Swim Programs

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Welcome to the water! Whether you're an avid lap swimmer or someone who enjoys relaxing in the water, our beautiful state-of-the-art aquatics center has something for all ages and abilities. We offer a variety of water fitness classes, lap swimming, and family swim with our lazy river and splash pad. Our aquatics team has a passion for teaching water safety skills to youth and families through  swim lessons, which are included in your membership and available to all ages and abilities. Check out our  swim teams, which provide the opportunity for kids to enhance their skills and work on sportsmanship, self-esteem, self-discipline, self-improvement, and social interactionOur number one priority is keeping swimmers safe. We can’t wait to see you in the Petersen Aquatics Center!

Learn about swim lessons

Learn about swim team

Check out our pool schedules here!

Private Swim Lessons

Private lessons are a great opportunity for beginning swimmers who want a one on one
session or for individuals who are looking to develop certain swim skills.  Ages 3-Adult.

Pricing Guide: 

Private Swim Lessons

-$20 for one 30-minute lesson 

-$50 for three 30-minute lessons 

-$80 for five 30-minute lessons 

Semi-Private Lessons (for 2 swimmers) 

-$30 for one 30-minute lesson ($15 per swimmer) 

-$80 for three 30-minute lessons 

-$130 for five 30-minute lessons 

Bundled price packages are available. 

If you have questions or would like to set up a lesson, please contact: 

Kourtney Jimenez

kjimenez@ymcapkc.org

Aquatics Center FAQ

WHAT IS THE APPROXIMATE TEMPERATURE OF THE POOL?
Lap Pool: 83 degrees | Activity Pool: 87 degrees | Hot Tub: 101 degrees


DO I HAVE TO BE IN THE WATER WITH MY CHILD?
Children under the age of 6 must swim within arm’s length of a parent at all times. Children 6-14, upon successful completion of a swim test, may swim without a parent. Children 6-7 must have a parent present on the pool deck.


DO I HAVE TO SHOWER BEFORE ENTERING THE POOL?
A full body cleansing shower is required before prior to entering the pool. Hair must be fully wet or in a shower/swim cap.


HOW MANY LAPS DO I HAVE TO SWIM FOR A MILE?
33 laps round trip, or 66 lengths one-way equal one mile.


CAN I DIVE INTO THE POOL?
Our pools are not deep enough for diving.


CAN I USE THE LAZY RIVER?
The Lazy River is available for anyone to use. Walking against the river is allowed during non-peak times.


WHEN CAN WE SWIM?
The Beachfront and Lazy River are always open for Rec Swim! Please refer to our latest schedules for additional Recreational Swim times.


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