Swim lessons are very important for children. Safety is of course the biggest factor here, especially since the Indy area has swimming pools, lakes, and ponds galore. But in addition to putting caregivers’ minds at ease, learning to swim opens up a whole world of summer fun for kids! Here are all of our favorite places to learn to swim in Indy, including Mommy and Me/Daddy and Me classes, infant classes, toddler classes, and swim lessons for older children.
Goldfish Swim School
Goldfish Swim School ensures a safe, personal experience by keeping class sizes small. Beginning with toddler classes, student/teacher ratios are 4:1. Parent and child classes are offered for infants, allowing caregivers to engage with their little ones as instructors introduce them to water basics. Water in the pool is kept at a warm 90 degrees, which may encourage anxious new swimmers to jump on in! Students can practice their skills at Family Swim and the pool can also be booked for parties.
Goldfish Swim School Fishers
11581 Geist Pavilion Dr, Fishers
Goldfish Swim School Carmel
271 Merchants Square Dr, Carmel
Goldfish Swim School Greenwood
1675 West Smith Valley Road, Greenwood
Aqua-Tots Swim School
Let Aqua-Tots train your child to be safe in the water! Classes are no larger than four children and the pool is kept at 90 degrees. This swim school offers flexible schedules, free make-up lessons, and all Water Safety Instructors are extensively trained. Register children as young as 4 months old for parent/child classes. You can also sign an older kid up for a Fast Track clinic for a week of daily classes to help hone skills before a family vacation or the start of summer.
4825 E. 96th Street, Indianapolis
Monon Community Center | Carmel Clay Parks
The Monon Community Center in Carmel offers swim lessons for children as young as 6 months and as old as 14. In parent/child classes, caregivers learn how to guide babies and toddlers under age 3 in learning foundational swimming skills. 3-4 lesson sessions are offered regularly in varying schedule types, including weekly, twice a week, and 3-4 consecutive days in a single week. Families can choose from lessons held in the indoor aquatics pool or outdoors at the Waterpark pool.
1235 Central Park Dr E, Carmel
Butler University Swim Lessons
Butler University’s Aquatics Center offers parent/tot, group, private and semi-private lessons. Group classes are limited to 4-6 students per teacher, while semi-private lessons allow a more personalized curriculum for 2-3 children. Check out their “At Home Swim Lessons” lesson plans for tips on how to teach young kids swimming basics from your bathtub!
530 West 49th Street, Indianapolis
Carmel Swim Club/Carmel Aquatics
Carmel Swim Club offers group, private, and semi-private swim lessons for children age 3 and up at various locations. More advanced swimmers can enroll in Stroke Technique or Swim Club Prep classes. Apply for free swim lessons if your family is in need of financial assistance.
Stony Creek Swim Center
Stony Creek believes in teaching children to swim as early as possible, so they offer free swimming classes for babies aged 4 weeks up to 6 months. While Stony Creek technically has 3 locations, Noblesville is the only one that offers year round classes. Enroll in infant and toddler swim lessons, group lessons for age 2 and up, or join the swim team. Book their main location in Noblesville or their Fisher’s outdoor pool for birthday parties. A third summer-only outdoor location in Carmel offers 2-week SPLASH lessons. Financial assistance is available to those who need it.
Stony Creek Noblesville
15550 Stony Creek Way, Noblesville
Stony Creek Fishers
10601 Cumberland Road, Fishers
(317)773-7399 ext. 20
Stony Creek Carmel
1463 Queensborough Drive, Carmel
Lawrence Swim Team Lessons
Classes are offered at Lawrence Central and Lawrence North High Schools. Register for 6 week sessions with 30 minute lessons offered on three different days of the week. Student/teacher ratios are kept to 4:1 for safety and to ensure your student receives the attention they need to learn and achieve their goals. Discounts are offered for siblings registered simultaneously, as well as for families who currently qualify for free or reduced school lunches.
7300 E. 56th Street, Indianapolis
7802 Hague Road, Indianapolis
Richard A. Carlucci Recreation and Aquatic Center
Swim lessons offered at Plainfield’s Aquatic Center come highly recommended! Parent-tot classes incorporate songs and games to help babies as young as 6 months and toddlers get comfortable in the pool. Children ages 3-12 can register for private or semi-private classes, or group lessons. Most sessions last 8 weeks, however you can opt for more intensive courses that include 8 total lessons over 2 weeks. The Aquatic Center also offers Junior Lifeguard courses for swimmers aged 11-15.
651 Vestal Road, Plainfield
More Swim Lesson Options to Explore:
Center Grove Swim
Community Healthplex Aquatics
Fishers Area Swimming Tigers
Indy Parks Aquatics (Multiple Locations)
Infant Swimming and Self Rescue (Multiple Indy Locations)
Southeastern Swim School at Hamilton Southeastern High School
YMCA (Multiple Indy area locations)