Swimming Lessons

SAAC Swim Lesson Announcements

Summer 2024 registration will be posted  May 1st. Private lesson times vary and are limited.

2024 Sessions.docx (revised 4/9/24) 

Registration will be re-posted on Monday, May 13th with updated availability

Summer 2024 group swim form (2)


Registrations are on a first come, first served basis.

Please wait to receive a confirmation e-mail prior to payment.


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 above. We will contact you with further information if you are interested in setting up swim lessons once the form is complete.

Private/Semi-Private Lessons-Due to demand we are limited on availability

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:  $32 (30 minute lessons) Sessions TBD – based on the start date.

 If you are interested for Spring, email lessons@sussexacademy.org

Private Lesson reg form 2023

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

Description of Levels and Skills:

PARENT/CHILD (6-18 months)

In this interactive lesson, parents are aided by an instructor to teach basic water skills such as floating and kicking. Through play, children will build a positive relationship with water.

PARENT/CHILD (18 months-3 years)

In this interactive lesson, parents are aided by an instructor to teach fundamental aquatic skills such as floating, kicking and paddle stroke. Safe entrance/exit and introduction of personal flotation devices (IFD’s).

PRE-SCHOOL  BEGINNER (Age 3-5 years)

Limited to preschool age children, this instruction provides an introduction to water safety and fundamental aquatic skills with the objective of helping the student feel comfortable 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 5 & 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.)

BEGINNER PLUS (Age 8 & older)

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.) Breast stroke kick. Compact dive (from kneeling position.)

INTERMEDIATE (Instructor Recommendation Required)

Intended for students who have mastered the fundamental swimming skills and are ready to refine front/back crawl and breast stroke (25 yards), and butterfly kick (15 yards.) Open turns. Skills developed: Treading water, freestyle with rotary breathing, back crawl, breaststroke (building to 25 yards)

ADVANCED (Instructor Recommendation Required)

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.

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