Public Swimming Lessons
Ellsworth Summer School Lessons will be held in the evenings between 6pm and 8pm October 4th - 27th. Sign up for these through the Summer School Registration.
Fall Public Lessons will have
PM Class Sessions Options
Public PM Swimming Lessons will be held on Tuesdays & Thursdays
Pre-school Levels: FULL
4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20 (3 weeks)
Pre-school Level Times:
6:00-6:30 pm, 6:30-7:00 pm, 7:00-7:30 pm
Levels 1-6: FULL
4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27 (4 weeks)
6:00-6:45 pm, 7:00-7:45 pm
Fees must be paid on line at the time of registration:
Pres-school Levels $30
Levels 1-6 $40
Select one of the links below.
Sept 18th is the deadline date!
Select the class time you prefer.
Fill out the required information.
You will get a reminder ON the selected deadline date that your lesson starts soon, that is just your confirmation that you have registered for lessons.
Class dates and times are listed above. You will not be notified for the start dates.
If you are not able to select the deadline date that means the session is full.
To be put on a waitlist please email
Provide students name, level, and time.
To be put on a waitlist please email
Provide students name, level, and time.
Swimming Lesson Levels
Preschool I: For children ages 18 months through 3 years old. Child and their parent/guardian will be in the water together as the child progresses through a simple sequence of basic water skills to gain confidence in the water and learn basic pool-side safety. Waterproof diapers are needed for those who are in diapers. They are sold at the pool for your convenience for $2.00.
Preschool II: For children ages 3 through 5 years old. Designed to promote swimmer independence without parental involvement. Children will learn how to enter and exit the water safely, float and glide with instructor assistance, kicking on the front and back, beginner's stroke, underwater exploration, and safety skills.
Level 1: Water Exploration: This is recommended as the first class in the swim program. Students are introduced to basic swimming and water safety skills which they will build on as they progress through the American Red Cross "Learn to Swim Program." This is a beginner course and swimmers will use instructors assistance as necessary.
Level 2: Primary skills: Students entering this course must have a Level 1 certificate or be able to demonstrate all of the completion requirements of Level 1. Skills presented in Level 1 will be improved upon and combined for swimming independently over short distances. Swimmers in this level should be out of kindergarten, this is to prevent advancing to quickly through the levels and resulting in an individual being is water that is too deep or in a class that is to advanced for their age.
Level 3: Stroke Readiness: Students must have a Level 2 certificate or be able to demonstrate all of the completion requirements in Level 2. Students begin to coordinate front and back crawl and are introduced to the elementary backstroke. They will be swimming independently in the shallow end.
Level 4: Stroke Development: Students must have a Level 3 certificate or be able to demonstrate all of the completion requirements in Level 3. This level is held entirely in the deep end, so swimmers must have the strength and endurance to sustain each stoke without touching. Students improve and develop confidence in the strokes and skills learned in Level 2 and 3. Breast stroke and sidestroke are introduced. Students begin to increase their endurance and classes will be held in deep water.
Level 5: Skill Proficiency: Students must have a Level 4 certificate or be able to demonstrate all of the completion requirements in Level 4. Students work on strokes so that they can swim them with more ease, efficiency, power, and smoothness over greater distances.
Level 6: Students must have a Level 5 certificate or be able to demonstrate all of the completion requirements in Level 5. Students work on strokes, endurance and are introduced to lifeguard readiness techniques.
Adult Lessons: This course is offered primarily in the summer sessions of July and August and is designed to teach adults basic swimming, water safety skills, and to increase personal comfort in and around the water. Lessons consist of 45 minute sessions where general skills will be developed and improved including: underwater breath control, back and front floating, and kicking. Beginner and Intermediate levels are preferred. Swimmers will have their own area of the pool and be grouped with other adults of similar swimming skills. Private Lessons are also available.
Questions and Answers About Swimming Lessons at the Klaas-Jonas Community Pool
When are Public Swimming Lessons?
Summer: July and August
Evening sessions are held 2 times per week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Evening lessons usually begin on the first Tuesday of the month and will continue on Tuesday and Thursday evenings between 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Preschool I and II: 30 minute classes for three weeks.
Levels 1-6: 45 minute classes for four weeks.
We offer two morning sessions in July and August, for 2 (1 week for pre-school) from 9:30am-10:15am.
How Much are Public Swimming Lessons?
Preschool Levels I and II are $30.00. Levels 1-6 are $40.00. All payments are taken the night of sign-up.
How Do I Sign Up?
Registration is done on-line and the links will be published on this swimming lesson page once registration opens.
Red Cross Certifications
The Klaas-Jonas Community Pool follows Red Cross instruction and certification guidelines. Teaching ratios are based on age and number of swimmers. The younger the level, the higher the instructor/swimmer ratio.
PS I & II are meant to introduce water familiarity and confidence, while learning water safety ,and can be repeated as many times as necessary.
Levels 1-6 are completion courses. Upon receiving the Red Cross Level Completion Card from your instructor, the swimmer can advance to the next level's swimming techniques.
What ages are appropriate for swimming lessons levels?
Preschool I: 18 months - 3 years (parents are in the water with their children)
Preschool II: 4 - 5 years
Level 1: 5 years or once they enter kindergarten. To pass Level 1 and enter into Level 2, your child must be out of Kindergarten.
Levels 2-6: 1st graders 6 years and up
Additional Swimming Opportunities
Parent & Toddler Open Swim Times
This is an open swim time available for anyone wanting to introduce children to the water in a relaxed, comfortable and playful manner. The parent/guardian MUST join the child in the water and the slide will be available upon request. Waterproof diapers are needed for children who are in diapers. They are sold at the pool for your convenience for $2.00.
Admission: Adults $3.00, Students k-12 (5 years and up) $2.00 and Children 4 years of age and under FREE.
Times: September - May: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
June: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
July-August: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
Summer School Lessons
Summer School lessons are offered for Ellsworth Community Students k-12 in June. Summer School Lessons are held Monday - Friday 8:00-12:00 for three weeks with 30 minute sessions. You must sign-up in the district office for these lessons. District Office: 273-3900.
Private swimming lessons are available for individuals of any age. You can request any instructor employed through the Klaas-Jonas Community Pool and you will work with them to make a schedule that works for you. 5 sessions are suggested to learn and retain skills to advance to the next level. There have been many requests for private swimming lessons please call the pool if you have further questions.
Prices: Individual: $20.00 / 30 minute session
Private Swimming Lesson Form
The Private Swimming Lesson Form can be found on the pool page under 'Pool Forms'. Print, fill out, and bring to the pool with appropriate payment.