Swim Lessons

5 cities swim club in action

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 child learn to feel comfortable in the water, all while learning essential skills for swimming and safety.

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 participate in national and international swim school conferences. Your swimmer will be given homework after every class to work on their skills at home (you do not need a pool to do our homework!).

90 Degree Indoor Pool


Classes are blocked in groups of eight classes, with new classes beginning every two weeks. Classes start throughout the day, please call for current class times.

Lessons take place year round Morning, After noons and evenings

Monday/Wednesday – four weeks – eight classes
Tuesday/Thursday – four weeks – eight classes
Monday through Thursday for two weeks – eight classes
Friday only for eight weeks
Saturday only for eight weeks

Sunday only for eight weeks

Inspire 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 $60 membership fee, you receive discounts on all programs offered at the club.

You may choose to participate in anything we offer as a member or non-member.


Class make up: 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 Club will refund your payment less a $25 cancellation fee in addition to a per class charge for the classes that have been held.

Infants/toddlers: disposable diapers are not allowed in the pool. Please be sure to have an approved swim diaper at all times. They 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 1Three months to twelve months oldParent and child class.This is a fun and instructional class. We will teach under water swimming, floating on the back and breath control.(6 student max)
Goldfish 2Twelve months to three yearsIn addition to Goldfish 1 skills your child will perform dolphin dives, roll overs, and independent swimming.(6 student max)
Diaper DolphinsThree months to three years oldSwimmers must have completed at least three months of Goldfish.

Monday/Wednesday 11am, Tuesday/Thursday 9:30am
ClownfishThree years to Four years beginnerLearn how to glide underwater 10 feet and back float alone for 10 seconds. (3 student max)
Seahorse/Scorpion FishFive years and older, beginner classLearn to swim basics. (4 student max)
BlowfishThree years oldPrerequisite : Clownfish
Learn pop-up breathing with crawl stroke arms and how to swim on back. (4 student max)
CatfishFour years and upPrerequisite: Blowfish, 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 side breathing, and elementary backstroke and back 50 feet. (4 student max)
SwordfishPrerequisite: Flying Fish
Learn side stroke and build endurance on crawl stroke and back stroke 50 feet. (4 student max)
BarracudaPrerequisite: Swordfish
Learn breaststroke and build upon other skills. (4 student max)
SharkPrerequisite: Barracuda
Learn butterfly and continue to build endurance and correct strokes. (4 student max)
DolphinPrerequisite: Shark
Learn competitive aspects of swimming - turns, starts, etc.(4 student max)
StingrayJunior lifesaving Class (4 student max)
Junior Beach Guard, Warm Up ClassCorrect strokes and build endurance in preparation for Junior Guards program. (see recreational swim team)
Instructor's Aide ClassThis 8 session course will show you how to teach all skills to children. There will be 4 sessions of actual hands on instruction with an instructor by your side.


Swim LessonsMembersNon-members
INSPIRE Program Lessons (8) Per Child$140must be a member
Premium Instructor - 8 Classes$140must be a member
Swim Lessons (8)$116$140
Second Child (8)$114
Gold Medal Series (24)$312
Premium Gold Medal Series (24)$420must be a member
Private Lesson (8) - Premium Instructor$420must be a member
Private Lessons (4)$220$240
Private Lessons (8)$348$420
Semi-Private Lessons (8)$430$470
Semi-Private Premium$470
Diaper Dolphins
Per class$10$15
Per month$60$80
Pool Parties$225$265