Take The Plunge

Take the Plunge is a free/low-cost swim lesson program for children ages 5-12 in the greater Richmond area. This program will provide lifesaving water safety skills for students who might not otherwise have the opportunity to learn how to swim.

Started in the spring of 2016, this program has provided swim lessons for over 120 third graders from Richmond elementary schools. Our long-term goal is to offer Take the Plunge as a school year-round program to reach all third graders in the city of Richmond.


Each student selected for the program will receive 4 hours of swim lessons and water safety instruction. The program will run after school.

This program is currently only available to Richmond residents and/or kids attending Richmond elementary schools.

Class Session

  • Nov 4th-22nd – M/W/F – 4:45-5:15pm
  • Nov 4th-22nd – M/W/F – 5:30-6:00pm
  • Nov 5th-21st – Tu/Th- 4:45-5:30pm (Must be at least 8 years old)


Registration has closed for our current session. If you are interested in this program and would like us to email you the next time it is offered, click here to add yourself to our informational list.


Contact us at karen@richmondswims.org