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Summer Swim Lessons

  1. Parks and Recreation
  2. Parks and Recreation Programs
  3. Aquatics

Frank Brown Community Center

235 Opelika Rd

  1. Email: webparksrec@auburnalabama.org
  2. Phone: (334) 501-2930
  3. Hours:  M-Th: 6AM-9PM F: 6AM-6PM Sa: 8AM-12PM Su: 1PM-6PM

Whitney Morris

Aquatics & Special Events Coord.

  1. Phone: (334) 501-2948
  2. Email: wmorris@auburnalabama.org

Auburn City Swim Lessons

Auburn Parks and Recreation offers swim lessons for all ages. All lessons are taught by certified swim instructors, with six levels of instruction offered during the months of May and June. In order to register for a level, the participant must provide proof of certification for the previous level OR be able to effectively complete all skills required of the previous level. Evaluations of participants will take place on the first day of class. Levels are listed below with recommended ages.  Ages are strictly for guidance.  Participants will be classified by skills, not necessarily age. Registration for swim lessons begins on Monday, March 6 at the Harris Center. The Harris Center is open weekdays from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and is located at 425 Perry Street in Auburn.

Swim Lesson Levels:

Sea Babies (6 months - 3 years)

Parent/Guardian participation required.

This course is designed for parents interested in acquainting their young children to the water in a fun and controlled environment. Participants will be oriented to the water through games, songs and introductory skills. Parents are directly responsible for their child’s instruction while under the guidance and supervision of a swim instructor. One class will be dedicated to informing parents of the efficient ways to help the kids continue to progress. No prerequisite required. To advance to the next level, the child must be: age 4 or older AND able to participate without parent involvement.

Guppies (4 - 6 years):

Participants in this class will learn the following skills: submerging head underwater, kicking with and without instructor assistance, floating on stomach and back, kicking to instructor from wall, breathing while swimming, freestyle arm motion, pushing off stairs to instructor and streamline.

Sea Turtles (7 - 10 years):

Participants in this class will learn the following skills: review freestyle arm motion and kicking to instructor from stairs, basic freestyle stroke (swimming to instructor from wall/stairs), freestyle breathing, kicking on back, basic backstroke, swimming across stairwell without stopping, breathing while continuing strokes, jumping into the pool unassisted and swimming to side and treading water.

Dolphins (11 - 14 years):

Participants in this class will learn the following skills: streamline kicking off the wall on stomach and back, diving in from the side of the pool, review backstroke, working toward swimming a full lap of freestyle without stopping, freestyle and backstroke drills for body position and technique and (depending on class) other strokes and drills. This class is designed also to prepare students for participation on swim team.

Sharks (15 - 18 years):

Participants in this class will learn the following skills: streamline kicking off the wall on stomach and back, diving in from the side of the pool, review backstroke, working toward swimming a full lap of freestyle without stopping, freestyle and backstroke drills for body position and technique and (depending on class) other strokes and drills. This class is designed also to prepare students for participation on swim team.

Big Fish (19 years and Older) - Adult Swim Lessons:

It is never too late to learn how to swim! If you have always wanted to learn how to swim, but never had the time or opportunity, now is your chance! Lessons are available to fit the schedules of working adults. This class will review all skills from other levels and be tailored to the needs of the class participants.

Private Swim Lessons

If you are interested in one-on-one instruction for all levels of ability during the fall (August 7 - October 1), please contact the Aquatics and Special Events Coordinator at wmorris@auburnalabama.org. The participant will be matched with a swim instructor. Children under 3 years may require parent participation in the pool. $15/half hour session.

If you would like to see the dates and times for our summer swim lessons, please refer to our Summer Swim Lesson Class Schedule.