Swim Skills Courses 

The City of Modesto is currently planning for modified in-person Summer swim lessons. Lesson instruction will occur from the pool and/or pool deck by a certified instructor. Course schedule is subject to change. If the class you wish to register for is full, we highly recommend placing the swimmer on our waitlist. 

Face coverings are required in the aquatic facility by anyone over the age of two.

Swim Skill Classes

Requirements 

  • Swim diapers are required for participants not potty trained
  • Face coverings are required in the aquatic facility by anyone over the age of two.

Note: Due to the high level of swim skill required to be in this level, an adult will not be required to accompany each child in the water for the following classes. 

Intermediate Swim Skills (6 to 12 years)

Students will learn to demonstrate rotary breathing, front and back glides traveling two body lengths, front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, and side stroke. Students will also learn to jump into deep water safely. 

Prerequisites

  • Swimmers must be able to swim independently with no assistance
  • Independent front and back float
  • Swim on front and back for 15 feet using combined arm and leg motions

Advanced Swim Skills (8 to 14 years)

Students will refine their strokes, develop endurance and will be introduced to deep water floats, dives, open turns, treading water, streamlines, breaststroke, and butterfly. In Advanced Swim Skills, students will be introduced to swimming 25 yards at a time. 

Prerequisite

  • Swimmers must be able to swim independently with no assistance
  • Successful completion of Level 3 or Intermediate Swim Skills
  • Front crawl, back crawl and elementary backstroke for 15 yards with breathing
  • Ability to float for 30 seconds