Learn to Swim

Learn to Swim Programs

Parent & Child Aquatics 1 

Learn how to safely work with your child in the water, including how to appropriately support and hold your child in the water and how to prepare and encourage your child to participate fully and try the skills. In addition, you are introduced to several water safety topics. Your child receives an introduction to basic skills that lay a foundation for learning to swim.  Recommended for ages 6 months - 3 years.

Parent & Child Aquatics 2 

Building on skills learned in Parent and Child Aquatics 1, additional & more independent skills will be introduced. Continue to learn how to safely work with your child in the water, including how to appropriately support and hold your child in the water and how to prepare and encourage your child to participate fully and try the skills. In addition, you are introduced to  several water safety topics. Your child receives an introduction to basic skills that lay a foundation for learning to swim.  Recommended for ages 1-3 years 

Preschool 1 

Preschool is designed for children 4 and 5 years of age. Participants will develop positive attitudes and safe practices around the water. Skills taught include entering the water independently, submerging the mouth and nose, blowing bubbles, front and back floats with support, gliding on front and back with support, and swimming with support on the front and back.  Recommended for ages 3-5 years. 

Preschool 2 

Participants will begin to perform skills at a slightly more advanced level than Preschool 1 and begin gaining rudimentary propulsive skills on both the front and the back. Skills taught include entering and exiting the water from a height, retrieving objects under water, independent glides and recovery, independent back floats, rolling front to back, and more. Recommended for ages 3-5 years. 

Level 1  

Participants will be introduced to basic skills as the foundation for future skills and the development of water competency. It is common for participants to participate in several sessions of Level 1 before they successfully demonstrate each skill. Skills taught include entering the water independently, bobbing, opening eyes underwater and retrieving submerged object (goggles are allowed), gliding on front and back with assistance, rolling from back floats to front floats and vice versa with assistance, and swimming on the front and back with assistance. Recommended for ages 6-12 years. 

Level 2  

Participants will begin to perform skills at a slightly more advanced level than Level 1 and begin gaining rudimentary propulsive skills on both the front and the back. This level marks the beginning of independent aquatic locomotion skills. Skills taught include treading, swimming on the front and back independently, rolling to front and back floats while swimming, and rotary breathing.  Recommended for ages 6-12 years. 

LEVEL 3 

Participants will be introduced to the scissors, dolphin, and breaststroke kicks, learn the survival float and increases the time duration for treading water, learn the rules for headfirst entries and begin to learn to enter the water headfirst from a seated position at poolside, and increase their distances swam using the front crawl and elementary backstroke. Recommended for ages 6-12 years.  

LEVEL 4 

Participants will continue to work on skills learned in Levels 1-3 and begin improving their stroke proficiency and endurance. Strokes include Front Crawl, Elementary Backstroke, Breaststroke, Back Crawl, and introductions to Butterfly Stroke, Side Stroke, and Turns at the wall. Recommended for ages 6-12 years.  

ADULT & TEEN

Participants gain basic aquatic skills and swimming strokes, including the front crawl, breaststroke and elementary backstroke. Participants also learn skills and concepts needed to stay safe around water, in addition to those needed to help themselves or others in an aquatic emergency. Recommended for ages 13 years & up. 


Private Swim Lessons

If you are interested in one on one instruction with a qualified instructor or the group sessions do not fit your needs? Private or Semi-private lessons might be best for you! Recommended ages 2.5 & up. Cost: $64 per lesson, or a pack of 5 for $275. for more information or to sign up. Lessons are on a first come, first serve basis and are subject to instructor and pool availability. Please do not purchase lessons until scheduled with an instructor. 

 30 min lesson fee: $60/$45 Member. 5 bundle of lessons $275. 

Contact: victoria.scarpitti@cogs.us