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Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons

2019 Swim Lessons


Seedlings Program

Parent/Child Classes (6 months to 3.5 years old)

A water orientation course for very young children & their parents. Through a variety of songs, games and safety skills, children learn to enjoy the water with their parent(s). This program is primarily intended as an introduction to water and not a “learn to swim” class.
Children 3 and under must wear a swim liner available at the pool or office for $10.00 (Re-usable).

Sprouts Program

A program for children ages 3 – 5



Students work with an instructor to learn how to blow bubbles, submerge face in the water, float, kick, use their arms and glide with assistance. Students will play games designed to promote proper swimming skills and water safety. Parents are encouraged to sit on the side and cheer their child along as they take on new challenges and progress in their swimming skills.



This class is for children who are comfortable in the water. Students will work on the transition between assisted and unassisted swimming. In this class, students will work on gliding, kicking, using their arms, floating and swimming with little to no assistance.



Prerequisite: Pass SRD Sprouts Yellow or SRD Aquatics Supervisor approval.
Students will work on swimming independently on their front and back, side breathing, learning readiness, introduced to deep water and how to swim comfortably on their own to safety.



Prerequisite: Pass SRD Sprouts Green or SRD Aquatics Supervisor approval.
Students will work on strengthening their front and back crawl, retrieving objects under water, deep water entries, and safety skills. Introduction to butterfly and breaststroke kick.



Prerequisite: Pass SRD Sprouts Blue or  SRD Aquatics Supervisor approval.
Students will learn coordinated freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke. Students will work on swimming the length of the pool, while improving their strokes and endurance. Students will also learn introductory water safety techniques.

SRD Youth Swim Program

For children 6 and older

It is recommended that participants bring goggles to each class. Students with long hair must secure hair or use a swim cap.

SRD Level 1

Orientation to water for new or returning students will include entering/exiting water independently, submerging face, opening eyes underwater, blowing bubbles, bobbing, supported kicking, gliding and floating. Beginning strokes on front and back with assistance. Introduction to Personal Flotation Device (PDF) and water safety rules.

SRD Level 2

Prerequisite: Pass SRD Level 1 or SRD Aquatics Supervisor approval. Unsupported kicking, gliding, floating and swimming on front and back for 15 yards. Students will work on jump-in entry, retrieving objects underwater, stroke techniques in freestyle and backstroke. Introduction to butterfly kick, breaststroke kick and safety skills. Use of Personal Flotation Device (PFD).

SRD Level 3 

Prerequisite: Pass SRD Level 2 or SRD Swim Evaluation. Students will work on strengthening freestyle and backstroke, coordinating breaststroke arms with proper kick. Introduction to diving, butterfly arms, safety and rescue skills. Use of Personal Flotation Device (PFD) and safety skills.

SRD Level 4

Prerequisite: Pass SRD Level 3 or SRD Swim Evaluation. Students will work improving stroke techniques and endurance, coordinating butterfly arms with proper kick, standing dives, turns and intermediate safety and rescue skills. Introduction to the pace clock and intervals. Use of Personal Flotation Device (PFD) and safety/rescue skills.

SRD Level 5

Prerequisite: Pass SRD Level 4 or SRD Swim Evaluation Students will work on stroke techniques and endurance swimming, along with open-turns, flip turns and dives. Introduction to lifeguard skills including stride jump, feet first surface dives and approaches. Use of Personal Flotation Device (PFD) and intermediate rescue skills.

SRD Level 6/7

Students will learn approach stroke, flip turns, jump tuck from diving board, approach and hurdle on diving board. Students will improve front/back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke, butterfly, Personal Flotation Device (PFD) and intermediate to advanced safety and rescue skills.

Private and Semi-Private Swimming Lessons

Private and Semi-Private lessons are available upon request for pass holders and residents only. Please call the SRD office at (415) 383-6494 to speak with Brittney Boyd, Aquatics Superviosr about arranging for private or semi-private lessons.

Looking for a camp that includes swimming & sport lessons?

Try SRD’s Camp Strawberry!

Camp Strawberry Registration begins Friday, January 4, 2019!

Strawberry Recreation District