Monticello City Pool


Swimming Lessons: Child

Age: 5-16 years old

Registration Deadline: Lesson registration closes 1 week prior to class start date, registration can be completed online (see links above) or in person at the swimming pool during open hours of operation.

Types of classes:

What level is my child?

We follow WSI Learn-to-Swim, please use the chart below as a guideline for choosing your child’s level. If your child has participated in Monticello City swim lessons previously they were provided with a certificate indicating if they passed their level, or if our instructors recommended they repeat  a level. On the first day of class our instructors do their best to evaluate students and will shift them to another class if it will better benefit the student. Students who would like to progress after Level 5 we encourage to participate on swim team.




Learn-to-Swim Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills

  • Orient participants to the aquatic environment and help them gain basic aquatic skills.  
  • Help participants begin to develop positive attitude
  • No skill prerequisites
  • Participants usually start at about 6 years of age

Learn-to-Swim Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Build on the basic aquatic skills and water safety skills and concepts learned in Level 1

Successful demonstration of the Learn-to-Swim Level 1 exit skills assessment

Learn-to-Swim Level 3: Stroke Development

Build on the skills learned in Levels 1 and 2 to help participants achieve basic water competency in a pool environment

Successful demonstration of the Learn-to-Swim Level 2 exit skills assessment

Learn-to-Swim Level 4: Stroke Improvement

Improve participants’ proficiency in performing the swimming strokes that were introduced in Level 3

Successful demonstration of the Learn-to-Swim Level 3 exit skills assessment

Learn-to-Swim Level 5: Stroke Refinement

Help participants refine their performance of all six swimming strokes (i.e., front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke and sidestroke)

Successful demonstration of the Learn-to-Swim Level 4 exit skills assessment

Adult (Master’s Group)

Age: 18+

Class Times: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. During AM Lap Swim times.

Cost: entrance fee

Registration Deadline: No deadline, drop-in’s are welcome

Details: This is a time for adults to focus on their swimming technique. There will be a group leader to assist in running as an improvement drills focusing on improving swim strokes, flip turn techniques, and competitive swimming techniques.