Contact Us
Department Contact Information

This form is intended for general questions for the city and is forwarded to a general email address. It is not monitored 24/7.
If your question requires immediate assistance (Court, Police, Fire, etc.), please contact that department directly.
Contact Form

 



Security Measure

Swim & Dive Lessons

Our swim lesson program uses the Starfish Swimming curriculum. It is designed for students ages 6 months to adults. Benchmarks are established at each stage in the program that combine both swimming and safety skills. Students participate in experiential learning activities that allow them to explore the water in a creative and comfortable environment.

Swim lessons status


Levels

We recommend you place your child in the level they last completed. It is easier to move your child up a level than it is to move them down a level.

If you need assistance placing your child in the appropriate level, use our swim lesson placement flow chart (pdf) or email lstthomas@lenexa.com.

Our instructors will conduct a skills assessment on the first day of class to verify your child is in the right level. If your child needs to move levels, the instructor will notify you of their recommendations within the first two days of class.

Swim lesson levels

Swim lessons are offered year-round indoors and during the summer outdoors. 

  • StarBabies/StarTots – Ages 6 months to 3 years. Your child will work on exploration on their front and back, water contact with their face and head and overall comfort in the water. Parent or guardian is in the water.

  • Pre-beginner – Ages 3 to 4 years. Your child will get acquainted with the water and basic water skills, submerging their head, supported front and back float, kicking and front crawl movements while promoting fun and enjoyment in the water.

  • Level 1 – Your child will get acquainted with the water and basic water skills, submerging their head and retrieving objects, supported front and back float, kicking and front crawl movements. There is no pre-requisite for this class.

  • Level 2 – Class teaches beginning swimming skills, including rhythmic breathing, kicking and floating without support, front and back crawl stroke, treading and introduction to deep water. Your child must be able to complete Level 1 skills.

  • Level 3 – Class increases lengths in the front crawl stroke with rhythmic breathing, backstroke, elementary backstroke, diving from the side of the pool and increased endurance treading. Your child must be able to complete Level 2 skills.

  • Level 4 – Class teaches techniques and endurance in the front crawl stroke, backstroke, elementary backstroke and treading. Open turns and breaststroke will be introduced. Your child must be able to complete Level 3 skills.

  • Level 5 – Increases endurance in front crawl stroke, backstroke, elementary backstroke, breaststroke and treading. Teaches the sidestroke, front and back flip turns, surface dives, and diving skills and introduces the butterfly. Your child must be able to complete Level 4 skills.

  • Level 6 – Your child will perfect stroke techniques and improve their technique in diving and overall endurance. They will learn rescue skills and water safety skills. They must be able to complete Level 5 skills.

Dive lesson levels

Dive lessons are offered during the summer outdoors.

  • Beginner – Your child will get acquainted with basic diving skills and techniques – both on land and on the 1-meter board. They must be able to swim and recover without assistance and feel comfortable entering the water head first.

  • Advanced – Class works on technique and prepares your child for competition.


Registration

There are two ways to register for swim and dive lessons: online or in person. Please register by the Thursday before each session begins. 

Register for Group Lessons

Register for private swim lessons

Or, register in person at:

  • Lenexa Rec Center, 17201 W. 87th St. Pkwy. (8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday) 

  • Lenexa Community Center, 13420 Oak St. (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday) 


Dates & fees

Indoor Lessons

Dates

We generally hold swim lesson sessions twice a week for four weeks on Mondays and Wednesdays or once a week for eight weeks on Saturdays at the Lenexa Rec Center. 

Indoor swim lesson schedule (pdf)

Our indoor group lessons have 4 to 6 students per class, depending on the level. 

This summer, there are two weekday sessions and one Saturday session. Classes are 30 minutes each for children 4 and younger and 40 minutes for children 5 and older.

  • Monday/Wednesday Session 1: June 4-27

  • Monday/Wednesday Session 2: July 9-Aug. 1

  • Saturday Session: June 9-July 28

Fees

Fees are $50 per Lenexa Rec Center member/$55 per non-member per session. 

Things to remember

  • If you would like to watch your child's swim lesson, you must do so from the designated swim lesson area. 

  • Daily swimming and access to the kiddie pool is not included with swim lessons. 

Outdoor Lessons

Dates

Lessons are generally Monday through Thursdays, with Fridays reserved for weather make-up days. Morning sessions are at Indian Trails Aquatic Center. Evening sessions are at Ad Astra Pool.

Outdoor swim lesson schedule (pdf)

Our indoor group lessons have 4 to 8 students per class, depending on the level. 

There are four outdoor sessions, broken into eight 30-minute lessons:

  • Session 1: June 4-14, 2018

  • Session 2: June 18-28, 2018

  • Session 3: July 9-19, 2018

  • Session 4: July 23-Aug. 2, 2018

We have a limited number of spots available for weekend sessions, which occur on Saturday mornings at Indian Trails Aquatic Center. Sundays are reserved for weather make-up days. Sessions consist of four 45-minute lessons:

  • Session 1: June 2, June 9, June 17 and June 23, 2018

  • Session 2: July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28, 2018

Fees

Fees are $50 per Lenexa resident/$55 per non-resident per session.

Things to remember

  • If you would like to watch your child's swim lesson, you must do so from the viewing area in the concessions stand.

  • Daily swimming and access to the baby pool is not included with swim lessons. 

Private & Semi-Private Lessons

We offer private and semi-private lessons to give you or your child one-on-one attention with one of our swim instructors. They will work with you to customize a program to help you reach personalized swimming goals.

  • Private lessons allow for one-on-one instruction.

  • Semi-private lessons are available for two people at similar skill levels. You must register both participants at the same time. It is your responsibility to find the second participant.

Fees

  • 30-minute private lesson: $20 for Lenexa residents (outdoor) or Lenexa Rec Center members (indoor). $22 for non-residents (outdoor) or non-members (indoor).

  • 30-minute semi-private lesson (2 people): $15 per person for Lenexa residents (outdoor) or Lenexa Rec Center members (indoor). $16.50 per person for non-residents (outdoor) or non-members (indoor). 

Things to remember

  • After you complete registration, please allow five business days to be contacted for scheduling.

  • If you need to cancel your lesson, please email Lynn St. Thomas at lstthomas@lenexa.com no later than 24 hours before your scheduled lesson. If you cancel less than 24 hours in advance, you will not be eligible for a refund or to reschedule your class.

  • If you would like to watch your child's swim lesson, you must do so from the viewing area in the concessions stand.

  • Daily swimming and access to the baby pool is not included with swim lessons. 


Contact information

Lynn St. Thomas, lstthomas@lenexa.com, 913.477.7100