Registration Open for Pima County Swim Lessons

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) – Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation has a reminder for families in Southern Arizona: Danger of drowning is a reality for young children.

The county’s Starfish Swim Lessons focus on the fundamentals of swimming and water safety. Group sessions are designed for six or fewer students aged 3.5 to 19 years old.

Instructors assess each child’s swimming ability on the first day of class to determine placements.

The county will offer several sessions of swimming lessons this summer at eight public swimming pools this summer.

Registration for Sessions 1 and 2 for Starfish swimming lessons at the following pools open online Tuesday, May 17 at 6 a.m.:

  • Ajo City Pool
  • Catalina City Pool
  • Manzanita Pool
  • photo, rocks, pool
  • Wade McLean Pool

Pima County is offering a limited number of free Starfish swim lessons to eligible families on a first-come, first-served basis.

Families can use the online portal to access free lessons.

‘Dress it! Swimming lessons, offered through a partnership with Tucson Medical Center and Pima County, are free and include a free U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket.

Online registration is already open in the following pools:

  • Sinking pool
  • Kino pool
  • Los Ninos Pool

To register, families can register online here or contact Program Manager Jodi Layton at (520) 724-5171.

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