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Learn-to-Swim

Learn-to-Swim

The City of Cupertino’s summer Learn-to-Swim program combines the best in swim instruction with a strong emphasis on water safety. Based on the Red Cross philosophy, swim classes are designed to develop each participants swimming abilities and water safety. Age-appropriate and fun courses will help your child stay motivated and achieve success.

Swimming classes are tailored to the needs of each child so that he or she can progress at a comfortable pace. Although some children may advance more quickly or slowly, our instructors ensure that everyone receives the instruction they need. This not only helps increase the child's comfort level in the water but can help parents understand the process and practice skills with their children between classes.

Learning Objectives
The Learn-to-Swim program focuses on building skills one step at a time. By giving them the opportunity to master one element before moving on to the next, our kids' swim classes make it easy to build confidence in the water. 

Level Course Age  Course Content 
  Parent/Child Water Introduction  0.5-3Y Focusing on water adjustment and enjoyment for both parent and child. Discover basic skills such as water entries and exits, floats, glides, arm and leg movements, and water safety. One parent-one child ratio. Parent must be in the water with the child at all times. Swim diapers are mandatory.
  Preschool Aquatics  3-5Y An introduction to elementary aquatic skills and water safety practices. Instructors will support your child as they experience blowing bubbles, glides, floats, treading, and arm-leg actions.
Level 1 Introduction to Water Skills  6-16Y Introduction to Water Skills: Kids will learn how to feel comfortable in the water and safely enjoy it.  Skills include blowing bubbles, bobbing, unsupported floats, kicking on front and back, introduction to alternating arm action, water entries and exits, and water safety skills.
Level 2 Fundamentals of Aquatic Skills  6-16Y  Fundamentals of Aquatic Skills: Children will learn basic swimming skills.  Skills include floating, gliding, treading, kicking on front and back, introduction to freestyle with breathing, backstroke, and water safety skills.
Level 3 Stroke Development  6-16Y Stroke Development: Additional guided practice will help kids improve their skills. Skills include rhythmic breathing, introduction to elementary, backstroke and sidestroke, diving from the side of the pool, treading water, and water safety skills.
Level 4 Stroke Improvement  6-16Y Stroke Improvement: Kids will gain confidence during swim lessons, improve their stroke and gain additional aquatic skills. Skills include endurance, breath control, introduction to breaststroke and butterfly, turns, and water safety skills.
Level 5 Stroke Refinement  6-16Y Stroke Refinement: Guidance allows kids to refine their strokes and become more efficient swimmers. Skills include surface dives, flip turns, refinement of strokes and diving, and water safety skills.
Level 6 Swimming and Skill Proficiency  6-16Y Swimming and Skill Proficiency: Students will learn to swim with ease and efficiency, and gain the ability to swim smoothly over greater distances. Skills include endurance swimming, butterfly, treading water, turns, rescue skills, and diving.

  

Parent/Child Water Introduction
Focusing on water adjustment and enjoyment for both parent and child. Discover basic skills such as water entries and exits, floats, glides, arm and leg movements, and water safety. One parent-one child ratio. Parent must be in the water with the child at all times. Swim diapers are mandatory.

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Group Swim Lessons
Learn to swim with  confidence. The City of Cupertino offers swim lessons for infants, children, teenagers, and adults. You and your entire family can learn the  skills needed to help you enjoy a lifetime of safe swimming.

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Private Swim Lessons
Learn to swim with confidence. The City of Cupertino offers swim lessons for infants, children, teenagers, and adults. You and your entire family can learn the skills needed to help you enjoy a lifetime of safe swimming.

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Adaptive Needs Swim Lessons
Interested in having your child learn to swim? Blackberry Farm offers private swim lessons for adaptive needs youth depending on swimmer’s ability and demand for safety in the pool. Please contact Molly James at 408-777-3540 to inquire.

Contact Molly James at 408-777-3540 to Inquire about Adaptive Needs Swim Lessons

Adult Semi-Private Lessons
In these small group lessons you will receive more individualized attention but still enjoy the benefits of group learning. All adult classes are beginning level and focus on water safety. Lessons include a 10-day pass to Blackberry Farm so students can continue to practice throughout the summer.

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Adult Lap Swimming
Adult Lap swim is available at Monta Vista High School pool  Tuesday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. from June 18, 2019, to August 2, 2019.

  Resident  Non-Resident 
 Drop-In $5 $6 
 10 Pass  $40 $48
 Season Pass $85 $102

 

Learn-to-Swim FAQs

Class Placement Procedure
Please remember when registering your child for group lessons that you sign up for a specific time and not a specific level or instructor. Each participant will be tested for skill level and then placed in the appropriate Red Cross Learn-to-Swim course level.

Registration/Class Policy
Registrations will not be taken at the pool but are available at www.reg4rec.org or at the Quinlan Community Center. Participants may register for one (1), 30-minute class, each of the four (4) sessions. Class time may include in water instruction, out of water instruction and transition time. There is no class on Thursday, July 4th, 2019.

Sick Policy
When your child is sick, please do not bring him/her to the pool. Vomit and fecal incidents are a major frustration and inconvenience for everyone, as they require us to close the pool. Please help us ensure that these disruptions do not occur.
 
Swim Diapers Policy
Swim diapers are mandatory for all non-potty-trained children.

Fecal/Vomit Incidents Policy
The City follows Model Aquatic Health Code Policies & Procedures for all fecal/vomit incidents.  In the case of an incident, the pool will be cleared of all participants and out of water instruction will be provided. If a second incident occurs during the same session, each participant will receive a one class refund. There are no make-ups for classes missed due to fecal/vomit incidents.