Swim Lessons

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Knowing how to swim is an essential life skill.  Our lifeguards are certified through the American Red Cross and our lessons follow their standards.  The pre-requisite for each level is successful completion of the previous level.  Parents may enroll their child in the level they feel is appropriate.  Swim Instuctors have the right to move participants up or down a level if their skills are not at the level they enrolled in.  Swim lessons are held at Rockport Pool.

Swim Lesson Levels - American Red Cross  


Parent/Child A  

Level A is for children ages 6 to 18 months with parent in water.  Learn skills through toys, songs and games.

Parent/Child B 

Level B is for children ages 18 months to 3 years with parent in water working with child on floating, kicking, etc.

Pre-School A  

Skills for 3-6 year olds helping children become comfortable in the water with basic water safety.

Pre-School B

Skills for 3-6 year olds focusing on arm and leg movements and improving upon skills learned in Pre-School A.


Learn to Swim Levels 1-6 (Ages 5 & Up)      

Level  Description  Skills 


Introduction to Water Skills

Basic water safety, submerging mouth, nose & eyes, bobbing, open eyes underwater & pick up submerged objects, front and back glides, treading water, swimming on front & back, etc.


Fundamental Aquatic Skills 

Water safety, fully submerge & hold breath, open eyes underwater, rotary breathing, front, jellyfish & tuck floats, change directon of swim.               


Stroke Development

Headfirst entries from the side from sitting or kneeling, back float, survival float, flutter & dolphin kicks on front, scissors & breakstroke kicks, front crawl & elementary backstroke.            


Stroke Improvement   

Dive from stride position, swim underwater, feet first surface dive, survival swimming, back stroke, side stroke, and improve on other strokes.                  


Stroke Refinement

Shallow angle dive then glide and begin front stroke, tuck & pike surface dives, front & backstroke flip turns, stroke improvement & sculling.             


Swimming & Skill Proficiency

Refines strokes so students swim with ease, effciency and power over greater distances.



Swim Lesson Schedule:

Day Lesson Session Dates (Monday-Thursday)

Make up lessons for day classes are on Fridays

  • Session 1:  June 17-June 27
  • Session 2:  July 8-July 18
  • Session 3:  July 29-August 8                                                                                         

           *Make up lessons for day classes are on Fridays. 


lesson time   levels    


Parent/Child A*

Pre-School B

Levels 4, 5, 6


Parent/Child B*

Pre-School A

Levels 1, 2, 3

*Parent/Child classes are 30 minutes. 

 Evening Lesson Session Dates (Tuesdays & Thursdays)   

  • Session 4:  June 11-July 9*
  • Session 5:  July 16-August 8

           Make up lessons for evening classes are held the next week

 Evening Lesson Times

Lesson Times  Levels 

Parent/Child A* 

Pre-School A

Levels 1, 2, 3


Parent/Child B*

Pre-School B

Levels 4, 5, 6

*Parent/Child classes are 30 minutes     

 Swim Lesson Fees

Level                       Fee             
 Parent/Child & Pre-School  $35.00
 Levels 1-6  $40.00
 Private Lesson* (youth/adult)  $20/half hr.

Private lessons (youth/adult) available at pool - $20/half hour. Call 752-6747 and speak to the Head Guard.


One scholarship per level, per session (AM only) is available for income-qualifying families. Scholarships are made possible through donations from South Central Swim Team & Friends of Rockport Park. Additionally anyone wishing to donate to the scholarship program can contact the Recreation Office at (608) 755-3030. Scholarship forms are available at the Recreation Office or click here to download a form.  

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