DC Offers More Swimming Lessons for Residents

Washington, D.C. (Tuesday, July 5, 2022)Mayor Muriel Bowser and the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) today announced that the agency has added 64 additional Learn-to-Swim classes to be offered this summer at outdoor pools.   The classes are in addition to the 112 already scheduled at indoor pools. The additional classes will begin this week and registration for many classes is still open. Classes are offered for residents of all ages, from parent/toddler to seniors. We want young people engaged in safe activities all summer, and our outdoor pools are a tremendous resource for the community,”said Mayor Bowser.  “If you know someone who could benefit from swimming lessons, help us spread the word that we have more swimming classes available. We’re proud that between our swim classes at DCPS and our swim classes at DPR, DC is a city where people of all ages can use and enjoy our indoor and outdoor public pools.”

The new Learn-to-Swim classes begin this week, run 30-45 minutes per session, and will take place throughout July and August. Classes are being offered at the following outdoor pools:  

  • Harry Thomas, Sr. Pool, 1743 Lincoln Road, NE
  • Woody Ward Pool, 5100 Southern Avenue, SE
  • Fort Stanton Pool, 1800 Erie Street, SE

To register for Learn-to-Swim classes and for more details, visit DPRprograms.com  


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