Swimming Lessons and Information
The City of Livonia strives to have the best swim lesson program in the area! We have combined the best aspects of other Learn to Swim programs into our own custom program to emphasize parent involvement, safety and small instructor to child ratios. For more information please call (734) 466-2900.
About Swim Lesson Class Days and Times
For an up to date listing of current or upcoming swim lessons please refer to the Aquatics Section in the Parks and Recreation "L" Magazine for a detailed listing of class fees, days and times. Below is a list of class levels and descriptions. Pre-Registration is required as space is limited. Must register online or at the Kirksey Recreation Center.
Swim Lesson Class Descriptions
Aqua Infants Ages 6–18 months
This is a water orientation class for parent and infant. Goals include water adjustment, getting in/out, safety awareness, water play with toys and socialization.
Aqua Tots Ages 18 months–3 yrs
This is a water orientation class for parent and toddlers. Goals include basic water readiness skills, getting in/out, safety reminders, water play with toys and equipment and group activities.
Parent Preschool Ages 3-5
Parents will accompany children in the water. Goals include transitioning the child into a class without the parent present, practice of fundamental skills and safety reminders. Lessons are designed to make learning fun.
Water Basics Ages 3 and up
No prerequisites. This is a water orientation class without a parent present. Goals include comfort in the water, going underwater, basic swimming propulsion and safety reminders. Lessons are designed to make learning fun.
Yellow Group Ages 3 and up
Prerequisite: Must be able to put whole head under water. Goals include floating on front and back, basic swimming propulsion with flotation aides and safety reminders.
Red Group Ages 3 and up
No skill prerequisites. Goals include comfort in the water, body position, basic swimming propulsion and safety reminders. Lessons are designed to make learning fun.
Prerequisites: Swim front crawl and back crawl one width (15 ft.) of the leisure pool. The main goal of this class will be mastering breathing for front crawl. This class will also cover introductions to the breaststroke, sidestroke and possible the elementary backstroke and the butterfly if time is available.
Prerequisites: 2 length (50 yards) of the pool front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly with one minute of rest permitted between strokes. This is a technique and drill based class. Taught in the Lap Pool.