Swim Lessons

Group Swim Lessons are offered to participants ages 6 months and older. GAC private lessons begin at 3 years old. We offer a wide range of skill levels from beginner to fitness swimming. GAC swim lessons are offered year round.

Unsure of your child's swim level?
Please call the GAC at 336-315-8498 to schedule an assessment at no charge! Assessments take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6:00pm - 7:00pm. We are currently not taking appointments for assessments.

If it is your first time registering for lessons with our facility you will need to have your child complete a swim assessment in order to be eligible to register for lessons higher than level one for their respective age group.

Parent/Guardian Letter

Please review prior to the first day of lessons. For all those currently registered for swim lessons.

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Swim School Registration

During this time, swim school lessons are divided into three categories and are all age restricted:

  • Parent/Child Lessons (6 months - 3 years old)
  • Preschool Lessons (3-5 years old)
  • Youth Lessons (6-13 years old)
  • Teen/Adult Lessons (14+ years old)

The Greensboro Aquatic Center reserves the right to move participants down a level for safety purposes. If your child needs to be moved to another level, a spot in another class is not guaranteed for the same session. In the event a spot is not available, a refund or credit may be received.

The Greensboro Aquatic Center offers a Sibling Discount of 10% off lessons for each additional child registered. Discount applied in person ONLY.

Next Registration Dates: Aug 1 - 10, 2022

Registration Opens: 12:00pm

All lessons are non-refundable.

Summer 2022 Group Lessons

For more information, download the informational flyer

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Private Swim Lessons

Group restricted registration assessment cards cannot be used for private lessons. Registration can be done online or in person on the allotted dates.

Once you are scheduled into your time slot for private lessons, the schedule is rigid and is not able to be manipulated. Lessons are not able to be rescheduled by request and are final upon payment. Credit for missed lessons will not be given unless there is a GAC pool closure.

Given the rigid structure of private lessons, please arrive 10 minutes before your private lesson is scheduled to begin to ensure that the swimmer is ready to be in the water for the exact amount of time allotted to them. We must honor everyone's time equally.

Must be at least five years old to register for private lessons.

Next Private Lesson Registration Dates: Aug 1-10, 2022

Registration Opens: 12:00pm

All lessons are non-refundable.

Summer 4 2022 Private Swim Lessons

For more information, download the informational flyer and schedule.

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Adaptive Aquatic Lessons

What are Adaptive Lessons?

Adaptive swim lessons use Applied Behavior Analytic strategies to teach children with special needs. Lessons are created for, but not limited to, those with behavioral, communication, or sensory challenges. Instruction emphasized adapted teaching strategies to accommodate individual abilities, needs, and goals.

Lesson Structure and Pricing

Adapted lessons are generally in (4) or (6) class sessions based on facility availability. Lessons are $10 per lesson and participants must commit to the entirety of the session. Maximum enrollment for each session is 4 participants to ensure a 1 on 1 instructor to participant ratio. All lessons are non-refundable.

How do I register?

Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Participants can register during the allotted registration times as presented on the flyer. You can register either in person or through our online portal for the session that best suits your schedule. If enrollment is full, please add yourself to the waitlist and the GAC staff will reach out if we are able to make any additional accommodations. If you are unsure if your child qualifies for adaptive lessons or have any additional questions, please send an email to john.rife@greensboro-nc.gov.

Summer 2022 Adaptive Aquatic Lessons

For more information, download the informational flyer and schedule.

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2nd Grade Learn-To Swim Extension Program

All graduates of the Greensboro Aquatic Center/Guilford County Learn to Swim Program of the current school year may continue through our Extension Program to learn to swim. It is our goal to provide an instructor during the following hours to assist our graduate students in their aquatic skill development. Class size is limited to 6 students, all classes require a minimum of 3 participants, classes are subject to cancellation if minimum is not obtained.

All lessons are non-refundable.

2nd Grade Extenstion

For more information, download the informational flyer and schedule

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All swim lesson registrations are done through our online portal. Make sure you create a profile and add any children as dependents on the account before attempting to register.

Register Online Now!

If you are experiencing difficulty setting up an on-line account, you may also register by downloading this form and e-mailing a completed copy to: john.rife@greensboro-nc.gov.

Please note that submission of registration does not guarantee a spot in a program.

Please call the GAC at 336.315.8498 with any questions regarding programs and program registration.