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 and pay ahead of time for classes to ensure you are in the correct class and that there is room.

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

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.

Beginner:  Swimmers are comfortable in the water 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.  Back stroke, rhythmic breathing, breast stroke and diving are introduced in this class.  Swimmer needs to be comfortable in water over their head.

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

Swim lesson times are 9:30am-10:15am, 10:15am-11am and 11am-11:45am

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

       Session 1  June 19-June 30

       Session 2  July 10-July 21

       Session 3 July 24- August 4

       Session 4 August 7-August 18

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 Saturdays, in August only.

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



Ypsilanti Otters Swim Club:
Competitive Swim Program, C League WISC Team, $150/Swimmer
Pre-season Practice Evenings Only, June 5-21. 

Full program June 22- Aug 11

Morning Practice: 8-10am, Mon-Fri;

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

Swim Meets Sat 9am-12 pm, 6/24 (HOME), 7/1 (HOME), 7/8 (HOME), 7/15 (HOME), 7/22 (AWAY)

WISC Championships, July 24- July 27 (Location TBD)         

                              Register at (starting May)


You must register and pay ahead of time for classes to ensure you are in the correct class and that there is room.