2019 Yucaipa Aquatics Learn-to-swim Program

Yucaipa Aquatics, in conjunction with the City of Yucaipa, is offering a multi-level Learn-to-Swim program at the 7th Street pool.  The program is designed for children over 6 months of age all the way up to and including adults.  Students progress through the levels at their own pace, mastering the skills in one level before advancing to the next.  Each level of our Learn-to-Swim program includes training in basic water safety and helping others in an emergency, in addition to stroke development.  Classes are 30 minutes long; Monday through Thursday for two week sessions. The cost for all classes is $70 per session. Private and Semi-Private lessons will also be offered this summer; the cost is outlined below.  

All class registrations close the Saturday before each session begins.

Class Descriptions:

Parent & Child - (6 months - 4 yrs): 

Strictly a water orientation class designed with both the parent and child in mind.  Parents will be taught how to instruct their child in basic water safety and self-help skills.  Class is done with parent or other trusted adult.  Songs and games are utilized to promote a fun leaning environment.

Anglerfish - Preschool Level 1 (3 yrs - 5 yrs) Beginner Swimmer

This beginning swimmer has no swimming experience, is fearful of the water and has never been enrolled in lessons.  This level is designed to introduce the inexperienced or fearful child to the water.

Batfish - Preschool Level 2 (3 yrs - 5 yrs) Water Exploration

The child must be willing to get in the water and follow directions.  Children will learn how to enter and exit the pool safely, hold their breath, blow bubbles, and put their face in the water.

Jellyfish - Preschool Level 3 (3 yrs - 5yrs) Advanced Skill

The child must be willing to enter the water on their own. Swimmer must be able to swim on their own with little to no help from the instructor. Children will learn proper freestyle and backstroke.

Angelfish - Level 1 (age 5+) Introduction to water skills

Little or no previous swimming experience is required, however they must be willing to get into the water.  The child must be able to listen and follow directions. Emphasizes water safety, kicking, submerged bubble blowing and floating. 

Bluefish - Level 2 (age 5+) Fundamental aquatic skills

Child must be able to glide 5 feet unassisted with face in the water.  This level marks the beginning of true locomotion skills, freestyle, backstroke, water safety and water comfort.

Clownfish - Level 3 (age 5+) Stroke development

Child must be able to paddle/crawl stroke 10 feet unassisted with face in the water and then lift head out of water for one unassisted breath.  Children will practice streamlines, freestyle, backstroke, elementary backstroke, rhythmic breathing and water safety.

Dragonfish - Level 4 (age 5+) Stroke improvement

Child must be able to swim freestyle and backstroke 25 feet unassisted.  Child must also be able to bob unassisted with proper inhale and exhale breathing.  This level will learn both breaststroke and butterfly kicks as well as work on endurance.

Elephantfish - Level 5 (age 5+) Swimming and skill proficiency

Child must be able to swim freestyle and backstroke 25 yards unassisted.  They must also be able demonstrate how to properly kick both breaststroke and butterfly.  The emphasis for this level will be to refine all strokes, build endurance, tread water, flip turns and rescue skills. 

Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons -

Tailored to meet your swimming goals.  Lessons can be purchased in 4 or 8 packs of 30 minute lessons.  Semi-Private lessons are available for groups of 2 students of similar level.  Lessons must be used during the current summer session.

Days/Times: Varies, based on pool, instructor and participant schedules.


4 pack of 30 minute private lessons is $120.00

4 pack of 30 minute semi-private lesson (per group) is $180.00

Registration closes the Saturday before each session begins.

Session Dates**:

Session 1                               M-TH                         6/10-6/20

Session 2                               M-TH                         6/24-7/5 (No practice on 7/4, make up practice on 7/5 from 9 am to 12 pm; Must RSVP)

Session 3                               M-TH                         7/8-7/18                                 

Session 4                               M-TH                         7/22-8/1                           

Session 5                               M-TH                         8/5-8/8  (Swim Team Prep ONLY)


Session Times: (30 Minute Sessions)

Morning - 9:00 am, 9:35 am, 10:10 am, 10:45 am & 11:20 pm

Afternoon – 4:00 pm, 4:35 pm, 5:10 pm, 5:45 pm & 6:20 pm

*Yucaipa Aquatics reserves the right to cancel a session due to low participation, weather or mechanical reasons.