Lessons

REGISTRATION RULES

-No Telephone Registration.
-Fees must be paid at the time of registration.
-Pre-registration for all activities begins one week prior to the session start date
YOUTH-$40.00 | ADULT-$50.00
Make checks payable to: L.A. CITY DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND PARKS
-No refunds unless a class is canceled.
-Lessons are 25 minutes in length.
-All refunds will be assessed an administration fee

LESSON DATES & TIMES

10 Lessons/ 5 Weeks (Tues/Thurs) 
Series 1Sept 16 - Oct 17
Series 2Oct 21 - Nov 25
Series 3Dec 2 - Feb 3
Series 4Feb 10 - March 12
Series 5March 17 - April 16
Series 6April 21 - May 21

Tues / Thurs Schedule 
Water Confidence3:35 p.m - 4:00 p.m
Beginner 4:05 p.m - 4:30 p.m
Intermediate4:05 p.m - 4:30 p.m
Adv Beginner4:35 p.m - 5:00 p.m
Swimmer4:35 p.m - 5:00 p.m

 

10 Lessons/ 5 Weeks (Weds/Fri) 
Series 1Sept 17 - Oct 17
Series 2Oct 22 - Nov 26
Series 3Dec 3 - Feb 4
Series 4Feb 11 - March 13
Series 5March 18 - April 17
Series 6April 22 - May 22

Weds/ Fri Schedule 
Parent & Child3:35 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Beginner4:05 p.m - 4:30 p.m.
Intermediate4:05 p.m - 4:30 p.m.
Adv Beginner4:35 p.m - 5:00 p.m.
Swimmer4:35 p.m - 5:00 p.m.

Adult Lessons 
Tues & Thurs
Non- Swimmer7:00 p.m - 7:25 p.m
Weds & Fri
Swimmer7:00 p.m - 7:25 p.m

SWIM LESSONS

-- Group swimming lessons for children ages 0-17 and adults of all levels.

Below are some of the different levels covered:

Parent & Child (Ages 4 – 6)

Level 1 - Orients children to the aquatic environment and helps them gain basic aquatic skills.
  • Enter and exit water using ladder, steps or side
  • Blow bubbles through mouth and nose
  • Submerge mouth, nose and eyes
  • Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front and back glides and recover to a vertical position
  • Back float and recover to a vertical position
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Tread with arm and hand actions
  • Alternating and simultaneous leg actions on front and back
  • Alternating and simultaneous arm actions on front and back
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
Level 2 - Helps children gain greater independence in their skills and develop more comfort in and around water.
  • Enter water by stepping in
  • Exit water using ladder, steps or side
  • Bobbing
  • Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front and back floats and glides
  • Recover from a front or back float or glide to a vertical position
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Tread water using arm and leg actions
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
  • Finning arm action on back
Level 3 - Helps children start to gain basic swimming propulsive skills to be comfortable in and around water.
  • Enter water by jumping in
  • Fully submerge and hold breath
  • Bobbing
  • Front, jellyfish and tuck floats
  • Recover from a front or back float or glide to a vertical position
  • Back float and glide
  • Change direction of travel while swimming on front or back
  • Tread water using arm and leg actions
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
  • Finning arm action on back

Learn-to-Swim (Ages 7 to Adulthood)

Introduction to Water Skills - Level 1
Helps participants feel comfortable in the water.
  • Enter and exit water using ladder, steps or side
  • Blow bubbles through mouth and nose
  • Bobbing
  • Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front and back glides and floats
  • Recover to vertical position
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Tread water using arm and hand actions
  • Alternating and simultaneous leg actions on front and back
  • Alternating and simultaneous arm actions on front and back
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
Fundamental Aquatic Skills – Level 2
Gives participants success with fundamental skills.
  • Enter and exit water by stepping or jumping from the side
  • Fully submerge and hold breath
  • Bobbing
  • Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front, jellyfish and tuck floats
  • Recover to vertical position
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Change direction of travel while swimming on front or back
  • Tread water using arm and leg actions
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
  • Finning arm action
Stroke Development – Level 3
Builds on the skills in Level 2 through additional guided practice in deeper water.
  • Enter water by jumping from the side
  • Headfirst entries from the side in sitting and kneeling positions
  • Bobbing while moving toward safety
  • Rotary breathing
  • Survival float
  • Back float
  • Change from vertical to horizontal position on front and back
  • Tread water
  • Flutter, scissor, dolphin and breaststroke kicks on front
  • Front crawl and elementary backstroke
Stroke Improvement – Level 4
Develops confidence in the skills learned and improves other aquatic skills.
  • Headfirst entries from the side in compact and stride positions
  • Swim under water
  • Feetfirst surface dive
  • Survival swimming
  • Front crawl and backstroke open turns
  • Tread water using 2 different kicks
  • Front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly
  • Flutter and dolphin kicks on back
Stroke Refinement – Level 5
Provides further coordination and refinement of strokes.
  • Shallow-angle dive from the side then glide and begin a front stroke
  • Tuck and pike surface dives, submerge completely
  • Front flip turn and backstroke flip turn while swimming
  • Front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly
  • Sculling
Swimming and Skill Proficiency – Level 6
Refines the stokes so participants swim them with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances. Level 6 is designed with “menu” options that focus on preparing participants for more advanced courses, including the Water Safety Instructor, or other aquatic activities, such as competitive swimming or diving.
Options include:
Fitness Swimmer
  • Personal Water Safety
  • Fundamentals of Diving