The Rio del Oro Rapids


Rio Ripples Swim School.

         Begins April 2, 2018 

Ripples Swim School Brochure 

Rio Ripples Registration Form

     Learn To Swim

The Rio del Oro swim lesson program is designed to provide a positive learning experience for all levels of swimmers from a toddler taking lessons for the first time to a competitive swimmer seeking to prefect a stroke. Our program is all about providing an environment that all children can enjoy the pool and make swimming a life long love.

It is our mission to make sure that your child has everything that he or she needs in order to learn to swim. Children are allowed and encouraged to set goals, work hard, improve, build esteem, and increase their self confidence. By signing your child up for lessons, you are giving them the experience all this.

Our new swim lesson director Taylor Moore is a recent graduate of the University of the Pacific with a degree in Marketing. While at UOP, Taylor was an NCAA qualifier and is a current school record holder in the 800 Freestyle relay. During college, Taylor was the head coach at a summer recreational program, Lincoln Village West, and was most recently an Asst. Senior coach at Lodi Swim Club. Taylor is currently the Pre-Senior coach for Rio’s own competitive team Spare Time Aquatics. Taylor has coached a multitude of swimming levels and believes that all kids should love to swim.

Taylor began his swimming career here at Rio Del Oro when he was nine years old and continued to be a Rapid until he was 17. He attended  Jesuit High School, where he was a 3-time All-American in the 50 and 100 freestyle and a 2-time San Joaquin Section Champion.

In his free time, Taylor enjoys the outdoors and tries to go to the Sierra’s as much as he can to fly-fish. He is passionate about swimming, he is excited to share his love of the sport with kids who are learning to love the water. He loves working with children and being by the pool, we are excited for his enthusiasm in leading Rio’s swim lessons program. 


                                                                        Level Descriptions

Level 1: Goldfish


This class is for young toddlers who cannot swim at all. Children will learn how to put their face in the water, blow bubbles, kick with and without support, float with and without assistance, and other skills that will begin to teach your  child water safety.


Level 2: Otters


For young children who are comfortable with water, this class introduces the concept of swimming. Skills covered include gliding, back floating without support, kicking, using arms in a front and back crawl, submerging self underwater.


Level 3: Sea Lions


This class emphasizes side breathing, freestyle, backstroke, sitting and kneeling dives. At the end of a 2 week session, the goal of this class is for your child to swim one length in a 25 yd. pool.


Level 4: Dolphins


This class is for those children who can swim a multiple strokes of freestyle and backstroke and are ready to learn more difficult skills such as breaststroke, treading water, swimming multiple laps, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, and diving (standing and blocks).


Parent/Tot: A fun class for 1-3 year-olds and their parents: (Begins June 11)

Our parent tot class is a water readiness class that aids parents in the proper handling and development of their child’s water skills. This class will teach parents how to be comfortable in the water with their toddler while having fun and teaching skills that could save their child’s life. 




Pre Season Registration

We will be holding early registration in conjunction with Rio Rapids Swim Team Registration, beginning  Feb 15, 2012. The learn to swim program begins Monday April 2, 2012. You may register any time after Feb 15. Early sign-up will reserve a spot for your child at a time that is convenient for you.


Lesson Times

Maximum class ratio: 5 Students per instructor

25 Minute Lessons

5:00pm, 5:30pm, 6:00pm, 6:30pm

5:00pm, 5:30pm, 6:00pm, 6:30pm

5:00pm, 5:30pm, 6:00pm, 6:30pm

5:00pm, 5:30pm, 6:00pm, 6:30pm


Monthly Tuition:

Group lessons:

$175/month for 4 lessons per week

$125/month for 2 lessons per week

Private lessons:

$285/month for 2 lessons per week

$145/month for 1 lesson per week