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Municipal Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool Hours

The Season Starts on Saturday, June 23!


Monday - Friday 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm
*4:30 pm to 7:00 pm
*In order to accommodate parents who are not available during the day, early evening swim lessons will be held July 10—14 and July 17—21 and we will not be hosting the 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm open swim. This will return on July 24.

Saturday & Sunday Open Swim 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Fee Schedule

Download a season pass application here.

  Daily Season
Child /Youth (1 - 17 years)   $ 3.00     $ 40.00
Adult (18+ years) $ 4.00   $ 55.00
Family Pass**   $ 120.00

** up to 3 children - $10 per child after 3

The pool may close early on cold or rainy days. In the event that a storm is in the area and thunder is heard, safety is a priority and everyone must remain out of the pool and grass area for a minimum of 30 minutes.

Learn-To-Swim Program
Lesson Format

Download the 2018 Swim Lesson registration form here.

We will be continuing our same lesson format that was very successful over that past few summers.  Our lessons begin for those who are 5 years of age and who have completed Kindergarten and are at least 42 inches tall.  Please note the shallowest portion of the pool is 36 inches.

It is important to note that some swimming skills will take more time than others to master.  You will see a lot of repetition and water orientation activities.  Beginners will learn skills through   water games and activities which will help them develop strong basic skills.  Youngsters may be shifted from group to group in order to help them work on various skills.  It is important to view your child’s individual progress and comfort with less concern on the level number.  There are times when groups have accomplished all the skills for their level and the instructor will begin introducing new skills.

The swim lesson classes will begin with everyone out of the water, sitting  in a circle followed by attendance and a brief discussion of the previous lesson along with their next skill.  Each day swimming lessons will include topics of overall safety in and around the water. This is an important part of learning water safety that will be covered at each lesson.

The next phase will be a water orientation activity and then the class will perform review drills from a previous lesson and then work into the new skill for that class.  If time permits a quick organized game will be played that emphasizes water skills through play.  The class ends out of the water in a circle with a quick review, questions and what they will learn in the next class.


Levels: LEVEL 1 / 2 Combo: Child must have completed kindergarten and  be a minimum of 3’6” (42 inches).

Purpose: Orientation to aquatic environment.  Create a sound foundation for aquatic and safety skills. Expand on fundamental aquatic locomotion and safety skills.

Course Content Includes: Supported floating and kicking on front and back.  Alternating arm action, water safety rules, how to get help in an emergency, reaching assists without equipment, and fundamentals of using a life jacket.  Floating and kicking on front and back, rhythmic breathing, combined stroke on front and back, turning over front to back, back to front, reaching and extension assists, and other skills.

**** Youngsters will be divided into one of two groups on the first day of two of lessons according to their current skill level.  This is designed for youngsters in Levels 1 & 2.   (Swim goggles helpful, not required)

 Session 1 July 9 - 13 4:45p.m. – 5:15 p.m. 5:20 p.m. – 5:50 p.m.  
Session 2 July 16 - 20 10:50 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. 11:25 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.  
Session 3 July 23– July 27 4:45p.m. – 5:15 p.m. 5:20 p.m. – 5:50 p.m.  
Session 4 July 30 – August 3    10:50 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.    11:25 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.  


Levels: LEVEL 3  - Level 4:    - Stroke Readiness / Stroke Development   (Swim goggles helpful,  not required)

Students will be divided into Level 3 / 4 on the first day of class      (This class is primarily held in deep water )

Stroke Readiness

Purpose: Increase swimming skill competency.  Practice safety and rescue skills.

Course Content Includes: Fundamentals of elementary backstroke, jumping into deep water with a life jacket, diving from side of pool, treading water, self-rescue skills, and rescue breathing, perfecting the crawl stroke, etc. (This session usually takes more than one summer to complete)

Stroke Development   

Purpose: Develop confidence and competency in strokes and safety skills beyond preceding levels.  Introduction of advanced strokes.

Course Content Includes: Deep-water bobbing, dives from the side of pool from stride and standing positions, breaststroke and sidestroke, turns at the wall and other swimming skills.

Session 1 July 9 - 13 4:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.   5:20 p.m. – 5:50 p.m.  
Session 2 July 16 - 20 10:50 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. 11:25 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.  
Session 3 July 23 – 27 4:45p.m. – 5:15 p.m. 5:20 p.m. – 5:50 p.m.  
Session 4 July 30 – August 3   1 10:50 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.    11:25 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.  

Fees: Barre City Residents $30.00, Nonresidents $55.00