Early Learners

Swimming Lessons for Early Learners

It is important for children to learn the importance of water safety at an early age. Our program offers your family year-round swimming lessons. Our Aides and Instructors put safety above all else and many of our staff teaching your child are also certified lifeguards. We strive to provide you and your child an enjoyable experience building comfort, confidence, and skills are the foundation to swimming.

Toddler Parent/Child (1-3 years)

Enjoy the water together! Learn about water safety, play games and sing silly songs that all help your child become comfortable in the water. Parent skills include front and back float holds, safety practices, games and songs that make your child's time in the water, fun.

Preschool Beginner (3-4.5 years)

This is a child's first class without their parent. We use fun games and activities to teach children comfort and trust with their teacher. They work on floats, basic kicking, arm movements, breath control and following directions.

Preschool Advanced A (3-5 years)

A child receives approval to advance to this class when they are very comfortable with a teacher and will easily put their face and ears in the water while practicing their floats. At this stage a child will hold onto the wall.

Preschool Advanced B (3.5-5 years)

Children approved for this class easily put their head underwater and need minimal help in being supported for floats and beginning stroke work. Children work toward float and swimming independently.

Special Needs (3-14)

This class is offered during a quieter time in the pool with a maximum of 2 students per instructor. This class if for students who are not able to function in a group lesson format.

Private Lessons (3-14)

This class is one on one instruction in shared space. Students work on class requirements or a skill that they are having difficulty with.

parent/child swimming

Helpful Links

Financial Assistance Application
Financial Assistance Application - Spanish
Cancellation and Refund Information

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