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Swim Lessons

How to Register?

ONLINE: By either clicking the REC1 catalog link below or go to the City of Meridian website (Government tab, Departments tab, Parks and Recreation button, Classes and Camps button, Register for Activities button.

REC1 Notes:

- You must make an account with REC1, before registering for any swim lessons.

- When you are creating your account, be sure to input YOUR information first, as it will then designate you as the Account Holder. By not doing so, you will not have "clearance" to register them. 

- When you are in the process of selecting specific levels/ dates and times, please ensure that your CHILD is the one being registered for the class before you add items to your cart - failure to do so, will result in your name being under participants, which will affect class rosters, refunds, possible transfers, and we will be unable to track level progression on our end. 


Private and Semiprivate lessons will be offered during all of the same session dates, and times as group lessons, IF staffing allows. We will contact those who have completed a waitlist form, IF/WHEN we are able to offer these lessons, in the meantime, we will continue with prioritizing our group lessons. (Beginning in Session 2, we do not have enough staff to offer these specialized lessons during the first Session). 

- If you feel that your child would benefit from a more 1:1 approach, please complete a private waitlist form.

- If you have 2 children of the SAME skill level/ability, that will benefit from sharing the same instructor, you will need to complete a Semiprivate waitlist form.

2023 Swim Lesson Session Dates

Session 1: June 5th - June 15th, registration closes on 5/29
Session 2: June 19th - June 29th, registration closes on 6/12,
Session 3: July 3rd - July 13th *lessons WILL be held on 7/4*, registration closes on 6/26
Session 4: July 17th - July 27th, registration closes on 7/10
Session 5: July 31st - August 10th, registration closes on 7/24

~ Each Session will run Monday - Thursday, for 2 weeks, NO LESSONS ON FRIDAYS OR WEEKENDS!

 Makeups will only be offered if lightning occurs during Morning or Evening lessons, prior to the last day of lessons (second Thursday of each Session). Makeups for lightning/smoke related closures would take place on the second Friday of the Session in which the closure occurred. 

 **We do not offer makeups for reasons other than weather related closures - so please double check your personal calendar before registering.

Instructor request? Email with the following: child's name, instructors name, session, time, level, and we will try our best to coordinate schedules! 

No refunds, or pro-rated fees for any pre-scheduled closures.

Group, Private, and Semiprivate Lesson Times

Morning Lessons

9:00am - 9:30am
9:30am - 10:00am
10:00am - 10:30am
10:30am - 11:00am 
11:00am - 11:30am NO CLASSES
11:30am - 12:00pm
12:00pm - 12:30pm 
12:30pm - 1:00pm 

Evening Lessons

4:45pm - 5:15pm 
5:15pm - 5:45pm 
5:45pm - 6:15pm 
6:15pm - 6:45pm 
6:45pm - 7:15pm 

Level 1: Guppies

Comfort in Water

Children must be 3 years old by 1st day of class

Class Objectives:

  • Work on blowing bubbles
  • Submerging face in water
  • Work on front and back floats
  • Learn general water safety

Level 2: Starfish

Supported Swimming

Children must be 3 years old by 1st day of class

Class Objectives:

  • Swim underwater
  • Work on front and back glides
  • Swim front crawl with assistance
  • Swim elementary backstroke with assistance

Level 3: Sea Turtles

Independent Swimming

Class Objectives:

  • Introduction to rotary (side) breathing, used during freestyle
  •  Retrieve objects from at least 4 ft. depth
  • 25-yard freestyle and backstroke
  • Introduction to breaststroke (arm and leg movement, breathing, depth, timing, etc.)


Level 4: Sea Lions

Independent Progression

Class Objectives:

  • Introduction to breaststroke continued, master timing
  • Continue building endurance in all strokes
  • Work on treading water
  • 25-yard freestyle and backstroke 

Level 5: Sting Rays

Advanced Swimming

Class Objectives:

  • Swim 50-yard breaststroke,
  • freestyle and backstroke
  • Intro to butterfly stroke
  • Tread water with scissor kick/ whip kick for 45 seconds
  • Learn open turns and starts 
  • Introduction to diving

Advanced: Sharks

Pre-Team Skills

Class Objectives:

  • Continue dives and starts 
  • Flip turns/open turns
  • Swim 50-yard freestyle and backstroke
  • Swim 25-50 yard breaststroke and butterfly
  • Any additional Pre-Team skills that instructors see fit / have time for. 

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