Occoquan Swim Academy (OSA)

We offer various swimming lessons year-round, from parent-tot children under three years old to adult level classes. 


OSA's curriculum saves lives and teaches effective, efficient, fast swimming.  A systematic approach to building foundational skills provides the tools needed to help kids and adult learners build the confidence and skills to stay safe in and around the water.  


Aqua-Tots and Swim Like A Fish classes are small. Most classes are kept at a max of 3 students at a time, offering you plenty of one-on-one attention. You can excel at your own pace, work together with your peers, and learn from others along the way. 

Adult classes are taught as private and semi-private lessons. Each lesson leads you through the systematic progression taught to younger students, but in an informative fashion tailored to fit your needs and goals. 


OSA instructors are excellent at what they do. With backgrounds in competitive swimming, our instructors have learned from numerous coaches and teachers throughout their careers. 


OSA swimming pool contains warm (88 degrees), clean water.  With an upgraded filtration system, UV disinfection, with a small Chlorine dose, the water is safe and clean for all ages.


 Swim Like A FISH


Aqua Tots 

OSA Aqua-Tots is a parent-participation swim lesson program for children 6 to 36 months old. The Aqua Tots program offers 4 levels. With each level, parents have an opportunity to bond with their little one and learn the ins and outs of water safety, submersion, and maneuverability, coupled with skill progressions. 

Click here to learn more about Aqua Tots and register for classes.


Whether you child is starting to get comfortable in the water or moving onto more advanced skills, our 4 stage curriculum designed for children ages 3 years and up offers small class sizes, and trained instructors who provide a simple progression from learning foundational life-saving skills to competitive stroke techniques. 


Participants of Foundations 1 and 2 learn thru a child-centered, activity-oriented approach, coupled with unique skill progressions to help build on their love of the water and learn to be safe in and around the pool. 

Click here to learn more about our Foundations level lessons and register for classes.



Participants learn how to swim the formal strokes of freestyle and backstroke with an introduction to the advanced skills of butterfly and breaststroke kick.

Click here  to learn more about our Intermediate level and register for classes.


Swim Strokes

Program is drill-oriented with unique skill progressions for developing swimmers who can cross the entire pool (25 yards). 

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High Skills Strokes

Participants learn the advanced skills of breaststroke and butterfly while developing and refining freestyle and backstroke. 

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Adult Swim Lessons

It’s never too late to develop the swimming skills you need to feel safe and confident in the water. Whether you are just starting to learn the basics of swimming and want to overcome your fear of the water or looking to improve your stroke technique, we understand the unique needs of adult learners. We are committed to tailoring each lesson according to your specific needs and expectations.

Click here  to answer a few simple questions and to be contacted about our program.