Swimming Lessons

Indoor Pool Recreation 9 Henry Law Ave.
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(603) 516-6441

7 Days a Week, Hours Subject to Change


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Lesson Information

Winter Swim Lessons 2024 - Resident registrations begin December 6th @ 8am!

Link to online program info:  getactive.dover.nh.gov

Our Infant/Toddler class is for children ages 6 months to 3 years. This is a wonderful course that may help your child to become more comfortable in and around the water. Parents and children go in the water together and under the direction of an instructor to learn simple exercises and skills. 

Our American Red Cross Preschool program is for children ages 3 - 4 years old. It is broken down into Beginner and Advanced Preschool. The main difference between the levels is that in the beginner class the children work on skills with support (noodle, barbell, instructor, etc.). The advanced preschool is for those children that are performing these skills more independently.

Our American Red Cross Learn to Swim program is for children ages 5 and up. This program is broken up into levels 1-6. Please see skill section for a breakdown of the critical skills of each level. We will take registration until the class if full. 


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 5 seconds independently, swimming with a combined arm and leg action for 5 yards. 

Level 3: Swim 15 yards with rotary breathing, kneeling and sitting dives, butterfly kick and body motion help, HELP and huddle positions. 

Level 4: Front crawl for 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 yards continuous swim using all of the 6 strokes. 

Registration Information

Dover Residents MUST bring proof of residency. The following are the only acceptable forms: valid driver's license, car registration, or apartment lease. All registration must be in person and each person may only register members of their family.

Age Requirements:
Infant/Toddler: 6 months - 2 years
Preschool (Beginner&Advanced): 3 - 4 years
Levels 1-6: 5 and over

Miscellaneous Information

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.

Please note:
Children ages 3 and under are required to wear a swim diaper while swimming in the Dover Indoor 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!

Changing Facilities:

Please do not enter the locker rooms until 15 minutes prior to the start of your lesson.

Children 4 and over are required to use same-sex locker rooms. There is a changing stall located in the lobby, as well as a family changing/showering area. See the desk attendant for further assistance.

No refund given after activity begins. No refunds are given due to weather cancellations. All attempts will be made to make up the lesson if this occurs but it cannot be guartanteed. 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.