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Swim Lessons
Want to take a swimming lesson?

The Chandler Aquatics Program offers swim lessons throughout the year at its pools and aquatic centers.

The lesson
program offered by the City of Chandler follows the American Red Cross
Learn-To-Swim and Parent & Child Aquatic program.
link to descriptions of various swimming lessons and class levels
semi-private swim lessons
financial assistance is available for swim lessons
link to tips on how to successfully register for swimming lessons and classes
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Class Registration Dates
Online registration BEGINS at 10 a.m. on the first day of Resident (Resid Reg) or Non resident (Non res Reg) registration.

Online registration ENDS at midnight on the Last day to register online.

New...Click the "Register online" link to add classes to your Wish List on your ActiveNet account.

Location (Loc):
AMP = Arrowhead Pool
DOAC = Desert Oasis Aquatic Center
FOL = Folley Pool
HAC = Hamilton Aquatic Center
MGAC = Mesquite Groves Aquatic Center
NAC = Nozomi Aquatic Center
Session Loc
Descp
Sess
Dates
Resid
Reg
Non res
Reg
Last day to reg online
Summer Session 5-Sat
Saturday - A.M.
4-day session
Hamilton & Mesquite Groves
Group Lessons
8/6 - 8/27 Register
at the pool
Register
at the pool
8/5
Fall Session 1
Tue / Thu - P.M.
6-day session
Mesquite Groves
Semi Private &
Group Lessons
8/16 - 9/1 Register
at the pool
Register
at the pool
8/15
Fall Session 1
Mon / Wed / Fri - P.M.
6-day session
Arrowhead Pool
Group Lessons
8/22 - 9/2 Register
at the pool
Register
at the pool
8/21
Fall Session 2
Tue / Thu - P.M.
6-day session
Mesquite Groves
Semi Private Lessons
9/6 - 9/22 Register
Online

thru 9/5
Register
Online

thru 9/5
9/5
Fall Session 1
Saturday - A.M.
4-day session
Mesquite Groves & Hamilton
Semi Private &
Group Lessons
9/10 - 10/1 Register
Online

thru 9/9
Register
Online

thru 9/9
9/9
Fall Session 2
Mon / Wed / Fri - P.M.
6-day session
Arrowhead Pool
Group Lessons
9/12 - 9/23 Register
Online

thru 9/11
Register
Online

thru 9/11
9/11
Fall Session 2
Saturday - A.M.
4-day session
Nozomi
Semi Private Lessons
9/17 - 10/8 Register
Online

thru 9/16
Register
Online

thru 9/16
9/16
Fall Session 3
Tue / Thu - P.M.
6-day session
Hamilton
Semi Private Lessons
9/20 - 10/6 Register
Online

thru 9/19
Register
Online

thru 9/19
9/19
Fall Session 3
Tue / Thu - P.M.
6-day session
Mesquite Groves
Semi Private Lessons
9/27 - 10/13 Register
Online

thru 9/26
Register
Online

thru 9/26
9/26
Fall Session 3
Tue / Thu - P.M.
6-day session
Hamilton
Semi Private Lessons
10/11 - 10/27 Register
Online

thru 10/10
Register
Online

thru 10/10
10/10
Fall Session 4
Tue / Thu - P.M.
6-day session
Mesquite Groves
Semi Private Lessons
10/18 - 11/3 Register
Online

thru 10/17
Register
Online

thru 10/17
10/17
Fall Session 4
Tue / Thu - P.M.
6-day session
Hamilton
Semi Private Lessons
11/1 - 11/17 Register
Online

thru 10/31
Register
Online

thru 10/31
10/31
Fall Session 5
Tue / Thu - P.M.
6-day session
Hamilton
Semi Private Lessons
11/29 - 12/15 Register
Online

thru 11/28
Register
Online

thru 11/28
11/28


Course Descriptions & Ages
Lesson ages below are guidelines, except for the Seahorse and Otter class ages, which will be strictly adhered to. Your child may be more or less advanced than the suggested ages. Generally, children will remain in the same level for at least two sessions.

What class level should I register my child for? The Aquatics Program offers new online video clips below for parents. They provide a quick look at what the skills your child should be able to perform at different class levels. Customers may also stop by the pool during public swim hours and request a swim lesson placement test. All swim lessons follow the American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim Aquatics Program.

More detailed information will be provided by your child's current instructor.

The descriptions below demonstrate the variety of classes the Aquatics Program has the capability of offering. However, some classes may not be offered during our fall, winter and spring lesson programs.
PARENT & CHILD CLASSES
25-minute classes

These courses are designed to encourage water comfort and safety for young swimmers. Parents and children will be led through water exploration activities together; this is NOT a learn-to-swim or water survival class. All classes are limited to 10 participants per instructor. 

Fall/Winter/Spring Session Fees:
Resident Fee:
$23.55 (6-day session)
$17.55 (4-day session)
Non-resident Fee:
$32.55 (6-day session)
$23.55 (4-day session)
Lesson Schedules - Fall
PARENT-INFANT (6-18 mos.)
Preview this class
Prerequisites: An adult or guardian MUST accompany the child in the water during each class session. Children are required to wear swim diapers under their swimsuits.

Participants will practice water entry and exit, comfort in the water in various positions, breath control (blowing bubbles) and basic arm/leg movements.
 
PARENT-TODDLER (18-36 mos.)
Preview this class
Prerequisites:  An adult or guardian MUST accompany the child in the water during each class session. Children are requited to wear swim diapers under their swimsuits.

Participants will build on Parent-Infant skills and will focus on growing more independent in the water, underwater exploration and performing multiple skills at a time (i.e.: simultaneous arm AND leg movements).

BEGINNER CLASSES
25-minute classes

These courses are designed to teach young swimmers basic water safety, water adjustment and swimming skills. Participants will grow more independent in the water. 


Fall/Winter/Spring Session Fees:
Resident Fee:
$23.55 (6-day session)
$17.55 (4-day session)
Non-resident Fee:
$32.55 (6-day session)
$23.55 (4-day session)
Lesson Schedules - Fall

 
TADPOLE (3-5 yrs)
Preview this class
Prerequisites: Child must be potty trained participate independently (parents/guardians are NOT in the water).


This course is designed for children with little to no water experience. Participants will learn how to enter and exit the water safely, submerge fully, blow bubbles, float on front/back and do basic arm/leg movements (all skills performed WITH support).


SHRIMP (3-6 yrs)
Preview this class
Prerequisites: pass Tadpole OR can be without parent/guardian in water, comfortably submerge and float on front/back with support.

This course is designed for children who are progressing with basic swim skills. Participants will learn how to submerge, retrieve submerged objects, float on front/back, perform simultaneous arm/leg movements on front/back and glides on front/back (all skills performed WITHOUT support).
DUCK (3-6 yrs)
Preview this class
Prerequisites: pass Shrimp OR can float on front/back independently for 5-10 seconds AND swim independently for at least 10 feet on front/back.


This course is designed for children who are independent swimmers of short distances on front and back. Participants will refine freestyle and backstroke skills (especially rotary breathing), learn independent glides on front/back for 15 feet and learn deep water safety skills.

 

 
INTERMEDIATE CLASSES
50-minutes

These courses are designed for independent swimmers who can swim 15 feet on their front/back. Participants will learn new strokes, continue to refine freestyle and backstroke skills and learn deep water safety skills. All classes (except Seahorse) are limited to 8 participants per instructor; Seahorse classes have 6 participants per instructor.

Fall/Winter/Spring Session Fees:
Resident Fee:
$31.55 (6-day session)
$25.55 (4-day session)
Non-resident Fee:
$42.55 (6-day session)
$34.55 (4-day session)
Lesson Schedules - Fall
SEAHORSE              OTTER
(4-6 yrs)              or  (6-8 yrs)
Preview this class       Preview this class
NOTE: The Seahorse and Otter classes have the same curriculum; the only distinctions are the age range of class participants and the instructor-to-participant ratio.


Prerequisites: pass Duck OR can float on front/back independently for 5-10 seconds and swim independently on front/back for at least 10 feet.

This course is for independent swimmers who are developing basic strokes. Participants will increase endurance and develop freestyle/backstroke, swim and glide independently for 15 feet, learn deep water safety skills and be introduced to butterfly kick. 
Preview this class
Prerequisites: pass Seahorse OR Otter OR can swim freestyle with proper rotary breathing for 10 yards and swim backstroke with proper technique for 10 yards.

This course is for swimmers who are proficient in freestyle and backstroke for at least 10 yards. Participants will continue to refine these strokes while increasing endurance; they will also learn butterfly kick, deep water safety skills and basic dives from the deck.

ADVANCED CLASSES
50-minutes

These courses are designed for independent swimmers who can swim 15 feet on their front/back. Participants will learn new strokes, continue to refine freestyle and backstroke skills and learn deep water safety skills. All classes (except Seahorse) are limited to 8 participants per instructor; Seahorse classes have 6 participants per instructor.

Fall/Winter/Spring Session Fees:
Resident Fee:
$31.55 (6-day session)
$25.55 (4-day session)
Non-resident Fee:
$42.55 (6-day session)
$34.55 (4-day session)
Lesson Schedules - Fall
Preview this class
Prerequisites: pass Turtle OR can swim freestyle and backstroke with near-perfect technique for at least 15 yards AND can tread water for 30 seconds in deep water.

Participants will continue to increase endurance in freestyle and backstroke, and will learn sidestroke, elementary backstroke and basic deck-level dives.


Preview this class
Prerequisites: pass Frog OR can swim freestyle and backstroke with excellent technique (at least 25 yards each) and can swim sidestroke and elementary backstroke (at least 15 yards each).

Participants will learn breaststroke and butterfly, while refining sidestroke and elementary backstroke. They will also learn new deck-level dives and continue to build endurance in freestyle and backstroke.
Preview this class
Prerequisites: pass Fish OR can swim multiple 25-yard laps of freestyle and backstroke, more than 15 yards of elementary backstroke and breaststroke, and at least 15 yards of butterfly.

Participants will continue to refine all six strokes while increasing endurance. They will also learn shallow dives, open turns and flip turns.


Preview this class
Prerequisites: pass Porpoise OR can swim at least 50 yards each of freestyle and backstroke, at least 25 yards each of breaststroke, butterfly and elementary backstroke.

Participants will build up to swimming 500 continuous yards while refining technique in six strokes. They will also learn springboard diving fundamentals and basic principles of fitness swimming.


BEGINNER CLASSES FOR OLDER PARTICIPANTS
50-minutes

These courses are designed for participants who are 7+ years old and have little to no swim lesson experience.

Fall/Winter/Spring Session Fees:
Resident Fee:
$31.55 (6-day session)
$25.55 (4-day session)
Non-resident Fee:
$42.55 (6-day session)
$34.55 (4-day session)
Lesson Schedules - Fall
SURFER (7-13 yrs)
Participants will learn the Tadpole, Shrimp, Duck and Otter class curriculum in a safe and welcoming environment.

Classes will be tailored to older children; the goal of this course is to teach the skills needed bridge new swimmers into the mainstream curriculum detailed above.

TEEN / ADULT BEGINNER
(Ages 14+)

Participants will learn how to be comfortable in water, submersion and the basics of the freestyle stroke in a safe and welcoming environment.

Instructors will work with participants to gain confidence in the water and achieve personal goals.


SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS
45-minutes

This program provides a more intimate
swimming lesson experience. 


Instructor to student ratio for semi-private lessons is three (3) swimmers per instructor.

Fall/Winter/Spring Session Fees:
Resident Fee:
$51.55 (6-day session)
$29.55 (4-day session)
Non-resident Fee:
$69.55 (6-day session)
$40.55 (4-day session)
Lesson Schedules - Fall

Level A
These children generally fall into the Tadpole, Shrimp and Duck classes.

Level B
These children generally fall into the Seahorse, Otter and Turtle classes.

Level C
These children generally fall into the Frog, Fish and Porpoise classes.
 


Mesquite Groves Aquatic Center
FALL SESSIONS:
Sep 6 - 22:  5 p.m., 6 p.m.
    Tue/Thu (6-day session)
Sep 10 - Oct 1:  9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m.
    Sat (4-day session)
Sep 27 - Oct 13:  5 p.m., 6 p.m.
    Tue/Thu (6-day session)
Oct 15 - Nov 5:  9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m.
    Sat (4-day session)
Oct 18 - Nov 3:  5 p.m., 6 p.m.
    Tue/Thu (6-day session)

Hamilton Aquatic Center
FALL SESSIONS:
Sep 20 - Oct 6:  5 p.m., 6 p.m.
    Tue/Thu (6-day session)
Oct 11 - 27:  4 p.m., 5 p.m.
    Tue/Thu (6-day session)
Nov 1 - 17:  4 p.m., 5 p.m.
    Tue/Thu (6-day session)
Nov 29 - Dec 15:  4 p.m., 5 p.m.
    Tue/Thu (6-day session)

Nozomi Aquatic Center
 Sep 17 - Oct 8:  10 a.m., 11 a.m.
    Sat (4-day session)


Swim Lesson Financial Assistance
The City of Chandler Aquatics Program offers two programs to assist economically disadvantaged families in their efforts to learn to swim with city swim opportunities. For more information, please call (480) 782-2756 or send an email to Angela for assistance with our aquatics classes.

Application and Registration Form must
be submitted in person at the Aquatics Office (open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)located at 650 E. Ryan Road, Chandler. Please allow at least 7-10 business days prior to the upcoming session registration period or class start date for application processing.

GOODWILL SCHOLARSHIP
FEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM


This program is only available to residents of Chandler.

You may print and submit the application below with appropriate documentation:

16-17 Goodwill Fee Assistance Program Application - English (PDF)

16-17 Goodwill Fee Assistance Program Application - Spanish (PDF)


AMERICAN RED CROSS CENTENNIAL FUND PROGRAM

This program is only available to residents and non residents of Chandler.

You may print and submit the application below:

16-17 Application for
ARC Centennial - English
 
(PDF)

16-17 Application for
ARC Centennial -Spanish
 
(PDF)


Swim Lesson & Swim Team Registration Tips
1.
We recommend that customers register using our new online registration system.
Online registrations is easy to use and in most cases is faster than mail-in or drop-off registration methods.

2.
If you choose to use a paper registration form from the Break Time Aquatics Section, we recommend that you use the one titled Aquatics Class Registration Application Form. If you use the same registration form for swim lessons and other special interest recreation classes, such as Apples to Zebras, it may delay the processing of your registration request.

3.
Phone-in or faxed registration forms will NOT be accepted. Instructions for mailing or hand delivering your application forms are here:

Mail-In or Drop-Off Registration.
4.
On your form, please list FIRST, SECOND, and THIRD CLASS CHOICE, TIME, SESSION, and POOL PREFERRED! If only one class choice is listed and class is full, participant will be placed on a wait list.

5.
Please fill out the registration form completely. Enter full name of student, address, home phone and emergency phone numbers and age. Please sign form. ONE registration form per family. If you need additional forms, you may make copies or access the form on our website and print it out on your home printer.

6.

Fees for each class must be paid at the time of registration. If paying by check, please write separate checks for each class. If one check is submitted and your child is placed on a waiting list, a credit will be placed on your account.
7.
Your registration form is an APPLICATION. IT DOES NOT ENSURE PLACEMENT IN A CLASS! You will receive a confirmation receipt in the mail or email to verify enrollment in a class. If your class choices are full, you will be placed on a waiting list.

8.
If you are placed on a wait list, the Aquatics Office will notify you should an opening come available. Notification may come as late the start of the class.

9.

A student may register for a maximum of ONE (1) class per session. A student may register for more than one class per session ONLY after the session has started and space is available. The full class fee will still be charged even if they missed the first day of the class. We do not prorate any of our class fees.

link to a list of frequently asked questions and answers

Phone and E-Mail
480-782-2749 Aquatics General Information
480-782-2733 Aquatics/Pool Information Line
480-782-2560 FAX
ParksAndRec@chandleraz.gov

Street Address
Chandler Aquatics
650 E. Ryan Road
Chandler, Arizona 85286
Map & Directions

Mailing Address
Attn: Chandler Aquatics
Mail Stop 906
P.O. Box 4008
Chandler, AZ 85244-4008