Santa Cruz County Parks | Fall 2023 • 7 AQUATICS PROGRAMS Like us on Facebook: Simpkins Family Swim Center We’re on Instagram: Simpkins Family Swim Center • Use the lesson descriptions to select the class level that best matches your child’s ability level. Refer to the charts to find out when your choice is offered. If after reading the class descriptions you are still unsure which class level would best meet your child’s needs, you may sign your child up for a swim lesson assessment. Review the swim lesson Q&A page in the lesson dropdown list at, or call (831) 454-7953 for assistance. • If your child has not had the opportunity to practice their swimming skills, staff recommend that they repeat the level completed last summer. • Classes fill quickly. If you are not registering in person or online, be sure to list alternate sessions and class times on your registration form. • Children typically spend 2-4 sessions in the same group level before advancing to the next level. • Each lesson lasts for a 1/2 hour. Children receive 25 minutes of swim instruction; instructors will use the last 5 minutes of the lesson to provide feedback to swimmers’ parents/guardians. • Make-up swim lessons are not available if a participant is absent. In the event that a lesson is cancelled, a credit for the cancelled class will be applied to your account. Registration Tips & Lesson Information Swim Lesson Assessments If after reading the level descriptions you are unsure which level your child should be in, you can register (at least 24 hours in advance) for a FREE swim lesson assessment! Instructors will assess children one at a time, first-come, first-served. Test time: 5-10 min./child. A parent or guardian must accompany all swimmers under age 18. Private Swim Lessons County Parks offers year-round private swim lessons for ages 3 & up, taught by Swim Center staff. Your child will be given undivided attention from one of our experienced swim instructors. Lessons last 30 min. and take place during group lesson times. Please note that private staff lessons cannot be rescheduled or made-up. Private lessons may be cancelled only in the case of an emergency situation. Lesson descriptions are at Visit us at, email us at [email protected] or call (831) 454-7953 for additional information. Swim Lessons For details on registration dates, lesson descriptions and available classes, please visit the Swim Lesson Page at

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