Learn to Swim

To participate in swimming lessons, children must be six years of age by December 1st, 2020 to participate in Levels 2-6 . Parents or guardians must accompany children, younger than 10 years of age to all classes. For Lifeguard Training participants must be 15 years of age, for Junior Lifeguarding 11 - 14 years of age. Classes meet once a week. All participants must hold a pool membership or will be required to pay the daily admission rate each class. Proof of age and residency are required on the first day of class. Swim classes must have a minimum of six persons to be held. Class sizes are limited. American Red Cross instruction will be offered on the following levels:

  • Guppies - Water Orientation (ages 4 & 5)
  • Level 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills
  • Level 3 - Stroke Development
  • Level 4 - Stroke Improvement
  • Level 5 - Stroke Refinement
  • Level 6 - Swimming & Skill Proficiency
  • Junior Lifeguarding - 11 to 14 years of age
  • Lifeguard Training - 15 years of age and up

General Registration Information

REGISTRATION: January 22nd at 6:00pm online at
Important Requirements for Aquatics Classes
  • At all times a parent or guardian must accompany children who are younger than 10 years of age.
  • Proof of age and Hempstead Town residency are required for participation.
  • The daily admission rate or a valid pool pass is required of all persons participating in the Learn to Swim and Dive classes.
  • Major Credit Cards and Checks accepted.
  • The town lifeguards reserve the right to limit class and team size.
  • Registration is Online.
  • Each person may only register his or her own family.
  • Swim classes must have a minimum of six persons to be held.
  • Registration is closed the first day of class.
  • A $5.00 late registration fee must be paid for all classes the day after registration.
Learn to Swim Program
Registration: Register online at (In person assistance available at Echo Park from 6pm-9pm)
LIFEGUARD TRAINING - Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 6pm
Fee: ADULT - $60 (Seniors and Veterans $30)*
CHILDREN - no fee for Levels 2 and 3
$55 - Levels 4, 5, 6 & Jr. Lifeguarding**
$175 - Lifeguard Training (a prerequisite skills test is required for entry into this class.)
1. $137 Online payment to Town of Hempstead
2. $38 Online payment to American Red Cross Website after the pre-test is passed.
Program: Level 2 through Junior Lifeguarding - February 2nd-April 5th
Junior Lifeguarding - February 2nd - April 5th Lifeguard Training - January 28th - May 3rd

*Reduced rate also applies to the physically challenged & volunteer fire department
For Junior Lifeguarding** an additional fee of $12 is required. There is also a prerequisite skills test for Lifeguard Training and Junior Lifeguarding. A stroke evaluation is also available.

For more information, call the Lifeguard Office at (516) 565-0508 or Aquatics 516-292-9000 ext.7238

Download the Winter 2020 Learn to Swim Class Schedule.
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Download the Winter 2020 Lifeguard Training Pamphlet.
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