Where can I take swimming lessons?
The Town of Hempstead currently has 20 outdoor pools and 1 indoor pool that offer Swimming Lessons.
|Averill Boulevard Park, Elmont||437-5881|
Echo Park Pool Complex, West Hempstead
|Forest City Community Park, Wantagh||783-2516|
|Newbridge Road, Bellmore||783-2518|
|Oceanside Park, Oceanside||763-0709|
|Veterans Memorial Park, East Meadow||296-7780|
|Malibu Pool, Lido Blvd||670-1057|
Franklin Square Pool (Rath), Franklin Square
(Franklin Square Residents Only)
|Roosevelt Pool, Roosevelt||623-7416|
|Harold Walker Park, Lakeview||766-1792|
|Hewlett Point Bay/Pool, Hewlett||763-0714|
|Joint District Pools for Levittown Residents Only|
|Acorn Lane Pool, Levittown||796-5312|
|Azalea Road, Levittown||769-1898|
|Bluegrass Lane Pool, Levittown||796-1322|
|Carmen Ave. Pool, Westbury||997-8007|
|Jerusalem Ave. Pool, Levittown||997-8007|
|Levittown Parkway Pool, Hicksville||933-6409|
|Slate Lane Pool, Levittown||796-5184|
|West Village Green, Levittown||796-5184|
|Wolcott Lane, Levittown||796-2318|
Where can I sign up for swimming lessons?
You may sign up for lessons at your local pool at the designated registration time.
Please visit the Learn to Swim page.
What are the costs for the Learn to Swim Programs?
POOL ADMISSION FEE NOT INCLUDED IN LESSON FEE
* Plus additional $10 fee to the American Red Cross
** Includes all American Red Cross fees
|Guppies 4 & 5 year olds ONLY||Free|
|Children Level 2-3||Free|
|Children Level 4-6||55.00|
|Adults Level 4-6||60.00|
|Junior Lifeguarding||55.00 *|
Please visit the Learn to Swim page.
What are the costs for the Learn to Dive Programs?
|POOL ADMISSION FEE NOT INCLUDED IN LESSON FEE|
Please visit the Diving Instruction page.
Must I pay to enter the pool when my child is enrolled in swimming lessons?
Parents of children under 10 years of age who are participating in swimming and diving lessons, swim team and dive practices are required to accompany the child into the pool area. Please be advised that if you come in street clothes and leave with your child immediately after the lesson, you will not be required to pay the daily admission. In the event that you decide to wear bathing attire (underneath street clothes) it will be assumed that you are remaining and it will be necessary for you to pay the fee.
What types of payments do you accept?
We accept checks or money orders only made payable to The Town of Hempstead.
What level should my child be enrolled into?
What times of year are swimming lessons offered?
Echo Park Indoor Pool Only
Children must be 48 inches tall
|Summer Sessions 1 & 2||All 20 pools that offer lessons|
|Fall||Echo Park Indoor Pool Only|
How old do you have to be to take lessons?
4 & 5 year olds
Offered only in the Summer
|Children Level 2-6||Must be 6 years old by December|
|Adults||18 & up|
|Junior Lifeguarding||12-14 year olds|
|Lifeguard Training||Must be 16 by the end of the class|
How long do the Swimming Lesson sessions run for?
|Winter/Spring||Once a week for eight classes|
|Summer Sessions 1 & 2||Twice a week for eight classes|
|Fall||Once a week for eight classes|
If I sign up my child for Session 1 swim lessons, am I automatically enrolled for Session 2?
No, you must sign your child up for each session and you must bring your proof of age and residency with you to each registration.
Should I work with my child beyond swimming lessons?
Yes, similar to schoolwork, with more practice your child will improve their skills.
Are lessons still held when there is inclement weather?
Yes, lessons are only cancelled in the event of thunder and lighting. If you have questions, please call the pool where your child takes his or her lessons.
Can I sign up my friend's child?
No, you may only sign up children in your own family.
What do I have to bring to registration?
You must bring proof of age and proof of residency for each registrant and payment. We accept checks or money orders only made payable to The Town of Hempstead.
Do you have make-up classes?
No, we do not offer make up swimming lessons.
Are there female and male instructors?
Yes, we have both males and female instructors in our Learn to Swim program.
What certifications do the instructors hold?
All of the Town of Hempstead instructors are American Red Cross Water Safety instructors, as well as certified in CPR/AED, First Aid and also certified by the Nassau County Health Department as Lifeguards.
Do you offer Adult lessons?
Yes, we offer adult swimming lessons during all of Learn to Swim Sessions.
Do you sell bathing suits, goggle, bathing caps, towels, etc.?
No, we do not sell any equipment or clothing. Please supply your own.