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Swim School

Splash and smile. Feel skilled, sure… and safe. Glide across the water with grace, strength, and efficiency.

Our award-winning Aquatics program is just the place for you and your family to see positive progress in your swimming skills and abilities.

Our trusted and talented instructors transform new swimmers into confident swimmers, and coach skilled swimmers on polishing their technique and improving their performance.

Ready to jump in? We’re passionate about finding the right fit for you or your child. Contact us to set up an evaluation!

Want to register for classes? Please note our important updates to the registration process, effective November 1, 2018 for January classes.

6 Months to 5 Years

Young swimmers need smiles, support, and foundational skills that give them comfort and confidence in the water.

Swim Lesson Level 1—Water Babies (6 months to 3 Years)

This interactive class is designed for babies to become comfortable swimming independently in and under the water by working together with their parents in the pool. Babies will learn to be relaxed while floating independently on their backs and swimming with their eyes down for a distance of three to five feet. They will also be introduced to pop-up breathing.

Swim Lesson Level 2—Water Wigglers (2 to 3 Years)

For children who are graduates of the Water Babies class. Children will work independently from their parents and master pop-up breathing. They will also learn how to do ‘big arms,’ in which children learn to use their arms while swimming on their front. They will learn how to be comfortable kicking on their backs, in addition to completing an unassisted turnaround swim.

Swim Lesson Level A—Tadpoles (3 to 5 Years)

For children who are beginner swimmers or nervous in the water. Children will learn submersions and back floats while learning how to feel safe in the water. The foundation of streamlining will also be introduced, in which children learn the proper basic body position for all strokes. The use of positive reinforcement is critical to help the child build trust and confidence.

Swim Lesson Level B—Frogs (3 to 5 Years)

For children who are comfortable in the water and are now ready to learn the basics of freestyle, backstroke and streamlining, in which children learn the proper basic body position for all strokes. Successful completion of Water Babies or Tadpole required before enrolling in this class.

Swim Lesson Level C—Guppies (3 to 5 Years)

For children who are able to swim free and backstrokes over a short distance and are now ready to learn freestyle side breathing (preferred side breathing), in which children learn to start breathing to the side while swimming. Successful completion of Water Wigglers or Frogs required before enrolling in this class.

Swim Lesson Level D—Tiger Barbs (3 to 5 Years)

For children who know the backstroke and freestyle with side breathing to the preferred side, and are now ready to learn freestyle side breathing to the non-preferred side, butterfly and breaststroke kicks. Successful completion of Guppy required before enrolling in this class.

6 to 12 Years

Learn freestyle and backstroke, butterfly and breaststroke, and proper breathing techniques.

Swim Lesson Level 1—Puffers (6 to 12 Years)

For children who are beginner swimmers or nervous in the water. Children will learn submersions and back floats while learning how to feel safe in the water. The foundation of streamlining will also be introduced, in which children learn the proper basic body position for all strokes.

Swim Lesson Level 2—Gobies (6 to 12 Years)

For children who are comfortable in the water and are now ready to learn the basics of freestyle, backstroke and streamlining. Successful completion of Puffer required before enrolling in this class.

Swim Lesson Level 3—Otters (6 to 12 Years)

For children who are able to swim freestyle and backstrokes over a short distance and are now ready to learn freestyle side breathing (preferred side breathing).

Swim Lesson Level 4—Dolphins (6 to 12 Years)

For children who know how to swim backstroke and freestyle with side breathing to the preferred side, and are now ready to learn freestyle side breathing to the non-preferred side, in addition to butterfly and breaststroke kicks. Successful completion of Otters required before enrolling in this class.

Swim Lesson Intensive—Level D—Tiger Barbs/Dolphins

A 30-minute lesson every day, Monday–Thursday, which is the equivalent of half a session of swimming in one week! This level is for children who know the backstroke and freestyle with side breathing to the preferred side, and are now ready to learn freestyle side breathing to the non-preferred side, butterfly and breaststroke kicks.

Swim Lesson Level 5—Stingrays (6 to 12 Years)

For children who are comfortable with their side breathing to the preferred side, and are working on their freestyle progression with side breathing to the non-preferred side. Children are now ready to learn backstroke progression work and master the breaststroke and butterfly swim. They will also learn the flip turn from a swimming position. Successful completion of Tiger Barb or Dolphins required before enrolling in this class.

Swim Lesson Intensive—Stingrays

A 30-minute lesson every day, Monday–Thursday, which is the equivalent of half a session of swimming in one week! This level is for children who are comfortable with their side breathing to the preferred side, and are working on their freestyle progression with side breathing to the non-preferred side. Children are now ready to learn backstroke progression work and master the breaststroke and butterfly swim. They will also learn the flip turn from a swimming position.

Swim Lesson Level 6—Seals (Pre-Swim Team)

This is a pre-swim team class where the goals are to prepare the swimmers for participation on a swim team. In this level, the swimmers’ will learn: To swim 100 yard freestyle (no fins) with flip turns. To swim 100 yard backstroke (no fins) with flip turns. To Swim 50 yards butterfly and breaststroke (no fins) with correct breathing. The required list of 8 drills. The correct use of a pace clock. To develop a correct start from a sit-down dive for each of the four strokes. The correct turns for all four strokes. Successful completion of Stingrays is required to enroll in this class.

Swim Lesson Intensive—Seals

A 30-minute lesson every day, Monday–Thursday, which is the equivalent of half a session of swimming in one week! This level is for children who are comfortable with their side breathing to the preferred side, and are working on their freestyle progression with side breathing to the non-preferred side. Children are now ready to learn backstroke progression work and master the breaststroke and butterfly swim. They will also learn the flip turn from a swimming position.

13 to Adult

Swim Lessons—Adult Beginner/ Intermediate

For beginner swimmers who wish to improve their swimming skills. Swimmers will learn to: Develop a high comfort level in and especially under the water. Master a prone float, swim a short distance in a relaxed state and to return to a standing position unassisted. Develop a relaxed back position. Master the ability to prone float, turn over to back float, then return to prone float position. Intermediate skills can be taught to swimmers that have progressed through the beginner level skills.

Private and Semi-Private Lessons

Need extra coaching? Contact us about the availability of private and semi-private lessons.

 

Ready to take the plunge? Contact us to schedule an evaluation for your child or teen!



Please Note:

  • There are no make-up classes for missed classes and we do not accept specific teacher requests for classes. For a complete listing of all of our policies please ask the Aquatics Registration Office for our Swim School Handbook.
  • Level availability is subject to change. Levels listed are a general guideline of when specific levels may be available. Classes are constantly added/removed as needed. Please check with the Registration Office or refer to our Group Swim Lesson schedule for up-to-date class changes.

Effective November 1: New Registration Process for Swim Lessons Starting in 2019

With the Thursday, November 1 opening of registration for January group swim lessons, we are unveiling our new registration system, MyPJCC. First-time users enrolling in this new system will require assistance from our Aquatics staff, so beginning November 1, please contact us at 650.378.2782. We are happy to guide you through the process.

The Aquatics Office will also be handling all group lesson registrations in our existing and new systems. Please call or visit our Aquatics Office with any questions or for assistance in signing up!

Please note: Registration for November/December swim lessons will remain the same.

Highlights and Benefits of Our New 2019 Registration System

  • Automatic rollover enrollment from month to month.
  • No longer will you need to sign up at the office each month! Sign up once and continue as long as needed until your child is ready for the next level.
  • Graduation and transfer from class to class now handled by Aquatics Office staff in coordination with your preferred schedule!
  • Monthly billing versus our one and two month session billing
  • Enjoy greater flexibility with schedules!
  • All class days now offered as a once-per-week option.
  • Studies show, and we have always strongly encouraged, that if your goal is faster skill improvements, you will see the greatest results by attending lessons at least twice per week. Once-per-week options offer the greatest flexibility in scheduling.
  • Electronic class skill tracking and electronic bi-monthly report cards so parents can keep track of the progress of their child(ren).
  • Coming late 2019: Online registration and class changes

Questions?

As always, we’re here to help! Let us know how we can offer assistance. Reach us at:

Aquatics Office Hours

  • Monday–Thursday: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Monday & Wednesday: 2:45 – 6:45 pm
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 2:45 – 7:45 pm
  • Friday: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm