Swim Lessons

Merriam Community Center Indoor Pool to Open March 1

New guidance recently issued by Johnson County health officials means we can reopen the indoor pool! Call the MCC at 913-322-5550 to reserve your spot for lap lanes and water walking. 

Adult water classes will begin in March. Swimming lessons will start in April. Come back soon to see a complete schedule!

The swim lesson program for the City of Merriam is all inclusive and specific for each child’s individual skill set and needs. Every session will go into skills necessary for that age group as well as lifesaving/safety skills. You will register your child based on age required for each group. Do not worry about whether your child is Level 1 or Level 2. For our Preschool and Youth lessons we use class levels to ensure your Child is placed according to his/ her ability. Children are evaluated at the beginning of each session and placed in the appropriate class based on demonstrated ability. Children should be able to work with an instructor and participate in swim lessons independently and willingly.

Parent/Child - 6m - 2 years
All classes are 30 minutes long, and the fee for the each session is $50.

April 3 - May 22 - Saturday - 9 a.m. & 9:45 p.m.
April 5 - 28 - Monday/Wednesday - 5 p.m. & 5:45 p.m.
April 6 - 29 - Tuesday/Thursday - 5 p.m. & 5:45 p.m.

These lessons are designed as an introduction for parents and children alike. The parents are participants in this class as well as the child. Orientation into the water, safety tips, and basic water movements are all things that will be taught in this class through a myriad of songs, dances and other forms of teaching. This class will take place in the Therapy pool during the school year and in the zero depth of the outdoor pool during the summer.

Preschool - 3 - 5 years
All Classes are 30 minutes long, and the fee for each session is $50

April 3 - May 22 - Saturday - 9 a.m. & 9:45 a.m. classes 
April 5 - 28 - Monday/Wednesday - 5 p.m. & 5:45 p.m. classes
April 6 - 29 - Tuesday/Thursday - 5 p.m. & 5:45 p.m. classes

This lesson is where your child will learn more basic water safety skills while also growing more comfortable in the water. Groups will be split based on evaluations to place them where they get the most instruction. In this age group students will learn how to safely enter and exit the water, blow bubbles underwater, float, kick, and arm movements. Parents are being asked to participate during class to maintain social distancing.

Youth: 6 to 12 years
All classes are 45 minutes long, and the fee for each session is $65.

April 3 - May 22 - Saturday - 9 a.m. & 10 a.m. classes
April 5 - 28 - Monday/Wednesday - 6 p.m.
April 6 - 29 - Tuesday/Thursday - 6 p.m.

This lesson is designed to teach your child more advanced skills in the water regardless of which group they end up in. 
Beginning swimmers are introduced to basic stroke movement and learn how to be more comfortable in the water. More advanced swimmers are instructed in stroke technique, endurance and safety skills.

Adult: 13+
All classes are 45 minutes long, and the fee for each session is $65.

April 3 - May 22 - Saturday - 11 a.m.
March 8 - 31 - Monday/Wednesday - 7:00 p.m.
April 5 - 28 - Monday/Wednesday - 7:00 p.m.

The adult lessons are designed to help you in whatever avenue you need. Whether you want to be a proficient lap swimmer, learn to float or acquire water safety skills, we are committed to working on your goals.

Junior Dolphins


Ages 6+
April 3 - May 22
12 - 1 p.m.
Class fee: $80
Junior Dolphins is designed for students who want to join the Dolphins' swim team. Swimmers will learn starts, flip turns, and swim team workouts.

Private lessons


Sessions include four lessons for 30 minutes.
Class fee: $85

Semi-Private Lessons


Sessions include four lessons for 45 minutes. Two to Four participant per class. 
Class fee: $75

These lessons give you individualized attention to help improve your swimming skills with a curriculum that is customized to meet your goals. Please call the Welcome Desk if you are interested in signing up for Private or Semi-Private Lessons 913-322-5550.