Group Swim Lessons

The Ridge offers year-round group swim lessons for students of all abilities! Instructors work with small groups of students based on swim level. Our Learn-to-Swim Program is structured to promote water safety skills, correct stroke technique, and personal development within a fun and safe environment.

underwater photo of swimming pool at The Ridge
Swim Class Schedules


Monday and Wednesday afternoons

Meets 2 times per week for four weeks (8 total lessons)

Levels 1-6
Mondays & Wednesdays:

Session 4: Apr 10-May 3
Session 5: May 8-June 7 (No lessons 5/29 & 5/31)
$80 Members | $105 Non-Members



Meets 1 time per week for four weeks (4 total lessons)

Levels 1-6

Session 4: Apr 15-May 6
Session 5: May 13-June 10 (No lessons 5/27)
$60 Members | $70 Non-Members


Wednesdays AND SATURDAYs

Meets 1 time per week for four weeks (4 total lessons)

Wednesdays: 5-5:30pm
Saturdays: 9-9:30am

Session 4: Wednesdays; April 12-May 3

Session 4: Saturdays; April 15-May 6

Session 5: Wednesdays; May 11-June 7 (No lessons 5/31)
Session 5: Saturdays; May 13-June 10 (No lessons 5/27)
$40 Members | $50 Non-Members


Levels 1-6: Session Days & Classes

Clamdiggers, Seahorses, Turtles, Otters: Monday-Thursday, 9:30-10:00am
Clamdiggers, Seahorses, Turtles, Otters: 
Monday-Thursday, 10:05-10:35am
Seals and Sharks:
Monday-Thursday, 10:40-11:10am

Session 1: June 19-22 
Session 2: June 26-29
Session 3: July 10-13 
Session 4: July 17-20
Session 5: July 24-27
Session 6: July 31-Aug 3
$50 Members | $70 Non-Members


MONDAYS & Wednesdays

Meets 2 times per week for two weeks (4 total lessons)

Mondays & Wednesdays: 5-5:30pm

Session 1: June 19-28

Session 2: July 10-20

Session 3: July 24-Aug 3
$50 Members | $70 Non-Members


Swim Classes

Turtles Swimming Level 3

Puddle Jumpers

Standard ages 6 Mos-3 Yrs 

The Puddle Jumpers class is for infants and toddlers who need a parent in the water with them. Our instructor will coach parents on how to introduce your child to the water with some water games.

Clamdiggers Swimming Level 1


Standard ages 3-5 or kids 6 and below who have never had swim lessons, or who have limited experiences in the pool

This class is for children with limited or no previous swim experience. Children will learn basic water and safety skills through games, songs, and fun! The class goal is to become comfortable in the water.

A successful Clamdigger will be able to do the following:

  • Bubbles from mouth and nose
  • Bobs-Rhythmic breathing
  • Supported back float
  • Rhythmic kicking
  • Supported jumping in
Seahorses Swimming Level 2


Standard ages 3-6 who have had some experience with the water, and those who can complete all Clamdigger skills

This class is for children who are able to attempt floating on front and back with assistance, or who have been through our beginner swim class. Our goal is to learn proper breath control, float using a barbell or similar flotation tool, jump in the water, and be able to fully submerge head comfortably.

A successful Seahorse will be able to do the following:

  • Streamline glide
  • Head lead back glide
  • Streamline kicking
  • Head lead back kicking
  • Intro to rolling over
  • Supported side breathing
Turtles Swimming Level 3


Standard ages 4-6+ who are comfortable going underwater and attempting to swim independently

The Turtle class is for children who have been through at least two sessions and can comfortably submerge, as well as float using a barbell without instructor assistance.

A successful Turtle will be able to do the following:

  • Independent swimming and rolling to breath
  • Supported catch-up freestyle with side breath
  • Elementary backstroke
  • Backstroke
  • Dolphin kick
Otters Swimming Level 4


Standard ages 5-8+ who have completed all Turtle skills or those who comfortable floating without assistance 

This is an intermediate class for swimmers who are able to swim using basic freestyle arm strokes with their faces in the water, and who can float without assistance.

A successful Otter will be able to do the following:

  • Catch-up freestyle with side breath
  • Backstroke
  • Intro to breaststroke kick
  • Streamline dolphin kick
Seals Swimming Level 5


Standard ages 4+ who are able to swim full lengths of both backstroke and freestyle, or those who have completed all Otter skills

This is a class for experienced swimmers who are able to swim a minimum of 10 feet using both freestyle and backstroke. Surfers must be able to be comfortable swimming where they are not able to touch bottom, as most of the skills worked on will be in the deeper areas of the pool.

A successful Seal will be able to do the following:

  • Freestyle 10 yards
  • Backstroke 10 yards
  • Intro to breaststroke
  • Intro to butterfly
Sharks Swimming Level 6


Standard ages 6+ or those who have passed all other levels of the Ridge program or an equivalent swim program

This is an advanced class for those who are able to swim at least half of the pool on both their front and back, as well as perform 4 competitive kicks.

A successful Shark will be able to do the following:

  • Freestyle 20 yards
  • Backstroke 20 yards
  • Breaststroke 10 yards
  • Butterfly 10 yards
  • Intro to flip turns

Become an Instructor

Are you passionate about teaching children and/or adults how to swim or improve their technique? Are you ready to change lives? Then a Swim Instructor position at the Ridge might be the right fit for you! Swim Instructors at the Ridge are expected to be warm, kind, and most of all, great with people. We offer the training you will need to become an expert in our curriculum so you can teach our swimmers how to be safer and more efficient in the water, all while having fun in the process. If this sounds like the job for you, dive in and apply now!

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