Find the Perfect Swim Class for Your Child's Age & Skill Level
Swimming Lessons for Kids of All Ages
Learning to swim is something that can begin at a very young age. At Goldfish Swim School, we offer our classes to children as young as four months old. But it's also good to keep in mind, that no one is ever too old to learn to swim, which is why our classes are available for different skill levels as well as age groups.
Are you wondering: What class is best for my child's age?
To answer that question, we have added links to all the classes available for different age groups and skill levels below.
0 to 12 Months
We specialize in teaching babies aged 6-35 months to be comfortable and confident in the water. Through gentle instruction, we introduce babies to submerging underwater. As they get older, we teach them to hold their breath for 8-10 seconds, and help them learn to move up to three feet through the water.
1 Year Old
2 Years Old
3 Years Old
Our program for children aged 3-5 years old is centered around daily themes and aimed at making swimming a fun and enjoyable experience. Children will learn to enjoy the water and work towards swimming up to five feet while taking breaths independently.
4 Years Old
Advanced beginner swimmers aged 4 years and up will learn to swim the width of the pool and take an independent breath while swimming.
- Swimming Class for 4 Year Old (Beginner) (Younger Kids)
- Swimming Class for 4 Year Old (Beginner - Intermediate) (Older Kids)
5 Years Old
Intermediate swimmers aged 5 years and up will learn to swim the length of the pool while taking several independent breaths.
- Swimming Class for 5 Year Old (Beginner - Intermediate)
- Swimming Class for 5 Year Old (Intermediate - Advanced)
6 Years Old
Advanced intermediate swimmers aged 6 years and up will learn to swim both freestyle with rolling breaths and elementary backstroke for two pool lengths.
- Swim Class for 6 Year Old (Beginner - Intermediate)
- Swim Class for 6 Year Old (Intermediate - Advanced)
7 Years Old
Advanced swimmers aged 7 years and up will learn to breathe rhythmically while swimming freestyle, as well as swim breaststroke for two pool lengths.
- Swim Class for 7 Year Old (Beginner - Intermediate)
- Swim Class for 7 Year Old (Intermediate - Advanced)
8 Years Old
For those aged 8 years and up, our super swimmer program will teach competitive backstroke and butterfly for two pool lengths. Our experienced and certified instructors will teach a relaxed, effective stroke, and work with each individual at their natural buoyancy level.
- Swim Class for 8 Year Old (Beginner - Intermediate)
- Swim Class for 8 Year Old (Intermediate - Advanced)
9 Years Old
- Swimming Class for 9 Year Old (Beginner - Intermediate)
- Swimming Class for 9 Year Old (Intermediate - Advanced)
10 Years Old
- Swimming Class for 10 Year Old (Beginner - Intermediate)
- Swimming Class for 10 Year Old (Intermediate - Advanced)
11 Years Old
- Swimming Class for 11 Year Old (Beginner - Intermediate)
- Swimming Class for 11 Year Old (Intermediate - Advanced)
12 Years Old
- Swimming Class for 12 Year Old (Beginner - Intermediate)
- Swimming Class for 12 Year Old (Intermediate - Advanced)
Swim Team (Beyond Advanced)
Find Your Local Goldfish Swim School for hours or to sign up for a class. We look forward to seeing you in the pool!
What is The Science of SwimPlay®?The Science of SwimPlay® is our holistic swim school philosophy that develops life skills in and out of the water in our one-of-a-kind, play-based learning environment. We’re proud to have taken everything that’s scientifically proven to help kids learn, including achievements, safe environments, fun and guided play, and packaged it up into one experience. Through swim lessons that are rooted in The Science of SwimPlay®, we’re able to provide kids with all of the tools they need to boost their cognitive development while learning important life skills.
What does science have to do with swim lessons?
We’re happy you asked! Let us be the first to say that you can leave your scientific measuring tools at home. Goldfish Swim School uses proven research to create a unique swim experience and class curriculum to help maximize your child’s cognitive development, both in and out of the water. Decades of scientific studies show that the most optimal way for kids to learn is through guided play because it provides a solid foundation for emotional and intellectual growth in regards to problem-solving skills, creativity and academic knowledge. Everything we do at Goldfish Swim School is backed by this science, which is why we’ve decided to call it The Science of SwimPlay®. Your child may just appear to be having fun, but a lot more is happening beneath the surface during swim lessons and swim programs. Our trusted instructors and team members work to boost our students’ development by celebrating every achievement they make on an individual level. Our training methods allow your family to focus on fun while we make sure that your swimmer is doing some serious learning.
How was the Goldfish Swim School philosophy developed?Stimulating environments are significantly beneficial to a child’s cognitive development. Studies show that children learn important life skills when they are safe, supervised and able to explore, discover and solve problems in their environment. This principle is the baseline we’ve used to engineer our award-winning tropical facilities, train our instructors and guide our curriculum.
- Not sure what swim class is right for your child?
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