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Spring Swim Lessons

Spring swim lesson registration opens Saturday, March 4, 10:00 am–12:00 pm.Lesson availability on a first-come first-served basis.

After initial registration, register for lessons in person during and open Lap Swim or Recreation Swim hours.

Spring Swim Lessons
April 3 through May 11, 2017

  • 2 lessons per week for 3 weeks
  • $75 per session

Session Dates:
Session 1: April 3 - April 20
Session 2: April 24 - May 11
Session 3: TBD

Tuesday/Thursday Lessons

Time Levels Available
4:45 pm–5:15 pm Preschool
5:20 pm–5:50 pm Preschool ~ Learn-to-Swim Levels I, II, III
5:20 pm–6:20 pm 1 Hour ~ Comp Swim (competitive swim) ~ $150
5:55 pm–6:25 pm Preschool ~ Learn-to-Swim Levels I, II, III
6:30 pm–7:00 pm Learn-to-Swim Levels IV, V, VI
7:05 pm–7:35 pm Adult/Teen Lessons

Monday/Wednesday Lessons

Time Levels Available
3:45 pm–4:15 pm Preschool
4:20 pm–4:50 pm Preschool ~ Learn-to-Swim Levels I, II, III

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

Parking:  There is no free parking on the Mills College Campus.  An official parking pass for the current session is necessary at all times on the Mills College campus. See parking for more details.

Discounted parking with registration and purchase of group lessons.  Register for any group lesson session, and purchase Fall Parking Permit for $15 for entire Fall (Regular price $35.)

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.  

Basic requirements:  
Ages 5-14
Can swim at last 25 yards freestyle.  
Basic knowledge of other strokes.
Are independent in the water.  Coaches are not in the water. 

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).
  • Please refer to the Private Swim Lesson Hours for availability
Private Swim Lesson Hours  
Morning M/W/F  6:30 am–9:00 am
Evening M/W/F  4:00 pm–7:30 pm
Weekend Sat/Sun  11:00 am–4:45 pm

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



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Contact Information

Trefethen Aquatic Center

P: 510.430.2170
E: pool@mills.edu 

Last Updated: 2/22/17