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Swim Lessons

This page has not been updated yet. We are still working on plans to open the pools this summer so please check back in April when we hope to have more information available.

Learn to Swim

Pool membership is required BEFORE you may sign up for swim lessons. Tag will need to be shown at time of registration in order to participate. Cash, Check or Money Orders are accepted at the pools. No Credit/Debit Cards.

For more information about swim lessons  or registration please call the Cheltenham Township Parks and Recreation Department at (215) 887-6200 ext. 227. Information is not available at this time.


1st child in family


2nd child in family


Each additional child in same family


Registration is accepted first come, first served. PARENTS ARE PERMITTED TO REGISTER ONLY THEIR OWN CHILDREN. There must be at least 6 participants in order to hold a class. Swimming skills of all participants must be screened by the staff, except those entering Level 1.



Registration Dates

Instructional Dates

Session 1

June 21, 22, 23

June 28 to July 23

Session 2

July 19, 20, 21

July 26 to August 20



Learn to Swim Levels

Level 1:

Water Exploration

Develop comfort in the water & safe practices. Elementary aquatic skills.  *Parent in water with child*

Level 2:

Primary Skills

Learn to float without support & recover to a vertical position. Fundamental skills.

Level 3:

Stroke Readiness

Learn to coordinate front & back crawl; introduces elementary backstroke & treading water; begin diving from side of pool

Level 4:

Stroke Development

Improve endurance swimming; introduces breaststroke & sidestroke & turning at the wall

Level 5:

Stroke Refinement

Refine key strokes; introduces butterfly, open turns, feet-first surface dive & springboard dive

Level 6:

Skill Proficiency

Polish strokes for efficiency, power smoothness over greater distances. introduce pike & tuck surface dives

      Cheltenham Township   ~   8230 Old York Road   ~   Elkins Park, PA 19027
      Hours: Monday-Friday, 8AM-4:30PM
      Phone: 215-887-1000   ~   Fax: 215-887-1561
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