Swim Lessons at Luckie Park Pool

The City of Twentynine Palms Parks & Recreation Department is excited to announce the return of swim lessons at the Luckie Park Pool. This year, the program has been expanded to better accommodate the community's needs. Whether your child is a beginner or looking to refine their techniques, our certified instructors are dedicated to providing a supportive and educational experience for all swimmers.

Each session runs for two weeks, Monday through Thursday, and is $46.00 per swimmer. Lessons are 30 minutes each, with specific times assigned based on skill levels and age groups. This year, classes will be offered in the morning and evening to meet the high demand. The full schedule and registrations are exclusively online and can be completed here.

Session Dates and Registration:

  • Session One: June 17 – June 27 (no classes June 19)
    • Registration opens June 10
  • Session Two: July 1 – July 11 (no classes July 4)
    • Registration opens June 28
  • Session Three: July 15 – July 25
    • Registration opens July 12
  • Session Four: July 29 – August 8
    • Registration opens July 26

All instructors are certified by the American Red Cross to teach swim lessons. Please observe classes from the pool deck to avoid distractions for participants. At the end of the class, feel free to ask your child's instructor any questions.

Parent: We encourage you to get to know our instructors! Please feel free to ask them questions, provide information regarding your child, etc. Please keep in mind that your child may need to repeat a level several times; this is completely normal! The instructors have the participants' best interests in mind, and repeating a level will help your child become a better swimmer overall. We appreciate your support and understanding!

For more information, please contact the City of Twentynine Palms Parks & Recreation Department at (760) 367-7562.




8:00 a.m. Level 1, Level 2
8:45 a.m. Pre-School 2, Pre-School 3
5:30 p.m. Parent/Child, Pre-School 1, Level 4/5/6
6:15 p.m. Pre-School 2, Pre-School 3
6:30 p.m. Level 1
7:00 p.m. Level 2, Level 3
*Schedule is subject to change



Parent / Child Class

The Parent / Child Class is the first step in our Learn to Swim Program. The adult and child will enter the water together, learning effective ways to have the child become acquainted with the water. Songs, toys, and games are used as effective tools to encourage water play - a ratio of one adult per child.

Child must be between the ages of 10 months and 3 years old.

Pre-School 1

Pre-School 1 will focus on getting the child accustomed to the water. This level orients the child to basic aquatic environment/pool safety and helps them gain basic aquatic skills, such as using the ladder to enter/exit the pool, submerging mouth, nose, and eyes, changing body position in the water, etc.

Pre-School 2

Pre-School 2 will offer more challenging yet still minor swimming techniques. This level helps the child gain greater independence in their skills and develop more comfort in and around the water. Examples: bobbing, opening eyes underwater, retrieving submerged objects, back floats, glides, etc.

Pre-School 3

Pre-School 3 will offer more challenging yet still minor techniques. At this level, your child will start to gain basic swimming propulsive skills to be comfortable in and around the water. Examples: entering the water by jumping in, fully submerging, holding breath, treading water, back floating, gliding, front jellyfish, tuck floats, etc.

Level 1

Level 1 helps participants feel comfortable in the water. Examples: entering/exiting using the ladder, blowing bubbles through mouth/nose, bobbing, opening eyes underwater, retrieving submerged objects, rolling from front to back/back to front, etc.

Children younger than 6 years old and who have passed Pre-School 3 may participate in this level, provided they prove skill proficiency to the instructor teaching the specific level requested before actual enrollment into the requested level. Participants must also have the emotional maturity to follow instructions.

Level 2

Level 2 gives participants success with fundamental skills. Examples: exit by ladder, enter by jumping/stepping from the side, fully submerge, hold breath, change direction, tread water, finning, roll from back to front, etc.

Level 3

Level 3 builds on the skills in Level 2 through additional guided practice in deeper water. Examples: entering water by jumping from the side, head-first entries, bobbing, survival float, back float, treading water, fluttering, scissor kicks, etc.

Level 4/5/6

Level 4/5/6 will be taught in one session. Students must have successfully completed Level 3.

Level 4 develops confidence in the skills learned in the beginner/intermediate levels. Learn the basic breast, back, free, and butterfly stroke techniques.

Level 5 provides further coordination and refinement of breast, back, free, and butterfly strokes. Participants will develop endurance with lap swimming.

Level 6 refines the strokes learned in Levels 4 and 5, allowing participants to swim confidently, easily, efficiently, powerfully, and smoothly over greater distances.