Lesson Types



Private Lessons

  • One-on-one instruction
  • 20 minutes once per week
  • For ages 2 years and older
  • Open to swimmers of all ability levels; no skill prerequisites
  • Lessons focus on water safety or mechanics, depending on the swimmer’s individual needs and current ability level
  • Parents do not get in the water, regardless of the swimmer’s age
  • Swimmers are not required to be potty-trained
  • Goggles are required for watersafe swimmers

Group Lessons

Infant/Toddler Lessons

  • Group baby-and-parent class: a parent/guardian (or other adult designee) MUST be in the water with each swimmer
  • 30-minute class once per week
  • Swimmers are not required to be potty-trained.


Ages 6 months to 2 years

  • Focuses on acclimating youngsters to being in the water and practicing proper body position/floating
  • Teaches water safety practices and techniques to parents

Softshells (Intro Class)

Ages 2 to 4

  • Focuses on introduction to water safety skills
  • Swimmers are not required to be potty-trained.
  • This group has been designed with swimmers who have a fear of strangers in mind, who are capable of practicing the skills, but not ready to go alone with an instructor.



Leveled Group Lessons

  • Levels 1, 2, & 3: Small-group (4:1) instruction 30 minutes once per week
  • Level 4: Team-like instruction—larger group (8 maximum) and instructor coaches from deck—45 minutes once per week
  • Swimmers MUST be:
    • watersafe (able to surface unassisted & stay afloat independently—., without a life vest, “swimmies,” etc.)*
    • comfortable in/unafraid of the water
    • potty-trained
  • Parents do not get in the water.
  • All Levels require goggles; Level 4 also requires fins.

Green Turtles (Level One)

Ages 3-6

To be eligible for Green Turtles, a swimmer MUST be:

  • watersafe: able to stay afloat independently
    •  i.e.: without a life vest, swimmies, floaties, etc
  • able to surface unassisted after jumping/falling in
  • comfortable in (unafraid of) the water
  • able (or willing to try) to put face in/go underwater



Loggerheads (Level Two)

Ages 5-7

To be eligible for Loggerheads, swimmers should:

  • Be able to float on their back independently
  • Be able to swim at least 10 feet on their stomach with their face in
  • Have an interest in learning butterfly



Leatherheads (Level Three)

Ages 6-9

To be eligible for Leatherbacks, swimmers should:

  • Be able to swim at least a:half-lap of freestyle AND backstroke
  • Have an understanding of butterfly
  • Have an interest in learning breaststroke



Terrapins (Level 4)

Ages 7-10

  • For experienced swimmers
  • Transitions swimmers from traditional Lesson instruction to swim team-type coachin
  • To be eligible for Terrapins, swimmers should:
    • Have a basic understanding of all four strokes
    • Be able to swim a full lap of freestyle and backstroke
    • Be able to swim a half-lap of butterfly and breaststroke
    • Have an interest in progressing toward Swim Team





To maintain homogenized classes and allow the Lessons to run smoothly for all swimmers, please adhere to the eligibility criteria for Leveled Group Lesson placement. Thank you!

  • If your swimmer falls somewhere between two Levels skill-wise, then please choose the lower of the two Levels to start.
  • If your child does not meet the eligibility requirements for his/her age-group Level, then please enroll him/her in Private Lessons

IMPORTANT NOTE regarding LEVEL 1-4 Group Lessons:

  • For our swimmers’ safety, we cannot accept liability for Leveled Group Lesson swimmers who are not watersafe. PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER A NON-WATERSAFE SWIMMER FOR LEVELED GROUP LESSONS. If a swimmer who is NOT watersafe enrolls in Level 1-4 Group Lessons, then s/he will be removed from the class for safety reasons and no refund/credit will be given.