Swimming Lessons

Class of Six Children Circle Around a Swim InstructorOverview

The Monticello Community Center proudly offers the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program to members and non-members.

Learn-to-Swim classes are taught by certified, knowledgeable, and caring instructors who can help swimmers at every level feel comfortable in the water and progress at their own pace. Although some kids may advance more quickly or slowly, our instructors ensure that everyone receives the instruction they need.  


  • Parent/Child
  • Preschool
  • Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Private Lessons


  • Each session includes four 45-minutes lessons in Group Lessons.
  • An adult must be in the water to assist students in Parent/Child, Preschool, and Levels 1 and 2.
  • Levels 3, 4, and 5 do not require an adult to be present in the water.


2023 Summer Swimming Lessons Registration begins Wednesday, May 17 at 8 a.m. for MCC Members, and Friday, May 19 at 8 a.m. for non-members. Register for a swimming lesson session via our registration website.

  1. Corinne Mitchell

    Aquatic Supervisor

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Lesson Level Descriptions

Parent/Child: A parent attends each lesson with their child in the water at all times. Swimmers learn to be comfortable in and around water and prepare to learn how to swim. Water adjustment skills, blowing bubbles, floating, and water safety are introduced. 

Preschool: Ages 3-4, swimmers are introduced to water exploration, entering and exiting water, blowing bubbles, floating and gliding on both front and back, arm movements, flutter kicking, and water safety.

Level 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: Swimmers are introduced to floating, gliding, submerging, and alternating arms. Retrieving submerged objects and staying safe around aquatic environments.

Level 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: Swimmers learn to float without support and recover to a vertical position. Treading water and fundamental skills of propelling themselves, arm and leg actions with flutter kicking are taught.

Level 3 - Stroke Development: Building on their Level 2 skills, swimmers learn to coordinate the front and back crawl strokes. They are introduced to elementary backstroke and treading water, and additional safety skills are covered. 

Level 4 - Stroke Improvement: Swimmers develop strength and endurance using the back crawl, front crawl, and elementary backstroke. Breaststroke and sidestroke are introduced.

Level 5 - Stroke Refinement: Swimmers focus on coordination and refinement of the front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, and sidestroke. Distance and flip turns are also developed. 

Payment Policy

Payment is required at registration. We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

Class Size Policy

The class minimum for lessons is four students. The Community Center reserves the right to cancel any class that does not meet the minimum number of participants. We are happy to help you register your child in an alternate class, if available.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation requests made 14 days or more before program start date - full refund
  • Cancellation requests made 7 to 13 days before class start date - 50% credit voucher
  • Cancellation requests made fewer than 7 days before program start date - no refund