Swim Lessons

Downtown Activity Center: 215 SW A Street Community Center: 1101 SW Citizens Circle
Hours vary by facility
Downtown Activity Center: 479-464-PARK (7275) Community Center: 479-696-0200 parks@bentonvillear.com
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Bentonville Parks & Recreation is pleased to offer a variety of learning to swim classes for all different ages and ability levels at the Bentonville Community Center and Melvin Ford Aquatic Center during the summer season!

Fee: $65 members/ $75 non-members per session 

Location: Bentonville Community Center 

Session Date
Session 1  January 9th-February 3rd
Session 2  February 6th-March 3rd (Wednesday/Saturday will have reduced pricing) 
Session 3  March 6th-April 7th (Week off for Spring Break)
Session 4  April 10th-May 5th
Session 5  May 8th-June 2nd
Session 6  June 5th-June 30th
Session 7  July 10th-August 4th
Session 8  September 4th-September 29th
Session 9  October 2nd-October 27th
Session 10  October 30th-December 1st (Week off for Thanksgiving) 

Swim Lesson Class Offerings

NOTE: Completion of a class does not guarantee advancement to the next level.

Please alert instructors before the first day of class if there are any special needs or situations, which may assist us to enhance your child's learning experience.

Swim Level Placement

Not sure which class to enroll your swimmer in? Follow along through the "yes" and "no" questions in our swim level placement chart below! If you are still unsure or have questions, contact the Aquatics Department directly at: 479.696.0212 so we can assist. 

Placing your swimmer in an innappropriate class level for their ability can hinder their class expierence. If needed, you may be asked to move levels to better suit your child. There is no guarantee that the new level with be at the same time or with the same instructor. If there is no room in other classes for re-placement, Bentonville Parks & Recreation holds the right to remove your child from the group swim lesson.





Private lessons are a great resource to further your swimming abilities for any age, and at any level. We usually suggest private lessons for people who are very nervous around the water, don’t fit the regular age and group levels, do better with one-on-one instruction, and/or looking for specialized results. If you are looking to try out for a swim team, or have a very specific goal in mind private lessons are a great option. We can setup an instructor that best fits the need of your swimmers end goals. Private lessons are often more flexible and catered directly towards what the individual swimmer is wanting out of the lessons.

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Katie Morrison