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Swim Lessons

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Summer Swim Lessons

​​We will be offering two sessions over the Summer:

  • Summer I 2022: June 20 – July 17 with no lessons July 1-4, instead, July 22-25 (4-week session, and 4 lessons)
  • ​​Summer II 2022: August 1 - August 28 (4-week session, and 4 lessons)
Private, Semi-Private, and Group lessons will be during the following times:
Monday-Friday: 3:30 - 6:30 pm
Sunday: 9:00 - 11:30 am

Private and Semi-Private Swim ​​Lessons

Submit your availability for Summer I and Summer II Private and Semi-Private lessons with this link
​Lessons will be scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis based on this request form submission! Members will have priority for registration. Both Private and Semi-Private lessons are 30 minutes.

Summer I Schedule will be released on Wednesday, June 8. Payment will be due by Friday, June 17.

Summer II Schedule will be released on Wednesday, July 20. Payment will be due by Friday, July 29

  • Note about payment: Once you access our online portal, if you are not a Ray member, click the lesson you would like to enroll in, and then create a new account when prompted to log in. ​If you are already a Member, then login first and click the lesson you would like to enroll in. You can also pay in person at Membership Services.
We cannot guarantee the same swim instructor for both Summer I and Summer II sessions. Thank you for your understanding. 

Please remember that members will get priority scheduling.


Summer Private and Semi-Private (4-week session, 4 lessons)

  • Private lessons: $92 for members (active); $152 for non-members (cancelled/guests)

  • Semi-Private lessons: $72 for members (active); $132 for non-members (cancelled/guests)


Gr​​​oup Swim Lessons

​Registration will open on Thursday, June 2 at 10:00 am for members and Tuesday, June 7 at 10:00 am for nonmembers for Summer I and Summer II. 

    • ​Once you access our online portal, if you are not a Ray member, click the lesson you would like to enroll in, and then create a new account when prompted to log in. ​If you are already a Member, then login first and click the lesson you would like to enroll in. You can also pay in person at Membership Services.​
  • Group Lesson Fees:
    • $60 for members; $100 for non-members
See below for information on group lessons. This includes days, times, and skills for each level that will help determine the best fit for your child.​​
Have questions about swim lessons?

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Danielle Arens.

Visit our policies to learn more about membership restrictions, class cancellations, and refund requests.

Adult Swim Lessons

Swimmers will complete a structured workout. They will train to achieve an optimal performance level by improving stroke technique and aerobic endurance. It is recommended to be able to swim at least 1,200 yards in an hour, typically the class paces at a little over 1,800 yards (1 mile) in the hour class.

Schedule coming soon.

$68 for members; $120 for non-members

Swimmers will work with the instructor to build their confidence in the water. They will learn fundamental swimming skills such as floating, kicking, arm strokes and breathing that will be building blocks of the main strokes of freestyle and backstroke. Instructors will also help to improve swimming strength and endurance. No experience necessary!

Schedule coming soon.

$60 for members; $100 for non-members

Children's Swim

Instructors will use activities and songs to help children with skills and water adjustment.  Children not fully toilet-trained must wear a swim diaper. The pool temperature is between 81-84° F.

Parent-Tot Baby (6 mt - 18 mt):

Sundays - 9:00 am - 9:30 am

June 26, July 10, July 17, July 24

$60 for members; $100 for non-members


Parent-Tot Toddler (19+ mts):

Tuesdays - 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

June 21, June 28, July 5, July 12

Wednesdays - 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

June 22, June 29, July 6, July 13

Sundays - 9:30 am - 10:00 am

June 26, July 10, July 17, and July 24

$60 for members; $100 for non-members

A transitional class from parent-child to group lessons. Independent and energetic kids who swim alone with flotation devices and are comfortable with parent/guardian separation will do great in this class.

Skills used in preschool class (including but not limited to):
•    Entering and exiting pool safely
•    Becoming more comfortable in the water
•    Blowing bubbles
•    Bobbing /submerging face in water
•    Front and back float (with support)
•    Water safety topics: recognize the lifeguard, how to call for help, reach or throw

Summer Schedule

Tuesdays - 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

June 21, June 28, July 5, July 12

Wednesdays - 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

June 22, June 29, July 6, July 13

Sundays - 10:00 am - 10:30 am

June 26, July 10, July 17, and July 24

$60 for members; $100 for non-members

This is the first class of conventional swim lessons and provides the foundation of two of the four main strokes, freestyle and backstroke. Instructors will work with swimmers to be more comfortable in the water without the use of a floatation device.

Skills learned in Level 1 (including but not limited to):
•    Entering and exiting pool safely
•    Becoming more comfortable in the water
•    Front glide and recover
•    Back glide and recover
•    Rolling from front to back; back to front
•    Paddle and kick 15 yards
•    Combined front leg and arm action with barbell (on front and back)
•    Water safety topics: recognize the Lifeguard, how to call for help, reach or throw

Summer Schedule

Mondays - 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm

June 20, June 27, July 11, July 18

Wednesdays - 5:00 pm -5:45 pm

June 22, June 29, July 6, July 13

$60 for members; $100 for non-members

This is a beginner group lesson for kids who have an increased level of comfort in the pool. Swimmers will begin to move independently in the water over the course of the session.

Skills needed for entry into Level 2:
•    Able to enter water independently, using either the ramp, steps, or side, travel at least 5 yards, submerge mouth for at least 3 seconds, then safely exit the water. Children can walk, move along the gutter or “swim.”
•    Able to glide on front at least two body lengths, then roll to back and float for 3 seconds, then recover to a vertical position.

Skills learned in Level 2 (including but not limited to):
•    Completely submerge face; demonstrate five bobs
•    Back float (without support)
•    Paddle on front and back 25 yards with PFD
•    Paddle on front and back 15-25 feet without PFD
•    Introduce rotary breathing
•    Introduce elementary backstroke
•    Water Safety Topics: danger of drains, look before you leap, learn reaching assist

Summer Schedule

Mondays - 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm

June 20, June 27, July 11, July 18

Tuesdays - 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

June 21, June 28, July 5, July 12

$60 for members; $100 for non-members

Kids in level 3 are able to swim independently with their face in the water. In these lessons, swimmers will begin developing stroke techniques and learn the fundamentals of front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke.

Skills needed for entry into Level 3:
•    Able to step from side into chest deep water and move into a floating position for at least 15 seconds, then swim on front and/or back for five body lengths.
•    Able to back float for 15 seconds, roll to font, then recover into a vertical position

Skills learned in Level 3 (including but not limited to):
•    Demonstrate 10 bobs
•    Front crawl 25 yards with PFD
•    Rotary breathing, 15 times
•    Push off in a streamline on front and back
•    Paddle on front 15 feet without PFD
•    Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
•    Introduction to breaststroke and breaststroke kick, dolphin kick, and backstroke
•    Water Safety Topics: think so you don’t sink, don’t just pack it, wear your jacket

Summer Schedule

Fridays - 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm

June 24, July 8, July 15, July 22

$60 for members; $100 for non-members

Swimmers understand the basics of backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle. In these lessons, kids continue to advance their stroke techniques, begin to learn butterfly and increase the distance they are able to swim.

Skills needed for entry into Level 4:
•    Able to jump into pool and front crawl and/or elementary backstroke 25 yards
•    Able to push off in a streamlined position, then swim front crawl 15 yards, change position, then swim elementary backstroke 15 yards

Skills learned in Level 4 (including but not limited to):
•    HUDDLE and HELP positions and survival float
•    Freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly for 25 yards
•    Introduce dolphin, scissor, and rotary kicks
•    Water Safety Topics: think twice before going near cold water or ice; safety at the beach

Summer Schedule

Thursdays - 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

June 23, June 30, July 7, July 14

$60 for members; $100 for non-members

Swimmers have a solid understanding of all four strokes. In level 5, they will learn flip turns, continue to fine-tune technique and increase distance. This class is intended to improve technique and endurance and prepare participants for competitive swimming.

 
Skills needed for entry into Level 5/6:
•    Able to swim freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly 25 yards
•    Swim a continuous 100 yards (any stroke)
•    Able to submerge and swim 3-5 body lengths underwater in streamline

Skills learned in Level 5/6 (including but not limited to):
•    Front crawl with rhythmic breathing 50 yards
•    Improve technique and endurance in all four strokes
•    Flip and open turns
•    Water Safety Topics: How to treat a leg cramp

Summer Schedule

Fridays - 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm

June 24, July 8, July 15, July 22

$60 for members; $100 for non-members

This class will feature structured workouts for advanced swimmers. Participants will train to achieve an optimal performance level by improving stroke technique and aerobic endurance. Participants must be at least 16 years old and able to swim at least 200 yards without stopping.

No classes currently available. 

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