Swim School




Welcome to the beginning of your child’s swimming career!  LVST swim school is available to those swimmers who are not quite ready to join the Swim Team, but who do have basic water safety skills.  Swim School is step one in a three step process toward our combined goal of increasing your child’s swimming ability.

Due to the Lucas Valley pool being closed this season for an amazing re-build, Swim School will be a little different than previous years. Practice and Swim Lessons will be held at the Terra Linda Rec Center located at 670 Del Ganado Road near Scotty's Market. 

Swim School is a 5 week program and runs from March 2th - April 2th.

Swim School is offered on Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday from 3:45-4:15 pm.       


The goal of our Swim School is to improve the swimmer’s ability to the point they are able to swim the length of the pool (25 yards) with side breathing. Once they have achieved this very important skill, they are then ready for step two, which is their initial introduction to the team!!! This is a huge accomplishment and should be celebrated! Swimmers are allowed to move to the team once they are deemed ready by the coaches.

Practice for Swim School meets twice a week for 30 minutes.  Instructors are in the water with the class, and your child will be placed in a group of up to 4 swimmers.  Classes meet either on Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/ Thursdays with no exceptions. Requests will try to be accommodated as best as possible regarding days and times.  Requests may not be accommodated regarding swimming with friends.  Classes are made based on swimming ability, as water safety is our main priority. Classes will be capped with a maximum number of swimmers per session (Mon/Wed and Tu/Thur.)


Once your child is ready for the team, they will be placed in the first level of 8 and unders, better known as Flashes! This level of team is meant to be an introduction where your swimmer will continue to improve their swimming skills in the water with like level swimmers.  The focus of this level is stroke technique. At this level, swimmers are invited to come to practice up to 5 days a week. Coaches have moved out of the water to offer guidance and to better oversee this small group.  Practice times at this level are still held to 30 minutes.  This level is also eligible to participate in team meets.


Once your swimmer has mastered at least 3 strokes, and has built up their endurance, with coach approval, they are now ready to move up to the second level of 8 and unders, better known as the Fires.  Practice time is focused more on endurance and now will last 45 minutes.  Stroke refinement is constantly worked on, so swimmers can always improve!

Before you know it, your swimmer will have mastered many aspects of the 8 and under team, and will then be at the third level of the group, or better known as the Bolts, where they will stay until they graduate from this level once they turn nine.

Please contact [email protected] to sign up and ask questions.