Where To Take Swimming Lessons for Kids in Southwest Michigan

Kalamazoo Swim Lessons

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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 spots around Kalamazoo that offer swim classes, lessons, and competitive swim for this extracurricular activity.

With options for every age and ability, you’ll find something that fits your family’s needs.

Want to practice your skills?? Try these open swim locations.

Directory: 9 Locations for Kalamazoo Swimming Lessons for Kids

Teaching your child to swim is a critical skill and comes with too many benefits to count. Finding the right instructor and swim class is essential for creating lifelong swimmers.

Read on to find the best spots in Southwest Michigan to take your child for swimming classes.

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📧 Seaotterswimschoolkzoo@gmail.com

Kelly and her instructors are amazing! We tried out Sea Otter Swim School for the first time this year with my oldest (age 7) and he LOVED IT!
-Perri N

Sea Otter Swim School is a locally owned and operated swim school offering lessons at multiple locations in the Kalamazoo area.

With over 25 years of teaching experience, owner Kelly Dougal has created a safety-focused curriculum with the goal of helping your child become confident and independent in the water.

Classes offered:
• Parent & Me
• Private (1:1 ratio)
• Semi-private (3:1 ratio)

Multiple class structures include boot camp style (consecutive days) and weekly classes to fit your needs and budget.

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OFFERING: Toddler Swim Lessons, Swimming Lessons for Kids

AGES: Infants & Toddlers, Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

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Allegan Aquatic Center
1560 M-40 North, Allegan MI 49010
The Allegan Swim School offers group swimming lessons for children three and above.
Aqua-Tots Swim Schools Portage
7113 S Westnedge Ave, Portage MI 49002
Aqua-Tots built a new facility in Portage, next door to Sam’s Club on Westnedge. We are still learning about this new spot as they just opened in April, 2023.
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.
Borgess Health & Fitness Center
3025 Gull Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49048
Borgess offers a wide range of fun, educational swimming courses designed for children ages six months and up
Bronson Athletic Club
6789 Elm Valley Dr, Kalamazoo MI 49009
The Bronson Athletic Club offers aquatics classes and lessons for all ages. Swimming lessons are available to Bronson Athletic Club members only.
Kalamazoo United Swim Club
Loy Norrix High School, Kik Pool

Kalamazoo United offers swim teams and swim instruction from beginners to advanced levels.
Kik Pool
1018 Walter St, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
The Kik pool welcomes all community members for open swimming and also hosts a number of other activities such as aqua fitness, swimming lessons, lap swimming, and swim meets.
Sea Otter Swim School
Sea Otter Swim School 2023 Swim Guide

Endurance Fitness & Wellness
The Kalamazoo Athletic Club

Sea Otter Swim School offers private, semi-private and parent & me swimming lessons for children six months and above. Swim lessons focus on helping children develop the skills necessary to be safe, comfortable, and confident in the water.
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. Lessons start at the age of six months and are available for children of all ages and skill levels.
YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo
1001 W Maple St, Kalamazoo, MI 49008 (Maple)
2900 W Centre Ave, Portage, MI 49024 (Portage)

The YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo offers swim lessons for all ability levels and ages, starting at six months. Private lessons, homeschool lessons and pre-competitive swim team are also available.

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