Swim Lessons

Parent/Child Swim Lessons

This stage introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment. As you develop youth at this stage, focus on the following important milestones:

  •  Encouraging parents to set developmentally appropriate expectations for infants and toddlers enrolled in swim lessons
  •  Introducing and emphasizing basic water safety to parents and providing a positive family aquatic experience
  •  Building relationships among and between parents and children by providing opportunities for fun and interaction in the water

Swim Basics for Preschool, School Age, Teen, and Adult

Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills: swim, float, swim—sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide, and exit—and jump, push, turn, grab.

In Water Acclimation, Water Movement, and Water Stamina, students are taught the recommended skills for all to have around water including safe water habits, underwater exploration, and how to swim to safety and exit in the event of falling into a body of water. Activities, games, and drills, geared to reinforce learning, are utilized heavily as students progress in this skill-based approach to swimming.

Stage Descriptions:

In this class, children develop comfort with being underwater and learn how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water. When ready, children are also taught skills that focus on buoyancy and movement in the water while learning to swim longer distances and building stamina.


Swim Strokes School Age, Teen, and Adult

Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity.

In Stroke Introduction, Stroke Development and Stroke Mechanics, swimmers are introduced to the four competitive swimming strokes as well as rescue skills and healthy lifestyle habits.

Stage Descriptions:


In this class, children develop comfort with being underwater and learn how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water. When ready, children are also taught skills that focus on buoyancy and movement in the water while learning to swim longer distances and building stamina.