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The Kingsport Aquatic Center is our region’s year-round swim facility—and since swimming is year-round at the KAC, so are swim lessons! Fall is a great time to get into the pools and learn. Classes are smaller, which means more one-on-one time for you or your child with the KAC’s American Red Cross-certified swim instructors.

All swim lessons at the Kingsport Aquatic Center are American Red Cross courses. The KAC offers group, private, semi-private and adaptive classes to suit you or your child’s unique needs. Weekday classes include eight sessions, either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday, and Saturday classes are four sessions. Not sure about your skill level? Don’t worry—we’ll conduct a swim test.

Fall swim lessons begin September 9. If you are an Aquatic Center or YMCA member, weekday lessons are $50 for the first child and $45 per additional child; Saturdays are $25 per child and $22.50 per additional child. For non-members member, weekday lessons are $60 for the first child and $55 per additional child, while Saturdays are $30 per child and $27.50 per additional child.

Registration begins in person and online at 8 a.m. on Saturday, August 24. To make online registration easier, please create an account before the day of registration. If an account is created after 5 p.m. on Friday and before 8 a.m. on Monday, you will not receive a password until Monday at 8 a.m. Google Chrome and Firefox are compatible web browsers. YMCA members who plan to register online need to show their YMCA card to the KAC front desk staff in order to update the system to reflect your YMCA membership.

Fall Schedule

  • September
    • Registration: 8/24-9/6
    • M/W Classes (8): 9/9-10/2
    • T/Th Classes (8): 9/10-10/3
    • Saturday Classes (4): 9/7-9/28
  • October*
    • Registration: 10/5-10/6
    • M/W Classes (8): 10/7-11/6
    • T/Th Classes (8): 10/8-11/7
    • Saturday Classes (4): 10/12-11/9
    • *No classes 10/14-10/19
  • November*
    • Registration: 11/9-11/10
    • M/W Classes (8): 11/11-12/9
    • T/Th Classes (8): 11/12-12/10
    • Saturday Classes (4): 11/12-12/10
    • *No classes 10/27-10/29

For a detailed description of our classes, to set-up an account or register, visit or call the Aquatic Center at 423-343-9758.