Swim America Lessons General Information

Swim America is a nationally-recognized learn to swim program. Unlike your traditional Red Cross or recreation department lessons, swimmers have the ability to "level up" at any point during the lessons. 


What pools do you operate out of?

Throughout the spring and summer, we operate out of several area high schools including Greenfield, Muskego, Whitnall, and Franklin. In the summertime, we offer lessons outdoors at Wilson Park on 20th and Howard in Milwaukee.


Are there age restrictions?

Typically, the youngest aged swimmers we can take are 5 years old. Though, there are times exceptions can be made for certain 4 year olds. Please contact Coach Jackson as this will be done on a case by case basis. We do not offer adult swim lessons.


How many levels do you offer?

We have 10 stations with specific advancement goals, upon graduating our program your swimmer will be able to swim 300 yards of freestyle, as well as all 4 competitive strokes. To request information regarding the specifics to advancement goals, please contact [email protected]


What type of swimming background do the instructors have?

Our swim lessons are conducted by a highly trained group of elite competitive swimmers who, not only are professional lifeguards, but are also certified by the American Swimming Coaches Association. Their experience and commitment to the sport of swimming give our swim lessons a distinct advantage over conventional lesson programs. Our instructors are current and former competitive swimmers for the Southwest Aquatic Team.


Can I stay to watch my child swim?

Yes! Families are welcomed and encouraged to stay and watch.


How long do lessons last?

Our traditional lessons run Monday-Friday for 2 consecutive weeks. Each 30-minute lesson consists of 26-28 minutes of instruction followed by 2-4 minutes of supervised free time.


Do I have to provide my own equipment?

Swimsuits and goggles are necessary to participate in lessons. For kids with long hair, we recommend swim caps. A3 performance suits, goggles, and caps will be available for purchase on-site at a discounted price. Kickboards,fins,bands and pull buoys that are needed for training will be provided.


What kind of discounts do you offer for families with multiple children signing up for lessons?

The first 2 swimmers in a family to sign up are charged the regular registration fee. Any additional swimmer beyond two will receive a 50% discount.


My child loves swimming and is interested in the swim team. What next?

Towards the end of each session, swimmers in levels 7 and higher will be offered a tryout for the SWAT swim team. This will take place onsite during scheduled lesson time and more information will be available at that time.


Do you offer free trials?

Yes, we offer one free 30-minute lesson for families who are looking to learn more before signing up. We have limited availability for free trials, so please contact  [email protected] to schedule.


Who can I contact if I have more questions?

Jackson Zgola - [email protected]