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Summer swim lessons registration opens Saturday, May 7, 10:00 am-1:00 pm. Lesson level availability on first-come first-served basis.

Students enrolled in spring lessons will have early summer swim lesson registration May 2–May 5. After initial registration opens, register for lessons in person at the pool anytime during Lap Swim or Recreation Swim open hours.

Summer Swim Group Lessons
June 20 through August 11

  • 4 lessons a week for 2 weeks
  • Lessons Mondays through Thursdays
  • $100 per session

Session Dates:
Session 1: June 20-30
Session 2: July 5-14**
Session 3: July 18-28
Session 4: August 1-11
**Session 2 prorated one day. Pool closed and no lessons on Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Time Levels Available
10:00 am–10:30 am Parent/Child ~ Preschool ~ Learn-to-Swim Levels I, II, III
10:35 am–11:05 am Preschool ~ Learn-to-Swim Levels I, II, III
11:10 am–11:40 am Learn-to-Swim Levels I, II, III ~ IV, V, VI
11:10 am–12:10 pm 1 Hour ~ Comp Swim (Competitive Swim) ~ $200
11:45 am–12:15 pm Learn-to-Swim Levels IV, V, VI
4:45 pm–5:15 pm Parent/Child ~ Preschool
5:20 pm–5:50 pm Preschool ~ Learn-to-Swim Levels I, II, III
5:55 pm–6:25 pm Preschool ~ Learn-to-Swim Levels I, II, III
6:30 pm–7:00 pm Learn-to-Swim Levels I, II, III ~ IV, V, VI
6:30 pm–7:30 pm 1 Hour ~ Comp Swim (Competitive Swim) ~ $200
7:05 pm–7:35 pm Adult/Teen Lessons

Register in person at the pool during open hours.
Lessons sold on a first come, first serve basis.

Competitive Swimming

In Comp Swim participants will learn strokes and skills they will need and want for comfort, technique and performance in competitive swimming. Taught in a recreational environment, the course includes stroke technique in all four competitive strokes, flip turns, lane etiquette for swim team practice meets, breath control, how to train for comfort and performance, and other competitive swimming skills. This program is designed for children ages 5-14 who are interested in the competitive swimming environment, looking for a healthy and fun exercise, and who want to learn how to become a stronger swimmer.

Comp Swim is a great way to build skills, technique and an aerobic base to prepare for the Junior Mills Swim Team, the "Twisters." The Twisters is a summer program, and will practice June 20-August 11, 2016.

Partial scholarships available based on need and availability.

Private Swim Lessons

  • Offered year around
  • All ages, all skill levels
  • Thirty minute lessons–$40 for one student, $60 for two students (swimmers must be at a similar skill level).
  • Schedule based on your availability and pool times available

To Register: Please come to the pool in person during our open hours. For questions, please email pool@mills.edu, or call 510.430.2170.

*Parking on the Mills College campus will be limited and monitored for parking passes. An official parking pass for the current session is necessary at all times on the Mills College campus. See parking for more details.


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Contact Information

Trefethen Aquatic Center

P: 510.430.2170
E: pool@mills.edu 

Last Updated: 7/22/16