Group Swim Lessons

The Ridge offers year-round group swim lessons for members and non-members and 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.

If you are a Ridge guest, please click here to create a profile to register for swim lessons, then follow the steps below:

  • Register as a guest
  • Log in to my account
  • In the upper right corner choose “Buy”
  • Choose “Program” then select “Aquatics”
  • Register for desired programs
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Swim Class Schedules

SUMMER SWIM Schedule

MONDAYS-Thursdays

Clamdiggers, Seahorses, Turtles, Otters: 3:25-3:55pm
Clamdiggers, Seahorses, Turtles, Otters:
4:00-4:30pm
Seals and Sharks:
4:35-5:05pm

Session 1: June 10-13

Session 2: June 17-20
Session 3: June 24-27

Session 4: July 8-11

Session 5: July 15-18
Session 6: July 22-25

Session 7: July 29-Aug 1
Session 8: Aug 5-8
Session 9: Aug 12-15
$55 Members | $75 Non-Members

YOUTH SWIM CLUB (SUMMER)

WEDNESDAYS 4:35-5:20PM
Session 1: June 12-July 10
Session 2: July 17-Aug 7
$55 Members | $75 Non-Members

PARENT-TOT:
POLLYWOGS AND FROGS

TUESDAYS POLLYWOGS 9:30-10:00am
Session 1: June 11-25 (Prorated 3 weeks)
Session 2: July 9-30
TUESDAYS FROGS 10:05-10:35am
Session 1: June 11-25 (Prorated 3 weeks)
Session 2: July 9-30
TUESDAYS POLLYWOGS 4:35-5:05PM
Session 1: June 11-25 (Prorated 3 weeks)
Session 2: July 9-30
TUESDAYS FROGS 5:05-5:35PM
Session 1: June 11-25 (Prorated 3 weeks)
Session 2: July 9-30
THURSDAYS POLLYWOGS 4:35-5:05PM
Session 1: June 13-27 (Prorated 3 weeks)
Session 2: July 11-Aug 1
THURSDAYS FROGS 5:05-5:35PM
Session 1: June 13-27 (Prorated 3 weeks)
Session 2: July 11-Aug 1
$55 Members | $75 Non-Members

SAFETY WEEK Schedule

MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS 4:30-5:00PM

No matter your reason for enrolling your child in swim lessons, the top priority is always preventing accidental drowning. The Ridge offers 2-week sessions with 4 lessons each, focusing on safety skills and preparing young swimmers for water emergencies. These lessons will cover essential skills such as managing wave action for ocean safety, river safety, proper use of life jackets, assisting someone in trouble, and the exciting challenge of swimming to safety while fully clothed. Safety week will emphasize emergency prevention by teaching children the rules, the importance of never swimming alone, and the necessity of always wearing a life jacket.

This program is designed for children ages 4-7 who are comfortable swimming underwater but need to enhance their understanding of various aquatic environments and learn how to respond to emergencies.

Session 1: June 17-26
Session 2: July 8-17
Session 3: July 22-31
Session 4: August 5-14
$55 Members | $75 Non-Members

Swim Classes

Pollywog

Pollywogs

Standard ages 6 Mos-2 Yrs 

The Pollywogs class is tailored to infants and toddlers who require a parent to be in the water with them. These sessions are crafted for children who are in the process of gaining confidence and enjoying themselves while acquiring fundamental water skills. Our instructor will guide parents on introducing their child to the water in a positive and enjoyable manner, incorporating water games and teaching introductory safety skills.

Turtles Swimming Level 3

Frogs

Standard ages 2-3 Yrs 

The Frogs class is customized for toddlers who need a parent to join them in the water. This class focuses on practicing more advanced skills and is ideal for children aiming for greater independence in the water. Our instructor will assist parents in teaching safety swim skills suitable for this age group, all within a positive and engaging environment. Children in this class should feel comfortable submerging underwater and floating on their back with support.

Clamdiggers Swimming Level 1

CLAMDIGGERS

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

SEAHORSES

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

TURTLES

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

OTTERS

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

SEALS

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. Seals 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

SHARKS

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
Youth Swim Club

Youth Swim Club

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

This program is designed for kids who have completed our Level 6 “Sharks” group swim lesson program or who can swim 20 yards of freestyle with side breathing, backstroke, breaststroke, and dolphin kick. The program is designed for kids ages 6+ (or by instructor approval). Each lesson will focus mainly on stroke mechanics and increasing endurance. Class length is 45 minutes.

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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