Dive Right In with Swimming Lessons for Kids
Summer in Michigan often means pool parties and trips to the lake. However, any season is the right time to learn how to swim or to brush up on swimming skills for kids of all ages.
See our complete roundup of aquatic centers around Kalamazoo that offer swim classes, lessons, and competitive swim. You’ll find options to suit your swimmer’s age and skill level.
Kalamazoo Swimming Lessons
Teaching your child to swim is a critical skill and often comes with health benefits. Finding the right instructor and swim class is essential for implementing lifelong water skills.
Read on to find the best spots in Southwest Michigan to take your child for swimming classes.
Allegan Aquatic Center | 1560 M-40 North, Allegan, MI 49010
The Allegan Swim School offers parent/child Lessons for ages six months to five years and a variety of group swim lessons using SwimAmerica’s unique, 10-level program that builds confidence and competence in the water. Homeschool and adult swim lessons are also available.
Battle Creek YMCA | 182 Capital Ave NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017
Swim lessons at the Battle Creek YMCA cover the basics of floating, stroke technique, water safety and boat safety. All ages are welcome, from 6 months to adults. Lessons are open to members and non-members.
Borgess Health & Fitness Center | 3025 Gull Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49048
Borgess offers a wide range of fun, educational swimming courses designed for children ages 8 months and up. Their swimming programs include group lessons for up to age five and American Red Cross Learn to Swim group lessons for ages six and up.
Bronson Athletic Club | 6789 Elm Valley Dr, Kalamazoo MI 49009
The Bronson Athletic Club offers aquatics classes and swimming lessons for all ages. Classes take place inside the climate-controlled indoor aquatics center year-round. The group swimming lesson levels are offered for ages six months and up.
Classes are open to Bronson Athletic Club members only . Private swimming lessons are available upon request.
YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo- Maple | 1001 W Maple St, Kalamazoo, 49008
YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo- Portage | 2900 W Centre Ave, Portage, MI 49024
The YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo offers swim lessons for all ability levels and ages, starting at six months. Lessons focus on water discovery, acclimation, and stamina for young children followed by stroke introduction, development, and mechanics for older children.
Private and homeschool lessons, as well as a pre-competitive swim team, are also available.
Plainwell Community Schools Pool | 422 Acorn St, Plainwell 49080
The Plainwell Community Pool is located in the district’s middle school and is open to all district residents for classes and recreation. Swim lessons are offered for children starting at age four. The Trojan Aquatic Club is a competitive swim team for youth ages 8-18.
Portage Aquatic Club
Portage Aquatic Club is a competitive swimming team that offers a “learn to swim better” program for those who wish to cultivate their swimming ability. Swimmers must be at least 7 years old and all new swimmers will need to be assessed to assure proper placement.
Junior Crocs (Ages 6-12) is the beginning level for all interested swimmers.
Sherman Lake YMCA | 6225 N 39th St, Augusta, MI 49012
Centrally located between Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, the Wellness Center at the Sherman Lake YMCA is home to a six-lane pool with two diving boards. There are a variety of swim lessons available, open to both members and non-members.
Lessons start at the age of four months and are available for children and adults of all skill levels. Also available are family swim lessons, small group lessons, and private lessons.
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