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Swim Lesson Information

The Cambridge Pool is excited to provide your family with a new swim lesson program.  In January 2016, the Cambridge Pool began following the Swim Lessons University swim curriculum. This nationally acclaimed, award winning, progressive curriculum is fun and effective.  Lessons are offered year round in both group and private lesson formats.

How will the new swim lesson program be different than the old lessons?

The Swim Lesson University curriculum focuses on child centered, progressive lessons. Each level of Swim Lesson University lessons focuses on a specific area of development or stroke. For example Swim 100, for ages 3-5, focuses on breath control, front kick and back kick, while Swim Strokes 200 focuses on Backstroke and Front Crawl only. Parents are now able to decide which strokes they feel are most important for their child to learn and master. Once the child has passed the Swim 100 & 200 levels, they may register for any other levels in no particular order.

What level do I put my child in?

If your child has participated in American Red Cross swim lessons in the past, please see the conversion chart below. Also, please reference the swim level descriptions and prerequisites for more information, which is available online at

Why is my child using a personal floatation device?

A Power Swimr Flotation vest will be used in the Swim 100 levels. The goal of using the flotation device is to provide proper body position while teaching the children new swim skills. The Power Swimr Flotation vests allow instructors to remove an inner flotation pad to adjust the amount of support the child needs. This helps the child to progressively build confidence in the water.

Can my child use goggles?

Once your child has mastered opening their eyes under water, they will have the option to use goggles. Swim Lesson University curriculum focuses on safety and wants to ensure each participant is confident being able to see underwater in an emergency situation.

 When will my child learn to float?

Unlike other swim lesson curriculums, learning to float will be taught once a child is comfortable in the water and is able to swim on their own.

Swim Lesson Pricing    
Type of LessonResidentNon-ResidentPool Pass Holder
Group - 6 week sessions$42 per session$47 per session$37 per session
Group - 5 week sessions$37 per session$42 per session$32 per session
Private $25 per half hour
5 lessons for $100
same as residentsame as resident
Are you interested in Private Swim Lessons?

Please contact the pool at (608) 423-8097

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