Learn to Swim

To participate in swimming lessons, all children must be at least six years of age and measure 46 inches in height. Parents or guardians must accompany children, younger than 10 years of age to registration and 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. Class schedules are available at registration. All participants must hold a pool membership or will be required to pay the daily admission rate. Proof of age and residency are required at time of registration. Swim classes must have a minimum of six persons to be held. Class sizes are limited. Skilled 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

Important Requirements for Aquatics Classes
  • At all times a parent or guardian must accompany children who are younger than 10 years of age.
  • For safety reasons, children must measure 46 inches in height.
  • 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.
Register at Echo Park, West Hempstead

*Reduced rate also applies to the physically challenged & volunteer firefighters.
Class schedules available at registration. For Junior Lifeguarding** an additional fee of $10 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.

Registration: ADULT LESSONS & JUNIOR LIFEGUARDING - Thursday, September 20 at 7 p.m.
LIFEGUARD TRAINING - Thursday, September 20 at 8 p.m.
CHILDREN - Monday, September 24 at 7 p.m.
Fee: ADULT - $60 (SeniorsNeterans $30)*
CHILDREN - no fee for Levels 2 and 3
$55 - Levels 4, 5, 6 & Jr. Lifeguarding**
$173 - Lifeguard Training (a prerequisite skills test is required for entry into this class.)
1. $74 Online payment to Town of Hempstead
2. $63 Online payment to Town of Hempstead
3. $36 Online payment to American Red Cross Website after the pre-test is passed.
Program: Level 2 through Junior Lifeguarding - September 30 through December 3
Lifeguard Training - September 25 through December 23
Download the Fall 2018 Learn to Swim Class Schedule.
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Download the Fall 2018 Lifeguard Training Pamphlet.
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