Learn to Swim Classes for All Ages
Join Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation's Aquatic Unit for a session of swim lessons this summer. Our programs are ideal for anyone who wants to enjoy the water safely, regardless of age or skill level.
Tiny Bobbers with Adult Guardian (Age 1-3)
Make the first swimming experience with your child safe and fun. A participating adult guardian provides support and comfort as the child begins to learn water safety, water adjustment and swimming skills through activities and songs. >>Get course info
Pre-school Paddlers (Age 4)
The Pre-school Paddlers program uses Level 1-3 of the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program in this lower student to instructor ratio program. >>Get course info
American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program
Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills
Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills
Level 3: Stroke Development
Level 4: Stroke Improvement
Level 5: Stroke Refinement
M.I.L.E.S (Age 5-15)
(Momentum - Instruction - Lifeguard - Experienced - Swimmers) M.I.L.E.S. includes a variety of fitness, water safety and lifeguard preparation skills. This course will prepare swimmers for participation with high school swim teams, swim league and familiarize them with introductory water safety and lifeguarding skills in preparation for becoming a lifeguard. >>Get course info
Learn to Swim - Adult (Age 16 & Up)
Learn to swim and get fit! This class includes both Learn to Swim skills for beginners and advanced workout/fitness techniques. >>Get course info
Summer class registration begins on Saturday, June 5.
Birthday Pool Parties Make a Splash!
Are you tired of having your child's birthday party at your house? Does shopping for the party and cleaning up after the kids leave you tired? Then have your child's party at one of the Virginia Beach Recreation Center pools. This is an economical and hassle free solution to host a party. All parties include ice cream, beverages, plates & napkins, balloons, and staff to help run the event from start to finish with organized activities.
The two-hour party includes one hour of food & fun in your own rented room and one hour of pool time with pool toys provided. You also have the option to add a giant pool inflatable, like Green Gator (available at Princess Anne, Great Neck and Bayside) or Claw Daddy (available at Kempsville or Bow Creek) for an additional cost.
Birthday parties can be held on Friday evenings or weekends and the total price of the party is determined by the number of children who attend. Reservations are required at least two weeks in advance, so call ahead to plan your party. Please note that giant inflatables are available to rent based on availability.
For more information, please contact any recreation center.
Please Note Our Upcoming Facility Closures
All Community Recreation Centers and Owl Creek Tennis Center will be closed May 31 for Memorial Day.
Don't forget that your membership is good at all six Virginia Beach Recreation Centers! If your usual center is closed for maintenance, take the opportunity to visit another center. Use this locator
to help you find one!
|Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation believes all of our diverse citizens have a right to participate in community recreation and we are committed to creating equal access for everyone who may have a challenge or barrier. If you or your child require additional support, we can help. Learn more about our accommodation and inclusion services.
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Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation is accredited by CAPRA,
the certifying agency of the National Recreation and Park Association.