Children’s Swim Lessons Offered at WTSC


Westboro Tennis and Swim Club offers swim lessons for children according to the American Red Cross standard of swim lesson progression.  Namely, swim lessons progress in a fashion from Level 1 to Level 5.  We also strive to keep our instructor-to-student ratio low in order to provide personalized instruction even in a group setting.  With this in mind, your child will be part of a group however unless you opt for private lessons.  Some children benefit more from private lessons than group lessons.

Below are the levels and descriptions of the ability needed to participate in each level.  Keep in mind a couple of things.  We believe it is very important that children not only take skill-level-appropriate classes but also age-appropriate classes.  If you have a child that is not familiar with the water and is a bit older, please contact us and consider some private lessons in order to get your child to a point where he may take lessons with his peer group and not children years younger.  Additionally, each level may actually comprise a wide range of skills.  We do our best to group like swimmers even within each level but it may not always be possible to have a homogeneous group of children even within each level.

At the conclusion of your child’s session, he will receive a written progress report and recommendation as to whether he should remain in the current level or move up to the next level.  We emphasize that this should not be looked at as a pass/fail, but simply communication with the parent as to what skills your child needs to continue to develop if he is to keep taking lessons.  Many children reach a certain level of swim, such as level 4, and choose to move on to our swim team programs in order to reach a more competitive and rewarding outlet for their aquatics skills, while others feel the time commitment is too great and simply progress in swim lessons.


Red Cross Swim Lesson Levels

(for registration dates/times, please see our Program Brochure)

Click here for: Winter 2022 Session 3 Swim Lesson Schedule


Westboro Tennis & Swim Club is located in Central Massachusetts, convenient to surrounding towns such as Northborough, Southborough, Hopkinton, Ashland, Marlborough, Grafton, Shrewsbury, Worcester, Framingham, Holliston, and all other Central Massachusetts and Metro West communities.
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