Harford County's Best Family Fitness Center

Swim Lessons

Our Swim School is structured to provide a safe and nurturing aquatics experience for the students. From novice to competitive level swimmers, our lessons encompass proper swim instruction, technique and endurance workouts.

We also offer private and semi-private lessons which are held on individualized schedules.

All children must be toilet trained in order to take swim lessons, unless enrolled in the infant/parent class. A swim diaper and Tiny Tush plastic cover is required if not toilet trained. Call the Arena Club to enroll in Swim School or pick up a registration form located in the club lobby and submit to our front desk personnel.


Swim Lesson Levels:

Parent / Child - - - ages 6 months to 3 years
This program puts you in the water with your child. Our instructors will lead you through fun activities and exercises that will teach your child the basic skills of buoyancy, propulsion and breath control.

Preschool Level 1 - - - ages 3 to 5 years
Our instructors will teach basic water skills of entering and exiting the pool, blowing bubbles, floating, putting face in water and arm and leg motions. They will help your child develop a comfortable relationship with the water.

Preschool Level 2 - - - ages 3 to 5 years
Our instructors will begin to teach independent swimming skills. Your child will learn to float unassisted, learn to self propel through the water both on their front and back, fully submerge under water and breath control while swimming.

Level 1
Our instructors will teach your child to become more confident in the water. They will learn how to control their breath, float, propel their body forward, submerge under the water and arm and leg motions.

Level 2 
Our instructors will build on the Level 1 foundations of breathing, floating and arm and leg actions. They will begin to float unassisted, self propel through the water using alternating arm and leg actions. Treading water and beginning diving progressions will also be introduced.

Level 3
School age level three will build on level two. Students will swim completely unassisted, begin to breath to the side on freestyle and learn to swim comfortably on their back. Instructors will work on endurance for swimming longer distances and treading water.

Adult Beginner
Our instructor will teach breathing techniques, floating, swimming techniques and stoke mechanics.  You will learn to become more comfortable and confident in and around water. 


Summer Weekday Sessions:

Monday-Thursday - 2 Week Sessions

June 19-29

July 3-13 (No class on July 4)

July 17-27

July 31-August 10

August 14-24

Level 3 (Pre-K & School Age)   |   8:00 - 8:30 am
Level 2 (Pre-K & School Age)   |   8:30 - 9:00 am
Level 1 (Pre-K & School Age)   |   9:00 - 9:30 am

Cost: Members / $108    Non-members / $140


Summer Weekend Sessions:


June 17 - July 8  

July 22 - August 12


June 18th- July 9th 

July 23rd- August 13th

Parent/Child    |   8:30 - 9:00 am

Level 1 (Pre-K & School Age)   |   9:00 - 9:30 am

Level 2 (Pre-K & School Age)   |   9:30 - 10:00 am

Level 3 (Pre-K & School Age)   |   10:00 - 10:30 am

Cost: Members / $54    Non-members / $76


Adult Beginner Swim Lessons

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Mondays & Wednesdays   10:00 - 10:45 am

Participants will learn the following basic swimming skills
- breathing patterns
- floating
- putting face in water
- kicking
- basic stroke motions

Cost: Members / $108   Non-members / $140

Swim suit and goggles will be needed.


If the weather does not allow us to enter the pool, we will hold a dry land lesson for swimmers as a supplement lesson.  Dry land lessons will teach your child the movements of swimming as well as better body control for swimming in the pool.  Make-up classes will not be given.