Lessons


Registration Rules

  • No Telephone Registration.
  • Fees must be paid at the time of registration.
  • Pre-registration for all activities begins one week prior to the session start date

Payments

  • Make checks payable to: L.A. CITY DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND PARKS
  • No refunds unless a class is canceled.
  • Lessons are 25 minutes in length.
  • All refunds will be assessed an administration fee

Pricing

  • YOUTH-$20.00 | ADULT-$40.00

Fall 2017 Youth Sessions

SessionDaysDatesRegistration Date
Session 1Tue & Thu09/12 -10/1209/08 - 09/14
Session 2Wed & Fri09/13 - 10/1309/08 - 09/15
Session 3Tue & Thu10/17 - 11/1610/12 - 10/19
Session 4Wed & Fri10/18 - 11/17
10/13 - 10/20
Session 5Tue & Thu11/21 - 12/2111/16 - 11/22
Session 6Wed & Fri11/22 - 12/2211/17 - 11/22

Winter/ Spring 2018

Session 1Tue & Th1/02 - 2/01
1/02 - 1/08
Session 2Wed & Fri1/03 - 2/021/03 - 1/09
Session 3Tue & Th2/06 - 3/08 2/01 - 2/08
Session 4Tue & Th2/07 - 3/092/02 - 2/09
Session 5Tue & Th3/13 - 4/123/08 - 3/15
Session 6Wed & Fri3/14 - 4/133/09 - 3/16
Session 7Wed & Fri4/17 - 5/174/12 - 4/19
Session 8Wed & Fri4/18 - 5/18 4/13 - 4/20

Youth Swim Lessons Times

ClassDaysClass Time
Water ConfidenceTue. & Thu./Wed. & Fri4:30 pm - 4:55 pm
Intermediate/SwimmerTue. & Thu./Wed. & Fri5:00 pm - 5:25 pm
Advanced BeginnerTue. & Thu./Wed. & Fri5:30 pm - 5:55 pm
BeginnerTue. & Thu./Wed. & Fri6:00 pm - 6:25 pm
Preschool AquaticsTue. & Thu./Wed. & Fri6:30 pm - 6:55 pm

Adult Session Dates

Session DatesRegistration Date
Monday & Wednesday
Session 1June 19 - July 12June 3
Session 2July17 - August 9July 17
Sesion 3August 14 - September 6August 14

Adult Lessons

ClassDaysTime
Adult BeginnerWednesday & Friday7:00pm - 7:25pm
Adult SwimmerWednesday & Friday7:30 pm - 7:55 pm

Aquacise

Aquacise - The techniques used in shallow water exercises are designed for swimmer and non–swimmers. Aquacise increases flexibility and stamina, range of motion & provides a cardiovascular workout. Limited space for registration available, limited walk-in space available.

Adults $40.00, Seniors $35.00 (Full Session)
Walk-In............ Adults $4.50 / Seniors $4.00
TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM,
STEP: SATURDAY 9:30 A.M. - 10:30 A.M.
AQUACISE: SATURDAY 10:35 A.M. - 11:35 A.M.
ClassDatesRegistration Date
Series 109/01 - 09/309/01
Series 210/03 - 10/3110/03
Series 311/01 - 11/2911/01
Series 412/01 - 12/3012/01
Series 501/02 - 01/3001/02
Series 602/02 - 02/2802/02
Series 703/02 - 03/3103/02
Series 804/03 - 04/2804/03
Series 905/01 - 05/3005/01
Series 1006/01 - 06/3006/01

Private Lesson

Semi-private Lesson

Adult, Child, Senior, AdaptiveAdult, Child, Senior, Adaptive
4 private lessons = $1084 semi-private lessons = $160

Parent & Child (Ages 4-6)

Level 1
Orients children to the aquatic environment and helps them gain basic aquatic skills.
*An adult must accompany each child.
  • Enter and exit water using ladder, steps or side
  • Blow bubbles through mouth and nose
  • Submerge mouth, nose and eyes
  • Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front and back glides and recover to a vertical position
  • Back float and recover to a vertical position
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Tread with arm and hand actions
  • Alternating and simultaneous leg actions on front and back
  • Alternating and simultaneous arm actions on front and back
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
Level 2
Helps children gain greater independence in their skills and develop more comfort in and around water.
  • Enter water by stepping in
  • Exit water using ladder, steps or side
  • Bobbing
  • Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front and back floats and glides
  • Recover from a front or back float or glide to a vertical position
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Tread water using arm and leg actions
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
  • Finning arm action on back
Level 3
Helps children start to gain basic swimming propulsive skills to be comfortable in and around water..
  • Enter water by jumping in
  • Fully submerge and hold breath
  • Bobbing
  • Front, jellyfish and tuck floats
  • Recover from a front or back float or glide to a vertical position
  • Back float and glide
  • Change direction of travel while swimming on front or back
  • Tread water using arm and leg actions
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
  • Finning arm action on back

Learn-to-Swim (Ages 7 to Adulthood)

Introduction to Water Skills - Level 1
Helps participants feel comfortable in the water.
  • Enter and exit water using ladder, steps or side
  • Blow bubbles through mouth and nose
  • Bobbing
  • Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front and back glides and floats
  • Recover to vertical position
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Tread water using arm and hand actions
  • Alternating and simultaneous leg actions on front and back
  • Alternating and simultaneous arm actions on front and back
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
Fundamental Aquatic Skills – Level 2
Gives participants success with fundamental skills.
  • Enter and exit water by stepping or jumping from the side
  • Fully submerge and hold breath
  • Bobbing
  • Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front, jellyfish and tuck floats
  • Recover to vertical position
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Change direction of travel while swimming on front or back
  • Tread water using arm and leg actions
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
  • Finning arm action
Stroke Development – Level 3
Builds on the skills in Level 2 through additional guided practice in deeper water.
  • Enter water by jumping from the side
  • Headfirst entries from the side in sitting and kneeling positions
  • Bobbing while moving toward safety
  • Rotary breathing
  • Survival float
  • Back float
  • Change from vertical to horizontal position on front and back
  • Tread water
  • Flutter, scissor, dolphin and breaststroke kicks on front
  • Front crawl and elementary backstroke
  • Stroke Improvement – Level 4
    Develops confidence in the skills learned and improves other aquatic skills.
    • Headfirst entries from the side in compact and stride positions
    • Swim under water
    • Feetfirst surface dive
    • Survival swimming
  • Front crawl and backstroke open turns
  • Tread water using 2 different kicks
  • Front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly
  • Flutter and dolphin kicks on back
  • Stroke Refinement – Level 5
    Provides further coordination and refinement of strokes.
    • Shallow-angle dive from the side then glide and begin a front stroke
    • Tuck and pike surface dives, submerge completely
    • Front flip turn and backstroke flip turn while swimming
    • Front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly
    • Sculling
    Swimming and Skill Proficiency – Level 6
    Refines the stokes so participants swim them with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances. Level 6 is designed with “menu” options that focus on preparing participants for more advanced courses, including the Water Safety Instructor, or other aquatic activities, such as competitive swimming or diving.
    • Options Include:
    • Fitness Swimmer
  • Personal Water Safety
  • Fundamentals of Diving