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Learn to Swim for Children and Adults!

The Sacramento State Summer Swim Program aims to promote a fun and safe environment while instructing water safety skills as well as provide stroke technique enhancement and personal development through aquatic recreation.  The program is designed to train children and adults to feel comfortable and safe in the water as well as train them in the different swimming strokes.  All of our instructors are previous competitive swimmers with extensive knowledge and backgrounds in aquatics.  They are also certified through Red Cross to instruct swim lessons and water safety. This program encourages having fun while staying safe in the water.

Swim lessons are offered during the summer months between June-August. For additional information on swim lessons please contact our aquatics department! Due to unforeseen staffing availability and low enrollment, your preferred lesson session and time my not be available.  The WELL Aquatics staff will make every effort to schedule your lesson or provide full-refund if an available time and session is unable to be scheduled.  



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Class Options and Pricing 

We offer a variety of class formats. 

Group Lessons

Group lessons are $85 per 2 week session. Each session consists of 8 - 25 minute lessons with a total of 3-5 students in each lesson. Group lessons available for children (ages 3 and up) Group lessons are not available for adults at this time.

Private Lessons

Private lessons are $160 per 2 week session. Each session consists of 8 - 25 minute lessons (Monday-Thursday).  Private lessons available for children (ages 3 and up) and adults. 

Semi-Private Lessons

Semi-Private Lessons are $215 per two week session.   Each session consists of 8 - 25 minute lessons (Monday-Thursday). Semi-Private Lessons are for two children with similar skill level.

Parent & Me

Perfect for infants and toddlers. Parent and me lessons are taught in a group format and are $85.  The class consists of 8 half-hour lessons over the course of 8 eight weeks on Saturdays at 11:15am.  


Class Levels 

There are various levels for children that range from beginner to advanced. For descriptions below, ages are approximate.  Adult classes contain curriculum based on the participants' abilities that range from beginner to advanced.  

Parent and Me

This weekly class is designed to introduce infants and toddlers into the aquatic environment in the comfort of their parent’s arms. Games will be played and fun will be had.  Classes will be held every Saturday from June 18 to August 13.  The classes will take place from 11:15am to 11:45am.

Level 1

This beginner class focuses on making the child feel comfortable in and under the water through various activities. Some activities include learning how to climb safely in and out of the pool, blowing bubbles through their mouth and nose, an introduction into kicking, and introduction into back floating. One of the focuses will be on learning and improving basic swimming skills such as kicking and simple front crawl arm strokes.  (Ages 4-5)

Level 2

This class is designed for children who are already comfortable in and under the water.  The focus is on elementary swimming skills such as further developing floating, both front and back, fully submerging and holding breath, and rolling from front to back. Swimmers will also learn the basic of gliding on both their back and front. (Ages 5-6)

Level 3

This class is designed for children very comfortable in the water.  Swimmers will advance their bobbing skills by learn how to bob while moving towards the safety of the side of the pool. They will learn how to survival float, and learn how to independently back float for an extended period of time. Elementary backstroke will be thrown into their arsenal of strokes along with the dolphin kick in preparation for the learning of butterfly. The focus is on the fundaments of front crawl, back crawl and elementary backstroke. (Ages 6-7)

Level 4

This class is designed for children ready to advance their swimming stokes. The Front crawl, breast stroke, and butterfly will be further developed and tested. Sidestroke will be introduced as well as treading water. (Ages 8-10)

Level 5

This class is designed for children who are comfortable in the water and know the basic stroke techniques for front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, breast stroke, and elementary backstroke.  The focus of this class is on stroke technique and building endurance. Sculling and flip turns will be introduced in this class.  (Ages 10-12)

Level 6

This class is designed to refine stroke technique by developing endurance, power and efficiency in all stokes. All water safety and skills will be reviewed. Treading water without hands will be introduced. (Ages 12 and above)


Class Cancellation

In the event of a medical emergency, a participant may reschedule the missed lesson(s). If rescheduling is not possible, then a refund may be given based on evidence provided for the emergency. In the event that a class or classes are cancelled due to condition of the facility, make ups will be rescheduled. If rescheduling is not possible, then a refund will be given. If a class is missed due to any other reason, a refund will not be given and the class or classes will not be rescheduled.


Parking passes can be purchased at the time of registration for $12 per session. They will be available for pick up on the first day of your lesson at the pool. If you are a student, staff, or faculty member with valid Sac State Parking Pass, no additional purchase is necessary.  We recommend parking in Parking Structures 1 or 5.  Parking Structure 1 is located just off College Town Drive and Sinclair Rd.  There are a few 15 minute and 30 minute spots to utilize just outside Parking Structure 1 across from Capistrano Hall that are prefect to use on Day 1 when picking up your pass if you purchased one.  Psrking Structure 5 is the new parking structure located off Arboretum Way.  For campus map, please visit: http://www.csus.edu/campusmap/


The pool is located on campus but not adjacent to the WELL. The pool is between Yosemite Hall and the PEAK Adventures ropes course.  For campus map, please visit: http://www.csus.edu/campusmap/

What To Bring 

The swim lesson participant will need to bring a swim suit, towel, goggles if needed, a positive attitude, and MOST IMPORTANTLY a signed waiver that can be downloaded from the website.