The Rudgear Meadows Swim Team Red Cross Certified Seal Pup program is for children who are emerging swimmers.  Seal Pup lessons begin June 17 and are conducted as 20 minute private lessons 5 days a week for 5 weeks. The children will be instructed by qualified coaches under the direction of RMST head coach Sasha Newton.

The Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program focuses on building skills one step at a time. By giving them the opportunity to master one element before moving on to the next, our kids' swim classes make it easy to build confidence in the water.

During their seal pup swim lessons, children will spend time focused on the first two of six skill levels:

  • Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills: Students will learn how to feel comfortable in the water and safely enjoy it.
  • Level 2: Fundamentals of Aquatic Skills: Children will learn basic swimming skills.

Typically, Seal Pups will be between 3-1/2 and 6 years of age. (For older non-swimmers, please check out our lessons conducted after 12:30 PM daily.  Signups on a weekly basis at the pool.)  If your child is not ready for competition but has interest in swimming, can put his/her head in the water without fear, and can be expected to take instruction in a lesson situation, then this program is the right one. The goal of our program is for the pups to be safe in the water and ultimately to be able to swim the length of the pool (relatively) unassisted by the end of the program.

The pups will end their season with a swim in a special ceremony at our annual Family Fun night where they will be cheered on and congratulated for a job well done!  It is a great evening, guaranteed to be a great video opportunity and, possibly even tissue worthy! 

This is the best way to get your child ready and excited to be a full-fledged Seal team swimmer!

Seal Pup Program Practice: June 17th - July 26th (no lessons the week of July 1)

Session 1:   12:30 - 12:50 pm

Session 2:   12:50 - 1:10 pm

Session 3:   1:10 - 1:30 pm

Seal Pup Registrations

Our Seal Pup program is limited to 18 children (6 per session), so reserve your 2019 spot when registration opens January 1, 2019.
Click here to register.
2019 Seal Pup Fees
  • $235 per swimmer
  • Non-Rudgear Meadows HOA families add $65
  • Upon completion of registration, please email  with your preferred session time

This program sells out every year so be sure to register early to secure a spot!