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Swim Lessons

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 to sign up, please call the Cheltenham Township Parks and Recreation Department at (215) 887-6200 ext. 227.


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 22nd, 23rd & 24th

June 29th - July 24th

Session 2

July 20th, 21st & 22nd

July 27th - August 21st

Registration times: Monday through Wednesday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM rain or shine

Most classes are 30 minutes, between 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, M - F

Learn to Swim Levels

Level 1:

Water Exploration

Develop comfort in the water & safe practices

Level 2:

Primary Skills

Learn to float without support & recover to a vertical position

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

      Pools Open
      Pool Hours:
      Daily from Noon - 8:00 p.m.

      Holiday Hours:
      May 25th, July 4th & September 7th
      Noon - 5:00 p.m.

      Glenside Pool - May 23rd to September 7th (Except August 31st - September 4th)
      Conklin Pool - June 20th - September 7th
      Pay Online for Pool Membership
      Online payment option available for Membership RENEWALS ONLY

      All New Registrations must sign up at the Cheltenham Township Administration Building during the designated Pool Registration Period.
      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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