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Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons

Swim LessonsSeahorse Swim School offers private (1:1), semi-private (2:1) swim lessons, group lessons and custom classes (PODs of 3, 4 or more) at Seascape Sports Club in Aptos.  We teach infants {age 6mo and up (Ptot)}, children, teens & adults. Group lessons (level classes) are offered to those comfortable taking lessons with others that they may not know.

To VIEW our CURRENT and UPCOMING SWIM PROGRAMS, please look at the drop down menu for each LOCATION. The SWIM PROGRAMS are there. To REGISTER for your lessons, go to the ONLINE REGISTRATION PORTAL off the HOME PAGE.

The group lessons are set up into levels: Parent tot (Ptot), Level 1, 2, 3a, (3b, 4 aka Junior/Pool Guard Prep) and are open for registration in advance of the session start dates. If you see that a class is full, please add your name to the waiting list; we will call/email those on the waiting list first when we are able to create another class that has a large enough wait list.

Junior Guard Prep class is for all students who have taken a level 3b or 4 and those who are preparing for most JG programs Countywide. JGP is not meant for level 3a swimmers. Remember ages are a guideline, not a pre requisite, Jr. Guards (level 3b/4) are usually over 7 yrs old, Little guard swimmers (usually 6 and under) we suggest a level 3a class. Note.. there are ALWAYS exceptions. We look forward to teaching all swimmers to their levels each within the class.

Our level 3b, 4 and swimteam swimmers can also take the Jr. Guard prep classes. We will work with these levels at the same time in one class. This class will also prepare the swimmer for all Jr. Guard programs in our County (as best we can!).   Seascape Sports Club in Aptos is where we teach all GROUP lessons/programs.

PODS of 3, 4 or more. POD registration. We look forward to speaking/emailing/communicating in ADVANCE of being assigned an online coded class name, which we will identify for you to complete payment after we set it up.

Complete the SWIM LESSON INTEREST FORM for us to gather the information needed to place your POD in our schedule. PODS of 3, 4 or more are assigned to particular families that have a CONFIRMATION that PRE EXISTS their POD being set up to register online. If you have interest in setting up a POD, Seahorse Swim School would like to arrange that with your group in ADVANCE in email communications. Please see the current schedule as to what times we have set aside for this type of course. Once we confirm the schedule for your predetermined POD of 3, 4 or more, then we would CREATE the class for you and email you the name of the course(s) to register for. We typically use ONE of the families (usually with the shortest) LAST NAME to help everyone find the correct class(es) to register for. The specified POD course name will be forwarded to those who the class(es) were created for. If you do not recognize the class name, please do not register for that class.

POD of kids in class are put together by the parents in advance. We often have students that would like to join your POD, so let us know if your open to taking more. We look forward to creating a customized schedule with you in advance.

Private, semi-pvt swim lessons are exclusively offered with Tiffany Harmon at the Seahorse Swim Academy. Owner, Tiffany Harmon teaches all lessons at this private, calm and backyard pool. Newly renovated, it offers a 2 1/2 foot platform, a 4 ft shallow water section going to 7 ft at the deepest end. A “Jumping board” for good old fashion jumping from an elevation is available too. Fun shiney objects at the bottom of the pool delight the childs mind! This serene setting allows for instruction with little to no distractions. Seahorse Swim Academy operates May through September and is best for children ages 3 and up as well as beginning adults. No group lessons are offered at Tiffany’s Seahorse Swim Academy. Lessons are predetermined to be 25 mins in length, if you would like a longer lesson, we MIGHT be able to accommodate that either first or last appointment. Priority booking for those who book the whole Season, same schedule every week. Requests can be made on our SWIM LESSON INTEREST form or by email

Group Swim Lessons

For children of all ages & levels. American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim levels are used in our curriculum. 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

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

BabiezFor infants, toddlers & young 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/Pool Preparation classes:
Back by popular demand! We will prepare our swimmers for success to pass all required prereqs for State, County and City Jr. Guard Jr. Guard Programs offered in Santa Cruz County. In this class, we will aim to teach all 4 competitive strokes, but will primarily focus on freestyle to ensure that your swimmers could pass any prereq requirement for your Jr. Guard Program of choice. Treading water will be included and practiced at every lesson to build endurance in your swimmer .. our goal for them>> 3 to 5 mins of continuous treading!

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.

Non-Competitive swimteam: (not currently offered)
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. 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.

Types of Programs

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