Get your kids into the swim of things this spring and summer. Safety first!
Help your little ones stay safe in the water by signing up for swim lessons. Here are your options in Sumner County:
Gallatin Civic Center
210 Albert Gallatin Ave., Gallatin
Swim lessons for ages 3+ available in three different packages in 30-, 45- and 60-minute sessions. Also available is the Infant Swimming Resource (ISR) program for ages 6 months – 6 years old.
Pleasant Green Park
360 Pleasant Green Drive, Goodlettsville
Group swim lessons available in several sessions throughout the season for ages 4 – 12. Instructors are either Ellis or American Red Cross certified. Registration opens May 1. Session 1 is June 4 – 7 from 5 – 5:45 p.m., Session 2 is June 11 – 14 from 9 – 9:45 a.m. and Session 3 is July 19 – 22 from 9 – 9:45 a.m. Cost is $75 per session.
Sea Star Swim School
127 Sanders Ferry Road, Hendersonville
Sea Star offers parent/child, beginner swim, lap swim, Little Flippers, Barracudas and more. Summer Quarter 1 is April 30 – June 16; Quarter 2 is June 18 – Aug. 4. New for 2018 are mini quarters for ages 3+ that are designed around a family’s busy summer schedule. These shorter-session installments include seven classes, with options taking place between May 29 – Aug. 2.
Sumner County Family YMCA
102 Bluegrass Commons, Hendersonville
The parent/child swim program introduces ages 6 – 36 months to the joys of swimming for the first time under the care and love of their parents. The preschool program teaches ages 3 – 5 the fundamentals of swimming. The youth program for ages 6 – 13 teaches kids to become skilled swimmers.
SPECIAL NEEDS SPOTLIGHT: NASHVILLE DOLPHINS
Now in its 15th year, Nashville Dolphins is an aquatics program for children (and adults) with special needs. The program serves more than 200 individuals of all ages and abilities, from beginners learning to kick their little feet and blow bubbles in the water to swim team members who compete in Special Olympics.
Nashville Dolphins maintains a no age-out policy, and there is zero cost for participants. The program gets its funds through community donations, grants and special fundraising events throughout the year like the Boots & Bubbles crawfish boil on Saturday, April 28 (see website for details).
You can submit your child’s application anytime during the year. There are currently four 8-week sessions; two in the fall, two in the spring. Nashville Dolphins is located at 95 White Bridge Road, Nashville.
Call 615-866-9971 or visit nashvilledolphins.org.