Swim Lessons

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Kids with swim teacher

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 $35 (S.R. Resident $25).

Summer sessions (unless otherwise noted) consist of 8 lessons (2 weeks) and run approximately 28 minutes each day Monday - Thursday. Summer lessons are $60 (S.R. Resident $50)

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. Participant must be the required age by the first day of class.


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


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

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Parent / Child

Ages: 6 months - 3 years


Ages: 4 - 5 years

Level 2

Ages: 5 - 9 years

Level 4

Ages: 6 and up

Level 6 - Fitness Swimmer

Ages: 6 and up


Ages: 10 - 15 years


Ages: 3 - 5 years

Sea Stars

Ages: 6 - 9 years

Level 3

Ages: 6 and up

Level 5

Ages: 6 and up

Level 6  - Lifeguard Preparedness

Ages: 6 and up

Adult Beginner

Ages: 16 and up

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.
  • 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.