JPS Swim Lessons

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 All upcoming swim lessons are posted by class under the "Events" tab.  Look for the "Jenison Aquatics" logo shown above.  If you would like to be added to the Swim Lesson mass email list please email Nicole at [email protected].

Click HERE for Swim Lesson to Swim Team Incentive Program

Not ready for a full swim team season? Try out our JPS Swim School. CLICK HERE for JPS Swim School details.

About our swim lessons:

We offer a variety of swim lessons designed by our highly trained lessons staff. Our levels begin with Adult & Tot (from ages 6 months to about 3 years) and pre-school lessons that allow young children to become familiar and comfortable in the water.  They are not designed to teach children to become good swimmers or to survive in the water on their own. The Learn-to-Swim levels are designed to develop a positive attitude and a progression of good swimming habits throughout each level based on the research and knowledge of th American Red Cross. The objective is to teach participants to swim and be safe in, on, and around the water, while preparing students to join a competitive swim team.

Our goal at Jenison is safety, fun, and progression! Keeping that philosophy in mind, we only pass swimmers to the next level when they safely complete all of the skills for the level they are enrolled in, can fully participate in the next level safely, and are able to enjoy learning the more challenging skills of the next level.

For more detailed information click on each level under the JPS Swim Lessons tab.  Also check out our FAQ located at the bottom of this page for details about lessons.

How to Register:

REGISTER ONLINE with a credit card at, click Youth Programs, then Pool Programs; or fill in the registration blank on the reverse side of this sheet, and mail or bring the completed registration form to the Jenison Community Ed. Office, 8375 20th Ave. (located at JPS Center for the Arts). If not paying by credit card, please include a check or cash with your registration form. For your convenience after hours, a drop box is located outside the Black Box Entrance (right of main entrance). Class sizes are limited; and enrollment is on a first come, first serve basis. You will not receive confirmation and will be notified only if the class is full, cancelled due to low enrollment, or if your class needs to be altered in some way. Due to the nature of swim lessons, unfortunately, these calls are often made within 12-24 hours prior to the first class. Make all checks payable to: Jenison Public Schools.

Registration forms are available in the file bin next to the Family Locker Room, online under the events tab for you to download at your convenience, or at the Community Education Office. All registration forms and payment must be returned to Brenda Grandy at: Jenison Community Ed, Located at the JPS Center for the Arts 8375- 20th Ave.  To check on class availability, please contact Brenda at: (616)457-6110; however, no phone registrations will be accepted.

For general questions or if you are unsure what level to place your child, please email: [email protected]


Adult & Tot lessons, Preschool lessons, and Learn-to-Swim level swim lessons: $55 for Jenison Residents and $65 for Non Jenison residents.

Swim Team Discount: 

If your child has passed through at least Level 3 and would like to join JAWS (our Jenison Age Group Swim Team), email Jen at [email protected] for discounted rates on your first season. Email communication must occur prior to JAWS registration. Click HERE for more details.

Viewing policy:

During our Adult & Tot lessons, an adult is expected to be with the child in the water at all times.  Preschool parents are expected to view all classes from the bleachers on deck.  Learn-to-Swim levels one and up parents are permitted to watch the first and the last day only.  Parents with children in both Preschool and Learn-to-Swim levels one and up may view from the bleachers as long as it does not distract the child in the level one and up class.  Private and Semi-Private lessons parents are allowed to view each lesson from the deck.

Safety Day:

Safety day is the fourth lesson of each session.  This is a mandatory day and is a component for all children in order to pass the level they are enrolled in.  If your child has a Coast Guard approved life jacket at home, you are welcome to bring it on Safety Day; but if you do not have any, there will be approved life jackets available at our facility.

Other Important Documents:

Swim Lesson FAQ's

First Day announcements

Games, Drills, and other fun things to do in the pool:




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