The warm summer weather has finally come to Indiana, and that means that Hoosiers everywhere are hitting pools and beaches to kick off the swim season. If you have toddlers who can’t yet swim, it’s also time for swim lessons to help ensure that the whole family can safely enjoy the delights of the season. Here is a quick guide to some of the swimming programs available for young children in Indianapolis.
The IU Natatorium is home to the IUPUI swim team and some of the most qualified coaches and instructors to be found anywhere. IU offers complete infant and toddler swimming programs at the Natatorium, with classes running during the evening hours Monday through Thursday and on Saturday mornings. There are specific day and time slot combinations, which you can peruse on their web site, to make the classes as convenient as possible for you. Besides the name-recognition and trust factor of the IU Natatorium, they also offer classes and programs for the whole family, so your quest for better swimming skills can be shared with your loved ones. Visit the IU Natatorium web site or call them at 317-278-3727 for more information and pricing.
YMCA of Greater Indianapolis
As with many other family fun activities, the YMCA can help you get your toddler ready for safe water fun by providing an array of swim lesson options. Offering swimming classes at many of their Indianapolis locations, the YMCA has many time slots and class styles to suit your needs. Check their web site to determine the best options for you, or contact the YMCA at 317-881-9347.
Indianapolis Parks and Recreation
The Indy Parks service provides tons of summer activities for you and your family to enjoy, and that includes a number of pools scattered throughout the city. At many of these locations, adult and child swim lessons are offered as part of the summer program, so it is worth your while to check into this option. Programs tend to vary by location and year, but there is bound to be a viable option for you at Indy Parks. Contact them through their web site or at 317-327-PARK.
Stony Creek Swim Center
Stony Creek Swim Center has been providing swimming instruction to Indianapolis residents for twenty years. With multiple programs and time options to suit your needs, Stony Creek can help your toddler or infant get accustomed to the water and learn to swim in the safest manner possible. Lessons start at $60, and further information can be found on Stony Creek’s web site.
Summer water play is only fun if you and your children are prepared, with safety as your top priority. Now is the time to get your toddler ready for the pool, and these strong swimming programs can help to make this a fun, safe summer for your family.