Aquatics FAQ

The Town of Hempstead currently has 20 outdoor pools and 1 indoor pool that offer Swimming Lessons.

Pool Phone Number
Averill Boulevard Park, Elmont 437-5881
Echo Park Pool Complex, West Hempstead
Forest City Community Park, Wantagh 783-2516
Newbridge Road, Bellmore 783-2518
Oceanside Park, Oceanside 763-0709
Veterans Memorial Park, East Meadow 296-7780
Malibu Pool, Lido Blvd 670-1057
Franklin Square Pool (Rath), Franklin Square
(Franklin Square Residents Only)
Roosevelt Pool, Roosevelt 623-7416
Harold Walker Park, Lakeview 766-1792
Hewlett Point Bay/Pool, Hewlett 763-0714
Joint District Pools for Levittown Residents Only
Acorn Lane Pool, Levittown 796-5312
Azalea Road, Levittown 769-1898
Bluegrass Lane Pool, Levittown 796-1322
Carmen Ave. Pool, Westbury 997-8007
Jerusalem Ave. Pool, Levittown 997-8007
Levittown Parkway Pool, Hicksville 933-6409
Slate Lane Pool, Levittown 796-5184
West Village Green, Levittown 796-5184
Wolcott Lane, Levittown 796-2318

You may sign up for lessons online at during the designated registration time. Please visit the Learn to Swim page.

Class Cost $

* Plus additional $12 fee to the American Red Cross
** Includes all American Red Cross fees

Guppies 4 & 5 year olds ONLY Free
Children Level 2-3 Free
Children Level 4-6 55.00
Adults 60.00
Junior Lifeguarding 55.00 *
Lifeguard Training 175.00**

Please visit the Learn to Swim page.

Class Cost $
Adults/Children 53.40
Seniors/Veterans 27.00

Please visit the Diving Instruction page.

Parents of children under 10 years of age who are participating in swimming and diving lessons, swim team and dive practices are required to accompany the child into the pool area. Please be advised that if you come in street clothes and leave with your child immediately after the lesson, you will not be required to pay the daily admission. In the event that you decide to wear bathing attire (underneath street clothes) it will be assumed that you are remaining and it will be necessary for you to pay the fee.

We accept major credit cards and E-check only.

View the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Skills Program.
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Season Pools
Winter/Spring Echo Park Indoor Pool Only
Children must be 46 inches tall
Summer Sessions 1 & 2 All 20 pools that offer lessons
Fall Echo Park Indoor Pool Only
Class Age
Guppies 4 & 5 year olds
Offered only in the Summer
Children Level 2-6 Must be 6 years old by December 1st
Adults 15 & up
Junior Lifeguarding 11-14 year olds
Lifeguard Training Must be 15 by the end of the class
Season Time
Winter/Spring Once a week for eight classes
Summer Sessions 1 & 2 Twice a week for seven classes
Fall Once a week for eight classes

No, you must sign your child up for each session online only and you must bring your proof of age and residency with you to the first class of each session.

Yes, similar to schoolwork, with more practice your child will improve their skills.

Yes, lessons are only cancelled in the event of thunder and lighting. If you have questions, please call the pool where your child takes his or her lessons.

No, you may only sign up children in your own family.

No, we do not offer make up swimming lessons.

Yes, we have both males and female instructors in our Learn to Swim program.

All of the Town of Hempstead instructors are American Red Cross Water Safety instructors, as well as certified in CPR/AED, First Aid and also certified by the Nassau County Health Department as Lifeguards.

Yes, we offer adult swimming lessons during all of Learn to Swim Sessions.

No, we do not sell any equipment or clothing. Please supply your own.