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*ALL CHILDREN REGISTERING FOR THE WINTER SESSION 5 & 

OVER MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED BY THEIR FIRST LESSON.*

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY 

- WINTER 2022 - 

Registration will open Sat (11/6) at 12pm

January 26 – April 24

- Classes meet once a week -

Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Sunday

10 Classes Total - $375 Weekdays / $400 Sundays

American University / 4400 Massachusettes Ave., Washington, DC 20016


Due to Covid-19, we are not able to offer Waterbabies during the Winter 2022 session,

we apologize for the inconvenience. 

 Additionally, we no longer offer the Otter's Class


We highly recommend private for beginner swimmers 6 years and older.

Thank you for your understanding!

Standard Operating Procedures 

AU Swim School

AU Swim School PDF Program

Minnows

Beginners -- 3 - 5 years old

Child does not need any experience but must be able to separate from parent and 
child must be a minimum of 3 years of age by the 1st day of class.

This class teaches children to dog-paddle unaided, float on their back & put their face in the water.

30-minute lesson/1:3 ratio

Guppies

Intermediate -- 3-5 years old

Minimum skills needed: Child needs to be able to put face in the water, swim 5 feet unaided
and float independently on their back. This class introduces freestyle and kicking on their back. 

30-minute lesson/1:3 ratio

Turtles

Intermediate -- 4+ years old

Minimum skills needed: Child needs to be able to swim unaided 10 feet and kick on their back 10 feet. This class teaches proper freestyle and begins introducing backstroke and rotary breathing techniques.

30-minute lesson/1:3 ratio

Seals

Advanced -- 4+ years old

Minimum skills needed: Child needs to be swim 15 feet of freestyle and of backstroke. This class continues to improve rotary breathing techniques and legal stroke form for freestyle and backstroke.  Students will work on endurance and ability to swim the length of the pool. 

30-minute lesson/1:4 ratio

Sea Frogs

Advanced -- 5 - 8 years old

Minimum skills needed: Child needs to be able to swim freestyle full length of the pool and backstroke for a half length of the pool. This class continues to improve rotary breathing techniques and introduces other strokes, with a main focus on stroke technique for freestyle and backstroke.

30-minute lesson/1:6 ratio