Learn-to-Swim Group Lessons
Summer Swim Lessons
For available Levels and Times, see Registration Link for Swim Lessons. *Registration opens at 9:30am on first day of registration. Classes fill quickly!
Cost: $60 City Residents
Location: Maynard Aquatic Center
Pre-Registration Swim Level Assessments
Unsure which swim level is appropriate for your child? We offer FREE personalized skill level assessments to ensure proper placement! Register for the 15-minute time slot that works best for you. Be sure to allow time to check in and visit the bathroom before your appointment!
Though skill assessments are not required, those placed in the wrong level may be subject to cancelled enrollment after Day 1 with a prorated refund. Classes fill quickly and we have no space to move participants once the session begins.
Ages 4-12 yrs by Assessment Date.
Dates offered: TBD for summer
We will make every attempt to run classes as scheduled. In situations beyond our control (weather, etc) where we must cancel a day of class, students will be offered 2 free swim passes. No makeup sessions, credits or refunds will be provided.
Class Level Descriptions and Prerequisite Skills
PARENT & CHILD
Children are familiarized with the water and taught swim readiness skills. Parents learn techniques to help orient and keep their child safe in and around water.
Prerequisites: At least 1, but no more than 2, adults to enter the water and participate with the child in the class.
PRESCHOOL 1: BEGINNER
Children are introduced to the water and start developing positive attitudes and safe practices in and around it.
PRESCHOOL 2: ADVANCED BEGINNER
Children build on and improve skills learned in Preschool 1.
Prerequisites: Ability to enter pool independently, travel 5 yds, submerge to mouth and blow bubbles, and safely exit. Glide 2 body lengths, roll to back, float 3 seconds, then recover to vertical (with assistance).
PRESCHOOL 3: INTERMEDIATE
Children increase proficiency and independent performance of basic skills learned in Preschool 1 & 2.
Prerequisites: Glide 2 body lengths, roll to back, float 15 seconds, then recover to vertical. Glide on back 2 body lengths, roll on front, recover. Swim with combined arm and leg motion for 3 body lengths, roll to back float for 15 seconds, roll to front and swim 3 body lengths (with assistance if needed).
YOUTH 1: BEGINNER - INTRO TO THE WATER
Participants are introduced to basic aquatic skills and start developing positive attitudes, effective swimming habits and safe practices around the water.
YOUTH 2: ADVANCED BEGINNER - SWIMMING FUNDAMENTALS
Children develop more confidence and gain greater independence in the water.
Prerequisites: Enter the water, travel 5 yds, bob underwater 5 times, exit water. Glide on front 2 body lengths, roll to back float, then recover to vertical (w/assistance if needed).
YOUTH 3: INTERMEDIATE - SWIM STROKE DEVELOPMENT
Participants will build on skills learned in Youth 1 & 2 to help them achieve basic water competency.
Prerequisites: Step into chest-deep water, push off the bottom, tread or float 15 seconds, roll on back and float 15 seconds, roll to front, swim for 5 body lengths using combined arm and leg motion.
YOUTH 4: ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE - SWIM STROKE IMPROVEMENT
Participants improve proficiency in performing the swimming strokes introduced in Youth 3.
Prerequisites: Jump into the water, submerge, recover to surface, tread or float 1 minute, turn in a circle, swim front crawl or elementary backstroke for 25 yds, then exit water. Ability to streamline, swim front crawl and elementary backstroke for 15 yds each.
ADULT - BEGINNER/ADVANCED BEGINNER
Adults build confidence and learn fundamental swimming skills and water safety concepts.
ADULT - INTERMEDIATE
Adults refine and improve swim strokes.
Prerequisites: Can jump into deep water, resurface, tread or float for 1 minute, swim 25 yards.