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Swim Lessons At Greenville Aquatics and Fitness Center

We are working to develop quality programs that fit the needs of our evolving community and adapt to the growing sport of swimming. Please call (252) 329-4043 with any questions or suggestions. We will conduct placement tests upon request.

Please visit the registration page to see the class schedule.

Online registration opens a month prior to the start of class and closes a week before the class. However, paper registration is still taken based on availability of class.

Due to number of participants and/or instructor availability class time can change or be cancelled.

Swim lessons fees for all classes are: (except Sharks)

Fee: $75; Discounted Greenville Resident: $50; GAFC Member: $40

Goggles (that do not cover the nose) are allowed during lessons.

Hair should be tied back during the swim lesson or wear a swim cap.

Guppy I                            PC

Ages: 6 Months–2 Years

This class introduces children and parents to the aquatic environment. The goal of this class is to help parents to be able to keep small children safe in and around water. Babies in diapers must wear rubber pants over their diapers or “Little Swimmer” specialty diapers. Parents/guardians are in the water with child for all class sessions.

Pre-requisites: None

Need to know: Adult in water during classes

Guppy II

Ages 2 to 3

Still focused on safety, this class also helps students learn to become more independent in the water. Classes will start with parents in the water until swimmers and parents are comfortable with parent’s transitioning out of the water.

Pre-requisites: Guppy I or Age 2

Need to know: Adult in water during classes 

Guppy III

Ages 3-4

In this class we emphasize safety through daily safety topics, flotation and kicking. Classes will also begin to learn basic swim mechanics to be able to move independently in the water. Small classes are emphasized so participants have ample practice time and instructor attention.  Students that have successfully passed Guppy III may move up to Jellyfish with instructor permission.

Pre-requisites: Guppy II or age 3

Need to know:   Class is without an Adult.

Jellyfish I- Non-swimmer

Ages: 5–9

 Swimmers are taught basic water safety skills such as floating, entering and exiting the pool. Swimmers will begin to learn swimming mechanics of breathing, kicking and arm pulls. The goal at this level is to be able to jump in the pool, recover, swim to the edge and exit independently.

Pre-requisites: Age 5 or Guppy III

 Jellyfish II - Beginner

Ages: 5-9

Swimmers are taught freestyle, backstroke, jumping, underwater skills, directional changes, treading water and daily safety topics. The goal at this level is to be able to swim 25 yards proficiently. Students should be able to jump in the pool, recover, swim halfway and exit independently at the beginning of class.

Pre-requisites: Jellyfish I or swim halfway with no assistance

Starfish: Intermediate                                                             

Ages: 5 – 15

NEW LEVEL- this is for the swimmers that have successful completed Jellyfish 2 but needs more endurance before joining Dolphins. Swimmers will build on their endurance and fine tune their skills. The goal at this level is to be able to swim 50 yards proficiently in freestyle and backstroke and starting to learn breaststroke.

Pre-requisites: Completing Jellyfish 2 or instructor recommendation. 

 Young Adult                                                             

Ages: 10-15

Specifically for 10–15-year-old beginner and intermediate swimmers. Students will learn at their own pace in an environment that is fun and safe. Includes swim strokes, swimming for fitness and water activities.

Pre-requisites: Age 10 - 15

Need to know:  Class is at a faster pace than Jellyfish!


Ages: 10-15

Participants are taught endurance, stroke development and safety. This level is intended for those wishing to pursue competitive swimming or swimming for fitness. Swimmers should be able to swim 50 yards proficient freestyle and backstroke before the first day of class.  Exit skills include 100 yards proficient freestyle and backstroke, 50 yards proficient breaststroke and 15 yards butterfly.

Pre-requisites: Starfish, Young Adult or swim 50 yards unassisted of Freestyle and Backstroke.

Need to know:  Swimmers should have goggles and swim caps or a way to keep long hair off their face.


Sharks- Advanced

Ages: 16 & up

Designed for advanced swimmers, Sharks focuses on technique and endurance to prepare for competitive swimming or swimming for fitness. Practice is three times a week. We recommend your swimmer attend at least two practices a week.

Pre-requisites: Dolphins or swim 100 yards freestyle and backstroke, 50 yards breaststroke and 15 yards butterfly.

Practice Schedule:  Mondays & Wednesdays   6:30-7:30 PM & Saturdays 8:30 AM - 9:30AM

Fee $105: Discounter Greenville Resident $70: GAFC Member $50     


 Adults                                      Adult Lesson

Ages: 16 & up


Instructors teach basic skills in a logical progression allowing for maximum practice time. Safety, body control and ability in the water are emphasized to help swimmers meet goals. No entry requirement.


Private Swim Lessons- We are currently taking request.

There are many reasons why Private Swim Lessons may be best for you or your child: hectic schedule, skill plateau, upcoming events, or just the preference for one-on-one instruction. Whatever the reason, our Swim Instructors can set up an efficient and comfortable plan for you. Most lessons are 30 minutes in length but can be extended depending on swimmer skill, endurance, and age.

All ages

By appointment only during the months of September to May only.

Currently only offer at the Greenville Aquatic & Fitness Center. 

Call 252.329.4043 for more information.

Member: $20 per half hour

Resident: $25 per half hour

Non-Resident: $38 per half hour