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Swim Lessons

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 Instructional programs open for summer registration as of June 5, 2020, have been modified due to COVID-19 to accommodate social distancing. Class sizes have been reduced and physical distancing will be in place. Beginner level classes will require an adult 16 years or older to be in the water during the lesson to assist their swimmer. In addition to our parent-assisted offerings, modified classes requiring a parent/caregiver are Shrimps, Tadpoles, Sea Otter and Sea Horse. 

The City of Tempe provides a variety of swim instruction programming designed to accommodate individuals of all ages and skill levels. Classes are available for children as young as eight months, and instruction continues through age 15. 




Are you unsure which class to take? See our swim lessons chart below.


Swim Lessons General Information

Our program provides a progressive program for students who wish to learn or improve their swimming skills. This program is certified by the Starfish Aquatics Institute.

Fees for each class must be paid at the time of registration.

A student may register for a maximum of one (1) Learn-to-Swim class at a time using any of the registration procedures below. A student may also register for special classes in addition to a swimming class.

Students may register for additional Learn-to-Swim classes after second to the last the lesson. At the end of the session, each student will be provided a skill progress sheet for the class in which he/she is currently participating and information on the next appropriate class.

All pre-registration activities are subject to cancellation prior to start date if the minimum registration is not met.

To register, click on a class below


Parent-Assisted Lessons (8 months - 4 years)

Star Babies (8-18 months)

Star Tots (12-36 months)

Sea-Stars (2-4 years)


Swim School (3-5 years)






Swim School (6-12 years)

Sea Otter

Sea Horse

Sea Turtle

Sea Lion


 Stroke School (6-12 years)


Manta Ray




Swim School (12-15 years)




Stroke School (12-15 years)


Flying Fish


Adult Lessons (15+ years)

Adult Beginner

Adult Intermediate

Adult Stroke Improvement


Private Lessons Available Year Round

For private lesson information, please leave a message on the swim lesson hotline at (480)-350-5732


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