Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons
Registration Opens 4/1 for residents & 4/15 for non-residents

The Aquatics Team is certified to teach Swim Lessons University, a lesson program based on the technical progression of the swimmer, while educating them on proper water safety practices. All swimmers will be issued a brightly colored bracelet that not only serves as recognition of each child's progress, but communicates the skill level of each swimmer to lifeguards, instructors and parents.

Helpful Information for Swim Lesson Registrations:

  • It is recommended children repeat the last level completed the previous summer
  • Most children remain in the same level for two or more sessions.
  • Please make sure your child has a swim suit, towel and plenty of sun block! Children in diapers are required to wear a swim diaper (available for purchase at the pool).
  • Goggles and swim caps are recommended for Goldfish level and above. 
Group Swim Lessons
Please read the class descriptions carefully and select the appropriate level for your child.
Group lessons are available for swimmers of all ages. Group Lessons are two (2) weeks, Monday-Thursday and are 30 minutes long.  Each session will have a theme to celebrate your child's swim lesson success.  Any questions or concerns about which class to enroll in, please see our Swim Lesson Placement Grid or call the Residents Services Office at (916) 933-6624 (press 0), Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm.

Starfish (Parent-Toddler)

Ages 9 - 36 months
Parents and their child work first-hand with a Swim Instructor to introduce their child to the water. Some of their first water experiences include: buoyancy, movement, and playing fun games in the water. Only one child per parent. 
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Turtles (Tiny Tots)
Ages 3 - 5
Your child will learn to "swim like a fish" through an activity-oriented lesson. Skill progressions for this level include: first-time submersion, breath control, breath holding, front kicking, back kicking, in-line kicking, and underwater swimming using a "Pop-up breath" or a "Roll-over breath". At this level students will start with a swim trainer that assists them in progressing through each skill. 
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Penguins (Pre-Beginners)
Ages 6+ (non-swimmers)
A class specifically for non-swimmers that includes precise swimming progressions such as: first-time submersion, breath control, breath holding, front kicking, back kicking, in-line kicking, and surface swim (with face in the water). At this level students will start with a swim trainer that assists them in progressing through each skill. 
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Goldfish (Beginners)
Ages 4+
A skill-oriented approach with unique swim progressions for the following: 
breath control, kicking with the kickboard, back kicking, streamline kicking, backstroke, and freestyle with side breathing. To enroll, your child should be able to comfortably swim 15 feet without the aid of a flotation device, with their face in the water, and breathing as needed. 
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Stingrays (Advanced Beginners)
Ages 5+
A drill-oriented approach with unique skill progressions for the following: breath control, kicking with the kickboard, back kicking, streamline kicking, backstroke, and freestyle with side breathing. To enroll, your child should be able to comfortably swim 25 feet without the aid of a flotation device, with their face in the water and breathing as needed. 
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Sharks/Dolphins (Intermediate/Advanced)
Ages 6+
Intermediate

A drill-oriented approach with unique skill progressions that focus on skill mastery of the breaststroke and butterfly. Limited refinement practice for freestyle and backstroke. To enroll, your child must be able to swim 50 yards (2 laps) of the backstroke and freestyle with side breathing. 
Advanced
This is for swimmers that have mastered all four strokes and are interested in moving on to swim team, water polo or lifeguarding classes. Swimmers will learn sidestroke, elementary backstroke, and trsheading water. Upon mastering these courses, your swimmer's possibilities in aquatics are endless! 
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Last Chance Swim Lessons
These one-week swim lessons are your last chance to get quality instruction before the season comes to an end so don't miss out!  Lessons are 30 minutes long for one week, Monday-Friday.

Monday-Friday, August 1-5

Starfish/Turtles: 10am, 10:35am, 11:10am, 3:30pm, 4:05pm
Goldfish/Stingrays: 10am, 10:35am, 11:10am, 3:30pm, 4:05pm
Sharks/Dolphins: 10am, 10:35am, 11:10am, 3:30pm, 4:05pm
Private: 10am, 10:35am, 11:10am, 3:30pm, 4:05pm

Monday-Friday, August 8-12
Starfish/Turtles: 3:30pm, 4:05pm
Goldfish/Stingrays: 3:30pm, 4:05pm
Sharks/Dolphins: 3:30pm, 4:05pm
Private: 3:30pm, 4:05pm

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Follow Safer 3 for Water Safety!

The Aquatics Staff are committed to educating the community that drowning is preventable by following the Safer 3 Method. Safer Water! Safer Kids! Safer Response! This philosophy is implemented through the District's swim lesson programs, special pool events, and recreational swim. Please visit the website www.stopdrowningnow.org or ask CSD staff for more information.