Group Swim Lessons
2021 update: Due to the ongoing pandemic we are re-working our group swim lessons into a small group format (Max 6). We intend to offer small group lessons for younger children who aren't ready for swim team.
Contact with instructor during swim lessons is now allowed under MA guidance, however we will work to minimize contact and maintain 6ft distance as much as possible.
Private Swim Lessons continue to be permitted. You may contact a WSI instructor below if you wish to schedule a private lesson / swim coaching.
Our group swim lessons are taught by Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructors (WSI) following the Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program.
The Learn-to-Swim program focuses on building skills one step at a time. By giving them the opportunity to master one element before moving on to the next, our kids' swim classes make it easy to build confidence in the water.
During their swim lessons, children will spend time on the following six levels:
Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills: Students will learn how to feel comfortable in the water and safely enjoy it.
Level 2: Fundamentals of Aquatic Skills: Children will learn basic swimming skills.
Level 3: Stroke Development: Additional guided practice will help students improve their skills.
Level 4: Stroke Improvement: Kids will gain confidence during swim lessons, improve their stroke and gain additional aquatic skills.
Level 5: Stroke Refinement: Guidance allows kids to refine their strokes and become more efficient swimmers.
Level 6: Swimming and Skill Proficiency: Students will learn to swim with ease and efficiency, and gain the ability to swim smoothly over greater distances. Swimmers will also have the option to participate in more advanced courses.
Private Swim Lessons & Coaching
The following Sun Valley lifeguards and swim coaches are permitted to teach private lessons and offer private coaching to Sun Valley members when they are not working a shift at the club. Water Safety Instructors are certified by the American Red Cross to teach swim lessons and follow the learn-to-swim program.
Rate $25 per half hour or $40 for an hour
Lesson fees to be paid directly to instructor
Contact instructor to schedule a time
Member must book appropriate pool area and list instructor as a participant on the reservation for contact tracing purposes
Contact with instructor is now allowed under MA guidance, however we will work to minimize contact and maintain 6ft distance as much as possible
Water Safety Instructor
This Michael's third summer teaching lessons and fourth lifeguarding at Sun Valley. This year he will help coach the Sharks swim team. Michael was captain of his high school swim team, a North Shore Swim Club swimmer, Arlington Boys and Girls club volunteer coach, and swam for the sharks for 10 years.