Learn to Swim

Dubuque Area Swimmin' Hurricanes Lessons

Please bear with us, as we "navigate the waters" of the new pool construction and possible delays and cancellations. Thank you for your patience.



Beginning with Spring 2018, DASH began offering the SwimAmerica lesson program. SwimAmerica is a national learn to swim program operated by the American Swimming Coaches Association through over 500 Program Directors at over 900 sites across the USA. It's the state of the art learn to swim program in the world today. Brought to you by the same people who have brought you the most successful sport team on the planet... the USA Olympic Swimming Team. What we learn teaching people to set world records, we use to teach new swimmers to enjoy swimming with the best techniques in the world... just like the development of great cars and trucks from the NASCAR and INDY car races. We learn from and teach the elite athlete AND the new child!

For more information, contact Mari Hammel -

Weekday afternoon Pre-school and SwimAmericaTM group lessons 

None offered during the fall of 2018.

Saturday morning Pre-school and SwimAmericaTM group lessons 

None offered during the fall of 2018.

Saturday Private Lessons - $100 per student per session (6 lessons)

2 sessions of 6, 40 minute lessons, start times – 10:15, 11:00, 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Session #1, Sept. 8 – Oct. 13 (6 consecutive Saturdays) and Session #2, Oct. 27 – Dec. 15 (NO lessons on Nov. 24 or Dec. 8). There are NO make-up dates available for either session.

Registration will be ON-LINE through the LESSON REGISTRATION link on this website, beginning on August 20th.

Private Lessons

Private or semi-private swim lessons allow the participant to work at a personalized level to achieve swim goals. Semi-Private lessons must be with swimmers of similar ability and must be approved by the Director of Instruction.
Private swim lessons are good way to help swimmers focus on a particular skill, or to help overcome a fear of the water.
Private lessons will be taught by our DASH Instructors.

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