Swim Lessons

Dubuque Area Swimmin' Hurricanes Lessons


Beginning with Spring 2018, DASH will be 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 SwimAmerica group lessons - $50 per student 

8 lessons, 2x per week - MW or TuTh, 40 minute lessons, start times - 5:00 & 5:45 p.m., 3 sessions (must register seperately for each), beginning weeks of - February 26, April 2, April 30

Saturday morning Pre-school and SwimAmerica group lessons - $50 per student

8 lessons, 40 minute lessons, start times - 8:30, 9:15, & 10:00 a.m., 1 session beginning on March 3 (NO lessons on March 24 & 31, Spring Break and Easter weekends AND April 28) and finishing on May 12.

Reduced rates for GROUP lessons are available for those families who qualify for DCSD reduced lunches; application can be found at under Swim Lesson tab or contact Jen Duehr at

Saturday Private Lessons - $100 per student 

6 lessons, 40 minute lessons, start times - 11:00, 11:45 a.m., & 12:30 p.m., 1 session beginning on March 3 (NO lessons on March 24 & 31, Spring Break and Easter weekends AND April 28), must have all lessons completed by April 28 May 5.

Registration will be ON-LINE through the LESSON REGISTRATION link on this website, for session 2 on March 1st., and for session 3 on April 1st.


Group Lessons

The Dubuque Area Swimmin' Hurricanes offers a wide variety of swim lessons for swimmers of all ages. Our instructors are highly qualified and trained by our own staff using our teaching philosophy and the SwimAmerica lesson curriculum. At DASH, your child comes first!

Please click on each of the tabs below to read what each category offers. When deciding which level to register your child within, carefully match your child's current skill level with the level description.

Click the Your Program Name to send us an Email:>> Your Program Name << or your instructor to help guide you in selecting the appropriate level.

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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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