Swim Lessons

 

Welcome to Community Programs Swim Lesson Homepage

View our current offerings under "Links" in the right hand column of the page. 


REGISTRATION: Registration for each session closes at noon on the Wednesday before the session begins so that instructors can be assigned. Classes fill quickly; therefore we suggest you register as early as possible, especially if you are trying to coordinate multiple children at the same time. Minimum enrollment required in each class and classes are subject to cancellation.

Please check the class descriptions carefully. If your child is enrolled in the wrong level, you are not guaranteed a spot in that level or the correct level - this is dependent on availability. Your child's class is only confirmed with the receipt in hand.

NOTES: Swim diapers are required for all children 3 years and younger or any child who is not potty-trained. Due to Health Department regulations, diaper changes are not allowed on the pool deck. Please use the locker rooms or restrooms on campus prior to arriving on the deck.

In the event of an unexpected pool closure, passes to Family Fun Swim will be given in lieu of a make-up day or refund.


Baby and Me

Parent/guardian accompanies child in the water and receives feedback and guidance from an instructor. Class emphasis is on fun and safety. Children ages 6 months to 4 years develop water entry, bubble blowing, front kicking, back floating, underwater exploration and more. Class ratio is 1:10

AGES: 6m and up

LOCATION: Cuesta College Warm Pool


Tiny Tot

Class for children ages 3 to 4 years of age at any swimming level. Class is tailored to the needs of younger swimmers; children should be willing to participate in a group setting without parent/guardian. Fun and safety are emphasized while children are learning swimming skills. Time will be spent working on floating, kicking, arm hand movements, and water safety. Class ratio is 1:3

AGES: 3-4 years

LOCATION: Cuesta College Warm Pool


Level 1

Introduction to Water Skills: Must be at least 5 years old to enroll-NO EXCEPTIONS. Class is designed for the swimmer who needs help feeling comfortable in the water. Class time is spent on submerging, floating, kicking, opening eyes and exhaling under water, arm and hand movements, and water safety. Class ratio is 1:6.

AGES: 5 and up

LOCATION: Cuesta College Warm Pool


Level 2

Fundamental Aquatic Skills: Must be at least 5 years old to enroll-NO EXCEPTIONS. Class is designed to give the student success with fundamental skills. Students learn to dive from side, tread water, turn over while floating, swim on front, back and side, and water safety. Class will be held in large pool and students should feel comfortable in deep water. Class ratio is 1:7.

AGES: 5 and up

LOCATION: Cuesta College Shallow End of Large Pool


Level 3

Stroke Development: Students should feel comfortable in deep water and the large pool. Concentration is on building confidence and the development and refinement of the front crawl and back crawl using rotary breathing. Students will be introduced to butterfly stroke, deep water entry, and a reaching assist along with new safety skills. Prerequisite is a Level 2 card or equivalent skills. Class ratio is 1:7.

AGES: 5 and up

LOCATION: Cuesta College Large Pool


Level 4

Stroke Improvement: Students must be comfortable in deep water and be able to swim the length of the large pool demonstrating front crawl with side breathing. Emphasis is placed on the refinement and endurance of skills learned in previous levels. Students will learn the breaststroke, elementary backstroke and sidestroke kick. Students should be prepared to swim several lengths of the pool at each class meeting. Prerequisite is a Level 3 card or equivalent skills. Class ratio is 1:7.

AGES: 5 and up

LOCATION: Cuesta College Large Pool


Level 5

Stroke Refinement: Concentration is placed on the coordination, refinement and endurance of previously learned strokes. In addition, various dives are introduced along with additional safety skills such as rescue breathing and survival swimming. Students in this class must be able to swim at least two continuous lengths of the pool and be prepared to swim several lengths of the pool each class meeting. Prerequisite is a Level 4 card or equivalent skills. Class ratio is 1:7.

AGES: 5 and up

LOCATION: Cuesta College Large Pool


Level 6

Swimming and Skill Proficiency: Primary objective is the refinement of all strokes so students swim them with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances. Personal water safety, lifeguard readiness, fundamentals of diving and fitness swimmer are other areas covered. Student may swim up to 20 lengths of the pool in one class meeting. Prerequisite is a Level 5 or 6 card or equivalent skills. Class ratio is 1:7.

AGES: 5 and up

LOCATION: Cuesta College Large Pool

 

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