Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons

May Swim Lesson Registration - April 17

All swimmers interested in taking swim lessons must register for an evaluation prior to signing up for lessons. May swim lesson evaluations for intermediate and advanced swimmers will take place April 10-11. Please call MLK Pool at 843-724-7346 to schedule your evaluation. 

All swim lessons are taught by certified instructors.

Swim Lesson Schedule

March swim lessons begin Monday, April 5 and days/times will vary depending on your class. 

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Class Descriptions

  • Parent and Child: Star Babies/Star Tots (ages 6 months - 3 years)
  • Preschool (ages 3-4)
  • Beginner: Swim School Beginner (4+)
  • Intermediate: Swim School (4+)
  • Advanced: Stroke School (4+)USA Swimming Foundation Make a Splash

Make a Splash

The City of Charleston Recreation Department is a proud partner of Make a Splash! Make a Splash is the national child-focused water safety initiative of the USA Swimming Foundation, which aims to provide the opportunity for every child in America to learn to swim. Make a Splash partners with learn-to-swim providers and water safety advocates across the country to provide swimming lessons and educate children and their families on the importance of learning how to swim. 

The USA Swimming Foundation has invested millions of dollars to provide grants to qualified Local Partner learn-to-swim programs, to spread national awareness, and to bring together strategic partners to end drowning. 

To date, nearly 2 million children have received the lifesaving gift of swim lessons through our Make a Splash Local Partner network, comprised of more than 600 qualified lesson providers across the nation. To learn more, visit the Make a Splash Website.