Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons:


Our philosophy for swim lessons is that as we gain comfort in the water, our confidence increases, we start to have fun and then we have a willingness to try new things.  This process is true throughout the entire span of our lives, so learning to swim can begin at any time.


We offer private, semi-private and group swim lessons.


Private (1:1) swim lessons are scheduled directly with the instructor and are designed to meet your individual goals.  These goals are as varied as our guests and could be the basics of learning to swim, stroke refinement, or conditioning as examples.


Semi-private (1:2 or 1:3) swim lessons are scheduled directly with the instructor. You designate the participants and also set the goals for the group.  The instructor will work with each student at their own level.


Group swim lessons at TRAC will follow the American Red Cross curriculum for levels 1-6 and will be led by certified Water Safety Instructors and Aides.  Pre-school ages will have a maximum instructor to student ratio of 1:4 and levels 1-6 will be 1:6. *Group swim lessons will be available again during the summer months.  Check back here for dates and times.*


Swim Lessons Descriptions:


Parent and Child
Designed for children between the ages of 6 months and 3 years, and their parents/guardians. The purpose of the course is to familiarize children with the water and teach swimming readiness skills. In addition, the class provides safety information for parents and teaches parents techniques they can use to help orient their children to the water. This class is about being wet and having fun! (Parents/adults will be in the water with the child).


Level 1
Level 1 Pre-K is designed for 3-4 year olds,  Level 1 is for children ages 5 and over.  Orients participants to the aquatic environment to help them gain basic water skills. In addition, they start learning about how to be safe around water. In this level. they learn how to be completely wet and comfortable with their faces in the water. Start here if your swimmer is not yet comfortable with their face in the water and needs support with front and back floats.


Level 2
Participants begin to perform skills independently and gain propulsive skills on both the front and the back. At the successful completion of this level students can float and swim on both front and back without assistance.  Start here if your swimmer is comfortable with their face in the water, but not yet able to get into back and/or front floats by themselves.


Level 3
Participants are introduced to more strokes and gain more proficiency in the water. They are able to swim longer distances and at successful completion, they will have practiced with skills used in an aquatic emergency. Start here if your swimmer can float on their back and belly for 5-10 seconds each and are able to roll between the two without touching the bottom.


Level 4
Participants swim longer distances, perfect skills already learned and are introduced to new strokes. Start here if you swimmer can swim 15 yards on their front and back and tread water for 1 minute.


Level 5
Participants’ strokes are refined and distances increased. Start here if your swimmer can swim 25 yards on their front and back, 15 yards breaststroke, and tread water for 2 minutes.


Level 6
Participants gain confidence in 6 strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, breaststroke, back crawl and butterfly) and the class can be geared toward fitness or personal water safety