Swimming Lessons

Swimming Lessons

Come learn to swim at the Foley Pool!

Foley City Council Announces Closure of Municipal Swimming Pool for 2020 Season

After careful consideration, the Foley City Council voted reluctantly during their May 21 meeting to close the Foley Municipal Pool for the 2020 season.

“The City Council made the difficult decision tonight to close the pool for the 2020 season. We had postponed the decision of whether or not to open the pool for as long as we could in hopes that the situation with the COVID outbreak would improve.

Our staff was ready to move quickly, working extra hours if necessary, to get the pool ready even if opening day was delayed. Unfortunately, given the strict social distancing requirements from the Red Cross and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) as well as no direction on when pools would be allowed to open from the Governor’s office, we have decided against opening the pool this summer.

We know how much our residents love the pool. Our staff and councilmembers are all very disappointed that we were not able to open the pool for our residents, especially for the children in our community who look forward to the pool every summer. We hope to reopen the pool in 2021.”


Weekday lessons 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6:20 p.m.

Lessons run 10 days during session weeks; 8 days of lessons are needed to meet Red Cross requirements. The extra two days are for possible weather cancellations. Please plan on attending all 10 days.

2021 Swimming Lessons Online Registration Dates To Be Determined
Lesson sign up will run TBD. Sign up will then continue in person at the Pool House beginning in June during open pool hours and will continue based on lesson availability.

Please note:

  • No refunds will be given on swimming lessons.
  • If you sign up for one class and you need to change classes, we will do our best to accommodate the change based on availability.
  • If a class is canceled due to not enough sign ups and another class time is not available, in this instance we will issue a refund.
  • The Foley Pool only accepts cash or checks.
Swimming Lessons

Online Registration

2020 Lesson Schedule

  • Session 1: TBD (Foley Fun Days – NO evening lessons or open swim June 19)
  • Session 2: TBD
  • Session 3: TBD

Attention Parents:

  • P1 students must be 3-years old by June 1.
  • P2 students must be 4-years old by June 1.
  • Level 1 students must be 5-years old by June 1.

Cost:
25-minute class – $30 (Preschool 1 & 2 or Parent/Child Class)
50-minute class – $60 (Level 1 and Higher)

Online Registration
Please click here to register for swimming lessons online.

Swimming Course Descriptions

Parent and Child Aquatics (6-months to 24-months): provides experiences and activities for children to:

  • Learn to ask for permission before enter the water
  • Learn how to enter and exit the water ina safe manner
  • Feel comfortable in the water
  • Explore submerging to the mouth, nose and eyes, and fully submerging
  • Click here for complete description

Preschool 1 (3 years old): Orients children to the aquatic environment without parents and helps them gain basic aquatic skills. P1 students must be 3-years old by June 1.

  • Enter water using ramp, steps or side
  • Exit water using ladder, steps or side
  • Blow bubbles through mouth and nose
  • Submerge mouth, nose and eyes
  • Click here for complete description

Preschool 2 (4 years old): Help children gain greater independence in their skills and develop more comfort in and around water. Getting them ready to enter Learn to Swim Level 1. P2 students must be 4-years old by June 1.

  • Enter water by stepping in from a deck or low height
  • Exit water by using ladder, steps or side
  • Bobbing
  • Open eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects
  • Click here for complete description

Learn-to-Swim (children approximately 5-years through teen):
Level 1 students must be 5-years old by June 1.