Swim Lessons

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming… Need to learn? You’re in the right place!

Clarksville Athletic Club’s swim lesson clinics will teach children and adults how to be safe and confident in the water!  CAC offers a variety of classes based on skill levels throughout the year.  Check back soon for more information on when our next classes will be held!

Cost:

$50 for member

$60 for Non-members

Class Descriptions & Prerequisites

Tadpoles (Parent & Child)

Age: 6 months – 3 years

These classes REQUIRE an adult to be in the water with their child. They are an introduction to swimming. We use songs, games and play to teach your child beginning swim skills. Parents need to be prepared to sing, dance and smile while teaching your child.

NO Prerequisites required for this class

Turtles

Age: 2-4 years

Backpack flotation is used in this class. The swimmer in this class must be independent with a backpack. They must have experience in the tadpole class or be okay with a backpack flotation device. Toddlers are in the water without a parent for this class. They must be able to follow directions and feel confident in the water to participate in this class.

Goals for the Turtles class:

  • Dog Paddle for 1-2 seconds without a backpack
  • Demonstrate horizontal body position using a noodle
  • Bubbles
  • Backfloat without assistance
  • Seated & standing jump

NO Prerequisites required for this class

Super Fish

Age: Generally 4 -7 years

This level is for 4 year olds and older who cannot swim independently, yet. We are teaching them to float on their tummy, float on their back and dive for rings underwater. We teach them to jump into deep water and get to the side on their own. We will use noodles and paddleboards to teach them the skills they need to swim independently.

Goals for the SuperFish class:

  • Dog paddle across the pool with bubbles and breathing
  • Bubbles with mouth & nose
  • Backfloat without assistance
  • Submerge for rings
  • Seated jump and standing jump
  • Enter deep water safely

Prerequisites:

  • Dog Paddle for 1-2 seconds without a backpack
  • Demonstrate horizontal body position using a noodle
  • Bubbles
  • Backfloat without assistance
  • Seated & standing jump

Dolphin

Age: Generally 4-7 years

This level is for those who have reached all the goals of the SuperFish level. They need to be able to swim across the pool consistently and confidently on their stomach with their face in the water. They need to be able to float on their back. They need to be able to jump in the deep water and get to the side on their own.

Goals for the Dolphin class:

  • Basic front crawl arms, face submerged w/ bubbles for 1 length of pool
  • Streamline position with correct flutter kick
  • Basic backstroke for one length of pool
  • Elementary backstroke for one length of pool
  • Standing jump into pool & swim to wall
  • Kneeling dive

Prerequisites:

  • Dog paddle across the pool with bubbles and breathing
  • Bubbles with mouth & nose
  • Backfloat without assistance
  • Submerge for rings
  • Seated jump and standing jump
  • Enter deep water safely

Interested?

Joining is easy and we would love to talk about you becoming a part of the Clarksville Athletic Club Family! Just fill out the form and someone from our team will connect with you about taking a tour of our facility!