Swim Lessons

Creating Quality Swim Instruction on the Central Coast since 1984

Our fun, award winning swim lessons will gently bring your child to the world of swimming.  Classes incorporate songs and play as your child learns to feel comfortable in the water, all while learning essential skills for swimming and water safety by our Certified Swim Instructors.

Each of our Instructors are certified, licensed, and trained in Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid, and Infant/Toddler swim as Licensed Infant Rescue Instructors. Each have taken the required courses to teach all ages of swimming.

As children grow and skills develop, they move up levels, learn more, and become sure, confident swimmers. Our goal is that all children not only learn to swim but love doing it as well.

To make sure we continue grow and use the most innovative techniques, we are partners with the United States Swim School Association and actively participate in national and international swim school conferences.

90 Degree Indoor Pool


Classes are booked in sets of eight lessons, each lesson is 30 minutes long. We have small class sizes with as little as 3 students per class. New classes begin every 2 to 8 weeks and are held throughout the day. (Mornings, Afternoons, and Evenings) Please call or stop by our office for current class times. For pricing see our rates listed below.

Monday/Wednesday -twice a week/four weeks – eight classes
Tuesday/Thursday -twice a week/four weeks – eight classes
Monday through Thursday-four times a week for two weeks – eight classes
Friday only for eight weeks
Saturday only for eight weeks

Gold Medal Series

Gold Medal Series is a set of 24 consecutive group lessons and your swimmer will receive an AWESOME GOLD MEDAL, PLUS 5 Recreational Passes for 5 swims. This offer is not good with any other offer. Must be a current member to qualify. For pricing see our rates listed below.

Heartland Charter Schools

We are a vendor through Inspire Charter Schools. To reserve your spot you must have your certificate and bring it into our office when signing up for swim lessons. Before requesting your certificate please contact the 5 Cities Swim School or see our rates listed below. This will expedite your registration process.


5 Cities Swim Club Membership is an optional discount program. With your annual $75 membership fee, you receive discounts on all programs offered at the club. You may choose to participate in any program we offer as a member or non-member.

*membership is a discount program only*


Missed Classes/Make Ups: In order to maintain the integrity of our classes, a recreational swim pass will be issued in lieu of a missed class unless proof of illness (i.e. doctors note) is provided. Make-ups are not guaranteed and done on a space available basis.

Refunds: There are no refunds unless another swimmer takes your child’s spot in the class. The 5 Cities Swim School will refund your payment less a $35 cancellation fee per student in addition to a per class charge for the classes that have been held.

Infants/Toddlers: disposable diapers alone are not allowed in the pool.**Double diapering is mandatory.** Please be sure to have an approved reusable swim diaper and a disposable little swimmer diaper at all times. Cloth reusable diapers are available for purchase in our Swim Shop.

To ensure that everyone is swimming safely we require ALL students to wear goggles during their swim lesson. Goggles are available for purchase in our Swim Shop.


Goldfish 3 months to 3 years oldParent and child class. This is a fun and instructional class. We will teach under water swimming, floating on the back and breath control. Additionally, they will perform dolphin dives, roll overs, and independent swimming.
(6 student max)
Diaper Dolphins3 months to 3 years oldSwimmers must have completed at least three sessions of 8 lessons of Goldfish.
Monday/Wednesday 11am, Tuesday/Thursday 9:30am
Clownfish3 and 4 year oldsLearn how to glide underwater 10 feet with and with-out kicking and back float alone for 10 seconds. This is an entry level class to learn the basics.
(3 student max)
Seahorse/Scorpion Fish5 years and olderLearn how to glide underwater 10 feet with and with-out kicking and back float alone for 10 seconds. This is an entry level class to learn the basics.
(4 student max)
Blowfish3 years oldPrerequisite : Clownfish
Learn pop-up breathing with crawl stroke arms and how to swim on back.
(4 student max)
Catfish4 years and upPrerequisite: Clownfish, Seahorse or Scorpionfish
Learn to swim crawl stroke with side breathing, and swim on back
25 feet
(4 student max)
Flying FishPrerequisite: Catfish
Learn to swim crawl stroke with 2 sided breathing, elementary backstroke and backstroke
50 feet
(4 student max)
SwordfishPrerequisite: Flying Fish
Learn side stroke (junior life saving stroke) and treading water
crawl stroke and backstroke for 100 feet
(4 student max)
BarracudaPrerequisite: Swordfish
Learn breaststroke
crawl stroke and backstroke for 200 feet
(4 student max)
SharkPrerequisite: Barracuda
Learn breaststroke, work on technique
crawl stroke and backstroke for 300 feet
(4 student max)
DolphinPrerequisite: Shark
Learn competitive aspects of swimming - turns, starts, individual medley
crawl stroke for 500 yards
(4 student max)


Premium Instructor - 8 Classes$198must be a member
Swim Lessons (8)$168$198
Second Child (8)$166must be a member
Gold Medal Series (24)$460must be a member
Premium Gold Medal Series (24) Premium Instructor $555must be a member
Private Lesson Premium (4) Premium Instructor$380must be a member
Private Lesson Premium (8) - Premium Instructor$680must be a member
Semi-Private Premium (8) Premium Instructor $760must be a member
Private Lessons (4)$360$400
Private Lessons (8)$590$630
Semi-Private Lessons (8)$675$720