Swim Lessons

Ellis Certified Swim Lessons

Come join us this summer at the Dow Park Pool for Ellis Certified Swim Lessons for your child with our certified lifeguards. Classes meet Tuesday through Friday (Mondays reserved for rainouts).  For Water Exploration and Safety (formerly known as Baby Splashes), (ages 3 months to 3 years) an adult must be in the water with the child.  Registration for Swim Lessons can be done online, in person at the Deer Park Community Center or over the phone at 281-478-2050.  


For summer 2020, we will not be offering group swim lessons due to the restrictions from COVID-19. Morning swim lessons will be using a 2 students to 1 instructor ratio.  

   
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Residents Rates

  • $110/swimmer/session 5 & up

Non-Resident Rates

  • $120/swimmer/session 5 & up


 9-9:45 a.m. OR 10-10:45 a.m. (pre-school and Water Exploration and Safety only meet for 30 minutes)


Three sessions are offered during the summer and each session consists of 8 classes.  We also have a Saturday session, which meets for 6 Saturdays for the Pre-school & Beginner level and Water Exploration and Safety.

Sessions
 

       Session I: June 16 - 26
       Session II: July 7 - 17
       Session III: July 21-31
       Saturday Session: June 13 - July 25

 
Levels

45-minute classes:

  • Pre-school I (ages 3-4) 
  • 5 year old Beginners (age 5)    
  • Beginners    
  • Advanced Beginners     
  • Intermediate     

Levels for swimming lessons are assessed based on

  • Age of the child,
  • Discretion of the parent, and 
  • Discretion of the lifeguard/instructor. 

 
If we feel your child belongs in another class based on either age, attention span, skill level, or interaction with others, we reserve the right to evaluate them and move them to a class better fit for their needs.  

Please pick up or print out a Swim Parent Handbook prior to the beginning of your session.
 

Weather Policy 

If lightning is detected within an 8-mile radius of the Dow Park Pool, the Aquatics professional staff will inform persons in the pool areas.  Once pool patrons have been informed of the lightning situation they will have the option of leaving the pool or staying until the weather clears. If patrons choose to leave the pool, they should not use showers or land line telephones, and Lifeguards will be trained to provide this information to patrons, as appropriate.

If a severe weather warning is received from the City of Deer Park Emergency Services or another reliable weather source indicating a severe thunderstorm/tornado is present in the area and patrons should take cover, Dow Park patrons will be evacuated to a safe zone(s). The lifeguards, swim lesson instructors, aquatic supervisor and/or group fitness class instructor will instruct patrons to leave the pool and take shelter in the pool locker rooms. Once an all clear is received patrons will be allowed to return to the pool.

You may choose to call the Deer Park Community Center or Dow Park Pool prior to driving to the building if you are coming for swimming lessons. Please call 281-478-2050 OR 281-478-2055 for information concerning lessons and severe weather closures. Unless there is a severe weather warning, we will stay open for swimming lessons! Instructors are not guaranteed and will be assigned based on availability.