Information for 2014 Swim Lessons will be posted in mid-March and registration will begin in April.
Parent/Child (6 months to 3 years old)
One adult (parent/guardian) will be required to get in the water with their child during this class. The class is designed to help parents learn different methods of teaching their children to float and kick and feel more comfortable with their children in the water. Children still in diapers must wear a swim diaper during class. Instructor to student ratio is 1:10.
Preschool (3 to 4 years old)
Prepares children for increased success in youth lessons and sets a tone for a lifetime of water enjoyment. Playful and nurturing instructors guide preschoolers through the basics of water adjustment and into water exploration in a safe and fun manner. Children will first be introduced to going underwater safely, progressing into floating on their back and front. They will also be introduced to to basic freestyle skills, such as gliding and arm strokes. Instructor to student ratio is 1:5.
Youth (5 to 12 years old)
Children are taught in small groups and move to higher skill groups as they achieve the advancement goals of their present group. Starting with the most basic skill, blowing bubbles in the pool, swimmers advance through 10 skill stations from "roll over and float" to advanced stroke mechanics. Instructor to student ratio is 1:5.
Adult (13 years and older)
These classes are designed to teach teens and adults basic and intermediate swimming skills. In addition, water safety skills are taught to increase personal comfort levels around aquatics facilities. Instructor to student ratio is up to 1:10.
Junior Lifeguard (11 to 14 years old)
Are your 11-14 year olds interested in becoming lifeguards? Our Junior Lifeguard course improves swimming skills and develops leaderships skills. This class includes Basic Lifeguarding Skills, CPR and First Aid, and emphasizes Prevention and Response, as well as Fitness, Leadership and Professionalism.
Must be able to swim the front crawl for 25 yards continuously while breathing to the front or side; tread water for one minute using arms and legs; and submerge and swim a distance of 10 feet underwater.
Private Swimming Lessons
The City of Tallahassee only offers small group swimming lessons. However, the Tallahassee Swim School does offer private and semi-private lessons at some City aquatics facilities. If you are interested in private lessons, please contact the Tallahassee Swim School at 668-2636.