Your Effortless Guide to Swim Lessons for Kids

Swim Lessons for Kids In Indianapolis

Swim lessons are very important for children. Safety is of course the most significant 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.

Big Blue Swim School

Big Blue Swim School teaches kids ages three months to 12 years how to be safe, happy, and confident swimmers. They offer a transformational swim lesson experience, developed by competitive swimmers and taught by professional swim instructors. Scheduling swim lessons is ultra convenient with their proprietary scheduling technology and multiple skill and age levels are offered at the same time.  From the warm 90-degree pools; to the comfortable, Wi-Fi-enabled viewing areas; ample changing rooms; and convenient parking;  you’ll soon see what sets Big Blue apart from the rest! 

Big Blue Swim School is transforming children’s swimming lessons! Check out their newest location in the Hamilton Town Center in Noblesville in April 2023. Sign up now for their First Dip offer–Pay just $49 for your first 4 weekly lessons!

Learn more about the Big Blue difference!

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Indianapolis Healthplex

Indianapolis Healthplex offers American Red Cross swimming lessons for adults and children. Classes are available for all ages and swimming abilities.

3660 Guion Rd, Indianapolis
(317) 920-7400

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
(317) 743-2121

Goldfish Swim School Carmel

271 Merchants Square Dr, Carmel
(317) 672-1129

Goldfish Swim School Greenwood

1675 West Smith Valley Road, Greenwood

Aqua-Tots Swim School

Classes are no larger than four children and the pool is 90 degrees. This swim school offers flexible schedules, and 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 lessons to help hone skills before a family vacation or the start of summer.

4825 E. 96th Street, Indianapolis
(317) 559-3210
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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
(317) 848-7275

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
(317) 940-6107

Carmel Swim Club/Carmel Aquatics

Carmel Swim Club offers group, private, and semi-private swim lessons for children aged 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.

(317) 571-4047

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 ages 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
(317) 773-7399

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.

Lawrence Central

7300 E. 56th Street, Indianapolis

Lawrence North

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

YMCA of Greater Indianapolis

The YMCA has multiple locations throughout the Indianapolis area and offers a variety of swimming programs for all ages and skill levels. They have certified swim instructors who focus on technique and safety. They also offer private lessons and aquatic fitness classes.

Contact the YMCA branch near you, or call the Association Office
(317) 266-9622

Jcc Indianapolis

The JCC Indianapolis offers Starfish Swimming lessons for kids and teens and Stroke School for preschoolers and youth. Private and semi-private swim lessons are also available. Lifeguard certification is also offered at the Indianapolis JCC as well as other special interest aquatics programs like SCUBA diving, Synchronized, and Artistic Swimming. Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts can earn their aquatics badges at the Indy JCC.

6701 Hoover Rd, Indianapolis
(317) 251-9467

Infant Swimming and Self Rescue

Children from 6 months to 6 years of age learn how to use Infant Swimming Resource’s Self-Rescue skills to save themselves.

Multiple Indy Locations
More information here

Indy Parks Swim Lessons

During the summer months, Indy Parks and Recreation offers swim lessons at many of their outdoor pools. During the winter, swimming lessons are offered at the indoor pools and aquatic centers.

George Washington Community School Pool
2215 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46222

Indy Island Aquatic Center
8575 E Raymond St, Indianapolis

Thatcher Park
4649 W Vermont St, Indianapolis

(317) 327-7275

Center Grove Swimming Lessons

Center Grove Aquatic Club offers swim lessons year-round, focusing on safety, water awareness, swimming skills, stroke technique, water comfortability, and learning to love the water in a 1:1 setting.

Center Grove High School
2717 S Morgantown Rd, Greenwood

Fishers Area Swimming Tigers

The Fishers Tigers use the Starfish Aquatics Institute Learn to Swim programs. Swimming lessons are available for ages 4-14 years old.

Fishers High School
13000 Promise Rd, Fishers

British Swim School

Swim lesson programs for children ages 3 months through adult.

Multiple locations
(317) 863-0300

Southeastern Swim School

Learn-to-swim lesson program for children ages 3+ (that are potty trained) and follows the ASCA Swim America curriculum. The ASCA curriculum offers 10 different levels of swim skills all focusing on a wide range of skills and abilities. This format allows families with children at different ability levels to participate in classes at the same time.

Hamilton Southeastern High School
13910 E 126th St, Fishers

The Riviera Club

Private club with private swimming lessons.

5640 North Illinois Street, Indianapolis
(317) 255-5471

Lifetime Fitness

Lifetime Fitness offers children’s swim lessons and swim clinics. Lessons are group lessons, private lessons, and semi-private lessons.

8705 Castle Creek Pkwy E Dr, Indianapolis
(317) 595-9700

Jaguar Swim School at IUPUI

Swimming lessons for ages 24 months to age 17. Lessons follow curriculum designed by SwimAmerica.

901 W New York St, Indianapolis
(317) 278-6610



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