Learn to Swim

Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium helps swimmers of all ages improve their comfort in the water and learn correct stroke techniques using the American Red Cross Learn to Swim curriculum. Our group lessons are split into two age groups. The minnows group is for children 3 to 5 years old and the sharks age group is for children who are 6 to 12 years old. For additional swim classes please see Miscellaneous Aqua.

  • Classes and enrollment: Browse our Learn to Swim classes using the Active portal (registration required to enroll in classes).

Minnows (ages 3-5) and Sharks (ages 6-12)


Your child can learn to swim with our certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors. Students will be evaluated on the first day of class then placed with an appropriate group based on their American Red Cross level.


Become a class instructor


Allen Parks and Recreation is continuously seeking swim lesson instructors. If you're interested, please call 214.509.4773 for more information.