Toddler and Mom in pool

In order to register you will create an account on the Somerville Parks and Recreation website, place the swim lesson(s) you desire in your cart, and proceed with your payment. Payment can be made online or brought to the Somerville Parks and Recreation office (19 Walnut St., Somerville)   Please view the Class Policies before registering.  Thank you.



Waterbabies classes
Tuesdays + Wednesdays + Thursdays

learn to swim program for children 6 months up to 4 years old

  • Infant classes are for children 6 - 18 months

  • Toddler classes are for children 19 - 36 months

  • Preschool classes are for children 2 - 4 years old


General Information and Policies

  • Classes meet 3x per week (Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays) for a half hour per class for 2 weeks
  • Children that are not potty trained must wear a disposable swim diaper with a bathing suit over it.
  • At least one parent/guardian (21+) must be in the water with their (or each) child during the lesson.
  • The cost per session covers one child and one or two parents to accompany them.
  • The fee is for one session of classes (6 classes); you may register + pay for as many sessions as you choose after the start of your registration.
  • Any children not in the class must have an additional adult 21+ with them at all times either on the deck or in family swim when not participating in lessons. The additional child may not sit alone.
  • An adult is NOT allowed to leave a second child unattended while in the pool.
  • Registration is conducted on the Somerville Parks and Recreation website only.  Payment can be made online or brought to the Somerville Parks and Recreation office.  Registration and payment can not be made at the Kennedy Pool.   
  • If the class you would like to register for is full, you may place yourself on a waiting list via the Somerville Parks and Recreation website.
  • Classes will only run if there are a minimum of 5 children registered before the start date. We do not provide make-up classes if you can not attend a class.
  • Follow this link for instructions on how to register for an activity on the Somerville Parks and Recreation Website.  Somerville Parks and Recreation is located at 19 Walnut Street, Somerville, MA 02143.
  • Visit our website or the pool for a complete list of policies and procedures


Registration is conducted on the Somerville Parks and Recreation Website:

Somerville resident registration begins Saturday, May 4, 2019 AT 9am.
Non-Somerville resident registration begins Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 9am.

Cost per session

  • $50 for Somerville residents
  • $60 for non-Somerville residents

Session 1   June 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 

  • Infant            6:00pm
  • Toddler         6:00pm
  • Preschool     6:30pm

No morning classes offered in Session 1

Session 2* July 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 11 (see note) 

  • Infant            6:00pm 
  • Toddler         6:30pm  
  • Preschool     6:30pm

* NOTE: Session 2 runs on Tuesday, July 2nd, Wednesday, July 3rd and Monday-Thursday July 8-11 (No lessons July 4; instead, lesson takes place on Monday July 8th)

Session 3   July 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25

  • Infant              9:30am   OR  6:00pm  
  • Toddler           9:30am   OR  6:00pm       
  • Preschool       6:30pm 

Session 4    July 30 and August 1, 6, 7, 8

  • Infant              9:30am  OR  6:00pm 
  • Toddler           9:30am  OR  6:30pm 
  • Preschool       6:30pm