We offer swim lessons at the Indoor Pool in sessions throughout the year.
The American Red Cross has recently changed the outline of their Learn to Swim program. Please see the required skills section to see what level your child may be in.
Our Infant/Toddler class ages 6 months up to 3 years. This is a wonderful course that may help your child to become more comfortable around the water. Parents and children go in to the water together and under the direction of an instructor learn simple exercises and skills.
Our Preschool program is for children ages 3 up to 5 years old. It is broken down into Beginner Preschool and Advanced Preschool. The main difference between the two levels is that in the beginner class the children work on skills with support (noodle, barbell, instructor, etc.). The advanced preschool class is for children who are performing those skills independently. Please note that the preschool classes are 30 minutes long instead of 40 minutes.
These skills will give you an idea of what level to register for. Any questions? Please call us at 516-6441!
Level 1- Fully submerge face, front and back floats, swim on front and back for 5 yards unassisted.
Level 2- Back and front floats for 5 seconds independently, combined arm and leg action tp swim for 5 yards.
Level 3- Swim 15 yards with rotary breathing, kneeling and sitting dives, butterfly kick and body motion, HELP and huddle positions.
Level 4- Front crawl 25 yards, entire butterfly stroke, treading water.
Level 5- Breaststroke 25 yards, front crawl 50 yards, shallow dive, pike and tuck surface dives and sidestroke.
Level 6- Swim 50 yards of each of the 6 strokes, flip turns, survival swimming, 500 yard continuous swim using all of the 6 strokes.
Registration for Fall Swim lessons for Dover residents will begin Saturday, September 21st at 1pm. Registration for non-residents will begin on Saturday, September 28th at 1pm. All registrations will be held in the Indoor Pool Conference Room.
Dover Residents MUST bring proof of residency. The following are the only acceptable forms: valid driver's license, car registration, or apartment lease. All registrations must be in person and each person may only register members from one family.
Fees: $50/residents; $70/non-residents
Infant/Toddler: 6 months - up to 3 (3 year olds MUST enter preschool classes)
Preschool (Beginner&Advanced): 3 - up to 5 years old (5 year olds MUST enter Level 1)
Levels 1-6: 5 and over (Age 5 and older MUST be in levels 1-6)
October 12th - November 10th
Beginner Preschool: Code 224110A
Level 2: Code 224140A
Level 3: Code 224150A
Level 5: Code 224170A
Advanced Preschool: Code 224120B
Level 1: Code 224130B
Level 4: Code 224160B
Level 6: Code 224200B
Infant/Toddler: Code 224100C
Tuesday/Thursday Morning Lessons
October 15th - November 14th
Beginner Preschool: Code 224110C
Beginner Preschool: Code 224110D
Advanced Preschool: Code 224120C
Advanced Preschool: Code 224120D
Infant/Toddler: Code 224100B
Tuesday/Thursday Afternoon Lessons
October 15th - November 14th
Beginner Preschool: Code 224110E
Advanced Preschool: Code 224120E
Level 1: Code 224130H
Level 2: Code 224140H
Classes will be filled on a first come-first serve basis. Feel free to call with any questions regarding availability of a class or registration procedure.
Children ages 3 and under are required to wear a swim diaper while swimming in the Dover Indoor Pool and the Jenny Thompson Outdoor Pool. Swim diapers are available at the pool for $2 each. Please remove all street shoes before entering the pool area. Failure to remove street shoes presents a cleanliness and sanitary issue. You are more than welcome to bring an alternate pair of shoes, flip-flops, or clean deck shoes. Thank you for your cooperation!
Children 6 and over are required to use same-sex locker rooms. If parents are uncomfortable with this, there is a changing stall located in the lobby. See desk attendant for further assistance.
No refund given after activity begins. All persons participating in Dover Recreation programs do so at their own risk and without recourse to the City of Dover, its agents, officers or employees. A $10 non-refundable administration charge is included in all fees.