Swim and Dive Lessons
Our swim lesson program follows the American Red Cross Swimming & Water Safety curriculum. It builds confidence in the water and allows students to progress through levels. Our levels begin with Parent and child lessons for children as young as 6 months and progress through Level 6.
Morning Swim and Dive Lessons – (10 Classes)
- Session 1M: June 17th-June 28th (M-F)
- Session 2M: July 8th-July 19th (M-F)
- Session 3M: July 22nd-Aug 2nd (M-F)
Evening Swim Lessons – (8 Classes)
- Session 1E: June 11th-July 2nd (T/TH) - 7 classes due to holiday
- Session 2E: July 9th-Aug 1st (T/TH)
- Session 3E: July 8th-July31st (M/W)
Sunday Swim Lessons – (8 Classes)
- Session 1S:: June 16th-Aug 4th (Sundays)
Private Swims / Small Group Lessons
- Small Group (3 students): Aug 5th-Aug 8th
- Baby Sharks and Youth Levels 1 - 3 ONLY
- Small Group (3 students): Aug 12th-Aug18th
- Baby Sharks and Youth Levels 1 - 3 ONLY
- Private Lessons (1 student): Aug 5th-Aug 8th
- Private Lessons (1 student): Aug 12th-Aug18th
Our swim lesson program is designed to build confidence in the water and allows students to work their way up through progressive levels following the American Red Cross curriculum.
- Swim lesson registration will be accepted online or walk-in at the Parks and Recreation Department for all lesson sessions until the registration deadline.
- Participants must be registered before the class start date. Registration is not accepted at the pool. Unregistered participants will not be allowed to participate in the class
- At the end of each session, all participants will receive a report card with the level to enroll in the next session. This information will also be available on your notes in RecDesk.
- Register Here.
Registration deadline for programs is 1:00 pm one week before the start of the program unless noted otherwise. Only on-time registration and registration at the program will be accepted.
*Due to the limited registration days, The exception to this registration deadline policy is AM Session 3 and PM Session 2 of swim lessons. Please check the registration dates.
All participant program cancellation requests must be made at least seven (7) calendar days before the start of the program. No refunds will be issued after this time. A $5.00 cancellation fee will be withheld from your refund per program, per participant. Refunds will be processed back to your original form of payment within 7 to 10 business days unless otherwise noted.
* The exception to this refund policy is AM Session 3 and PM Session 2 of swim lessons due to the limited registration days. Refunds may be issued, but a $5.00 cancellation fee will be withheld from your refund per program, per participant.
Credit card processing fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. Refunds for unattended classes, weather-related cancellations, or holiday dates will not be issued.
Full refunds will only be provided under the following circumstances:
1) The department cancels the program for a reason other than inclement weather.
2) The participant has a medical reason (Physician’s note is required).
Weather Policy-If it is not possible to swim due to weather, swim lessons will take place inside/under shelter to learn about safety in/on/around the water. Refunds will be not be available for weather related closures and/or pool deck learning due to weather.
Locker Room Areas:
In order to accommodate all guests, we offer gender based and family & all-user change areas. Children under 5 years old may accompany a parent in the changing area.
The pool temperature is maintained at approximately 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
Outdoor Pool Lesson Policy:
Outdoor swim lessons are NOT CANCELED due to rain or cold weather. Safety skills are taught at this time in the bathhouse. Check our social media and website for up-to-date information regarding class cancellations.
Parent viewing is allowed for lessons in the designated parent viewing areas (in the Concession area and under the shade structure that backs up to the Concession area). at all times and to not Please do not walk around the pool to take photos, etc. Parents are responsible for all children that are with them.
Parent & Child (Ages 6 months - 5 years old) or Parent Tot or Parent and Me-consistent
This class is designed to introduce parents/guardians and children to water safety, holding & support positions, water adjustment & exploration, skills, games & songs. For children not comfortable going to strangers and new to the aquatic environment. May move to Baby Shark at age 3.
Preschool Aquatics (Ages 3-5)
Baby Shark 1
For children 3-5 who are new to the water but independent of parents and comfortable with an instructor. Will learn how to enter and exit the water, blow bubbles, go underwater, and retrieve objects underwater by self. Will learn to float & glide on front and back, roll front to back and back to act, and swim using arms and legs on front and back with support.
Baby Shark 2
For children ages 3-5 who are comfortable in the water & with an instructor and independent of parent/guardian. Must be comfortable getting in and out of the water, going underwater, grabbing objects by themselves, and floating/gliding/kicking/swimming on the front AND back with help. Will learn how to do the following independently: Jump in the water, bobbing, submerge and hold the breath (10 seconds), rotary breathing (5 times), float (10 seconds), glide (3 body lengths), tread water 30 seconds, swim (5 body lengths) on the front AND back.
Learn-To-Swim (Ages 6-14)
Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills
This is for children ages six and older who are new to swim lessons. At this level, they will learn how to submerge their face in the water while opening their eyes, performing bobs in the shallow end. Float, glide, kick, roll from back to front, and swim on back with assistance. Kick on the front, roll from front to back with help, and swim and glide on the front. Show complete independence in the water.
Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills
To enroll in this level, students must show complete independence in the water and be able to submerge their face in the water while opening their eyes and performing bobs in the shallow end. Float, glide, kick, roll from back to front, and swim on back with assistance. Kick, roll from front to back with help, and swim and glide on front. They will learn how to retrieve submerged objects, jump into deep water, do rotary breathing, float/glide/kick, and swim on front and back independently.
Level 3: Stroke Development
To enroll in this level, students must demonstrate the following skills: full water submersion, retrieval of a submerged object, jumping into deep water, and rotary breathing. Students must be able to independently perform all floats/glides/kicks/swimming on front and back. They will learn how to do breaststroke and scissors kicks, body motion and kick for butterfly stroke, tread to floating movement, sitting and kneeling dives, as well as proficiency in front crawl with rotary breathing and elementary backstroke (one length of the pool) and treading water.
Level 4: Stroke Improvement
To enter this level, students must demonstrate breaststroke and scissors kicks, body motion and kick for butterfly stroke, tread to floating movement, sitting and kneeling dives, as well as proficiency in front crawl with rotary breathing and elementary backstroke (one length of the pool) and treading water. They will improve aquatic skills and increase their endurance in front crawl and elementary backstroke (25 yards), back crawl, breaststroke, side stroke, and butterfly (15 yards), as well as tread water, open turns, feet first surface dives, and survival swimming.
Level 5: Stroke Refinement
To enter this level, students must be able to perform the following strokes: front crawl and elementary backstroke (25 yards), back crawl, breaststroke, side stroke, and butterfly (15 yards), as well as tread water. Students will continue endurance with all strokes, learn turns for all strokes, pike and tuck surface dives, survival swimming techniques, and shallow-angle dives.
Level 6: Swimming and Skill Proficiency-Personal Water Safety
To enroll in this level, students must be able to swim with proper breathing/kicking/stroke-50 yards of front crawl and elementary backstroke, 25 yards of back crawl, breaststroke, butterfly, and sidestroke, as well as perform surface and standing dives in all positions and flip turns. Students will strive towards refining strokes and swimming with greater efficiency and effectiveness over longer distances, as well as lifeguard readiness and water safety skills and knowledge.
Youth Diving Beginner (Ages 5+)
Participants MUST be able to swim the length of the pool (25 yards) and be comfortable in deep water and be able to tread water for at least 30 seconds. This beginner course introduces students to diving from the side and basic springboard diving techniques.
- Diving Safety
- Head First entry from the side of the pool
- Approach and Hurdle steps to begin dive
- Proper diving technique from one-meter board
- Proper hand and arm and body placement for entry
- Introduction of back dives (if able)
Youth Diving Intermediate/Advanced (Ages 5+)
Participants MUST be able to swim the length of the pool (25 yards) and be comfortable in deep water and be able to tread water for at least 30 seconds. Participants should have taken beginning diving or have comparable skills, specifically the ability to perform front dive from the one-meter board successfully.
- Diving Safety
- Build on and refine front dive technique
- Review back dive techniques and refine skill
- Introduce front and back flips
- Introduce twisting technique
- Review and practice all dives
- Refine techniques for all dives
Weather Policy-If it is not possible to swim due to weather, swim lessons will take place inside/under shelter to learn about WHALE Tales safety topics on how to be safe in, on and around the water. Refunds will be not be provided.