2021 DH Swim Lessons

We’re excited to announce the return of the DHARA Swim Lesson Program.  This program has been custom designed to increase your child’s enjoyment, safety, and confidence in the water.  As described further below, our program caters to a variety of beginner skill levels.  Each Session includes eight 30-minute classes occurring Monday-Thursday over a two-week period.  Enrollment is limited.

All registration is on a first come first served basis and spots are limited to current DHARA members only. Registration closes one week prior to the date of the first class, but registration for a class may close early when the maximum number of students is reached.

Classes are offered for a variety of skill levels – Minnow, Guppy, and Goldfish.  Before registering, please review the descriptions below and choose the level of instruction that best suits your child’s needs and abilities.  Then, choose the Session most appropriate and convenient for you and your child.  If you have any questions about which skill level to select, please contact us at dhswimlessons@gmail.com and request an evaluation.  If needed, an evaluation should be completed before registering for a class.


No prior experience is necessary. The class introduces safety, front and back kicking, basics for the elementary backstroke, beginning freestyle arms, and overall comfort and confidence in the water. The focus of the class is blowing bubbles and being able to stay underwater with mouth and eyes in the water for 5 seconds or more.

To progress to Guppy, participants must demonstrate comfort in the water and the ability to keep their head under the water for at least 5 seconds two to three times in a row and produce flutter kick.


Prerequisite: able to hold head underwater for 5-10 seconds two to three times in a row and produce flutter kick. The class introduces freestyle and backstroke, includes underwater object retrieval, bobs, some independent swimming, and jumping in the water.

To progress to Goldfish, participants must demonstrate each skill with confidence and independently swim the freestyle and/or backstroke unassisted for at least 10 yards.


Prerequisite: swim freestyle and/or backstroke unassisted for at least 10 yards. Learn efficient flutter/dolphin kicking, improved arm form techniques for each stroke, side breathing, and introduces breaststroke, butterfly, and diving.

Session 1 is closed.

Session 2: July 19-22 & July 26-29

Lesson times:

  • 9:15-9:45am Minnow & Guppy levels in training tank
  • 9:50-10:20am Minnow & Guppy levels in training tank
  • 10:25-10:55am Minnow & Guppy levels in training tank
  • 11:00-11:30am Goldfish level in the main pool

Submit registration and payment online using the form below. Please carefully read the consent and COVID-19 hold harmless agreement and select the session and times as available.

Swim Lesson pricing for your first child is $125 with each additional child being $110