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Swimming with Peter the Puffin

Level 1 Beginners

Ages 5 and Up

Max. 5 Swimmers per Lesson. The purpose of this course is to teach children and young teens to be safe in, on, and around water and swim well. Aquatic and personal water safety skills are taught in logical progressions through the levels.


Required Swim Lesson Assessments

Swim tests will be provided to assess a child’s swimming ability and are required prior to registering for lessons. This assessment will assist parents in choosing the correct swim level when registering for swimming lessons. Please register online for a date and time beginning Wednesday, March 15th, 2023.


Swim Test Dates 

Dates: Saturday/Sunday, April 8-9; 15-16, May 6-7

Times: 10:00am, 10:30am, 11:00am, 11:30am, 12:00pm, 12:30pm, 1:00pm, 1:30pm


Swim Lesson Registration Opens to the Public on May 15th, 2023

  • Pricing: $115 for Residents/$130 for Non-Residents

Goals for our Level 1 Beginners
swim lessons include:

Enter and Exit Water Safely

Breath Control - Bubble Blowing, Rhythmic Breathing (3 seconds)

Working towards Independent Front and Back Crawl

Bobbing 5 times

Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects

Front/Back Float & Recovery

Back Float 5 seconds

Roll from Front to Back and Back to Front

Treading - below waters surface, arm and hand actions

Alternating and simultaneous leg and arm actions on back and front

Jumping Out and Recovering to the Wall

Water Safety

Download & Print the Swimming Swan Certificate of Achievement!

Make learning fun by marking your child's swimming progress after each lesson! Click on the button below to download & print the certificate and check off the skills that have been mastered. Instructors will sign and give these out to the participants on the last day of class.


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