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Summer 2023 Swim Lesson Registration Information

Registration opens on Tuesday, May 16, at 9 am.

How to Register:

  1. Click Register
  2. “Sign In” to your account (top right corner)
  3. In the search bar, type the lessons you’re looking for:
    1. Swim: Parent Tot
    2. Swim: Lessons Preschool
    3. Swim: Lessons Level 1
    4. Swim: Lessons Level 2
    5. Swim: Lessons Level 3
    6. Swim Conditioning
  4. Select your session
  5. Checkout

Preschool-Aged Swimmers: 

Swimmers 4-5 years old will be enrolled in preschool lessons and do not need to attend an assessment.  You must be 5 years old by June 1 to enroll in levels 1-2. The lower student-to-instructor ratios are developmentally appropriate for that age range.

Swim Lesson Information / Pricing

All of our swim lessons are taught by American Red Cross-certified instructors and conducted within Red Cross standards. All lessons are inclusive. All swim lessons are held at the May Nissen Swim Center. Our lessons run Monday through Thursday during each session date. No class on July 4th, session 2 has been pro-rated appropriately.

LessonClass LengthClasses Per SessionAgeRes/NR
Parent Tot25 min8 classes6mo-4 yrs$84/$94
Preschool Lessons25 min8 classes4-5 yrs$84/$94
Group Levels 1-325 min8 classes5-12 yrs (Level 3: 7-12 yrs)$84/$94
Swim Conditioning45 min8 classes7-12 yrs$84/$94
Private Lessons25 min8 classes3 years and older$200/$220

Swim Lesson Session Dates

Swim Lesson SessionSession Dates
Session 16/19-6/29
Session 27/3-7/13
Session 37/17-7/27
Session 47/31-8/10
View Swim Lesson Schedule 

Morning Lesson Schedule

Morning Lessons9am9:30am10am10:30am11am11:30am12pm
Level 1xxxxxx
Level 2xxxxxx
Level 3xxxxxx
Swim Conditioningxxx
Private Lessonxxxxxx
Parent Totx

Evening Lesson Schedule

Evening Lessons4:30pm5:00pm5:30pm6:00pm6:30pm
Level 1xxxx
Level 2xxxx
Level 3xxxx
Private Lessonxxxx
Parent Totx


Free Swim Assessments Begin April 1, 2023

To place students in the correct level, we're offering free swim assessments beginning April 1 at the RLAC. You will need to contact Aquatics to make an appointment at 925-373-5750 or email us at

If you've taken lessons elsewhere, please call us at 925-373-5750 or email us at Aquatics staff can discuss the best level based on your previous swim lesson experience. 

If you've never taken lessons, we encourage you to stop by for an assessment or sign up for level 1 to take the introductory lesson. Check out our swim lesson description below.


Class Descriptions:

Parent Tot 

Parent-Child (6 months-4 years)

Our parent and child swim lessons are designed to create an enjoyable, non-threatening environment for infants and toddlers to be comfortable in, and around the water with parental support. An adult must 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 and basic swim lesson skills. This class is held in a group setting up to 15 other infants or toddlers.

Pre School 

Preschool (4 years to 5 years)

Our Preschool swim lessons are developed and designed around swim participants between four (4) to five (5) years of age. These custom, hands-on swim lessons are a four (4) 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 the swim instructor's recommendations.

Level 1: Sea Turtle 

Level 1: Sea Turtle (5 years to 12 years)

Our group swim lesson Level 1 is an introduction to basic swimming skills. Each class has a six (6) to one (1) student-to-instructor ratio. Participants will be introduced to the aquatic environment, and develop independence and water competency.

They will learn the following skills: blowing bubbles, holding their breath, retrieving a submerged object, and learning the basic minimum skills needed to be safe in and around water.

Level 2: Squid 

Level 2: Squid (5 years to 12 years)

Our group swim lesson, Level 2 is designed to develop fundamental aquatic skills. Each class has a six (6) to one (1) student-to-instructor ratio. Each swimmer will participate in fun, engaging, and challenging swimming skills to continue progressing toward being an independent swimmer. Some class skills include: independently floating on their front and back, independent front and back glides, front crawling with arms and legs, and retrieving an object underwater.

Level 3: Eel 

Level 3: Eel (7 years to 12 years)

Our group swim lesson, Level 3 focuses 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 seven (7) to one (1) student-to-teacher ratio. Swimmers will participate in fun, engaging, and challenging swimming skills to continue to develop their stroke to become safer and better swimmers.

Some class skills include swimming front crawl for 15 yards, treading water for 30 seconds, and swim elementary backstroke for 15 yards.

Swim Conditioning 

7-12 years (Grouped by age)

Passed level 3 and looking to build your endurance? Get in shape with our swim conditioning class. Along with general workouts, there will be instructions on stroke techniques. This class is 45 minutes long.


Ability to swim 25 yards comfortably and tread water for 30 seconds or pass Learn-to-Swim Level 3.

Private Lesson 

Private Swimming Lessons (3+ years)

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 specifically catered to each participant. These custom, hands-on swim lessons are a (1) to one (1) student-to-teacher ratio. Classes may be held in either pool depending on the participant's request, availability, and the swim instructor's recommendations.