Papillion is still in need of lifeguards to operate additional programming outside of normal hours of operation. We are still unable to open up registration for the swim lesson program. As the season begins, we will continue to look at opportunities to offer swim lessons.
2021 Summer Information Coming Soon.
Papio Bay offers certified swimming lessons for ages 6 months and older. Classes range in size, age, price and ability. Upon successful completion of EACH course, participants will receive a certificate of achievement which indicates they may progress to the next level. Private lessons are also available. Contact the Papillion Recreation Department at 402-597-2041 to register today!
CLASS CANCELLATION POLICY
Classes are rarely cancelled at Papio Bay since the pool is heated. If it is lightly sprinkling, please plan to attend class. Classes will only be cancelled if severe weather is in the area. Call 402-597-2041 for cancellations and information or follow us on Facebook. A decision for all morning sessions will be made by 8:30 am, and 6:15 pm for all evening lessons.
ONE CLASS CANCELLED
If only one class is cancelled, the final Thursday of the session, which is typically used as a free "Fun Day," serves as a built-in make up day for testing. If time allows at the end of testing on that Thursday, we will still let the students have some time to use the water slides and diving boards!
TWO CLASSES CANCELLED
If two days are cancelled due to inclement weather; the morning sessions will have a make-up lesson the Friday morning after the last Thursday of the session. The evening sessions will have a make-up lesson the following Tuesday evening after the last Thursday night of the session.
Registration for a swim lesson may be cancelled prior to the start of the session. You will receive a refund minus a $5.00 charge for administrative handling, regardless of cost if received by the Wednesday prior to the start of the session. Sorry, no cash refunds will be given out. Refunds will be given by check or credit voucher only, or credited back to your credit card (when applicable).
Cancellation after a session begins will not be refunded or credited. In case of illness or injury occurring within the first 2 weeks of a program, a partial credit may be given; written verification by a physician will be required.
Papillion Recreation reserves the right to cancel any activity due to low enrollment and will provide a refund. Please Note: any online transaction fees are non-refundable.
WAIT LIST POLICY
Once a program is filled, a waiting list will be created with a maximum of 4. Wait list patrons will be called in the order in which they were put on the wait list if an opening becomes available or if additional classes are created. Note: If additional classes are created, they may not be at the same time or day as the original program.
We will only put someone on a swim lesson roster from the wait list if a spot comes open prior to the session starting. Once the session starts, the roster is frozen and no additions can be made.
Weekday lessons run Monday through Thursday for 2 weeks. Classes meet at 9:00 am, 10:00 am or 11:00 AM.
Weeknight lessons will run on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for 4 weeks. Classes meet from 6:45-7:30 or 7:45-8:30 PM.
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Scroll down to see class descriptions.
All toddler swim classes are 30 minutes long and are $45.00 per session.
Open to parent/child 6 months-3 years old. Parent/Adult accompaniment in the water is required. The purpose of this class is to develop a comfort level in and around water. Swim diapers are required for children who are not potty trained. Only offered Sessions I, III & V.
Goldfish (Pre-School Level 1)
Open to kids ages 3-4. The purpose of this class is to promote aquatic adjustment, swimming readiness skills and water safety knowledge.
Bettas (Pre-School Level 2)
Open to kids ages 4-5. The purpose of this class is to promote aquatic adjustment, swimming readiness skills, water safety knowledge and introduction to some level 1 skills.
Participants must have passed the previous level or have the required skills to participate. All classes are 45 minutes long and are $55.00 per session.
Flounders (Level 1)
Open to kids ages 5-10. The purpose of this class is to get the individual comfortable in the water. The class content will include: supportive floating on front and back, submerging head under water, and water safety rules.
Clownfish (Level 2)
Open to kids ages 5-10. The purpose of this class is to introduce primary skills. The class will expand on the fundamentals of aquatic movement and safety skills. The class content will include: introduction to front and back crawl, treading and supportive floating for longer distances.
Barracudes (Level 3)
Open to kids ages 5-12. The purpose of this class is to increase swimming skill competency. The class content will include: fundamentals of elementary back stroke, coordination of front and back crawl, diving and jumping into deep water, and treading water.
Stingrays (Level 4)
Open to kids ages 6-12. The purpose of this class is to develop confidence and competency in strokes and skills beyond level 3. The class content will include: deep water bobbing, improving front and back strokes, introduction of the breast stroke, and standing dives.
Dolphins (Level 5)
Open to kids ages 7-14. The purpose of this class is to improve key strokes and endurance. The class content will include: introduction of the butterfly stroke, open turns, and surface and standing dives.
Sharks (Level 6)
Open to kids ages 9-14. The purpose of this class is to refine and polish strokes so the swimmer will move with more ease, efficiency, and power over greater distances.