Hartford Learn-to-Swim

FREE Learn-to-Swim Program for Hartford Children

Through the Hartford Learn-to-Swim Program, over 130 Hartford students learn to swim, or improve their swimming ability each year. Developed to teach ALL Hartford second and third graders to swim, this program is free and includes transportation with after-school care, in collaboration with Hartford Parks and Recreation Department.

Program Dates for 2023-24

Space is limited so we will focus on catching 3rd graders up on their swimming and safety skills!

  • Ottauquechee School: Oct 18 – Nov 15
  • White River School: Jan 3 – Jan 31
  • Dothan Brook School: March 6 – April 3

All lessons are after school on Wednesdays. Bus transportation is provided from school to UVAC. Please send your child with a towel, bathing suit and goggles. Each lesson day includes: swim lesson, free swim, and snack. Pick up is by 5:00pm at UVAC. Sign out required. Registration is through the Hartford Recreation Department, and flyers do go out to each elementary school in advance of each program!

“For working parents the hours made the program so convenient.”

When asked in surveys what we could do to improve the experience, many respondents write, “Nothing, my children loved it!”

“The instructors spent extra time with my son who is hard to handle.”

Thank you UVAC Masters Adult Swim Team for your generous donations to our Learn-to-Swim Programs!

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