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Swim Lessons Summer 2017

Ellis Certified Swim Lessons

Come join us this summer at the Dow Park Pool for Ellis Certified Swim Lessons for your child with our certified lifeguards.  Classes meet Tuesday through Friday (Mondays reserved for rainouts).  For Baby Splashes, (ages 3 months to 3 years) an adult must be in the water with the child.  Registration for Swim Lessons must be made in person.  First day of registration will be on Saturday, May 6th at the Deer Park Community Center starting at 8:30am - 10:30am

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$40/swimmer/session Pre-school II and 6 & up
$35/swimmer/session for Baby Splashes & Pre-School I
$30/swimmer for Saturday Session

9-9:45 a.m. OR 10-10:45 a.m. (pre-school and Baby Splashes only meet for 30 minutes)

3 Sessions are offered during the summer and each session consists of 8 classes.  We also have a Saturday session which meets for 5 Saturdays for the Pre-school & Beginner level and Baby Splashes.


  • Baby Splashes (Adult must be in pool)
  • Pre-school I (ages 3-4)
  • Pre-school II (age 5)   
  • Beginners   
  • Advanced Beginners    
  • Intermediate    

Levels for swimming lessons are assessed based on

  • Age of the child,
  • Discretion of the parent, and 
  • Discretion of the lifeguard/instructor. 

If we feel your child belongs in another class either based on age, attention span, skill level, or interaction with others, we reserve the right to evaluate them and move them to a class better fit for their needs. 

Please pick up or print out a Swim Parent Handbook prior to the beginning of your session. (This book will be available at the end of April).

Note: Baby Splashes and Adult Lessons are water activities taught by Ellis Lifeguards; they are not Ellis Certified Swim Lessons.


    Session I: June 6 - 16
    Session II: June 20 - 30
    Session III: July 18 - 28
    Saturday Session: July 8 - August 5

Private Swim Lessons
The City of Deer Park is continuing to offer private lessons for the summer of 2017.  Private lessons offer one-on-one attention from our experienced Ellis Swim Instructors.  IMG_8109.JPGLessons are available to any age and ability level from Pre-school to Advanced swimmers. 
Private lessons may be registered either over the phone, online or in person at the Deer Park Community Center.

  • Tuesday or Thursday only 
  • 4:30pm - 5:30pm, 5pm - 6pm, 5:30pm - 6:30pm,  6pm - 7pm or 6:30pm - 7:30pm
  • $30 per swimmer/lesson 
  • All lessons held at the Dow Park Pool.

Special Populations Swim Lessons

If you have a loved one in your life who needs special assistance and who would like swim lessons, this is for you.  Taught by Ellis certified instructors and experience in Special Education.
This lesson is not one on one instruction and will have between 6 and 8 students depending on their needs.  We promise to do our best to offer what each participant needs.
Guidelines: Participant needs to be able to listen and receive instruction and be willing to get in the water; we'll take it from there!

  • Age: 8 & Up
  • $55 per session
  • 8:00-8:45 a.m.

  • June 20-30
Disclosure of all medical conditions and disability related needs is required to provide the appropriate accommodations for each individual swimmer.  Registration in person at the Deer Park Community Center, only.

Contact Us
Lacy Stole
Athletics and Aquatics Supervisor
Ph: 281-478-2065

Debra Culp   
Athletics and Aquatics Coordinator
Ph: 281-478-2067

Ben McCluney  
Recreation Specialist - Athletics Division
Ph: 281-478-2064

610 E. San Augustine
Deer Park, TX 

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.