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Swim Lessons

Fall swim lessons registration opens Saturday, August 20, 10:00 am–1:00 pm.Lessons sold on a first-come first-served basis.

Students enrolled in summer lessons will have early fall swim lesson registration on the last two days of summer lessons, Wednesday, August 10 and Thursday, August 11.  After initial registration opens, register for lessons in person at the pool anytime during Lap Swim or Recreation Swim open hours.

Fall Swim Group Lessons
August 30 through October 27, 2016

  • 2 lessons per week for 3 weeks
  • Lessons Tuesday through Thursday
  • $75 per session

Session Dates:
Session 1: August 30 - September 15
Session 2: September 20 - October 6
Session 3: October 11 - 27

Time Levels Available
4:45 pm–5:15 pm Parent/Child* ~ 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

*Parent/Child Session I only.

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).
  • 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:  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.) 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.)

 

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Contact Information

Trefethen Aquatic Center

P: 510.430.2170
E: pool@mills.edu 

Last Updated: 8/5/16