Swim Lessons

The Ripples Swim School curriculum is designed for students ages 4 months and up and is separated in to the following programs:

  • Tots (Ages 4 months to 2 1/2 years)
  • Minis (Ages 2  to 3 1/2 years)
  • Jr Swim (Ages 3 to 6 years)
  • Sr Swim (Ages 5 years and up)
  • Stroke (All ages, by ability)
  • Swim Team (All ages, by ability)
  • Private or Semi-Private Lessons (All ages, by ability)

Benchmarks are established at each stage in the program that combine both swimming and safety skills.  Students participate in learning activities that allow them to explore the water in a creative and comfortable environment.  Correct swimming techniques are taught from the very beginning with a focus om rolling over to breath on your back.  These techniques are designed to provide an easy transition as students progress and advance throughout the levels.  Instructors will take time at the end of every lesson to inform you on your child’s progress, areas where they are improving, and areas they need to continue working on.  All instructors are certified in our proprietary swim curriculum.  The lessons at Ripples Swim School are “continual” and not “session based”.   That means there are no set beginning and end dates for your lessons. Based on our lesson availability, you pick the day and time that works best for your schedule.  That will be your day and time every week for your 30 min lesson.  

Which Lesson is Right for your Child: Click here for our Price Sheet to see detail on the skill requirements for different levels.

Lesson Format: Classes meet for 30 minutes once per week with the exception of Stroke Gold Plus (60 min) & Swim Team (90 min). Tots classes require parent participation.  All children under 3 are required to wear a disposable swim diaper with a reusable swim diaper over the top.  Please click here for info on our double diaper policy.

Class Size Ratios: Tots (8 students w/parents:1 instructor), Mini 1 & Mini 2 (2:1), Mini 3 & Jr White (3:1), Jr Red/Yellow/Blue/Green, Sr Swim, Stroke Silver & Gold (4:1), Stroke Gold Plus (8:1), Private (1:1), Semi-Private (2:1).

Make Up Lessons: Any cancellation of a class must be done at least 2 hours prior to you lesson start time in order to be eligible for a make-up class.  Make-up classes are limited to one per month/per customer. Private and Semi-Private lessons may need to make up classes in a group lesson due to time and space limitations.

One Time Enrollment Fee: $25 for the first child and $20 for the 2nd child. Addition children are free.  

Cancellation Policy: We ask for 1 month notice due on the first day of your last month of lessons.  A withdrawal form must be filled out and submitted to the front desk or emailed to swiminfo@ripplesswim.com.