Swim Lessons: Group & Private

Available for all ages, abilities, and skill levels. Our goal for participants to learn the skills of being safe in, on and around the water, lead a life of health and fitness and to open up opportunities for fun in all recreational aquatic programs.

Group Lessons are offered in two sessions during the academic semester. During the summer they are only offered during Summer RAD Camp (register through the Town of Orono).

Private swim lessons are one-on-one and are scheduled with your instructor of choice anytime during the year.

Both lesson options are available for members and non-members. All group lessons and youth private lessons are 30 minutes in length. Adult private lessons are one hour in length.

Sign up today, see the front desk or email the Aquatics Coordinator for more information. 


Youth Group Lesson Schedule - Academic Year

Classes Mondays & Wednesdays
Member: $55
Non-Member: $70
Member: $41
Non-Member: $52
Little Splashers 9:30 a.m.
Pre School 3:30 p.m. 9:30 a.m.
Level 1 4:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m.
Level 2 4:30 p.m. 10:00 a.m.
Level 3 5:00 p.m. 10:30 a.m.
Level 4 5:30 p.m. 10:30 a.m.

Adult Group Lesson Schedule - Academic Year

Classes Tuesdays & Thursdays
Member: $55
Non-Member: $70
Level 1 5:00 p.m.
Level 2 5:30 p.m.
Level 3 6:00 p.m.

Group Swim Lessons - Academic Year

There are 3 categories of Group Swim Lessons: Little Splashers, Preschool, and Learn-To-Swim. These categories are sorted by age and ability. To place your child in the correct group, click here. All group lessons are 30 minutes in length. Youth swim lessons occur in 4-week sessions with two lessons a week, (Mondays and Wednesdays) or 6-week sessions with one lesson a week (Saturdays). Adult lessons occur in 4-week sessions, twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays). 

Fall 2018 Session Dates

Monday/Wednesday (4 weeks, Children Only) 
Session 1:
September 10 to October 3
Session 2: October 15 to November 7
Member: $55; Non-Member: $70

Tuesday/Thursday (4 weeks, Adults Only)
Session 1:
 September 11 to October 4
Session 2: October 16 to November 8
Member: $55; Non-Member: $70

Saturday (6 weeks, Youth Only) 
Session 1: September 8 to October 13
Session 2: October 20 to December 1 (no class November 24)
Member: $41; Non-Member: $52

Group Lesson Descriptions

kids group lessonLittle Splashers: 6 months – 3 years old

Primary Focus: Water Adjustment and Boundaries. Student Goals: Parents and children will learn safe behaviors in and around the water and develop swim readiness. This class will equip parents with methods on increasing their child’s comfort in the water as well as creating boundaries in, on and around the water. Songs and games make the environment welcoming and exciting for the first swim lesson or a returning student. Class size: 6-8 students, 1 instructor

Preschool Swim: 3-5 years old; 2-3 swimmers per group

Primary focus: Comfort and Control. Student Goals: To overcome fear associated to the water, become aware of safe boundaries in, on and around the water, learn proper breath control, full submersion, independent floating on front and back, rolling from the front to the back as a place of safety, and safe entry and exit into and from the pool. Class size: 2-4 students, 1 instructor

kids jumping into poolLearn-to-Swim: 6-13 years old

Level 1: Introduction to water skills
Student Goals: To increase comfort in the aquatic environment and gain basic aquatic skills.  In addition learn how to tread water, learn freestyle arms and backstroke arms, and independently enter the water safely. Class size: 2-4 students, 1 instructor

Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills
Student Goals: To efficiently and independently move through the water by demonstrating the basics of freestyle and backstroke. In addition, build on water safety topics, as well as acquire new safety knowledge. Class size: 2-4 students, 1 instructor

Level 3: Stroke Development
Student Goals: Increase independence in the water, master breath control, learn proper freestyle and backstroke, be introduced to breaststroke and butterfly.

Level 4: Stroke Improvement
Student Goals: Refine breaststroke and butterfly, increase the distance of freestyle and backstroke by learning a simple open turn at the wall and apply correct tempo to each stroke.

Adult Swim: 14+ years old; 2-4 swimmers per group

Level 1: Learning the Basics can help teens or adults overcome their hesitation in, on and around the water and learn the basic skills to achieve a minimum level of water competency.

Level 2: Improving Skills and Swimming Strokes is designed for teens and adults who want to: improve their foundational swimming skills, increase the level of comfort in, on and around the water, enjoy the water with their loved ones, open the door for other aquatic opportunities.

Level 3: Fitness swimming is for teens and adults that want to improve their swimming skills for a variety of reasons. Some may want to use the benefits of water to improve their fitness level, become part of Swim Fit (Masters Swim), or other competitive races such as triathlons or open water swims.

Private Lessons

Private swim lessons are a great way to get one-on-one instruction to help you overcome any swim hurdle. Swimmers can thrive in an environment that is customized to their needs and goals. Please fill out a private swim lesson appointment form at the manager’s desk. Instructor availability varies by semester as our instructors are UMaine students. All scheduling is done through the Aquatics Coordinator. Email Adrianna Del Amo for more information.

AGE 0-13:
30-Min Private Lessons
AGE 14+:
60-Min Private Lessons
Member: Non-Member:
3 Child Lessons $40 $54  3 Adult Lessons $85 $110
5 Child Lessons $58 $82 5 Adult Lessons $125 $165
8 Child Lessons $94 $132 8 Adult Lessons $199 $263
20 Child Lessons $195 $286 20 Adult Lessons $413 $573