30 am - 10:00 am - Toddler 19-30 months
10:00 am - 10:30 am - Preschool 2-4 years old
*Additional classes are added based on demand and staffing.

Levels 1-4 Class Times (ages 4-16 years old)

Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4
10:15 am - 11:00 am
11:15 am - 12:00 pm


Somerville resident fee is $55
Non-Somerville resident fee is $70

Session 1  FALL:  October 13,  2018 -  December 1, 2018

Class Dates

October 13
October 20  
October 27
November 3
November 17
December 1

*If the pool cancels a class, December 8, 2018 will be the session make-up class.

Session 2  WINTER:  December 15, 2018 - February 9, 2019

Class Dates

December 15
January 5
January 12
January 26
February 2
February 9
*If the pool cancels a class, March 9, 2019 and March 16, 2019 will be the session make-up classes.

Session 3  SPRING:  March 23, 2019 - May 18, 2019

Class Dates

March 23
March 30
April 6
April 27
May 4
May 18
*If the pool cancels a class, June 1, 2019 will be the session make-up class.


How do you choose the right swim class for your child?

Waterbabies classes are separated by the students age. The Infant class is for children 6-18 months, the toddler class is for children 19-30 months and the Preschool classes are for children 2-4 years old.  Level 1-4 students are ages 4-16 years old. All students regardless of taking lessons at the Kennedy Pool or another facility must first come to the pool for a swim level test.  Swim level test are given during family swim Monday-Thursday 6:30-7:30pm and open Saturdays 12:30-3:30pm. No appointment is necessary.  


Level 1-4 Class Policies

  • All children must be 4 years old or older to register for levels 1-4 (without a parent in the water with a child. You should have proof of age with you at the time of registration and your child's first class).
  • All children must be 4 years old or older to register for levels 1-4 (lessons are conducted without a parent in the water).
  • Swim lessons level test are given during family swim hours. Please see the main web page for the current hours.
  • Registration is no longer done at the Kennedy Pool. In order to register you will  go onto the Somerville Recreation website:  
  • If the class you would like to register for is full, you may go on a waitinglist on the recreation website.
  • Click here to download our full list of Pool Policies

Waterbabies Class Policies

  • An adult 21+ MUST be in the water with the waterbabies student at all times.
  • You may have 1-2 adults in the water during the class, however there must be 1 adult 21+ for each child.
  • Any child who is not potty trained MUST wear a disposable swim diaper with bathing suit over it.
  • Any child not participating in waterbabies class must have an additional adult 21+  with them either on deck or in family swim when it occurs.
  • Click here to download our full list of Pool Policies