The staff at the Marion Pool will be happy to assist with swim lesson registration. Cash or checks are acceptable forms of payment.
Red Cross Swimming Lessons are offered through the Marion Parks & Recreation Department. Lessons cost $40 per child, per session.
No Waiting Lists
The number of students per class is limited in order to provide quality instruction and lessons for everyone. Once a class is filled, no one else can register for that class.
Lesson Changes and Refunds
There is a $10 charge per lesson for changes to the date(s) or time(s) you have registered for. Refunds are available prior to the start of the session, less a $10 administrative fee. No refunds will be allowed after the session has begun.
Swim Lesson Levels
The following guidelines will help determine which level best fits your child’s swimming ability. All children are assessed at moved to a different level as necessary. If your child is between levels, please their first lesson and may register for the lower one. Students learn many different skills at each level. They usually need more than one session at each level to pass to the next level. Check out the schedule to find a session and time that work for you!
Level 1— Students learn to fully submerge face and body, breathe rhythmically, experience buoyancy, float on front and back, and swim on front and back using arm and leg actions.
Level 2— Students learn to float on front and back with glide, swim a combined stroke front and back, demonstrate rhythmic breathing, tread water, and swim on side.
Level 3— (Participants must be able to stand unassisted, in three feet of water.) Students learn front crawl with rotary breathing, back crawl, butterfly arm and leg motions, a kneeling or standing dive, survival float, and retrieve a submerged object.
Level 4— Students work on strokes including front and back crawl, swim on side with scissor kick, elementary back, breaststroke and butterfly. They also learn diving, underwater swimming, surface dives and open turns on front and back.
Level 5— Students refine the front and back crawl, elementary back, breaststroke, butterfly and sidestroke. They also learn standing and shallow dives, pike and tuck surface dives, and front and backstroke flip turns.
Level 6— Students refine strokes to swim with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances. This level is offers these personal emphasis options: personal water safety, fitness swimming, fundamentals of diving, and lifeguard readiness.
Please review the times and dates for each session to ensure you are signing your child up for the correct level, time and session.
Splash! (Parent/Toddler Class)
PARENT AND CHILD AGES 18 MONTHS –2 YEARS
Work together with your child in the water through various games and activities designed to prepare the child for structured lessons. This class will be held during Session 3 ONLY from 11–11:30 a.m. Limit 20 participants.
Intro To Swim I
CHILDREN AGE 3
Students learn to fully submerge face and body, breathe rhythmically, experience buoyancy, float on front and back, and swim on front and back using arm and leg motions. This class will be held during Session 3 ONLY from 11–11:30 a.m. Limit 20 participants.
Intro To Swim II
CHILDREN AGES 10–14
Do you have an older child that has never learned how to swim? This class allows kids the option to learn the basics of swimming with kids their own age. This class will be held during Session 2 ONLY from 11–11:45 a.m. Limit 20 participants.
Marion Sharks Swim Team
CHILDREN AGES 6–18
Open to all swimmers who are able to swim 25 yards. Participants have the opportunity to compete against other area teams. Coached by the Marion pool staff.
Mon-Fri June-July 6:45-8 a.m. (Practices) Times vary for meets
Marion Swimming Pool
REGISTRATION FEE: $80 per child (+$10 after deadline) Registration Form
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: May 24, 2019
NOTES: Meet schedule will be released at a later date