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

Register for Water Babies


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


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

Register for Learn to Swim


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 student
  • Swim goggles 
  • Towel
  • Positive attitude

Register for River Otters


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

Register for Adult Swim Clinic



For additional information, please call:

775-334-2203 | Northwest Pool

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

775-334-2267 | Idlewild Pool - Summer Season

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