Swim Classes

Parent & Child Aquatics - $30

  • Ages 6 months to 2 years
  • Eight 30-minute lessons
  • Location: All Pools
  • Register Online

Preschool Aquatics - $30

Learn To Swim - $40

Adult Aqua Aerobics - $40

  • Ages 16+
  • Use the water's natural resistance to increase cardiovascular endurance and muscle tone for a low-impact workout.
  • Our Aquatics team can design an adaptive experience for individuals with physical limitations such as arthritis or weight issues or who are recovering from injuries. Improve muscle strength, endurance, and range of motion while reducing impact on the joints. Participants need to be able to enter and exit the pool using adaptive steps. If you'd like an adaptive experience, please email Aquatics after registering for an aqua aerobics class.
  • Location: Aley and Orchard
  • Register Online

Junior Lifeguard Class - $55

  • Ages 11 to 14
  • American Red Cross Junior Lifeguard Program bridges the gap between swim lessons and lifeguard preparation. Participants will learn lifesaving skills to better prepare them to become future lifeguards.
  • Participants must pass the pre-course to continue in this class.
  • Location: College Hill
  • Register Online

Red Cross Swim Levels

Please use the descriptions below as a starting point to place your kid in the appropriate swim level. Levels will be assessed and reevaluated on the first day of lessons.

Level 1 - Introduction to Water Skills

The goal of Level 1 is to learn basic personal water safety information skills to help participants feel comfortable in the water and enjoy the water safely. Level 1 skills include: safely entering/exiting the water, blowing bubbles, bobbing, opening eyes underwater to retrieve objects, front and back floats and gliding, alternating arm and leg action, and combined stroke movement. Most skills are performed with support.

Level 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills

the goal of Level 2 is to help swimmers who have achieved comfort in the water gain familiarity with fundamental skills and achieve success with support. Level 2 focuses on teaching swimmers to float and glide on their front and back, develop simultaneous and alternating leg actions, begin fundamentals of side breathing, and lay a foundation for future strokes - all without support from the instructor.

Level 3 - Stroke Development

The goal of Level 3 is to build on previously learned skills and provide additional guided practice. Level 3 is for swimmers who are able to swim with combined strokes on the front and back. This level focuses on making swimmers comfortable and safe in deep water, teaches front crawl and elementary backstroke, builds on the fundamentals of treading water, and introduces head-first entries.

Level 4 - Stroke Improvement

The goal of Level 4 is to develop the swimmer's confidence in the strokes learned thus far and to improve other aquatic skills. Level 4 focuses on increasing endurance by swimming familiar strokes and adding sidestroke, back crawl, breaststroke, advancing head-first entries, and treading water.

Level 5 - Stroke Refinement

The goal of Level 5 is to coordinate and refine strokes. Level 5 is for swimmers who are competent in all strokes as well as basic diving techniques. Level 5 swimmers will focus on refining their stroke techniques, incorporating flip turns, increasing their swimming distance, and improving on dive entries.

Level 6 - Swimming & Swimming Proficiency: Fitness Swimmer

The goal of Level 6/Fitness Swimmer is to refine strokes so swimmers will be more at ease, efficient, powerful, and have greater endurance. Fitness Swimmer skills include circle swimming, using a pace clock, using kickboards, and an endurance swim of 500 yards.