Swim for Success offers after-school tutoring and swimming instruction from some of the best instructors around- the Kalamazoo College Swim Team!

Swim for Success is a program that combines after school tutoring, physical fitness, and developing or improving valuable swimming skills. Not only will strong swimming skills ensure that your child is comfortable and safe around water, but it will set them up to enjoy the vast experiences that life near the Great Lakes offers.

The program helps develop swimming technique for youth of all abilities, and includes tutoring to ensure your child will excel at school. Tutoring and swimming instruction are provided by the Kalamazoo College Swim Team and other students from Kalamazoo College. Space is limited to first 40 registrants.

Parents, please review the concussion information below (the Parents & Athlete Information Sheet) and return a signed copy on the first night of the program.


Important Notes
  • Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, parents and guardians are not permitted inside to watch lessons
  • If your child is sick, please do not bring them to Swim for Success
  • Please remember to bring a mask for your child
  • If your child does not have any homework or extra work to be completed or worked on during tutor time, please do not drop them off until the swim lesson portion. We want to ensure all youth are able to focus on their studies and if there are children without school work to complete or review, they can become a distraction.


Recreation Program Assistance

Kalamazoo Friends of Recreation (KFOR) offers Recreation Program Assistance to help cover the cost of recreation programs for City of Kalamazoo residents. Residents can learn more and apply online at friendsofrec.org/apply or by visiting the Kzoo Parks office (251 Mills St). Residents applying for Recreation Program Assistance will need to register for the corresponding Kzoo Parks program in person at the Kzoo Parks office (251 Mills St).


Refund Policy

If a program registrant chooses to drop a class prior to the program’s start date, a refund less $10 (processing fee) will be provided (per program/per participant). No refunds will be awarded once a program has started.

Ages 4-14
$80per family
January 10, 2022 – February 24, 2022
(No program Jan. 17, Feb. 16, & Feb. 17)

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays
5:30pm – 7:30pm

Tutor Time: 5:30pm – 6:15pm
Swim Lessons: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Kalamazoo College Natatorium

Registration opens for Kalamazoo City residents online Monday, December 6 and for non-residents on Monday, December 13

Concussion Information

If your child will be participating in youth sports or other physical activities with Kzoo Parks, please review the information below regarding concussions. All children will be required to have a completed parent/athlete form on file to participate.

Phone: (269) 337-8191
Fax: (269) 552-6457
251 Mills Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49048