Learn to Swim- Swim Lessons

All swim courses and instructors are certified by the American Red Cross. Not all courses are available each lesson time. Please check the schedule for specific course sessions and times. Class sizes are limited, so please register early! The best way to ensure your spot and convenient class times is to register online at montroserec.com for NO additional charge.

Fee: $48 per session

  • Morning Lessons
    • Monday - Thursday for 2 weeks
  • Evening Lessons
    • Tuesday & Thursday for 4 weeks
  • Level I-IV: 8/ 45-minute classes
  • Preschool & Parent/Tot: 8/ 30-minute classes

Learn to Swim course descriptions are listed below.

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  1. Evening Sessions
  2. Wednesday daytime
  3. Saturday Lessons
  4. free third grade lessons

Session 1: January 10 - February 2

  • 5:30 - 6:00 pm: Preschool
  • 5:30 - 6:15 pm: Level 1, Level 2
  • 6:30 - 7:00 pm: Parent/Tot
  • 6:30 - 7:15 pm: Level 3, Level 4

Session 2: February 14 - March 9

  • 5:30 - 6:00 pm: Parent/Tot
  • 5:30 - 6:15 pm: Level 1, Level 2
  • 6:30 - 7:00 pm: Preschool
  • 6:30 - 7:15 pm: Level 3, Level 4

Session 3: March 14 - April 6

  • 5:30 - 6:00 pm: Preschool
  • 5:30 - 6:15 pm: Level 1, Level 2
  • 6:30 - 7:00 pm: Parent/Tot
  • 6:30 - 7:15 pm: Level 3, Level 4

Session 4: April 18 - May 11

  • 5:30 - 6:00 pm: Preschool
  • 5:30 - 6:15 pm: Level 1, Level 2
  • 6:30 - 7:00 pm: Parent/Tot
  • 6:30 - 7:15 pm: Level 3, Level 4


Private & Semi-Private Swim Lessons

Private Lessons offer a one-to-one instructor/student ratio. Semi-Private Lessons offer a one to two instructor/student ratio. Students must sign-up together as there is no waitlist. Private lessons are offered during public swim hours and must be arranged through the Aquatic Coordinator. 

  • DUE TO OUR CURRENT WAITLIST, WE ARE NOT TAKING NEW REQUESTS AT THIS TIME
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Learn to Swim - Course Descriptions

PARENT & TOT: This course is designed for children 6 months to 3 years of age and their parents. Classes build swimming readiness by emphasizing fun in the water.

PRESCHOOL - (Ages 3 to 5 years):  This class teaches the foundation for learning to swim. Children learn the ready position, floating, kicking, blowing bubbles and rhythmic breathing.

LEVEL 1 - INTRODUCTION TO WATER SKILLS: Learn basic personal water safety information & skills; to help participants feel comfortable in the water & to enjoy the water safely including: enter/exit water safely, submerge exhale & open eyes underwater, roll over with support, explore floating on front/back with support, swimming using arm & leg actions with support & use of a life jacket.

LEVEL 2 - FUNDAMENTAL AQUATIC SKILLS: Success with fundamental skills. Learn to float without support and recover to a vertical position. Participants continue to explore simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back to lay the foundation for future strokes. 

LEVEL 3 - STROKE DEVELOPMENT: Learn the survival float, backstroke and coordinate the front crawl. Introduce the scissors and dolphin kick and build on the foundations of treading water. Rules for headfirst entries from the side of the pool.

LEVEL 4 - STROKE IMPROVEMENT: Develop confidence and skill in the strokes and increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, backstroke). Continue to build upon the scissor and dolphin kick by adding arms. The back crawl, breaststroke and turning at a wall are introduced.

LEVEL 5 - STROKE REFINEMENT: Coordinate and refine strokes. Participants refine their performance and distance of the front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke and sidestroke. Flip turns are also introduced.

LEVEL 6 - SWIMMING & SKILL PROFICIENCY: Refine the strokes so students swim them with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances. Level 6 is designed with “menu” options Options include: Personal Water Safety, Lifeguard Readiness, Fundamentals of Diving and Fitness Swimmer.

ADULT: We will be forming a waiting list of interested adults for an adult only swim class. Please contact Liz at the CRC for more information.