Dive into the fun! Our beautifully landscaped outdoor aquatic center includes two Jr. Olympic-sized lap pools, an exercise pool, a children's splash-and-play pool, and two outdoor whirlpools. We offer private and group swim lessons as well as designated times for recreational and lap swimming.
Our junior swim programs are ideal for kids of all levels, from the novice swimmer to the accomplished competitor. Gain peace of mind knowing that your child has the skills necessary for a safe water experience and help them build a strong fitness base for any sport as they grow stronger, fitter, and more confident through swimming.
Private & Semi-Private Instruction
Private (one-to-one) and semi-private (two-to-one) lessons with professional instructors are offered for children and adults at all levels in our outdoor heated pools (82-86°F). These personalized 25-minute lessons provide specialized instruction to help students progress and achieve personal swim goals. Contact the Activities Desk for instructor availability and to schedule a lesson.
Elite swim coaching is also available for adults and juniors. This option is ideal for serious, emerging advanced or competitive swimmers and triathletes. Lesson times can be arranged with an instructor.
Preferred: Child included on membership.
Standard: Child not on the membership.
No refunds for no-show or cancellation less than 48 hours before a scheduled lesson.
ClubSport Swim School
ClubSport Swim School offers progression-based small group lesson packages during the spring, summer, and fall. Sessions are four weeks in length and class meets twice a week on Monday-Wednesday or Tuesday-Thursday for a total of eight lessons. Each lesson is 25 minutes long. Class levels are separated by proficiency and age.
The maximum student-to-instructor ratio is usually 4:1. For most elementary swim levels, it's 3:1. For Parent/child (PIWA) class, it's is 6:1, with a parent assisting their child.
Swimmers receive a detailed progress report at the end of each session. We recommend that swimmers repeat each level once or twice to achieve full proficiency. At that point, the swimmer will receive a ribbon to pass to the next level.
PARENT IN WATER ASSISTING (6:1) — A parent joins their child in the water to help them feel comfortable and happy as they learn the most basic water skills, such as assisted back floats, tummy floats, submersion in the water, and glides to the wall. Both parent and child will learn important safety skills.
FUNDAMENTAL WATER SKILLS (3:1) — The child can swim independently, is comfortable in a back-float position, and has the social skills needed to work away from their parent. They will learn to maintain a comfortable head-down swim, work towards an independent back glide, and learn to streamline and kick.
STARFISH (P1) | SWORDFISH (Y1)
STROKE DEVELOPMENT (3:1) — For the child learning to swim for the very first time, this class will help them learn to float independently in a relaxed state and will also learn the proper streamline position. The swimmer will have developed a high level of comfort in the water by the time they complete this level.
OCTOPUS (P2) | ELECTRIC EEL (Y2)
STROKE EXECUTION — A child in this class is comfortable in the water and can swim a short distance unassisted (to the instructor and back to the wall) in a relaxed state. They will learn to swim freestyle, develop good streamlining skills, and start to develop a good backstroke kick.
MANTA RAY (P3) | SEA TURTLE (Y3)
BACKSTROKE DEVELOPMENT — Techniques such as streamline, proper exhalation, a propulsive kick, and proper feel of the water are the focus in this level. The child will learn new skills, including side breathing and arms for the backstroke.
SEA LION (P4) | WALRUS (Y4)
INTRO TO BUTTERFLY AND BACKSTROKE — Strong emphasis is placed on learning the correct arms and legs for each stroke to perfection. The child will learn elementary backstroke legs and the full elementary backstroke, using both arms and legs correctly.
BACKSTROKE AND BUTTERFLY STROKE EXECUTION (4:1) — A child entering this level has mastered a comfortable, relaxed freestyle swim and is familiar with unassisted backstroke. In this class, the swimmer is expected to master side breathing and is introduced to breathing to the non-preferred side. They will learn butterfly and backstroke progression, a beginning somersault, and a sit-down dive.
FINAL LEVEL (4:1) — A child entering this level has mastered a comfortable and relaxed freestyle swim, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly stroke, is headed towards the Swim Team, and is fine-tuning their techniques. In this class, the swimmer will be introduced to more advanced breathing in all strokes.
CLUBSPORT SWIM SCHOOL
GROUP SWIM SESSION PRICING
Lessons dates and levels are based on availability and are subject to change. For the current class schedule, visit the Activities Desk or call aquatics director Elaine McEntee at (925) 463-2822 ext. 562.
Pricing is determined by the child's membership status and fees are due at sign-up. Cancellations must be submitted at least 72 hours prior to the first meeting time for a refund less a $20 processing fee. No refunds for missed classes. A parent or guardian must complete a waiver form on or before the first day of swim lessons.
Preferred: Child included on the membership.
Standard: Child not included on the membership.
Tidalwaves Junior Swim Team
ClubSport's award-winning recreational junior swim team, Tidalwaves, is for competitive swimmers 5-17 years old looking for a fun environment in which they can learn and improve stroke development, swim technique, and social interaction while building a life-long positive attitude toward the sport.
The Tidalwaves team season runs from May through July. Swimmers train up to five days per week and compete in seven swim meets plus a final championship.
To join the swim team, new swimmers must be ClubSport members and must email Swim Team Manager Erika Vieler to schedule an evaluation. New swimmer evaluations will take place on Saturday, February 25, 10:00am-12:00pm, and on Sunday, February 26, 12:00-2:00pm.
Swim candidate evaluations last 15 minutes and are based upon five criteria:
1. Ability to swim one pool length without stopping
2. Knowledge of all four competitive swim strokes
3. Technique on all four competitive swim strokes
4. Racing form for starts and turns
5. Speed and time
After evaluation, eligible swimmers will be selected as a "team swimmer" or a "team alternate." To further develop stroke technique, ineligible swimmers are invited to register for Junior Stroke and Conditioning or Summer Swim Clinics.
Junior Swim Stroke and Conditioning*
This multi-week group swim conditioning program is for the 5- to 17-year-old swimmer looking to train, develop, and improve their swim stroke and competitive swimming skills. Under the expert guidance of our experienced coaching staff, swimmers will focus on and improve strength, endurance, and stroke technique in order to stay sharp and in shape during the off-season. This program is also excellent cross training for other sports.
For more information about this program, see the Junior Swim Conditioning Information Guide.
Swimmers must be easily able to swim at least 50 yards (two pool lengths) without stopping using either basic freestyle or backstroke. They must also have the endurance to participate in a 30-minute class. Basic breaststroke or butterfly is encouraged but not required.
*This program is temporarily suspended during construction of the new pooland will resume at a future date.