Aquatics Academy

Winter 2024 Swim Lesson Schedule

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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 experienced 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.

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 succeed through focused instruction. The Academy includes Parent / Tot and Preschool, Swim School, Stroke School, and Adult Lessons.


Register for any program, by mail, by telephone at 406-721-PARK, in person at Currents Aquatics Center in McCormick Park, or online.

Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. We accept cash, check, Visa, and MasterCard (credit card payment is available in person or by telephone only). Youth recreation scholarships are available for swim lessons and most recreation programs. View the Youth Recreation Grant Application or phone 406-721-PARK for more information.

Swim lesson refund policy

  • Withdrawal 7 days or more before lesson start: 100% credit or refund. Refunds require a $10 processing fee.
  • Withdrawal fewer than 7 days before lesson start: 50% credit or refund. Transfers to different lessons are permitted. Refunds require a $10 processing fee.
  • Illness or injury withdrawal: 100% credit or refund. Refunds require a $10 processing fee.

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 lessons are scheduled on an individual basis and geared to meet your swimmer’s specific needs. Please email or give us a call at (406) 214-1669. Due to increased demand for private lessons, please allow up to 10 business days for a reply.

Lessons are 30 minutes. We recommend a series of 4 lessons or more, 1-2 times per week.

  • $30 for one-on-one lessons
  • $35 for semi-private lessons (2 students/instructor)
  • $40 for small group (3-5 students/instructor)

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