Troy Swim School

Introducing Troy Swim School!

The Troy Swim School Curriculum is designed for students ages 6 months to adult. Benchmarks are established at each stage in the program that combine both swimming and safety skills. Students participate in experiential learning activities that allow them to explore the water in a creative and comfortable environment.

Below you will find the curriculum used in the Parent Assisted classes (ages 6 months–36 months), classes for Timid Swimmers (ages 3–6), Preschool 1-4 (ages 3–5), Elementary 1-6 (ages 6–12), Teen Learn to Swim (ages 13–17), Adult Learn to Swim (ages 18+), and Women's Only Swim (ages 13+) programs. Our swim instructors will communicate your or your child's progression through the curriculum on a regular basis. All swim lessons are $70 for residents, $80 for non-residents.

If you are unsure of what lesson to sign your child up for, use our Swim Lesson Guidance Map to assist you.

Swim Lesson Guidance Map

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Parent Assisted (6–36 months)
1 Adult per child is REQUIRED to be in the water
This is an introductory class for parent(s) and child to learn how to have fun in the water and prepare for swim programs.
Focus: Water safety for parents and water introduction for infants/toddlers. Child will build skills to prepare them for learning to swim in programs.


Timid Swimmers (ages 3–6)

This class is designed for swimmers that have a fear of the water. This class has a small ratio to allow for individual attention.
Focus: Getting comfortable in the water.

Preschool 1–4 (ages 3–5)

Preschool 1: Beginning Stage

Focus: Going under water independently.
Skill Concentration: Breath control, floats, submersion.

Preschool 2: Beginner/Intermediate Stage
Focus: Independence getting in and out, and floating.
Skill Concentration: Floats, rolling, jumping in, climbing out, kicking.

Preschool 3: Intermediate Stage
Focus: Moving around the water independently (kicking & reaching).
Skill Concentration: Kicking, reaching, glides.

Preschool 4: Advanced Stage
Focus: Building readiness for strokes and distances.
Skill Concentration: Breathing patterns, body positions, combining reaching and kicking movements.


Elementary 1–6 (ages 6–12)

Elementary 1: Beginning Stage

Focus: Going under water independently.
Skill Concentration: Breath control, floats, submersion.

Elementary 2: Intermediate Stage
Focus: Moving around in the water, away from the wall.
Skill Concentration: Glides, kicking, and reaching.

Elementary 3: Advanced Stage
Focus: Building readiness for learning strokes and swimming distances.
Skill Concentration: Body position, breathing patterns, front crawl.

Elementary 4: Stroke Introduction
Focus: Freestyle and Backstroke.
Skill Concentration: Freestyle and Backstroke techniques.

Elementary 5: Stroke Introduction
Focus: Butterfly and Breaststroke.
Skill Concentration: Butterfly and Breaststroke techniques.

Elementary 6: Expert Stage
Focus: Building readiness for swim team.
Skill Concentration: Competitive stroke techniques, turns, times, interval swimming.


Teen & Adult (ages 13+)

Teen Learn to Swim: Beginner–Advanced Level (ages 13–17)
Focus: 
Getting comfortable getting in the water to swimming across the pool.
Adult Learn to Swim: Beginner–Advanced Level (ages 18+)
Focus: 
Getting comfortable getting in the water to swimming across the pool.

Women's Only Swim: Female Only Learn to Swim Program (ages 13+)
Focus: 
Getting comfortable getting in the water to swimming across the pool. Windows will be blacked out.

$90 for residents, $100 for non-residents.

Browse through our swim lesson schedule to find a class that accommodates your needs.

Troy Swim School Swim Lesson Schedule

Troy Recreation Department offers private lessons for those who are seeking one-on-one instruction. Learn about our private and semi-private lessons.

Private & Semi-Private Swim Lessons