Register for Swim Lessons

We provide American Red Cross swim courses designed to help people of all ages and varying abilities develop their water safety, survival and swim skills. Aquatics youth scholarships are available!

Aquatics Scholarship Form

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Swimmers work through age-appropriate levels as they master basic through advanced skills. At the first class meeting, students will be evaluated and placed into the appropriate level class. Courses are divided into the following areas:

PARENT & CHILD AQUATICS (6 MTHS – 3 YRS) Parent swims with child in this instructor led class that emphasizes fun in the water.

LEARN TO SWIM - PRE-SCHOOL (4 – 5 YRS) After participation in the Preschool Aquatics, children are able to join the American Red Cross Youth Learn-to-Swim with a solid base of fundamental skills. As children progress through the three levels of Preschool Aquatics and the six levels of Learn-to-Swim, they develop swimming and water safety skills that help them become safer and better swimmers.

LEARN TO SWIM - YOUTH (6+ YRS) Six comprehensive course levels help swimmers of all ages and abilities develop swimming and water safety skills. Prerequisite for each level is successful demonstration of the skills from the preceding level (except level 1).

ADULT LEARN TO SWIM (14+ YRS) This class is for ages 14 years and above. Instruction covers a wide range of activities, and is designed for both non-swimmers and those who desire to improve their swimming skills. No prerequisite swimming skills required.

Mail or Drop Off:
East Oakland Sports Center
c/o Aquatics Scholarships
9161 Edes Avenue
Oakland, CA 94603

Email: OPRAquatics@oaklandca.gov
Fax: 510-597-5015