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To enable Paradise residents to avail of family swim times and swimming lessons, the Town has partnered with The Works to offer swimming at the Aquarena.

Family Swim Sessions

UPDATE: We regret that the free public swim scheduled for March 14 is cancelled. This is to support efforts to contain COVID-19. When this issue has passed, we will work with the Aquarena to schedule new times for free public swims for Paradise residents.


One Saturday per month, there is a free public swim just for Paradise residents at the Aquarena.

Upcoming sessions are February 29 and March 14. The family swim times are from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. and include  water slides and an inflatable. 

Note: Participants will have to provide one ID per family showing proof of residency in the Town of Paradise.  

Swimming Lessons

Swimming Lessons are offered on Sundays, at a time slot dedicated exclusively for Paradise residents. Registration opens on Thursday, February 20 at 12 noon. Registation is online only and details are below. 

The session runs for 8 weeks, March 8 to May 3, 2020.

The times for lessions are:

Private, All ages

5:35 to 6:05 p.m.

Children, age 5 years or older (group)

4:05 to 4:45 p.m.

4:50 to 5:30 p.m. (Low Ratio Class)

Tiny Tots, ages 2 to 5 years 

4:00 to 4:30 p.m.

4:35 to 5:05 p.m.

5:10 to 5:40 p.m.

5:45 to 6:15 p.m.


The cost for lessons is: 

Tots - $56.00

Group Lesson - $49.00

Low Ratio - $73.50

Private Lessons - $140.00


How to Register

Registration for swimming lessons is online starting 12 noon on Thursday, February 20, 2020.

All those interested in registering for these lessons MUST have an account (household) set up with The Works prior to the registration time. If you have registered for swimming lessons or other programs at The Works you most likely already have an account – you can verify by calling 709.864.3798. Anyone who does not have a household / account set up will not be able to register for these lessons. There will be no registration by phone or in person.

Accounts can be set up by sending an email, and must have Town of Paradise Swimming Lessons in the subjest line and inlcude the following information:

Primary Parent/Guardian’s:  
ADDRESS (Street, City, Postal Code): 
PHONE NUMBERS (Home & Cell):


Secondary Parent/Guardian’s: 


BIRTHDATE (Month, Day, Year):