Adult Learn-to-Swim Program

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 concerns, the city of Charleston Department of Recreation will not be offering swim lessons for the first two sessions of summer classes. We will continue to evaluate the conditions and meet with local, state, and national health officials to determine if we will be able to resume lessons later in the summer. Therefore, we will not have swim lesson registration on Saturday, May 16th as originally scheduled.

In addition, the Coastal Carolina Aquatic Association (CCAA) has suspended the 2020 sponsored summer swim league, in which the City-sponsored James Island Stingrays swim team participates. In conjunction with this news, the Recreation Department will not have the intra-mural swim league in the summer of 2020.

The U.S. Masters Adult Learn-to-Swim Program curriculum is based on teaching methods practiced by leading Adult Learn-to-Swim authorities. It incorporates the most innovative and effective training methods. The program is designed for the beginning swimmer up to the U.S. Masters swimmer. Our instructors specialize in working with adults. Set up your individual time or join scheduled classes. Contact our facilities for more information. 


  • $35 per City Resident  per 4 hours of instruction
  • $45 per Non-City Resident per 4 hours of instruction
Adult Learn to Swim Classes