Swim classes are taught at McGaugh Elementary School, located at 1698 Bolsa Avenue (at Seal Beach Blvd.). Registration after the original enrollment dates will be accepted online and in City Hall prior to the third class meeting of each session.
Make-up classes are not offered unless classes are cancelled due to a pool closure. If a pool closure does occur, classes are made-up on the second Friday of the session. If two cancellations occur during one session, the City will provide complimentary recreation swim vouchers.
Parents are respectfully requested to observe swim lessons in the spectator area provided outside the pool deck. Only children currently enrolled in a lesson are permitted on the deck. The pool manager reserves the right to transfer any participant to a class that is more appropriate for the swimmer’s skill level.
Click here for the Summer 2017 swim lesson schedule.
6 months – 3 years
This class is designed to promote comfort, safety, and enjoyment in and around the water. One adult per child required.
3 – 5 years
Designed to introduce swimming & water safety skills to children of preschool ages.
Students will be introduced to the primary skills of body position, proper kicking, basic skills or freestyle/crawl, and an introduction to backstroke. Progressive advancement through levels are taught in the shallow, short end of the pool.
Breaststroke is introduced and backstroke is refined. Introduction of CPR and rescue breathing will also be covered. Students will be required to swim 25 yards using rhythmic breathing. Students must be proficient in freestyle and backstroke and able to swim unassisted the length of the pool. Stronger or returning students should enroll in a 45-minute session; new level 4 students should enroll in a 30-minute session.
All strokes will be refined. Emphasis will be on proper stroke techniques.
This class will stress proper stroke efficiency and endurance. Butterfly is also introduced. Students will learn and practice the various lifesaving skills.
Students will demonstrate various lifesaving skills and stroke perfection and endurance. Laps and aerobic fitness will be emphasized.
This class is for adults with swim experience. Participants must be at a level 5 or 6 to qualify for the class.