Summer Swim Lessons

Due to a lack of lifeguards we are unable to offer swim lessons this summer. We hope to have them next summer. 

Limited Space - Sign Up Early

Red Cross certified lifeguards who are also trained in C.P.R. give our swim lessons. Lessons are offered in two weekday (M-F) sessions.  If uncertain which level to register your child for the instructors will evaluate him/her at the first session and place them in the appropriate group.


Costs for each child's first session is $75.00. If you desire to purchase an individual or family season pass we will credit $40.00 from this original fee toward your season pass. If signing up for both sessions the second session is $35.00.

Attleboro residents may sign up for lessons at all pools. State residents may take lessons at the state owned George I. Spatcher Memorial  Pool. Out of state residents are not eligible for swim lessons.

Individual & Family Season Passes

(distributed at the pools)
If you register your child for swim lessons and are purchasing a season's pass you may credit $40.00 of each child's initial swim lesson fee toward your family swim pass.

If you pre-registered for lessons or purchased a season's pass via the program registration form, your pass will be available at the pool you selected on your registration form starting on June 25th when the pools open.  Upon arrival at the pool notify staff that you have pre-paid for a pass either through registering for a swim lesson or purchase of a pass. 


Group lessons will be offered at our two city-owned swimming pools and the state owned Spatcher Pool on North Avenue. When filling out the registration form please note which pool you plan on attending:
  • B= Briggs
  • S= Spatcher
  • T= Tilda B. Stone (Dodgeville)


Monday - Friday     9:10am - 9:50am
Designed for a child's introduction to the pool, children will learn basic beginning skills for floating, swimming and safety. Water adjustment is introduced using fun games and songs. Buoyancy and breath control will be taught. Focus on safety and pool rules. Bubbles are welcome at these levels.

Beginner Plus

Monday - Friday   10:00am - 10:40am
Children entering this level should already be comfortable being in the water and have a familiarity with basic floating skills and pool rules. At this level children will be introduced to the deep end of the pool and treading water. Instruction will focus on stroke readiness using the front and back crawl strokes and front and back glides.

Swim Lesson Sessions 2020

This session runs Monday - Friday and is $35 per session.
Session 1: July 6th - July 17th
Session 2: July 27th - August 7th
Weather related make-ups will be held starting the Monday of the week after your session ends.


To register download the Summer Programs Brochure (PDF) and fill out the registration form inside the back cover.