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The Charlevoix Area Community Pool offers a variety of swim lesson options for children and adults.

Group Swim Lesson Scholarships are available for any child, including infants and toddlers, from any school district as long as the child qualifies for free or reduced lunch.  FIND OUT MORE

Group Lessons Meet Tuesday and Thursday Only.  


The schedule on the bottom right shows the next class schedule. If nothing is listed it only means we have not scheduled the next set of group lessons.


Skill evaluations happen during the second to last class of each session.

Infant/Toddler Class

Meets 4:00 - 4:30 pm. An adult must be in the water with the child.

Non-toilet-trained swimmers must wear a "Little Swimmers" diaper.

Preschool Class

Meets 5:30 - 6:00 pm


Meets 4:30 - 5:00 pm


Meets 5:00 - 5:30 pm


Meets 4:30 - 5:00 pm

* We may open some overflow classes if we have enough people on the wait list for that level.

Pre-registration is required as classes have limited capacity.  Register on this page,  stop by the pool or call us at 231-547-0982.


  • Please check in at the beginning of each lesson.

  • The minimum number to hold the class is
    2 students.

  • If you have any questions regarding Swim School, please call the pool: 231-547-0982

Private / Semi-Private Lessons

Lessons are 30-minute, one-on-one instruction. Time is dependent on student and instructor availability. Contact us to schedule your private lesson today by emailing or call the pool at 231-547-0982.



Residents or Property Owners of Hayes Township, Charlevoix Township, or the City of Charlevoix

Private Lesson:
$37 per lesson, or $146 for 5-pack

Semi-private, 2 People (of same skill level):
$55 per lesson, or $219 for 5-pack

Semi-private, 3 People (of same skill level):
$73 per lesson, or $293 for 5-pack


All Others

Private Lesson:
$45 per lesson, or $176 for 5-pack

Semi-private, 2 People (of same skill level):
$66 per lesson, or $263 for 5-pack

Semi-private, 3 People (of same skill level):
$88 per lesson, or $352 for 5-pack

Policies: Times and lessons are based upon the availability of the pool and instructor; not all times are available. No-shows or cancellations received less than 24 hours will be charged to the client. No refunds for missed/unused lessons. Lessons must be scheduled 3 months from purchase and used within 6 months of the purchase date. Please be punctual as other appointments may be scheduled immediately before or after yours. The instructor is not obligated to stay past the allotted time scheduled. No more than 3 people are allowed for semi-private lessons.

Register Online Today  -- Go to the grid of lesson times below. 

Price for Series of Group Lessons: 

$61 Resident (Hayes Township, Charlevoix Township, City of Charlevoix)

$74 Non-District (All Others)

Note: When making purchases, please create an account under your name (if you don't already have one), add your family members, and then make purchases assigned to the correct family member.  If you frequent the Pool, you may already have an account established. If we have your email address, you can reset your password to access your account. If we do not have your email, please call (231-547-0982) and provide an email to access your account online.

* No SIGN UP button? Call the pool and ask if there is still room in the class.

Refund Policy

Cancellations must be done seven days prior to your child's first day of swim lessons in order to receive a refund. No refunds will be granted after classes have begun.


Make-ups are not allowed unless the class is cancelled by the CACP.


Class Level Descriptions


Water adjustment, water entry, front kick and glide, explore submerging to the mouth, nose and eyes completely, explore buoyancy on front and back, arm movements front and back plus parent safety and use of personal floatation device. Non-toilet trained children must wear a "Little Swimmer" diaper. 6 months - 2 1/2 years. Parent must be in the water with the child.



A swimmer's first class without a parent in the water. This 30-minute class combines basic swimming skills to swimmers ready to be in the water without a parent. Swimmers will continue work on water adjustment, with emphasis on floating and kicking wit support. Swimmers will learn to blow bubbles through their mouths and nose and full face submersion.


Level I

In this 30-minute class swimmers will begin bobbing, opening eyes under the water and retrieving submerged objects. Swimmers will work on front and back floats and finning. Swimmers will continue work on water adjustment, with emphasis on breath control, human stroke and sculling on back.


Level II

This 30-minute class continues work on rotary breathing, prone and supine floats. Swimmers will begin work on the front and back crawl. Swimmers will fully submerge and hold breath.


Level III

This class increases swimming competency and teaches personal safety and rescue skills. Class skills include: buoyancy skills, breath control, front crawl, elementary back stroke, back crawl introduction, turns and water entry and exit. Swimmers will work on sitting, kneeling and standing dives and rotary breathing.


Level IV & V

Swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards. Continuation of floating and sculling skills. Introduction to standing front dive, rotary breathing, front crawl and back crawl and treading water. Begin techniques for breaststroke, sidestroke, and familiarization with rescue breathing.

Adult Stroke Development
Available Upon Request

Workouts  designed with the beginner, intermediate and advanced swimmer in mind. Practice sessions offer a physical challenge and an opportunity to work out with peers who share common interests & goals.


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