Swim Lessons

Swim Lesson Fees:   SPRING 2024 SESSION Online Registration (begins at 6:00 am) In-Person & Phone Registration
March 4th - May 18th (10 Classes) No classes April 1 - 6 (Spring Break)  
Members/Residents/JEDD/JEDZ : $100 February 27th February 28th
Non-Residents: $120 February 29th March 1st

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Swim Lesson Placement GuideAges
Swim Lesson Progression Guide (PDF)
Parent & Child Swim Lesson (PDF)6 Months to 2 Years
Preschool Swim Lesson (PDF)3 to 5 Years Old
Learn To Swim Lessons (PDF)6 & Over
Adult Swim Lessons (PDF)14 & Over

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About our Swim Lessons

Prairie Township Community Center swimming lessons are second to none. Our warm water pool encourages kids to stay in the water and participate while, not worrying about being cold. Our Swim Instructors are the most experienced in Columbus and Central Ohio. With small classes your child is sure to excel in this FUN and relaxed environment.

Helpful Hints for Online Swim Lessons Registration

Registration for all swim lessons are first come, first served using direct online registration. Payment is required at time of registration.

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1. Online Registration for swim lessons will always start at 6 am.

2. We strongly suggest that you print a receipt when you finish your registration online to ensure:

  • Your registration and payment transaction was successful.
  • Please keep in mind that any cancellation of swim lessons will be subject to a $5 administration fee. If you have signed up for the incorrect class please call the front desk at 614-907-7990 and someone can transfer you to a different swim lesson that still has openings at no additional fee.

3. Incorrect or incomplete household account information may cause registration difficulties. Should you experience errors due to incorrect ages of your child or other household information, call 614-907-7990 to update your household information, then try again.

4. To check the status of your enrollment, follow the instructions on the online registration information page. 

Swim Lesson Wait-list Policy

You may register for the swim lesson wait-list free of charge. If a spot becomes available for the class you wanted you will receive a call prior to the start of the class and payment will be required at that time. If you do not receive a phone call prior to the class starting then you did not get off the swim lesson wait-list. 


IF WE CANCEL-The Recreation Department reserves the right to cancel due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. Participants will be notified and full refunds will be given for swimming lessons.

IF YOU CANCEL- participants must contact the Recreation Department. Instructors are not authorized to issue refunds or credits. REFUNDS - refunds may be issued if we are notified of the canceled registration at least five (5) full business days in advance of the start of the program. A processing fee of $5.00 is assessed for all canceled registrations. No refund or credit voucher is made if the cancellation drops the enrollment below the minimum after registration deadline. CREDIT VOUCHERS- A credit voucher is issued if our office is notified less than five (5) but more than two (2) full business days in advance of the start date of the program but before the day the program begins. A processing fee of $5.00 is assessed. Credit vouchers may not be redeemed for cash, are not transferable, and are valid for one (1) year from date of issue. Credit vouchers for Recreation programs can only be used toward Recreation programs.

No Refunds or Credit Vouchers will be issued two (2) days prior to the program start or thereafter. 

Observing Swim Lessons

In order to provide the best learning environment we suggest that family members observe swim lessons from an area that allows for less distraction for your child. If you find your child continually trying to interact with you during their class, we encourage you to move out of the immediate area so that their attention remains focused on their instructor. 

Swim Lesson Make-up Policies

No make-up classes are offered for swim lessons missed by participants. 

Inclement Weather Policy

The Prairie Township Community Center will close during a level 3 snow emergency. All programs and classes will be canceled or postponed during a level 2 snow emergency. Classes that are canceled for inclement weather without a make-up date will be issued a prorated refund. Refunds/vouchers are not issued to participants who cannot attend a published make-up date.

All Recreation Department programs held in South-Western City school buildings are cancelled when the School District closes due to inclement weather, no matter what time of day the decision is made. If the South-Western City School District closes due to inclement weather, all morning classes, activities, and meal services at the Senior Center are cancelled. Cancellation of programs held in other locations is determined on an individual basis. Decisions regarding weather cancellations for evening programs are made by 3:30 pm on the day the program is set to occur. To check the status of your program, visit "News & Notices" at www.prairietownship.org/parks, call the Community Center during business hours, or call the automated Recreation Hotline at (614) 907-7998. For all other programs, we will try to contact participants by phone and/or email. Outdoor programs often have scheduled rain dates. Make sure that you can attend the original program date as well as the published rain date. Refunds/vouchers are not issued to participants who cannot attend a published rain date.