Swim Lessons

Swim lessons status

Contact information

Lenexa Parks and Recreation
[email protected]

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Lenexa Parks & Recreation offers indoor swim lessons year-round and outdoor swim lessons during the summer. Our program is designed for ages 6 months to adult, and each level is based on skill and age. Group, private and semiprivate options are available.

Our swim instructors are certified with various levels of experience, qualifications and expertise.

Swimming Lesson Levels

We recommend you place your child in the level they last completed. It is easier to move your child up a level than it is to move them down a level.

If you need assistance placing your child in the appropriate level, please refer to our swim lesson placement flow chart.

Our instructors will conduct a skills assessment on the first day of class to verify your child is in the right level. If your child needs to move levels, the instructor will notify you of their recommendations within the first two days of class.

Parent and Child

Ages 6 months to 3 years

Parents will be guided to introduce new techniques to their children to build confidence in and around the water. This course is not designed to teach your child how to survive or swim in the water.


Age 3 to 4 years

Water acclimation and introduction basic skills through songs and games.

Preschool 1

Ages 3 to 5 years

Water acclimation and basic skills such as floating.

Preschool 2

Ages 3 to 5 years

Begin working on skills without support and being comfortable with submerging head in water. 

Preschool 3

Ages 3 to 5 years

Submerging head for bobs, independent skills including beginning front crawl.

Level 1

Ages 5+

Focus on floating, front crawl and back crawl introduction.

Level 2

Ages 5+

Focus back crawl, elementary backstroke, treading and jumping into deep water.

Level 3

Ages 5+ 

Focus on front crawl with rotary breathing, different kick forms and kneeling dives.

Level 4

Ages 5+

Focus on breaststroke and butterfly strokes and standing dives.

Level 5

Ages 5+

Focus on stroke development and turns.

Level 6

Ages 5+

Focus on stroke technique and endurance.