Thank you for a successful season! High Sierra Pools Summer Swim Lessons Program Registration Will Open in April 2024.
We partner with local communities to promote aquatic safety and teach essential swimming skills! Please note that you must be a resident in the community or a Pool Pass holder to participate in the High Sierra Pools swim lessons program.
Swim Lessons Sessions Schedule 2024
*South Riding only
|6/3-6/6/2024 and 6/10- 6/13/2024||6/7/2024 and 6/14/2024|
|Session 1||6/17-6/20/2024 and 6/24-6/27/2024||6/21/2024 and 6/28/2024|
|Session 2||*7/1-7/5/2024 and 7/8-7/11/2024|
*No lessons on July 4th
|Session 3||7/15-7/20/2024 and 7/22-7/25/2024||7/21/2024 and 7/26/2024|
|Session 4||7/29-8/1/2024 and 8/5-8/8/2024||8/2/2024 and 8/9/2024|
|Session 5||8/12-8/15/2024 and 8/19-8/22/2024||8/16/2024 and 8/23/2024|
Swim Lessons Locations
Click on the “Register” next to the selected community to register for swim lessons. You will need to create an account before registering for a class. If you already have an account, you can log in after clicking Checkout. Otherwise, click the Create New Account button on the login page. After you’ve completed our account registration form, you will be taken to the payment page, where you can pay your fees. At that point, you are officially enrolled!
Have a question? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us via email: [email protected].
|All location||All location||All levels||Register|
|South Riding VA||Hyland Hills pool||Nemos||Register|
|South Riding VA||Hyland Hills pool||Sea Turtles||Register|
|South Riding VA||Hyland Hills pool||Dolphins||Register|
|South Riding VA||Hyland Hills pool||Sharks||Register|
|South Riding VA||Hyland Hills pool||Book an Instructor||Register|
|South Riding VA||Town Hall pool||Nemos||Register|
|South Riding VA||Town Hall pool||Sea Turtles||Register|
|South Riding VA||Town Hall pool||Dolphins||Register|
|South Riding VA||Town Hall pool||Sharks||Register|
|South Riding VA||Town Hall pool||Book an Instructor||Register|
|Broadlands VA||Community Center Pool||Sea Turtles||Register|
|Broadlands VA||Community Center Pool||Dolphins||Register|
|Broadlands VA||Community Center Pool||Sharks||Register|
|Broadlands VA||Community Center Pool||Book an Instructor||Register|
|Broadlands VA||Summerbrooke Pool||Nemos||Register|
|Broadlands VA||Summerbrooke Pool||Sea Turtles||Register|
|Broadlands VA||Summerbrooke Pool||Dolphins||Register|
|Broadlands VA||Summerbrooke Pool||Sharks||Register|
|Broadlands VA||Summerbrooke Pool||Book an Instructor||Register|
|Aldie VA||Lenah Mill||Nemos||Register|
|Aldie VA||Lenah Mill||Sea Turtles||Register|
|Aldie VA||Lenah Mill||Dolphins||Register|
|Aldie VA||Lenah Mill||Sharks||Register|
|Aldie VA||Lenah Mill||Book an Instructor||Register|
|Cascades VA||Quarterpath Trace||Nemos||Register|
|Cascades VA||Quarterpath Trace||Sea Turtles||Register|
|Cascades VA||Quarterpath Trace||Dolphins||Register|
|Cascades VA||Quarterpath Trace||Sharks||Register|
|Cascades VA||Quarterpath Trace||Book an Instructor||Register|
|Alexandria VA||Windsor Park||Nemos||Register|
|Alexandria VA||Windsor Park||Sea Turtles||Register|
|Alexandria VA||Windsor Park||Dolphins||Register|
|Alexandria VA||Windsor Park||Book an Instructor||Register|
|Lake Linganore MD||Coldstream Pool||Nemos||Register|
|Lake Linganore MD||Coldstream Pool||Sea Turtles||Register|
|Lake Linganore MD||Coldstream Pool||Dolphins||Register|
|Lake Linganore MD||Coldstream Pool||Sharks||Register|
|Lake Linganore MD||Coldstream Pool||Book an Instructor||Register|
|Frederick MD||Spring Ridge||Nemos||Register|
|Frederick MD||Spring Ridge||Sea Turtles||Register|
|Frederick MD||Spring Ridge||Dolphins||Register|
|Frederick MD||Spring Ridge||Book an Instructor||Register|
|Frederick MD||Wellington Trace||Nemos||Register|
|Frederick MD||Wellington Trace||Sea Turtles||Register|
|Frederick MD||Wellington Trace||Dolphins||Register|
|Frederick MD||Wellington Trace||Book an Instructor||Register|
|Frederick MD||Worman’s Mill||Nemos||Register|
|Frederick MD||Worman’s Mill||Sea Turtles||Register|
|Frederick MD||Worman’s Mill||Dolphins||Register|
|Frederick MD||Worman’s Mill||Sharks||Register|
|Frederick MD||Worman’s Mill||Book an Instructor||Register|
|Walkersville MD||Glade Towne||Nemos||Register|
|Walkersville MD||Glade Towne||Sea Turtles||Register|
|Walkersville MD||Glade Towne||Dolphins||Register|
|Walkersville MD||Glade Towne||Sharks||Register|
|Walkersville MD||Glade Towne||Book an Instructor||Register|
Summer Swim Lesson Overview
Each session is composed of eight 30 minutes lessons taught over two weeks. All lessons are taught Monday thru Thursday, with Friday as a make-up day. A group session’s cost is $140 per child, and Book an Instructor session is $350. A child must be at least 3 years old to enroll in lessons. The deadline to register will be one week before the session start date.
BOOK AN INSTRUCTOR –Private 1 on 1 or reserved for PODs that would like to be together (family, neighbors, friends). Children must be at least 3 years old to enroll in this class. The maximum number per group is three students with similar swim skills and age. The cost is $350 for whole class session (8 classes).
GROUP LESSONS – There is a minimum of three children needed to run the group lesson. A child must be at least 3 years old to enroll in group lessons. We create a supportive environment that combines safety skills with age-appropriate swim techniques. The cost is $140 per student.
This beginning level for children teaches them to be comfortable and safe in the water. Instructors will focus on introducing children to the water and improving their safety and comfort in the swimming pool. The class will feature activities such as: face in the water, wet the hair, submerging, opening eyes, front glide, back glide, breath control, moving around comfortably, blowing bubbles. We highly recommend this level for children who have never taken lessons, preferably children between 3 and 5 years old.
This group is for children confident in the water and marks the beginning of independent aquatic locomotion skills. Children continue to explore using simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back to gain more proficiency for strokes. At this level, arm position, leg exercises, floating and breathing will all be connected with freestyle and backstroke. This level is recommended for children that are confident in the water but never had lessons, or children that have taken and passed the Nemos level. Preferably children between 4 and 8 years old.
This group is for children that are confident in the water and know the basic swimming skills of free style and backstroke. At this level the arm position, legs exercises, breathing, turns, tread water and diving will be practiced. The focus of this group is for children that already know basic skills of freestyle and backstroke or for children that passed the Sea Turtles level. Preferably children between 6 and 12 years old.
In this class, the swimmers will improve their backstroke, freestyle, breaststroke movements. The correct position to dive will also be an essential skill learned in the class. This class is recommended for children that successfully finished Dolphins level or children with previous swimming experience. Preferably children between 7 and 12 years old.
All swim lessons will occur rain or shine. Lessons may be canceled only due to inclement weather or mechanical problems at the pool. Lessons will continue unless we have thunder or lightning present or the bottom of the pool is not visible due to heavy rain. Classes are automatically canceled if there is thunder and lightning within 20 minutes of lesson time. Weather cancellations are often made at the last minute due to quickly changing weather patterns. It will be up to the instructor whether or not classes will be held. Instructors will email participants before the scheduled swim lesson if lessons are canceled due to inclement weather. If there’s only light rain/wind/low temperature, AND NO EMAIL IS RECEIVED, YOU STILL NEED TO COME TO THE POOL AT YOUR SCHEDULED TIME.
If inclement weather occurs during a class, the class will only be made up if less than 15 minutes of instructions have been given. If more than 15 minutes of a lesson is taught, there will be no make-up for that lesson. We allow up to two make-up lessons per session. If the class is canceled, it will be made on the following Friday at the same time. In case the lessons are canceled more than two times per session, there will be no additional make-up.
*For Book an Instructor lessons, you must inform your instructor at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled class if you cannot attend due to personal reasons. Failure to do so will result in the forfeiture of that class with no opportunity for a makeup session. Additionally, makeup classes cannot exceed two lessons per week for Book an Instructor lessons. If this limit is exceeded, the missed lessons will not be rescheduled, and no refunds will be provided. For Book an instructor, failure to notify swim lesson coordinator the Monday after the session has ended of your missed classes, no refund will be made on a later date.
Lessons cannot be split between different sessions. All lessons must take place within the assigned period. If a student cannot attend all 8 lessons during the session, these lessons are not allowed to be made up in the following sessions.
We do not offer refunds for the group lessons canceled after the session starts.
We offer a $250 refund for the Book an Instructor lesson canceled before the 3rd lesson starts.
We do offer refunds for the lessons canceled before the session starts.
Learn to Swim
Swim Lessons are a critical resource given that drowning is the number one cause of accidental death for children under the age of four. Fortunately, research shows that a toddler who participates in swim lessons reduces this risk by 88%. Children of any age can quickly benefit from learning the skills to keep themselves safe in and around water. At High Sierra Pools, we are dedicated to preventing drowning by teaching children and their families to be safer. Our goal is that every student feels confident, in and out of the pool, with memories to last a lifetime.
According to the CDC, there is no evidence that COVID-19 can spread to people through chlorinated water. High Sierra Pools can allow purpose-driven swimming to take place by following strict safety protocols in and around the pool, maintaining proper water sanitation levels and, performing frequent cleaning and sanitization, and conducting regular health checks of staff and participants.
“My children, brand new to swimming, had an excellent experience taking swimming lessons with High Sierra Pools. The instructor was patient, kind, encouraging and firm as she slowly got my children to be comfortable in the water and to progress in swimming exercises and practice. Every lesson started right on time and went for the full specified time. I had to contact High Sierra with a question at one point and the company was responsive and pleasant in my dealings with them.”
“We took the plunge, and placed our child into his first swim lessons to see how he would do with one-on-one instruction. Little did we know, but the perfect instructor would be assigned to him — Remi. From the first lesson to the last, Remi gave it his all to show our son the basics and build on them, day-by-day. He was not only great at teaching swimming basics but was also a really great listener and adjusted continuously to things that our son was too afraid to try. With immense patience, Remi was able to help our son overcome a number of early-age fears in the water, establishing skills we can build on for years to come. Can’t speak highly enough about Remi and his dedication to teaching young children how to swim — a very important life skill. We will be requesting him in the future if he is back!”
“We have doing swim lessons with high Sierra pool for the last three year and my kids have had the pleasure of working with Remi for two of those years. He is very professional, caring, great communicating skills and makes swimming fun for the kids. My kids look forward to seeing Remi every day for swim and I’m glad we were able to request for him to be our instructor. I can’t say enough nice things about Remi and the progress my kids have made while having him as a swim instructor! I hope he comes back next year!”
Thank you so much for teaching them. You’re so good and I wish they can continue learning from you year-round.
“My kids had their first ever swim lessons with Remi of Hi Sierra Pools during the first 2 weeks of July and my kids progressed very nicely. Remi was personable and professional with my kids and they enjoyed learning from Remi.
My kids requested to have Remi again for their 2nd 2 weeks of lessons in August. They are progressing nicely so far after their first week in August.
We are very happy with Remi and we highly recommend him.”
“Thank you for being such a great teacher & helping us to master the strokes. We are looking forward to doing this in the future.”
“Dear Carlos, thank you so much for training me in swimming, I learned a lot from your lessons”
“Many thanks for a successful summer of swim instruction for our families!”
“We are extremely happy with High Sierra pool instructors at Quarterpath pool in Cascades VA.
Very professional, kind and great with children.
Adriana and Victor are top notch :)”
2704 Columbia Pike
Arlington, Virginia 22204
Monday – Thursday
9am – 5pm
9am – 4pm
Saturday – Sunday
10am – 4pm