Adult Learn-to-Swim Programs in KENTUCKY

Join certified Adult Learn-to-Swim (ALTS) instructors and volunteer USMS members as they host FREE Adult Learn-to-Swim classes in Louisville, Lexington, and Shelbyville.

This curriculum was specially designed by U.S. Masters Swimming to help adults learn to swim, feel safe in the water, and enjoy the aquatic environment. This program is for adults with limited to no prior swimming experience or those with a fear of water who wish to learn the basics of swimming:

•    Introduction to the Water/Overcoming Fear
•    Breathing and Submersion
•    Floating and Gliding (front & back)
•    Freestyle and Breathing
•    Treading Water
•    Jumping into Deep Water
•    Pool Exit
•    Other Strokes (elementary backstroke, breaststroke)

Free programming is made possible through a grant from the USMS Swimming Saves Lives Foundation

Learn more about USMS Adult Learn-to-Swim programs worldwide and hear ALTS success stories at the Adult Learn-to-Swim Stories project website.

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February 11 - 14, 2019 from 12-1pm @ Central High School (Louisville) - FULL

March 18-21, 2019 from 6-7pm @ Central High School (Louisville) - FULL


March 30, 31, April 6, 7 from 1-2pm @ Lancaster Aquatic Center (Lexington)

March 31, April 7, 14, 28 (time TBA) @ Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center (Louisville) - FULL

April 6, 13, 20, 27 from 10-11am @ Clear Creek Park Family Activity Center (Shelbyville)

April 8, 9, 10, 11 from 12-1pm @ The Academy at Shawnee (Louisville)

April 15, 16, 17, 18 from 6-7pm @ Central High School (Louisville) - FULL

April 22, 23, 24, 25 from 12-1pm @ Central High School (Louisville)


Tuesday, April 16 from 7-8pm @ Central High School

Fridays, April 12, 19, 26 from 12-1pm @ Central High School

Tuesdays, May 7, 14, and 21 from 6-7pm @ Central High School

Please note that all graduates of ALTS programs in Kentucky are welcome to come to open clinics, provided they are still insured under a USMS 30-Day Trial Membership Waiver OR have a current registration with U.S. Masters Swimming.

Information about financial assistance for USMS memberships is available upon request by emailing


Registration is FULL for all April classes! Please add your name to our Interest Form below. Registration for our classes fills very quickly! You won’t want to miss an update on the next schedule of classes!


Please note: You will be contacted by phone or email to confirm your registration. All registrations are made on a first come first served basis. Any registrations accepted after a class has filled will be placed on a waitlist and given priority for the next available class. Please contact with any questions.

WINTER fitness challenge

Thanks to all who joined local Adult Learn-to-Swim students and volunteers as they hosted the 2019 SmartyPants Vitamins USMS Winter Fitness Challenge at Central High School at 6:00pm on Wednesday, February 27th! This community event is designed for ALL registered members of U.S. Masters Swimming who wish to challenge themselves by completing a 30-minute swim in ANY fashion, all the while raising funds for the USMS Swimming Saves Lives Foundation and Central Adult Learn-to-Swim, Inc.

Stay tuned for future fitness and fundraising events!

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Please use the form below to sign up for monthly updates and registration reminders for Adult Learn-to-Swim programming in Kentucky.

Volunteers Needed!

Registered members of U.S. Masters Swimming are eligible to volunteer for these classes. Use the form below to provide your availability to volunteer with our programs: