Learn to Swim 

Nampa Rec Center swimming lessonAmerican Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Lessons are available at our three facilities. Year around at Harward Rec Center or at Lakeview Water Park and Lincoln Pool during the summer. Sessions run Monday through Thursday for two weeks during the summer and meet Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday in four week blocks for the rest of the year. Classes are 30 minutes in length and offered in the morning, afternoon and early evening depending on season and location. Download our Red Cross Swim Levels (PDF) for more information about our different levels. Click here to register for classes or at the Recreation Center Program Desk.

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    Program Registration Desk is available for walk-in registration 

    Monday-Friday 8am - 7pm

    at the Harward Rec Center

    131 Constitution Way

    Nampa, ID 83686

Skills Evaluations

Unsure of what level your child should be placed in? Sign your child up for a 10 minute skills evaluation with a certified instructor who will recommend an appropriate level. Cost is free for member or $3 without a membership. Register online or at the Recreation Center Program Desk.

Private and Semi-Private Lessons

Private swim lessons are reserved for adult and adaptive requests only.  If you meet this criteria, fill out a Private Swim Lesson Request Form,  

Adaptive Swim Lessons

Our Adaptive Swim Lesson Program is for children and adults with special needs that may not be met through traditional swim lessons. The goal of this program is to provide students with a structured aquatic experience designed to make them feel comfortable and safe while swimming. Adapted Lessons are booked in blocks of four or eight and run for 30 minutes per-class. Pricing is the same as generally offered private, semi-private and group lessons. 

If interested, fill out an Adaptive Lesson Request form (PDF), also available at the Recreation Center program desk.