Aquarena • Field House

Learn to Swim Program

The Learn to Swim Program is designed to allow students to progress at their own rate. The program contains 10 levels designed to teach the 4 basic swimming strokes. The student must fully master each progression before moving onto the next level.

We encourage students to look at the amount of progress that was made during a set of lessons, and not whether they moved onto the next level. Swimming is a skill that requires time and practice; it is not a skill that can be taught in a certain amount of time.

New to our Aquatic programs?

Read our Aquatic Programs Parent Handbook


Parent & Baby (Ages 3 months to 2 years)

  • This class is designed to help parents introduce their tot to the pool. An instructor is in the water to teach you how to help your child accomplish a variety of skills such as confidence in the water, blowing bubbles, going under water, kicking and floating. If you are unsure when to start your child in a swimming program or have some medical/health concerns, you should speak with your doctor. You can drop-in to any of the class times as long as space is available or pre-register to ensure your space!

Tot Swim (Ages 2 to 5 years)

  • This class introduces your child to basic swimming skills. Parents do not accompany tots in the water but may watch from the side of the pool. The ratio for this class is 3:1.

Advanced Tots (Ages 2 to 5 years)

  • This program is designed for children who have advanced quickly and can swim on their own but are under 5 years of age. Once a child is able to move into the main pool they will be introduced to the white, purple and red levels based on their ability. The ratio for this class is 3:1.

Group Lessons (Ages 5-16)

  • Group Lessons are our regular swimming lessons. The student to instructor ratio is 1:5 for beginner or 1:6 for higher levels. These classes are 40 minutes and designed to allow children to progress at their own rate.

  • Note: Ratios are higher for School Group Lessons.

Low Ratio Lessons (Ages 5-16)

  • The Works Low Ratio Swimming Lessons are designed for those who require or desire more attention than regular group lessons. These 40 minute classes have an instructor to student ratio of 1:3. Register early as space is limited.

Private/Family Private Lessons - (All Ages)

  • Each class offers one on one instruction and personal attention. The 30 minute class of private instruction is ideal for beginners, individuals who want to brush up their swimming skills or those having difficulty with a particular stroke or technique.

  • Family Private lessons are available for 2 family members or friends with one instructor. For a family private lesson, both participants must be at the same level or within one level of each other.

Adult Lessons - (Ages 16+)

  • The Adult Lesson program allow the participant to choose what they would like to learn and within each class they will get the individual instruction needed to learn the skills they have chosen. All skills can be modified to suit your needs.

  • You can choose from Adult Private Lessons (1:1), Adult Low Ratio Lessons(3:1) or Adult Group Lessons (6:1)


Children's Swimming Lesson Levels


Water Orientation
Front Movement Skills
Back Movement Skills
Front/Back Glides


Basic Front Swim
Basic Back Swim
Backstroke Kick
Under Water Swim
Jump Off Side


Front Swim (20m)
Backstroke Kick (20m)
Intro to Front Crawl Skill(20m) 


Intro to Front Crawl (20m)
Intro to Backstroke (20m)
Shallow Dive into Deep Water 


Front Crawl (40m)
Backstroke (40m)
Intro to Breaststroke Kick
Shallow Dive


Front Crawl(60m)
Back Crawl (40m)
Breaststroke Kick (40m)
Intro to Breaststroke Pull
Underwater Swim


Front Crawl (80m)
Back Crawl (40m)
Butterfly Kick


Front Crawl (80m)
Back Crawl (80m)
Breaststoke (60m)
Butterfly (20m)


Front Crawl (100m)
Back Crawl (100m)
Breaststroke (80m)