Where To Take Swimming Lessons for Kids in Southwest Michigan

Kalamazoo Swim Lessons

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 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: 8 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.

1 – Allegan Aquatic Center

1560 M-40 North, Allegan, MI 49010

The Allegan Swim School offers group swimming lessons for children three and above.

The swim lessons use SwimAmerica’s unique, 10-level program that builds confidence and competence in the water.

The aquatic center also offers Master’s Swim, a program for adults to help improve technique and build stamina.

Allegan Indoor Pool

2 – 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.

New lesson sessions are announced and open for registration periodically.

3 – 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.  Their group swimming lessons for ages six months to five focus on getting kids comfortable in the water and teaching beginner swim skills.

The swimming lessons for six and up follow the American Red Cross
Learn to Swim program.

4 – 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.

Swimming lessons are available to Bronson Athletic Club members only.

5 – 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.


6 – Sea Otter Swim School

Sea Otter Swim School features group and private 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.

Swim lessons are taught at various pool facilities throughout the Kalamazoo area.

Kalamazoo Swimming Lessons

7 – 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 six months and are available for children of all ages and skill levels.

The Sherman Lake YMCA also offers small group and private swim lessons.

8 – 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. Lessons focus on water discovery, acclimation, and stamina for young children followed by stroke introduction, development, and mechanics for older children.

Lessons are available to members and non-members.

Private lessons, homeschool lessons and pre-competitve swim team are also available.

kalamazoo swim lessons
Instructional Pool at Kalamazoo YMCA Maple location

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