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

Payments

  • 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

Pricing

  • YOUTH-$40.00 | ADULT-$50.00

Lesson Schedule

  
10 Lessons/ 2 weeksYOUTH
Session 1June 19- June 30
Session 2July 3 - July 14
Session 3July 17 - July 28
Session 4July 31 - Aug 11
LATE AFTERNOON LESSONS ONLY
Session 5Aug 14 - Aug 5
Mon, Weds, Friday
9 lessons/ 3 weeksYOUTH or ADULT
Session 1June 19 - July 7
Session 2July 10 - July 28
Session 3July 31 - Aug 18
Tue, Thurs,
8 lessons/ 4 weeksYOUTH or ADULT
Session 1June 20 - July 13
Session 2 July 18 - Aug 10

YOUTH LESSONS
ClassDaysTime
Beginner Mon. – Fri. 11:00 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.
Intermediate Mon. – Fri. .11:00 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.
Adv. Beginner . Mon. – Fri. .11:30 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.

PreschoolMon. – Fri. .11:30 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.

Water Confidence Mon. – Fri. .12:00 p.m. - 12:25 p.m.
Swimmer Mon. – Fri. .12:00 p.m. - 12:25 p.m.
Adv. Beginner Mon. – Fri. .12:30 p.m. - 12:55 p.m.
PreschoolMon. – Fri. .12:30 p.m. - 12:55 p.m.
Mon, Wed & Fri
Water Confidence Mon, Weds & Fri4:00 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.
Beginner Mon, Weds & Fri 4:30 p.m. - 4:55 p.m.

PreschoolMon, Weds & Fri 5:00 p.m. - 5:25 p.m.

Tues & Thurs
Adv. Beginner Tues & Thurs4:00 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.
IntermediateTues & Thurs4:30 p.m. - 4:55 p.m
PreschoolTues & Thurs5:00 p.m. - 5:25 p.m.
Adult Lessons
Adult Level 1-3Mon, Wed, Fri5:30 p.m. - 5:55 p.m
Adult Level 4-5Tues & Thurs5:30 p.m. - 5:55 p.m

PRIVATE & SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS
Private LessonSemi-private Lesson (2 students)
Adult, Child, Senior, AdaptiveAdult, Child, Senior, Adaptive
4 private lessons = $804 private lessons = $132

SWIMMING LEVELS DESCRIPTION

Parent & Child (Ages 4-6)

Level 1
Orients children to the aquatic environment and helps them gain basic aquatic skills.
*An adult must accompany each child.
  • 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