Swim Lessons

Instruction Follows USA Swimming Fundamentals

Learning to swim at an early age opens up a whole new world of fun and fitness and is also a critically important life skill. We follow USA Swimming guidelines to ensure swimmers learn proper fundamentals and safety practices. Adults may also enroll in private or semi-private lessons at our pool.

● Swimmers must be at least 3 years of age
● They must be toilet trained
● Swim diapers or “rubber bottoms” are not allowed
● Parents are not allowed in the pool with children during lessons

Swim Class Descriptions

We offer three skill levels of instruction. We ask that you make every effort to register your child at the appropriate level. Instructors assess swimmers on the first day of the session to ensure that they are in the best class for their skill set. If a change is necessary, we will do our best to accommodate this; however, classes fill quickly and may not always have additional spaces available. Cost for all levels is $140 for a 6-week session.


Intro/Beginners (Level 1)–Swimmers learn about pool safety and are acclimated to being in and around a pool. They learn basic exercises and skills that lay the foundation for developing the primary swimming strokes. The focus is on fundamental skills that include holding one’s breath, air exchange, floating, kicking, and arm motions for freestyle and backstroke.


Freestyle and Backstroke (Level 2)—At this level, students build on fundamental techniques. They learn to balance in the water, hold the correct body position, and understand how their motions enable them to move through the water. Goldfish also work on building coordination, strength, proper freestyle and backstroke kicks, arm motions, and swimming on their own in shallow and deep ends of the pool.


Stroke and Diving (Level 3)—Swimmers in this class enhance skills gained in the Goldfish class while developing endurance, breathing techniques, diving skills, and breaststroke and butterfly proficiency. Specific drills to improve understanding, strength, and technique in all four strokes are performed. Swimmers begin each class using fins; as their ability rises, fin use is reduced until they can swim entirely without fins.

Per Six Week Session

Private Lessons $200 / Semi Private Swim Lessons: $360

If you feel that you or your child would benefit from private (one swimmer) or semi-private (two swimmers maximum) lessons, we offer accommodations for both. These are available Friday evenings and Saturday mornings/afternoons.

Private: If all available spaces are filled, you will be placed on a waiting list and notified when a slot opens up. Private lesson swimmers receive first right of refusal when re-registering for slots each season.

Semi-Private: Co-participants must make scheduling arrangements prior to registration—semi-private lessons are neither initiated nor organized by Lowell staff. Each swimmer must register and submit payment individually. Both swimmers must be at the same skill level.
1640 Kalmia Road NW
Washington, DC  20012