List: Swim lessons in Reno-Sparks

The summer months in Reno can get hot. When it’s hot, you have to find water…and few things tucker out a youngster more than a day at the pool or lake.

With the temperature approaching triple digits, many parents are enrolling their children in swim lessons – some just a few months after birth. And there’s a good reason for that.

Swimming is a fundamental skill for all children. And if not done right, it can lead to tragedy. According to the CDC, 10 people drown every day in non-boating accidents – 1 in 5 are children.

Whether your kid is fresh out of the womb or didn’t show interest in swimming until age 12, take a look at a list of locations that offer swimming lessons in Reno/Sparks. (And if we forgot one because they don’t have a website, get a website…and leave a reply at the bottom of this page and we can add it.)

Bridgewater Swim Academy

Location: 161 Country Estates, Suite 3 (Old Southwest Reno)
Phone: 775-440-3705
Cost: Rates not listed on website, call for details.
Note: Bridewater offers 1:1, 1:2 and 1:5 ratio classes; they also host swim parties.


Location: They come to you.
Phone: 888-610-2656
Cost: $48-$78 per lesson
Note: A national swim lesson company with certified instructors (2+ years experience). Private lessons, will come to your home or to community pool.

Little One’s Swim

Location: 3670 Warren Way (Near Atlantis, Reno)
Phone: 775-828-4554
Cost: Rates not listed on website, call for details.
Note: In business since 1989, classes for baby and parents, toddlers, preschool and youth. 4:1 ratio for most groups, parent-toddler 6:1.

City of Reno

Locations & Phone:

  • Northwest Pool – 775-334-2203
  • Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center Pool – 775-334-2262
  • Idlewild Pool – 775-334-2267

Website: URL is way too long, see website here.
Cost: Starting at $21 for three lessons at all three locations. Best value by far.
Note: Classes include cool names: Water Babies, Tiny Tots and River Otters. And if you’re a dad learning to swim, they have lessons for you, too!

Silver Bear Swim School


  • South Reno location – 8755 Technology Way # G
  • Sparks location – 5490 Los Altos Pkwy
  • Truckee location – 8924 Donner Pass Road

Phone: 775-852-0550
Cost: $95 per month for four weekly lessons.
Note: Curriculum based on a nationally-recognized program, which focuses on progressive swim skills, fun and safety.

Somersett (For Somersett Residents Only)

Location: 7650 Town Square Way, Reno
Phone: 775-787-4500
Cost: Parent-toddler lessons start at $10 per class; Private lessons $35 per class, $125 for 5 or $185 for 8
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City of Sparks

Location: Alf Sorensen Community Center, 1400 Baring Blvd, Sparks.
Phone: 775-353-2385
Cost: Rates not listed online, call office.
Note: Five levels of instruction, for children 6 months to about 3 years. Curricular was developed by the founder of the nationally acclaimed, award-winning Swim Lessons University.

Waves Swim

Location: 1500 Skyline Blvd, Reno
Phone: 775-750-0067
Cost: Six week sessions from $120-$222 ( $20-$37 per lesson)
Note: Private swim lessons, water safety with stroke refinement; no rescheduling, makeup lessons or refunds

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