WHAT Swim School
 
WHAT Swim School is a Woodland Hills Aquatic Team program committed to making swimming safe and fun at all levels. Knowing how to swim lasts a lifetime—your child will reap the benefits of swimming long after lessons end. We offer eight group lesson blocks multiple times a year. ​All lessons are half an hour except for Level 5, which are 45 minutes and taught by one of our swim team coaches.
  • $100 for 8 group lesson

Private lessons can be scheduled by contacting Annmarie Rodrigues and are offered Monday and Wednesday evenings dependant on instructor availability. 

Schedule
  MONDAY WEDNESDAY SATURDAY
LEVEL 1 5:30 and 6:30 5:30 and 6:30 9:30 and 10:30
LEVEL 2 6:00 and 7:00 6:00 and 7:00 10:00 and 11:00
LEVEL 3 5:30 and 6:30 5:30 and 6:30 9:30 and 10:30
LEVEL 4 6:00 and 7:00 6:00 and 7:00 10:00 and 11:00 
LEVEL 5 6:30-7:15  n/a n/a
PARENT/TODDLER n/a n/a 11:30
ADULT n/a n/a 11:30
Please note: No refunds or make-ups will be offered for missed lessons. Swim school will be closed on all school holidays. 
 
 
Dates for Session 1
MONDAY WEDNESDAY SATURDAY
September 16 September 18 September 21
September 23 September 25 September 28
September 30 October 2 October 5
October 7 October 9 October 12
October 14 October 16 October 19
October 21 October 23 October 26
October 28 October 30 November 2
November 4 November 6 November 9
 
Dates for Session 2

MONDAY

WEDNESDAY SATURDAY
December 9 December 11 December 14
December 16 December 18 December 21
January 6 January 8 January 11
January 13 January 15 January 25
January 27 January 29 February 1
February 3 February 5 February 8
February 10 February 12 February 15
February 24* February 19 February 22
 
Registration

When registering, please select the confirm button at the bottom of the registration process. You should receive a confirmation email when registration is successfully completed.

When classes are filled, please register on the waitlist. 

 
Canceled Registrations
Canceled registrations will be subject to a $5 processing fee if done prior to the beginning of class. Canceling a registration after the class has started will result in you being charged the entire cost of the class unless I am able to substitute from a wait-list, in which case you will be charged on a prorated basis.
 
Contact Annmarie Rodrigues with any questions or to learn more about our programs. 
 
 
Lesson Descriptions
 
Level 1: Water Adjustment
Children in level 1 should be at least 3 years old, though we generally recommend children do not start until they are 4. Students in this level are usually scared of the water, are unable to float or glide in the water. To pass this level swimmers need to be able to perform the following skills:
  • Blowing bubbles
  • floating unassisted
  • submerge face multiple times without stopping
  • glide short distance unassisted with flutter kick
  • walk in shallow water (disregarded depending on student's height)
Level 2: Beginner
Children in level 2 should be at least 4 years old. Students are able to float unassisted, glide a short distance unassisted with face in the water. To pass this level swimmers should be able to:
  • swim freestyle or back stroke ¼ of a 25 yard pool
  • Jump in water that is overhead and return to wall without assistance
  • Retrieve underwater objects
Level 3: Intermediate
To be in this level swimmers should be working to swim 1/2 the length of a 25 yard pool unassisted and have no fear of shallow water. To pass level 3 swimmer should be able to perform the following:
  • swim over ½ pool Freestyle and Backstroke with good technique
  • swim and jump in deep water without fear
  • tread water for 30 seconds
  • Rudimentary rotary breathing
Level 4: Advanced
Swimmers in level 4 are not afraid of deep water and working to swim a length of the pool Freestyle and Backstroke. Can tread water for 1 minute. Swimmers who can perform multiple laps in a row with fairly good technique may register for the Level 5 class or the the swim team. To pass this level swimmers should be able to:
  • Dive
  • Swim 25 freestyle and backstroke with good technique
  • Do rudimentary Butterfly and Breaststroke
  • Rotary breathing
Swimmers who pass this level may join the Level 5 class or the swim team.
 
Level 5: Pre-competitive 
This class provides the opportunity for young kids, ages 5 to 12, to learn the fundamentals of competitive swimming in a fun, no-pressure atmosphere. Swimmers must be able to swim one length of the pool freestyle or backstroke without stopping. This group meets two days per week with a total of 8 classes per session. Class duration is 45 minutes. Goals: Swim 25 yards of freestyle with bilateral breathing, swim 25 yards of each backstroke, breaststroke, and fly. Focus will be on swimmers technique. Swimmers who can swim a lap of all 4 competitive strokes may be ready to join the Swim Team.
 
Private Lessons
Private lessons are 1 on 1 and may be scheduled with the Swim School Director pending availability.
 
Parent/Toddler
This class is for swimmers age 12 months to 36 months. Parent/adult accompaniment in the water is required. This class will provide parents with water safety knowledge and practices for young swimmers. Swimmers will gain water adjustment and swimming readiness skills in a fun and enjoyable environment while interacting with their peers.
 
Adult Learn to Swim
Learn to conquer your fears! Our goal is getting you comfortable in the water by learning floating techniques, survival skills and basic water strokes. The class will be tailored to meet each participants needs.