Swim Lessons

View Ridge Swim and Tennis Club offers group and private lessons to both members and non-members. Please see this page for details on each. Please reach out to our Swim Lesson Coordinator (Brianne Hartung Pan) with any questions.


Lessons are offered for members and non members in 2 week (8-day, Monday – Thursday), 30-minute sessions. We also offer Private Lessons (see bottom of page for details).


  • 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Teacher-to-Student Ratios

  • Minnow through Floater: 1 to 5
  • Beginner 1 & Beginner II: 1 to 6
  • Advanced Beginner & Above: 1 to 8
Session Dates
Session 1 June 24th – July 3rd (No Lesson 7/4)
Session 2 July 8th – July 18th
Session 3 July 22nd – August 1st 
Session 4 August 5th – August 15th
Session 5 August 19th – August 29th

New this year – all swim and tennis registration and payment for lessons will be done online! No more having to go down to the pool and stand in line.

Session 1 swim lesson registration opens in the Spring. Later sessions will register the week before the next session starting on Wednesday @ 1pm for Members and Thursday @ 9am for Non-Members. This allows for all students to receive their report card and will allow for less confusion when signing up for the next session and choosing the correct class.

Session Registration Links and Additional Details
Session Session Registration Link Non-Member Registration Dates
Session 1 (6/24 – 7/3) Session 1 (6/24 – 7/3) Registration Page <== Link enabled as of 4/8 @ 9am
Session 2 (7/8 – 7/18)  Session 2 (7/8 – 7/18) Registration Page <== Link enabled as of 4/8 @ 9am
Session 3 (7/22 – 8/1) Member sign up link available 7/17 @ 1pm Sign up link available 7/18 @ 9am
Session 4 (8/5 – 8/15) Member sign up link available 7/31 @ 1pm Sign up link available 8/1 @ 9am
Session 5 (8/19 – 8/29) Member sign up link available 8/14 @ 1pm Sign up link available 8/15 @ 9am


  • Payment is required at the time of registration and done online. We accept credit/debit cards, PayPal, and Venmo. For members, you need to be logged in to the website with your membership account at the time of registration to receive your membership discount.
  • Member registration is limited to immediate family members (including grandchildren).
  • We try to do our best to accommodate changes and cancellations that arise if they are communicated in a timely manner. To see our policy and process please go to our Swim Lesson Change and Cancellation Info page.
  • With purchase of every group swim lesson, non-members will be able to use the pool as a family for an hour. They will be able to do so by showing their child’s swim lesson report card at the time of usage.
  • If you are a returning swimmer, please sign up for the appropriate level class. Class descriptions are found below and on the session registration pages.
  • Registration availability dates subject to change if scheduling logistics, usability, and convenience require adjustment.

Why aren’t all the sessions available for registration? We’ve decided to hold off on making all the sessions available so that people get their report cards after each session before enrolling in the next. We hope that this allows for less confusion when choosing the correct class and hopefully less necessitated changes.


(Below you’ll find high level descriptions of the levels. You can find detailed information on each of the course levels here.)

Minnow I and II (for ages 4 – 5)

These classes recognize the developmental stage of children this age. They are designed to move the young swimmer from comfort and enjoyment of the water to basic strokes. Patience and fun are emphasized.

Minnow III (for ages 4 – 5)

This class is for little ones who are very comfortable in the water and can easily float anywhere in the pool. While they may be comfortable playing in the water, they are ready to learn the basic coordination required for traditional strokes.

Pre-Floater (for ages 5 & up)

This class is for older children who need to become comfortable in the water. They will work toward putting their face in the water and ultimately floating. These children usually have some real fear of the water, so patience will be emphasized.

Floater (for ages 5 & up)

This class is for older children who are somewhat comfortable in the water, can put their face in the water for a period of time, and are floating well. We will work on many prerequisites to swimming, like kicking and using their arms.

Beginner I

These swimmers are ready for the complicated coordination required of the crawl stroke. Students will also spend a great deal of time on their back and doing other activities to increase their confidence in deeper water. Correct technique will come before distance, and safety will be stressed.

Beginner II

The crawl stroke will be improved (an emphasis placed on side breathing), more time spent on their back. Other skills are introduced such as treading water, underwater swimming, and diving from the side of the pool.

Advanced Beginner

This class will continue the progression towards a relaxed and efficient crawl stroke and backstroke. The breaststroke kick will be introduced. There will also be an increase in drills to help with continued skill development.

Beginner Intermediate

This class offers continued stroke development through increased distances. Breaststroke will be introduced.


Strokes will continue to be improved with a great deal of emphasis on the breaststroke, a difficult yet valuable stroke. This class is often repeated by a swimmer because the skills take time to perfect.


This class offers an emphasis on competitive strokes and turns, and designed to help a swim team member. Swim team workouts are not always the best place to makes sure strokes are efficient and correct, Racing is an opportunity for focused time on getting the right technique.

Detailed Course Descriptions

View Ridge Swim & Tennis Club allows its staff to teach private lessons. We feel that they are valuable in several situations such as:

  • A child who needs one-on-one contact with an instructor to become comfortable enough for regular lessons.
  • Scheduling will not allow for regular lessons.
  • Special needs children can learn with close contact with an instructor.
  • Older children and adults who do not fit in with younger children in class.

We feel that private lessons are never a substitute for regular lessons. Children learn best over time with other children.


  • Please contact the office to view instructors’ bios and receive contact information for our experienced instructors who are qualified to teach private lessons. You can come to the office to view them in person or contact the office to get a recommendation over the phone.
  • Please make arrangements personally with the individual instructors. You can leave a message in the office to have them call you.
  • Please pay in the office prior to the lesson.
  • More than 4 private lessons with any student must be approved by the manager.

Non-members please note: We are happy to provide swim and tennis lessons for members of our community. However, we ask that you honor this service by not using the facility except for your child’s private lesson. Thanks.

Private Lesson Cost (see Dues and Fees page)