Summer is coming soon, and it’s a great time to get your children into swim lessons and prepare for spending lots of time in the water. Swimming lessons can teach your child water safety, as well as offer an outlet for more physical exercise and endurance. Swimming is a lifelong skill, and it is important to know even just the basics of how to tread water, float and breathe properly. There are a number of pools in and around Hancock County that offer swim lessons, so check out your options and get your children signed up today!

Greenfield Parks & Rec Department

The Kathy Dowling Aquatic Center will be offering swim lessons to children this June and July, coordinated by Greenfield Parks. These two-week sessions of classes will be offered with both daytime and evening class options. Ages for each class range from 3-4, 5-6, 7-17, plus a class for parents and tots aged 9-36 Months. Parents wishing to sign up their children for swim lessons can register online at, by downloading the Greenfield Parks app (linked on their website) or by calling 317-477-4340.

Goldfish Swim School Fishers

The Fishers location for Goldfish Swim School (11581 Geist Pavilion Drive, Ste 114) is just a short drive from Hancock County and is a great option for year-round swim lessons with their indoor pool. Goldfish offers families weekly group lessons for children ranging from 4 months to 12 years. Independent Baby classes (with a 3:1 teacher to student ratio) are the perfect weekly option to get toddlers aged 24-35 months more comfortable in the water. And their Swim Force competition swim team for ages 5-12 teaches more advanced swimmers the major swim strokes. Book your first class online or learn more by calling 317-743-2121.

Benjamin Harrison YMCA 

The Benjamin Harrison YMCA (5736 Lee Rd, Indianapolis) has both an indoor and outdoor pool and offers swim lessons for infants all the way up to adults. Broken down into ages 6 months-3 years (with parents), 3-5, 6-12, and Teen & Adult, these classes offer multiple stages of education and teach the basics of swimming and water safety. The Benjamin Harrison YMCA also hosts recreational and competitive swim teams for ages 3-18. If you are looking for summer day camp, the Y also includes swimming lessons as an option for day campers at the Benjamin Harrison location! Sign up for lessons now at their website or by calling 317-547-9622.

Meridian Park Family Aquatic Center

Coordinated by the Shelbyville Parks Department, Meridian Park Family Aquatic Center (101 McKinley St, Shelbyville) will offer two sessions of swim classes for children of all skill levels. Parents or guardians will join toddlers aged 3 and under for Parent-Tot swim lessons, and youth aged 3-12 can participate in 45-minute morning classes three days a week. Upon registration, each level includes a recommended age and the skills that will be worked on in that class. Visit the Shelby Parks website or call 317-392-5128 to register now. 

Shelby County YMCA

The YMCA in Shelby County (2120 Intelliplex Drive, Shelbyville) provides swim lessons for children ages 6 months-12 years in a range of skill levels. Group lessons run on a six-week schedule with one 30-minute lesson per week, and families can also register for two sessions in order to take two lessons each week. Classes take place on weekday evenings and Saturday mornings, and there is also a Spanish-language swim lesson option offered on Mondays evenings. Private lessons are also available for both children and adults upon request. Register online, contact Mikaela at or call 317-398-5230 with any questions.

British Swim School at Hancock Wellness Center

The Hancock Wellness Center of Greenfield partners with the British Swim School to teach water survival lessons and learn-to-swim programming for students of all ages. Small group lessons are offered either one or two nights per week, with discounts provided for sibling groups and members of Hancock Wellness. More than 10 different aquatics classes are also offered by HWC staff for adults looking for a low-impact workout in the water. 

Do you know of any other public or private swim lessons available in or around Hancock County? Contact us to add them to our list!