General Information
1135 E Pine St

Pool Hours
Mon - Sun 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Swim Lessons


Class Times & Levels:

Morning Swim Lessons

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM: Parent & Child, Pre-School 1, Pre-School 2
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM: Level 1, Level 2
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM: Level 3, Level 4
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM: Level 5, Level 6

Evening Swim Lessons

7:00 PM - 7:30 PM: Pre-School 1, Level 1
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM: Pre-School 2, Level 2, Level 4, Level 6

Parent/Guardian Guidelines:

  • There will be swim lesson level testing on the first day of class for students that are new to the Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program or cannot present proof of completion from a higher level and register the student for the next level. Please plan for students to attend.
  • Observe lessons from the grassy area beyond the pool deck and allow the instructor to teach the class. Parents are not permitted poolside during lessons unless they are involved in the Parent and Child program.
  • Remove students from the lesson only if they are upset or disruptive.
  • Talk to instructors before or after the class only.
  • To assist in your student's success, please practice swimming skills between classes and/or during open swim hours. 

Swim Lesson Program Description:

  • The Othello Community Pool is an authorized provider of the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Program.
  • All lessons are taught by American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructors.
  • The 30-minute lessons are completed over a two-week period and are scheduled between the hours of 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Evening lessons will be held from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesdays.
  • Swim lesson course offerings include Parent and Child Aquatics, Pre-School Aquatics, as well as Learn-to-Swim levels 1-6.
  • Class times are subject to change depending on class sizes.

Registration Information:

  •  To register previous swim lesson students: Please present Red Cross Swimmer Card or proof of completion from a higher level and register the student for the next level.
  • To register new swim lesson students: Using the class descriptions on the back page or the American Red Cross Swim Lessons Achievement Booklet, please assess each student's skills and register them for the corresponding class/level.
  • Testing: Swimmers must present an American Red Cross Swimmer Card and/or proof of completion from a higher level or they will be tested on the first day of the session lessons.
  • Cost: $41.82 per student, per session.
  • Class Level: Determined on session testing day or based on presented American Red Cross Swimmer Card.
  • Scheduling Notes: Evening swim lessons will be cancelled for swim meet dates.
  • Registration Deadlines: Deadlines for each session will be the Friday before the corresponding session begins. Swim lesson applications will not be accepted after this deadline.