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Swim Lessons

DUE to COVID-19: Seahorse Swim School will only teach private, semi-pvt lessons and custom classes to those who live together under the same roof for 2020.
Swim lessons are available for infants {age 6 & up (Ptot)}, children & adults. Our lessons are offered in groups,or private (1:1), semi-private (2:1) swim lessons. We offer Jr. Guard prep classes in combination with swimteam workouts. Classes are offered of 2 locations in Santa Cruz County.  Seascape Sports Club in Aptos hosts the most of our programs.
Private swim lessons are exclusively offered at the Seahorse Swim Academy. Owner, Tiffany Harmon teaches all lessons at this location. Private, calm and serene setting allows for one on one instruction with little to no distractions. Seahorse Swim Academy operates May through September. Priority booking for those who book the whole Season every week.

Group Swim Lessons offered for children of all ages & levels. American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim levels are used in our curriculum and most of our instructors are Water Safety Instructors (WSI) and Lifeguards. Late starts and drop-in's are welcome depending on space in the class. Incredible progress can be made in a very short period of time. Come join us!

Private & Semi Private Swim Lessons are offered for adults and children of all ages, levels and abilities out of all of our locations. Private lessons are perfect for those children who are easily distracted in a group setting, for those who are "stuck" at a particular level or for those who are preparing for an event (Jr. Guards, Super Kid Triathlon, Triathlons for adults, etc.). Private and semi-private lessons can be arranged during scheduled times or when group classes do not fill. Call our SWIM line directly to discuss your needs and to schedule your appointment.

Parent-Tot Swim Lessons

Due to COVID-19, these group lessons are not offered in 2020. We can, though, teach this type of lesson in a private setting or consider a custom class with a parent in the pool too. Call/email to discuss your options.
Open to infants, toddlers & children (6 months and up) who need to have the comfort of mother, father or other family member or guardian in the pool with them. (Age limits listed on program are a guideline, not a prerequisite.) In our Parent Tot classes, it is our goal to guide and demonstrate to you how to teach your child to swim to be safe in,on or near the water. Skills introduced in this class: holding techniques, proper use of key phrases and practical water safety skills that will assist the child as they transition to becoming more comfortable and open to learning new skills in the pool. Seahorse Swim School introduces key motor skills used in swimming in our parent tot class while working to help the student adjust to the aquatic environment. These skills, when taught at an early age, will help the student learn to swim quickly as they progress through our levels. Parent Tot classes are offered out of Seascape Sports Club only.

Jr. Guard Preparation class in combination w. our Non-Competitive Swim-team :
Due to COVID-19 this type of lesson will not be taught in 2020.

Teaching kids to save lives along with ensuring students strokes are refined for maximum efficiency. We teach how to create workouts and implement those workouts to train for a lifetime of fitness. Swimming can help to maintain an active lifestyle for years to come. Swimming is a sport that can be done with little to no equipment and is often prescribed as a way to stay in shape after injuries are incurred in other land-based sports. We coach our swimmers on their technique, utilizing drills that are used to help streamline each competitive stroke during our workouts. Taking the competition out of the equation, allows the emphasis to be put back on each individual swimmer. Water safety & Lifeguarding skills will be taught in preparation for Jr. Guard Camp with Seahorse Swim School as well as State, County and City Jr. Guard Programs. Drop-in’s are welcome. The ability to swim 25 yards of each competitive stroke is required to join. Level 3b classes will prepare the swimmer for Jr. Guard Camp/swim-team combo classes. Or sign up for level 4 if you only want a Sat schedule.

Adult Swim Lessons We find that most adults prefer to start in private lessons; getting the attention needed based on the goals that are set for the individual. Fantastic progress is made in just one lesson! Beginning, intermediate and advanced swimmers are all welcome. If you have a group of adult friends or family members, we can help to organize that for you. Swimmers within the group should be at or near the same level.