Swim Lessons


General Information

For more than 50 years, the Innis Arden Swimming Club has been teaching kids of all ages water safety and proper swim technique. Our highly trained teachers provide a safe, fun, and effective learning environment for all students.

The lesson program is open to anyone in the community and is designed to allow students to progress at the rate most suitable for their own personal needs and capabilities. We strive to encourage independence, build swimmers’ confidence, and teach strong stroke-based swimming skills.

Group lessons are open to all children 3 years old and older. Individual private and semi-private lessons are also offered throughout the summer for our members, to schedule a private or semi-private lesson schedule through the instructor of your choice.

When possible, our intermediate classes will be taught from the pool deck.

Note* The swim team class will run a half-hour each day the same as all other classes and will only be offered in the first and second sessions.

Group Swim Lessons

 2024 Summer Swim Lessons

Weekday Lessons

Session #1: June 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 and July 1, 2, 3

Session #2 July 8, 9, 10, 11 and July 15, 16, 17, 18

Session #3 July 22, 23, 24, 25 and July 29, 30, 31, Aug 1

Session #4 August 5, 6, 7, 8 and August 12, 13, 14, 15

Session #5 August 19, 20, 21, 22

Classes will be offered at 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 1:00 and 1:30

Saturday Lessons

Session 1 : June 22, 29, and July 6, 13

Session 2: July 20, and August 3, 10, 17

Classes are offered at 10:00 am and 10:30 am

Registration Dates

Members can register on May 25th

Non-members can register on June 1st

Swim Lesson Levels

Parent-Tot: This is a swim lesson designed for our younger children that are not ready to get into the water without their parents. Typically this is for the swimmers under the age of 3 who are not old enough for our group lesson. Parents will help their children, under guidance from an instructor, get comfortable in the water and start to prepare for our group lessons.

Early beginner: Children will work towards becoming more comfortable being in the water, blowing bubbles, holding a kickboard, and pushing off the stairs to the instructor. This class is meant for children who have had little or no experience in the pool and/or no prior swim lessons. These are typically young children around the ages of 3 to 4. (This class is held on the pool stairs)

Beginner: Children will work towards kickboarding independently, gliding on front/back, and swimming freestyle for 15 feet. Prior to this class, children should be comfortable completely submerging themselves under water and willing to push off the wall toward an instructor. The age range in this class varies, but is typically fit for 4 to 6 year olds. (This class is held in the shallow end)

Advanced beginner: Children will work on side breathing, kicking, elementary backstroke, and swimming in the deep end. Prior to this class children should be able to push off the wall and swim freestyle 10-15 feet and glide on their back for about 7 feet. This class mostly consists of 6 to 8 year olds. (This class is held in the shallow end)

Intermediate: Children will work towards swimming 50 yards of competent freestyle and backstroke and will be introduced to breaststroke and butterfly. Children will begin to learn how to dive and do a flip turn. Prior to this class, children should be able to swim freestyle, backstroke, and elementary breaststroke for 1 width of the pool, and should be comfortable swimming in the deep end without any assistance. Often, this is the last class taken before joining our swim team. (This class swims across the width of the pool, in the middle and deep end)

Swim Team Lessons: Children will work with swim team coaches to fine tune their strokes and receive additional coaching in a smaller group setting. You must be on swim team already to sign up for this level. (This class swims across the width of the deep end)