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Learn to Swim Program
About Our Swim Classes
The 2015 Learn to Swim Program will be coordinated and conducted by Merriam Parks and Recreation Aquatic Staff. Experienced Water Safety instructors will teach all lessons. Class sizes are small in order to give your child individualized attention. There are three sessions in morning and two in evening, held Monday through Thursday for two weeks, plus a Saturday session held for 6-weeks.  If necessary, make-up sessions due to inclement weather will be held on Fridays. Call the Aquatic Center at 913.322.5518 for inclement weather updates.

Observing Your Child
Parents are permitted to observe lessons from the viewing area provided on deck. Evening lessons are conducted while the aquatic center is open to the public. Admission fee or season pass is required for all parents and siblings who wish to swim before, during, or after evening swim lessons. The zero depth pool will be open from 10:30 am - 11:45 am during morning swim lessons for parents and children age 8 and under; regular admission fees and policies apply.  Swim lessons are scheduled Monday-Thursday, June 8-July 16 and Saturdays, June 13-July 25 no class on July 4th.  (No swim lessons on 6/18, 6/25 due to swim meets.)

How to Register
Registration begins March 30th. You can register online, in person at the Irene B. French Community Center, 5701 Merriam Drive, Merriam, Kansas 66203; or by phone at 913.322.5550 with a credit card.   

To view Swim Lesson schedule click here

Private Lessons
One-on-one instruction for people of any age.  The four 30-minute lessons will be developed to meet your needs.  Available spots are limited and will be filled on a first come first served basis.