Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons

The Pleasant Valley Aquatic Center offers group and private swim lessons for all ages, as well as adult, and parent and child lessons. Our goal is to have all community members be water safe. Games, songs, and activities are incorporated into children’s lessons for a fun and interactive learning environment.

Swim lesson levels are progressive so participants can build on skills learned in previous levels. Our lesson levels begin with Parent and Child classes followed by a Pre-school Aquatic Class and finally, the six level Learn to Swim program. Class sizes range from 3-7 participants, depending on the level. Please review the lesson level descriptions to help place your child in the most appropriate level. If you have questions concerning the different levels and the proper placement of your child please call the Aquatic Center at 805-987-8198. 

Please see our online schedule of classes for exact times and dates of classes.

Summer Season, June through August

During the summer months, the Aquatic Center offers morning and evening weekday lessons, and Saturday morning lessons. Weekday group lessons run Monday through Thursday in two week sessions, for a total of 8 classes per session. All Saturday lessons run for 8 Saturdays. Classes are 25 minutes long except Adult Lessons which are 45 minutes in length.  

Off Season, September through MaySwim Lessons

For the remainder of the year, only evening weekday lessons and Saturday morning lessons are offered. All weekday evening lessons are Monday through Wednesday in two week sessions, for a total of 6 classes. Saturday lessons run for 8 Saturdays. Classes are 25 minutes long except Adult lessons which are 45 minutes in length.

Summer Registration now open Online

Classes fill quickly.  Register now or call our District Office at 805-482-1996 ext. 101, 102 or 103.

7 Helpful tips to make your swim lesson more enjoyable!

  1. Arrive on time – The first day of lessons is usually a big day for your child, please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the start of your class.
  2. No eating or drinking - Please do not allow your child to eat or drink at least 30 minutes prior to swimming.
  3. Accidents happen - Please ensure your child uses the restroom a few minutes prior to class. Fecal accidents will result in a pool closure.
  4. Keep us healthy - If your child has been sick with diarrhea or vomiting within 72 hours please refrain from bringing them to class. Fecal accidents will result in a pool closure.
  5. We like clean kids – Please shower with warm soapy water prior to swimming, removing all lotions, shampoo, conditioner, etc. The pool facility provides warm showers and soap for your convenience.
  6. Keep your skin healthy – Please shower after your swim in the pool. Though you will smell good and feel clean, chlorine can be drying to some skin types. We recommend you shower with warm soapy water and moisturize after your swim.
  7. Secure your child’s bottom – Yep, that’s right, poop in the pool = pool closure. Therefore, all children enrolled in the parent/child classes must wear a swim diaper plus a plastic or vinyl swim brief over the swimming diaper. If you are unsure of your child’s bathroom schedule, please be safe and use the necessary precautions so we don’t experience a pool closure. The swim brief must have full elastic around the waist and legs. A re-useable swim brief can be purchased at the aquatic center for $10.

Swim Lesson Refund & Make-Up Lesson Policy

Swim Lesson Refund Please plan your schedule carefully in order to keep transfers and refunds to a minimum. If a refund or transfer is needed, requests must be made one week prior to the start date of the class. This allows us time to find a replacement for your space in the class, complete the necessary paperwork and time to notify the instructor. Refunds will not be granted after the class begins and failure to attend a class or “no shows” will not be granted a refund, a pro-rated rate, transfer or make-up class/lesson. Refunds and transfers will be charged $10.

We do understand that on a rare occasion, you may miss a lesson do to uncontrollable circumstances and would like to reschedule a class. We will make every effort to work with you to reschedule this particular lesson. Due to the popularity of our lesson program, instructor availability and pool space, we may not be able to schedule a make-up lesson for you or your child.

To request a refund or transfer contact the District Office by calling 805-482-1996 x 100, 102, or 103.