Georgetown Parks & Recreation

Swim Lessons

Boy jumps into the arms of a lifeguard

Program Cancellation and Withdrawal Policy

Group Swim Lessons

Registration
– Spring (April-May) swim lessons at the Georgetown Recreation Center will be available for registration on Feb. 1 for both residents and nonresidents.
– Summer (June-August) pool passes and swim lessons will be available for registration on May 1 at 8 a.m. for residents and May 2 at 8 a.m. for nonresidents.
– Fall/Winter (Sept.-March) swim lessons will be available for registration on Aug. 1 for both residents and nonresidents.

What is my child’s swim level?
Use this chart to determine which class is the best fit for your child.

Questions about Learn to Swim? Contact Jade Coleman-Walker at jade.coleman-walker@georgetown.org or 512-930-6725.


Did you know Georgetown Parks & Recreation has offers a scholarship program available for registration assistance in our swimming programs? Recreation scholarships are funded by the Friends of Georgetown Parks & Recreation.

Register for Swim Lessons

 

Parent and Child (ages 6 month-3 years)

Mother and daughter participate in swim lessons at the Georgetown Recreation Center indoor pool

A safe and fun introduction to the water for youth ages 6 months to 3 years to share with a participating adult guardian. The purpose of the course is to familiarize children with the water and teach swimming readiness skills. In addition, the course provides safety information for parents and teaches parents techniques they can use to help orient their children to the water. Water safety topics for the pool, home, beach and waterpark are also included.

Preschool 1 (ages 3-5)

Group of children participate in swim lessons at the Georgetown Recreation Center indoor pool

Preschool Aquatics Level 1: Introduces basic aquatic skill, which children continue to build on as they progress through Levels 2 and 3 of Preschool Aquatics and then Learn to Swim. Children start developing positive attitudes and safe practices around the water. Many skills are performed with assistance from the instructor.

Preschool 2 (ages 4-5)

Child participates in a swim lesson at the Georgetown Recreation Center indoor pool

Preschool Aquatics Level 2: Further development of basic aquatic skills continues. Children begin to perform skills at a slightly more advanced level by practicing skills for a longer period of time or longer distances. This also marks the beginning of independent skills.

Level 1 (ages 6+)

Children participate in a swim lesson at the Georgetown Recreation Center indoor pool

Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills – Orients swimmers to aquatic environment and helps develop a positive attitude and safe practices. This level is for the non-swimmer who does not submerge head or body.

Level 2 (ages 6+)

Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills – Builds on the basic aquatic skills and concepts learned in Level 1. Requires successful completion of Level 1 or ability to fully submerge, float on front and back with support for 5 seconds and recover.

Level 3 (ages 6+)

Swim lessons

Level 3: Stroke Development- Continue to build on skills learned in Levels 1 and 2 in order to achieve water competency in the pool. Requires successful completion of Level 2 or ability to swim 5 body lengths using a combination of arm and leg actions as well as float or tread for 15 seconds. It is common for children to participate in several sessions of Level 1 before they successfully demonstrate each skill. That is okay! It is not important how quickly they move through a level, but that they acquire each skill.

Georgetown Swim Academy (Ages 6-15)

This advanced swimming program is designed to build on the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program and teach participants swimming skills that will advance them to swim at higher levels and/or prep them to join a swim team.

On the first day of class, participants will be evaluated to determine the best swim level placement for them within the three levels of the Georgetown Swim Academy (Level 1, 2, and 3). Participants must have successfully completed the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Level 3 course to be eligible to join the academy. All participants are required to attend and pass Georgetown Swim Academy Level 1 before advancing to level 2 and 3. Some students may test out of Swim Academy Level 1 on the first day of class if their swimming ability proves they should be placed at a higher level.

Georgetown Swim Academy Level 1 (Ages 6-15):
This advanced swimming program is designed to build on the Learn to Swim Program. Participants will be taught refined freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. Participants must have successfully completed the Learn to Swim Level 3 class.

Georgetown Swim Academy Level 2 (Ages 6-15):
This advanced swimming program is designed to build on the Swim Academy Level 1 program. Participants will be taught starts, turns and circle swimming skills and will start to develop swim conditioning skills. Participants must have successfully completed the Swim Academy level 1 class.

Georgetown Swim Academy Level 3 (Ages 6-15) :
This advanced program is designed to build on the skills learned in Georgetown Swim Academy 1 and 2. The purpose of this level is to focus on conditioning and pre-competitive preparedness. Participants must have successfully completed the Swim Academy level 2.

Adult (ages 12+)

Adult level classes help teens or adults overcome their fear of the water and learn the skills to achieve a degree of water competency. Our team of instructors will help participants gain basic aquatic skills and/or refine the participant’s swimming strokes to meet individual goals.


Private Swim Lessons

With the guidance and encouragement of a swim instructor you or your child will have the ability to reach new swimming goals! You or your child will enjoy learning how to swim in an environment that mixes songs, games and one-on-one attention with life lasting swimming skills. Contact an instructor today to set up a lesson date and time at the Georgetown Recreation Center.

Resident Nonresident
Single Session $20 $30
5 Session Package $75 $125
10 Session Package $150 $250

Current Instructors

There are no instructors at this time.

To set up an appointment:

1. Contact one of the swim lesson instructors to schedule an appointment. Many instructors will respond to text messages. 
2. When you come in for the appointment, stop by the front desk to pay.
3. Head back to the indoor pool and meet with your instructor.

Questions about Private Swim Lessons? Contact Jade Coleman-Walker at jade.coleman-walker@georgetown.org or 512-930-6725.