Courthouse Swim

Courthouse Swim strives to teach children of all levels the joy of swimming through the instruction of fundamentals, technique, and safety. We place swimmers in groups by skill level and give small, attainable goals to help them progress.

Our Swim program offers multiple locations, friendly and knowledgeable instructors, and a variety of program options to meet your needs.

Swim Schedules


For Swim Team/Lessons:

Spring Break March 25-29 • Memorial Day May 27  • 4th of July July 1-5 • Labor Day September 2-6 • Halloween October 31 • Thanksgiving November 25-30 • Christmas December 23 - January 3, 2020

Once a swimmer progresses past the recreational level, Courthouse Swim Team is a great option. Courthouse Swim Team offers swimmers the ability to continue with quality coaching and competition, without having to dedicate five days per week to practice. This option is perfect for young athletes that wish to play other sports while pursuing their swim goals.

Our approach is unique, as swimmers train both in the pool and on land. This balanced approach provides competitive swimmers with an edge they will not find elsewhere. Our training will help make them the faster, stronger, and healthier. We offer a year-round team, along with a recreational Summer League program.

Members $75/mo.
A $25 registration fee will be assessed for all swimmers.
$5 Discount for e-bill. view schedules

Battle Creek:

Tues/Thurs • 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM


Wed/Fri • 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM


Wed/Fri • 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

All practice times include dry land training

Courthouse Swim is the area's leader in youth swim development. We strongly believe that our philosophy and partnership with Swim America gives us the edge over all other swim programs in the area, and allows swimmers to progress quickly.

That, paired with an excellent staff, family-friendly schedules, and five convenient locations to choose from, makes Courthouse Swim the right choice for your swimmer.

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Private lessons are a good alternative for the child who needs more personalized interaction with an instructor. In a private lesson, a child's individual needs can be identified and a strategic plan can be made to help that student find success in the water.

Ages: 6 months and older
Class Size: Max of 2 children

30-Minute Lesson $30/per.
60-Minute Lesson $60/per.
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Small group lessons provide the perfect balance of personalized attention and student interaction. With a maximum of six swimmers in each group, children are able to progress quickly as they enjoy spending time with each other. Once registered, each lesson participant will be given a Courthouse Swim Bag.

Ages: 3 years and older
Class Size: Maximum of 6 students per instructor

Members $50/mo.
a Registration Fee of $25 will be assessed for all swimmers.
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Our Parent/Tot class is designed to teach water safety in a fun and engaging class structure. With games, songs, and one-on-one interaction between parent and child, children are able to adapt to life in the water in a comfortable setting. Please note that swim diapers are required.

Ages: Six months to 2 years
Class Size: Maximum of 5 Children/Parents per instructor

Members $50/mo.
Non-Members $60/mo.
a Registration Fee of $25 will be assessed for all swimmers.
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Summer swim camps allow your children to learn to swim in a fun, supportive, and sunny environment! Camps are sixty minutes long and run Monday through Friday each week during the summer months. Courthouse offers summer swim camps in the outdoor pools at West Courthouse and Keizer Courthouse. In addition, we offer camps at Illahe Hills Country Club and Creekside Golf Club.

Our camps offer low instructor to student ratios, friendly staff, and quality instruction. In addition, all campers will receive a free pool bag at registration where they can store their swim gear for the season.

Summer Swim Camps

2019 Camps are now over
Please check back next spring! 

Summer Swim League is a fun way to get your toes wet in the competitive swim world! With two practices per week, and four summer swim meets, Summer Swim League offers a competitive swim experience with a laid-back summer atmosphere. 

No team experience is necessary to begin Summer Swim League. We welcome children ages 6 and above.

Summer Swim League

2019 Summer Swim League is over!
Please check back next June!

I signed up for manual billing. When is my payment due?

Payment for the current month’s lessons are due no later than the 10th of each month.

I signed up for automatic payment. When can I expect to see money withdrawn from my account?

Accounts are debited on the 10th of each month for the current month’s lessons. Please note that if any changes are made to your account after the 1st of each month, the applicable changes will be effective for the following month.

Do I have to wait for a new session for my child to begin lessons?

No. Our classes run on a monthly basis rather than by session and new swimmers may start at any point throughout the month. If you start mid-month, you will pay a prorated amount for the month you start lessons.

How do I know what level my child should start with?

Our deck coordinators will assess your child at their first lesson and place them in the appropriate level. Swim America places swimmers by ability, not by age.

How do we drop our lessons?

You may drop your monthly lesson at any time by submitting the following online form. Please note that if you choose to re-start your lessons, you will be reassessed the $25 enrollment fee. If you need a short-term break, we offer a hold on lessons for a nominal fee.

Why does Courthouse Swim follow Swim America guidelines?

We feel Swim America does an excellent job empowering swimmers to progress at their own pace. If our swimmers pass all the requirements of a level mid-class, we want to move them to the next level right away so they can continue to improve. In addition, Swim America is designed with the competitive swimmer in mind. We want every student to have the option of pursuing a more competitive environment if they so choose. Our relationship with Swim America allows us to build the foundation for success in competition with our young swimmers.

When should I consider Swim Team for my child?

Our team does not focus on age restrictions and instead look at skill level. When a swimmer reaches level 5, we begin to discuss the possibility of Swim Team.

There are many options for swim in the Salem area. Why should I choose Courthouse for my child?

We strongly believe that our philosophy and partnership with Swim America gives us the edge over all other swim programs in the area. That, paired with an excellent staff, family-friendly schedules, and five convenient locations to choose from, makes Courthouse Swim the right choice for your swimmer.

Why do you promote year round swim lessons at your facility?

We believe in year round swim lessons because children learn to swim and be safe in the water at a much faster pace with consistent swim lessons.

How do I register for lessons?

We ask all swimmers to complete a New Swimmer Evaluation. Once this is completed, we will contact you to finalize the registration process.

What should my child wear and bring to lessons?

Swimmers should wear a swimsuit that does not restrict movement. Infants and toddlers still in diapers must wear a swim diaper. Swimmers will also need a towel and goggles.

Does my child have access to a locker room?

Yes, we provide locker rooms for our swim students and families. Children over four years old must use the locker room of his/her gender. We also offer family dressing rooms at each of our five locations. Swimmers entering the pool must shower and follow posted pool rules and regulations.

What if my child has to miss a lesson?

We do not require that your child be at all of the lessons. Courthouse swim does not refund money for missed lessons.

Level 1: BUBBLES

Level 1: BUBBLES

This level is for nervous or beginner students. It includes introduction to the basic skills necessary for swimming. We work on gradual water adaptation, movement in the water, breath holding and release, submersions of the face, opening eyes underwater, blowing bubbles, bobbing with bubbles, and air exchange. Swimmers will gain confidence and master submerging their face in the water. Swimmers advance when they can do 10 bobs to pulls, inhaling through the mouth and exhaling through the nose.



This level is for swimmers who are comfortable holding their breath under the water and doing 10 relaxed bobs with air exchange. Swimmers will be taught to front float and recover, front glide and recover, back float and recover, and back glide and recover. Additionally, students will learn how to safely enter the water. Swimmers advance when they can front and back glide for 10 seconds and recover.

Level 3: KICKING

Level 3: KICKING

This level is for swimmers that know how to comfortably hold their breath and float on their stomach and back independently. Swimmers will be taught kicking skills with front and back glides. Swimmers advance when they can kick 15 feet on their front and 15 feet on their back in streamline position.



This Level is appropriate for swimmers who have mastered breath control, body position, and kicking on their front and back on top of the water. Swimmers will be taught to roll over front to back and back to front, the breathing position for freestyle (side-glide), and the crawl arm stroke with catch up. Swimmers will master short front crawl swim and advance by performing side-glide kick for 20 feet and crawl stroke for 20 feet.



This class is for swimmers who can swim on top of the water, but who stop when they need to take a breath. Swimmers will be taught back crawl stroke and will master front crawl stroke with bilateral side breathing. Swimmers will advance by swimming crawl stroke with a minimum of 4 side breaths.



This level is appropriate for swimmers who have mastered freestyle swimming with continuous side breathing for a short distance and can swim on their backs. Swimmers will learn how to tread water, dive from the sitting, kneeling, and standing positions, and work on their endurance in freestyle. Swimmers will advance when they swim backstroke with correct body position, strong kicks, and quick arm rotation.



This level is for swimmers who have successfully mastered freestyle and backstroke. In this class, swimmers will learn how to dolphin kick and the timing of the butterfly stroke. The butterfly stroke should have 2 visible kicks with one arm pull. Breathing should occur every other stroke. Swimmers will also learn the breaststroke kick (up-out-around) and correct timing (pull-breathe-kick-glide) for breaststroke. Swimmers will advance when they demonstrate the legal form of breaststroke.

Level 8: TURNS

Level 8: Turns

This Level is for swimmers who have mastered all 4 strokes. Swimmers will learn how to perform a flip in the water, how to touch with both hands on breaststroke and butterfly, and how to correctly perform a freestyle flip turn. In this Level, swimmers will also learn how to turn for the Individual Medley.



This level is for swimmers who have mastered all 4 strokes and turns. The survival strokes Elementary Backstroke and Sidestroke are also learned in this Level. The teaching emphasis is that this is a resting and survival skill.



This level is for swimmers who have passed Levels 1-9 and can legally swim all 4 strokes. In this Level, swimmers will gain endurance and fine tune their strokes. To graduate from level 10 and move on to Future Stars, the swimmer must be able to complete a 100 IM, a 100 Freestyle, and a 50 of Butterfly, Backstroke, and Breaststroke with correct turns and without stopping.


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