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Swim Lessons

Registration for Jan. - May aquatic programs begins Dec. 4! Swim lesson, swim team and water exercise class schedule is now online, or you can view the Spring Swim information in one document. Visit Recreation.ScottsdaleAZ.govlinks to external site for more information.

All aquatic classes, such as water exercise and swim lessons, require registration and an additional fee. Check online registration for course descriptions, location, registration dates, course dates and times, and ages or call 480-312-7957.

Youth Swim Lessons

All lessons are 30 minutes in length. Lessons must meet minimum enrollment levels and will be cancelled one week prior to the start date if that level is not met. Lesson ratios are 1:6 unless otherwise noted.

Sea Babies 6 MOS - 3 YRS

Class Description

(1:12 Ratio) This class is water acclimation, not swimming lessons. Fosters comfort level in the water while training caregivers in water safety and drowning prevention. Caregiver will be in the water with child.

Tadpoles 3 - 5 YRS

Class Description

Provides a positive, developmental approach to the aquatic learning experience. Emphasizes water safety and survival concepts. Students should enter the water and participate without caregiver presence.

Guppies 3 - 5 YRS

Class Description

Elementary survival skills including breath control, submerging then recovering for air and returning to the wall, floating, gliding and safety skills. Performed in both swimwear and regular clothes.

Sea Turtles 4 - 6 YRS

Class Description

Components of freestyle arm strokes, breathing, kicking and treading. Students must feel comfortable in water four feet deep, jumping in and returning to the side. Front and back floating required with rolling over from front to back.

Otters 5 - 7 YRS

Class Description

Components of freestyle, backstroke and elementary backstroke including arm strokes, breathing pattern and kicking for 30 feet. Students will learn headfirst entries. Deep water comfort level required.

Dolphins 6 YRS+

Class Description

Components of backstroke, swimming for 30 feet of backstroke with straight arm recovery, body roll and arm and body extension. Learn components of butterfly, including breathing, arm motion and kick. Deep water comfort level is required.

Components of breastroke and sidestroke including good timing and extension. Will also work on endurance building. Deep water comfort level is required.

Sharks 7 YRS+

Class Description

Students must be proficient in freestyle, backstroke, butterfly and breastroke. Will refine strokes, learn turns and increase fitness levels. Advanced racing starts introduced, and prepares students for recreation teams. Deep water comfort level is required.

Adult Swim Lessons

Adult Learn to Swim 18 YRS+

Class Description

It is never to late to learn to swim or improve your strokes! This class is geared toward adults who want to learn the basics and/or want ti improve their swimming techniques.

Adult Stroke Refinement 18 YRS+

Class Description

This class is for adults who would like coaching to improve their swimming and stroke technique. This class will also introduce swimming for fitness.

Contact Information

City of Scottsdale - Aquatics
15525 N. Thompson Peak Pkwy.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
P: 480-312-6677

Sunny Nakagawa
Operations Supervisor 
P: 480-312-6655
snakagawa@ScottsdaleAZ.gov