PETALUMA VALLEY SWIM SCHOOL at Petaluma Valley Athletic Club emphasizes water safety and encourages skills development by providing effective awards of achievement as the junior swimmer advances their skills!
Beginning swimmers are grouped into different levels (Sea Animal levels) according to swimming ability. Students are provided opportunities to advance levels by meeting specific water safety, and skill requirements. Intermediate swimmers can continue to refine their skills in Wave Rider Stroke School. At this level, drills are used to teach and reinforce proper stroke techniques including balance and rotation, pulling, kicking, breathing and timing. At every level, swimmers are awarded colorful patches that highlight each level of achievement and can be proudly displayed on each junior swimmer’s Petaluma Valley Swim School Tote (provided to each junior swimmer on first day of class).
Questions about Petaluma Valley Swim School? Contact our Aquatics Director, Lauren Brown >
Private Swim Lessons
SINGLE (30 minute lessons) – $40 Member / $45 Guest
6-PACK (30 minute lessons) – $200 Member / $225 Guest *GET 1 FREE*
SPRING SATURDAY SESSIONS
SESSIONS: APRIL 6 – 27 / MAY 4 – 25
9:30am-10:00am | Dolphins / Wave Riders
10:00am-10:30am | Sharks / Frogs
10:30am-11:00am | Turtles / Otters
11:00am-11:30am | Tiny Turtles
FEE: $40 Members / $48 Guests
SESSIONS: JUNE 3 – AUGUST 16*
DAYS: Mondays – Fridays
9:30am-10:00am | Frogs / Otters / Dolphins / Wave Riders
10:00am-10:30am | Turtles / Dolphins / Sharks / Wave Riders
10:30am-11:00am | Turtles / Frogs / Otters / Sharks
12:00pm-12:30pm | Turtles / Frogs / Otters
12:30pm-1:00pm | Dolphins / Sharks / Wave Riders
4:30pm-5:00pm | Otters / Sharks
5:00pm-5:30pm | Turtles / Wave Riders
5:30pm-6:00pm | Frogs / Dolphins
FEE: $50 Members / $60 Guests
TINY TURTLES SESSIONS: JUNE 8 – 29 / JULY 6 – 27 / AUGUST 3 – 24
FEE: $40 Members / $50 Guests
TINY TURTLES (Ages 8 months to 3 years)
Tiny Turtles provides an early introduction to swimming for ages 6 months to 3 years. The course is directed towards improving the child’s comfort level in water while training parents in water safety and drowning prevention. Parents are taught how to work with their own child on water adjustment and basic swimming skills. One parent or guardian must be in the water with each child. Swim Diapers required.
For the child who is afraid of water, cannot swim, or will not get face wet.
• Turtles always ask permission before getting in the water.
• Turtles can fully submerge head for 3 seconds.
For the child who will fully submerge for 3 seconds.
• Frogs can float on their back and kick 15 feet while wearing a lifejacket
• Frogs can front glide independently for 5 seconds.
For the child who can front glide without assistance.
• Otters can jump in, submerge, recover for air, front streamline with kick for 10 ft.
• Otters can back glide 5 seconds.
For the child who can swim underwater or on surface for 10 feet and back glide 5 seconds.
• Dolphins can tread water for 15 seconds.
• Dolphins jump in, submerge, move forward 15 feet with combined arm and leg action, roll to back to rest and breathe, and return to the wall.
For the child who can tread water for 15 seconds, can swim freestyle with some rotation for 15 feet.
• Sharks can survival float and/or tread water for 1 minute.
• Sharks swim freestyle 20 yards with a rhythmic breathing pattern.
WAVE RIDER STROKE SCHOOL
For the junior swimmer who has achieved the highest level color patch, “Green Shark”, or meets skills requirement, and is ready to develop freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and/or butterfly strokes.