Rockford Park District
Helping People Enjoy Life!

Swimming Lessons


The Rockford Park District and YMCA of Rock River Valley are partnering to better serve our communities aquatics needs by offering year-round swim lesson opportunities for families. This collaboration means the Y will begin offering lessons at Alpine Park Pool and Harkins Pool, in addition to three other locations.

The Rockford Park District believes in helping others do what they do best and in order to operate more efficiently is eliminating duplication of services. The Y has more than 110 years of experience teaching people to swim and has certified, caring instructors that are trained to guide swimmers of all abilities and all ages. They use a skill-based instruction that maximizes physical activity, emphasizes safety, and elevates character development to engage families in our community.

Swimming is truly a life skill that everyone should know to be safe. Program fee assistance is available to those who qualify.

NOTE: You don't need to be a Y member to register for swim lessons at Rockford Park District pools or Harlem Middle School.


Competitive Swim Training

Rockford Park District competitive swim training is designed for serious competitive swimmers who desire to improve both stroke mechanics and conditioning in all four competitive strokes. Geared towards middle school through college age students, this eight-week program is great summer training for those looking to stay in shape for school-year swim teams.