Swim Lessons (Indoor & Outdoor)

Outdoor Swim Lessons

Red Cross guidelines are followed.  Outdoor swim lessons are for anyone from age 3 through adult. 

  • Preschool classes are 30 minutes; Learn to Swim classes are 45 minutes
  • Location: Marshalltown Family Aquatic Center
  • Class times: see table below
  • Cost: $32 - Preschool &  $42 - Learn to Swim
  • Classes meet  Monday - Thursday   **Fridays are make-up days**
  • Class size: see table below
  • Register Online
  • Swim Lesson Skill Levels

Swim Lesson procedures during Covid-19

  • Parents will bring swimmer to the entrance of the Aquatic Center.
  • Each swimmer’s temperature will be taken (must be below 100.4 to participate)
  • Each swimmer will be escorted into and out of the facility by their Instructor
  • Parents will not be allowed in the facility
  • Swimmers will exit the facility through the west gate.
  • Parents are encouraged to park under the viaduct after dropping off swimmer
  • Swimmer must come “swim ready” (limited restroom facilities will be available)
  • Swimmer will only be able to bring a towel and shoes to wear in & out of facility
  • Instructors will wear mask when needed.  For levels preschool through level 2, Instructors will be in the water.  Levels 3 & 4, Instructors will be on deck but may instruct in water if needed.
  • Swimmers will be social distanced while in the water
  • Ratio is 1:5 or 1:6

Phase 2

Session 2: Monday - Thursday -- July 13th - 23rd, 2020 (makeups July 17th & 24th)

Session 3: Monday - Thursday -- August 3rd - 13th, 2020 (makeups August 7th & 14th)

Level:9:00 am9:45 am10:00 am10:30 am
Pre-school w/out parentmax: 10max: 10
max: 10
Pre-school w/parent

max: 10
Learn to Swim Level 1max: 12
max: 12
Learn to Swim Level 2max: 12
max: 12
Learn to Swim Level 3max: 12
max: 12
Learn to Swim Level 4max: 12
max: 12

Indoor Swim Lessons (Dates coming in September & October)

Red Cross guidelines are followed.  Indoor evening swim lessons are for anyone from age 2 months old through adult. Classes are limited to 5 participants.

  • Classes are 45-minutes
  • Location: Pleasant Hill Pool in the Central Rivers AEA building located at 909 S 12th Street (enter the South driveway to the Southwest pool door).
  • Class times: 5:30 pm or 6:20 pm
  • Cost for the class is $40 per session
  • Classes are on Tuesdays & Thursdays
  • Register Online early to insure available space. 
Class Levels
Intro to Water (0-2 years old)
Level 1 - Introduction to Water
Pre-School With Parent (3-5 years old)
Level 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills
Pre-School without Parent (3-5 years old)
Level 3 - Stroke Development

Level 4 - Stroke Improvement

Session Dates
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Follow our Marshalltown Parks and Recreation Department Facebook page, local radio stations (AM 1230-KFJB, FM 101.1-KIX, AM 1090-KDAO or FM99.5-KDAO) or call (641) 754-5715 option 2 for updates. Click “Notify Me” to enroll and receive weather related notifications or cancellations via text or email of your choosing.

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