Swim, Dive & Fitness Lessons

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Session 2 Sign-up will open July 21st at 8:30p and will remain open through Tuesday, August 2.

New in 2022, Parkcrest will be running three lesson sessions. The first two sessions will be 3 weeks, and the third session will be 2 weeks.

Parkcrest lessons are offered over three sessions:

  • Session 1: June 13 – July 1
  • Session 2: July 5 – July 22
  • Session 3: August 1 – August 12 (11:15a-11:45a, 11:45a-12:15p, 12:15p-12:45p, 5:45p-6:15p)

Session 1 Lesson Schedule
Session 2 Lesson Schedule
Session 3 Lesson Schedule


Swim lessons will be offered from 10:45 am – 12:45 pm & 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Monday through Friday.  Dive and Water Ballet lessons are scheduled from 10:45am – 12:45 pm and meet on Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday and alternate Fridays.  Lessons are 25 minutes long.  Each student will receive an exit competency card on the last Thursday of each session.  The last Friday of each session of lessons concludes with the always popular “game-day”.


Swim Lesson Placement Testing will take place on Saturday, June 4th from 10:00am to 12:00pm at Parkcrest.

Lesson placement testing is highly recommended for students planning to enter Levels 2 through 6.  Children have varying levels of swim exposure during the off-season, and testing will allow instructors to place them according to their current skill level. Please sign up for a time spot here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090a4faca923a1f58-parkcrest


WATER BUGS:  Focus is on water adjustment, safety and enjoyment. At least one adult must accompany child in water.  Water bugs is designed for swimmers 3 months to 3 years of age.

STARFISH:  (Red Cross level 1)- Exit skills required to advance: Move 5 yards along wall and bob 5 times to chin depth. Float on front for 3 seconds. Roll to back and float for 3 seconds.

SEA HORSE: (Red Cross level 2)- Exit skills required to advance: Unsupported front float 5 secs. Roll to back and float for 5 secs. Swim with combination arm & leg actions for 15 feet on front and on back. Jump into chest deep water independently.

OCTOPUS: (Red cross Level 3)- Exit skills required to advance:  Jump into deep water from the side. Swim front and back crawl 15 yards with rhythmic breathing and face in water.  Maintain position by treading water for 30 seconds.

OTTER: (Red Cross Level 4)- Exit skills required to advance: Swim front and back crawl 25 yards. Swim elementary backstroke & breaststroke 15 yards. Float on back for 60 secs in deep water. Tread water using scissors, breaststroke or rotary kick with skull arms for 60 seconds.

RAY: (Red cross level 5)- Exit skills required to advance: Swim front and back crawl for 50 yards each. Swim elementary backstroke and breaststroke for 25 yards. Tread water with 2 kicks for 2 minutes. Back float for 2 minutes.

PORPOISE: (Red cross level 6)- Exit skills required to advance: Swim 500 yards continuously in following order: front crawl (100 yards), back crawl (100 yards), elementary backstroke (50 yards), sidestroke (50 yards), butterfly (50 yards); and choice (100 yards).

STROKE REFINEMENT: Must successfully complete PORPOISE to enroll.


** Must pass Octopus (level 3) swim level to enroll in any dive lessons.

  • Level 1: No dive experience
  • Level 2: Should know front approach, back approach, front dive, back dive, back dive 1/2 twist
  • Level 3: Know at least 5 dives or be on dive team


  • Level 1 (Beginner): Learn approach.  Complete front dive off wall and board. Introduce back dive & back half twist.
  • Level 2 (Intermediate): Master back dive, front half twist, inward and front flip.
  • Level 3 (Advanced): Must be on Dive team and working on 5 min. dives to enroll.


  • Participants engage in a variety of physical activities including jogging, basketball, wall ball, capture the flag, soccer and more.