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The Kingsport Aquatic Center will begin offering swim lessons again this November. The KAC has developed new measures and will limit class sizes to ensure that participants are as safe as possible while in the water.

“Learning to swim is a vital skill for all ages, so we’re very happy to be able to offer lessons again,” KAC Director Kari Matheney said.

At this time, a household member 16 years or older must get into the water with participants of certain classes. Typically the instructor helps each young swimmer to establish trust and comfort in the water, but in order to keep participants safe and socially distanced, this role now falls to a parent or guardian.

All swim lessons at the KAC 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—the KAC can conduct a swim test.

Registration for November lessons will begin on November 2 and close November 7. Lessons begin the week of November 9. If you are an Aquatic Center or YMCA member, weekday lessons are $50 for the first child and $45 per additional child; and Saturdays are $25 for the first child and $22.50. For non-members member, lessons are $60 for the first child and $55 per additional child; while Saturday lessons are $30 for the first child and $27.50 per additional child.

More swim lessons will be available in January after a holiday break. For a detailed class descriptions and registration information, please visit or call the Aquatic Center at 423-343-9758.