Pools

We believe that swimming is a life skill. Our qualified instructors love teaching water safety and great technical swimming to our community. The first day of each session will consist of testing to ensure that each swimmer is placed in the appropriate group. Join us! 

new lesson structure

Guppies Parent & Child - Ages 6 mo-3 yrIntroduction to water with parent or guardian. Skills emphasized: Water Comfort, blowing bubbles & socialization.
Yellow GroupAges 3-6 yrIf your child is entry level but able to get in the water without being held
Green GroupAges 3-6 yrIf your child can perform 5 bobs, swim independently for 3 body lengths, and confidently jump in the water.
Red GroupAges 7-14 yrIf your child is entry level or still developing strokes and endurance.
Blue GroupAges 7-14 yrIf your child can perform freestyle or front crawl for 2 full pool widths with no support or breaks, can tread for 30 seconds, perform kneeling dive, demonstrate rotary breathing.


For questions or concerns relating to Aquatics, please contact: 

Aquatics Coordinator, Denise Leckenby - 413-259-3230 | leckenbyd@amherstma.gov

 Swim Lessons at ARMS Indoor Pool

Amherst Regional Middle School Pool is located at 170 Chestnut St. Amherst MA, 01002 - Entrance is marked Amherst Recreation, then go upstairs to the second floor to the pool.

join our "mini session" for saturday youth swim lessons

mini SESSION - 12/3/2022 - 12/17/2022

$55 RESIDENTS, $65 NON-RESIDENTS 


lap & Open swim at ARMS indoor Pool (updated 11/2/22)

Sundays, 12:00 - 2:00 PM, starting 11/6/2022 - 12/18/2022

CategoryResident/Non-Resident
Adult$4/$5
Youth/Senior$3/$4

lap swimmer

amherst recreation refund policy:

  • Community Theater and Special Event ticket purchases are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Pavilion rental changes/cancellation requests must be made in writing at least 14 days prior to the event. A $10 processing fee will be applied.
  • Program/Class refund policy: All requests must be made in writing. There are NO refund granted for requests made after the first 2 weeks of the program. If Amherst Recreation makes the decision to cancel a class for any reason and we are unable to make up the class, we will issue refunds for cancelled class sessions. 

100% Refund - Requests made PRIOR to the start of the program

50% Refund - Requests made during the current session (within the first 2 weeks)

  • Summer Camp, Summer Sports and Vacation Camp Refund Policy: Summer Camp, summer sports and vacation camp changes/cancellation requests must be made in writing at least 14 days prior to the start of the session. A $10 processing fee will be applied. If Amherst Recreation makes the decision to cancel any days of programming for any reason, we will issue refunds for days cancelled.