Swim Lessons

Swim Instructor Teaching toddler how to swim in pool

Swim Lessons Save Lives

According to the CDC, participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning, the second leading cause of accidental death among children age 1 - 4 years.

Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District offers a wide variety of swim lessons from 6 months to adults.

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Update, July 23, 2020 

Dear Parents,

Unfortunately, Rec & Park will be unable to hold swim lessons this summer due to current Contra Costa Public Health Services (CCHS) orders still in effect.

Accordingly, we have refunded all swim lesson registration fees the same way you paid, either by check or credit card. 

To help you prepare for swim lessons, I encourage you to visit the Aquatic section of our Virtual Recreation Center at pleasanthillrec.com/152. We have lots of fun pre-swim lesson activities, like bathtub swim lessons, to try at home.

Please follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter @pleasanthillrec.com for the latest updates on our programs, including swim lessons. You can also see updates to swim lessons at https://pleasanthillrec.com/236.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me or our Customer Service team at cservice@pleasanthillrec.com or 925-682-0896.

Stay well,

Korey Riley
Aquatics Services Manager


Swim Lesson Schedule


Click on the Lesson Schedule for your age group. This will take you directly to the online catalog that lists class dates and times available for easy registration. If you have questions, please contact us at (925) 682-0896 or customerservice@pleasanthillrec.com

ALL 2020 SUMMER SWIM LESSONS ARE CANCELED. 

All classes are 25 minutes long.

Schedule Planning Tip
Please plan your schedule carefully. There are no make-ups or refunds for missed classes. 
Please speak to the lesson manager at the first session if you have any special requests or information regarding your child’s swim lessons. Lesson managers supervise lessons on the pool deck; they will assist with any of your concerns.

Swim Lesson Questions?


Contact the District Office at 925-682-0896. 

Age / Ability Levels


Parent / Tot: 6 months - 4 years


Parent and child participate together and receive instruction in water adjustment, swim readiness skills, and water safety. Swim attire: tight-fitting “swim pants” and swimsuit. No disposable or cloth diapers.

Tiny Tot: 3 - 4 years


Child must be ready to learn without parent participation. Skills: water adjustment, elementary aquatic skills and water safety. Ratio 3:1

Tiny Swimmers: 2.5 - 4 years


Child must be comfortable in the water and able to take at least one breath on their own. Skills: Elementary aquatic skills, stroke development and water safety. Ratio 2:1

Pre-School: 4 - 6 years


Child must be ready to learn without parent participation. Skills: water adjustment, elementary aquatic skills, stroke development and water safety. Abilities may vary. Ratio 4:1

Youth: 6 - 12 years


Students will learn a variety of strokes, personal safety skills and diving techniques. Beginning students will learn elementary aquatic skills and water adjustment. More advanced students will refine their skills and learn how to incorporate swimming into a lifelong fitness program. Ratio 4:1

Adult/Teen: 12+ years 


New strokes and techniques for stroke improvement will be taught. Skills: floating, kicking, crawl stroke, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, sidestroke, elementary backstroke, diving, and turns. Ratio 5:1

Private: 3.5 years - Adult


One-on-one instruction for all ability levels.