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- All patrons entering the pool must wear proper swimming attire
- We have lessons rain or shine
- No credits are given for missed classes
- All patrons regardless of age must use the restroom prior to getting in the water
What to bring to swim class:
- Proper swim attire
- Cap (optional)
- Lock to use the lockers in the locker room
What are the age requirements for swim lessons?
- School Age Level (3 – 12 years old)
How do I know which level to sign up for?
Levels are first separated by age, then by current skill set. We offer free 5-10 minute assessments so that we can place swimmers in the appropriate level. If you would like to schedule an assessment, please go the following link to start the process: Join Now!
How do I register for a class?
To register for swim lessons we need to create an account for you and your family. The account can be made online. All major credit cards are accepted. Payment must be made at the time of registration.
Should we register for group or private lessons?
Group lessons are a more economical option. Some children learn better in a group setting. Private lessons are aimed for those swimmers who learn better in a one-on-one setting or those with specific goals in mind.
What are the ratios for the group classes?
The ratio for our group classes depend on which age range you will be registering under.
- Learn to Swim (1:3)
- Level 1 (1:3)
- Level 2 (1:5)
- Level 3 (1:5)
- Level 4 (1:6)
- Level 5 (1:6)
Are there any registration or membership fees?
Yes. Canyons charges a one time registration fee of $20.00.
How much do swim lessons cost?
Prices vary from session to session. Please look for the current swim times and prices online.
Are discounts offered for siblings or twins?
There are no discounts for siblings or twins.
At what age should my child start taking lessons?
We offer lessons for children 3 years and older. The earlier a child is introduced to the water, the more comfortable he/she is likely to be in the water in the future.
How long will it take for my child to learn to swim?
All swimmers learn at their own pace. The more consistent the lessons are, the faster children will learn. Parents who use positive encouragement, especially if children are hesitant or show fear of the water, are key in helping their children learn to swim.
How many times a week should my child swim?
Children should swim two or more times a week. Consistency is key! The more opportunities your child has to practice, the faster they will learn.
Should we take a break or swim year round?
It is best to swim year round. If children continue to swim year-round, they will have the best opportunity to build their swimming skills. If they take a break, their swimming skills will most likely regress.
What should I do for the first day or lessons?
On the first day of class, please arrive 15 minutes early. We have bleachers inside College of the Canyons and exterior patios available for our parents. Please make sure that all swimmers use the restroom prior to entering the pool. Once situated, instructors will call for your child
Do parents stay during the lessons?
Yes. Parents must remain on the pool deck during their children’s entire swim lesson.
Do you offer make-up lessons?
We do not offer make-ups.
- Learn To Swim
Goals: WATER SAFETY. Face Submersion. Blowing Bubbles. 10 relaxed bob. Kicking on the wall. Progress from supported kick on stomach to unassisted kick on stomach. Float on back assisted.
Prerequisite: Learn to Swim
Goals: Kicking on stomach. Able to recover to back float/kicking unassisted. Front crawl arms. Diving down and retrieving objects from stairs. Comfortably kick from steps/wall ~5 yards to the instructor. Float on back unassisted. Streamline out of water.
Prerequisite: Level 1
Goals: Full freestyle w/ breathing, backstroke arms, and legs simultaneously. Dolphin Kick. Swimming Underwater ~5 Yards through weighted hoops. Jump into 12ft deep water and swim ~12 yards to instructor. Streamline w/ Flutter Kick.
Prerequisite: Level 2
Goals: Treading water for 30 seconds. Freestyle w/ side breathing. Streamline kicking submerged on back and stomach w/ both Flutter Kick and Dolphin Kick. Breaststroke Kick. Sitting Dive. Retrieving objects underwater.
Prerequisite: Level 3
Goals: Tread water for one (1) min. Breaststroke arms (fingertips, hands, full pull). Full Breaststroke. Refinement of Freestyle, Backstroke. Kneeling Dive. Flip Turns. 25Y Freestyle.
Prerequisite: Level 4
Goals: Tread Water for two (2) minutes. Introduce Butterfly. Refinement of Freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and flip turns. Freestyle with bilateral breathing. Standing Dive. 25Y Freestyle. 25Y backstroke. Open Turns.
- First time swimmers and parents should check into the office on their first day. Please allow 15 minutes before the start of your lesson.
For every lesson, swimmers should have swim suits (no clothing), goggles, an optional swim cap and be ready to go in the parent bleacher area inside the pool at the start of class time. Instructors will walk your swimmer from this area to the pool and back again after class. For safety reasons, swimmers may not wait by the pool before or after their class time.
Parents are allowed to watch their child’s lesson from the parent bleacher area or the patio outdoors. You are welcome to eat outside. There is no food inside the pool building.
Families will receive parking passes good until August 31 from the COC office. The passes are only good for lot #5 and #6 which is located on the East Side of campus off Rockwell Canyon Road. Please park in the lot then follow the walkway past the tennis courts to the rear of the WPEK building. The pool doors are blue and face West toward the baseball outfield.
- Promotion to a Higher Level
Swimmers will be evaluated at the end of each month for promotion to the next level. Occasionally, a swimmer may be promoted to the next level but once in the class will not be able to keep up or will regress in their skill level and may be asked to move back down to the prior level before moving up again. This particularly can happen when a young swimmer has taken a break from classes and has not been practicing.
Promotion to Team Program
If your child is promoted to our team program, please notify the club at email@example.com. Our office staff will transfer you to the appropriate team level. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to suspend your swim school account, after you have secured a spot on the team.
Ability to Participate in the Program
Swimmers must be between the ages of 3 months - 12 years old to participate in our Swim School programs. Swimmers must also be fully potty trained and able to follow directions and sit on the steps (Learn to Swim) or hold on to the wall (Stroke School) and wait for their turn for the safety of themselves and others in the program. If an instructor or the swim school director deems that a child is not able to participate safely in the program due to age, listening ability, or behavioral difficulties the child may be asked to leave the program and return when they are able to safely participate.
A grievance is a circumstance that is thought to be unjust. It is grounds for complaint. Below is a procedure to follow if you feel a grievance has occurred.
Swimmers and parents should be sure to get all the facts. Please discard any hearsay and stick to the facts as you know them. Direct your concerns verbally to the appropriate person(s). For example: if you have a concern with a instructor, please approach that instructor with your concerns. Be sure to do so at the appropriate time (not during a lesson or in the middle of a meet). If no time avails itself, please make an appointment to meet with the instructor or party.
If a grievance remains unresolved, then you can consider taking the next step. In most cases that next step would be to speak with our Swim School Director at email@example.com. If your issue is with the Swim School Director, you may reach out to our Head Coach at firstname.lastname@example.org for advice and resolution. If after meeting with the Swim School Director and/or the Head Coach you are not satisfied, you may contact the Board of Directors with your grievance and request their intervention.
You will be instructed to document your issue up for presentation to the board. If you plan to pursue the issue beyond this point, this will be a requirement.
When putting the issue in writing please give details of the steps you have taken and present the grievance to the President of the Board of Directors at email@example.com and be sure to retain a copy.
The parent(s)/guardian(s) of the swimmer and the swimmer have the right to be present when the grievance is presented to the Board. When appropriate, the parent(s)/guardian(s) of a swimmer may request to have their grievance heard without the person(s) at which the complaint is directed in the meeting room.
When necessary, the Board may present this grievance to the person(s) at which the complaint was directed and listen to their statement (excluding the parent(s)/guardian(s) or swimmer if desired).
The Board of Directors will then make a determination and take action to resolve the grievance. This plan will be presented to you in written form. The decision of the Board of Directors is final.
Families will receive parking passes good until August 31 from Canyons' COC office. The passes are only good for lot #5 and #6 which is located on the East Side of campus off Rockwell Canyon Rd. Please park in the lot then follow the walkway west toward the softball fields to the rear of the WPEK building. The pool doors are blue and face the baseball diamond outfield. To download a campus parking map, click HERE.
Drop Off Instructions
Drive behind the football stadium and turn left at staff lot #9. Drive down the driveway between the softball and baseball fields. You may drop your swimmer at the sidewalk near the pool and then leave immediately. Swimmers must have bags in hand ready to exit the car. If you plan to stay, you must park in Lot #5 or #6.
PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE STAFF LOT 9B or Handicap spaces behind the fields. You will be ticketed.
Pick Up Instructions
There is no poolside pick-up. Please park in Lot #5 or #6 and walk to the pool. Lot 9B has a fire lane; waiting on the service road is illegal. You may be ticketed.
All children in Canyons Swim School must be with a parent or guardian at all times when outside the pool. This is a busy college campus and children can easily become lost.
Designated Seating Areas
Due to insurance reasons, parents and siblings must sit in the designated areas. Swimmers should wait for the instructors to invite them to class. Instructors will walk swimmers back parents at the end of class. Parents are not able to sit or stand by the pool to "help" their swimmer. Thank you for understanding.
No Food or Drink
No food or drink on deck except a bottle of water. Los Angeles County health code.
Locker Room Usage
No child under the age of 8 is allowed to enter the locker rooms on their own and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. If the child is 4 years old and younger, they may enter a locker room of a different gender their parent or guardian.
Lost and Found
Canyons Aquatic Club and Canyons Swim School is not responsible for lost or stolen items on deck. Everyone should keep a close eye on their items at all items. Not because we have a theft problem, but because 100s of goggles on deck look the same and things are may be taken by accident. If we do find items on deck, we will place them in the blue carts by the entrance.