The City of Leesburg is an official provider of American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim lessons.
Group lessons are offered May to November, for participants from 6 months to adults.
For our Summer sessions (June and July) we will have 4 classes per time slot and each class will meet 8-30 minute lessons.
Our Fall (August – November) and Spring (March to May) we will offer limited classes and they will have 6 -30 minute classes.
The format is as follows:
Spring and Fall: Twice a week for three weeks. (evenings times only)
Summer: Monday through Thursday for two weeks, broken into mornings and evenings. Two sessions per month. All group lessons and registrations are held at the Leesburg Aquatics Center..
Registration must be done in person on or after the registration dates listed. Swimmers must be present to be tested by one of our instructors prior to registering for a class. The swim test is only required if you are registering for a level higher than Pre A or Level 1 (Basic Beginner). You do not need a swim test for Parent Child, Pre A, Level 1, or Adult.
SWIM TEST INSTRUCTIONS
To get a swim test - simply go to the Leesburg Aquatics Center (when they are open) and let the lifeguard know you need a swim test for swim lessons. This process takes about 5 minutes and does not cost anything. You do not need an appointment
The following are descriptions for each class:
Infant & Parent Aquatics
Our infant and parent class is a parent and child class designed for those starting at 6 months up to 3 years of age. The class is not a ’survival swim’ class. Instead, the class is set to create a positive environment for your little future swimmer. Classes are fun while introducing swim skills through games and songs.
The PRE classes are for those participants between the ages of 3-5 years of age. Pre Classes are broken down into three classes: Pre A, Pre B, Pre C. If your participant is taking swim lessons for the first time or does not know how to swim independently yet (without floaties), they should sign up for the Pre A. To be eligible for Pre B and C, participants must have a Pre A certificate, or a swim test clearing them for that class.
The Levels classes are for those participants between the ages of 6-13 years of age. Levels are broken down into five classes: Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4 and Pre-Lakers (Level 5). If your participant is taking swim lessons for the first time or does not know how to swim independently yet (without floaties), they should sign up for the Level 1. To be eligible for the higher classes, participants must have a Level 1 certificate, or a swim test clearing them for that class.
Morning time slots: 8:15, 9:00, 9:45, 10:30
Evening time slots: 5:15, 6:00, 6:45, 7:30
Cost: City Resident $25; Non-Resident $40
Swim lesson registration is held at the HO Dabney Leesburg Aquatic Center.
Participants will be tested on this day and need to wear a bathing suit.
Cash and Checks are accepted as payment the day of registration.
Registration: Water Safety Day - May 20; 10am -12pm
1st session registration make-up date Tuesday, May 23: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
1st session program dates: May 29 – June 8
Registration: June 10; 9:00 am – 11:00am
2nd session registration make-up date: Tuesday, June 13: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
2nd session program dates: June 19 – June 29
Registration: July 1; 9:00am – 11:00am
3rd session registration make-up date; Tuesday, July 5: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
3rd session program dates: July 10 – July 20
Swim Lesson Levels
Infant & Parent (6 – 36 months)
Preschool Aquatics (3-5 years)
Learn to Swim (6 – 16 year)
Level 1 – Introduction to Water Skills
Level 2 – Fundamental Aquatic Skills
Level 3 – Stroke Development
Level 4 – Stroke Improvement (recommended to join Rec Swim team)
Level 5 - Stroke Refinement (recommended to join Rec Swim team)
Level 1 - Learning the Basics
Level 2 – Improving Skills and Swimming Strokes
Level 3 – Swimming for Fitness
H. O. Dabney Leesburg Aquatic Center
312 Pine Street
Leesburg, FL 34748
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