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Swim Lessons

Seahorse Swim School offers private, semi-private lessons and custom classes (POD) and is now offering group lessons again for those comfortable with their children taking lessons with others that they may not know.
Swim lessons are available for infants {age 6mo and 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 to prepare the swimmer for all Jr. Guard programs in our County. Classes are offered of 2 locations in Aptos Santa Cruz County.  Seascape Sports Club in Aptos is where we teach the most of our lessons/programs.
Private swim lessons are exclusively offered at the Seahorse Swim Academy. Owner, Tiffany Harmon teaches all lessons here. A 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

Back by popular demand!
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:
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 offered in 2022)
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.