Swim Lessons

We offer swim lessons to fit the needs of beginning swimmers, as well as those who are more advanced, looking to better their strokes. Lessons are taught by American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructors (WSI’s).

For a free skills assessment or more information:
(540) 943-9622 Ext. 206



$35 for members         $70 for program members
$35 for members         $70 for program members


Class Descriptions

Ages 18 months to 3 Years:  Perch (formally Mommy & Me)
As an introduction to the pool for parents and their young children, the class is directed on fun, water safety, and instruction.  We focus on creating a special, fun time for parents and children through water games, songs and basic movements. One adult must accompany each child in the water. As a further introduction to the pool, children will work towards swimming independently with guidance and direction from both the instructor and their caregiver.


Ages 3 to 5 years

Pike (Beginner)
Skills Taught: Basic paddle stroke, kicking, blowing bubbles with face in water, floating, fundamentals, and pool

Eel (Advanced Beginner)
Student can comfortably swim 5 yards without support, float on front and back without support.

Ray (Intermediate)
Student can comfortably swim on front with rhythmic breathing for 10 yards without support and swim on their back 10 yards using alternate arm movement.


Ages 6 to 12 years

Polliwog  (Beginner)
Skills Taught:
Introduction to front crawl (freestyle) with rhythmic breathing, backstroke, kicking, and water safety skills.

Guppy (Advanced Beginner)
Student can comfortably swim one length of the pool freestyle without support and without stopping.

Minnow (Intermediate)
Student can comfortably swim 50 yards (2 lengths of the pool) freestyle and backstroke without support and without stopping.


Sessions Pricing, Dates, & Times

Session I* – June 23rd/26; June 30th/July 3rd; July 7th/July 10th
Session II* – July 14th/17th; July 21st/24th; July 28th/30th

3:30 – 4:00 Pike
3:30 – 4:00 Eel
4:00 – 4:30 Ray
4:00 – 4:30 Pollywog
4:30 – 5:00 Guppy
4:30 – 5:00 Minnow
6:30 – 7:00 Pike
*Fridays will be used for makeup days for lightning related cancelations.


Saturday Session: June 21 – August 2 – No class on July 5th
9:30 – 10:00 Perch (Mommy and Me)
10:00 – 10:30 Pike and Eel
10:30 – 11:00 Ray and Starfish
11:00 – 11:30 Polliwog and Guppy
11:30 – 12:00 Minnow


Grand Cavern Swim Lessons

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday – 6 classes $35
(Friday – make up day for storms/cancellations)

Session 1:  June 23rd – July 3rd
Session 2:  July 14th – July 24th

12:00 – 12:30 Beginner Group
12:30 – 1:00 Intermediate Group