Swim Lessons

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About Our Lessons

Public health authorities and all of us at the City of Santa Rosa realize how important swim lessons are for teaching your children to be safe in, on, and around the water. Swim lessons in our heated pools teach children life-saving skills and allow them to stay healthy and active. COVID-19 safety precautions, including social distancing requirements and rigorous sanitation, have been incorporated into our swim lesson programs to ensure a safe and beneficial experience for you and your child.

COVID Safety Precautions

  • An accompanying adult (age 16+) for each child must be in the water for all group or individual lessons. 
  • We are currently only able to offer lessons in water up-to 3 feet deep for children between the ages of 3 months to 9 years old and any ability level from Parent Child through Level 2.
  • Classes are taught by friendly, knowledgeable instructors with training to address current social distancing protocols. 
  • Upon arrival, you and your child will be assigned to a specific area where you will maintain an 8-foot distance from other swimmers.
  • To meet local health and safety protocols, our locker rooms and front desk/lobby area will remain closed. 
  • Please arrive at least five minutes before your scheduled start time dressed in proper swim attire. 
  • While we will miss seeing your smiles, please arrive and depart wearing your face covering (face coverings are required of children and adults except when in the water).

Questions and FAQs

If you have additional questions, please click here to view our swim lesson FAQ's, or call us at 707-543-3760 ext 3.

Swim Lessons Information & Schedules

Spring and fall sessions consist of four lessons (two days a week, for two weeks) and each lesson runs approximately 20 minutes. Lesson fee is $35 (S.R. Resident $25).

  • To view a full list of our spring swim lessons, please click here.
  • Summer sessions are being developed. The format of these offerings will depend upon public health orders and protocols in effect at the time.

Choose Your Swim Lesson Class

See swim lesson levels and ages below. Click on the corresponding level title to view more information, availability and to register online. If you have questions about which level to register for, please contact us at 707-543-3760 ext. 3. All participants must be the required age by the first day of class.

Parent / Child

Ages: 6 months - 3 years

Waterfrogs

Ages: 4 - 5 years

Level 2

Ages: 5 - 9 years

Tadpoles

Ages: 3 - 5 years

Sea Stars

Ages: 6 - 9 years

Private Swim Lessons

Ages: 3 - 11 years

Important Information

  • No front desk registration is available. Please register online or by phone.
  • 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.
  • Arrive at least five minutes before your reservation time. Upon arrival, please line up in the designated area in front of the facility, making sure to maintain proper social distance from others.
  • 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.
  • For more information, read our Swim Lesson FAQs.

CONTACT US

Finley Aquatic Center
Office Hours
M-F 8am – 4pm
2060 West College Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

707-543-3760

Ridgway Swim Center
Office Hours
M-F 9am – 4pm
455 Ridgway Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
 
707-543-3421

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