Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons 1

Joplin Parks and Recreation has partnered with Berzerker Swimming to offer morning and evening swim lessons in 2023. The Learn-to-Swim classes provide instruction to help swimmers of all ages and abilities develop their swimming and water safety skills. Classes are designed to give students a positive learning experience and confidence in the water and are divided into appropriate age groups. 

Swim Lesson Flow Chart

Parent and Child Aquatics - not available in 2023

For ages 6 months - 3 years. Class will help children get ready to swim by emphasizing fun in the water. 

Infant (6 months - 1 year) 

Children learn basic skills through fun activities such as blowing bubbles and playing with water toys. 

Toddler (1 - 3 years) 

Parents work with their children to practice floating, kicking, jumping, and swimming back to the side of the pool.

Preschool Aquatics 

For ages 4 - 5 years. This class teaches children to become more comfortable in the water while learning basic water safety, kicking, and swimming while coordinating arm and leg movements. This class is instructed by Berzerker Swimming.

Learn-to-Swim Classes

For ages 6 and over. Class teaches aquatic and safety skills in a logical progression. There are three learn-to-swim levels taught in our swim lesson program. These classes are instructed by Berzerker Swimming.

Level 1: Introduction to Fundamental Aquatic Skills

    • Students will feel more comfortable in the water and learn to enjoy the water safely while learning fundamental skills. 

Level 2: Stroke Development and Improvement

    • Students will develop confidence in the strokes and improve other aquatic skills

Level 3: Stroke Refinement and Skill Proficiency 

    • Instructors help students refine strokes so that the students swim with ease, efficiency, power, and smoothness over distances.

2023 Swim Lesson Schedule

Session #
Days of Week
Times Available
Session 1
June 5 - June 15
Monday - Thursday
Times vary depending on class
Session 2
June 19 - June 29
Monday - Thursday
Times vary depending on class
Session 3
July 3, 5, 6
 July 10-14
Mon, Wed, Thurs
Time vary depending on class
Session 4
July 17 - August 27
Monday - Thursday
Times vary depending on class

Click here to view class schedules and to register online.
You may also register for lessons: 

  • By calling our offices at 417-625-4750
  • In-person at our offices at 3301 W. 1st Street, Joplin