SWIM Lesson leVeLS



Find The Correct Level For Your Swimmer


Aquatech Swim School - By Jimaii Design

Not certain about the correct starting level for your child? Take our level quiz to figure it  out!


On the first day of lessons, our instructors will alert a manager if they feel a student has been placed in a level incorrectly. We will then assist you to adjust to the correct level if needed.


Swim Level QuizSwim Level Quiz



PARENT/CHILD LESSON: Ages 6 mo.- 3 yr





Our Tadpole level is an interactive lesson designed for babies and toddlers to participate in the pool together with their parents and/or caregivers. The lessons include skill building drills, songs and props that are designed to help build each child’s cognitive and physical development in the water. This lesson teaches children how to achieve comfort and safety in, around and under the water. Consistent exposure to the aquatic environment builds a foundation for a safe and happy young swimmer. The student to teacher ratio of this level is 6 students to 1 instructor and is 30 minutes in length.











The Starfish level is designed for the nervous or fearful student who is not comfortable independently submerging their head under the water. Instructors gently work with these swimmers to instill comfort and confidence in the water. While coaxing students towards full submersions; back floats, independent kicking and breath control will be taught. Lessons have a 3 student to 1 teacher ratio and are 30 minutes in length. Graduates of this level move up to the Seahorse Level.











The Seahorse level swim lessons are designed for the beginner student who is comfortable in the water and will submerge their head underwater willingly and happily. Students will learn the basics of breath control, body posture, kicking, floating and a variety of safety skills. Lessons have a 4 student to 1 teacher ratio and are 30 minutes in length. Graduates of this level move up to the Silverfish Level.









The Silverfish / Goldfish level is one level with 2 progressive stages, Silverfish to Goldfish. The level is designed for children who have a solid comfort level in the water, can kick properly and float independently. The focus of the level is breathing technique development. The techniques learned will be used for both survival swimming, recreational swimming and will later translate into the proper breathing structure for formal strokes. Lessons have a 4 student to 1 teacher ratio and are 30 minutes in length. Graduates of the Silverfish Level move up to Goldfish Level and graduates of the Goldfish Level move up to the Puffer Level.











The Puffer level introduces the fundamentals of Freestyle and Backstroke to the swimmer who has developed a comfortable breathing pattern in the water. The key focus of the class is to combine the breathing techniques from the Silverfish / Goldfish level with a technically sound freestyle stroke. Proper posture and body rotation are emphasized on both the stomach and the back. Safety skills are continued through a variety of drills. Lessons have a 4 student to 1 teacher ratio and are 30 minutes in length. Graduates of the Puffer Level move up to the Eel Level.











The Eel level builds upon the skills learned in the Puffer level by introducing more advanced forms of technique and faster, more efficient breathing techniques for Freestyle and Backstroke. While the foundation of the Freestyle and Backstroke is constructed in the Puffer level, the Eel level instructs the swimmer on more advanced technique and turns that will be used in competitive swimming. Efficient and rhythmic strokes are perfected. Lessons have a 4 student to 1 teacher ratio and are 30 minutes in length. Graduates of the Eel Level move up to the Tigershark Level.











The Tigershark level continues to review the advanced Freestyle and Backstroke technique learned in the previous Eel level, while introducing the Breaststroke to swimmers. Combining the breaststroke kick and pull together to create a rhythmic stroke is a goal of the level. Lessons have a 4 student to 1 teacher ratio and are 30 minutes in length. Graduates of the Tigershark level move up to the Orca Level.











The Orca level works to maintain the Freestyle, Backstroke and Breaststroke form from the previous Eel and Tigershark levels while introducing swimmers to the Butterfly stroke. A comfortable and rhythmic stroke will be mastered and perfected for all 4 of the competitive strokes while team preparatory drills and skills will be taught. Lessons have a 5 student to 1 teacher ratio and are 30 minutes in length. Graduates of the Orca Level can move up to more advanced levels such as the Tech Level or Pre-Competitive Level.






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The Tech Level is the best option for swimmers who have graduated through the level system and want to maintain their stroke technique in the small group setting. Form, fitness and fun will be focused on during this weekly lesson. Focuses will vary per the class needs each week. The lesson has a 5 student to 1 teacher ratio and is 30 minutes in length.




Technique, Endurance, Fun!


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Pre-Competitive Group is a great way for children to learn the basics of swim training with a group of peers. It is a year-round, ongoing group workout focused on enhancing technique, building endurance and maintaining a healthy exercise routine in a supportive atmosphere. In this fun, low-pressure environment your child and their peers will enjoy working with an AquaTech swim coach toward common goals. Workouts have a 14 swimmers to 1 coach ratio and are 60 minutes in length. Swimmers must be graduates of the ORCA level and/or be able to swim 1 length of the pool using each of the 4 competitive strokes. 



Children's swim lessons are offered on an on-going basis, year-round, so you can join anytime! Lessons are 30 minutes in length, offered weekly, with most students opting for one lesson per week on an on-going basis.


Once the correct level, day and time has been determined and booked, children attend their scheduled lesson(s) each week while instructors teach them to achieve the 3 main goals of the level. Each time a goal is achieved, a student will receive a goal achievement ribbon. When all 3 level goals have been achieved, students will receive a level certificate and ribbon before moving up to the next level. 


Apologies, we do not offer swim lessons for adults at this time. 



*Create or update your member account in the CUSTOMER PORTAL

*Review our lesson levels above and the class level schedule in the Customer Portal. If you need help finding a class, use a FORM.



Roughly one week before the date you would like to begin lessons, do one of the following:


*Stop by during OPERATION HOURS to reserve a weekly lesson day/time and tour the facility

*Find an open lesson space through the CUSTOMER PORTAL online schedule and book it 

*Fill out the LESSON REQUEST FORM to receive assistance from our staff with booking a day/time

*Give us a call at 866.633.4147 to review your needs with our staff


$35 per student per year



Ongoing: $130 per student per 4-week cycle (4 lessons total) 

Drop-In: $35 per lesson



Ongoing: $165 per student per 4-week cycle (4 practices total) 

Drop-In: $45 per practice


A payment is necessary to reserve a space in swim lessons. Ongoing programs require an updated credit or debit card to remain on account at all times. An Annual Membership Fee will be charged during an initial registration for ongoing programs and annually thereafter.


Lesson billing occurs on a 4-week billing cycle for ongoing programs. Courtesy billing reminders are sent via email and text message 1 week prior to each billing date. A late or rejected payment at the time of billing will incur a $25 rejection fee.


A WITHDRAWAL FORM is required to withdraw from all ongoing programs. The withdrawal form must be received by no later than 8:00 AM PST on the final day of the 4-week billing cycle to be removed from, or pro-rated for the following 4-week billing cycle. There are no reimbursements or financial credits given for programs already billed for the current 4-week billing cycle. 


2022 BILLING DATES: Jan19, Feb16, Mar16, Apr13, May11, Jun8, Jul6, Aug3, Aug31, Sept28, Oct26, Nov23, Dec 21. 



Families with 3 or more siblings registered for ongoing lessons, receive a $5 discount on each ongoing enrollment, each 4-week billing cycle. Likewise, families that have 3 or more ongoing enrollments, receive a $5 discount on each ongoing enrollment, each 4-week billing cycle. Families must share the same address of residence in order to receive this discount.




We are grateful for ALL of the heroic professions out there, including our own staff! This particular discount however is specifically for veterans, active military, fire and police families. Hero families will receive a $10 discount on each ongoing enrollment, each 4-week billing cycle. Simply present your ID at the time of registration to receive this discount. We thank you for your dedication and service!

AquaTech guarantees each student's regularly scheduled lesson each week. While we offer makeup tokens for reported absences, we do not guarantee specific days/times for makeup lesson availability. If you have a very restrictive schedule, we do not recommend missing your regularly scheduled weekly lesson. 


How to acquire a makeup token:

  • Use the REPORT AN ABSENCE form by no later than 8:00 AM PST the day of the scheduled lesson. The absence will be marked as excused and a makeup token will be provided. 


How to use a makeup token:

  • View each student's available tokens in the CUSTOMER PORTAL. Additionally, view the lesson schedule in the portal and use a makeup token to book a lesson space. 
  • Use the USE A MAKEUP TOKEN form to get assistance from our staff in finding makeup lesson availability. 



*Makeups tokens expire after 1 year. There are no financial credits, reimbursements or extensions for makeup tokens that have not been used within the policy timeframe.

*Once a makeup token has been booked, there are no cancellations or changes that can be made without forfeiting the makeup token.


Fun Fact:

*Makeup tokens can be used in place of payment for AQUAREC swim. 1 makeup token can be used to register 2 swimmers for AquaRec swim. 


How To Book A Makeup Token Through The Customer Portal: 

*Log into your CUSTOMER PORTAL account

*Under the MY ACCOUNT menu option, select the MAKEUPS option under a student on your account

*Under the CURENT LOCATION MAKEUP TOKENS section, click the USE MAKEUP TOKEN button

*Find a lesson day/time that works for you and click SUBMIT REQUEST

*You will then receive an email confirmation of the token booking. 


IMPORTANT: If you are having trouble finding lesson availability, please fill out the USE A MAKEUP TOKEN form to receive assistance from our staff. If you would like to use a makeup token to book an AquaRec reservation, please visit the REC page for instructions. 

Lessons affected by a scheduled AquaTech holiday closure will be prorated during the 4-week billing cycle in which it occurs. Closure reminder emails and text messages are sent 1 week prior to scheduled holiday closure dates.




2021-22 Winter Holiday: Friday December 24, 2021 - Sunday January 2, 2022


Easter Sunday: Sunday April 17, 2022


Thanksgiving Day: Thursday November 24, 2022


2022-23 Winter Holiday: Saturday December 24, 2022 - Sunday January 1, 2023



If the pool should unexpectedly close for reasons related to safety, a non-expiring makeup token will be issued for any lessons / reservations affected by the closure.

All AquaTech Swim Instructors undergo a complete training of AquaTech’s trademarked teaching methodology. Staff meet on a regular basis for continued education and attend “in house” training sessions during their employment with AquaTech. All AquaTech staff are CPR certified and undergo AquaTech Safety and Emergency Training.


Specific instructors may be requested, but cannot be guaranteed. Part of the AquaTech philosophy is teaching children valuable life lessons through their swim class each week. One important lesson is being able to work with new and different instructors. Change is a part of life, and although certain instructors may be favored, substitutes and instructor changes do and will occur, sometimes without prior notice. It is a natural, healthy part of life to be able to accept and adapt well to change.

ALL children under the age of 3 years and those not 100% potty trained MUST WEAR A SWIM DIAPER. A swimsuit must be worn over the swim diaper. If a fecal accident occurs and your child is not wearing a swim diaper, a $300 closure fee will be assessed.