Swimming Lessons

SAAC Swim Lesson Announcements

Private and semi-private lessons are closed for the Summer session

-Fall Session Information will be posted here by August 15th-

Please send your contact information to Lydia A. Schmierer via email: lessons@sussexacademy.org

About SAAC Swim Lessons

Adult and Youth Private Lessons are available for one-on-one learning with an available instructor. These lessons are scheduled between the instructor and participant and are 30 minutes in length. Any age is welcome. Please fill out the form in the link provided below. We will contact you with further information if you are interested in setting up swim lessons once the form is complete. Click here for lesson registration form

Please email the registration form which will begin the scheduling process. Email: lessons@sussexacademy.org

Click here: Dear Swim Lesson Participants_March 2021

Private/Semi-Private Lessons

Designed to help an individual, regardless of age, to be prepared for safe stages of learning in the water.  Our professional and courteous instructors will help all ages of participants to learn, or relearn swim basics (water acclimation, water movement, water stamina), stroke introduction, stroke development and stroke mechanics.

Fees:  $180 Private/ $90 Semi-Private (Set of 6 – 30 minute lessons)

Adult Group Lessons

It is never too late to learn to love the water. Adult group swim lessons are offered at SAAC.

Self-paced learning by a certified Water Safety Instructor.

Class Times:   TBD

Fees:$15 per lesson/ Annual Members 6 lessons FREE

 Please note that ALL registrations are not secured unless payment is complete.

Description of Levels and Skills:

MOMMY/DADDY & ME (6 months-3 years)

In this interactive lesson, parents (or another adult) is in the water with the child. An instructor is also in the water to help the parents teach basic water skills to their child. Through songs and play, children build a positive relationship with water.


Limited to preschool age children, this instruction introduces water safety and basic swimming skills with the objective of helping student feel comfortable in the water and to be safe in and around the water.

Skills developed: Entering and exiting the water, submersion, front & back float, recovering to a stand and reversing the direction and swim (paddle) on their front (5 yards.)

YOUTH  BEGINNER (Age 6 & older)

Tailored to children who are not fully comfortable in the water AND have not mastered the front & back float.

Skills developed: Submersion, front & back float, recover to stand and swim (paddle) on front (10 yards.)


Tailored for students who ARE comfortable in the water, have mastered the front & back float and are ready to develop the fundamentals of the front & back crawl and breaststroke kick.

Skills developed: Treading water, front & back glide, swim front crawl & back crawl and rhythmic breathing (building to 25 yards each.) Breaststroke kick. Compact dive (from kneeling position.)


Intended for students who have mastered the fundamental swimming skills from Level III and are ready to develop front/back crawl and breaststroke (25 yards), and butterfly kick (15 yards.) Open turns.

Skills developed: Treading water, freestyle with rotary breathing, back crawl, breaststroke (building to 25 yards


Participants should be able to perform all of the four competitive strokes (free, back, breast and butterfly.)

Skills developed:Student will increase endurance up to 150 yards of any stroke or combination of strokes. Front and back crawl  (50 yards) with flip turns, breaststroke (50 yards,) elementary backstroke, dolphin kick, butterfly (25 yards) and will learn to master competitive starts and turns. Fees:  See registration form for dates of sessions and rates.


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