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Deer Lake Beach Swim Lessons 2024

Deer Lake Beach Swim Lessons Clarkston – Deer Lake Beach in Clarkston offers public and private swimming lessons for kids in Oakland County MI
Independence Township Parks & Recreation has openings in both its very popular group swimming lessons and in private lessons this summer. Held at Deer Lake Beach Clarkson in two-week long sessions, lessons are available for all levels of swimmers, ages 6 months to 11 years and up. There are 3 summer Deer Lake Beach swim sessions to choose from.

Deer Lake Beach Swim Lessons Clarkston


Session One – June 17–20 & June 24–June 27
Session Two – July 8–11 & July 15–18
Session Three – July 29–August 1 & August 5–8


Water Gigglers – $25 RES / $30 NON RES
Tadpoles & Frogs – $45 RES / $55 NON RES
Minnows & Goldfish – $60 RES / $70 NON RES
Level 1 Advanced – $70 RES / $80 NON RES

Levels are defined by suggested age groups. Parents should select which class is most appropriate for their child based on ability and skill level. For all swim programs, children not completely potty-trained must wear swim diapers. Disposable swim diapers are available for purchase at the beach.

All classes are held MONDAY through THURSDAY for two consecutive weeks. If for any reason a class is canceled, a make up class will be held on the Friday or Saturday of the same week as the canceled class.

Registration for Deer Lake Beach Swimming Lessons can be found here.

The unique lakefront environment, quality of instruction, individualized attention, and swim lessons content leads to many area families coming back to Independence Township Parks & Recreation’s swim lessons program year after year.

Swim Instructors at Deer Lake Beach also offer private and semi-private swimming lessons through the summer – all ages welcome.

Deer Lake Beach Swimming Lessons Review

“We have attended Parks and Rec swimming lessons for over eight years, from beginning to Jr. Lifesaving,” said Sue Klopfer, grandmother of two swim lessons participants.  “The staff has always been outstanding, friendly, and giving positive encouragement from beginning to end.  Two great swimmers have developed because of the teachers, program, and beach area.”

Terry Larson, another grandparent of a repeat participant, also has positive things to say about the swim lessons program. “Our granddaughter has attended Deer Lake Beach swim lessons for two years – it has been a great learning and social experience for her that she looks forward to all year long,” he said.

Despite having many repeat customers, there are always spaces available for first-time swimmers of all ages and abilities, and by popular demand, Independence Township Parks & Recreation has developed a private swim lessons program for swimmers looking for one-on-one instruction. For more information on both private and group swimming lessons, visit or call 248-625-8223. Registration can be done in person, via fax, or by dropping off a completed registration form at the Parks & Recreation office at 6483 Waldon Center Drive, Clarkston, Michigan.


Deer Lake Beach
350 White Lake Road
Clarkston, MI
248-625-1444 (ITPR aquatics hotline)

Independence Township Parks and Rec

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For more info on Deer Lake Beach swim lessons in Clarkston, visit Independence Twp Parks Rec & Seniors.

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