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2019 Swim Lessons 

Come learn to swim and have fun with us and our instructors! We have options for all ages and abilities in both of our pools. Classes are listed in order of progression levels. Please see class descriptions breakdown for skill requirements to find out what class will best suit your needs. We have lessons to meet everyone's needs!

Morning lessons are offered Monday-Thursday for 2 weeks, and evening lessons are offered Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday for 4 weeks. Pick a session, find your class level, and pick a time and let us know how we can help you register. Not sure which class your child should enroll in? Call us and we will help you.

Cost:
Youth swim lessons are FREE for Calistoga Residents - $45.00 for Non-Residents.

Adult swim lessons are $60.00 per session.

Registration:
Classes will open for registration 1 month before the start date of each session. Please visit cityofcalistoga.perfectmind.com for more information on registration. 

Class Descriptions

Shrimp and Lobster
Ages 6 Months- 2 years
Parents and children will explore the pool together, sign songs, engage in beginning swimming skills and water safety. Parent Participation required.

Starfish
Ages 3-5
Introductory skills are taught using water play. Participants will learn skills such as blowing bubbles and putting their face in the water.

Guppy
Ages 3-5
For swimmers still learning about water. Participants will work on back/front float and introductory kicking. Prerequisite: Completion of Starfish

Otter
Ages 3-5
This class is for swimmers who are comfortable in water. Arm strokes and combining skills will be worked on in this class. Prerequisite: Completion of Guppy

Seahorse
Ages 6-12
Beginning swimmers who are unsure of the water. Basic skills such as blowing bubbles and floating with support are introduced.

Turtle
Ages 6-12
For beginning swimmers who like water. Basic skills such as submerging their head, floating, and basic stroke work will be taught. Prerequisite: Completion of Otter or Seahorse

Seal
Ages 6-12
Swimmers who are comfortable in the water and know basic strokes. Work on front and back crawl. Prerequisite: Completion of Turtle.

Ray
Ages 6-12
Swimmers will work on endurance during front and back crawl and an introduction to side breathing and breast stroke. Prerequisite: Completion of Seal

Swordfish
Ages 6-12
Swimmers will work on stroke refinement, endurance, and front crawl using side breathing. Prerequisite: Completion of Ray

Porpoise
Ages 6-12
Swimmers will continue to work on technique for front crawl, backstroke, and breaststroke. Butterfly stroke will be introduced. Prerequisite: Completion of Swordfish

See youth swim team for more advanced swimmers.

Adult (16+YRS)

Swimmers will work on water adjustment, and beginning swimming skills, including floating and kicking. More comfortable swimmers will learn basic stroke fundamentals including arm strokes and breathing. Location: Big Pool

Private Lessons
General swim techniques or specifically requested skills for any level will be taught during one on one lessons. Please fill out our private swim lesson request form and we will try to accommodate your needs as best as possible.

 

 2019 Swim Lesson Schedule

Spring Swim Lessons-Two evenings a week (days will be determined based on staff availability)

Spring Session 1
April 16-May 9

 4:30pm-5:00pm
Shrimp & Lobster, Guppy, Otter
 5:00pm-5:30pm
Shrimp & Lobster, Starfish, Otter
 5:30pm-6:00pm
Guppy, Turtle, Seal
 6:00pm-6:30pm
Seahorse, Ray

 

Spring Session 2
May 14-June 4 (no class 6/6)

4:30pm-5:00pm
Shrimp & Lobster, Guppy, Otter
5:00pm-5:30pm
Shrimp & Lobster, Starfish, Otter
5:30pm-6:00pm
Guppy, Turtle, Seal
6:00pm-6:30pm
Seahorse, Ray, Adult

 

Summer Swim Lessons Monday-Thursday Mornings


Session 1
June 10-June 20

Session 2
June 24-July 3 (no class 7/4)
Session 3
July 8-July 18
Session 4
July 22-August 1

10:00am-10:30am
Starfish, Guppy, Seahorse

10:00am-10:30am
Starfish, Otter, Seahorse, Adult

10:00am-10:30am
Starfish, Otter, Seahorse, Adult

10:00am-10:30am
Guppy, Otter, Seahorse,
Adult

10:30am-11:00am
Shrimp & Lobster, Swordfish, Adult

10:30am-11:00am
Shrimp & Lobster, Turtle,
Seal, Swordfish

10:30am-11:00am
Guppy, Turtle, Ray, Swordfish

10:30am-11:00am
Starfish, Seal, Ray, Porpoise

11:00am-11:30am
Otter, Turtle,Seal

11:00am-11:30am
Guppy, Turtle,Ray, Porpoise

11:00am-11:30am
Shrimp & Lobster, Turtle, Seal, Porpoise

11:00am-11:30am
Shrimp & Lobster, Turtle, Seal, Swordfish

 

Summer Swim Lessons Monday/Wednesday Evenings

Session 1
June 10-July 3 

Session 2
July 8-July 31

4:30pm-5:00pm
Starfish, Guppy,
Turtle, Seal

4:30pm-5:00pm
Starfish, Guppy, Seal, Swordfish
 5:00pm-5:30pm

Shrimp & Lobster, Guppy,
Otter, Seahorse

5:00pm-5:30pm
Otter, Turtle, Ray,Adult

5:30pm-6:00pm
Starfish, Guppy, Otter,
Turtle

5:30pm-6:00pm
Shrimp & Lobster, Starfish,
Seahorse, Turtle

 6:00pm-6:30pm
Guppy, Otter, Ray,
Adult

 6:00pm-6:30pm
Guppy, Otter,
Seal, Porpoise

 6:30pm-7:00pm
Turtle, Ray, Swordfish,
Porpoise

 

Summer Swim Lessons-Tuesday/Thursday Evenings

Session 1
June 11-July 2 (no class 7/4)

Session 2
July 9-August 1

4:30pm-5:00pm
Shrimp & Lobster, Starfish,
Guppy, Otter, Waves Swim Team

4:30pm-5:00pm
Starfish, Guppy,
Otter, Seahorse,
Waves Swim Team
5:00pm-5:30pm
Starfish, Guppy, Otter, Seahorse,
Waves Swim Team
5:00pm-5:30pm
Shrimp & Lobster, Starfish, Guppy, Otter,
Waves Swim Team

5:30pm-6:00pm
Turtle, Seal, Porpoise, Adult

5:30pm-6:00pm
Turtle, Ray, Swordfish,Porpoise

6:00pm-6:30pm
Turtle, Seal, Ray, Swordfish
6:00pm-6:30pm
Adult

 

Fall Swim Lessons-Two evenings a week (days will be determined based on staff availability)

Fall Session
August 6th-August 29th

4:30pm-5:00pm
Starfish, Guppy, Seahorse,
Waves Swim Team

5:00pm-5:30pm
Shrimp & Lobster, Starfish, Turtle,
Waves Swim Team

5:30pm-6:00pm
Otter, Porpoise, Adult
Waves Swim Team

6:00pm-6:30pm
Seal, Ray, Swordfish

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