Swimming is an essential life skill.

Teaching your child how to swim and be safe around pools and bodies of water prevents accidents and tragedies. Drowning is the second-leading cause of unintentional, injury-related death among children ages 1 to 14. A 2009 study found kids ages 1 to 4 who had taken swimming lessons showed a reduced risk of drowning by 88 percent.

Teach your kids to swim and provide them with the opportunity to practice and play in the water during the summer and they can build on these skills year after year over their entire childhood.

Rain or Shine Swim offers classes for All Ages, All Levels

$160.  non members, $140. non bonded members & $120. for bonded members

 Rain or Shine Swim School is offering group lessons at New Milford Swim Club in July, August and possibly September. We have leveled group swimming classes for ages 3 to 12 years, parent with child water acclimation class and adult (13 years and older) swimming classes. Whether you or your child need to overcome fear of the water or are ready to build stamina and improve stroke technique, we have a class for you. Each class session is 30 minutes. 

Session dates and times will be allocated on a FIRST COME basis at registration.

Please contact rainorshineswim@gmail.com with any questions. 


Parent-Child Water Acclimation for babies and toddlers

Water acclimation class for parents with their child ages 6 months to 3 years provides an opportunity for babies and toddlers to feel comfortable and find joy in the water while preparing for future swim lesson success. 

Adults can take swim classes too!

Adult classes are available for those that never or hardly learned as kids and for people who learned but didn’t develop strong enough skills to get cardiovascular exercise from swimming. It’s never too late to learn to swim or to take your swimming skills to the next level. 

Private Lessons

Private lessons can be scheduled with Rebecca Rain, owner of Rain or Shine Swim during the week and with other instructors on Friday afternoons, Monday mornings and  weekends.

Group Lesson Offerings 

Morning and/or Afternoon Swim Lessons (ages 3-12 years) meets FOUR DAYS IN A WEEK consecutively

Thirty minute classes for all levels. Sign up for as many weeks (four lessons a week) as possible for maximum progress in the least amount of time. If your child is not in camp, you may want to consider signing up for morning and afternoon classes in the same week.

Parent with Child Water Acclimation (ages 6 mos-3 years) These classes are an opportunity for your child to find joy in and get used to the water. The prerequisite swim skills are learned through songs, games and nursery rhymes. You will also learn how to keep your child safe in and around the water. Choose morning class at 11:00 am or afternoon class at 4:00 on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. (You can do both)

Courageous Can Do (Adult Learn to Swim ages 13 & older) One week sessions are offered Tuesday-Friday mornings from 10-10:30 am

Technique Tweak-Stamina Strong-Swim for cardiovascular health (adults ages 13 & older) Offered in one week sessions on Tues & Wed evenings from 5:30-6:00

Group Swim Lesson Schedule Information

Morning sessions are 10 am-noon

Afternoon sessions are 4-6 pm

You will be assigned a specific 30 minute time within this block prior to your start date.

 WEEK #1

Mornings Tues. July 11-Fri July 14

Afternoons Mon July 10-Thurs July 13

WEEK #2 

Mornings Tues. July 18-Fri.July 21

Afternoons Mon July 17-Thurs July 20

WEEK #3 

Mornings Tues. July 25-Fri July 28 

Afternoons Mon July 24-Thurs July 27

WEEK #4 

Mornings Tues Aug 1-Fri Aug 4

Afternoons Mon July 31-Thurs Aug 3

WEEK #5 

Mornings Tues Aug 8-Fri Aug 11

Afternoons Mon Aug 7-Thurs Aug 10

WEEK #6 

Mornings Tues Aug 15-Fri Aug 18

Afternoons Mon Aug 14-Thurs Aug 17


Mornings Tues Aug 22-Fri Aug 25

Afternoons Mon Aug 21-Thurs Aug 24


Mornings Tues Aug 22-Fri Aug 25

Afternoons Mon Aug 21-Thurs Aug 24

Make up days 

Please plan to attend all lessons in all weather. Always show up unless I email you. We will have swimming lessons in the rain and on cloudy days. Often we will still be able to have our lessons even if it has thundered earlier in the day, while you are driving to class or when there is a prediction for thunder. We will never swim when we hear thunder at the moment of the time lesson or if it is raining so hard that we cannot see the bottom of the pool. Quite often we will swim in the rain and thunder will only delay us for 15 minutes, and we will delay lessons. Occasionally we may have to reschedule lessons if there is an issue with the water quality of the pool. Make ups are not allowed for forgotten lessons or change in plans.