Swim Lessons

Small Group Swim Lesson

Fall Session 1: Starts the week of September 26

Please note, there will be no lessons on Monday, 10/10 and 10/31.

Member registration opens September 6. Non-member, community registration opens September 12

How to register and registration policy:
  • Request your Lesson by using this link.
  • REGISTRATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED BEFORE THE DATES ABOVE.
  • REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED IN ORDER THEY ARE RECEIVED.
  • Payment is required within 48 hours of staff confirmation email.
  • In order to register as a member, you must be a member by September 11. Contact a Member Advisor for membership information here
     
  • Questions about lessons? Contact Guest Services here.

All classes are 30 minutes unless indicated.

Session 1 Class Schedule  

Mondays

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

Wednesdays

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

Fridays

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

Saturdays

8:30am- Parent and Child
9:05am- Water Drop with Parent
9:40am- Level 1
10:15am- Water Drop with Parent

Sundays

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

*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 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- MAY 11, 2022: WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING REQUESTS FOR PRIVATE LESSONS AT THIS TIME. 

Private swim lessons are VERY limited due to staffing and an increase in requests to be placed on the waitlist please reach out to Guest Services here.

Adaptive Swim

Ask us about our adaptive swim program, Dolphins! Private and Semi-Private options! Our instructors are Swim Angelfish Certified

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) 

 


Get the most out of Red Cross swim lessons with the Swim App. Created as a companion to the newly-updated Learn-to-Swim program (including Preschool Aquatics), this app will help you keep your swimmer motivated, while providing you the latest in water safety guidance to help ensure your family stays safe in, on and around the water. Download the app by texting “SWIM” to 90999 or search “Red Cross Swim” in the Apple App Store, Google Play or on the Amazon Marketplace. 

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.

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 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.