Winter 1: Jan. 2 – Feb. 12 | Schedule & Details
Classes meet one day a week, with no classes Nov. 21-27 (a total of six classes)
|Dublin & Dublin School District Residents||Non-Residents|
|Online & In-person Registration||
Dec. 28 – Jan. 1 | 6 am
Dec. 30 – Jan. 1 | 6 am
Dec. 30 – Jan. 1
Payment is due upon registration. You must use a Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or AMEX when registering online. If you prefer to use cash or check you must register in person at the DCRC.
Please check the dates of the swim lesson session closely as refunds will not be issued once the session is in progress. Exceptions may be given for medical reasons with a physician’s note or approval from the Aquatics Supervisor. Full refunds are granted, minus a $15 administrative fee, if requests are made prior to the start of the first class date.
Swim Assessments/Transferring Level
Uncertain of the correct level to enroll you or your child? Try our online assessment tool at DublinOhioUSA.gov/swim-lessons/ or schedule an in-water assessment with our Aquatics Programming Coordinator at 614.410.4597. Upon the first class, instructors will confirm participants are in the proper level. Should the participant need to transfer to another level, availability within the current session is not guaranteed and a partial refund will be issued if other sections are unavailable.
No makeup classes are offered for lessons missed by participants. Lessons canceled due to weather or mechanical issues are made up at a later date at the same time. If pool schedule does not permit, a refund will be issued. All participants receive a call to the phone number provided during registration and are notified of the make-up date. No individual accommodations are made if participants are unable to attend the make-up class provided.
Inclement Weather Policy
During inclement weather, the DCRC facilities maintain normal operating hours unless directed otherwise by the City Manager. In general, DCRC class/activity schedules coincide with Dublin City Schools. Whenever schools are released early for inclement weather, all evening classes at the DCRC are cancelled. When school is cancelled, all daytime DCRC classes are cancelled, and a decision regarding evening classes (those after 4 p.m.) will be made by 2 p.m. Please call the Weather Hotline at 614.410.4946, to find out about weekend or evening classes. All attempts will be made to make up missed classes.
All efforts are made to enroll students off the waitlist if availability exists, communication from the Aquatics Programming Coordinator will occur during the first week of the session. No proration will be provided after the start of the class.
We reserve the right to cancel any class due to low enrollment. All efforts are made to enroll the student into another class within the same session. However, if no availability exists, a full refund is issued.
In order to provide the best learning environment we suggest that family members observe swim lessons from the observation deck located off the upper level track. This allows for less distraction for students and provides a more comfortable environment for spectators. If you find your child continually trying to interact with you during their class, we encourage you to move out of the immediate area so that their attention remains focused on their instructor.
Having more than 20 years’ experience offering year-round swim lessons, we continually strive to be the best swim program in central Ohio. Our instructors go through over 32 hours of intensive classroom and in-water training before taking an exam to be certified as a Water Safety Instructor through the American Red Cross. Additionally, all instructors are CPR certified and BCI background checked. Our instructors are regularly assessed through in-service trainings to ensure lesson quality and consistency.
The mission of City of Dublin Aquatics is to serve the community by providing facilities that exceed industry standards in safety, and premier programming for our residents. Drowning prevention is key to our mission. By working with the American Red Cross we provide a standard of excellence in teaching children and adults water safety.
Swim lesson sessions will be five weeks in length, meeting once a week.
- Parent/Child Levels 2-3: 30 minutes with 15 minutes of exploration
- Preschool Levels 1 -3: 30 minutes with 15 minutes of exploration
- Learn to Swim Levels 1-5: 45 minutes
*During exploration time, instructor will be present to assist and provide feedback to swimmers while they work on skills learned or play games. Parent/guardian/care-giver are more than welcome to join their swimmer in the water during this time.
Instructor to student ratios will be closely monitored to ensure the safety of all participants and quality programming. The class ratios are as follows:
- Parent/Child Levels 1-3: 1:15 pairs
- Parent/ Child Level 4: 1:4 pairs
- Preschool 1-3: 1:4 students
- Levels 1 – 3: 1:6 students
- Levels 4- 5: 1:8 students
- Adult 1 and 2: 1:6 students
*Pairs indicated will require a parent/guardian/care-giver in the water to help aid with skills of swimmer.
Parent and Child
Age: 6 months – 3 years
Levels 1 – 4: Familiarize young children with the water and prepare them for the American Red Cross Preschool courses. These levels are not designed to teach children to swim or to survive in the water on their own but to get them acclimated with water.
Age: 3 – 5 years
Level 1 Swimmers learn the basics of swimming including bobbing, going underwater and jumping in. While being supported in the water, participants will also learn front and back floating, rolling over from front to back and back to front, gliding, flutter kick and front crawl arms.
Level 2 Builds on the basic aquatic skills learned in level 1, including more advance skills such as arm and leg action, and treading.
Level 3 Increases proficiency on basic aquatic skills learned in levels 1 and 2. Provides additional guided practice with increased distances and times.
Learn To Swim
Age: 6 – 14 years
Levels 1-3 See descriptions for Preschool Levels 1-3.
Level 4 This level takes place in the deep end of our competition pool, focusing on the improvement of freestyle breaststroke and backstroke. Basics on how to perform butterfly will be introduced.
Level 5 Swimmers are challenged with stroke refinement as well as endurance enhancement of strokes learned in level 4.
Youth Aquatic Conditioning
Youth Aquatic Conditioning is an offering from the competitive pathway students can pursue upon completion of Level 5. The focus of the program is to continue building endurance and stroke technique on all major competitive strokes. It also encourages swimming as a part of a healthy lifestyle.
Age: 14 & Up
Designed to introduce the inexperienced or fearful adult to become more comfortable in and around the water. Swimmers will learn how to float and to start using combined arm and leg actions.
Building from Adult level 1, swimmers will develop confidence and endurance as novice swimmers and will be introduced to backstroke and breaststroke. For continuation of stroke refinement and endurance, please refer to our Healthy brochure for additional programs.
Adaptive Aquatics Program
Our adaptive aquatics program focuses on water safety, self-confidence, and other physical developmental skills. These classes are taught in a non-competitive environment, and each child progresses at his or her own pace. These classes are geared for children between 5 – 14 years of age with special needs, and we request that all participants be accompanied in the water by a parent or provider. Those interested in registering must call Jodi Shealy at 614.410.4574 for an inquiry of needs.
Notes for Online Swim Registration
Registration for all aquatic lessons is first come, first served using direct online registration, or in person registration at the DCRC on the dates listed. Payment is required at time of registration. We strongly suggest that you print a receipt when you register online. Direct online registration offers participants’ fast and convenient registration results. Registering for an alternative class if you can’t get into your first choice is encouraged, as space and numbers of instructors are limited.
- Keep your brochure close by when enrolling on-line. You will need a class schedule as found online or the brochure, so you have the correct program number.
- Incorrect household information may cause registration difficulties. Should you experience errors due to incorrect ages of your child or other household information, call 614-410-4550 to update your household information, then try again.
- To check the status of your enrollment, follow the instructions on the online registration information page.