Learn To Swim Scholarship

Learn To Swim Grant

Over the last 50 years, the Holland Community Aquatic Center has provided swimming lessons to roughly over 150,000 students. Since 2017, the HCAC Swim School has been entrusted with the opportunity to provide reduced cost swimming lessons for families who would otherwise not be able to receive classes. It is our mission to bring affordable swimming lessons to families around West Michigan.

This year, we are grateful and proud to be able to offer the largest quantity of Learn to Swim scholarships in the history of our swim school program. These scholarships are made possible through generous support of the USA Swimming Foundation.

What’s Covered?

Approved participants will be able to register for our weekday or evening programming only. Approved participants will only be required to pay $15 per lesson session!

Our Purpose

To provide quality, multi-level Learn-to-Swim program which expands opportunities for children who would otherwise not be able to participate in swim lesson program, while providing expanded fitness and recreational opportunities.

HCAC Swim School Data

50000Total School Lessons
195Total Scholarships Available
502021 Virtual Water Safety Lessons Provided
15School Partners

Qualification Criteria

Learn To Swim Grant

For your student to be eligible for this grant, the following income requirement must be met. Additionally, scholarships will be granted only to those with an approved full application. More information may be required


To be eligible for a scholarship, families must meet the following income requirements (based on the income requirements for Free and Reduced Price Lunch programs).

  • Families who qualify for Reduced Price Lunch are eligible for a scholarship of up to 90%
  • Families who qualify for Free Lunch are eligible for a full scholarship

*additional considerations may be made based on unique family needs

How To Apply

Our application process is simple! Click on the application bottom below and fill out your information. Our program manager will contact you shortly if more information is needed and help you through the next steps.

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