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Robert Livermore Aquatic Center
May Nissen Swim Center
Livermore Area Recreation and Park District
Robert Livermore Community Center
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Location
4448 Loyola Way
Livermore,
CA
94550

Swim Lessons

May Nissen Swim Lessons

Little Nalu Swim Lesson Program (Coming Back for Summer 2023)

Our Summer 2022 swim lessons have come to a close. Registration for Summer 2023 lessons will begin in March 2023!

Welcome to the Livermore Area Recreation and Park District's Little Nalu Swim Lesson Program. As an authorized provider for the American Red Cross, it is our goal to provide the best aquatic training and programs to promote water safety throughout our community in a safe and fun environment. We have partnered with the American Red Cross who have developed and designed a Learn-to-Swim lesson program that we call the "Little Nalu" (Little Waves) Swim Lesson Program. Each class is tailored to the needs of our program participants so they can progress at a comfortable pace with hands-on-instruction from our instructor staff. This program focuses on building skills one step at a time, giving the opportunity to master one element before moving onto the next. Once a participant passes one of our group lesson swim levels, they will receive a certificate of completion as well as a graduation button.

Our Little Nalu swim lesson program is held at the May Nissen Swim Center with class options in either the morning or the evening. All swim lesson classes are two weeks, meeting Monday through Thursday, with a total of eight (8) twenty-five (25) minute classes. 

If you're not sure which lesson to put your child in, take a look at our Swim Lesson Descriptions . If you have specific questions, please email us at aquatics@larpd.org  or give us a call at  925-373-5750. Swim Lesson Registration will start on Wednesday, March 30, 2022

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Swim Lesson Fees
Parent Tot Res $80 / NR $90
Pre School Res $100 / MR $110
Group Swim Lessons: Level 1-4  Res $80 / NR $90
Semi-Private Res $125 / NR $135
Individual Res $200 / NR $210

Swim Lessons Descriptions

Please note: We reserve the right to move your child from the class you signed up for to one that is more developmentally appropriate. In addition, some levels may be combined to provide a more efficient class. 

Parent-Tot Swim Lessons: 6 months-4 years, 25-minute classes
Class Ratio
(Instr:Student)
Description
Parent-Tot 1:14 Our Parent and child swim lessons are designed to create an enjoyable non-threatening environment for infants and toddlers to learn to be comfortable in and around water with parent support. An adult is required to accompany each infant or toddler in the water for each swim lesson class. Adults will learn how to teach their infant or toddler important water safety skills, as well as basic swim lesson skills. This class is held in a group setting with up to 15 infants or toddlers. 
Pre School/ Semi-Private Swim Lessons,  4-12 years, 25 minute classes
Class Ratio
(Instr:Student)
Description
Preschool  1:3

Our Preschool Semi-Private swim lessons are developed and designed around swim participants who are between four (4) to five (5) years of age. These custom, hands-on swim lessons are a three (3) to one (1) student-to-teacher ratio. Classes are scheduled based on age instead of swimming ability to create an aquatic environment that is appropriate for the swim participants. Classes may be held in either pool depending on the participant's request, pool availability, and swim instructor's recommendations.

Youth Semi-Private 1:2 Our Youth Semi Private swim lessons are developed and designed around swim participants who are between five (5) to seven (7) years of age. These custom, hands-on swim lessons are a two (2) to one (1) student to teacher ratio. Classes are scheduled based off of age instead of swimming ability to create an aquatic environment that is appropriate for the swim participants. Classes may be held in either pool depending on the participant's request, pool availability, and swim instructor's recommendations.
 Semi-Private 1:2 Our Semi Private swim lessons are developed and designed around swim participants who are between seven (7) to nine (9) years of age. These custom, hands-on swim lessons are a two (2) to one (1) student to teacher ratio. Classes are scheduled based off of age instead of swimming ability to create an aquatic environment that is appropriate for the swim participants. Classes may be held in either pool depending on the participant's request, pool availability, and swim instructor's recommendations.
Learn-to-Swim Lessons, Levels 1-4: 4-12 years, 25 minute classes
Class Ratio
(Instr:Student)
Description
Level 1: Honu (Sea Turtle) 1:5 Level 1- Honu: An introduction to basic swimming skills. Each class has a five (5) to one (1) student to instructor ratio. Participants will be introduced to the aquatic environment, develop independence and water competency, and will learn the following skills: blowing bubbles, holding their breath, retrieving a submerged object, and learning the minimum basic skills needed to be safe in the water.
Level 2: Muhe'e (Squid) 1:5 Level 2 - Muhe'e: Designed to to develop fundamental aquatic skills. Each class has a five (5) to one (1) student to instructor ratio. Each swimmer will participate in fun, engaging, and challenging swimming skills to continue progress towards independent swimming. Class skills include: independently floating on their front and back, independent front and back glides, front crawl with arms and legs, and retrieving a submerged object.         
Level 3: Puhi (Eel) 1:5 Level 3 - Puhi: Focus on stroke development and introduces new swimming and water safety skills to build on what was previously learned in Level 1 and Level 2. Each class has a five (5) to one (1) student to instructor ratio. Swimmers will participate in fun, engaging, and challenging, swimming skills to continue to develop their strokes to become safer and better swimmers. Some class skills include: swimming front crawl for 15 yards, treading water for 30 seconds, and swimming elementary backstroke for 15 yards.
Level 4: Kohola kuapi'o (Humpback Whale) 1:5 Level 4 - Kohola kuapi'o: Focus on stroke development. Each class has a five (5) to one (1) student to instructor ratio. Swimmers will participate in fun, engaging, and challenging, swimming skills that will increase their stroke quality and individual confidence in the water. Some skills include: swimming front crawl for 25 yards, swimming back crawl for 15 yards, swimming breaststroke for 15 yards, and mastering front and back turns.
Individual Swim Lessons: 3 years & older, 25-minute classes
Class Ratio
(Instr:Student)
Description
Individual Swim Lessons  1:1

Our individual swim lessons are developed and designed to be structured around the participant's swimming ability. Our instructors create a specific swim lesson plan catered toward each each participant. These custom, hands-on swim lessons are a one(1) to (1) student to instructor ratio. Classes may be held in either pool depending on the participant's request, pool availability, and the swim instructor's recommendation. 

Summer 2022 Swim Lesson Classes 

Summer Registration Begins Wednesday, March 30 at 9 am! Class details are below. 

Group Swim Lessons
Session 1: 6/13-6/23
9:00am 9:30am 10:00am 10:30am 11:00am 11:30am 12:00pm 4:30pm 5:00pm 5:30pm 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm
Parent Tot 6215 D 6215 K
Pre School 6210 A 6210 B 6210 C 6210 E 6210 F 6210 G 6210 H 6210 I 6210 J 6210 L 6210 M 6210 N
Level 1 6211 A 6211 B 6211C 6211 E 6211 F 6211 G 6211 H 6211 I 6211 J 6211 L 6211 M 6211 N
Level 2 6212 A 6212 B 6212 C 6212 E 6212 F 6212 G 6212 H 6212 I 6212 J 6212 L 6212 M 6212 N
Level 3 6213 A 6213 B 6213 C 6213 E 6213 F 6213 G 6213 H 6213 J 6213 L 6213N
Level 4 6214 A 6214 B 6214 C 6214 E 6214 F 6214 G 6214 I 6214 M

Session 2: 6/27-7/7
9:00am 9:30am 10:00am 10:30am 11:00am 11:30am 12:00pm 4:30pm 5:00pm 5:30pm 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm
Parent Tot 6225 D 6225 K
Pre School 6220 A 6220 B 6220 C 6220 E 6220 F 6220 G 6220 H 6220 I 6220 J 6220 L 6220 M 6220 N
Level 1 6221 A 6221 B 6221 C 6221 E 6221 F 6221 G 6221 H 6221 I 6221 J 6221 L 6221 M 6221 N
Level 2 6222 A 6222 B 6222 C 6222 E 6222 F 6222G 6222 H 6222 I 6222 J 6222 L 6222 M 6222 N
Level 3 6223 A 6223 B 6223 C 6223 E 6223 F 6223 G 6223 H 6223 J 6223 L 6223 N
Level 4 6224 A 6224 B 6224 C 6224 E 6224 F 6224 G 6224 I 6224 M

Session 3: 7/11-7/21
9:00am 9:30am 10:00am 10:30am 11:00am 11:30am 12:00pm 4:30pm 5:00pm 5:30pm 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm
Parent Tot 6235 D 6235 K
Pre School 6230 A 6230 B 6230 C 6230 E 6230 F 6230 G 6230 H 6230 I 6230 J 6230 L 6230 M 6230 N
Level 1 6231 A 6231 B 6231 C 6231 E 6231 F 6231 G 6231 H 6231 I  6231 J 6231 L 6231 M 6231 N
Level 2 6232 A 6232 B 6232 C 6232 E 6232 F 6232 G 6232 H 6232 I 6232 J 6232 L 6232 M 6232 N
Level 3 6233 A 6233 B 6233 C 6233 E 6233 F 6233 G 6233 H 6233 J 6233 L 6233 N
Level 4 6234 A 6234 B 6234 C 6234 E 6234 F 6234 G 6234 I 6234 M

Session 4: 7/25- 8/4
9:00am 9:30am 10:00am 10:30am 11:00am 11:30am 12:00pm 4:30pm 5:00pm 5:30pm 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm
Parent Tot 6245 D 6245 K
Pre School 6240 A 6240 B 6240 C 6240 E 6240 F 6240 G 6240 H 6240 I 6240 J 6240 L 6240 M 6240 N
Level 1 6241 A 6241 B 6241 C 6241 E 6241 F 6241 G 6241 H 6241 I 6241 J 6241 L 6241 M 6241 N
Level 2 6242 A 6242 B 6242 C 6242 E 6242 F 6242 G 6242 H 6242 I 6242 J 6242 L 6242 M 6242 N
Level 3 6243 A 6243 B 6243 C 6243 E 6243 F 6243 G 6243 H 6243 J 6243 L 6243 N
Level 4 6244 A 6244 B 6244 C 6244E 6244 F 6244 G 6244 I 6244 M

Session 5: 8/8- 8/18
9:00am 9:30am 10:00am 10:30am 11:00am 11:30am 12:00pm 4:30pm 5:00pm 5:30pm 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm
Parent Tot 6255 K
Pre School 6250 H 6250 I 6250 J 6250 L 6250 M 6250 N
Level 1 6251H 6251 I 6251 J 6251L 6251 M 6251 N
Level 2 6252 H 6252 I 6252 J 6252 L 6252 M 6252 N
Level 3 6253 H 6253 J 6235 L 6253 N
Level 4 6254 I 6254 M

Semi Private Swim Lessons 

Session 1: 6/13-6/23
9:00am 9:30am 10:00am 10:30am 11:00am 11:30am 12:00pm 4:30pm 5:00pm 5:30pm 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm
Youth Semi-Private 6216 A 6216 B 6216 C 6216 E 6216 F 6216 G 6216 H 6216 I 6216 J 6216 L 6216 M 6216 N
Semi-Private 6217 A 6217 B 6017 C 6217 E 6217 F 6217 G 6217 H 6217 I 6217 J 6217 L 6217 M 6217 N

Session 2: 6/27- 7/7
9:00am 9:30am 10:00am 10:30am 11:00am 11:30am 12:00pm 4:30pm 5:00pm 5:30pm 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm
Youth Semi-Private 6226 A 6226 B 6226 C 6226 E 6226 F 6226 G 6226 H 6226 I 6226 J 6226 L 6226 M 6226 N
 Semi-Private 6227 A 6227 B 6227 C 6227 E 6227 F 6227 G 6227 H 6227 I 6227 J 6227 L 6227 M 6227 N

Session 3: 7/11- 7/21
9:00am 9:30am 10:00am 10:30am 11:00am 11:30am 12:00pm 4:30pm 5:00pm 5:30pm 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm
Youth Semi-Private 6236 A 6236 B 6236 C 6236 E 6236 F 6236 G 6236 H 6236 I 6236 J 6236 L 6236 M 6236 N
 Semi-Private 6237 A 6237 B 6237 C 6237 E 6237 F 6237 G 6237 H 6237 I 6237 J 6237 L 6237 M 6237 N

Session 4: 7/25- 8/4
9:00am 9:30am 10:00am 10:30am 11:00am 11:30am 12:00pm 4:30pm 5:00pm 5:30pm 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm
Youth Semi-Private 6246 A 6246 B 6246 C 6246 E 6246 F 6246 G 6246 H 6246 I 6246 J 6246 L 6246 M 6246 N
 Semi-Private 6247 A 6247 B 6247 C 6247 E 6247 F 6247 G 6247 H 6247 I 6247 J 6247 L 6247 M 6247 N

Session 5: 8/8- 8/18
9:00am 9:30am 10:00am 10:30am 11:00am 11:30am 12:00pm 4:30pm 5:00pm 5:30pm 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm
Youth Semi-Private 6256 H 6256 I 6256 J 6256 L 6256 M 6256 N
 Semi-Private 6257 H 6257 I 6257 J 6557 L 6257 M 6257 N

Individual Swim Lessons  

Session 1: 6/13- 6/23
9:00am 9:30am 10:00am 10:30am 11:00am 11:30am 12:00pm 4:30pm 5:00pm 5:30pm 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm
Individual 6218 A 6218 B 6218 C 6218 D 6218 E 6218 F 6218 G 6218 H 6218 I 6218 J 6218 K 6218 L 6218 M 6218N

Session 2: 6/27- 7/7
9:00am 9:30am 10:00am 10:30am 11:00am 11:30am 12:00pm 4:30pm 5:00pm 5:30pm 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm
Individual 6228 A 6228 B 6228 C 6228 D 6228 E 6228 F 6228 G 6228 H 6228 I 6228 J 6228 K 6228 L 6228 M 6228 N

Session 3: 7/11- 7/21
9:00am 9:30am 10:00am 10:30am 11:00am 11:30am 12:00pm 4:30pm 5:00pm 5:30pm 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm
Individual 6238 A 6238 B 6238 C 6238 D 6238 E 6238 F 6238 G 6238 H 6238 I 6238 J 6238 K 6238 L 6238 M 6238 N

Session 4: 7/25- 8/4 
9:00am 9:30am 10:00am 10:30am 11:00am 11:30am 12:00pm 4:30pm 5:00pm 5:30pm 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm
Individual 6248 A 6248 B 6248 C 6248 D 6248 E 6248 F 6248 G 6248 H 6248 I 6248 J 6248 K 6248 L 6248 M 6248 N

Session 5: 8/8- 8/18
9:00am 9:30am 10:00am 10:30am 11:00am 11:30am 12:00pm 4:30pm 5:00pm 5:30pm 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm
Individual 6258 H 6258 I 6258 J 6258 K 6258 L 6258 M 6258 N