Group Swim Lessons

  • for children ages 3 and up (members only)

  • included in membership (no additional charge)

  • we will do our best to accommodate everyone

  • sign-up by Sunday, June 19

Group Swim Lesson Schedule

JUNE 27 - AUGUST 5, 2022

Level 1 - Intro to Water Skills
MWF 11 - 11:30 am or TuTh 4 - 4:45 pm

Level 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills

MWF 11:30 am - 12 pm or TuTh 4 - 4:45 pm

Level 3 - Stroke Development
MWF 12 - 12:30 pm or TuTh 4:45 - 5:30 pm


Level 4 - Stroke Improvement
MWF 12:30 - 1 pm or TuTh 5:30 - 6:15 pm


Level 5 - Stroke Refinement
TuTh 10:30 - 11:15 am or 6:15 - 7 pm


Level 6 - Swimming & Skill Proficiency
TuTh 11:15 am - 12 pm or 6:15 - 7 pm

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.

  • 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.

Max ratio of 10:1 swimmers/teacher with no more than 20 swimmers per class due to space and safety.


We will do our best to accommodate everyone.


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



Water Safety Instructor


Clare received her WSI certification in 2019. This is her fourth year teaching and fifth year lifeguarding. She was a part of the Sharks Swim Team for more than 10 years.



Water Safety Instructor


This is Cat's fourth year teaching swim lessons. She was a Shark Swimmer for many years and is now in her second summer coaching the team.



Water Safety Instructor


Ella obtained her WSI certification in February 2022 and looks forward to teaching swim lessons this summer. She has particular interest and experience on techniques focused on improving swimming skills for older kids and adults.  Ella is returning for her second year lifeguarding and currently swims for Arlington High School and North Shore swim teams. She was a long time Sun Valley Shark swimmer as well. 



Swim Team Coach


Kristen is a veteran swim coach and former Sun Valley Shark swimmer.

She also coaches the Winchester High School Swim Team.




Water Safety Instructor


Alisha completed the WSI certification in June 2021.  This is her second summer  teaching and third lifeguarding. She was also a Shark Swimmer for 10 years.



Water Safety Instructor


Michelle achieved her WSI certification in 2019. This is her fourth year teaching and fifth year lifeguarding. She was part of the Sharks Swim Team for more than 10 years. 



Water Safety Instructor


This Michael's fourth summer  teaching lessons and fifth lifeguarding. 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. He is in his second season coaching the Sun Valley Sharks Swim Team.

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Water Safety Instructor

Lizzy will achieve Water Safety Instructor certification in June 2022 and will be available to start teaching lessons after July 12. This will be Lizzy's first year teaching lessons and lifeguarding at Sun Valley. She was a lifeguard at a DCR pool last year and has been a varsity simmer for 3 years on the Arlington-Watertown High School Swim Team. Lizzy also swims on the year-round USA swim team, North Shore Swim Club.