Swim Lessons

Assessment Information
Don't know what class to sign up for? Make an appointment to have a free swim lesson assessment. It is highly recommended for determining the appropriate placement for participants. Call 858-668-4680.

Registration Information


  1. Please adhere to age requirements for the different class levels.
  2. Please note swim lessons skill requirements for the different level classes. Testing is always available at the pool during open swim hours.
  3. Students who are enrolled for a class either above or below their ability level will be dropped from the class if no other class is available.
  4. If you cannot make the class on the first day, please call 858-668-4683 to make sure that you are not dropped from the class.
  5. You can register online for different classes.
For more registration information, please call 858-668-4570. If you have questions about lessons, call us at 858-668-4683.


  1. Under 6 Years
  2. 6-16 Years
  3. 16 Years and Older 
  4. Private Swim
Parent / Child, Ages 6 to 24 Months
Develops a comfort for the water and introduces basic water skills. Does not teach children to be accomplished swimmers nor survive in the water. Parents must accompany their children in the water.

Pre-Grunion, Age 2
Designed for young children who are ready to begin learning swimming skills, but not ready to participate without their parents. Skills introduced: water entry, breath control, bobbing, and beginning swim stroke. Parents must accompany their children in the water.

Grunion 1, Ages 3 to 4
Designed for children with limited or no swimming experience. Skills range from submerging underwater, front and back floats, front and back kicking, and beginning swim stroke. 

Grunion 2, Ages 3 to 5
Introductory class for children who have successfully completed the Grunion 1 class or who are very comfortable in the water. This class reinforces skills learned in Grunion 1, with a greater emphasis on efficiency.

Grunion 3, Ages 3 to 5
Designed for swimmers who are able to float, kick, and swim a few front crawl strokes on their ownSkills emphasized include the front and back crawl. Students should feel comfortable in at least four feet of water.

Otter Pup, Ages 3 to 5
Designed for swimmers that are ready to go on to the Otter level, but not old enough for the Otter class. Focuses: improved technique, increased endurance of front crawl and back crawl, as well as side-breathing.Students must be proficient in all Grunion 3 skills prior to enrollment in this class.

Waiting List Information


Can't find space in the class you're looking for? Please call us at 858-668-4680 or email us at swimwaitlist@poway.org to be placed on a waiting list at no charge. Please include: the participants name, age, class activity number, and phone number. We will contact you if space becomes available, no need to show up on the 1st day. New classes created based on instructor availability and pool space.