Youth Swim Lessons & Teams

1148 Wheeler Street | 831-899-6815
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All youth swim classes are conducted in conjunction with the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program and are taught by American Red Cross certified instructors.
Please refer to our Activities Guide for lesson and swim test dates/times.
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Parent & Tot Lessons (age 6 months - 3 years)


This is a water exploration course, not an actual swim lesson. The parent is the primary instructor for their child and is required to be in the water with them. Children must wear "lil swimmers" under their bathing suits.
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Youth Swim Lessons (age 4-14)

Swim sessions are 3-4 weeks long. Please refer to the Activity Guide for classes, dates, fees, and registration codes.

Gold Fish - Introduction to Water Skills


  • Enter independently, using either ramp, steps or side, then travel at least half of small pool.
  • Bob 10 times then safely exit water. Participants can walk or swim.
  • Glide on front at least 2 body lengths, roll to back float for 5 seconds and recover to vertical with no assistance.

Puffer Fish - Fundamentals of Aquatic Skills


  • Step in from side in chest-deep water; push off bottom, move into treading or floating position for 15 seconds; swim on front and then back for 15 yards then exit water.
  • Move into back float for 15 seconds. Roll to front then recover to vertical position.
  • Push off and swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for 10 yards roll to back, float for 15 seconds, roll to front and continue swimming for at least another 10 yards in large pool.

Whales - Stroke Development


  • Jump into deep water off the diving board, recover to surface; maintain position by treading or floating for 1 minute, rotate one full turn then orient to the exit point, and level off, swim front crawl and/or elementary backstroke for 25 yards then exit water.
  • Push off in stream lined position, then swim front crawl for 15 yards, change position and direction, swim elementary backstroke for 15 yards, then exit water.

Marlins - Stroke Improvement


  • Perform a head first/compact dive into deep water, then swim front crawl for 25 yards, change position and direction, swim elementary backstroke for 25 yards, then exit water.
  • Swim breast stroke for 25 yards, change direction and position as necessary and swim back crawl for 25 yards.
  • Submerge and swim a distance of 3 to 5 body lengths underwater without hyperventilating, return to surface, then exit the water.

Dolphins - Stroke Refinement


  • Perform a shallow angle dive into water at least 9 feet deep, swim front crawl for 50 yards, then swim elementary backstroke for 50 yards using appropriate and efficient turning styles throughout.
  • Swim breaststroke for 50 yards, change direction of travel as necessary; swim back crawl for 50 yards using appropriate and efficient turning styles throughout.
  • Swim 500 yards continuously using 3 strokes, swimming at least 50 yards of each stroke.
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Sharks -  Swim Team


Swim Team participants must be ages 4-14 years old. Participants are not required to master or perfectly execute skills as they will develop techniques and build stamina during the program. THIS IS NOT A SWIM LESSON. Participants must be able to display swimming 100 yards front and back crawl continuously while breathing to the front or side with flip turn, 50 yards breaststroke using a pull, breathe, kick, and glide sequence with open turn, 25 yard butterfly using kick, pull, breathe, and glide sequence with open turn, tread water for 2 minutes using arms and legs, 15 yard side stroke, and side dive. Swimmers do NOT need to pass level 5 (dolphin) to participate.
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Fall Registration

Residents: July 30
Non-Residents: August 1

Winter Registration

Residents: December 10
Non-Residents: December 12

Spring Registration

Residents: March 4
Non-Residents: March 6
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