Make a Splash! Summer Swim Programs in Upper California

This summer, keep cool in a pool!  Here are some Summer Swim Programs in upper Northern California:


Beyond Fitness in Paradise offers year-round swim lessons and aqua classes for ages infants-adults Supervised open swim times run during the summer on weekdays from 12:30-3:30pm ($12 drop-in). Two locations: 6854 Pentz Rd., (530) 872-2582, and 7224 Skyway, (530) 877-7500;

Chico Area Recreation and Park District offers swim lessons for ages 6 months-adult. Cost varies depending on swim level. Find details online or call (530) 895-4711.

Chico Sports Club offers swim lessons and aqua classes for ages infants-adults. Drop in to swim ($10 per day for non-members) Monday – Thursdays, 4:30am-11pm; Fridays, 4:30am-10pm, Saturdays, 6am-8pm; and Sundays, 8am-8pm. 260 Cohasset Rd., Ste. 190.; (530) 345-9427.

Chico Water Sprites offers year-round swim lessons for ages 2 months & up in a dedicated indoor swim facility that’s open daily. Also offers Baby & Me classes, and special needs instruction. The entire family can swim during Friday Family Swim Nights, 5-8pm ($2 per person). Small class sizes & comfortable parent viewing area. 2280 Ivy St., #110.; (530) 342-2999.

Dwight Brinson Swim Center in Durham offers group and private summer swim lessons for ages infants-adults, and a Parent-Tot class for ages 6mos-3yrs. Open swims offered on weekdays 1-4:30pm, weekends 1-5pm, and evenings on Tues., Thurs. and Sat. 7-9pm; $2 per person, family passes available. 9451 Midway.; (530) 345-9510 and (530) 345-1921.

Feather River Recreation and Park District in Oroville offers group and private swim lessons for ages 6mos-17yrs, parent-tot classes, and open swims in the Nelson Pool (1875 Feather River Blvd.) June 13 – July 21, and the Palermo Pool (2350 Ludlum Ave.) June 27 – Aug. 6.; (530) 533-2011.

North Valley Swim School, located in In Motion Fitness in Chico, offers swim lessons for ages 6mos-adults. Three outdoor pools include an 8-lane lap pool and a splash pool for little ones. 1293 E. First Ave. Call (530) 345-6707 for details.

Paradise Recreation and Park District offers swim lessons for ages 6 months -14 years, and recreational open swim times weekdays, 1:15-3:50pm, and weekends, 1:15-4:50pm. June – August. 5600 Recreation Drive.; (530) 872-6393.

Pleasant Valley Pool in Chico offers swim lessons and clinics for ages 6 months – adults. Hosts
the CARD Sharks recreational swim team (ages 8-17) from June to mid-August and underwater hockey from May-October. 545 Vallombrosa.; (530) 895-4711.

YMCA Pool in Oroville has a year-round outdoor pool and offers seasonal swim lessons for all ages. Open swims offered Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12-3pm, Fridays, 4-6pm, and Saturdays, 9am-12pm. Cost is $2 per child and $5 per adult. 1684 Robinson St.; (530) 533-9622.


Anderson High School Pools are open in June and July with 2 outdoor pools. Offers lessons through the City of Anderson Community Services Department. 1471 Ferry St.; (530) 378-6656 and (530) 378-6656.

Redding Aquatic Center offers swim lessons June – September for ages 6 months and up. Also offers open swims, lifeguard & swim instructor trainings, and a wide variety of family-fun aquatic events throughout the summer.; (530) 225-4095.

Redding Swim Team offers Swim America Swim Lessons at Shasta High School for ages 6 months and up.  June 6 – July 28. or call (530) 246-2666 for more info.

Shasta Family YMCA in Redding offers year-round group and private instruction for ages 6 months and up. Daily open swim times in heated outdoor and indoor pools. Offers training for swim teams too. Find pool schedules and details at  or call (530) 246-9622.

Sun Oaks Aquatics in Redding offers year-round group and private instruction for ages 6 months and up. Prices are variable. Visit the website for details at or call (530) 221-0405.


Dotty Olson Community Pool in Etna offers free “Super Splash” swim days Monday – Friday from 1-5pm, June 13-August 19. Group and private lessons available for ages 6 months and up ($35 for nine 30-minute lessons). 401 Howell Ave. For details call (530) 467-5232 or visit their page on Facebook.

Dunsmuir Community Pool offers open swims Monday – Saturday, 1-5pm, and Tuesday/Thursday evening swims. Private and group lessons offered for ages 3 and up. A “Caregiver and Me” class
will be offered for ages 6 months and up if there
is enough interest. 4841 Dunsmuir Ave.; (530) 235-4740.

Mountain Fitness in Mt. Shasta offers year-round group and private swim instruction for all ages. Open swims available on a drop-in basis for non-members ($10 facilities pass). Family swims on Sundays, 1-3pm. For facilities info: or call (530) 926-6010.

Weed Community Pool offers lessons from late June through mid-August for ages 3 and up. Also offers recreational swim times. 450 College Ave. For details visit or call (530) 926-2494 / (530) 938-4701.


Corning City Pool offers summer parent-toddler swim classes, and group lessons for ages 2 and up. Open swims are weekdays,1-5pm, and Saturdays,10am-5pm, with night swims on Tuesdays and Thursdays run 6:30-9:30pm; Entry is $1.50 for ages 3-18 and $2 for adults. 1414 Colusa St. For more info call (530) 824-7062.

McGlynn Community Pool in Red Bluff offers group & private lessons for all ages as well as Parent & Me classes. Public swims are Monday – Saturday, 1-4:30pm. Friday evening swims run 6:30-8pm. 119 Sycamore St. Find details at or call (530) 527-8177.

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Updated: Apr 24, 2016 @ 10:58 am