Swim Lessons

The Aquatic Training Center will be closed until the beginning of June 2022. This is due to some unforeseen mechanical issues. Swim lessons and swim evaluations have been temporarily paused until the pool is reopen. We are working on quickly resolving these issues. Thank you.

Session Dates

Session 2 July 5th- July 23rd
Session 3July 25th- August 13th
Session 4August 15th- September 3rd
Session 5September 6th- September 24th
Classes will be held Mondays & Wednesday, Tuesdays & Thursdays, and Saturdays.

Registration Dates

Swim Evaluations are required for all new participants prior to registration.

Evaluations are performed during Lap Swim hours. Please visit our website for  the hours. A lifeguard will conduct the assessment  from outside of the pool. We recommend a swim evaluation if the child has not participated in group lessons in the last two years.

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Session 2June 27thJune 27th
Session 3July 18thJuly 20th
Session 4August 8thAugust 10th
Session 5August 22ndAugust 24th

Registration dates will vary based on session start date.

Registration dates and times will be Monday/Tuesday 7:00am- 5:00pm, Wednesday 7:30am- 7:30pm, and Thursdays 8:30pm- 5:30pm. All participants must pay by the following dates or they will be removed.

Pre Swim Team

This is an advanced class for competitive swimming that will run year round. The swimmer is learning proper skills, turns, and finishes through workouts, drills, and exercises to advance their swimming abilities. Swimmers are educated in terminology, pace clocks, wall work, and specific swimming events. The instructor/student ratio is 1 to 10.

Classes will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00 pm- 5:00 pm.

*All participants will be required to complete one lap of freestyle as well as one lap of backstroke efficiently before being able to join the class. All evaluations will be held throughout each month Monday- Thursday from 4:00 pm– 5:00 pm.*

Pre- Swim Prices

Prices below are a monthly fee. Parents are expected to pay this fee on or before the first class day of the month.

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$175$169$163
All Veterans & Military must show a valid proof of identification.


If the above dates and times do not fit your schedule please contact the Aquatic Office at (562)795-2628 to speak with a supervisor. To expedite the registration process please print and fill out
the 2021 registration form found above.

Registration takes place ONLY In-House at the Aquatic Training Center


A class must have a minimum of three (3) participants in order to occur. MWR has the right to cancel a class due to low participation and registrants will receive a full refund.

REGISTRATION & POLICIES

  • A week before the end of each session, our swim instructors will provide participants with a report card informing them of the recommended class level to take in the next session. Once given the report card, you must register to the level which was recommended by the swim instructor.
  • Missed Class Policy: Missed lessons are not credited or refunded.
  • Cancellation Policy: If MWR must cancel a class/lesson, we will schedule a makeup lesson accordingly. In the event a swim instructor is absent or we experience a problem with the pool/facility, we will make every effort to contact you prior to your class. If a substitute instructor is available, the class will be taught as scheduled and no makeup lesson will be offered.
  • Vacations: Please understand the swim instructors are there to teach the participant, for the reserved class time, even if the participant does not show up. It is your responsibility to schedule your lesson in a time that fits your schedule. If you need to be to removed from the class roster for an extended period of time due to travel, please call the office for guidelines.
  • Illnesses: A refund may be issued due to illness or injury of the participant. Authorized documentation will be required.
  • Holidays: Makeup lessons will not be offered for holidays. We will close for Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day. MWR will prorate those months accordingly.
  • Refunds: Must be submitted to the Aquatics office and are subject to review by Recreation Coordinator. A $10.00 service fee, per participant, per class, will be issued. Once notified of approval, no later than 30-days to retrieve the refund.

GROUP CLASS LEVELS

Class Schedules: Days and times are subject to change.

TODDLERS (6 months-3 years)

STARFISH (Parent & Child): Class requires an adult, must know how to swim, to accompany the child in the water. Child must wear swim diapers. Through songs and games we create a safe, comfortable, and fun atmosphere for learning. Swimmers are beginning to learn socialization skills, water safety and motor skills while exploring breath control, balance and buoyancy. The instructor/student ratio is 1 to 6.

JELLYFISH (Toddlers 2-3 years): Class requires swim evaluation or pass from Parent & Child class. This is an introduction to group classes without parent/guardian in the water with child. Children are learning water safety skills, horizontal flotation on front and back, breath control, refine motor skills, and begin submersion. The instructor/student ratio is 1 to 3.

PRE-SCHOOL (3-5 years)

SEAHORSE (Level 1): This is an introduction class for beginners. Children are learning water safety skills, horizontal flotation on front and back, breath control, refine motor skills, and begin submersion. The instructor/student ratio is 1 to 4.

CLOWNFISH (Level 2): The swimmer is comfortable in the water and able to float on front and back unassisted. Children are learning to streamline, proper propulsion, arm strokes, and proper kicking technique for freestyle/backstroke and elementary backstroke. The instructor/student ratio is 1 to 4.

BELUGA (Level 3): The swimmer is independent in the water and able to swim 15-feet unassisted. Children are improving breath control, stroke timing with head and body rotation, and developing freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke. The instructor/student ratio is 1 to 4.

SCHOOL-AGE (6-13 years)

Level 1: This is an introduction class for beginners. Children are learning water safety skills, horizontal flotation on front and back, breath control, refine motor skills, and begin submersion, streamline, proper propulsion, arm strokes, and proper kicking technique for freestyle/backstroke and elementary backstroke. The instructor/student ratio is 1 to 4.

Level 2: The swimmer is comfortable in the water, able to float on front and back unassisted and swim 15-feet assisted. Swimmers are gaining strength, side breathing, stroke timing with head and body rotation, and developing freestyle/backstroke. The instructor/student ratio is 1 to 5.

Level 3: The swimmer is independent in the water and able to swim unassisted. Swimmers continue to perfect freestyle and backstroke while building their strength and endurance. New skills introduced including: breaststroke, beginning diving skills and treading water. The instructor/student ratio is 1 to 5.

Level 4: Swimmers are developing their newfound skill in breaststroke and utilizing their core body strength with arms and stroke. New skills introduced including: dolphin kicking and assisted standing dives. The instructor/student ratio is 1 to 5.

Level 5: Swimmers apply and coordinate balance, buoyancy and body position to improve efficiency. The swimmer learns butterfly and cultivates dives and turns. The instructor/student ratio is 1 to 6.

Level 6: Swimmers are now proficient in freestyle, backstroke and skilled in breaststroke and butterfly. The swimmer is learning how to refine their body positioning and how to effectively incorporate their arms, utilizing the momentum of the stroke to its maximum. The instructor/student ratio is 1 to 6.

ADULT (14+ years)

Beginner-Intermediate: This is class is for beginner to intermediate swimmers. Swimmers will learn how to comfortable in the water, breath control, horizontal flotation on front and back, and begin submersion. Swimmers are gaining strength, side-breathing, stroke timing with head and body rotation, and developing freestyle/backstroke. The instructor/student ratio is 1 to 4.

Intermediate-Advance: This is a class for intermediate to advance swimmers. Swimmers will build upon the skills they have already learned and work on refining their technique and stamina in the water. New skills introduced include breaststroke, treading water, dolphin kicking, and cultivates turns. The instructor/student ratio is 1 to 4.