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NO Swim Lessons offered this Fall 2017 due to Pool Maintenance.

Private Swim Lessons

Private Swim Lessons are designed as a 1:1 swim lesson for individuals of all levels and ages, including adults.  Specialized teaching will be based on participants needs during the first class. To view a full list of Private Swim Lessons, click here to go to Connect for details.

Private & Semi Private Swim Lessons aren’t just for kids. Visit the Skill Development/Aquatics page for details.

Additional fees are applicable and registration is required for the following Kids Swim Lessons.

SeaTurtle, Otter, Salamander | Ages 3-5

This program is designed for preschool aged children attending lessons for the first time without a parent/caregiver in the water. With a smoother transition from one level to the next, swimmers learn to float on both front and back, glide and kick, don a PFD and jump into chest deep water. Participants will attempt to swim up to 2m. Games and songs enhance the fun of the class.

Activity Details

16875 - January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018

16876 - January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018

16874 - January 16, 2018 to March 20, 2018

Semi Private 1,2 | Ages 3-16

Small class size allows for a more personalized lesson. Participants will work with the instructor on focused skill level goals. Participants will learn to enter shallow water safely; float and glide on the front and back without assistance, move around in a PFD, perform rhythmic breathing 3 times. Jump into chest deep water, do front and back floats and recover and swim on front for 2m.

Activity Details

17116 - January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018

17110 - January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018

17111 - January 16, 2018 to March 20, 2018

17112 - January 16, 2018 to March 20, 2018

17118 - January 17, 2018 to March 21, 2018

17113 - January 18, 2018 to March 22, 2018

17119 - January 18, 2018 to March 22, 2018

17114 - January 18, 2018 to March 22, 2018

17115 - January 18, 2018 to March 22, 2018

17117 - January 19, 2018 to March 23, 2018

Semi Private 3,4 | Ages 3-16

Small class size allows for a more personalized lesson. Participants will work with the instructor on deep-water activities, breathe rhythmically, glides front/back with kick for 5m and swim 10m continuously. An introduction to front crawl and back swim with shoulder roll. Deep-water activities such as kneeling dives and surface support are practiced with emphasis on achieving endurance through a strong flutter kick towards 15m completion.

Activity Details

17123 - January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018

17124 - January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018

17126 - January 14, 2018 to March 18, 2018

17127 - January 14, 2018 to March 18, 2018

17128 - January 14, 2018 to March 18, 2018

17121 - January 18, 2018 to March 22, 2018

17122 - January 18, 2018 to March 22, 2018

17125 - January 19, 2018 to March 23, 2018

17129 - January 19, 2018 to March 23, 2018

Semi Private 5,6 | Ages 3-16

Small class size allows for a more personalized lesson. Participants will work with the instructor on focused skill level goals. Participants will learn to surface support 45 seconds, swim front crawl at least 20m, swim on back with kick 10m, swim 25m continuously. Participants will learn to swim front and back crawl at least 15m, perform the whip kick on back at least 5m, perform kneeling dive and swim 50m continuously.

Activity Details

17132 - January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018

17133 - January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018

17134 - January 18, 2018 to March 22, 2018

17135 - January 18, 2018 to March 22, 2018

Semi Private 7,8 | Ages 3-16

Small class size allows for a more personalized lesson. Participants will work with the instructor on focused skill level goals. Participants will learn to swim front and back crawl at least 25-50m, swim coordinated elementary backstroke at least 15-25m, and swim 75-150m continuously.

Activity Details

17137 - January 16, 2018 to March 20, 2018

17136 - January 18, 2018 to March 22, 2018

Semi Private 9,10 | Ages 3-16

Small class size allows for a more personalized lesson. Participants will work with the instructor on focused skill level goals. Participants will learn to swim front crawl and back crawl at least 75-100m, swim elementary backstroke and breaststroke at least 25m, swim 400m continuously, swim head first sculling on back 10m, perform a stride jump and swim 300m continuously.

Activity Details

17138 - January 18, 2018 to March 22, 2018

Starfish, Duck | Ages 4 months - 5 yrs

Starfish - 4 to 18 months of age or older, and able to hold their head up. The goals are to help babies experience buoyancy and movement through songs & play in water and to teach the parent/caregiver age-specific water safety. Duck - 18 months of age or older. Participants will perform front, back, and vertical position floats with assistance, as well as, learn how to choose and wear an appropriate Personal Flotation Device (PFD).

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Activity Details

16878 - January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018

16877 - January 16, 2018 to March 20, 2018

Sunfish, Crocodile, Whale | Ages 3-5

This program for preschool aged children will guide swimmers to complete both front and back swims independently. They will explore deep water with an aid, perform a dolphin kick and begin using rhythmic breathing. Participants will attempt to swim up to 10m.

Activity Details

16879 - January 18, 2018 to March 22, 2018

Swim Kids 1 | Ages 5-13

Participants will learn to enter shallow water safely; float and glide on the front and back without assistance, move around in a PFD, perform rhythmic breathing 3 times. Jump into chest deep water, do front and back floats and recover and swim on front for 2m.

Activity Details

16880 - January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018

Swim Kids 2 | Ages 5-13

Participants will learn to float front and back, exhale through mouth and nose, flutter kick while gliding on front and back, swim 5m continuously.

Activity Details

16881 - January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018

Swim Kids 3 | Ages 5-13

Participants will be introduced to deep water activities, breathe rhythmically 10 times, glide front/back with kick for 5m and swim 10m continuously.

Activity Details

16882 - January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018

Swim Kids 4 | Ages 5-13

Participants will be introduced to front crawl, and back swim with shoulder roll. Deep water activities such as kneeling dives and surface support are practiced. Emphasis on achieving endurance through a strong flutter kick towards 15m completion.

Activity Details

16883 - January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018

Swim Kids 5 | Ages 5-13

Participants will learn to surface support 45 seconds, swim front crawl at least 20m, swim on back with kick 10m, swim 25m continuously.

Activity Details

16884 - January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018

Swim Kids 6 | Ages 5-13

Participants will learn to swim front and back crawl at least 15m, perform the whip kick on back at least 5m, perform kneeling dive and swim 50m continuously.

Activity Details

16885 - January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018

Swim Kids 7,8 | Ages 5-13

Participants will learn to swim front and back crawl at least 25-50m, swim coordinated elementary backstroke at least 15-25m, and swim 75-150m continuously.

Activity Details

16886 - January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018

Swim Kids 9,10 | Ages 5-13

Participants will learn to swim front crawl and back crawl at least 75-100m, swim elementary backstroke and breaststroke at least 25m, swim 400m continuously, swim head first sculling on back 10m, perform a stride jump and swim 300m continuously.

Activity Details

16887 - January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018

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