What to Know Before Attending a Swim Lesson
- Help us continue to keep everyone safe by being kind and giving others enough space to feel comfortable.
- When entering the locker room, please make sure you are wearing a mask.
- Children will not be required to wear a mask in the water.
- Exit the pool immediately when the program ends.
- Beginning May 17, 2021, we will no longer be requiring reservations for Senior Lap Swim, Lap Swim, and Recreation Swim.
- Recreation family swim will begin June 12 & 13. Locations vary, see summer 2021 pool schedule for more details.
Unsure which swim level to register for?
Summer 2021 Group Swim Lessons Schedule
Thursday, June 10 at 7pm
Thursday, June 24 at 7pm
June 28-July 8*
Thursday, July 8 at 7pm
Thursday, July 22 at 7pm
July 26-August 5
Thursday, August 5 at 7pm
*No class on Monday, July 5 (in observation of the 4th of July)
The Aquatics division was awarded the Learn-to-Swim Gold Provider in 2019 by the Red Cross National Provider Recognition Committee for changing the way aquatics is perceived and delivered in the community by providing swim lessons to over 1,000 participants during the year. Lesson descriptions below:
Parent/Child (6 mos.-3 yrs.)
Parent, or other adult, will receive guided demonstration to help their child become more comfortable in the water through song and play. Parents learn how to work with their child to introduce bubble-blowing, assist with arm and leg motion, \holds for front and back float, and safety information. Babies must wear swim diapers under their swimsuits and must be accompanied in the water by an adult.
Preschool (3 yrs.-5yrs.)
Introduction to the water without a parent. This class teaches your child to be more comfortable in the water, learn breath control by blowing bubbles and breath-holding, floating, kicking, underwater exploration, and combination of arm and kick movements. Emphasizes water adjustment, safety, and fun.
Level 1 – Introduction to Water Skills
For children with little or no experience with swim lessons. Participants become familiar with the aquatic environment and learn elementary skills such as blowing bubbles, submersion, assisted floating, gliding, and arm/leg action to build on as they progress through the swim program.
Level 2 – Fundamental Aquatic Skills
Must be able to enter pool unassisted, retrieve an object from below the surface with eyes open, flutter kick, maintain assisted front and rear float, recover to a standing position, and exit the pool unassisted. This class builds on fundamental aquatic locomotion, safety and rescue skills presented in Level 1. Emphasis placed on swimming skills.
Level 3 - Stroke Development
Must be able to jump from side of pool unassisted, submerge and retrieve an object from the bottom of the pool with eyes open, float unassisted on stomach and back, tread water, display forward locomotion with alternating arms and a rhythmic kick. This class builds on aquatic locomotion, safety, and rescue skills taught in Levels 1 and 2, and prepares students for advanced swim levels.
Level 4- Stroke Improvement
Must be able to dive into pool from a compact or stride position, swim underwater, perform a feet-first surface dive, survival float, perform open turns on both front and back, and show competency in front crawl, breaststroke, butterfly and backstroke. Class develops confidence and competency in aquatic locomotion, safety and rescue skills, and prepares swimmers for stroke analysis.
Level 5 - Swimming and Skill Proficiency
Must be able to demonstrate sidestroke, breaststroke and freestyle. Class coordinates and refines key strokes presented in previous levels and enables students to use them with greater ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances. This class introduces the butterfly, open turns, feet-first surface dive, pike dive, tuck surface dive, additional turns and endurance swimming