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Swim Lessons

  • STEP 1 – Determine your child’s swim level with our lesson leveling guide. Trained aquatics staff will adjust your child’s level accordingly, on the first day of lessons. 
  • STEP 2 – Select the time you would like for your child.
  • STEP 3 – Register for your lesson online or at the CARD Office. Registration closes at 11:59 PM the Thursday prior to start of sessions. 

CARD offers different levels of swim lessons for participants of all levels and abilities, with multiple time slots available to choose from.

We cannot guarantee the same swim instructor each day; we will do our best to keep it consistent.  

Group Lesson Fee: $58/$29* Per Session
Private Lesson Fee: $90 Per Session
Location: Pleasant Valley Pool

*One week sessions are $29. 

Basic Beginner (Froggy) (One Week Session)

If your child is frightened, intimidated and/or doesn’t like putting their face under water, our caring instructors will work patiently to ensure he or she achieves a higher level of comfort. This class is designed to allow first-time swimmers to get comfortable, and familiarize themselves in and around the pool. Once your child feels comfortable in the water, our instructors will begin teaching basic water skills. (Suggested ages: 3-5 years) **Optional: Parent/Guardian may be in the water with child during lesson**

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Level Two: Fundamental Aquatic Skills (Guppy)

This level marks the beginning of true locomotion skills. Students learn to float without support and recover to a vertical position. Students further develop simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on front and back. These actions lay the foundation for further stroke development. Prerequisite: Students should already be able to enter the water independently and travel at least 5 yards. In addition, students should be able to glide on their front at least two body lengths without instructor assistance. (Suggested ages: 6-9 years)

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Level Three: Stroke Development (Stingray)

Students will begin to learn freestyle and elementary backstroke. Additionally, students will be introduced to scissor and dolphin kicks, and build on the fundamentals of treading water. Prerequisite: Students should already feel comfortable stepping from the side into chest-deep water. They should also be able to float on their front and back for five seconds, push off and swim - using combined arm and leg actions on the front for 5 body lengths. (Suggested ages: 7-10 years)

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Level Four: Stroke Improvement (Dolphin)

In level four, students improve their skills and increase their endurance by swimming, using familiar strokes, for greater distances. Students will be introduced to sidestroke, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly and the basics of turning at the wall. Prerequisite: Students should have the ability to jump confidently into deep water from the side of the pool, swim freestyle 15 yards, maintain position by treading or floating for 30 seconds, and swim elementary backstroke for 15 yards. (Suggested ages: 9-14 years)

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