Swim Orcas Swim Lessons Lessons

Welcome to Orcas SwimAmerica Swim Lessons!  Our year-round swim lessons are available to anyone ages 3-12 (must be potty trained) as well as our Prep Squad team.  You'll get access to your own private account to view/edit your contact information as well as current and past class history.  All families (new & past) need to complete registration on-line.  If you have further questions, please email us:  [email protected] 

  • All swim lessons are 30 minutes in length.  Prep Squad practice is 45 minutes.
  • NO LOCKER ROOMS OR RESTROOMS WILL BE AVAILABLE. If needed, swimmers will have access to a restroom on the pool deck
  • All lessons are instructor led, no parents will be in the water or allowed inside the glass area of the Rec Center warm water pool
  • All lessons and Prep Squad practices are held at the Rochester Recreation Center warm water pool (year round)


This is the ONLY communication method we use when cancellations occur. Pool accidents occur occasionally as we work with young children. Also, weather issues arise.

Download the RAINOUT LINE app on your phone, check the website or call the phone number. YOU NEED TO REGISTER TO RECEIVE NOTIFICATIONS!! 

  1.  Go to www.rainoutline.com & Search ROCHESTER SWIM CLUB
  2.  Click on Rochester Swim Club/Orcas
  3.  On the left margin, select Email/Text Alerts
  4.  Register for your preferred notification method 

All announcements will also be posted to our Facebook page: Rochester Orcas Swim Lessons


Orcas cancelled swim lessons, is there a make-up lesson that is offered?  We do our best to offer a make-up lesson during the session in which the lesson was cancelled, however this is not a guarantee. In some cases we may offer an in-house credit if multiple lessons have been cancelled, however again this is not a guarantee.  

Swim Lessons: select level below to REGISTER

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Prep Squad

What is Prep Squad Swim Team??

A transitional group that helps swimmers bridge from SwimAmerica swim lessons to the RSC Swim Club. In this group swimmers are encouraged to attend at least two practices a week. Practice is offered Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Swimmers will learn more advanced stroke work and important skills and drills to be successful swim team swimmers.

Focal points of Prep Squad practice:

Introduces lane etiquette (circle swimming, lining up, how to pass)
Establishes positive habits (stremline breakouts with fish kicks, legal finshes)
Further develops Breastroke and Butterfly
Conditions freestyle and backstroke for workout level distances
Teaches drills, sculling, flip turns (front and back), open turns
Leg strengthening through fin kicking
Swimmers will enter this group with knowledge of all four strokes and will leave ready to be a member of either the RSC USA Swim Team or the House League.

Who is Eligible for Prep Squad?

Already graduated from our SwimAmerica Swim Lessons program (in the last year)
Currently (or within a year) was in level 7 in our SwimAmerica Swim Lessons
Can swim 25 yards continuously on front and back without help and at least 6 years old

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Summer Diving Camps

Diving for beginners!
Must have basic swimming skills and comfortable in deep water!
(It is a requirement for female divers to wear one piece swimsuits)
The following items are REQUIRED with Diving lesson registration:
1) Online Lesson Registration
2) USA DIVING insurance registration (Only needs to be completed once a year). Select Rochester Swim Club Orcas as your Club Membership.
Beginning Lesson Divers MUST register for: Competitive Limited for $12.
This registration MUST be done before your child can attend diving lessons.
Register your athlete PRIOR to start of diving lessons at http://www.usadiving.org/
We will see your name added to our roster for USA Diving once you complete & pay for the registration with USA Diving!

Diving lessons are not affiliated with SwimAmerica swim lessons.

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