Swim Lessons

Small Group Swim Lesson

Winter Session II
Classes start the week of March 5. There will be no lessons on Easter Sunday.

Member Registration: February 21
Non-Member Registration: February 27

Registration link will be available on 2/21. 

How to register and registration policy: 

  • REGISTRATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED BEFORE THE DATES ABOVE.
  • REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED IN ORDER THEY ARE RECEIVED. Early registration requests are not accepted. Please DO NOT request a lesson until you are eligible.
  • Payment is required within 48 hours of staff confirmation email.
  • Questions about lessons- not about registration? Contact us here.

All classes are 30 minutes unless indicated.

Winter II Session Schedule 

Sundays
Starts March 5

8:30am- Water Drop and Level 1
9:05am- Parent & Child and Level 3
9:40am- Preschool Level 1 and Level 2
10:15am- Preschool Level 1 and Level 1
10:50am- Preschool Level 2
5:00pm- Level 5/6

Mondays 
Starts March 6

4:00pm- Water Drop
4:35pm- Level 1
5:10pm- Preschool Level 1 
5:45pm- Level 2
6:20pm- Level 3

Wednesdays 
Starts March 8

4:00pm- Preschool Level 1 and Level 2
4:35pm- Preschool Level 2 and Level 1
5:10pm- Preschool Level 1 and Level 1
5:45pm- Level 1 and  2
6:20pm- Preschool Level 2 and Level 4

Fridays 
Starts March 10

9:00am- Water Drop 
9:35am- Parent and Child
10:10am- Preschool Level 1

Saturdays 
Starts March 11

8:30am- Water Drop 
9:05am- Level 2
9:40am- Water Drop 
10:15am- Preschool Level 1
10:50am- Little Fish 

Winter I Session Schedule  

Mondays 
Starts December 19

4:00pm- Preschool level 1
4:35pm- Preschool level 2
5:10pm- Level 1
5:45pm- Level 2
6:20pm- Level 3

Wednesdays 
Starts December 21

4:00pm- Level 1
4:35pm- Level 2
5:10pm- Preschool Level 1
5:20pm- Level 2
5:45pm- Level 3
5:55pm- Level 2
6:20pm- Level 4

Fridays 
Starts December 23

9:30am- Water Drop 
10:05am- Parent & Child

Saturdays 
Starts January 7

8:30am- Water Drop 
9:05am- Preschool Level 1
9:40am- Level 1
10:15am- Preschool Level 1
10:50am- Little Fish 

Sundays
Starts January 8

8:30am- Water Drop and Preschool Level 1
9:05am- Parent & Child and Level 1
9:40am- Preschool Level 1 and Level 1
10:15am- Preschool Level 1 and Level 1
10:50am- Preschool Level 2
4:45pm- Level 5/6

*PLEASE NOTE: PARENTS ARE NO LONGER NEEDED IN THE POOL UNLESS SPECIFIED.

Group Lesson Pricing (Full Session)

All Levels through Level 4 / Little Fish: (30 Minutes)
Members $85.00 
Community $125.00 

Level 5: 45 Minutes 
Members $130.00 
Community $170.00

Level 5/6: 45 Minutes 
Members $150.00 
Community $190.00

Level 6: 60 Minutes 
Members $170.00 
Community $210.00

Adaptive Swim Lessons
Members $180.00 
Community $220.00

Become a member and get the member rates! Get started here.


Private Swim Lessons- WE ARE NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING REQUESTS FOR PRIVATE LESSONS. 

Adaptive Swim

Ask us about our adaptive swim program, Dolphins! Private and Semi-Private Lessons. Our instructors are Swim Angelfish Certified and have a wide range of experience.

Learn more by emailing here

Pricing:

30-Minute Private Lesson:
Member: $35 / Community: $45

Package: 6 Private Lessons (30 minutes each)
Member: $180 / Community: $240

30-Minute Semi-Private Lesson:
Member: $120 / Community: $150

Adaptive Swim Lessons
Private
Member: $210.00 / Community: $250.00

Semi-Private
Member: $150.00 / Community: $180.00

One-time Adaptive Swim Lesson
Member: $40.00 / Community: $50.00

Water Works
$30.00 rate (Contact  here for more information) 

Group Lesson Class Descriptions

AMERICAN RED CROSS SWIMMING LEVELS MARKED BELOW

Parent/ Child (Red Cross Parent Child Level I )

P/C familiarizes children between the ages of 6 months to 18 months with the water and teaches fundamental swimming skill by incorporating water activities. This level will provide safety information for parents and teach techniques parents can use to orient their children to the water.

Water Drop/Parent (Red Cross PC Level 2)

WD/P is an introduction to Preschool Level I. It is for children between the ages of 18 months to 3 years old or for those fearful or not ready to be independent without an instructor.  Accompanied by their parent, they continue to learn the skills introduced in the Parent/Child class while learning Preschool Level 1 skills and one on one instruction with the instructor.  Water safety knowledge is part of this level.

Little Fish:

In Little Fish, children ages 2-3 develop basic swimming skills such as reaching for submerged objects, kicking on front and back, supported floating, blowing bubbles, and getting their face wet. This class works to encourage more independence (no parents in the water) with an emphasis on safety. Bring your little fish in for this class that is boatloads of fun!

Preschool Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills

In Preschool Level 1, children ages 3 to 4 learn to enter and exit the water using ladder, steps or side, to blow bubbles through mouth and nose, bob to open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects. While learning front and back glides and float, recovery to vertical position and to roll from front to back and back to front, children begin to develop comfort in the water. Other skills include alternative and simultaneous leg actions and arm actions on front and back, treading water using arm and hand actions and combined arm and leg actions on front and back. 

Preschool Level 2 / Ages 3 and 4

Children learn to enter and exit water by stepping or jumping from the side, fully submerge and hold breath, bob, open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects. Children learn front jellyfish and tuck floats, front and back glides and floats, how to recover to a vertical position, change direction of travel while swimming on front or back, and how to roll from front to back and back to front.

Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills

In Level 1 children ages 5 and up learn to enter and exit the water using ladder, steps or side, to blow bubbles through mouth and nose, bob to open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects. While learning front and back glides and floats, recovery to vertical position and to roll from front to back and back to front, children begin to develop comfort in the water. Other skills include alternative and simultaneous leg actions and arm actions on front and back, treading water using arm and hand actions and combined arm and leg actions on front and back. 

Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Success with fundamental aquatic skills begins in Level 2 as children learn to enter and exit water by stepping or jumping from the side, fully submerge and hold breath, bob, open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects. Children learn front jellyfish and tuck floats, front and back glides and floats, how to recover to a vertical position, change direction of travel while swimming on front or back, and how to roll from front to back and back to front.

Level 3: Stroke Development

Building on the skills introduced in Level 2 through additional guided practice in deeper water, children learn to enter water by jumping from side, back float, survival float, and rotary breathing. Skills that will be introduced include; flutter scissor, dolphin and breaststroke kicks on front, front crawl, elementary backstroke and treading water.  

Level 4: Stroke Improvement

This is an advanced level with many skills to perfect. Most students may complete Level 4 several times before passing all the necessary skills. In this level participants develop confidence in the skills learned and improve other aquatic skills including; swimming under water, feet-first surface dives, survival swimming, front crawl and backstroke open turns, front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly, plus flutter and dolphin kicks on back. To advance, participants must also be able to tread water using 2 different kicks.

Level 5: Stroke Refinement

Children learn further coordination and refinement of strokes in Level 5. We’ll cover tuck and pike surface dives while submerging completely, front flip turn and backstroke flip turn while swimming, front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly and sculling.

Level 5/6:

Swimmers develop further coordination and refinement of strokes in Level 5/6. Some new skills include surface dives and flip turns. Strokes to be reviewed are front crawl, backstroke, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, and butterfly. Distance swimming and advanced safety topics are also learned in Level 5/6. Swimmers will practice survival floats and jumping into deep water. 

Level 6: Swimming and Skill Proficiency

In this level, students refine the strokes to swim with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances. Students learn to swim 500 yards continuously using any 3 strokes of choice, swimming at least 50 yards of each stroke. The class includes more complex safety skills, jumping into deep water and performing a survival float for 5 minutes, rolling onto back and performing a back float for 5 minutes, performing a surface dive retrieving an object from the bottom of the pool at a depth of 7-10 feet, returning to the surface and the starting point.

Adult Learn to Swim

This program is for adults who would like to learn to swim and/or are ready to be introduced to stroke development in a safe, comfortable environment amongst peers. 

Important Information

  • There are no refunds once the session has started. Due to the high demand and limited spaces for swim lessons, refunds are not available except in cases where we have to cancel a class due to low enrollment. 
  • Classes with less than 2 participants will be canceled.
  • Each session will include 6 classes that must be used in 6 consecutive weeks regardless if the participant attends.
  • $10.00 Fee for changes. 
  • Please review class descriptions prior to registering.
  • Lessons must be paid in full at time of booking.
  • No make-ups or credits due to missed classes by participants or for classes cancelled due to inclement weather.
  • If the Somersworth School District has a 2-hour delay, we will not hold morning swim lessons. We will assess by 3pm if evening classes will be held depending on the current weather.
  • If the Somersworth School District cancels school, then we will not hold swim lessons that day or evening. 
  • Weekend Snow Day Cancellations: please call The Works to confirm that we are open and lessons are being held.
  • Class Levels & Times are subject to change based on demand. 

Call For Most Current Information: 603-742-2163 x727.