Swim Lessons


Bentonville Parks and Recreation is pleased to offer a variety of learning to swim classes for all different ages and ability levels at the Bentonville Community Center and Melvin Ford Aquatic Center during the summer season! 


  • $65 members
  • $75 non-members per session

Swim Lesson Class Offerings

  • Adult
  • Levels 1 through 6
  • Parent and Tot
  • Preschool

Note, completion of a class does not guarantee advancement to the next level.

Please alert instructors before the first day of class if there are any special needs or situations, which may assist us to enhance your child's learning experience.

Swim Level Placement

Not sure which class to enroll your swimmer in? Follow along through the "yes" and "no" questions in our swim level placement chart below! If you are still unsure or have questions, contact the Aquatics Department directly at: 479-696-0207 so we can assist.

Swim Placement Chart

Placing your swimmer in an inappropriate class level for their ability can hinder their class experience. If needed, you may be asked to move levels to better suit your child. There is no guarantee that the new level with be at the same time or with the same instructor. If there is no room in other classes for re-placement, Bentonville Parks and Recreation holds the right to remove your child from the group swim lesson.