January 23, 2007,
W.B. asks from Overland Park, KS on January 11, 2007
Swimming - Overland Park,KS
Do you know where I can take my 31/2 son for swim lesson?
L.D. answers from Kansas City on January 12, 2007
Try the YMCA - you do not have to be a member to take swim lessons. Our son just finished lessons at the Y and is ready to start again. You might also try Dale's Fitness off 87th Street - we took our son there last summer and he really liked the instructor. Parks & Rec is also an option, but most of their pools are outdoor, so they only offer lessons in the summer
P.M. answers from Kansas City on January 12, 2007
I had a really positive experience with Roeland Park aquatic center when my son was that age. It is domed in the winter and warmer than the HS pools. (And the guards have the more specialized training ..not red cross)
For outdoor summer lessons we do the Overland Park lessons (Marty Pool)...
You can find out about Roeland Park lessons in the JoCo Parks and REc guide (print or on-line)
E.C. answers from Kansas City on January 12, 2007
We also had a very good experience with Sylvester J Powell Community Center in Mission. The first year we did it my daughter was about 9 months and the 2nd time 18 months but I know they have classes for all ages. We even moved to Olathe and still made the drive there for lessons.
R.S. answers from Kansas City on January 23, 2007
have you tried Elite Gymnastics and aquatics? they have swim lessons and they keep the water like a warm bath. There are only 4 kids per teacher. I found them on the web at www.elitegymaq.com
J. answers from Kansas City on January 11, 2007
It depends on your area of town. I know the OP/Olathe area has Optimist Swim Club running classes in June/July, and McCraken's in Olathe does summer swimming lessons. Other than that I don't know of any besides the YMCA.
T.H. answers from Kansas City on January 11, 2007
check out Johnson County Parks and Rec, that is where we took our son last year- they have many levels and times/places- you can pick up their catalog or look on line!
D. answers from Kansas City on January 11, 2007
Blue Valley Recreation
6545 W 151st Street
OP KS 66223
They totally rock! They have swim classes listed for 3-5 year olds. My kids have taken swim lessons from them and we've been very pleased. The lessons are given at Blue Valley North West High School.
J.B. answers from Kansas City on January 11, 2007
I'll put my bid in for the north side of OP! We love Sylvester J Powell community center. Huge fun pool and the classes are taught by SMN students.
N.W. answers from Kansas City on January 13, 2007
My daughter is taking classes at Mid-West Aquatics. They are very professional and I am impressed so far. Pricing is resonable. They just started the spring lessons 2 weeks ago.
Tori's class is Thursday at 11:30 in case you want to go in with someone you "know"!