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Swim Lessons

Want to improve your skills in the water? Pleasant Valley Aquatic Center offers lessons for all ages and ability leves. Schedule, prices and registration links will be posted here as soon as they become available for the next session of Swim Lessons. If you have any questions, please call us at 805-987-8198. Classes fill very fast, so be sure to register early! (Swim Lesson Descriptions Below)

Location: Pleasant Valley Aquatic Center, 1030 Temple Ave, Camarillo

Summer registration opened on April 9th for May-August classes.

REFUND POLICY: A cancellation fee of $10 per transaction will be deducted for requested refunds/transfers. A refund (less $10) may be granted if the District is notified five (5) business days prior to the first class meeting. Refunds will NOT be granted within five (5) days of the first class meeting, or anytime thereafter. All refunds/transfers are subject to approval.  The District does not prorate classes for late registrations.  A transfer fee will not be charged for students who progress to the next level, or who are recommended to move based on instructor recommendation.


Private Swim Lessons

Private lessons are offered on weekend mornings and weekday mornings and evenings. Enjoy 25 minutes of private instruction to fit your needs. Perfect for adults and children!

Semi-Private Swim Lessons

Upon Request Only. Share a class with a sibling, spouse, partner or friend! Perfect for adults and children! We recommend participants to be approximately the same swim level. 

Swim Lessons

Parent & Child

This class helps parents and infants become comfortable in the aquatic environment by playing games and developing skills. Parents are taught to safely work with their child in the water, including how to appropriately support and hold their child, as well as several water safety topics. As they progress, they will explore more advanced skills including front and back glides with assistance and changing direction in the water. 

Preschool: Orientation to the Water Environment

This is a child’s first experience in a lesson without being accompanied by an adult. Songs, games, and activities help orient pre-school age children to the aquatic environment. Children learn basic aquatic skills while developing positive attitudes, good swimming habits and safe practices. Prerequisite: students should be comfortable in the water without a parent and be able to sit on the steps.

Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills

Designed for students with limited water experience who still enjoy their water time. Activities help participants feel comfortable in the water environment and introduce basic swimming skills that are built on subsequent levels, such as: supported floats and glides, alternating arm and leg technique, and retrieving submerged objects. Prerequisite: students should be comfortable in the water without a parent and be able to hold onto the wall.

Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Students who are comfortable in the water and ready to learn the fundamental skills of swimming will learn to float without support and how to recover to a vertical position. Participants further develop alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back that lay the foundation for future strokes. Prerequisite: successful completion of Level 1 and must be able to comfortably put their face in the water.

Level 3: Stroke Development


Those who are confident in the water on both their front and back, are introduced to dolphin kick, scissor kick and breaststroke kick, and continue to build on their swimming skills. Level 3 students are challenged more by swimming 25 yards of the pool. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level 2 and comfortable swimming freestyle and backstroke. 

Level 4: Stroke Improvement

Develop confidence in the strokes learned thus far by improving their freestyle, backstroke, and elementary backstroke, as well as endurance. Learn the butterfly, sidestroke, and breaststroke and how to swim continuously with the introduction of turning on the wall. Prerequisite: successful completion of Level 3. 

Level 5: Stroke Refinement

Strong swimmers learn to refine their strokes, continue to build endurance, swim 100 yards freestyle and backstroke, and 50 yards of butterfly and breaststroke. Level 5 students are also introduced to more advanced skills including flip turns and surface dives. 

Level 6: Swimming & Skill Proficiency

Students prepare for the swim team, or Jr. Lifeguard program. Students swim continuously with more ease, proficiency, power, and smoothness over great distances. while focusing on competitive starts and flip turns. Prerequisite: successful completion of Level 5.

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