Toddler and Mom in pool

Saturday Swim Classes

In order to register you must come down in person to the Kennedy Pool office. We only take checks for payment. Register in person at our office in the basement of the Kennedy School, 5 Cherry Street. Please view the Class Policies before registering. Please view our information about choosing the right class level for your child. Thank you.

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
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm - 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 low, 1 medium, 1 high, 1&1/2, 2, 3 and 4
10:15 am - 11:00 am
OR
11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Cost:

Somerville resident fee is $55
Non-Somerville resident fee is $70
We only take checks for payment              

Session 1  FALL:  October 14,  2017 -  December 2, 2017

October 14
October 21
October 28
November 4
November 18
December 2

Registration Dates

Somerville Residents: Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Non-Somerville Residents: Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
 

Class Availabilty

 
Note: Waterbabies classes are often added once there are 10 students on the waiting list. Be sure to call or come by to place youir child on a waiting list.  In order to register you will need to come down to the pool in person and pay by check.
 
WATERBABIES 6 MONTHS - 4 YEARS OLD
Level Age range Time Status
Infant 6-18 months 9:00am - 9:30am Full
Infant 6-18 months 11:00am - 11:30am Full (newly added)
Infant 6-18 months 1:30-2 pm 3 spaces as of 10/11/17 (newly added class)
Toddler 19-36 months 9:30am - 10:00am Full
Toddler 19-36 months 12:30pm - 1:30pm 4 spaces available as of 10/11/17 (newly added class)
Preschool 2-4 years 10:00am - 10:30am Full
Preschool 2-4 years 12:00pm - 12:30pm Full
Preschool 2-4 years 1:00pm - 1:30pm 1 spaces as of 10/11/17 (newly added class

LEVELS 1-4 (CHILDREN 4 YEARS OLD AND OLDER)

LEVEL

TIME STATUS
1 LOW 10:15am - 11:00am Added a second class at the same time (10:15am-11am). Both classes are full
1 LOW 11:15am - 12:00pm Added a second class at the same time (11:15am-12pm). Both classes are full.
1 Medium 10:15am - 11:00am Full
1 Medium 11:15am - 12:00pm Full
1 High 10:15am - 11:00am Full
1 High 11:15am - 12:00pm Full
1 1/2 10:15am - 11:00am 2 spaces as of 10/11/17
1 1/2 11:15am - 12:00pm canceled
2 10:15am - 11:00am 2 spaces as of 10/11/17
2 11:15am - 12:00pm canceled
3 10:15am - 11:00am 2 spaces as of 10/11/17
3 11:15am - 12:00pm canceled
4 10:15am - 11:00am 2 spaces as of 10/11/17
4 11:15am - 12:00pm canceled

 


Session 2  WINTER:  December 9, 2017 - March 10, 2018

December 9
December 16
January 6
January 20
February 10
March 10
*If the pool cancels a class, March 17, 2018 and March 24, 2018 will be the session make-up class.
 
Registration Dates
Somerville Residents: Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Non-Somerville Residents: Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

 


 

Session 3  SPRING:  April 7, 2018 - June 9, 2018

Registration is open for everyone to register during our open office times.

Class Dates

April 7
April 28
May 12
May 19
June 2
June 9
*If the pool cancels a class, June 16, 2018 will be the session's make-up class.
 
Registration Dates
Somerville Residents: Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Non-Somerville Residents: Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

 


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. Level 1 low students are beginners who are not comfortable putting their heads under the water. If you believe your child's skill level is above a Level 1 low class, please visit the pool during family swim hours so we can conduct a swim test. No appointment is necessary. We require this even when children have taken classes at other facilities.

 

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).
  • NEW STUDENTS (or returning students with more than 6 months since your last lesson): If you believe your child is higher than a level 1, you must come down to the pool PRIOR to your child's lesson to take a swim level test, otherwise simply register for level 1. You may not register for above a level 1 unless you have taken the swim level test.
  • RETURNING STUDENTS: If you have taken lessons within the last 6 months you must register your child for the last level they took at the Kennedy Pool. If you believe your child may have gained the skills to move up to the next level than you must come in for a swim level test PRIOR to registering to register for above a level 1.
  • Swim lessons level test are given during family swim hours. Please see the main web page for the current hours.
  • We do not take registration over the phone, nor to we hold a space without payment and full registration.
  • If the class you would like to register for is full, you may come to the pool OR call to be placed on a waiting list.
  • 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