Swim Lessons


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.

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 - 2024

Sessions are 2 weeks long, Monday-Thursday, and each day of class is 45 minutes in length.

Session Dates:  June 17-27  |  July 8-18  |  July 29-Aug 8

9:00am1, 2, 3, 5/6Canterbury
10:00amParent-Child, 1, 2, 3, AdultCanterbury
11:00am1, 2, 3, 4Canterbury
5:00pmParent-Child, 1, 3, 5/6Oakwood
6:00pmParent-Child, 1, 2, 3Oakwood
7:00pm1, 2, 3, 4Oakwood

Rain-Out Information

Rain-Out Line: (703) 389-5336

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. If no update has been made, class is scheduled to go onSave the number in your phone to reference for both swim lessons and sports.

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: Fridays are make-up days for classes that were rained out, or time may be added on to the end of class throughout the week. The Rain-Out Line will reflect updated make-up information as needed.

Contact Us

For more information, email or call the Recreation Department at (703) 491-2154.

Registration - 2024

Registration Period: Opens April 15 | Closes Thursday Prior to Start of Each Class

Ages: 6 months - Adult

Fee:  Per participant:

  • Early Price (May): $85
  • Price (June, July): $95

Sign Up: Sign up *online* through our Recreation payment system, CivicRec! Create an account with all participating members of your household for future activity registration, or sign into your existing account and select the activity:

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Activities that are FULL online will not allow you to add them to your cart. Spaces are limited, so register early!

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

Level Descriptions

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. 1
  3. 2
  4. 3
  5. 4
  6. 5-6
  7. Adult



Build swimming readiness by emphasizing fun in the water; water exploration


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

What to Bring

Come prepared in a swimsuit with towel, sunscreen and optional goggles. A long-sleeved swim shirt is recommended for young swimmers, especially babies as the water is still very cold during morning sessions. Baby swimmers who are not potty trained must wear a swim diaper.

Withdrawals & Changes

Withdrawal: Prior to close of registration, a refund of the program cost minus $10.00 processing fee will be granted with written email request to recreation@lakeridgeva.com. Refunds will not be granted once registration has closed.

Rescheduling: Prior to close of registration, a $10.00 fee per week, per participant will be charged to change dates for registered activities (based on availability).

Sickness: If a child falls sick after close of registration, a doctor's note must be provided and a $10.00 fee per week, per participant will be charged to change dates for registered activities (based on availability).