Swimming lessons return at the Biloxi Natatorium

Living on or near the water means that knowing how to swim is vital, and with the ending of most COVID-19 mandates, the City of Biloxi is resuming swimming lessons, just in time for summer.

The city’s Biloxi Parks & Recreation Department will begin registering for its summer swimming lessons at the Biloxi Natatorium, 1384 Father Ryan Ave. on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon for Biloxi residents and from 1 to 4 p.m. for everyone.

Lessons will be offered to ages five and older, including adults, with the first session beginning June 7. The two-week, Monday–Thursday sessions will be taught by American Red Cross-certified instructors and will be limited to six individuals in each class.

“With the current protocols setup in our area by the governor and mayor, we feel it is the right time to start swimming lessons again,” said Recreation Superintendent Jamie Lee. “Since the beginning of the year we have had a tremendous interest in lessons with constant calls and inquiries about lessons. It’s the right time. “

Fees are $30 per person for Biloxi residents and $50 for each individual who lives outside the city. Registration must be in person and proof of residency is required. Late registration will take place weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. beginning Monday, May 10 and will continue at the Biloxi Natatorium until all classes are filled.

Added Lee: “We want people to have fun in the water, but to be safe about it at the same time. We want to be able to teach as many people as we can, and we hope it will make a difference.”
See the swimming lessons schedule