Swim Lesson student

WEEKDAY Swim Classes: children 4-16 years old


Kennedy Pool Swim Lesson Registration Begins Tuesday, September 18 

Please note that registration for swim lessons at the Kennedy Pool has been rescheduled to begin Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Please see below for information about our swimming lesson programs and our family and lap swim schedule.

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 Recreation Department (http://www.somervillerec.com/info/default.aspx). 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 continue to be processed through our Kennedy Pool office.


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. Thank you. Please view the Class Policies before registering. Please view our information about choosing the right class level for your child.

Levels 1-4

Weekday classes meet twice a week for seven classes. When registering you can choose between Mondays AND Wednesdays or Tuesdays AND Thursdays with both offering Levels 1-4 children's swimming lessons at 5:15pm; Tuesdays and Thursdays offers an additional level 1 low and 1 high from 4:30-5pm.

Cost

Please pay by check only.
Somerville Resident fee is $55 check (proof of residency is required)
Non-Somerville Resident fee is $70 check.

October Session

Registration Dates

Somerville residents: September 11, 2018, begins Tuesday, 3pm
Non Somerville residents: September 18, 2018, begins Tuesday, 3pm

Class Dates

Monday and Wednesday October lessons run from October 1-24, 2018.
October 1
October 3
October 10
October 15
October 17
October 22
October 24

Tuesday and Thursday October lessons run from October 2-23, 2018.
October 2
October 4
October 9
October 11
October 16
October 18
October 23

 

November Session

Registration Dates

Somerville residents: October 2, 2018, begins Tuesday, 3pm
Non Somerville residents: October 9, 2018, begins Tuesday, 3pm

Class Dates

Monday and Wednesday November lessons run from October 29, 2018 - November 28, 2018.
October 29
November 5
November 7
November 14
November 19
November 26
November 28

Tuesday and Thursday November lessons run from November 1-27, 2018.
November 1
November 6
November 8
November 13
November 15
November 20
November 27

December Session

Registration Dates

Somerville residents: November 6, 2018,  begins Tuesday, 3pm
Non Somerville residents: November 13, 2018, begins Tuesday, 3pm

Class Dates

Monday and Wednesday December lessons run from  December 3-26, 2018.
December  3
December 5
December 10
December 12 
December 17
December 19
December 26

Tuesday and Thursday December lessons run from December 4-27 2018.
December 4
December 6
December 11
December 13
December 18
December 20
December 27

 

January Session

Registration Dates

Somerville residents: Devember 4, 2018,  begins Tuesday, 3pm
Non Somerville residents: December 11, 2018, begins Tuesday, 3pm

Class Dates

Monday and Wednesday January lessons run from January 2-28, 2019.
January 2
January 7
January 9
January 14
January 16
January 23
January 28

Tuesday and Thursday January lessons run from January 8-29, 2019.
January 8
January 10
January 15
January 17
January 22
January 24
January 29
 

February Session

Registration Dates

Somerville residents: January 8, 2019, begins Tuesday, 3pm
Non Somerville residents: January 15, 2019, begins Tuesday, 3pm

Class Dates

Monday and Wednesday February lessons run from February 4-27, 2019.
February 4
February 6
February 11
February 13
February 20
February 25
February 27

Tuesday and Thursday February lessons run from February 5-26, 2019.
February 5
February 7
February 12
February 14
February 19
February 21
February 26

 

March Session

Registration Dates

Somerville residents: February 5, 2019, begins Tuesday, 3pm
Non Somerville residents: February 12, 2019, begins Tuesday, 3pm

Class Dates

Monday and Wednesday March lessons run from March 6-27, 2019.
March 6
March 11
March 13  
March 18
March 20
March 25
March 27
 

Tuesday and Thursday March lessons run from March 5-26, 2019.
March 5
March 7 
March 12
March 14
March 19
March 21
March 26
 

April Session

Registration Dates

Somerville residents: March 5, 2019, begins Tuesday, 3pm
Non Somerville residents: March 12, 2019, begins Thursday 3pm. 

Class Dates

Monday and Wednesday April lessons run from April 3-29, 2019.
April 3
April 8
April 10
April 17
April 22
April 24
April 29

Tuesday and Thursday April lessons run from April 2-23, 2019.
April 2
April 4
April 9
April 11
April 16
April 18
April 23

May Session

Registration Dates

Somerville residents: April 2, 2019, begins Tuesday, 3pm
Non Somerville residents: April 9, 2019, begins Thursday 3pm. 

Class Dates

Monday and Wednesday May lessons run from May 6-29, 2019.
May 6
May 8
May 13
May 15
May 20
May 22
May 29

Tuesday and Thursday May lessons run from April 30, 2019 - May 21, 2019.
April 30
May 2
May 7
May 9
May 14
May 16
May 21
 

June Session

Registration Dates

Somerville residents: May 7, 2019, begins Tuesday, 3pm
Non Somerville residents: May 14, 2019 begins Tuesday, 3pm

Class Dates

There are not enough Mondays and Wednesdays in June to run a course before our summer programming begins. There will not be a June Monday + Wednesday session.

Tuesday and Thursday June lessons run  May 23, 2019 - June 13, 2019.
May 23
May 28
May 30
June 4
June 6
June 11
June 13

 


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

 

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.

 

Class Policies

 

  • All children must be 4 years old or older to register for levels 1-4 (lessons are conducted without a parent in the water. 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 low, 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 low. You may not register for above a level 1 low unless you have taken the swim level test.  Moving your child upt to a higher level may not be possible once the start of classes occurs, unless new skills are gained as a result of our instructions.
  • 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 a higher level.
  • 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