Youth Aquatics

Registration Dates for Winter Classes (Jan-Mar)
Members: December 19, 2019, 10:00 am through March 30, 2020
Non-members: December 20, 2019, 10:00 am through March 30, 2020

Registration Dates for Spring Classes (Apr-Jun)
Members: March 19, 2020, 10:00 am through June 30, 2020
Non-members: March 20, 2020, 10:00 am through June 30, 2020

Members receive priority registration, one day early, for our Youth Aquatics lessons. View our schedules below and click the links to register.

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Parent/Child Adjustment to Water


This class is intended for our littlest swimmers, so they can participate together with their parents. The program includes games, riddles, songs, and basic skills that will help your child build confidence in, around, and under water. Classes are 30 minutes long and have a student-teacher ratio of 10:1.

Level A is for those ages 6 months to two years old with little or no previous water experience.

Level B is for those ages 18 months to three years old who can submerge reluctantly, require flotation support at all times, or who would benefit from parent presence and support.

Classes are held in the indoor pool.

Mission Bay (Weekday)
                                         
Parent/Child A (7 classes; no class 11/11 and 11/25)
DayDateTimeMember / Non-member Price
M10/7-12/211:00-11:30 am$175/210Register
Waitlist—Mission Bay Monday Parent/Child ARegister
                                         
Parent/Child B (7 classes; no class 11/11 and 11/25)
DayDateTimeMember / Non-member Price
M10/7-12/211:30 am-12:00 pm$175/210Register
Waitlist—Mission Bay Monday Parent/Child BRegister
Mission Bay (Weekend)
                                                       
Parent/Child A (7 classes; no class 11/9 and 11/10)
DayDateTimeMember / Non-member Price
Sa10/5-11/2310:10-10:40 am$175/210Register
Su10/6-11/2410:10-10:40 am$175/210Register
Waitlist—Mission Bay Weekend Parent/Child ARegister
                                                     
Parent/Child B (7 classes; no class 11/9 and 11/10)
DayDateTimeMember / Non-member Price
Sa10/5-11/2310:40-11:10 am$175/210Register
Su10/6-11/2410:40-11:10 am$175/210Register
Waitlist—Mission Bay Weekend Parent/Child B   Register


Pre-School Lessons


Ages 3 to 5 years; no parent participation. Your children will advance through the following three levels as their skills progress:

Starfish
Children start developing good attitudes and safe practices around the water. Children will start to learn the most elementary aquatic skills, which they’ll continue to build on as they progress through the other levels.

Seahorse
Lessons builds on the basic aquatic skills learned in Starfish, and give children further success with fundamental aquatic skills performed to a slightly more advanced degree. This level marks the beginning of independent aquatic locomotion skills.

Frog
The objective is to build on the skills previously learned by providing additional guided practice of basic aquatic skills, at slightly more proficient performance levels and greater distances. Skills in this level are performed independently.

Classes are held in the indoor pool.

Mission Bay (Weekend)
                                                                                                                                           
Pre-School (7 classes; no class 11/9 and 11/10)
DayDateTimeMember / Non-member Price
Sa10/5-11/238:30-9:10 am$175/210Register
Sa10/5-11/239:20-10:00 am$175/210Register
Sa10/5-11/2311:20 am-12:00 pm$175/210Register
Sa10/5-11/2312:10-12:50 pm$175/210Register
Su10/6-11/248:30-9:10 am$175/210Register
Su10/6-11/249:20-10:00 am$175/210Register
Su10/6-11/2411:20 am-12:00 pm$175/210Register
Su10/6-11/2412:10-12:50 pm$175/210Register
Waitlist—Mission Bay Weekend Pre-SchoolRegister


Children’s Swim Lessons


Our Children’s Swim Lessons program are designed to meet the needs of children ages 6-15 with a wide range of abilities, from initial water adjustment to advanced skills and techniques.

Level 1 (Guppy)
The objective is for children to learn basic personal water safety information and skills, while helping them feel comfortable in the water. Children will learn positive attitudes, good swimming habits, and safe practices in and around the water at this level.

Level 2 (Sea Turtle)
Children further develop simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back, laying the foundation for future strokes.

Level 3 (Angelfish)
Your child works on coordinating the front and back crawl, along with survival floating. Scissors and dolphin kicks, along with the fundamentals of treading water, are introduced.

Level 4 (Seal)
The focus is on improving swimming skills and increasing endurance. This level continues to build on the sidestroke and introduces the breaststroke and butterfly, along with the basics of turning at a wall.

Level 5 (Dolphin)
Performance and refinement of all the strokes are emphasized with a focus on increasing distances. Flip turns are also introduced.

Level 6 (Shark)
Students refine their strokes and learn to swim with more ease, proficiency, power, and smoothness over greater distances.

Levels 1-6 classes are held in the indoor pool.
Fitness Swim classes are held in the outdoor pool.

Mission Bay (Weekend)
                                                                                                 
Level 1 (7 classes; no class 11/9 and 11/10)
DayDateTimeMember / Non-member Price
Sa10/5-11/238:30-9:10 am$175/210Register
Sa10/5-11/239:20-10:00 am$175/210Register
Sa10/5-11/2311:20 am-12:00 pm$175/210Register
Su10/6-11/248:30-9:10 am$175/210Register
Su10/6-11/2411:20 am-12:00 pm$175/210Register
Waitlist—Mission Bay Weekend Level 1Register
                                                                                                 
Level 2 (7 classes; no class 11/9 and 11/10)
DayDateTimeMember / Non-member Price
Sa10/5-11/239:20-10:00 am$175/210Register
Sa10/5-11/2312:10-12:50 pm$175/210Register
Su10/6-11/249:20-10:00 am$175/210Register
Su10/6-11/2411:20 am-12:00 pm$175/210Register
Su10/6-11/2412:10-12:50 pm$175/210Register
Waitlist—Mission Bay Weekend Level 2Register
                                                                                                 
Level 3 (7 classes; no class 11/9 and 11/10)
DayDateTimeMember / Non-member Price
Sa10/5-11/238:30-9:10 am$175/210Register
Sa10/5-11/239:20-10:00 am$175/210Register
Sa10/5-11/2312:10-12:50 pm$175/210Register
Su10/6-11/248:30-9:10 am$175/210Register
Su10/6-11/2412:10-12:50 pm$175/210Register
Waitlist—Mission Bay Weekend Level 3Register
                                                                                   
Level 4 (7 classes; no class 11/9 and 11/10)
DayDateTimeMember / Non-member Price
Sa10/5-11/238:30-9:10 am$175/210Register
Sa10/5-11/2311:20 am-12:00 pm$175/210Register
Su10/6-11/248:30-9:10 am$175/210Register
Su10/6-11/2411:20 am-12:00 pm$175/210Register
Waitlist—Mission Bay Weekend Level 4Register
                                                                     
Level 5 (7 classes; no class 11/9 and 11/10)
DayDateTimeMember / Non-member Price
Sa10/5-11/2311:20 am-12:00 pm$175/210Register
Su10/6-11/249:20-10:00 am$175/210Register
Su10/6-11/2412:10-12:50 pm$175/210Register
Waitlist—Mission Bay Weekend Level 5Register
                                                       
Level 6 (7 classes; no class 11/9 and 11/10)
DayDateTimeMember / Non-member Price
Sa10/5-11/2312:10-12:50 pm$175/210Register
Su10/6-11/249:20-10:00 am$175/210Register
Waitlist—Mission Bay Weekend Level 6 WaitlistRegister
                                                       
Fitness Swim (7 classes; no class 11/9 and 11/10)
DayDateTimeMember / Non-member Price
Sa10/5-11/2310:30-11:10 am$175/210Register
Su10/6-112410:30-11:10 am$175/210Register
Waitlist—Mission Bay Weekend Fitness SwimRegister


Kids Pre-Swim Team


This introduction to competitive swimming is designed for children who have graduated from the UCSF swim lessons program. For children that can demonstrate front crawl and elementary backstroke for 50 yards; breaststroke, backstroke, and butterfly for 25 yards. The class explores and refines the four competitive strokes, flip turns, starts, and speed during the 60-minute session.

Classes held in the indoor pool.

Mission Bay (Weekday)
                                                                     
Kids Pre-Swim Team (7 classes; no class 11/11-11/15 and 11/25-11/29)
DayDateTimeMember / Non-member Price
M10/7-12/26:00-7:00 pm$105/133Register
W10/9-12/46:00-7:00 pm$105/133Register
F10/11-12/66:00-7:00 pm$105/133Register
Waitlist—Mission Bay M, W, F Kids Pre-Swim Team WaitlistRegister