Summer Swim Lessons

  1. Parks and Recreation
  2. Parks and Recreation Programs
  3. Aquatics
Parks and Recreation

Samford Pool

465 Wrights Mill Road



Aquatics & Special Events Coordinator

Tiger Shark Swim School

Tiger Shark Swim School offers both private and semi-private swim lessons. For Summer 2024 the semi-private offerings include Begginer 1, Beginner 2, and Intermediate Levels.

There are also NEW Mommy and Me classes on Saturday mornings!

Check the full schedule and register here.

If you have signed up, make sure to complete your Tiger Shark Waiver.

Samford Pool  Swim Lessons

Swim lessons are offered June - August each year through Auburn Parks and Recreation. We teach American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim classes for all ages and skill levels at Samford Pool.

Link to Lesson Schedule and Registration Page
Registration for all lessons will open on May 6, 2024.

To make an account, visit

Preschool Aquatics

Preschool Aquatics is designed for children approximately 4 and 5 years of age. The purpose of the course is to facilitate developmentally appropriate learning of fundamental water safety and aquatic skills.

Preschool Aquatics (PSA) consists of three level. No skill prerequisites are required for PSA Level 1. For PSA Levels 2 and 3, children must be able to demonstrate the exit skills assessment of the previous level. All children should be evaluated during the first session, regardless of level, to determine the appropriate starting point for each child.

On completion of Preschool Aquatics (PSA), children may enroll in American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim (LTS). A child who completes PSA levels 1 or 2 and is 6 years old may enroll in the next level of PSA or move onto LTS Level 2. A child who completes PSA Level 3 may enroll in LTS Level 2.

For help determining which level to enroll your child, view this course fact sheet: PSA Course Fact Sheet


Learn-to-Swim courses are to teach children and young teens to be safe in, on, and around the water and to swim well. Aquatic and personal water safety skills are taught in a logical progression through six level.

Participants in Level 1 are oriented to the aquatic environment and gain some basic skills in each category. As they progress through the levels, participants build on their basic skills to learn and refine various propulsive movements on the front, back, and side. On successful completion of Level 3, participants have achieved basic water competency in a pool environment. By the end of Level 6, participants have the prerequisite skills and have developed the necessary skill and fitness levels for entrance into advanced courses, or other aquatic activities such as competitive swimming.

The recommended minimum age for entry into American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim is approximately 6 years old. There is no maximum age for any level; however, it is typical that participants in the Learn-to-Swim (LTS) levels are elementary to middle school-age children. There are no skill prerequisites for LTS Level 1. For LTS levels 2 through 6, participants must be able to demonstrate the exit skills assessment of the previous

For help determining which level to enroll your child, view this course fact sheet: LTS Course Fact Sheet

Please note all private swim lessons are subject to instructor availability

Adult Swim Lessons

This class is perfect for all adults that are ready to be comfortable in the water. We will start with shallow water introduction and ease into waist to shoulder deep water. If you are ready for more of a challenge, we can fit the class to meet your specific needs.

Swim Lesson Refund Policy

  • Refunds may be requested online at
  • Cancellations may be processed up to 5 business days prior to the first class day. Any cancellation not made 5 business days prior to the first class day may not be refunded.
  • Online Fees will not be refunded.
  • All refunds will be processed through the City of Auburn.
  • Refund checks will be mailed 2-4 weeks from the day of cancellation.