Learn to Swim Classes

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We are pleased to have you in our swim lesson program at the Robert I. Bickford Natatorium!

The Swim Lesson program is made possible in part through funding by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George's County (M-NCPPC). Together we hope to provide you with a wonderful learn-to-swim experience.

Our classes
We offer classes for children and adults at all levels:

Class Ages
SWM-300 Bubblers 1 & 2 6 - 36 mos
SWM-301 Bobbers 3 - 5 years
SWM-302 Floaters 3 - 5 years
SWM-303 Strokers 1 & 2 3 - 5 years
SWM-304 Youth 1 6 - 13 years
SWM-305 Youth 2 6 - 13 years
SWM-306 Youth 3 6 - 13 years
SWM-307 Youth 4 6 - 13 years
SWM-308 Youth 5 6 - 13 years
SWM-313 Youth 6 / Fundamentals of Diving 6 - 13 years
SWM-309 Adult Beginner 14 years and above
SWM-310 Adult Intermediate 14 years and above
SWM-311 Adult Advanced 14 years and above

Class descriptions have changed; please read thoroughly.

Fall 2017 Schedule
  • Fall Learn to Swim Classes run September 11 - November 15, 2017.
  • Please click on the Swim Lessons Class Schedule at the left for class dates and times.  
  • Swim classes meet once a week for 8 weeks or twice a week for 4 weeks. Cost is $60 (+ $25 registration fee per semester)
  • Classes will not meet on October 24th, 2017.
Program policies
  • Participants must register for a class at their age and skill level. Individuals will not be allowed to participate in inappropriately registered classes, nor will any refunds be issued or transfers made.
  • Parents and spectators, including minor children, may attend the first and last classes only.
  • Make-up classes are not available.
  • Due to the number of skills taught in each course, participants may need to repeat levels.
  • Water safety topics are incorporated into classes.
  • Refunds are not available. Please register for the appropriate class
  • Per college policy, children must have adult supervision at all times. Instructors supervise students during class time only.
  • Registration for fall Learn to Swim classes begins July 31, 2017.
  • Register online at www.pgcc.edu/owllink.
  • To register a child, use the child's name and information.