Swim Lessons

Registration Opens April 1! See Registration Deadlines in Schedule below.

Even though Oakwood and Tall Oaks pools are not fully open to the community yet, they will be open for our Swim Lesson program only.

COVID-19 Policies

  • Only 1 parent/guardian will be allowed in the pool area during lessons per child enrolled.
  • Masks must be worn by those not in the water over 5 yrs. old and not fully vaccinated.
  • A COVID-19 waiver must be signed on the first day of class.

Program

The Lake Ridge "Learn to Swim" Program models itself after Red Cross. We have a variety of times and levels to choose from to accommodate your summer schedule.

2 Week Program: Monday - Thursday | 45 minute classes

The student-to-instructor ratio is a maximum of 6-1, or 9-1 plus 1 aide. Instructors will assess students on the first day of lessons and adjust their class level if they see fit.

*Pools are open only to participants of the swim lesson program during these times. Once lessons are over, lifeguards require participants to clear the pool and check-in as normal for members-only regular pool hours.*

Schedule - 2021

Levels in red with strikethrough are FULL.

June 14 - June 24 | Registration Deadline: June 10 

ClassTimeLevelPool
Class 19:00am1, 2, 4Tall Oaks
Class 210:00amParent/Child, 1, 2, 3Tall Oaks
Class 311:00am1, 2, 3, 4Tall Oaks
Class 45:00pmParent/Child, 1, 3Oakwood
Class 56:00pm1, 2, 3, 4Oakwood
Class 67:00pm1, 2, 3, 5/6Oakwood

July 6 - July 15 | Registration Deadline: July 1

ClassTimeLevelPool
Class 79:00am12, 4, 5/6, AdultTall Oaks
Class 810:00amParent/Child, 1, 2, 3, AdultTall Oaks
Class 911:00am1, 2, 3, 4Tall Oaks
Class 105:00pmParent/Child, 1, 3, 5/6Oakwood
Class 116:00pmParent/Child1, 23/4Oakwood
Class 127:00pm1, 2, 3, 5/6Oakwood

July 26 - August 5 | Registration Deadline: July 22

ClassTimeLevelPool
Class 139:00am1, 2, 4, 5/6, AdultTall Oaks
Class 1410:00amParent/Child, 1, 2, 3, AdultTall Oaks
Class 1511:00am1, 2, 3, 4Tall Oaks
Class 165:00pmParent/Child, 1, 3, 5/6Oakwood
Class 176:00pm1, 2, 3, 4Oakwood
Class 187:00pm1, 2, 3, 5/6Oakwood


Registration

Dates: See Registration Deadlines under Schedule

Form: Swim Lesson Registration Form (PDF)

Fee:  LRPRA members: $75 | Non-members: $85

Registration can be emailed to recreation@lakeridgeva.com with card payment (3% convenience fee) made over the phone to (703) 491-2154, or form and check/money order payment dropped off in the Office drop box (12350 Oakwood Drive) or mailed to Recreation.

Late registrations not accepted. Refunds and changes will not be granted once registration has closed.

If a significant amount of time has passed since your child completed their last class, we suggest repeating their most recent level as a refresher. The goal is for your child to have mastery over each level before they move on to the next.

  1. Parent /Child
  2. Level 1
  3. Level 2
  4. Level 3
  5. Level 4
  6. Level 5
  7. Level 6
  8. Adult (16+)


Parent/Child

Object:

Build swimming readiness by emphasizing fun in the water 

Prerequisite:

Parent/Guardian MUST be present for participation (Recommended Age: 6 months - 5 years old)

Course Covers:

  • guided practice sessions that help children learn elementary skills

Rain-out Information

Rain-Out Line: (703) 497-7133

Since the weather is always changing, the Rain-Out Line is your best tool to check cancellation status. It is updated approximately 30 minutes before each session if there have been any changes. Please listen to the date of the message to ensure it is not an old recording, and save the number in your phone to reference for both swim lessons and youth leagues.

With safety and fairness as our priorities, we do our best to fit in classes whenever there are any breaks in the weather and the 45-minute thunder/lightning pool closure rule is not in effect.

Make-Up Lessons

Fridays are make-up days, or time may be added on to the end of class. The Rain-Out Line will reflect updated make-up information as needed.

Ridgewood Barracudas Website

Swim Team

Are your kids already proficient swimmers who are looking for a challenge? Check out the Ridgewood Barracudas, a non-Association affiliated league that practices and meets at our Ridgewood Pool. 

Founded in 1974, the Ridgewood Barracudas have been an icon in the Lake Ridge Community. They continue to bring a fun and energetic approach to the Prince William Swim League. Each year they make it their mission to provide a fun, competitive and family centered environment that will inspire every swimmer. 

Take a look at their website or facebook page to find out more about joining.