Lessons


Registration Rules

  • No Telephone Registration.
  • Fees must be paid at the time of registration.
  • Pre-registration for all activities begins one week prior to the session start date

Payments

  • Make checks payable to: L.A. CITY DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND PARKS
  • No refunds unless a class is canceled.
  • Lessons are 25 minutes in length.
  • All refunds will be assessed an administration fee

Pricing

  • YOUTH-$30.00 | ADULT-$30.00

Group Lessons
Monday - Friday
Session 1June 17 - June 28
Session 2July 1 - July 12
Session 3July 15 - July 26
Session 4July 29 - Aug 9
Late afternoon Lessons only
Session 5Aug 12 - Aug 23
Saturday & Sunday
Adaptive Lessons
Session 1June 22 - July 14
Session 2July 20 - Aug 11

Youth Swim lessons
Mon-Fri
Sessions 1& 2

LevelTime
Preschool10:00am - 10:25am
Water Confidence10:00am - 10:25am
Intermediate10:00am - 10:25am
Water Confidence10:30am - 10:55am
Beginner10:30am - 10:55am
Advanced Beginner10:30am - 10:55am
Water Confidence11:00am - 11:25am
Beginner11:00am - 11:25am
Advanced Beginner11:00am - 11:25am
Preschool 11:30am - 11:55am
Beginner11:30am - 11:55am
Advanced Beginner11:30am - 11:55am
Preschool12:00pm - 12:25pm
Intermediate12:00pm - 12:25pm
Water Confidence12:30pm - 12:55pm
Beginner 1:00pm - 1:25pm
Advanced Beginner 1:00pm - 1:25pm
Preschool 1:30pm - 1:55pm
Beginner 1:30pm - 1:55pm
Swimmers3:00pm - 3:25pm
Beginner 3:30pm - 3:55pm
Advanced Beginner4:00pm - 4:25pm
Water Confidence4:30pm - 4:55pm
Beginner5:00pm - 5:25pm
Adv Beginner 5:30pm - 5:55pm
Intermediate6:00pm - 6:25pm
Preschool 6:30pm - 6:55pm

Adult Lessons

Adult6:30pm - 6:55pm

Adaptive Lessons

Adaptive (Mon - Fri)6:00pm - 6:25pm
Adaptive (Sat & Sun)1:00pm - 1:25pm
Adaptive (Sat & Sun)1:30pm - 1:55pm

For Sessions 3- 4


Speak to the manager or Pool Clerk

Session 5

Intermediate4:00pm - 4:25pm
Adv Beginner4:30pm - 4:55pm
Adaptive5:00pm - 5:25pm
Adult5:30pm - 5:55pm
Advanced Beginner6:00pm - 6:25pm
Intermediate6:00pm - 6:25pm
Beginner6:30pm - 6:55pm
Preschool6:30pm - 6:55pm

Parent & Child (Ages 4-6)

Level 1
Orients children to the aquatic environment and helps them gain basic aquatic skills.
*An adult must accompany each child.
  • Enter and exit water using ladder, steps or side
  • Blow bubbles through mouth and nose
  • Submerge mouth, nose and eyes
  • Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front and back glides and recover to a vertical position
  • Back float and recover to a vertical position
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Tread with arm and hand actions
  • Alternating and simultaneous leg actions on front and back
  • Alternating and simultaneous arm actions on front and back
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
Level 2
Helps children gain greater independence in their skills and develop more comfort in and around water.
  • Enter water by stepping in
  • Exit water using ladder, steps or side
  • Bobbing
  • Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front and back floats and glides
  • Recover from a front or back float or glide to a vertical position
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Tread water using arm and leg actions
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
  • Finning arm action on back
Level 3
Helps children start to gain basic swimming propulsive skills to be comfortable in and around water..
  • Enter water by jumping in
  • Fully submerge and hold breath
  • Bobbing
  • Front, jellyfish and tuck floats
  • Recover from a front or back float or glide to a vertical position
  • Back float and glide
  • Change direction of travel while swimming on front or back
  • Tread water using arm and leg actions
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
  • Finning arm action on back

Learn-to-Swim (Ages 7 to Adulthood)

Introduction to Water Skills - Level 1
Helps participants feel comfortable in the water.
  • Enter and exit water using ladder, steps or side
  • Blow bubbles through mouth and nose
  • Bobbing
  • Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front and back glides and floats
  • Recover to vertical position
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Tread water using arm and hand actions
  • Alternating and simultaneous leg actions on front and back
  • Alternating and simultaneous arm actions on front and back
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
Fundamental Aquatic Skills – Level 2
Gives participants success with fundamental skills.
  • Enter and exit water by stepping or jumping from the side
  • Fully submerge and hold breath
  • Bobbing
  • Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front, jellyfish and tuck floats
  • Recover to vertical position
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Change direction of travel while swimming on front or back
  • Tread water using arm and leg actions
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
  • Finning arm action
Stroke Development – Level 3
Builds on the skills in Level 2 through additional guided practice in deeper water.
  • Enter water by jumping from the side
  • Headfirst entries from the side in sitting and kneeling positions
  • Bobbing while moving toward safety
  • Rotary breathing
  • Survival float
  • Back float
  • Change from vertical to horizontal position on front and back
  • Tread water
  • Flutter, scissor, dolphin and breaststroke kicks on front
  • Front crawl and elementary backstroke
  • Stroke Improvement – Level 4
    Develops confidence in the skills learned and improves other aquatic skills.
    • Headfirst entries from the side in compact and stride positions
    • Swim under water
    • Feetfirst surface dive
    • Survival swimming
  • Front crawl and backstroke open turns
  • Tread water using 2 different kicks
  • Front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly
  • Flutter and dolphin kicks on back
  • Stroke Refinement – Level 5
    Provides further coordination and refinement of strokes.
    • Shallow-angle dive from the side then glide and begin a front stroke
    • Tuck and pike surface dives, submerge completely
    • Front flip turn and backstroke flip turn while swimming
    • Front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly
    • Sculling
    Swimming and Skill Proficiency – Level 6
    Refines the stokes so participants swim them with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances. Level 6 is designed with “menu” options that focus on preparing participants for more advanced courses, including the Water Safety Instructor, or other aquatic activities, such as competitive swimming or diving.
    • Options Include:
    • Fitness Swimmer
  • Personal Water Safety
  • Fundamentals of Diving