Wellness Center Swimming Lessons

Swimming Lessons

Sanford Swim Lessons are perfect for swimmers 6 months old to adults. Learning to swim can be fun and foster a child’s life-long love for the water.  Learn about our different levels and what level would be good to get started in below. Schedules and dates are updated regularly, so check back to find information on upcoming sessions.

For help with signing up, follow these instructions. To register, click this link.

*If the person you are signing up for swimming lessons is not on your account as an active member, please see the sales office.

*Nonmembers will have a call in registration only.

Upcoming Class Dates & Registration

49th & Oxbow

Tea/Ellis

View the 2020 Swimming Lesson Guidelines

Swimming Lesson Description

Summer Session 2

Levels being taught this session are preschool level 1 (3 years old), preschool levels 2 and 3 (4-5 years old), Red Cross Learn-to-Swim levels 1-4 (6 years and up).

Class Dates: July 6 - 29, 2021 (Tuesdays & Thursdays)

  • Swimming lessons cost $5 for members
  • Non-members sign up with registration.
  • Payments are due at the time of registration and no registrations are accepted without payment.
  • All payments are non-refundable.

Registration: Members may begin registering on June 24th at 11a.m. Non-members may begin registering on June 29th at 11 a.m. by calling (605) 323-6964.

Swim Lesson Descriptions

Parent & Child Playtime
Ages 6 months – 18 months
Join us for playtime in the warm water pool. Parent & Child playtime introduces children 6 months – 18 months to the water with safe and fun activities. Adult must be in the water with child.

Toddler Time
Ages 18 months - 2 years old
This class is for introduction to the water while learning to blow bubbles, beginning kicks, and being on their backs. 1 adult must be in the water with child during class.

Terrific 3’s
Ages 3 only
Being 3 is Terrific! This parent and child class is design to teach 3 years old how to stay safe in the water while learning fundamental swimming skills and having FUN! 1 adult must be in the water with child during class.

Preschool Beginners
Ages 4-5
Calling all first time swimmers! Students will learn how to enter the water safely and independently, how to blow bubbles, flutter kick, assisted back float, assisted front glide, assisted back glide, and assisted rolling over in water and so much more.

Preschool Advanced
Ages 4-5
Ready for a little more? Students will learn how to enter the water safely and independently, blowing bubbles and submerging mouths, Flutter kick, assisted back float, assisted front glide, assisted back glide. They will also be working on bobbing, arm and leg actions, treading water, and so much more!

Level 1
6 years and older
Student will become completely independent from the teachers assistance. They will learn to front/back float, front/back glide, and retrieve objects under water. They will work on treading water, front crawl, back crawl, and elementary back stroke.

Level 2
6 years and older
Student are completely independent swimmers. They will learn front/ back float, front/back glide, retrieve objects under water, front crawl, back crawl, and elementary back stroke, rotary breathing and learn transitioning from treading water to swimming. This level is about independence and gaining strength.

Level 3 & 4
6 years and older
Students continue level 1 & 2 skills while learning new skills like the butterfly, side stroke, breast stroke, feet first surface dives, and flip turn transitions.

Level 5 & 6
Must be able to swim 25+ yards and know all swim strokes Students continue level 4 skills while learning details on strokes and building endurance

Private Swimming Lessons

Private lessons are located at both locations. For more information or call 49th & Oxbow at (605) 328-1600 or Tea Ellis at (605) 323-6964.