Swim Lessons

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The Center of Clayton offers a wide variety of Aquatic Programs for children and adults.  Please refer to the Recreation Programs page for days, times, and course codes of all aquatic programs. 

Group Swim Lessons

Choosing the right swim lessons is the first step in your child’s aquatic education. It is important to select lessons that provide equal amounts of new challenges and old favorites in order to foster confidence, skill progression, endurance, and safe water practices.

We have outlined the critical prerequisite skills that determine class placement. Please use the guide below to help identify the swim class that most appropriately matches your child’s swimming skill level. 

Youth Group Swim Lesson Guide

Private Lessons

The City of Clayton offers private instruction in swimming and diving. Clients will be contacted within one week of registration to arrange lessons.  The Assistant Aquatic Supervisor may discuss scheduling only once all registration materials and payment have been received.  Private swim and dive options/costs are are as follows:

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS Member/Resident Non-Resident
4-Lesson Package $100 $136
8-Lesson Package $190 $258
12-Lesson Package $270 $372


(2 Participants)
Member/Resident Non-Resident
4-Lesson Package $130 $175
8-Lesson Package $230 $310
12-Lesson Package $320 $420


PRIVATE DIVE LESSONS Member/Resident Non-Resident
Single Lesson $30 $42
4-Lesson Package $100 $148
8-Lesson Package $180 $256


Please complete the online Private Swim Lesson Form or visit the Center of Clayton in person. 

Adapted Swim Lessons

The Adapted Swim Lesson program features 1-on-1 instruction for individuals with a diagnosed disability.  Special attention is given to each participant’s cognitive and motor skills.  Strokes are modified to meet participants' capabilities and goals for independent swimming and safety.  The Adapted Swim Lesson program is partially subsidized by a Scholarship Fund through the Clayton Century Foundation (CCF).

Participants must complete a Recreation Assessment prior to scheduling lessons.  Please call 314-290-8556 or email privateswimlessons@claytonmo.gov to schedule a Recreation Assessment.  An updated Recreation Assessment is required every year to continue with the Adapted Swim lesson program.

Please complete the online Adapted Swim Lesson Form or visit the Center of Clayton in person.