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Welcome to the 2024 City of Fresno PARCS Department Swim Lessons Page.
Whether you’re a beginner or want to improve your swimming abilities,
our instructors are here to help.


Our structured program offers a seamless progression through five levels:

Starfish:

  • Parent/guardian enters water with child.
  • Swim instructor guides both guardian and child through lesson.
  • No swim experience.
  • Builds water comfortability.
  • Designed for people who are afraid of getting in the water.

Tadpole:

  • Exposed to basic swimming skills.
  • Breath control, paddling, kicking, and floating.
  • Little to no experience in water.
  • Builds water confidence and comfortability.
  • Learn to open eyes underwater and swim to surface.

Goldfish:

  • Improves on tadpole skills.
  • Introduces buoyancy, body position, propulsion, and coordinated strokes.
  • Teaches beginning foundations of swimming.
  • How to approach turns and beginner strokes.
  • Participants must be comfortable in water.
  • Must be able to open eyes underwater with face fully submerged underwater.

Shark:

  • Increases swimmers endurance and water safety skills.
  • Introduces swimmer to additional coordinated strokes and breathing techniques.
  • Participant must have a foundation in swimming.
  • Student should be able to front crawl/ freestyle for one lap (25 yds) to begin Shark level.

Dolphin:

  • Coordination of movements in order to swim more smoothly and efficiently.
  • Endurance building.
  • Must be proficient in swimming front stroke/ back stroke, floating, breathing, streamline, flipturns, and able to tread water.
  • Must be able to swim 25 yds, (one lap).
  • Will learn breaststroke and butterfly.
  • Goggles are strongly recommended.

Fresno Swim Lessons are available to:

  • Ages 3+
  • All swimming levels
  • Free to City of Fresno residents and Fresno Unified School District students
  • Ages 18+ and non- City of Fresno residents are $50

Registration opens May 28, 2024. Register by using the link below or contact us at 559-621-7529 for more information. 


Edison / Roosevelt / McLane / Hoover / Fresno High

TimeSwim Levels
8:00 AMTadpole/ Goldfish
8:30 AMTadpole/ Goldfish
9:00 AMTadpole/ Goldfish
9:30 AMTadpole/ Goldfish/ Shark/ Dolphin
10:00 AMStarfish/ Tadpole/ Goldfish
10:30 AMTadpole/ Shark/ Dolphin
11:00 AMStarfish/ Tadpole/ Goldfish
11:30 AMTadpole/ Goldfish/ Shark/ Dolphin

Sunnyside / Bullard High

TimeSwim Levels
8:00 AMTadpole/ Goldfish
8:30 AMTadpole/ Goldfish
9:00 AMTadpole/ Goldfish
9:30 AMStarfish/ Goldfish
10:00 AMTadpole/ Goldfish
10:30 AMStarfish/ Goldfish
11:00 AMTadpole/ Goldfish
11:30 AMStarfish/ Goldfish

Edison / Roosevelt / McLane / Hoover / Fresno High

TimeSwim Levels
3:00 PMTadpole/ Goldfish
4:00 PMTadpole/ Goldfish/ Shark/ Dolphin
5:00 PMTadpole/ Goldfish
6:00 PMTadpole/ Goldfish/ Shark/ Dolphin

Sunnyside / Bullard High

TimeSwim Levels
3:00 PMTadpole/ Goldfish
4:00 PMStarfish/ Goldfish
5:00 PMTadpole/ Goldfish
6:00 PMStarfish/ Goldfish

Edison / Roosevelt / McLane / Hoover / Fresno High

TimeSwim Levels
8:00 AMTadpole/ Goldfish
8:30 AMTadpole/ Goldfish
9:00 AMTadpole/ Goldfish
9:30 AMTadpole/ Goldfish/ Shark/ Dolphin
10:00 AMStarfish/ Tadpole/ Goldfish
10:30 AMTadpole/ Shark/ Dolphin
11:00 AMStarfish/ Tadpole/ Goldfish
11:30 AMTadpole/ Goldfish/ Shark/ Dolphin

Sunnyside / Bullard High

TimeSwim Levels
8:00 AMTadpole/ Goldfish
8:30 AMTadpole/ Goldfish
9:00 AMTadpole/ Goldfish
9:30 AMStarfish/ Goldfish
10:00 AMTadpole/ Goldfish
10:30 AMStarfish/ Goldfish
11:00 AMTadpole/ Goldfish
11:30 AMStarfish/ Goldfish

Edison / Roosevelt / McLane / Hoover / Fresno High

TimeSwim Levels
8:00 AMTadpole/ Goldfish
9:00 AMTadpole/ Goldfish/Shark/ Dolphin
10:00 AMStarfish/ Tadpole/ Goldfish
11:00 AMTadpole/ Goldfish/Shark/ Dolphin

Sunnyside / Bullard High

TimeSwim Levels
8:00 AMTadpole/ Goldfish
9:00 AMStarfish/ Goldfish
10:00 AMTadpole/ Goldfish
11:00 AMStarfish/ Goldfish

Frank H. Ball

TimeSwim Levels
8:00 AMTadpole/ Goldfish
8:30 AMTadpole/ Goldfish
9:00 AMStarfish/ Goldfish /Shark /Dolphin
9:30 AMTadpole/ Goldfish
10:00 AMStarfish/ Goldfish /Shark /Dolphin
10:30 AMStarfish/ Tadpole /Goldfish
11:00 AMTadpole/ Goldfish /Shark /Dolphin
11:30 AMStarfish/ Tadpole/ Goldfish

Einstein

TimeSwim Levels
8:00 AMTadpole/ Goldfish
8:30 AMTadpole/ Goldfish
9:00 AMTadpole/ Goldfish
9:30 AMStarfish/ Goldfish
10:00 AMTadpole/ Goldfish
10:30 AMStarfish/ Goldfish
11:00 AMTadpole/ Goldfish
11:30 AMStarfish/ Goldfish

Mosqueda

TimeSwim Levels
5:30 PMTadpole/ Goldfish/ Shark/ Dolphin
6:00 PMTadpole/ Goldfish/ Shark/ Dolphin
6:30 PMTadpole/ Goldfish/ Shark/ Dolphin
7:00 PMTadpole/ Goldfish/ Shark/ Dolphin
7:30 PMTadpole/ Goldfish/ Shark/ Dolphin

Romain

TimeSwim Levels
5:30 PMShark/ Goldfish
6:00 PMShark/ Goldfish
6:30 PMTadpole/ Goldfish
7:00 PMTadpole/ Goldfish
7:30 PMTadpole/ Goldfish

Frank H. Ball

TimeSwim Levels
9:00 AMTadpole/ Goldfish
10:00 AMTadpole/ Goldfish/ Shark
11:00 AMTadpole/ Goldfish/ Shark/ Dolphin

Frank H. Ball

TimeSwim Levels
9:00 AMTadpole/ Goldfish
10:00 AMTadpole/ Goldfish/ Shark
11:00 AMTadpole/ Goldfish/ Shark/ Dolphin

Eistein

TimeSwim Levels
9:00 AMTadpole/ Goldfish
10:00 AMTadpole/ Goldfish
11:00 AMStarfish/ Dolphin

Mosqueda

TimeSwim Levels
5:00 PMTadpole/ Goldfish/ Shark/ Dolphin
6:00 PMTadpole/ Goldfish/ Shark/ Dolphin
7:00 PMTadpole/ Goldfish/ Shark/ Dolphin

Romain

TimeSwim Levels
5:00 PMTadpole/ Goldfish
6:00 PMStarfish/ Goldfish
7:00 PMTadpole/ Goldfish

Frank H. Ball

TimeSwim Levels
9:00 AMTadpole/ Goldfish
10:00 AMTadpole/ Goldfish/ Shark
11:00 AMTadpole/ Goldfish/ Shark/ Dolphin

Einstein

TimeSwim Levels
9:00 AMTadpole/ Goldfish
10:00 AMTadpole/ Goldfish
11:00 AMStarfish/ Goldfish

Mosqueda

TimeSwim Levels
5:00 PMTadpole/ Goldfish/ Shark/ Dolphin
6:00 PMTadpole/ Goldfish/ Shark/ Dolphin
7:00 PMTadpole/ Goldfish/ Shark/ Dolphin

Romain

TimeSwim Levels
5:00 PMTadpole/ Goldfish
6:00 PMStarfish/ Dolphin
7:00 PMTadpole/ Goldfish

Frank H. Ball

TimeSwim Levels
9:00 AMTadpole/ Goldfish
10:00 AMTadpole/ Goldfish/ Shark
11:00 AMTadpole/ Goldfish/ Shark/ Dolphin

Einstein

TimeSwim Levels
9:00 AMTadpole/ Goldfish
10:00 AMTadpole/ Goldfish
11:00 AMStarfish/ Dolphin

Mosqueda

TimeSwim Levels
5:00 PMTadpole/ Goldfish/ Shark/ Dolphin
6:00 PMTadpole/ Goldfish/ Shark/ Dolphin
7:00 PMTadpole/ Goldfish/ Shark/ Dolphin

Romain

TimeSwim Levels
5:00 PMTadpole/ Goldfish
6:00 PMStarfish/ Goldfish
7:00 PMTadpole/ Goldfish
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