Swimming Lessons & Programs

The City of Napa Parks and Recreation Services Department offers aquatics programs throughout the summer including swimming lessons, Junior Guard Camp, Splashball, recreational swim, and Lifeguard Certification Training. Private lessons are available for all learn to swim levels.

Swim Lessons

Adult and Child Lessons (6-36 months)

This program allows a parent and child to play together in the water, learning some basic skills to be comfortable in the pool and prepare for independent swim lessons after age 3.

Tadpole Group Lessons (age 3-5)

Small classes for beginning swimmers. Designed to teach water orientation, breath holding, rhythmic bobbing and assisted front and back floats as well as beginning arm circles and kicks.

Levels 1-6 Group Lessons (ages 5-13) 

Small classes that allow each student to advance in their swim skills and progress towards more efficient swimming and water safety. Details for each level are available on our registration page. 

Other Aquatics Programs

Junior Lifeguard Camp (ages 10-14)

The Junior Guard Camp provides the opportunity for teens/preteens, ages 10-14 years old to challenge themselves both mentally and physically through a series of classroom sessions, in-water trainings, on-deck drills and actual hands-on learning in the areas of lifeguarding. This program has been designed to give students the tools necessary to be successful when they take their Lifeguard Training course at age 15. Focus will be made on the importance of responsibility, decision-making and the ability to perform learned tasks. Make this a worth-while summer and spend your time learning these invaluable life skills. Topics to cover (but not certify) include: Lifeguard Training, First Aid, CPR, and Water Safety Instruction. Each week will have a theme with activities to mix up the fun! 


Splashball (ages 5-11)

Splashball is designed to introduce the sport of water polo to children ages 5-11 years old. The intent is to provide basic skills and understanding of the sport in a recreational format. Although water polo is known for its toughness and endurance, Splashball harnesses all the fun, dynamic aspects of the game in a safe, easy to learn aquatic experience that will motivate kids to swim and stay fit.


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Photo Credit: Bob McClenahan

Recreation Swim

This summer the City of Napa Parks & Recreation Department will be offering Recreation Swim for the general public Monday - Thursday from 2:00pm-5:00pm and Saturdays from 1:00pm - 5:00pm at the Napa High School Pool starting Monday, June 24th through Tuesday, August 13th. Drop in for $3 per person or purchase a swim pass available on our registration page. 

Below are additional aquatic facilities in the area to enjoy recreational open swim: