|Monthly Registration Dates 2023||FAC Members/Residents||Non-residents|
|March Lessons||February 6||February 8|
|April Lessons||March 20||March 22|
|May Lessons||April 17||April 19|
One-to-One Private Lessons
Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings
Monday and Wednesday mornings, Monday and Wednesday evenings, and Saturday mornings
Registration for swim lessons opens at 5:00am on the dates listed above. This season, our swim lesson registration process has changed slightly to make things easier and smoother. Here's how to dive into the new process:
- Browse class listings here.
- Choose the skill level, date, and time.
- Follow the steps to complete your registration or add additional classes to your cart.
If you have any questions, please contact Mike Taylor in our Aquatics team.
Which swim level is right for my child?
We also offer free swim assessments with one of our certified swim instructors. They will evaluate your child's current water skills to determine which level is best for them. Assessments are NOT required to enroll in swim lessons. For more information and to schedule an assessment time contact Michael Taylor.
Swim Lesson Levels
Parent & Child (2-3 yrs.)
The purpose of the Parent and Child Aquatic program is to help young children become comfortable in and around the water so they are ready to learn to swim. While the class is designed to raise the comfort level of the child, it is also intended to educate the parent or caregiver in basic water skills so they are better equipped to aid in their child’s aquatic education. Children will work with instructors on taking direction to help transition from parent and child to preschool swim classes.
Preschool (3-5 yrs.)
The Preschool class will teach the fundamentals of water safety, buoyancy, breath control, swimming on front and back, changing direction and water entry and exit. This class will be divided into three separate skill groups (beginner, intermediate and advanced) on the first day.
Level 2 (6-12 yrs.)
The objective of Level 2 is for students to propel themselves unsupported on their front and back using coordinated arm and leg action (front crawl and back crawl). They will also learn to front and back float and recover to a vertical position without support. Treading water and rotary/side breathing are also introduced.
Level 3 (6-12 yrs.)
To enroll in this level, students must be able to demonstrate the skills listed in Level 2 without assistance. The objective of Level 3 is to continue improvement on front crawl with rotary/side breathing, back crawl, and treading water. Students will also be introduced to and are expected to master: elementary backstroke, dolphin kick, and breaststroke kick.
Level 4 (6-12 yrs.)
To enroll in this level, students must be able to demonstrate the skills listed in Level 3. The objective of this level is to continue improvement on the front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, and treading water. In addition, students will be introduced to and are expected to master the timing/coordination for the breaststroke and butterfly. Students will also learn compact jumps and demonstrate swimming 25 yards.
Level 5 (6-14 yrs.)
To enroll in this level, students must be able to show competency in breathing and execution of all four major strokes (front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, and butterfly) as well as the elementary backstroke. The objective of this level is to continue improvement on the front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. Students will be swimming distances up to and exceeding 50 yards to refine each stroke over a water depth of 8 feet. This level will introduce flip turns, open turns, sidestroke, and expand on personal water safety tips.
Level 6 (6-14 yrs.)
To enroll in this level, students must be able to show an effective and proficient stroke as well as the appropriate turns in the following: freestyle 75 yards, backstroke 50 yards, breaststroke 50 yards and butterfly 25 yards. Students should also be prepared to show mastery of the elementary backstroke, side stroke, and surface dives. The objective of Level 6 is to refine the four major strokes. Students will combine strokes and turns in order to swim with more ease, efficiency, and build endurance over longer distances.
Adult (13+ yrs.)
Each student's experience in the water may range from no formal training, a desire to increase stroke proficiency, or a need to gain knowledge in aquatics for training purposes. This class will teach the fundamentals of water safety, buoyancy, breath control, front crawl with rotary/side breathing, and more. Participants should come to class with goals in mind on what they want to achieve during the session.