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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 Aquatic Program Coordinator may discuss scheduling only once all registration materials and payment have been received.  Private swim and dive options/costs are are as follows:

4-Lesson Package $102 $122  $142
8-Lesson Package


 $232 $272
12-Lesson Package $273  $333 $393


(2 Participants)
Member  RESIDENT Non-Resident
4-Lesson Package $130
8-Lesson Package $232  $280 $328
12-Lesson Package $321  $393 $465


PRIVATE DIVE LESSONS Member/Resident Non-Resident
Single Lesson $30 $42
4-Lesson Package $100 $144
8-Lesson Package $180 $256


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

Inclusive Swim Lessons

The Inclusive Swim Lesson program features 1-on-1 instruction for individuals with a diagnosed disability.  Special attention is given to each participant’s abilities and skills.  Swim Lessons are modified to meet participants' abilities and goals for independent swimming and safety.  The Inclusive Swim Lesson program is offered at a discounted rate due to a Scholarship Fund through the Clayton Century Foundation (CCF).

Participants must complete a Recreation Assessment prior to scheduling lessons.  Please call 314-290-8507 or email to schedule a Recreation Assessment.  An updated Recreation Assessment is required annually.

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

Specialty Aquatic Groups

The following organizations operate in the City of Clayton and offer instruction and training in specialty areas.  Please contact them directly for more information.

 Infant Swim Resource (ISR)  314-787-8483
CSP Tideriders Swim Team (youth &  masters)   314-727-7946
Clayton Diving Alliance   314-308-5525
Strike Zone Water Polo (youth)   515-371-3146
Clayton Water Polo (adult)
Y-Kiki Divers  314-469-8722