Registration & Class Information
Swim Lessons Summer 2024 - Coming Soon
Registration for Summer Swim Lessons can be done online, in-person at George Elder Park Pool, or via phone call to (626)307-1388.
Click Here for a Schedule of Classes. Schedule is subject to change due to limited availability of staff.
To register or more details visit our registration page.
No refunds or make-ups allowed for swim lessons. All fees will increase July 1st per City Council resolution no. 11771.
We offer a number of courses in which the objective is to teach people to swim and to be safe in, on and around the water. Our Learn-to-Swim programs are the most comprehensive and effective programs of their kind available anywhere.
Saturday Swim Lessons - 5 consecutive Saturdays, 50 mins per session (Total of 250 mins)
Weekday Swim Lessons - Monday - Friday for 2 weeks (10 days), 25 mins per session (Total of 250 mins)
The seven learn-to-swim levels and the objectives for each level include:
PARENT & TOT
Prerequisite: Parent/Guardian is required to accompany child into the water during class time.
Parents and children (ages 6 months up to 5 years) learn together to increase a child’s comfort level in the water and build a foundation of basic skills, such as arm and leg movements and breath control.
LEVEL I: WATER EXPLORATION
Introduction to Water Skills: helps students feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely.
LEVEL II: PRIMARY SKILLS
Prerequisite: Completion of Level 1: Water Exploration
Fundamental Aquatic Skills: gives students success with fundamental skills.
LEVEL III: STROKE READINESS
Prerequisite: Completion of Level II: Primary Skills.
Stroke Foundation: builds on the skills in Level 2 by providing additional guided practice.
LEVEL IV: STROKE DEVELOPMENT
Prerequisite: Completion of Level III: Stroke Readiness.
Stroke Development: develops confidence in the strokes learned and to improve other aquatic skills.
LEVEL V: STROKE REFINEMENT
Prerequisite: Completion of Level IV: Stroke Development.
Stroke Refinement: provides further coordination and refinement of strokes.
LEVEL VI: STROKE PROFICIENCY
Prerequisite: Completion of Level V: Stroke Refinement.
Swimming and Skill Proficiency: refines the strokes so students swim them with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances. Level 6 is designed with "menu" options. Each of these options focuses on preparing students to participate in more advanced courses, such as Water Safety Instructor and Lifeguard Training. These options include:
• Personal Water Safety
• Fundamentals of Diving
• Fitness Swimming