Health & Safety Updates: Visit the Health & Safety page to review the current recommendations prior to planning your visit. Some of our standard programs and lessons are currently not being offered due to restrictions and staffing shortages but we hope to bring them back in the future. 


Register for select programs online with the above link. To register in person or by phone please visit the Recreation Center, 980 Incline Way, or call (775) 832-1310.

Pool & Aqua Fitness Schedules

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Classes

This sanctioned course encompasses: Lifeguarding, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid, and AED Certifications. All applicants must be able to pass a skills pre-requisite swim test. Must attend all classes and complete all online course work to be eligible for the final exam.

Click here to view all dates and times.

Swim Lessons

Youth Group Swim Lessons

  • Spring (May - June): Each session includes eight, 30-minute classes held twice per week over a four week period this spring at the Recreation Center Pool. Registration opened on May 2nd. Visit the Spring Youth Swim Lessons page for details.  
  • Summer (various sessions in June, July and August): Each session includes four, 30-minute classes held Monday - Thursday at either the Recreation Center Pool or Burnt Cedar Pool. Visit the Summer Youth Swim Lessons page for details.  

Youth & Adult Private, Semi Private Swim Lessons, Dive Lessons (all ages)

Private lessons are available with certified Water Safety Instructors, as well as stroke clinics with our swim coaches. To make a private lesson request, please email the Aquatics Office at All private lessons are subject to availability of instructor staff. Lessons must be paid for in advance; payment must be made at the Recreation Center Counter.

  • Fee: ½ hour lesson (one student) $50, $40 w/IVGID Pass or 4 Pack: $184, $138 (w/IVGID Pass)

Swim Instructors - Now Hiring!

Teach water safety and swimming techniques to children and adults at the Recreation Center pool. Req. Lifeguard, CPR & WSI certified. View details and apply at 

Aquatics Programs

Aqua Fitness Classes

View a list of aqua fitness classes and the current schedule on the Pool & Aqua Fitness Schedule Page

Splashes & Glasses (Thursdays) swim female

Swim, connect and indulge with other women on Thursday evenings. The first Thursday is designated for beginner swimmers (participants should at least be comfortable in chest deep water) and the remainder of the month is focused on intermediate and advanced skills. Swim from and then join the group for an optional après swim outing at various locations around town. View more infomation about the current session on the Splashes & Glasses page

Swim Around Tahoe

To complete this program you can swim in the pool, the lake or whatever facility you desire. Write down your mileage and we will track your progress. Upon completion of your 71 mile journey, you will receive a t-shirt and your name on “the finishers” plaque at the pool. If you are ready to get in shape, sign up at the Rec Center and get started!  Swim Around Tahoe is open to swimmers of all ages and levels with annual registration. Fee: $35, $28 w/IVGID Pass. 

Swim Teams (ages 6+)

Pre-Swim Team

Improve your swimming skills this season! Goals include stroke  improvement and development, endurance and the opportunity to sign up for swim team. View more details on the Pre-Swim Team page.  


Northern Nevada Aquatics Swim Team

Northern Nevada Aquatics provides the opportunity for athletes to compete at the highest levels. Our year round competitive swim team offers high quality professional coaching and technique instruction. View more details on the Swim Team page.