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Northwest Swim Lessons 3 

The City of Reno encourages everyone to learn to swim! Swim lessons teach aquatic and safety skills in a logical progression. Age and skill-appropriate classes are available for students 6 months and older; ask about private swim lessons too. Lessons are offered year-round at Northwest Pool and Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center. 

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Water Babies

This parent-assisted program helps small children become accustomed to the water while in the familiar hands of a parent. Ages 6 months-2 years old.

Items Needed for Water Babies

  • Swim suit for the child
  • Swim diaper for the child (not a normal diaper) if the child is still in diapers normally
  • Swim suit for the parent
  • 2 towels
  • Positive attitude

Register for Water Babies below!

Water Babies at Northwest Pool

Water Babies at EMNECC Pool

Tiny Tots

Instruction begins with basic physical and mental adjustment to the water. Participants are taught basic safety and water skills using play as the primary form of teaching. This class does not teach children to be accomplished swimmers, but develops a comfort in the water. Ages 3-5 years old.

Items Needed for Tiny Tots

  • Swim suit for the child
  • Swim diaper for the child (not a normal diaper) if the child is still in diapers normally
  • Towel
  • Positive attitude

Register for Tiny Tots below!

Tiny Tots at Northwest Pool

Tiny Tots at the EMNECC Pool

Learn to Swim 

Students will be introduced to the fundamentals and techniques of basic swimming. Advanced students will refine  the skills presented in previous lessons. This course is broken out into six levels of progressive instruction. Ages six years and up with an eight student-to-instructor ratio.

Items Needed for Learn to Swim

  • Swim suit for the child
  • Swim goggles (optional - recommended for higher level Learn to Swim classes)
  • Towel
  • Positive attitude

Register for Learn to Swim Below!

Learn to Swim at Northwest Pool

Learn to Swim at the EMNECC Pool

River Otters

River Otters is a pre-competitive swim team that develops all four competitive strokes (backstroke, breast stroke, butterfly and freestyle), starts, turns and building endurance to prepare them for a competitive swim team. The pre-requisite for this class is passing Learn to Swim level 5. The student to instructor ratio is 8 - 1. Minimum enrollment of 5 participants is required for the class to occur.

Items Needed River Otters

  • Swim suit for the child
  • Swim goggles 
  • Towel
  • Positive attitude

River Otters at Idlewild Pool 

Adult Swim Clinic

Participants must be 15 years of age or older. Instructors work with participants to identify goals for success and design the course for goal completion.

Items Needed for Adult Swim Clinic 

  • Swim suit 
  • Swim goggles (optional, but recommended for Adult Swim Clinic classes)
  • Towel
  • Positive attitude

Adult Swim Clinic at EMNECC Pool


Private/Semi-Private Swim Lessons

Whether you need to improve your stroke or are completely afraid of the water, we can help you. Private lessons are 30 minutes and cost $20 for one child or $22.50 for an adult; Semi-private lessons are available for 2-5 students at $36.50 for children and $40 for adults.

Items Needed for Private/Semi-Private Swim Lessons

  • Swim suit for the participant
  • Swim goggles (optional - recommended for classes)
  • Towel
  • Positive attitude

Call 775-334-2203 to schedule your lesson today.


For additional information, please call:

775-334-2203 | Northwest Pool

775-334-2262 | Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center Pool

775-334-2267 | Idlewild Pool -  CLOSED until May 2018

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