The St. Thomas Swimming Association (STSA) offers a full range of competitive and instructional programming.  We are proud to now offer the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program with certified instructors and years of experience in water safety and swimming instruction.  The following are some of the Group lessons we will be offering in 2022:

Group Lessons

              Parent and Child Water Safety Orientation                       6 months – 36 months

Our program follows the American Red Cross and American Academy of Pediatric guidelines for teaching children, 6 months to 36 months.  Emphasis is on water adjustment, play and water safety education for the parents or caregiver as well as the swimmer.  Children must wear swim diapers and rubber pants during the lesson.  These products are available for purchase at the office.  We do not allow regular disposable diapers in the pool. 

              Preschool Levels 1-3                                                                3 – 5 years

This program is divided into three levels, beginner, intermediate and advanced.  Your instructor will advise you of the skills the child is learning.  The registration form will ask questions that will help you to place your child in the right level.

              Learn to Swim 1-6                                                                    6 – 12 years

LTS is divided into 6 levels, 2 beginner, 2 intermediate and 2 advanced.       The registration form will ask questions that will help you to place your child in the right level.

              Teen and Adult                                                                         13 - up

In this program we work with the individual to meet their goals.  Feeling more comfortable in the water or improving their fitness and technique.  We will work with them to help you achieve your goals.

Privates and Semi-Private Lessons

These offerings provide one on one or one on two instruction.  These are especially effective for those students with extreme fear, challenges, or in need of advanced swimming technique.


Policy and Pricing


Weekday Session 6 - June 13 - July 8, 2022

Weekday Session 7 - July 11 - August 5, 2022


Saturday Session 3 - June 4 - July 30, 2022 (Closed 4th of July weekend)

August Lessons TBA


Payment is required in advance of the beginning of the session.

All sessions are 8 lessons, 25 minutes.

Group Closed Class – Means the session has a beginning and an end.  No make-ups are allowed.

Private/Semi-Private Flexible Class – Means with 24-hour notice you can cancel with out penalty.  Same day cancelations may result in the loss of the lesson.

24-Hour notice - We understand that life can cause problems and you may be running late or have any emergency on the day of the lesson.  We would appreciate 24-hour notice if you are unable to attend the lesson at the scheduled time.  If your swimmer arrives late, they will only get the remaining time left in the lesson, providing the teacher has not left for the day.  The teacher will only remain for 15 minutes if it’s their last class of the day.

Sibling Discount – 10% off each additional child after full payment for the first.

Scholarships Available – STSA’s goal is for everyone to have the opportunity to learn to swim.  Through a grant from the Community Foundation, STSA has funds available for those families in need of assistance.  Applications available in the office.    The application must be filled out completely, then will be reviewed by a committee.  You must reapply every 8 weeks to receive a continued scholarship.

Lesson Type     Number of Students:      Closed/Flexible               Cost                  Discounts available

Group Lessons  2 – 4                                  Closed                               $120/student    Sibling/Scholarship

Semi-Private      2                                        Flexible                              $216/student    Sibling only

Private                1                                        Flexible                             $240/student    Sibling only