Preschool Lessons

Gaining Confidence

Swim Lessons for ages 3-5 years

Our pre-school age swim lessons encourage comfort and independence in the water through skills, games, and fun. Children learn safe pool behavior and adjust to the aquatic environment with various, provided flotation aids. Parents are encouraged to be a support, but are not present in the water. Each class is 30 minutes long.

The 7-week early spring session of Swim Lessons runs Feb. 28 – April 17. Member registration opens Feb. 14, non-member registration opens Feb. 21.

Pike 1

Children are introduced to their first experience swimming without a parent. Instructors work with children to teach independence and confidence in the water through basic swim skills and safety.

Pike 2

After graduating Pike 1, instructors continue to work with swimmers on independence and confidence in the water. Stroke development concepts are introduced, and less flotation is used as a Pike 2.


Instructors focus on stroke development, endurance, independence, and confidence. Children must be comfortable on their back and putting their face in the water while swimming.


Instructors continue stroke development work, as well as proper breathing techniques. Timing of arm & leg movements are introduced.