Swim Lessons


General Information

For more than 40 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

2023 Summer Swim Lessons

Our summer swim lessons will Start on June 28th. Our summer weekday lessons run (in general) Mondays through Thursdays for two weeks. Our weekday lessons are 30 minutes long, and offered at 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, and 1:00. We hope to continue offering Saturday lessons this spring.

Registration for Members will begin on May 27th and June 3 for non-members.


  • Members: $60
  • Non-members: $90

Weekday Lessons

Session 1: June 28th, 29th, and 30th and July 5th, 6th, and 7th.

Session 2: July 10th - 20th

Session 3: July 24th - August 3rd

Session 4: August 7th - August 17th

Session 5: August 21st - August 31st

Saturday Lessons: 10 am and 10:30 am

Session 1: July 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th

Session 2: August 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th

Please read the "How to Book Online" tab then sign up by clicking the button below.

Member: $60 per session

Non-Member: $90 per session*


Members will use their account login and password to sign up for swim lessons.

Non-Members will be able to register on June 3rd at 8:00 am

    1. Click on the link for weekday or weekend.
    2. Fill out the Parent and Child Information
    3. Complete the waiver
    4. Select the desired class,
    5. Select member or non-member
    6. Pay for the lesson.
    7. Each form is for one child, so you may have to enter your card multiple times when signing up.

Email: manager@innisardenswimclub.com with any questions or issues.

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)

Puddle Jumpers: Puddle Jumpers is a swim lesson designed to get our young swimmers swimming a whole length of the pool in a structure similar to our swim team. This is a great option for our swimmers that are close to swimming a whole length or are able to swim a whole length but have not had experience within a swim team yet.

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)