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.

Swim Session lessons for  Beginners, Intermediates and Advanced are 45 minutes long, for eight classes, Monday-Thursday with Friday held as a make-up day. Toddler classes are 30 minutes.

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 and is 30 minutes long.

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 $50.

       Session 1  June 18-June 29

       Session 2  July 9-July 20

       Session 3 July 23- August 3

       Session 4 August 6-August 17

Saturday Swim Lessons are for Beginners and Intermediates only.  Lessons are paid for in advance and are for one hour.  11am-12pm.  Saturday lessons are $8 per child.  No discounts.  Saturday lessons are on June 2, 9, 16 and 23.

Adult lessons are held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:15-6pm.  Adult lessons are $12.

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 4-15

Full program June 18- Aug 10

Morning Practice: 8-10am, Mon-Fri;

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

Swim Meets Sat 9am-12 pm, 6/23 Away Buhr, 6/30 Home Ann Arbor Y, 7/7 Away Lincoln, 7/14 Home Barton Hills, 7/21 Away Forest Brooke

WISC Championships, July 23- July 26 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