Swim lessons offered through Community Education are designed to teach participants lifelong swimming skills and provide training in basic water safety and how to help a swimmer in distress. In addition to the skills outlined under each level, swim lesson courses are intended to provide a positive learning experience so participants can feel comfortable and enjoy the water safely.
Community Education swimming lessons are progressive, with each level building on skills, technique and endurance acquired as the levels advance. Mastery and completion of ALL skills is required in order to advance on to the next level-no exceptions!
Lessons take place at Discovery Middle School Pool (510 North McKay Avenue). Limited Private Lessons available, see Private Lessons
Level placement is critical and key to your swimmer's success in any given level! Swimmers should be placed in a level that fits not only their swimming ability, but also their level of comfort with the water. Instructors will utilize the first day of lessons for skill level assessment, HOWEVER; all efforts to properly place swimmers in an appropriate level should be done prior to, or at, registration.
Community Education may not have the ability to move swimmers to a different level, as a more appropriate class may be full or offered at a different time or date. Community Education keeps track of level placement year to year- if you are unsure of your child's placement, please call the office and speack with the Aquatics Coordinator.
A Note About Your Child's Class Placement:
Please understand that all children acquire skills at different rates. Age is often a convient marker used to understand and measure motor skill development, however; an increase in age does not automatically result in improvement or acquisistion of a skill. Differences in body size, knowledge, skills, learning styles, personalities, and experiences all affect individual skill development. It should be expected a child will repeat any given level several times before fully mastering all skills required at that level. Age prerequisites for PS1, PS2, and B1 are still in place and enforced.