Provide a comfortable and playful learning environment that fosters the development of well rounded swimmers proficient in all four competitive strokes and promotes swimming as essential to an active and healthy life-style.
The Aquatics Academy structure works within the guiding framework of the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Program but streamlines the learning process by identifying schools of learning that allow students to have success through focused instruction. The Academy includes Parent / Tot and Preschool, Swim School, Stroke School and Adult Lessons.
- Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Saturday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. We accept cash, check, Visa, and MasterCard (credit card payment available in person or by telephone only). Youth recreation scholarships are available for swim lessons and most recreation programs or phone 406-721-PARK for more information. View the Youth Recreation Grant Application (PDF).
Aquatics Academy Fees
|Number of classes||4||5||6||7||8|
|Resident Discount Fee||$17||$21.25||$25.50||$29.75||$34|
|Annual Pass Fee||$16||$20||$24||$28||$32|
Aquatics Academy Philosophy & Guarantee
Parks and Recreation's Aquatics Academy provides high quality and affordable instruction. The shallow water at our facilities provides comfort for those who are just adjusting to the aquatic environment. Our instructors work to provide a playful learning environment so that students look forward to their classes and learn through focused fun.
Parents are welcome on deck the entire session of lessons and lesson supervisors are available to field any questions or comments. Best of all, Aquatics Academy swim lessons are guaranteed. Students, ages seven and older, will be able to swim five yards on their front and five yards on their back by the end of the session, or lessons are free until they can.
Family Locker Rooms
Avoid the uncertainty of sending your child through the locker room alone. Our family locker rooms allow you to keep your children close at hand.
Private Swim Lessons
Private swim lessons are $15 for a single (one-on-one) private lesson, and $20 for semi-private (2 students) and $25 for small group (3-5 students per instructor) lesson. We strive to be flexible in scheduling private lessons, but do not make any guarantees that the time or day you request will be available. Please fill out the request form for private lessons, and the program coordinator will get back to you as soon as possible.
Private Lesson Request Form