901 N. High Point Road
Madison, Wisconsin 53717

Open Memorial Day weekend
through Labor Day weekend

The pool is closed for the 2022 season and will reopen on May 26, 2023!

Registration for the 2023 season will open in March 2023 with a window of time for returning members to join first. After that, registration will open for new members on a first-come, first-served basis. See the membership page for more information.

About Swim Lessons

  • High Point Swim Club (HPSC) membership includes FREE swim lessons.
  • Any HPSC member may sign up their children for lessons.
  • There are 2 (2) three-week and 1 one-week swim lesson sessions from mid June through early August.
  • There are nine (9) swim lesson levels, and diving instruction class. 
    • See more details HERE.
  • All classes are taught by HPSC lifeguards.

When do I sign up my children for lessons?

Lessons signup takes place the week before each lesson session begins

Members will be notified about lesson signup via the pool newsletters. 

Session Class Dates Sign-Up Date
Session I June 13 – July 1 Tue. June 7 @ 12:00pm – Fri. June 10 @ 11:59pm
Session II July 4 - July 22 Thu. June 30 @ 12:00pm – Fri. July 1 @ 11:59pm
Session III Aug. 1 – August 5 Thu. July 21 @ 12:00pm – Fri. July 22 @ 11:59pm

*Please note: No lessons on July 4th.

When are swim lessons offered?

HPSC offers 2 three-week swim lesson sessions and 1 one-week session, beginning in mid June and ending in mid August. Our lessons for the three week sessions are 2 days a week; Monday and Tuesday or Thursday and Friday, 9:30am-1:00pm and 4:30pm-6:30pm. The 1 one-week session is Monday through Friday, 9:30 AM–1:00 PM and 4:30 PM–6:30 PM. See more details HERE.

How do I sign up my children for lessons?

Registration for lessons is available online on the website. Registration starts on the Thursday prior to each session. See the online lesson signup instructions (pdf).

How do I know my child’s level?

For members who have previously been in lessons, your child’s last lesson passed will be available on your member information. New students who don’t know their level should try to stop by the pool for an evaluation through out the summer. Ask for a manager, and we will get your child evaluated. You can also talk to Robin to provide the skill level your child knows already, and she can place them that way. If during the first week of classes the instructor finds the child is in the wrong level (either too easy or too challenging) Robin will recommend to you that a switch should be made and can help make the arrangements to make the switch as seamless as possible.

How long is a lesson each day?

Every lesson offered, Parent tot through Level 7, is 20 minutes long. Session 1-2 are three weeks long, 2 days a week; Monday, and Tuesday, or Thursday and Friday. Session 4 is 1 week long, 5 days a week. Dive lessons are 3 days a week; Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 

When should the child be ready for swim lessons?

The child should be ready for each day’s lesson about 5-10 minutes before the lesson starts.

When does testing take place?

Testing takes place every day during lessons as they continue to learn the skills and continue to practice them. It is crucial that the child attends during testing, as most times instructors will only test a given skill on one day.

How to provide feedback to instructors / instructor coordinator?

We are looking for feedback on the lesson program. You can contact Robin Hartung and Jacki Spiel via e-mail at [email protected] or at the pool anytime. Robin will also be on deck during lesson times as well.

If you have questions, comments, or concerns about swim lessons, please contact Robin Hartung and Jacki Spiel at [email protected].


Please Note: If COVID-19 restrictions are in place, the structure of lessons may be different from a typical season in order to follow guidelines from Public Health Madision & Dane County and provide equal opportunities for members to participate.