Swimming Lessons

Closure of Rush City Aquatic Center for 2020 Season

On Tuesday, May 12th, the Rush City School Board voted to close the Rush City Aquatic Center for the summer of 2020. This tough decision was driven by operational obstacles, guidance obtained from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The ability to comply with proper social distancing and additional safety recommendations would be extremely difficult and prohibits the Rush City School District and City of Rush City from ensuring the safety of our guests and our staff.

We know how much the community and surrounding area values the Rush City Aquatic Center, and this decision to close comes only after exhausting every effort. This closure includes the park for daily attendance along with all classes, birthday parties, and private rentals.

Season pass holders will automatically be provided a full refund. The Rush City Aquatic Center plans to reopen in 2021.

2020 RC Aquatic Center Lesson Information

Lesson Tuition:
(subject to change)


Sessions & Sign Up Dates

3 Sessions Offered:

Session One: June 15-26
Sign up May 30

Session Two: July 13-24
Sign up June 27

Session Three: August 3-14
Sign up July 18

**10 Days x 40 Minutes

Sign up time is 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon on specified dates. Swimming lessons registration must be done in person. No mail registration will be accepted. Sessions/classes will be on a first come basis. Maximum of 150 kids per session. Swimming lesson fees are non-refundable. Payment is due at sign up. Notification of lesson time will be sent by mail.

Lil' Tots Swimming Lessons

Ages: 6 - 24 months
Tuition: $30.00
Time: 6:35-7:05 (30 minutes)
Days: Tuesdays (8 sessions)
June 16, 23, 30; July 7, 14, 21, 28; August 4
Sign up: 12:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2nd 
First come basis.
Maximum number of students-30.
2 instructors-1 per 15 students
Enjoy swimming with your child! This class builds swimming readiness by emphasizing fun in the water for children 6-24 months old.

Ages: 24 - 48 months
Tuition: $35.00
Time: 6:35-7:15 (40 minutes)
Days: Wednesdays (8 sessions)
June 17, 24;  July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; August 5
Sign up: 12:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2nd
First come basis.
Maximum number of students-30.
2 instructors-1 per 15 students
Lil’ Tots II will increase water familiarity and confidence.
Lil' Tots lesson prices are subject to change


Preschool Aquatics:
Water Adjustment

Level 1:
Introduction to Water Skills (must be 5 years old)

Level 2:
Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Level 3:
Stroke Development

Level 4/Part 1:
Stroke Improvement

Level 4/Part 2:
Stroke Improvement

Level 5:
Stroke Refinement

Level 6:
Personal Water Safety
Fitness Swimmer

Swimming Lessons Weather Policy

Swimming lessons will be held regardless of the weather. A portion of the Learn to Swim Program is working on the development of aquatic safety skills. Some of these skills will be discussed and practiced out of the water. Be sure to come to the pool prepared for cool weather by wearing warm clothes over your swimsuit. Safety skill development is an important part of everyone’s aquatic education.

Levels 4, 5 & 6

Participants in levels 4, 5 & 6 should have goggles available for lessons each day.