Rutherford Pool has swim lessons for all abilities; from Toddlers to Adult and we have a cooperative arrangement with the Ypsilanti Otters Swim Team.

 We attempt to limit the size of the classes to six swimmers to one instructor.  You must register at the pool and pay ahead of time for classes to ensure you are in the correct class and that there is room.  There is not on-line registration for swim classes.

Most Swim Sessions contain  Toddlers, Beginners, Intermediates and Advanced classes and are 45 minutes long, for eight classes, Monday-Thursday with Friday held as a make-up day. The exceptions are listed below with the session dates.

Toddlers:   An introduction to water exploration for young swimmers.  Parents are welcome to join in the class.  Swimmers who are not potty-trained need to have swimmer diapers on with a suit covering.  Class is limited to four.

Beginner:  Swimmers are comfortable in the water and comfortable getting face wet but are not yet swimming. Parents do not get in the water.

Advanced Beginner:  Swimmer is comfortable in the water. Swimmer can float both on front and back.

Intermediate:  Swimmer can swim the front crawl, float on their front and back. Swimmer needs to be comfortable in water over their head.

Advanced: Swimmer should be comfortable in the deep end, swim front and back crawl.  Diving and stroke techniques will be improved.

Swim lesson times are 9:30am-10:15am, 10:15am-11am and 11:05am-11:50am

First child or lesson of the summer is $70, additional children or lessons are $65. Toddler class is $65.

       Session 1  June 17-June 28- (No toddler at 9:30)

       Session 2  July 8-July 19 (No toddler at 9:30)

       Session 3 July 22- August 2 (No toddler at 9:30)

       Session 4 August 5-August 9 (This session is only one week long. Classes are an hour long instead of 45 minutes) . Classes start at 9am, 10am and 11am.

Saturday Swim Lessons are for Beginners and Advanced Beginners only.  Lessons are paid for in advance and are for one hour.  11am-12pm.  Saturday lessons are $8 per child per class.  No discounts.  Saturday lessons are on June 15, 22, 29 July 13, 20 and 27.

Adult lessons are held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:15-6pm.  Adult lessons are $12. Adult lessons will start on June 17 and run through August 7. Register ahead of time at the pool so we make sure the instructor is there and we have enough room in the class.

Baby Bubbles A "parent and me" class.  Class is designed for a parent and the child aged 0-2years.  Parent must get in with the child.  Child must have a swim diaper and covering over the diaper.  Cost is $10 per class.  $30 for all four classes.  11:00-11:45am.  July 21, 28 August 4 and 11th.

You must register at the pool and pay ahead of time for classes to ensure you are in the correct class and that there is room.  There is not on-line registration for swim classes.


Ypsilanti Otters Swim Club:
Competitive Swim Program, C League WISC Team, $150/Swimmer
Pre-season Practice Evenings Only, June 3 -June 14th MTTHF 7pm-8pm (Non-Water, 8pm-9pm (Water)

Full program June 17th Aug 2nd

Morning Practice: 8-9:30am, Mon-Fri;

Evening Practice: 7-8pm (Dryland), 8-9pm (Practice), M, T, Th,F

Swim Meets Sat 9am-12 pm, June 22 at YMCA, June 29 Home against Lincoln, July 6 at Whitmore Lake, July 13 Home against Forest Brooke, July 20 Home against Buhr

WISC Championships, July 22-July 25 Skyline High School, Ann Arbor        

                              Register at (starting May) . 

Swimmers must be at a Yellow or above group level to join the Summer Session. New swimmers should be swim tested prior to registering. Contact to arrange for swim testing. 

Payment for the swim team goes through Ypsilanti Otters