Swim Lessons

COVID-19 Modified Swim Lessons

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Registrations open Mon, June 8th:

Lyon County will have to remain in Phase 3 of the Covid-19 Ad Astra Plan in order for this program to proceed. Due to restrictions based on COVID-19 guidelines, swim lessons will be modified to accommodate social distancing requirements: 

  • A parent or caregiver must be in the water for Parent/Child, Preschool and Levels 1 - 3. This is to provide support for the child. The parent/caregiver does not need to be able to swim. They only need to be able to stand in shallow water, support the child and receive/follow instruction.
  • Classes will be limited to 6 people. 
  • Locker rooms will not be available. Please come dressed for class and leave as is. 
  • The viewing room and pool will not be able to accommodate viewers.  
  • Additional classes may be added as instructors become available.

 If at anytime, Lyon County reaches Phase 4, parents will not need to be in the water with the child.

For the COVID19 check-in procedure for the Indoor pool along with additional requirements, please reference this link: COVID19 Info for Indoor Pool

We appreciate your help in keeping our patrons and staff safe and healthy!

**The Emporia Recreation Commission asks parents to decide what is right for your child at this time. We are working with local and state authorities as well as the Kansas Recreation and Park Association (KRPA) to ensure we comply with the guidelines being put into place to provide the best possible experience for all. However, the ERC cannot guarantee that you or your child(ren)will not become infected with COVID-19.**

Signing Up For Lessons

Find class listings at the bottom of this page.  All classes must be preregistered and prepaid. You may only enroll in one session at a time. See below for on-line registration guidelines.  If the class you would like to register for is filled, please place your name on the waiting list. We may open more classes if possible. Classes may be cancelled and /or combined due to low registration numbers.

 All participants will receive an Achievement Booklet to track their progress through swim lessons. Instructors will indicate which skills the participant has accomplished and which skills need work.  If all skills are accomplished in a level, the participant can move to the next level.

Fee Waiver Scholarships

Fee waiver scholarships are available for Kindergarten through 10th grade, however this does not include private lessons.

COVID19 Registration Guidelines for Swim Lessons:

Need to open an ERC Account online? Watch the attached video for help.  https://youtu.be/eUp5oXE9EPk

Payment with a credit/debit card must be made online.  Follow these instructions for registration:

(If you qualify for the Youth Fee Waiver, your discount will be reflected if you register with your existing account.  If you create a new account, the Youth Fee Waiver will not be reflected. If we do not already have your USD 253 eligibility letter on file, please email office.emporiarec@emporiarec.org or call 620-340-6300.) 

  • See below for your swimmer’s age group and find the registration link in that tab. (Not available until Thursday, June 4th.)

  • Click the link and log in to your account.  Note:  If you have only registered in-person, your log-in will be the email that the ERC has on your account.  Log in with that email and click the "Forgot Password" button to create a new password.  If you qualify for a Youth Fee Waiver, see note above.)

  • Complete registration and payment. Click here to watch a video on how to register account members.**

**Please note: there is a wait list available on-line for swim lessons.  If your class is full, please continue through the on-line registration process to get on the wait list. Click here to watch a video on how to get on a wait list.**

Walk-in Registration Appointments:

A limited number of appointments for registrations are available at this time. We encourage you to try the on-line registration process to limit contact due to COVID19.  To make an appointment, click @EmporiaRec to go to our Facebook page and make an appointment online or call 620-340-6300.

For your appointment:

  • Please be familiar with the activities for registration so we can limit contact to 15 minutes.
  • We ask that only one adult attend the registration appointment if possible.
  • Face masks are recommended during your appointment.
  • Only bring essential items in the building for your appointment. 
  • Use hand sanitizer upon entry.
  1. Parent/Child
  2. Preschool Levels
  3. Learn To Swim Levels

Introduced children between the ages of 6 months - 3 years to the water and teaches swimming readiness skills. Provides safety information for parents and teaches techniques parents can use to orient their children to the water. Parent/caregiver must participate in class.

Fee: $ 22 USD 253 Resident / $25 Non Resident


Reg. Closes
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June 22-July 2
2-2:30 p.m.
June 18
June 22-July 2
5-5:30 p.m.
June 18
July 6-16
2-2:30 p.m.
July 2
July 6-16
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