Learn to Swim

Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium helps swimmers of all ages improve their comfort in the water and learn correct stroke techniques — all in a safe way! Instructors are American Red Cross certified and trained aides may assist classes. Please check our schedule of classes as our offerings and times change from season to season. Please check our class schedules as offerings and times change from season to season.

Parent / Child Aquatics

For parents and their infants ages 6 months to 4 years. Help your child become comfortable in and around the water and introduce them to basic skills water safety skills such as blowing bubbles, submerging, floating, kicking and gliding. This is a great class if you want to be in the water with your child and help prepare them for the Minnows classes.

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

Students are evaluated on the first day of class and then grouped with other students similar in skill and comfort level in the water. Instructors will work with students to master the full range and progression of skills outlined by the American Red Cross. We want our students to have fun and become safe swimmers!

Adapted Aquatics

Part of our Special Needs Adapted Program for children and adults with special needs or disabilities. Experienced and specially credentialed instructors will introduce children, parents, caretakers and adults of all ages to a safe aquatic environment, giving them the opportunity to improve their recreational swimming and water safety skills. Parents or caretakers are required to be in the water to assist. Adapted Aquatics punch cards: $60 Member/$76 Non-Member for 8 classes. A free assessment must be completed before signing up for an Adapted Aquatics punch card. Call 214.509.4770 for more information or to schedule a free assessment.

Adult Aquatics

For anyone age 13 years or older that wants to learn how to swim. Multiple instructors are prepared to help you in small groups focus on what you want to achieve, whether it's basic skills like submerges and floating, or more refinement on the six major strokes and their mechanics.

Future Instructors

The City of Allen Parks and Recreation Department is continuously looking for swim and fitness instructors. If you are interested please call 214.509.4770 for more information.