Washington TownshipMontgomery County, Ohio

Aquatics

Contact our Department

  • Recreation Department 895 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd. 
  • Dayton, Ohio 45459 
  • Phone: (937) 433-0130 

Premier facility and top-notch programs in Swimming, Diving and Aquatic Fitness

Schedules

Lap Swim

Open Swim

Aquatic Fitness Walk-in Classes

 Resources

Sharks Swim Team

Open Swim Policy

About our Programs

Progressive swim lessons are offered for every skill level and age -- from 6 months through adult. School age kids also can take diving lessons or join our dive team.

A variety of aquatic fitness classes also take place in the pool. Looking for something less structured? Many open swim times are offered for serious lap swimmers or for those who just want to play.

Swim Lessons

Our classes teach people of all ages to swim and remain safe when they are in and around water. Classes follow American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program criteria and are taught by certified Red Cross Water Safety instructors. The five-level program covers aquatic skills and knowledge in a logical progression and addresses the personal characteristics of each swimmer, such as age, body size, knowledge, skill, learning style, personality and experiences.

Participants learn a variety of strokes, including the front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly. They're also introduced to a wide range of personal safety skills and diving techniques. Courses are fun and interactive with hands-on training. More advanced students refine their skills, learn the basics of springboard diving, and discover how to incorporate swimming into a life fitness plan.

FREE Swim Lessons Evaluation Day

Free evaluations are offered on several dates before each registration. Swim evaluations are offered on a drop-in basis. No need to register. Instructors will evaluate children for

Aquatics

"This has been a great program for our three-year-old. The teachers are very knowledgeable and patient.
I can already see the progress after 6 weeks."

placement into lessons and provide each child with an evaluation form that's required for registration.

Who should be evaluated? - Children who have missed a session should attend because their skill level may have declined since their last class. Fun With Me, Preschool I and Level I enrollees do not require an evaluation.

How does it work? - All evaluations take place in the large pool. Have your child in a bathing suit with a towel and go to the marked bleacher area nearby. Print your child's name on the evaluation sheet and wait for the number in the upper right hand corner to be called.

Swim Evaluation does not register your child for swim class - Check the registration schedule for the dates and times to register.

Swim Evaluation Times - Fall Session

Evaluation Day Date Time
Swim Class Placement Tuesday October 23 7-7:30 pm
Swim Class Placement Wednesday October 24 6:45-7:150 pm
Swim Class Placement Saturday October 27 12-12:30 pm

Can't Make the Swim Evaluation Times? - Call or email the aquatic department to set up an evaluation. Call Melissa Moran at 433-0130 or send an email here.

Diving Lesson Evaluations

Diving lessons evaluations are required in most cases. Contact Melissa Moran at 433-0130 to schedule an evaluation or send an email here.

Swimming pool with lap lanes and a water slide.