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Swimming Lessons

2018 Swim Lesson Schedule
Session One - June 25 - July 6
Session Two - July 9 - July 20
Session Three - July 23 - August 3

$45.00 Residents - Per participant per session
$55.00 Non-residents - Per participant per session

Lessons are at the Vestal High School Indoor Pool on Woodlawn Dr. All levels will be taught by certified Red Cross Water Safety Instructors. Classes are conducted Monday - Friday in two week sessions. Classes cancelled due to special events or pool maintenance problems, are NOT made up and there is no refund.  The pool closes for lightning.  Safety topics and deck instruction will be taught at that time.

When registering your child for swim lessons, choose the level that best corresponds with their age and/or swimming ability. Consider your childs' maturity, water comfort and prior swimming experience. When unsure of the correct level, choose the lower level. The childs' confidence will flourish if he/she is at the top of the class rather than bottom. A child may repeat any swim level several times before passing.

Red Cross Swimming Levels      
Please use age group as a guideline only. Students may be placed in the level that best corresponds with their swimming ability. 

6 Months to 3 Years — Parent/Child Parent must get into the water.
Promotes water enrichment for young children with the comfort of a parent present in the water. Parents and kids will experience water readiness together through activities and songs.

3 Years to 5 Years — Preschool Levels 1 - 3
Geared for the kids who are able to get into the water without a parent present. Kids will learn to become comfortable in the water by themselves and will learn basic swimming skills through fun activities.

6 Years and older — Learn to Swim Levels 1 - 3 (Beginner)
Kids will be assessed on their abilities and placed accordingly in a class on the first day. Level 1 is recommended for kids who are comfortable in water but cannot keep themselves afloat without assistance. Level 3 is recommended for kids who can swim short distances without floatation or are ready to try.

8 Years and older — Learn to Swim Level 4 (Intermediate)
Kids at this level should have a basic knowledge of all strokes and be comfortable swimming laps the width of the deep end. Kids will refine their strokes and build endurance in the water.

9 Years and Older — Learn to Swim Levels 5 - 6 (Advanced)
Kids at this level should be accustomed to swimming longer distances in the deep end and be able to perform all strokes. Kids will continue to refine and perfect strokes, build endurance, swim with power and efficiency, and prepare for competition.

To Register: Fill out and mail in registration form from the menu on the left with fee. You will be called if the class is full and you need to select an alternate choice.

First Day of Classes:   Children are evaluated by instructors and placed into groups according to ability. Adjustments may be made as instructors evaluate the children.

Last Day of Classes:  Red Cross achievement cards will be issued. Participants may register for additional lessons at the Recreation Office if there are openings.

Location:  All swim lessons will be held at the Vestal High School pool on Woodlawn Dr. Enter the Vestal High School the main front doors and follow the labeled cones to the pool. No make-up classes or refunds will be given for mechanical problems or special events.

Click 2018 Swim Schedule below for the full summer class schedule

2018 Swim Lesson Schedule


Vestal Memorial Pool

Clayton Ave., Vestal

Open June 9 through August 31, 2018
Noon to 8:00 PM Daily (weather permitting)

June 11 - 15 & June 18 & 19 pool hours are 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Cost:  Kids under 18 years - $1.00
          Adults & Seniors - $2.00

The outdoor pool facility is user friendly.  We have stairs for easy access in the shallow end and an ADA compliant lift chair.  Just ask our on-site Pool Director for assistance.

Vestal Memorial Pool Season Passes

Individual Pass
$25.00 Resident - Activity No. 341501-1A
$35.00 Non-Resident - Activity No. 341501-1A

Family Pass
$65.00 Resident - Activity No. 341601-1A
$75.00 Non-Resident - Activity No. 341601-1A

To obtain a Pool Pass, fill out a registration form with each family member's name and enclose a picture or a photo copy for each person, for each pass. All family members will get their own pass. Look in the menu bar on the left under "Registration Form" to print a form. Mail registration form with fee and picture to the Recreation Department. Be sure to fill in the Activity Number and the names of each person on the back of each photo.

Wet and Wild Water Carnival

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Rain Date: July 19, 2018

Time: 1:00 - 4:00 PM 

Cost: $2.00 per person entrance fee all ages

Outdoor Pool on Clayton Avenue
All ages can splash the afternoon away as the pool transforms into an aquatic wonderland. Games and activities for all ages will take place. Activities include: water obstacle course, water balloon toss, silliest dive contest, soda can dive, walk on water, music (DJ), lazy river and baby pool activities!! In case of inclement weather, check this section or call the Recreation Department at 607-754-3368. The rain date is Thursday, July 19 at the same time.

 Family Swim

Have fun swimming this fall/winter with the entire family at the Vestal Sr. High school pool, Woodlawn Dr., Vestal. No registration necessary. Cost is $1.00 for children and $2.00 for adults and seniors, payable to the life guard. Exact change is appreciated - no big bills please. All people on deck must pay, whether you are swimming or not.

Starts - Sunday, November 4, 2018 - March 24, 2019

You must enter the High School through the front door ONLY - school rules.

Saturdays, November 10, 2018 - March 23, 2019

12:00 - 3:00 PM - Open Swim
3:00 - 4:15 PM - Lap swim only (must exit school by 4:30 PM)
Closed: Nov. 24 & Dec. 1, 22, 29, March 9

Sundays, November 4, 2018 - March 24, 2019

1:00 - 3:00 PM - Open Swim
3:00 - 4:15 PM - Lap swim only (must exit school by 4:30 PM)
Closed: Nov 25, Dec. 23

Check the web site calendar for any updates, as the schedule will change due to school functions, maintenance, and weather. 


Sue Jastran
Recreation Planner
(607) 754-3368

Michelle Tomancik-Teed
Assistant Recreation Planner
(607) 754-3368

Elyse Papa
Recreation Supervisor
(607) 754-3368

Heather Matthews
Recreation Aide/Aquatics Supervisor
(607) 754-3368