Swim Lessons

Achieve and master new skills and strokes while having fun swimming and gaining confidence with America’s favorite swim instructor. Our swim lessons are taught by trained, qualified swim instructors.

As America’s favorite swim instructor and leader in water safety we’ve committed to inspiring your swimmer to meet goals, take challenges, and grow in confidence and abilities. And with our low student-to-instructor ratio your child will receive plenty of personal attention. All instructors and lifeguards are trained to deliver the optimal swim and water safety experience with the best techniques to strengthen your swimmer’s skills all year long.

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Swim Lesson Offerings

Led by an instructor, get in the pool with your child and learn lifesaving information. Build memories through games that teach your child pre-swim skills while achieving comfort in the water. Swimmer must be at least 6 months old on first day of class and be able to control head movement.

PARENT/CHILD A: WATER DISCOVERY

Ages 6 Months – 36 Months

Accompany your child while they gain comfort in the water and develop essential swim readiness skills through a fun, confidence-building experience. • 30 minutes • Waterproof diaper required for those not potty trained • 6:1 student-to-instructor ratio

PARENT/CHILD B: WATER EXPLORATION

Ages 6 Months – 36 Months

Through water exploration and guidance from an instructor, work in the pool with your child on basic swim body positions, floating, blowing bubbles and fundamental safety and swim skills. • 30 minutes • Waterproof diaper required for those not potty trained • 6:1 student-to-instructor ratio

PRESCHOOL 1 & YOUTH 1: WATER ACCLIMATION

Ages 3-5 years & 6-12 years

Designed for beginner swimmers to help your child gain comfort in underwater exploration and develop independent movement with aid from an instructor as well as how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water. • 30 minutes; Goggles recommended • 4:1 student-to-instructor ratio

PRESCHOOL 2 & YOUTH 2: WATER MOVEMENT

Ages 3-5 years & 6-12 years

Develop skills focused on independent floating and gliding in the water while continuing to build upon basic self-rescue skills performed unassisted. • 30 minutes; Goggles recommended • 4:1 student-to-instructor ratio

Pre-requisites Pass Stage 1: Water Acclimation or ability to perform these skills:

  • Go under water and comfortable opening eyes without goggles
  • Float on front and back with minimal assistance
  • Jump in the pool, submerge and return to the wall with assistance

PRESCHOOL 3 & YOUTH 3: WATER STAMINA

Ages 3-5 years & 6-12 years

Learn rhythmic breathe control, arm and leg integrated movement, how to propel forward on front and back, as well as how to swim to safety from longer distances while practicing skills and techniques in deeper water. • 30 minutes; Goggles recommended • 4:1 student-to-instructor ratio

Pre-requisites Pass Stage 1: Water Acclimation or ability to perform these skills:

  • Go under water & comfortable open eyes without goggles
  • Float on front and back with minimal assistance
  • Jump in the pool, submerge and return to the wall with assistance

PRESCHOOL 4 & YOUTH 4: STROKE INTRODUCTION

Ages 3-5 years & 6-12 years

Develop stroke techniques for the front and back crawl, breaststroke kick, and butterfly kick. Water safety is reinforced through practicing safety techniques in deeper water such as treading water and elementary back stroke. • 30 minutes; Goggles recommended • 4:1 student-to-instructor ratio Pre-requisites Pass Stage 3: Water Stamina or ability to perform these skills:

  • Submerge and retrieve an object in chest deep water
  • Swim front crawl 15 yards while taking a breath unassisted
  • Swim-float-swim 15 yards unassisted
  • Jump in and tread water for 30 seconds unassisted
  • Swim to wall and exit unassisted

YOUTH 5: STROKE DEVELOPMENT

Ages 6-12 years

Build stamina in the front and back crawl through stroke technique drills, while learning all major competitive strokes including the breaststroke and butterfly. Water Safety is reinforced through building endurance techniques in treading water and sidestroke. • 40 minutes; Goggles recommended • 4:1 student-to-instructor ratio Pre-requisites Pass Stage 4: Stroke Introduction or ability to perform these skills:

  • Front crawl and back crawl 25 yards unassisted
  • Swim breaststroke kick and butterfly kick 15 yards unassisted
  • Tread water using multiple kicks for 1 minute unassisted

YOUTH 6: STROKE MECHANICS

Ages 6-12 years

Enhance endurance in competitive strokes while developing skills related to competitive swim such as flip turns. Discover how to incorporate swimming into a lifelong healthy lifestyle while refining skills and building endurance in deep water. • 40 minutes; Goggles recommended • 4:1 student-to-instructor ratio Pre-requisites Pass Stage 5: Stroke Development or ability to perform these skills:

  • Swim front crawl with bent arm recovery and rotary breathing for 25 yards
  • Swim back crawl with stroke rotation for 25 yards
  • Swim butterfly with over arm recovery
  • Swim breaststroke for 25 yards achieving stroke rhythm
  • Dive from kneeling position

AQUATIC CONDITIONING

Swimmers work on stroke refinement and work on more advanced skills while increasing distance and speed and building endurance to move to a more competitive level. Individual goals are set at the beginning of each session with personal bests logged throughout session.  

JR LIFEGUARD CLUB

The Junior Lifeguard Club teaches preteens and teens lifesaving skills and water safety for pools and waterfront sites while emphasizing teamwork and leadership. Club members gain a wide variety of skills including CPR and First Aid certifications, basic water assists, and will also spend time improving swimming endurance.

ENDURANCE, SPORTS & GAMES

The program continues to build endurance on all major competitive strokes and encourages aquatic sports and games as a part of a healthy lifestyle.

ADULT SWIM BASICS

For those adults not fully comfortable around water and looking to learn the basic strokes and skills to build confidence and be more comfortable with water activity.  Swimmers will focus on basic techniques with the use of floatation devices to gain knowledge of basic breathing techniques and basic strokes such as front paddle, side paddle, and back paddle.

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ADULT STROKE INTRODUCTION

Develop stronger strokes, improve endurance with helpful techniques to develop comfortable movement in the water.  Start moving into rhythmic breathing and all around confidence in the water.  Introduction to freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke and resting strokes.

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ADULT STROKE DEVELOPMENT

Further development of freestyle, breast stroke and backstroke.  Special attention to skills through a variety of drills with the use of lap swimming. This is good for increasing endurance and developing advanced swim skills over a longer distance with increased confidence.

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MASTERS SWIM TRAINING

Coached swim training for competitive swimmers, triathletes, open water swimmers, and those looking for a great total body workout. No competitive experience required. This program is in association with the YMCA Rays Swim Team. Offered for three 16-week sessions per year.

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Private & Semi-Private Swim Lessons

Whether you are a beginner or just looking to fine tune your competitive stroke, our certified instructors will help you achieve your goals with lessons designed to meet your needs. Swim lessons are available individually, with a partner, or in a small group. We are currently on a waitlist for our swim lessons, however, if you fill out a request form we will reach out to you when there are openings. 

Private Swim Lesson Packages

15 minute and 30 minute lessons are available by appointment only.

Private Lessons30 Minute SessionsMemberNon-Member
Tier 1 Private Lessons1 Session$22$38
Tier 1 Private Lessons5 Session$104$183
Tier 1 Private Lessons10 Sessions$198$347
Tier 1 Private Lessons20 Sessions$385$674
Tier 2 Private Lessons1 Session$25$44
Tier 2 Private Lessons5 Sessions$121$212
Tier 2 Private Lessons10 Sessions$228$398
Tier 2 Private Lessons20 Sessions$440$770
Tier 3 Private Lessons1 Session$29$51
Tier 3 Private Lessons5 Sessions$136$239
Tier 3 Private Lessons10 Sessions$257$451
Tier 3 Private Lessons20 Sessions$495$867

Semi-Private Swim Lesson Packages

15 minute and 30 minute lessons. *Pricing varies based on ratio of participants to instructor. Lessons are available by appointment only. 

Tier 1 Private Lessons30 Minute SessionsMemberNon-Member
Tier 1 Semi-Private Lessons 2:11 Session$16.50 each student$28.50 each student
Tier 1 Semi-Private Lessons 2:15 Sessions$79 each student$139 each student
Tier 1 Semi-Private Lessons 2:110 Sessions$148.50 each student$260 each student
Tier 1 Semi-Private Lessons 2:120 Sessions$291.50 each student$510 each student
Tier 1 Semi-Private Lessons 3:11 Session$13 each student$23 each student
Tier 1 Semi-Private Lessons 3:15 Sessions$63 each student$110 each student
Tier 1 Semi-Private Lessons 3:110 Sessions$119 each student$208 each student
Tier 1 Semi-Private Lessons 3:120 Sessions$231 each student$405 each student

Tier 2 Semi-Private Lessons30 Minute SessionsMemberNon-Member
Tier 2 Semi-Private Lessons 2:11 Session$18.50 each student$33 each student
Tier 2 Semi-Private Lessons 2:15 Sessions$89 each student$156 each student
Tier 2 Semi-Private Lessons 2:110 Sessions$168 each student$295 each student
Tier 2 Semi-Private Lessons 2:120 Sessions$330 each student$578 each student
Tier 2 Semi-Private Lessons 3:11 Session$15 each student$27.50 each student
Tier 2 Semi-Private Lessons 3:15 Sessions$74 each student$129 each student
Tier 2 Semi-Private Lessons 3:110 Sessions$139 each student$243 each student
Tier 2 Semi-Private Lessons 3:120 Sessions$270 each student$472 each student

Tier 3 Semi Private Lessons30 Minute SessionsMemberNon-Member
Tier 3 Semi-Private Lessons 2:11 Session$21 each student$36 each student
Tier 3 Semi-Private Lessons 2:15 Sessions$99 each student$174 each student
Tier 3 Semi-Private Lessons 2:110 Sessions$188 each student$330 each student
Tier 3 Semi-Private Lessons 2:120 Sessions$369 each student$645 each student
Tier 3 Semi-Private Lessons 3:11 Session$18 each student$31 each student
Tier 3 Semi-Private Lessons 3:15 Sessions$83 each student$146 each student
Tier 3 Semi-Private Lessons 3:110 Sessions$158 each student$277 each student
Tier 3 Semi-Private Lessons 3:120 Sessions$308 each student$539 each student