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Members of the local community, including residents of Lake Forest Park, Shoreline, Kenmore, Bothell, Brier, Everett, and Seattle are welcome to sign up for swim lessons. Aqua Club membership is not required.

Aqua Club currently offers eight levels of group swim lessons:

Preschool 1 (Ages 3-5): 
P.1 is our beginning swimmer class for children ages 3-5. Emphasis is on beginning basic swimming skills. Skills taught include front and back floats with assistance, introduction to front and back glides, introduction to breathing, and an introduction to crawlstroke arms and flutter kick.


Preschool 2 (Ages 3-5): 
P.2 continues to teach basic swimming skills. A swimmer will transition from assisted swimming to independent swimming. A swimmer will be able to swim 15 yards of crawlstroke with side breathing. Skills taught include front and back glides, underwater swimming and an introduction to backstroke.


Advanced Preschool (Ages 3-5): 
Advanced Preschool is designed for the young swimmer who demonstrates proper swimming skills. A swimmer must be able to swim one length each of crawlstroke with side breathing, and backstroke - without stopping. Advanced skills such as breaststroke and diving are introduced.


Swimmer 1 (Ages 6 and older): 
S.1 is our beginner class for children ages 6 and older. Emphasis is on beginning basic swimming skills. Skills taught include front and back floats with assistance, introduction to side breathing, crawlstroke arms and flutter kicks, and an introduction to front and back glides.


Swimmer 2 (Ages 6 and older): 
S.2 continues to teach independent swimming skills such as front and back floats and front and back glides. The swimmer will be able to swim crawlstroke 20 yards of the pool with side breathing. Introduction to breaststroke and diving is also taught.


Advanced Swimmer (Ages 6 and older): 
This class is designed for the older swimmer who has a strong command of the basic swimming skills. Mastery of the breaststroke is emphasized. An introduction to the butterfly and a timed swim using combined skills is also taught. The swimmer needs to be able to swim one length of the crawlstroke and backstroke.


Race Class (by Swim Team age group, up to 12&U): 
Race classes are offered to sharpen and refine a swimmers racing habits including starts, flip turns, and general technique for all strokes. Currently offered for 8&U, 10&U, and 12&U swimmers.