• Swimming Lessons in Des Moines

    When you enroll in swimming lessons in Des Moines from the American Red Cross, you'll learn to master a wide variety of strokes, and how to stay safe in, on, and around the water from some of the city's best instructors. Patient, knowledgeable, and trained to the highest degree, our Learn-to-Swim Partners can help you meet, and exceed, your goals. Find out how.

    If you're looking for swimming classes for kids in Des Moines, you've come to the right place. Through our local Red Cross Learn-to-Swim training partners, we can help even the youngest members of your family become comfortable in the water, and learn how to swim in a safe environment. Classes are available for infants, toddlers, older children, and even adults – so no matter how old your child is, our patient, compassionate, knowledgeable instructors can help them achieve their goals. Find a class in your area and help your kids become safe, confident swimmers.

    When children ages 5 and younger are enrolled in swim training in Des Moines a parent or guardian will be expected to actively participate in the class. By doing so, you'll be able to help your child immediately become more comfortable in the water, and you'll also learn our process and be better able to help your child practice his or her skills outside of class. For specific information on how you'll need to participate in class or for questions on why we require parents and/or guardians to take part in our classes, please contact your local Learn-to-Swim provider.

    At the Red Cross, we believe that learning is a life-long journey – which is why we've created a swimming program designed specifically for older teens and adults. Available at a facility near you, our Learn-to-Swim program allows adult swimmers at all levels to improve their skills in a safe environment. Throughout the course you'll be challenged to learn new strokes, refine your current skills, and you'll be given the tools to help you become stronger swimmer (for fun and fitness) so you can enjoy spending time in the water. To book your adult swimming lessons in Des Moines, check our newest class schedule.

    Whether you have more than one child and want to learn to swim as a family, or you'd like to enroll in swim classes in Des Moines with a tight-knit group of friends or your parenting group, private swim lessons offer a myriad of benefits. Not only do they allow you to learn to swim together, but you'll be able to encourage each other during class, and reinforce safe habits as you spend time in the water between classes. In addition, they can help members of the group become even closer through shared experiences, and find healthy, new, and fun ways to spend time together. For details on all of the swim classes available in your area, to discuss the possibility of scheduling private group lessons, find a Learn-to-Swim partner in your area.

    At the Red Cross, we believe that every member of your family should not only know how to swim, but how to safely conduct themselves around water, and know how to help in times of crisis. That's why, even if you already know how to swim, we encourage all parents with children enrolled in our Des Moines swim classes to take lessons, as well. Not only will the class help you correct any bad habits you may be mirroring to your child, but it will give you the opportunity to become an even stronger swimmer. In addition, if you're not already certified in CPR, first aid and AED use, one of our online, in-person, or blended Simulation Learning courses, can help you learn how to take care of your family should an emergency arise. Check our newest course schedule for details on all of the classes available in your area.