Frequently Asked Questions

What are the dates for the swim lessons and how much does it cost?
  • The swim lessons program runs from July 8 - August 8. 

  • The cost is $35 per child for the entire 6-week program.


When does registration open and how do I register?
  • Online registration will be open from June 17 - 28.

  • Registration is online: YOUTH SWIMMING REGISTRATION LINK will be provided soon.


What are the age requirements for the swim lessons?

The lessons are available for kids aged 4 years and older.

How long is each swim lesson?

Lesson times are generally 30 minutes. 

What days of the week will the swim lessons be held?

Note: Days are subject to change depending on Instructors availability - we will know closer to the program start date.

  • Levels 1 - 3 will be on Mondays and Wednesdays.

  • Levels 4 & 5 will be on Fridays.

How do you determine my child’s swim level for the lesson?
  • Lifeguards will automatically do an assessment during week 1 and will communicate your child’s level and swim lesson day/time to you.  

  • Please note, there is no guarantee that your child will be the same level as their friends or other children their age. This program is based on individual skill regardless of age.  

  • Please respect the lifeguards determination of your child’s level. If you feel the level is incorrect, please participate in one swim lesson at the determined level, and then discuss your concerns with the instructor after the first class.  


Who teaches the swim lessons and are there any safety measures in place?
  • All instructors are certified in water safety, and there will be lifeguards on duty during the lessons.


What should my child bring to the swim lessons?
  • Proper swim attire, towel, and please apply sunscreen. Goggles are not required but encouraged. 


Is there a refund policy if we need to cancel? What happens if there is bad weather?
  • Once your child is enrolled in the program, we utilize the *Remind app to communicate. Instructors will share any last minute schedule changes or cancellations.

  • There are generally no refunds once enrolled in the program.

  • Please contact due to unexpected circumstances (injury before the program begins, illness, etc).


Who is the best contact for additional questions or concerns?

Tupper Lake Recreation Department

Laura LaBarge, Recreation Director 
Christielee Geiger, Youth Activities Coordinator

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