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.

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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.


Future Instructors


The City of Allen Parks and Recreation Department is continuously looking for swim lesson instructors. If you are interested please call 214.509.4773 for more information.