American Red Cross Swimming Lessons


The Harbor Springs Community Pool offers swimming lessons throughout the year.

During the school year, the Community Pool has a fall, winter and spring session. These classes meet once a week for 8 weeks, and are held in the mornings, evenings, and Saturday mornings. Pre-school classes are 30 minutes long and are geared to the 4 - 5 year old child. Classes are limited to 5 students. Your child must be at least 36 inches tall.  The American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Program classes are 45 minutes long and geared towards children 6 and older.

During the summer, the pool offers four sessions, which meet Monday through Friday for 2 weeks at various times during the day or you have the choice of evening classes where your child comes in once a week for 8 weeks. As well as Saturday classes.

Parents are strongly encouraged to observe the first and last class!!

Swimming Lessons are available for children as young as 6 months in our Parent-Tot class. Once your child turns 4 years old or has been given permission by one of our American Red Cross water safety instructors, they are able to begin our Pre-school classes.

For more information on specific class criteria please check the links below.
Related Links:

Parent-Tot Program

Pre-school Swimming Lessons

Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor Classes

Scuba Classes


Parent-Tot Lessons
 Level 1 through 6

The Level 1 through 6 classes are 45 minutes long. Each class is limited to 8 students per class. If your child is 6 years or older and has no swimming skills, register for Level 1.

Beginner Skills

Level 1 Skills Checklist

Level 2 Skills Checklist


Intermediate Skills

Level 4 Skills checklist

Level 5 Skills checklist


Advanced Skills

          Level 6 criteria - Fitness Swimmer

Level 6 criteria - Fundamentals of Diving