Swimming Lessons

Swimming Lessons

Swim Lesson registration will be available after April 1st. We will be offering TWO (2) sessions of lessons, consisting of two weeks each Monday through Friday, see below schedules. 

General Swimming Lessons: Classes will be held Monday through Friday. They are ½ hour each. 

Registration Form: Swim Lessons Registration Form 2024  There is no ONLINE Registration for Swim Lessons. All registrations must be by form and turned into the Rec Center (55 Barre St.)

Note: Registration and payment must be returned to the Rec Center in order to process registration. No registration will be processed without payment. If your child is attending Capital Kids Summer Camp and would like to register for swim lessons, please check the box that states "CK Campers ONLY". Summer camp participants will be taking lessons after the pool time. 

Fee:  Residents:  $50.00   Non-Residents:  $75.00
Participant Number: Minimum:  5   Maximum  10

Session Schedules:

Session 1: July 8 - July 19, 2024
10:30am - 11:00am
11:15am - 11:45am
4:30pm - 5:00pm 
5:15pm- 5:45pm 
1121A: Level 1 - Tadpoles1111B: Level PK - Tiny Tots 1121C: Level 1 - Tadpoles1111D: Level PK -Tiny Tots 
1131A: Level 2 - Frogs 1151B: Level 4 - Dolphins1131C: Level 2 - Frogs1121D: Level 1 - Tadpoles
1141A: Level 3 - Swordfish1161B: Level 5 - Sharks1141C: Level 3 - Swordfish1131D: level 2 - Frogs 
1151A: Level 4 - Dolphins1171B: Level 6

CK Campers ONLY: Swim lesson time: 3:00 - 3:30pm (Levels 1, 2, & 3) All other levels will be at the other schedule times. (Levels 4-6)
For Levels 1 - 6 Maximum Participants per Class is 10.

Session 2: July 29 - August 9, 2024
10:30am - 11:00am
11:15am - 11:45am
4:30pm - 5:00pm
1122A: Level 1 - Tadpoles 1112B: Level PK - Tiny Tots 1122C: Level 1 - Tadpoles 1112D: Level PK - Tiny Tots 
1132A: Level 2 - Frogs 1152B: Level 4 - Dolphins1132C: Level 2 - Frogs 1122D: Level 1 - Tadpoles
1142A: Level 3 - Swordfish1162B: Level 5 - Sharks1142C: Level - 3Swordfish 1132D: Level 2 - Frogs
1152A: Level 4: Dolphins1172B: Level 6 

CK Campers ONLY: Swim lesson time: 3:00 - 3:30pm (Levels 1, 2, & 3) All other levels will be at the other schedule times. (Levels 4-6)
Tiny Tots Maximum Participants per Class is 10.

Lesson Descriptions: 
Note: At the first day of swim lessons, all participants are evaluated to make sure they are all in the correct level. If needed, we will then place the child in the correct level as soon as possible if space is available. 

Level PK -Tiny Tots: Ages (3-5) 

It is required that a parent accompany their child in the water.  
Our program is for children 5 and under who have not been to kindergarten.  You will learn to work with your child on pre-swimming skills that are provided by a qualified instructor.  In case of cold and/or rainy weather, lessons will be cancelled.  Lesson cancellations, due to time constraints and inclement weather, will not be made up or refunded.  Pre-registration is required with a limit of 15 participants per session and a minimum of 5 per session.

Level 1 - Tadpoles: Ages 6+. 

Learn basic personal water safety information and skills to help participants feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely. Participants will learn elementary aquatic skills such as floating, gliding, and breath control, which they will build on as they progress through the six learn-to-swim levels.  Participants will also learn to safely enter and exit the water independently and begin to learn to recover from floating and gliding into a vertical position.

Level 2 - Frogs: Ages 6+. 

Gives participants success with fundamental skills. This level marks the beginning of true locomotion skills.  Participants continue to explore simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back to lay the foundation for future strokes.  Participants will learn to step into chest deep water, perform front and back floats and return to a vertical position as well as swim on the front using a combined arm and leg action for 5 body lengths.

Level 3 - Swordfish: Ages 6+. 

Participants will learn the survival float, the elementary backstroke and to coordinate the front crawl.  They are introduced to the scissors kick and build on the fundamentals of treading water.  Participants also learn rules for headfirst entries and begin to learn to enter the water headfirst from the rafts.

Level 4 - Dolphins: 

Developing confidence in the strokes learned thus far and to improve other aquatic skills.  Participants improve their skills and increase their endurance by swimming familiar strokes such as the front crawl and elementary backstroke for greater distances.  Students also continue to build upon the scissors kick by adding the arms for sidestroke and butterfly.  The back crawl and the breaststroke are introduced in this level.

Level 5 - Sharks: 

Coordinating and refining strokes.  Participants refine their performance of all the strokes including the front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke and increase their swimming distances.

Level 6: 

Refining the strokes so students swim them with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances.


If the weather is cold or rainy, it is up to the discretion of the parent if their child should attend.  Lesson cancellations, due to time constraints and inclement weather, will not be made up or refunded. All registrations and payments must be done in advance at the Recreation Department  - Rec Center 55 Barre Street.