Swim Lessons

About Our Lessons


Group and individual lessons for all ages and ability levels are taught by friendly, knowledgeable instructors.

Spring and Fall sessions consist of 4 lessons (2 days a week for 2 weeks) and each lesson runs approximately 28 minutes. Spring and Fall lessons are $24 for Santa Rosa residents ($34 for non-residents).

Summer sessions (unless otherwise noted) consist of 8 lessons (2 weeks) and run approximately 28 minutes each day Monday - Thursday. Summer lessons are $48 for Santa Rosa residents ($58 for non-residents).

Choose Your Swim Lesson Class


Search the swim class details and if you have questions about which level to register for, please contact us. Participant must be the required age by the first day of class.

Class Sessions


Summer sessions (unless otherwise noted) will last for 8 days (2 weeks) and will run approximately 28 minutes each day Monday - Thursday. Participant must be the required age by the 1st day of class.

Spring and Fall sessions will last 4 days (2 days a week for 2 weeks) and will run approximately 28 minutes.

Rules


  • Participants may not make up classes, which have been missed. If your child is sick the first few days of class, they are encouraged to take remaining days.
  • We recommend that you arrive a few minutes before to check in. You must check in the first 2 days of class.
  • Save the registration receipt for presentation to the Swim Center Front desk at the first class.
  • Children registered for a class that they are not qualified for will be placed in the correct class only if there is a vacancy. If there is no vacancy, your money will be refunded. Please read the class descriptions carefully to insure your child is enrolled in the correct class.
  • If your child graduates to a higher level than you have them registered for, we will make every effort to accommodate a transfer, subject to availability. However, there may be instances where a refund is necessary.
  • Persons will not be admitted to any fee program without being registered.
  • Register early as classes fill up quickly.

Parent / Child


The parent/child class is a fun introduction to the water. Participants will work on a variety of skills in a casual setting. Water adjustment and beginner skills such as blowing bubbles, going underwater, floating, kicking and scooping will be introduced to students as well as parents. 

The program is designed to teach you to work with your child on water adjustment and introductory skills. Parent participation in the water is required.

Details

Tadpoles


No previous water experience is required for this class. Students will work on being comfortable and enjoying their time in the water. Fun, games, and imagination will be used to teach swimming skills including: 
  • Alternating Arms
  • Blowing Bubbles
  • Floating
  • Going Underwater
  • Kicking

Details

Waterfrogs


Students must be able float and glide unassisted with their face in the water and back float with assistance. Students will work on:
  • Back Floats
  • Back Crawl
  • Elementary Backstroke
  • Introductory Front Crawl

Details

Sea Stars


No previous water or swimming experience is required for this class. Students will work on a variety of skills including:
  • Back Crawl
  • Elementary Backstroke
  • Front and Back Floats
  • Front Crawl
  • Kicking
  • Submerging
  • Water Adjustment

Details

Level 2


Children must be able to swim front crawl and back crawl 5 yards. Students will work on the following:
  • Side-Breathing for Front Crawl
  • Improving Their Back Crawl
  • Elementary Backstroke Arms
Attention will be placed on skill proficiency and technique.

Details

Level 3


Teaching will emphasize improving side-breathing and endurance for front crawl. Students will be introduced to:
  • Elementary backstroke kick
  • Breaststroke kick
  • Butterfly kick
  • Sitting and kneeling dives (as pool space permits)
This course will be taught in deeper water except Ridgway afternoon Level 3 classes are held in the splash pool.

Details

Prerequisite


Children must be able to front crawl with side-breathing and back crawl for 15 yards, and elementary backstroke arms for 5 yards.

Level 4


Students will learn to coordinate breaststroke arms and kick and be introduced to butterfly. Students will work on treading water and learning to do a standing dive from the side of the pool.

Details

Prerequisite


25 yards of front crawl with excellent side-breathing, 25 yards of back crawl, 15 yards of elementary backstroke, breaststroke kick, and dolphin kick. 

Level 5


Students will improve technique and endurance on the front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, and breaststroke. Students will work on proficiency in butterfly and the sidestroke treading water, diving, and flip turns.

Details


Prerequisite

 
50 yards of front crawl and back crawl, 25 yards of the elementary backstroke, 15 yards of breaststroke and butterfly.  

Level 6 - Fitness Swimmer


The focus of this class is swimming as a lifelong fitness activity. Swimmers will continue to refine technique in all strokes and improve endurance while learning how to create their own workouts. Students will work on learning how to use fins, pull-buoys, and kickboards in their workout and how to use a pace clock, flip turns, open turns, and lap swim etiquette.

Details

Prerequisite

 
50 yards front crawl, 50 yards back crawl, 25 yards breaststroke, 25 yards butterfly. 

Level 6  - Lifeguard Preparedness


The focus of this class is on the use of swimming in lifeguarding and lifeguard skills and preparing for the Junior Lifeguard or Lifeguard programs. Swimmers will continue to refine technique in all strokes and improve endurance while learning lifeguard skills. Students will work on water entries, swimming with a rescue tube, and rescues for distressed swimmer, active drowning and passive drowning victims.

Details

Prerequisite

 
  • 50 yards front crawl
  • 50 yards back crawl
  • 25 yards breaststroke
  • 25 yards butterfly

Dolphins


The pace of the course will be based on student progress and needs. More advanced skills may also be taught including: 
  • Breaststroke
  • Sidestroke
  • Treading water
  • Kneeling and standing dives
This class is taught in 3 1/2 feet of water.

Details

Prerequisite


There is no previous water experience is required for this class. 

Skills

 
Students will work on skills including: 
  • Water adjustment
  • Floats
  • Front and back crawl
  • Elementary backstroke

Adult Beginner


Students will work on skills ranging from water adjustment and floating to front crawl, back crawl, and elementary backstroke. The pace of the course will be based on student progress and needs. This class is taught in 3 1/2 feet of water.

Details

Prerequisite


No previous water experience is required for this class.