Guide to Indoor Swim Lessons in Cincinnati

Pool season is almost here! Do your children know how to swim? Proper swim instruction and skills will not only save their lives, but it is a life-long sport that can help them stay healthy and fit. There is still plenty of time to register for lessons before summer! 

Here’s our Guide to Indoor Swim Lessons in Cincinnati:


Bear Paddle

With locations in Oakley, Mason and Florence, this state-of-the-art swim school is convenient no matter where you live! Schedule a free swim assessment to figure out which swim lessons are best suited for your kids. Bear Paddle believes in building safer swimmers by teaching children how to swim, as well as instilling water safety at home{Read all about CP Reporter Andrea’s experience at Bear Paddle here!}

Five Seasons Family Sport Club

Five Seasons Family Sport Club’s indoor 25-yard pool has 4 lanes and is kept at the perfect temperature. The entire family can enroll in a wide range of aquatic programs to fit all ages and abilities. From private/group lessons, the competitive swim team or open swim, there is something for everyone.

Goldfish Swim School

Step into the tropics and a shiver-free 90-degree pool, to prepare your little fish for summer swim. With a confidence-building curriculum and flexible lesson schedule, Goldfish Swim School has trained and certified swim instructors teaching children life-saving safety skills that will develop a love of swimming. Also, enjoy family swims and plan your child’s next birthday party at the West Chester Swim School.

LifeTime Fitness

With the most up-to-date indoor pool, Lifetime has aquatic programs for every member of your family. With a competitive team, swim classes and open swims, Lifetime is the perfect place to begin healthy lifestyles and build life-long skills. Also, the indoor pool includes zero-entry, exciting slides and a comfortable temperature for hours of family fun throughout the entire year.

Mason Community Center

The Mason Swim Academy at Mason Community Center offers swim instruction for children and adults using the SwimAmerica aquatic program. Program enrollment is determined by age and skill performance. Please note that participants can be registered for more than one class per session. And if your swimmer graduates to swim team tryout for the Mason Manta Rays,  a year-round, competitive Gold USA Swim Team ranked 8th in the nation. Swimmers age 5-18 compete at USA-sponsored meets on a local, state, regional and national basis depending on their ability. My daughter has been swimming as a Mason Manta Ray since she was five, and continues to thrive each year.

The Swim School at Kids’ First 

The Swim School at Kids’ First makes it easy for children of all ages to swim in a safe and creative environment. They have classes for infants through teens, starting as young as 8-weeks old, with a 90º warm water pool. Their year-round program is held 7 days a week with multiple class times for busy families.

YMCA of Greater Cincinnati and NKY 

For the beginning swimmer, the Y offers swim lessons for children, adults and those with special needs taught by certified instructors. For the advanced swimmer, their competitive (youth and adult) teams take skills to the next level by competing locally, regionally and nationally. The YMCA swimming programs are designed to keep your family safe.

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