Adult Swimming Lessons

Adult Swimming Lessons

Have you ever wanted to learn to swim? South Washington County Community Education offers swimming lessons for teens and adults. Classes are designed for nervous beginners as well as those who wish to learn more strokes. Classes focus on attaining basic skills, while building and advancing each skill once learned. 

Beginner 1:  Introduction to water skills: Lessons help participants feel comfortable in the water, transitioning to front and back floats with assistance, how to regain footing, submerging, glides, the flutter kick, finning and arm strokes. No prerequisite. 

Beginner 2: Fundamental aquatics skills: comfort in the shallow water is established and floating is now independent, work is now transitioning to rolling over and back, elementary backstroke, backstroke, front crawl with side breathing, underwater retrieval, breath control while swimming and comfort in deep water. Prerequisite - Adult Beginner 1

Beginner 3: Stroke development and improvement: Adults are able to swim the width of the pool without stopping and can do the elementary backstroke the same distance. Skills continue on breathing rotation, backstroke, front crawl, elementary backstroke. New skills in sidestroke and breaststroke are introduced along with diving from the deck and confidence in deep water.  Prerequisite - Adult Beginner 2 

Intermediate 1 & 2:  Stroke development and improvement: Adults can swim the length of the pool front crawl with side breathing, back crawl, elementary backstroke.  New skills are putting the sidestroke and breaststroke timing together, introduction of the butterfly stroke and treading water.  Work is continued on endurance with increased yardage.

Private: Ages 13+ This individual time enables you to work one-on-one with the instructor to enhance skills of your choosing. 

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Contact

Diane Thielen
Aquatics Coordinator
651-425-6610
dthielen@sowashco.org

Amanda Johnson
Aquatics Specialist
651-425-6619
ajohnson38@sowashco.org

Pool Locations

ISD 833 Community Pool
1020 Third Street
St. Paul Park, MN 55017

Cottage Grove Middle School 
9775 Indian Boulevard
Cottage Grove, MN 55016

Lake Middle School 
3133 Pioneer Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125

Oltman Middle School 
6325 Goodview Avenue S.
Cottage Grove, MN 55016

Woodbury Middle School 
1425 School Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125

Woodbury High School 
2665 Woodlane Dr.
Woodbury, MN 55125