Group swim lessons for all ages and abilities! Please review the descriptions and requirements for each level before registering.
Recommended for children ages 6 months to 3 years old and must have an adult in the water with them. Parents are taught how to help their child become comfortable in the water by: Getting face wet and blowing bubbles, Jumping in and submerging, Floating on back, Locomotion on front and back with kicking and pulling.
Youth Swimming Lessons:
Recommended for children ages
3 to 12 years old. The City of Phoenix has a new, streamlined, swim lesson registration process for "Youth Swimming Lessons". You will simply select the session dates and time you would like to attend, and our talented team will do the rest!
On the first day of lessons, certified Swim Lesson Instructors will perform swim testing on each participant; assessing swimming abilities based on the Starfish Swim School benchmarks (see below). Your child will then be placed in the appropriate class, with similarly skilled children. All classes will maintain a 1 instructor to 7 participant ratio and will be 35 minutes in length.
Starfish Swim School Benchmarks:
White Star 1: Submersion of face and body
White Star 2: Independent floating on back
White Star 3: Self rescue and roll to breath
To advance to Red Star 1 level lessons, students will be expected to demonstrate the skills shown in the video below:
Red Star 1: Forward movement with good body position
Red Star 2: 1,2,3 breathing pattern with proper stroke
To advance to Yellow Star 1 level lessons, students will be expected to demonstrate the skills shown in the video below:
Yellow Star 1: Freestyle
Yellow Star 2: Backstroke
To advance to Blue Star 1 students will be expected to demonstrate the skills shown in the video below:
Blue Star 1: Butterfly
Blue Star 2: Breaststoke
To complete the
Blue Star 2 level lessons students will be expected to demonstrate the skills shown in the video below:
This class is recommended for
non-swimmers ages 13 years old to adults. Participants are taught based on individual abilities ranging from getting their face wet to the basic mechanics of freestyle.
Semi-Private Swim Lessons:
Select pools offer special classes designed for those that are looking for the same water safety curriculum as our standard Youth Swimming Lessons classes, but prefer smaller class sizes. Classes are for youth ages 3 to 12 years old, are limited to no more than
3 students per instructor, and are 35 minutes in length.
Semi-Private Swimming Lessons: