Swim Lesson Links

The Aurora Public Schools swim lesson program is a district run program that teaches children the importance of safety in and around the water. We have teamed up with the American Red Cross to design a curriculum that works with children as young as three years old to adults who are afraid of the water.

The goals for the swim lessons program are:

  • To teach the community the importance of safety in and around the water
  • Provide a safe and effective learning environment for the participants
  • Smaller class sizes for more one-on-one attention
  • Affordable lessons for low-income families

There are six different levels in the curriculum. In the earlier levels they will learn some of the basic skills in swimming including front float, back float, and kicking. As your child (or yourself) passes through the levels they will learn some of the more advanced techniques including the butterfly and breastroke. You can learn more about the levels in the "Level Desciption" section of this website.

Our lessons are broken into different sessions during the year and they are as follows:

  • Fall / Winter / Spring Sessions - Lessons are two days per week for four weeks
  • Summer Sessions - Lessons are four days per week for two weeks

All of the lessons are 45 minutes each day and each participant is evaluated at the end of the session to determine if they are ready to move on to the next level. For a full list of the swim lesson schedule please go to our "Lesson schedule" section. 

The lessons are taught by instructors who have been certified by the American Red Cross in Lifeguarding, CPR/PR, and first aid. To teach the upper level classes, the instructors must also have there Water Safety Instructor certification. And many of our instructors are college students who have been teaching lessons for many years.

Currently, the lessons are being held at Rangeview Pool, Gateway High School, and Aurora Central High School Pool.