Swim Lessons

Kids with swim teacher

About Our Lessons

Public health authorities and all of us at the City of Santa Rosa realize how important swim lessons are for teaching your children to be safe in, on, and around the water. Swim lessons in our heated pools teach children life-saving skills and allow them to stay healthy and active. COVID-19 safety precautions have been incorporated into our swim lesson programs to ensure a safe and beneficial experience for you and your child.


If you have additional questions, please call us at 707-543-3760 (Finley) or 707-543-3421 (Ridgway)

Swim Lessons Information & Schedules


Fall/Winter sessions consist of four lessons (two days a week, for two weeks) and each lesson runs approximately 25 minutes. Lesson fee is $40 (S.R. Resident $30).

  • To view a full list of our Finley fall/winter swim lessons, please click here.
  • To view a full list of our Ridgway fall/winter swim lessons, please click here.

Choose Your Swim Lesson Class

See swim lesson levels and ages below. Click on the corresponding level title to view more information, availability and to register online. If you have questions about which level to register for, please contact us at 707-543-3760 (Finley) or 707-543-3421 (Ridgway). All participants must be the required age by the first day of class.


Ages: 6 months - 3 years


Ages: 4 - 5 years

Level 2

Ages: 5 - 9 years

Level 4

Ages: 6+

Level 6 - Fitness Swimmer

Ages: 6+


Ages: 10 - 15 years


Ages: 3 - 5 years

Sea Stars

Ages: 6 - 9 years

Level 3

Ages: 6+

Level 5

Ages: 6+

Level 6 - Lifeguard Preparedness

Ages: 6+

Adult Beginner

Ages: 16+

Private Swim Lessons

Ages 3 - 11 years

Important Information

  • Participants may not make up classes, which have been missed. If your child is sick the first few days of class, they are encouraged to take remaining days.
  • We recommend that you arrive a few minutes before to check in. You must check in the first 2 days of class.
  • Save the registration receipt for presentation to the Swim Center Front desk at the first class.
  • Children registered for a class that they are not qualified for will be placed in the correct class only if there is a vacancy. If there is no vacancy, your money will be refunded. Please read the class descriptions carefully to insure your child is enrolled in the correct class.
  • If your child graduates to a higher level than you have them registered for, we will make every effort to accommodate a transfer, subject to availability. However, there may be instances where a refund is necessary.
  • Persons will not be admitted to any fee program without being registered.
  • Register early as classes fill up quickly.


Finley Aquatic Center
Office Hours
Closed for a facility renovation through spring 2024.
2060 West College Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401


Ridgway Swim Center
Office Hours
M-F 9am – 4pm
Sat/Sun 9am 1pm
455 Ridgway Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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