We provide swimming classes for swimmers of all ages and skill levels including private and semi-private lessons.
Youth Swim Lessons
Group lessons are available for children ages 2 and up on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6–8 pm. You don’t need to pay a CRC day use fee unless you choose to use the facilities for yourself.
Moon Snail (Pre-Level 1 Equivalent)
Starfish (Level 1 Equivalent)
In Starfish, through activities and games swimmers will be strengthening their front and back swimming skills. In order to pass into Geoduck, swimmers must be able to consistently swim 5 yards (wall to flags) on their front and back without assistance and comfortably put their face in the water.
Geoduck (Level 2 Equivalent)
Geoduck swimmers will begin learning crawl stroke, backstroke, and elementary whip kick as well as beginning work on dives. In order to pass into Jellyfish swimmers must be able to consistently swim 5 yards of crawl stroke and backstroke unassisted as well as perform a knee dive properly into deep water.
Jellyfish (Level 3 Equivalent)
Jellyfish swimmers will be refining crawl stroke and backstroke, learning elementary backstroke and whip kick and will continue to work on proper dive technique. In order to pass to Anemone swimmers must be able to consistently swim 25 yards of crawl stroke and backstroke and 25 yards of elementary backstroke with proper technique as well as tread water for one minute in deep water.
Anemone (Level 4 Equivalent)
Anemone swimmers will be perfecting crawl stroke and backstroke, learning breaststroke, dolphin kick, and flip turns. This level is where we begin swimming more distance in learned strokes to improve endurance. In order to pass into Sea Dragon swimmers must be able to swim 50 yards of freestyle with bilateral breathing, 50 yards of backstroke, 25 yards of breaststroke, tread water for 2 minutes, dolphin kick for 25 yards, and display basic open and flip turns.
Sea Dragon (Level 5 Equivalent)
Sea Dragon swimmers will continue to refine and streamline crawl stroke, backstroke, and breaststroke. They will learn butterfly and continue working on racing turns. This level is where we push endurance as well as perfect technique. In order to pass to Megalodon swimmers must be able to swim 100 yards each of freestyle and backstroke with flip turns, 50 yards of breaststroke with open turns, 25 yards of butterfly, and tread water for 2 minutes.
Megalodon (Level 6 Equivalent)
Megalodon swimmer will be gaining endurance and running sets in freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. Swimmers will learn block starts and will streamline strokes for racing.
Private and Small Group Swim Lessons
Private and semi-private half-hour lessons are available for adults and children.
If you have a group of friends or family who want to improve their swimming together, we can arrange a time for you to work with an instructor. You’ll work together on your shared swimming goals.
You can also arrange for fully private lessons. Whether you’ve never gone swimming before or are prepping for a triathlon, we can match you with an instructor who can help.
All of our instructors have competitive swim experience as well as many years working as swim instructors using the Red Cross curriculum. Several instructors have experience working with people with disabilities as well.
You can pay for three, five, or eight sessions; select an option below to register online. You’ll also need to complete a separate registration form to help us select an instructor and determine your session times.
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Lifeguard instruction and First Aid & CPR courses are also available.