Swim Lessons

Kids with swim teacher

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

  • 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.
  • To meet local health and safety protocols, face coverings must be worn while indoors, including locker rooms. 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).
  • Please arrive at least five minutes before your scheduled start time dressed in proper swim attire.


If you have additional questions, please call us at 707-543-3760 ext 3.

Swim Lessons Information & Schedules


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

  • To view a full list of our fall/winter swim lessons, please click here

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.


Ages: 6 months - 3 years


Ages: 4 - 5 years

Level 2

Ages: 5 - 9 years

Level 4

Ages: 6+

Level 6 - Fitness Swimmer

Ages: 6+


Ages: 10 - 15 years


Ages: 3 - 5 years

Sea Stars

Ages: 6 - 9 years

Level 3

Ages: 6+

Level 5

Ages: 6+

Level 6 - Lifeguard Preparedness

Ages: 6+

Adult Beginner

Ages: 16+

Private Swim Lessons

Ages 3 - 11 years

Important Information

  • 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.
  • 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.


Finley Aquatic Center
Office Hours
M-F 6am – 8pm
Sat/Sun 9am – 1pm

2060 West College Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401


Ridgway Swim Center
Office Hours
M-F 9am – 4pm
Sat/Sun 9am 1pm
455 Ridgway Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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