Swimming Youth

Youth Swimming Lessons
Group lessons are taught throughout the year. There is a maximum of 4 students per instructor. Classes are 28 minutes long. Please review the descriptions below to register your child for the appropriate level class. Feel free to call us or stop by with any questions.
Private and semi-private swim lessons are available at the Rec. Please contact our registration office to sign up. !  We do our best to accommodate your scheduling needs, however that isn’t always immediately possible. In the meantime, we want you and your child in the water, getting comfortable in the pool and learning to swim!  Please consider signing up for group lessons now and drop in for Rec Swim to get ready for a fun and safe summer at the pool.
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Guppies (aka Level I) (minimum age 3)

Students focus on developing independence, confidence and basic safety skills. Students are supported and assisted by the instructor in all skills.

Skills taught: bobbing, floating, retrieving objects, water entry & exit, pool safety, and moving through the water.


Seahorses (aka Level II)

Swimmers learn to coordinate arm and leg actions and swim independently on both front and back, building on level I skills to increase confidence, independence, and water safety skills.

Skills taught: unassisted floats, glides, big arms, elementary backstroke.
Prerequisite skills: completely submerge under water unassisted, able to perform assisted skills with face in water.


Marlins (aka Level III)

Swimmers learn breathing techniques for freestyle and breaststroke, and work to improve technique and endurance in all strokes. Level includes deep water safety skills.

Skills taught: side breathing, treading, coordinating breaststroke and backstroke, intro to dolphin kick, basic diving.
Prerequisite skills: swim 10 yards unassisted with coordinated arm and leg action with big arms and elementary backstroke.


Sting Rays (aka Level IV)
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Swimmers develop competitive stroke techniques, continue working on endurance, and learn intermediate safety skills.

Skills taught: butterfly, sidestroke, open turns, racing dives.
Prerequisite skills: 15 yards freestyle with side breathing and elementary backstroke, 10 yards breaststroke and backstroke.


Sharks (aka Level V)
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This is a combined advanced level which prepares swimmer for swim team and other aquatic sports by continuing to improve competitive stroke techniques, endurance, and advanced safety skills.

Skills taught: flip turns, individual medley, surface dives, rescue skills.
Prerequisite skills: 25 yards freestyle and elementary backstroke, 15 yards breaststroke and backstroke.